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The Policy Currents podcast highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events from the RAND Corporation. Hosted by Evan Banks and Deanna Lee, with new episodes every Friday.

The Policy Currents podcast highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events from the RAND Corporation. Hosted by Evan Banks and Deanna Lee, with new episodes every Friday.
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The Policy Currents podcast highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events from the RAND Corporation. Hosted by Evan Banks and Deanna Lee, with new episodes every Friday.

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English


Episodes

What a border wall can accomplish, confusion over the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, reducing student suspensions

1/11/2019
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We discuss what a border wall could realistically accomplish; walking back the U.S. withdrawal from Syria; how schools can reduce suspensions; the chance of peace in the Taiwan Strait; ways that churches help improve health in their communities; and countering future terrorism. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:07:58

U.S. pressure on North Korea, consumer reactions to data breaches, the U.S. withdrawal from Syria

1/4/2019
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We discuss Kim Jong Un’s latest call for sanctions relief; what happens if consumers stop sharing their personal data; implications of the plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria; trends in teen marijuana use; changes in U.S.-China relations; and strategies for better policing. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:06:11

The Most Popular RAND Research from 2018

12/21/2018
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We discuss RAND’s top research projects from the year. Topics include U.S. gun policy; the diminishing role of facts in American public life; what’s shaping the future of global security; the postwar international order; and China’s approach to modern warfare. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:08:21

Syrian refugees can contribute to local economies, prospects for Brexit, marijuana legalization

12/14/2018
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We discuss Syrian refugees' role in Middle East labor markets; what happens if Britain leaves the EU without a deal; how much influence teachers have in schools; preventing bad behavior at soccer matches; marijuana legalization; and countering violent extremism online. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:07:31

Heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites, the risk of political violence in America, U.S. immigration policy options are limited

12/7/2018
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We discuss what the evidence suggests about heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites; steps to reduce the risk of political violence in America; how to create summer learning programs that can help close the gap between low-income and non-white students and their more-affluent and white peers; why the U.S. immigration system is getting overwhelmed; obstacles facing Japanese forces in their bid to match China's air power; and how Gulf Coast communities can recover from a...

Duration:00:07:02

Deterring aggression abroad, what to do about North Korea, a wellness program that uses the Apple Watch

11/30/2018
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We discuss what makes deterrence effective; North Korean denuclearization; what life is like as an Army private; a wellness program that uses the Apple Watch to incentivize exercise; the U.S.-Saudi relationship; and how libraries are supporting community health. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:05:31

What we know about PTSD, a new research initiative on guns in America, helping kids cope with trauma

11/16/2018
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We discuss myths and facts about PTSD; new support for gun policy research; how U.S. political polarization impacts competition with China; the high stakes of teen vaping; a promising mental health awareness campaign in California; and China’s long-range bomber flights. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:07:53

The challenges facing veterans and their loved ones, a chance for bipartisan infrastructure policy, realignment in the Middle East

11/9/2018
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This week we discuss RAND’s new limited-series podcast, Veterans in America; whether civilian health care providers are prepared to treat veteran patients; how the government could help rebuild America’s infrastructure; what Turkey’s realignment in the Middle East means for Washington; how to measure autonomous vehicle safety; and the costs and benefits of refugee vetting procedures. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:06:57

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, countering Russian social media influence, "Medicare for All" myths

11/2/2018
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In our first episode, we discuss the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and what research tells us about gun policy; how to counter Russian social media influence in the United States; paths toward Korean unification; myths about "Medicare for All" and other single-payer plans; what Angela Merkel's exit means for Germany, Europe, and the world; and what might happen if Palestinians started voting in Jerusalem city elections. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.

Duration:00:06:37

Welcome to Policy Currents!

10/26/2018
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Introducing Policy Currents, a podcast from the RAND Corporation that highlights new research findings, commentary, multimedia, and events. Subscribe now to wrap up your week with us and better understand the world.

Duration:00:01:25