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Policy Radio | Governor Edward Rendell on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper speaks with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on working with all levels of government to improve policy and infrastructure.

Policy Radio | Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer on Addressing the Challenges of Vacant Properties

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with Cook County’s 10th District Commissioner Bridget Gainer about vacant properties in Cook County, the role of the Cook County Land Bank in dealing with those properties, and what opportunities the County has to adapt its residential land use to current demographic trends.

Policy Radio | Cook County Clerk David Orr on Promoting Voters Rights in Chicago and Beyond

This week, Julie Cooper talks with County Clerk David Orr about his work promoting voters’ rights, bringing modern technology to Cook County elections, and what is at stake in making voting more accessible and convenient for everyone.

Policy Radio | Dr. Mark Hammergren on Current Trends in Space Research and Policy

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with Dr. Mark Hammergren of the Adler Planetarium about current space research, trends and politics in the field and how astronomers’ work impacts our daily lives.

Policy Radio | Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Nuaimi, the “Green Sheikh,” on Environmentalism in the Middle East and Around the World

This week, we speak with the Green Sheikh, Abdul Aziz al Nuaimi, about his work as an environmentalist and the importance of direct personal engagement for promoting a sustainable future.

Policy Radio | Richard M. Daley on his partnership with the University of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley about his partnership with the University of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana.

Policy Radio | Special Edition: Derek Eder, Juan Pablo Velez, and OpenGov Hackers on Open Data and Civic-Minded Applications

This week, Julie Cooper ventures out to OpenGov Hack Night for a special edition of Chicago Policy Radio.

Policy Radio | Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura on American Public Opinion of U.S. Foreign Policy

In this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper sits down with two public opinion researchers from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to talk about new trends in the results of the 2012 Chicago Council Survey on American public opinion of U.S. foreign policy.

Policy Radio | Cristal Thomas on Illinois State Government: Present and Future

In this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper sits down with Cristal Thomas, the Deputy Governor of Illinois, to discuss Governor Pat Quinn’s major policy initiatives and what the future holds for Illinois.