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24 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Innovations in Climate Science
Climate change is the most important issue of our day. But sometimes measures that would prevent further global warming can feel so large that it is hard to believe that they would actually happen. So, Julian talked to to Eban Goodstein, the director at a graduate MBA program in sustainable business at Bard, about what is already being done to protect our planet and what else needs to be done.
26 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Effects of Decarceration in California
Mass incarceration is a topic that is widely talked about and the implied solution is that we need fewer people in prison. Dr. Kubrin, a professor at UC Irvine, has researched two California processes (Realignment and Prop 47) that actually decreased prison population.
27 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
How Policing Could Work
2020 was simultaneously a year of a radical reimagining of policing and also a year in which the importance of effective public safety became even more apparent as the United States experienced a huge increase in homicides. David L. Weisburd is the Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and has done a lot of research into how our police can become more effective at preventing violent crime without harming the communities that they are supposed to protect.
47 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Social Networks and Crime
2020 saw homicide and other violent crime spike. Crucial to understanding what policy steps should be taken to prevent violent crime is understanding the root causes of it. Kyshawn Smith is an Assistant Professor at Radford University who studies how social connection can be related to violent crime.
18 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
West Coast Fires
So much is going on this week in the world. There's a lot of bad, like COVID, appalling comments from Trump and the fact that the movie Mulan thanked Chinese government officiants who are committing the genocide of Uigher Muslims. There's also some good, like the election quickly approaching and the fact the Nuggets beat the Clippers!!! With all this going on, Julian talks about the horrifying fires burning the West Coast of the U.S. and how this is the result of climate change. While on the topic of climate change, Julian breaks down what exactly is causing climate change, what the effects are, and how we save the future of our planet.
32 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Back to School
As schools across the country head back to school (virtually or physically), Julian briefly explains the drama around going back to school. Then, Julian talks to New Yorker columnist Keith Gessen about this complex issue in New York City and his experience teaching his pre-school aged son during remote learning. Go rate, like, and subscribe!
15 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
How Social Media Influences Our World View
How do you know what is the truth on social media? This week, Julian gives some tips on which social media apps are best, and how political headlines influence the way we thing.Don't forget to give us a review and 5 stars!Follow us on Instagram @wevegotnextpod
18 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Is politics just doom and gloom? How can kids make change if they can't even vote? This week, Julian gives you some hope. He interviews Abe Rothstien, organizer of March for Our Lives Brooklyn.Don't forget to like, rate, review and subscribe!!Follow us on Instagram @wevegotnextpod
36 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
What's Happening at the Post Office and Why it Matters
This week, Julian explains everything going on at the Post Office. He breaks down the current issue, how we got here, why this is happening, why it matters, and how this can be solved (DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded early Tuesday, August 18) Additionally, Julian finishes the series on the way the Civil War and slavery are taught with an interview of his 7th and 8th grade American History teacher, Vidya Misra. Tune in next Wednesday and don't forget to rate, like, and subscribe. Follow the We've Got Next on Instagram @wevegotnextpod
41 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Sports During Covid and Getting to Know Kamala Harris
This week, Julian breaks down how different sports have fared during the pandemic and introduces Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, both who she is and what she believes in. Additionally, Julian interviews professor Benjamin Railton about the way that the history of the civil war is taught in schools.Resources from Professor Railton (email@example.com)http://americanstudier.blogspot.com <http://americanstudier.blogspot.com/> https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538143421/Of-Thee-I-Sing-Competing-Visions-of-American-Patriotism https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538128541/We-the-People-The-500-Year-Battle-Over-Who-Is-American https://books.google.com/books?id=F0VMDQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false http://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-Exclusion-Act-ebook/dp/B00CJ7EHUG http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/redefining-american-identity-benjamin-railton/?K=9780230112063Don't forget to review and subscribe!Follow us on Instagram @wevegotnextpod
76 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Racism and Reparations
This week, Julian interviews Kirsten Mullen, author of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century. They discuss her childhood in Jim Crow Texas and what reparations mean in 2020.Like this podcast? Don't forget rate, review and subscribe!Follow the podcast on Instagram @wevegotnextpod
33 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
WTF is Happening in Portland and AOC's message
This week, Julian breaks down AOC's response to sexism, explains what is happening to protesters in Portland, and interviews Attorney Hal Brewster.Don't forget to like, rate review and subscribe!Follow us on Instagram @wegotnextpod
43 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Vote By Mail and Ranked Choice Voting with Special Guest Mark Rush
This week Julian discusses voting by mail. He interviews Mark Rush, Professor of Politics and Law and Director of Center for International Education, Washington and Lee University. They discuss gerrymandering, ranked choice voting, and the Voting Rights Act.Don't forget to like, rate, review and subscribe!Follow We've Got Next on Instagram @wevegotnextpod
32 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Interview with NY State Senator Jabari Brisport
For the third episode, we switch it up a little. Instead of having a specific topic, Julian talked to New York’s first queer black State Senator about his journey into politics, his identity, Democratic Socialism, money in state politics and his policy positions. Follow him on Instagram @jabariforstatesenateTune in next Wednesday for the next episode of We’ve Got Next. Subscribe to the Pod whenever you get your podcasts and follow @wevegotnextpod on Instagram.
42 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
The Electoral College, Gerrymandering, and Voter Suppression Laws
For the second episode Julian talks about the many things that seemingly contradict our idea of democracy and how they are unjust. Among these are the structural injustices in the Senate and the electoral college, the practice of gerrymandering, and laws and practices that aim to further disenfranchise historically oppressed groups. Julian breaks down each of these practices and portrays the effects of these unjust policies. Joining the pod is Theodore S. Arrington, whose illustrious career has included: being the head of the Political Science department at UNC, serving as the Chair of the Board of Elections in Charlotte/Mecklenburg, testifying as an expert witness in over 40 voting rights cases, and advising both local governments on redistricting and candidates running for office. Follow @wevegotnextpod on Instagram Subscribe to the pod wherever you get your podcasts, and look out for a new episode on every Wednesday.
34 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Police and Reform
For the first ever episode Julian talks about the problems in policing that have become glaring over the past month. In this episode he discusses the problems in policing, the history of how these flaws became the norm, and what the options are for reforming the system. Joining the pod as a special guest is former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and current Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice which is a think tank for prosecutors and communities.
3 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
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