New America Podcasts

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Asset Building Podcast: The Young and the Entrepreneurial

December 5, 2012
Zeenat Rahman, the State Department's special adviser on Global Youth Issues and Director of the Office of Global Youth Issues, talks to Global Assets Project Director Jamie Zimmerman about the critical role the under-30 crowd is playing in the global economy, and what we can do to help them achieve their full economic potential. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.

The Sidebar: The National Security Gender Gap and the Truth About Egypt

November 30, 2012
Tara Maller explains why the next CIA director should be a woman and Jonathan Guyer joins from Cairo to discuss what's really going on in Egypt. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.

Education Watch Podcast: What Makes a Toy Educational?

November 27, 2012

In honor of holiday shopping, Lisa Guernsey of New America and Claire Green of Parents' Choice discuss children's toys. Laura Bornfreund of New America reviews new data on how many children are held back in school. Maggie Severns hosts.

The Sidebar: The Lame Duck Session

November 16, 2012
Marc Goldwein and Tamar Jacoby discuss two political issues that are gaining traction in the lame duck session: avoiding the fiscal cliff and tackling immigration reform. Konstantin Kakaes hosts.

Education Watch Podcast: New Findings on D.C. Schools' Education Reforms

November 12, 2012
Dan Weisberg of The New Teacher Project and Anne Hyslop of the New America Foundation discuss new findings on IMPACT, D.C.'s controversial teacher performance evaluations. Maggie Severns hosts.

The Sidebar: Post-Election Reflection and the Republican Reboot

November 9, 2012
Garance Franke-Ruta, Gabriel Sherman, and Gregory Rodriguez recap what happened on election night and where the country, the electorate, and the Republican Party go from here. Elizabeth Weigarten hosts.

New America Podcast: In Between His Lines

November 8, 2012
Listen to what New America's analysts were thinking while President Obama outlined his second term policy priorities during Tuesday night's victory speech.

The Sidebar: Perfect Storm, Flawed People

November 2, 2012
Amanda Ripley and Haroon Moghul Discuss Hurricane Sandy and how the roles of government and election politics come to light during a disaster. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.

New America NYC: Can Megacities be Resilient?

November 1, 2012
On October 24, Leah Cohen, New York City's climate resilience advisor; Steven Koonin, inaugural director of NYU's new Center for Urban Science and Progress; and David Biello, energy and environment editor at Scientific American had a wide-ranging discussion on how cities will cope with a century of accelerating change.

Education Watch Podcast: The Highs and Lows of New Teacher Evaluation Laws

October 31, 2012
More than 20 states have recently passed legislation establishing new systems for how they evaluate teachers. Sara Mead of Bellwether Education Partners and Laura Bornfreund of New America discuss the potential consequences of these rapid policy changes. Maggie Severns hosts.
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