Podcasts

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CPI's podcasts, hosted by Diantha Parker, feature discussions of cutting-edge research on poverty, inequality, and social policy. Funding comes from the Elfenworks Foundation, The Russell Sage Foundation, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Podcast Episodes

The Lasting Impacts of SNAP and EITC

  • Diantha talks with UC Davis economist Hilary Hoynes about how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can help to reduce poverty...permanently.
  • Listen to the podcast below or right-click here to download

Changes to Federal Aid Programs

Will the Occupy Movement have Legs?

  • Diantha talks with University of Arizona sociologist Lane Kenworthy and the Pew Charitable Trust's Paul Taylor about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and what research on recessions and public opinion spell for its future.
  • Listen to the podcast below or right-click here to download

Are Unplanned Pregnancies Always Unplanned?

Fertility and the Recession in Red and Blue

Learning from Recoveries Past

Are Americans Getting Stingier?

  • Diantha talks with Stanford political scientist Rob Reich about America's large decline in charitable giving. Find out whose giving has declined the most, which organizations have escaped this fate, and how some organizations have increased their fundraising in the recession
  • Listen to the podcast below or right-click here to download

The Big Chill in Consumer Spending

  • Diantha talks to Stanford economist Luigi Pistaferri about what's happened to Americans' spending habits in the Great Recession and its aftermath — and what this means for the future
  • Listen to the podcast below or right-click here to download

Disconnected Young Adults in the Great Recession

  • Diantha talks to University of Wisconsin economist Tim Smeeding about one of the groups being hit hardest by the Great Recession — young, undereducated men — and what we can do to help reconnect them to the labor force
  • Listen to the podcast below or right-click here to download

The Great Destruction of Household Wealth

Piecing Together the Puzzle of Executive Pay

  • Diantha talks to Alex Edmans, Jesse Fried, and Robert Frank about just what is going on with skyrocketing executive pay in recent years — and what to do about it
    • Erratum: at the 3:17 mark, Dick Fuld is mistakenly identified as the CEO of AIG; Dick Fuld was actually the CEO of Lehman Brothers
  • Listen to the podcast below or right-click here to download

Refashioning Income Supports for Children in Poverty

  • Diantha talks to Greg Duncan about new evidence suggesting a radically different approach to income support policies targeted at low-income families
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This publication was supported by Grant Number AE00101 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and awarded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, or Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration.