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George Washington's Farewell Speech
I have waited entirely too long to upload a new episode. While I get the next one together, here's a reading of one of George Washington's more famous speeches. He challenges Americans to love the nation they have built and set aside their petty differences. This seems like a particularly poignant notion considering present politics.
Guns! Perspectives English and French
Season two has arrived! In this campaign season, join me in discussions about international perspectives on American domestic issues. It seems like every educated person all over the world has their own (often well-informed) opinion on American political and social issues. I'm seeing to gain a bit of wisdom from the non-American folk I meet in France. This basically makes me Thomas Jefferson, right? In this episode, you will be meeting two dear friends of mine. Dan and Clement. Dan is...
18F And A More Agile United States With Zachary Cohn
Zachary Cohn was the first person I thought of when I decided to make a podcast in which I interview people working with the public sector. He has an impressive list of accomplishments, but the one we're discussing today is his recent work with 18F. 18F is a rather young government agency housed under the General Services Administration. Their purpose is to support agencies in transforming the way they deliver digital services and technology products. Zac has spent the last two years working...
Dissolving a Village With Dale Holderman
As promised, I have re-edited this episode to cut it down to a reasonable time and actually add the intro and outro. This interview is one of the first conversations I wanted to have when Tyler 2040 was first conceived. In 2013, my hometown of Keeseville, NY, ceased to exist. The village had voted to dissolve into the two surrounding towns of AuSable and Chesterfield. At the time, that was the craziest thing I had ever heard. Looking back, it's sort of like the UK voting to leave the EU. My...
Health Care By Otto Von Bismarck
After a long cold open, I'm talking to you about my experiences and some basic research into the Bismarck model of national health care. This is the system used in Germany, Japan, and France. Check out these resources to learn more. Healthcare Triage's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/thehealthcaretriage The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XQEVMQ ISBN: 0143118218
Defending The Public With Jacob M. Painter
I sit down with Jacob M. Painter, Attorney-at-Law on his home turf in Clinton County, New York to discuss public defense. Public defense is the assignment of a defense attorney to an individual who is unable to afford one. The defendant does not pay out-of-pocket for this, as it is a right guaranteed by law for lower income individuals. We talk about the details of how the process works, touch on his experiences, and I get an in-depth explanation of bail. If you're ever looking for an...
Field Trip! City Council In Poplar Bluff
Tyler 2040 is on the road! I crashed a city council meeting in Poplar Bluff, MO. I learned a lot! And it gave me just a little bit more hope for our current government systems. I'm going to keep doing these field trips, and if you want, I'll keep sharing with you. Please go to the Tyler 2040 page on Facebook and leave me some comments. I'd love to chat about this experience with you. Specifically, this was the January 17th, 2017 meeting, which you can find at the Poplar Bluff City Council...
Invoicing Scientists at UW with Elena O'Neill
Welcome to Tyler 2040. This is the second part of my interview with Elena O'Neill, who was working as a fiscal analyst in the grants and contracts department of the University of Washington, In this second part, Elena and I are discussing her duties and the important role of university research. Elena's infectious energy made this an exciting episode for me, and I hope you enjoyed it too. If you want more Tyler 2040, including the first half of this interview, you can find the podcast on...
Get Your Lean On with Elena
Elena is a fiscal analyst in the grants department of the University of Washinton in Seattle, WA. This is part one of two of our interview. In this first part, we delve into some bits that may help you feel a bit more optimistic about processes in the public sector. Elena was part of a departmental transition toward Lean process improvement. In part 2, we'll talk more about grants and research at UW and Elena's specific role in the process. Look for part two next week. Happy Thanksgiving!...
Tyler Is Sharing His Political Philosophy
In this episode, I will share my political philosophy with you. I'm giving you a high-level description of how I believe government, citizens, and media work together to make a nation function well. I'm also unveiling my positions on some hot-button issues. If you've been wondering just how I feel about minimum wage and ab that matter so much to so many but so little when considering ortion, this is the podcast for you! You can find the script to this podcast as well as original essays and...
What a Bill is Worth with Rachelle Harris
I sit down with Rachelle, who is a Fiscal Analyst for the Washington State Legislature. We talk about prisons, extreme extroversion, and how a given bill is broken down impartially to allow the legislature to consider economic factors appropriately.
Keeping Vermont Green with Austin Davis
Welcome to Episode 2 of the podcast! This time I'm speaking with Austin Davis. Austin works with environmental activist organization 350VT and is a registered lobbyist in the state of Vermont. We discuss the unique ability of small states to test drive policy, the infamous Act 250, and what it really means to lobby a politician. (Reupload)
Fixing Africa with Bayo
I am joined by a young man named Bayo. Bayo is an MIT grad who was born in Nigeria and has lived and worked in the US for much of his life. Now he's seeking to give back to his homeland in a big way. Bayo's goal is to modernize the Nigerian economy and propogate that model throughout all of Africa. It's the boldest project I've ever heard a single person try to tackle.