Policy Outsider

10 EpisodesProduced by Rockefeller Institute

Policy Outsider from the Rockefeller Institute of Government takes you outside the halls of power to understand how decisions of law and policy shape our everyday lives.

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10. And Yet I'm Here

June 25th, 2019

37:09

We return to Sullivan County, New York, with our Stories from Sullivan researchers to hear directly from a group of people in recovery at Catholic …

9. How to Reduce Gun Homicides

May 31st, 2019

45:08

The debate about gun violence in the U.S. seems to be dominated by division and policy paralysis. But it doesn't have to be. Some of the most …

8. A Gateway Drug for Federalism

April 26th, 2019

23:29

What happened to legalized adult-use marijuana in New York and New Jersey? We sit down with Rockefeller Institute Chief of Staff and Fellow Heather …

7. Learning to Research Like a Pro

April 1st, 2019

22:36

The Rockefeller Institute's Center for Law & Policy Solutions partners undergraduate research interns from the University at Albany with policy …

6. Digging into Student Debt in New York

February 22nd, 2019

23:02

Forty-two percent of college graduates in New York State carry some amount student debt, with an average debt load of about $30,000. We sit down with …

5. Who Gives and Who Gets

January 18th, 2019

16:39

In the balance of payments between states and the federal government, some states "win" and some states "lose." We speak with the authors of our new report, "Giving or Getting? New York's Balance of Payments with the …

4. Mankind v. Machines

January 10th, 2019

28:24

Artificial intelligence and automation technologies are bringing massive change to labor, the economy, ethics, and society. The question now is how …

3: Dynamite Youth

November 21st, 2018

35:17

We take a trip to Sullivan County, New York, with the researchers behind the Rockefeller Institute's long-term study of the opioid epidemic to hear …

2: From the Glass Ceiling to the Sticky Floor: Closing the Pay Equity Gap from the Bottom Up

October 30th, 2018

1:40:55

Whereas the "glass ceiling" refers to the last barriers a woman faces on the corporate ladder, the "sticky floor" refers to the first barriers that …

1: In the Weeds with Heather Trela

October 19th, 2018

21:23

How can states legalize something that is illegal under federal law? Rockefeller Institute Chief of Staff and Fellow Heather Trela explains the growing tension between states and the federal government over marijuana …

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