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This feed includes all MP3 recordings published on NewAmerica.net, from short interviews to full-length event audio.

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New America NYC: Moving the Debate on Working Parenthood Forward

June 24, 2013
The United States lags behind the rest of the developed world in implementing constructive family policy that supports the evolving demands and desires of working parents. Often lost in the debates about “having it all” and “leaning in” is a discussion about specific structural and cultural barriers making it difficult to reconcile parenthood with a career. What exactly are these barriers, and how can we better address them, both as individuals and as a society? What can we do to foster a culture that supports meaningful adult life beyond parental and professional obligations?
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The Sidebar: Mind Games

June 20, 2013
Ali Gharib on what Iran's new president could change; Annie Murphy Paul explains how tech, and reading, affect intelligence and empathy. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.
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New America NYC: Iraq: Remembering a Forgotten War

June 13, 2013
Just 10 years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq is already being called the “Forgotten War.” News organizations began scaling back on-the-ground reporting there soon after the U.S. declared an end to major combat operations in May 2003, and today only a handful of foreign bureaus remain in Baghdad.
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The Sidebar: Insecure

June 13, 2013
Shane Harris highlights the worst of the NSA leaks; Tamar Jacoby is hopeful for Senate passage of immigration reform. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.
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Education Watch Podcast: Bringing Data to the Classroom

June 10, 2013
Managing Editor Fuzz Hogan discusses with Education Policy Program Associate Clare McCann and former Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Cohen Kabaker the potential that data holds for improving teachers' instruction in K-12 classrooms. They debate the merits and challenges of data-driven instruction in light of a new report exploring two states' efforts to give teachers the data skills they'll need for the 21st century.

The Sidebar: Same-Sex Knots and Susan Rice's World

June 6, 2013
Ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Prop 8 and DOMA, Liza Mundy dives into the psychology of same-sex marriage versus heterosexual unions – explaining what same-sex couples can teach straight ones. Doug Ollivant reacts to President Obama's decision to appoint Susan Rice as National Security Adviser, and catches us up on the latest Middle-East turmoil. Elizabeth Weingarten and Fuzz Hogan host.

In The Tank: Bacon, China and the American Farmer

May 31, 2013
What does it mean when a Chinese company buys Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the U.S.? This podcast has all the answers. Chris Leonard, a Schwartz fellow who has just completed a book on the industrial meat system, and Lina Khan, Policy Analyst at the Markets, Enterprise and Resiliency Initiative, talk about the proposed purchase and its potential impact on the American farmer and you. Fuzz Hogan hosts.

In The Tank: Detroit Gone Wired

May 30, 2013
For most of us, connecting to the Internet requires a few clicks or iPhone finger swipes. For a group of Detroit residents, it involved, among other things, climbing to the top of a local church roof to install wireless nodes. It was all part of the Digital Stewards Program, an Open Technology Institute initiative that teaches community leaders from underserved communities how to build WiFi networks. The stewards are about to graduate from the 16-week program.
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In The Tank: Moms as Breadwinners and the Family of the Future

May 30, 2013
Now that Pew has found that women are the main breadwinners in two of every five U.S. families, this raises the same questions we've been asking about the changing nature of work in America and its impact on gender roles and the family. Looking ahead, what will this conversation look like when today's high schoolers are winning the bread, be they men or women? Schwartz Fellows Liza Mundy and Brigid Schulte joined David Gray, Director of New America's Workforce and Family Program to answer that question in this In The Tank podcast.
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The Sidebar: Lessons from Lincoln and Revenue Revelations

May 30, 2013
Incoming New America Fellow Matthew Pinsker tells President Obama what he can learn from that other Illinois President about dealing with bitter Congressional partisanship and transcending scandals. Schwartz Fellow Katherine Mangu-Ward looks at the biggest takeaways from the IRS scandal, and questions whether the role of the service should change. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.
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