Business/Economics

The Impact of Health Care Reform – Ep.664

Kevin Hayden, the president of State Sponsored Business at Wellpoint, delves into the history of Medicaid; why it was enacted, whom it serves, and what is covered.

Getting "Civilized" About Deficit Reduction – Ep. 658

Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.

The Role of Community Foundations in Building Civil...

Kathleen Woit, President, Madison Community Foundation.

Kathleen Woit discusses the changes to the concept of philanthropy, explaining how it has moved from just fund raising to a concept based more in community foundations.

Health Care Access: Community Needs and Approaches that...

Barbara Snell, CEO of University Community Health Centers, Vanderbilt University.

Barbara Snell offers insight into how the two different communities of Madison and Nashville adopted new and innovative ways to address health care access within the last 10 years.

Building Civil Society Through the Non-Profit Sector -...

Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.), The Ford Foundation.

Barry Gaberman looks at the concept of philanthropy in the context of civil society, focusing first on individual philanthropy. He goes on to discuss organized philanthropy as well as corporate philanthropy.

Sustainable Thinking in an Age of Energy Challenges - Ep....

Mike Dalecki, PhD, Dept. of Sociology, UW-Platteville.

Mike Dalecki offers new ways to look at our usage of energy, focusing on the lenses of sociology, economics and history.

Is Organic/Fair-trade Agriculture Sustainable? - Ep. 374

Jeremy Weber, PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison. Weber challenges assumptions about the benefits of Fair Trade coffee by examining the disconnection between promotional materials and reality, and the marginalization of economically disadvantaged producers and groups.

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