Policy in Practice

Predicting Crime: Is Stealing a Car Like Choosing a Restaurant?

Jeff Brantingham of UCLA discusses the predictability of crime, the distinction between crime and criminality, and modeling patterns in the noise.

Focus on Finance: A Metropolis in the Desert

Neal Young from the City of Phoenix talks about sustainable growth, transportation, solar energy, budgeting, and pensions in the nation’s Sunbelt.

Policy Radio | Senator Claire McCaskill on Representing a Politically Diverse State in a Divided Congress

This week, David Spearman speaks with Senator McCaskill about the challenges of working in a divided congress and representing a politically diverse state.

Policy Radio | Linda Shapiro, Chief Strategy Officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, on Innovations in Cook County Healthcare

Linda Shapiro of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System speaks about innovative approaches to serving diverse populations and leadership strategies in health care.

Buying Health Insurance in Illinois: The Other Item on Your New Year Wish List

The Executive Director of GetCoveredIllinois, the state-federal partnership health insurance marketplace in Illinois, discusses the marketplace’s recent launch and what is next.

Focus on Finance: Bringing Private Sector Experience to Philadelphia

The Treasurer for the City of Philadelphia, Nancy Winkler, discusses applying expertise from 28 years in financial consulting to reinvent the City’s financial fortunes.

Focus on Finance: the Push and Pull of Los Angeles Labor Negotiations

Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana shares how the City of Los Angeles has shrunk its structural deficit, lowered its pension liabilities, and increased its reserves.

Focus on Finance: Funding Pensions in the Windy City

Chicago’s CFO explains the city’s immense financial challenges, her insights, and why she’s optimistic for the future.

Balancing the Future of Free Trade Agreements

Phil Levy discusses the challenges of free trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The Great Recession Five Years Later: How Washington Made Things Worse

Princeton Political Science Professor Nolan McCarty talks about his new book and the role of political bubbles in financial crises.

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