Ep. 13: Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 1)

In this episode I talk with Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor in Chief of the Cornell Policy Review, about his experience in government and policy in both India and the United States. We discuss what motivated him to move from the private sector, where he worked for Right Management, to the public sector. Arpit discusses how we can use systems thinking to analyze and create useful new policies, and how the Cornell Policy Review uses this type of thinking in their research and writing. In addition to in-depth policy discussions, Arpit tells us about how his experience in India contrasts with his work in the United States. We also talk about his work for the Huffington Post and the South Asian Journal. Check back soon for the second part of our interview! … More Ep. 13: Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 1)

Ep. 12: Timothy Buck, Co-Founder of Read A Bill

Timothy Buck, Co-Founder of¬†Read A Bill, tells us more about his project. We discuss the story behind Read A Bill, the importance of accessibility and objectivity, and what exactly the Apple Plug is… … More Ep. 12: Timothy Buck, Co-Founder of Read A Bill

Ep. 11: Privacy and Police Body Cameras Part Two

In the second part of the Privacy and Police Body Camera series, I review the actual text of California Assembly Bill 748 (AB 748). With sublime ice cream analogies, we manage to break a complicated piece of legislation into manageable bites. During the last segment I review¬†Baby Driver, a new action movie starting Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey. … More Ep. 11: Privacy and Police Body Cameras Part Two

Ep. 10: Privacy and Police Body Cameras Part One

In the first part of the Police Body Camera Episode, we analyze the impacts of instituting body cameras in local police forces. Body worn cameras increase accountability and decrease costs for departments. However, they bring about serious concerns about privacy. The discussion stems from the proposal of California Assembly Bill 748, introduced by Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). AB 748 would require all police agencies to create policies regarding the release of body cam footage to the public. Of course, I wouldn’t forget the ice cream analogies. … More Ep. 10: Privacy and Police Body Cameras Part One