Explainer Episode 8 – The Community Reinvestment Act

Passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was intended to encourage banks and other financial institutions to lend to lower-income individuals in their communities. Has the CRA succeeded in this goal or is there room for improvement? Aaron Klein and Diego Zuluaga weigh in on this important question.

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Deep Dive Episode 83 – Medicare for All

In this episode, Roger Klein and Adam Broad debate the merits of the increasingly prominent “Medicare for All” proposal for healthcare. The discussion is moderated by Courtney Hughes.

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Explainer Episode 7 – Carpenter v. United States

In this episode, Ashley Baker and Jennifer Huddleston discuss the implications of the famous privacy case, in which the Supreme Court decided that the warrant-less seizure of the plaintiff’s cell phone records violated his Fourth Amendment rights.

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Explainer Episode 6 – Regulating Biometric Access Technologies

With emerging debates around facial recognition technology, the issue of regulating biometric access technologies has become more prominent. San Francisco, notably, has banned government use of facial recognition, and states like Illinois and Texas have also begun more aggressive regulations on biometrics. The implications of these technologies and the rules to limit their use with regard to civil liberties are explored and explained in this podcast.

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Deep Dive Episode 82 – A Preview of County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

In this episode, Brianne Gorod, Glenn Roper, and Donald Kochan discuss the implications of the recently argued Supreme Court Case County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, which touched issues of interpretation in the enforcement of the Clean Water Act.

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Deep Dive Episode 81 – Vertical Integration in Broadcasting: A Cause for Concern?

What can the United States learn from Canada, a broadcasting market with higher levels of vertical integration and cross-media ownership? Brad Danks and William Rinehart discuss in a conversation moderated by Paul Beaudry.

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Deep Dive Episode 80 – New Executive Orders Directing Agency Guidance

How significant are these orders? What impact will they have on regulatory policymaking? What has been the initial reaction to these new measures?

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Tech Roundup Episode 4 – The Future of Drone Policy: A Discussion with Sen. Mike Lee

In this episode, Adam Thierer and Brent Skorup speak with Senator Mike Lee on the current state of drone regulation. The senator speaks to his proposal for a cooperative, federal solution to regulatory holdup in drone technology innovation.

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Deep Dive Episode 79 – An Update on Gundy v. United States

Gundy v. U.S. has enormous implications for how much power federal bureaucrats can be given by Congress. In this episode, panelists discuss this case and a potential future without such extensive power for federal agencies.

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Deep Dive Episode 78 – FTC’s 21st Century Hearings

With the conclusion of the Federal Trade Commission’s 21st Century Hearings, the agency is finalizing several reports concerning the state of competition in the US, vertical mergers, the consumer welfare standard, and privacy.

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