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Matters of Policy & Politics

Matters Of Policy & Politics: The Undereducated Generation?

interview with Paul E. Peterson, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The long-term effects of shutting down college classrooms for multiple semesters.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Mixed Cyber Signals?

interview with Jacquelyn Schneider, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

How cyberwarfare factors into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Sacramento’s Rebate Debate

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalen, Jonathan Movroydisvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, March 24, 2022

The feasibility of the California rebates, plus the latest on California’s K-12 math curriculum, the Golden State’s role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and the centrists’ inability to advance criminal justice reforms.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Whither The Biden Bounce?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

American public sentiment towards the war in Ukraine, inflation, a possible COVID relapse, as well as partisan primary outcomes as the midterm elections approach.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: The Hornet’s Nest Over The Door

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalen, Jonathan Movroydisvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, March 11, 2022

How market volatility may upend state budgeting, the latest on K-12 ethnic studies, the future of UC-Berkeley student enrollment, plus the field of contenders looking to oust Gavin Newsom this November.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Did Europe Take The Red Pill?

interview with Bjorn Lomborg, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Ways for developed nations to reduce energy independence and battle climate change without necessarily devastating economies and lifestyles.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Ukraine’s George Washington – Or Martyr

interview with Paul R. Gregory, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

How to interpret news coming out of Eastern Europe, and the makeup of Ukrainians and Russians.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: “Nothing Is Over Until We Decide It Is”

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalen, Jonathan Movroydisvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Is the San Francisco recall a harbinger of political rebukes to come and is Gavin Newsom’s prolonged “emergency” an abuse of executive authority?

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Schools Are “The Other”

interview with Austin Beutner, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Lessons learned as the head of the nation’s second-largest school system during the pandemic.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Headbangers’ Ball

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalen, Jonathan Movroydisvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Why this annual exercise in futility, the easing of mask mandates, the challenges in fast-tracking new housing construction, and adding more yellow school buses across the Golden State isn’t as straight forward as it may seem.

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Matters of Policy & Politics is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to matters of governance and balance of power at home and abroad. It is hosted by Hoover fellow Bill Whalen.

As the successor to Hoover’s Area 45 podcast, which focused on Trump-era issues and controversies, Matters of Policy & Politics will examine the direction of federal, state, and local leadership and elections, with an occasional examination of national security and geopolitical concerns, all featuring insightful analysis provided by Hoover Institution scholars and guests.

Podcasts will be released weekly, with engaging topics and fellows.