Public Interest Podcast

Public Interest Podcast

Latest Episodes

Money's Veil Over the American Dream, Tim Roemer, former Ambassador, Congressman, & 9/11 Commission Member
March 17, 2020

Tim Roemer, former Ambassador to India, former Congressman from Indiana, and a former member of the 9/11 Commission, speaks about the insidious influence of money in politics, about free trade, security, and respect through civic discourse.   Ambass

Saving the Children, Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network
March 10, 2020

Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network, former Maryland state delegate, and biographical author, speaks the importance of early childhood education and development, of his work providing a voice to those without a seat at the politic

Weaning America Off of Oil, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club
March 03, 2020

Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, speaks on his efforts to curb climate change by investing in renewable energy and by reducing our dependence upon fossil fuels.   Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:

Sanctuary Cities, Homeless Shelters, & a Growing Tax Base, Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, Oregon
February 25, 2020

Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, speaks about his work caring for the vulnerable in their search for affordable housing, healthcare, and financial security has led to increased economic security for the citizens of Portland.  Subscribe and le

Balancing N. Korea, Iran, Baltimore, and Annapolis, Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator
February 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin [D-MD] speaks to his time advancing the public interest through elected office both within terms of actual policies that he has enacted and in terms of the anecdotal impact that he has had on citizens' lives. He demonstrates his t

Intelligent Design: Artificial Intelligence as a New Species, Roman Yampolskiy, Computer Science Professor
February 04, 2020

Professor Roman Yampolskiy, Founding Director of the University of Louisville's Cybersecurity Laboratory, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) will soon surpass humans as the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, in effect becoming the world's fir

Interdisciplinary Inclusivity, Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College
January 20, 2020

Elizabeth Bradley, President of Vassar College and Founder of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, speaks about the need for liberal arts institutions to promote diversity, inclusivity, and interdisciplinary learning among the student body. Subsc

Beer and Congress, David Trone, Owner of Total Wine & More
January 13, 2020

David Trone, owner and co-founder of Total Wine & More and two-time Democratic candidate for Maryland's 8th and 6th Congressional Districts, speaks about entrepreneurship, business, his history of philanthropic giving to the ACLU, and his progressive

Conserving Our Tax Dollars
October 08, 2019

Cliff Stearns, former Republican Congressman from Florida, Executive Director of APCO Worldwide's DC office, President of the Association of Former Members of Congress,  former primary liaison between the House of Representatives and the European Pa

Genocide in Sudan: You're Making a Killing with Your Fidelity 401(k)
October 01, 2019

Eric Cohen, Founder of Investors Against Genocide, explains the historical origins of the multiple genocides that have been raging in Sudan since 1989. He elaborates upon the ruling regimen's reliance on oil revenue to fund their genocidal campaigns, how