What are semiconductors and why are they so important in our digital age? Does it matter if they’re made in the United States?

On this episode, Shane speaks with John Neuffer, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association, about this crucial industry. They discuss the outsized importance of this tiny piece of hardware, the state of the industry today, and the challenges it faces moving forward.

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In the inaugural episode of The Deep Dive, host John Lettieri sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Scott Winship, one of the country’s leading experts on economic mobility and inequality, who serves as Executive Director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. Scott and John discuss the latest research on social capital in the United States, the persistence of the “opportunity gap” between black and white children, and how place exerts a profound influence over a child’s life outcomes.

Scott Winship, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee. At JEC, he leads the Social Capital Project for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Winship is widely published and has worked previously at the Manhattan Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Follow him on Twitter @swinshi.

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How has the rise of China affected global telecommunications policy? And what is America doing to ensure free communications around the world?

On the second half of this two-part discussion, Shane Tews, Grace Koh, and Tricia Paoletta continue their discussion on international telecom politics, covering the challenges and points of contention the US faces as it seeks to shape the global telecom landscape.

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What rules govern how telecommunications standards work across countries? How do governments manage the process to ensure national standards are compatible?

On this episode, Shane Tews speaks with Grace Koh, the US Ambassador to the International Telecommunications Unions’ World Telecommunications Conference, and Tricia Paoletta, a telecommunications lawyer and spectrum policy expert, on the international politics of telecommunications. In the first half of a two-part discussion, they cover the structure and purpose of major international telecommunications bodies — stay tuned for Part 2.

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How is the Federal Communications Commission responding to the coronavirus pandemic? What is Ligado and why is it controversial?

On this episode, Shane Tews speaks with Joel Thayer, a lawyer and telecommunications policy expert here in DC. Together, they discuss some of the FCC’s recent policies and biggest debates — including how it has handled the current crisis, 5G policy, and the Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

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How have regulations stymied the response to the COVID-19 pandemic? And what explains the intense regulatory scrutiny tech companies face?

On this episode, Shane talks with Adam Thierer, technology and innovation policy analyst at the Mercatus Center and author of the upcoming book “Permissionless Innovation,” on regulatory hurdles to innovation during the current pandemic and in normal times. They also cover how innovators find ways to circumvent outdated regulations to deliver their products to customers.

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Will shared micromobility technology survive the COVID-19 pandemic? How easy is it to keep things like electric scooters sanitary?

On this episode, Shane talks with lawyer and transportation technology expert Michele Kyrouz, about the future of micromobility. Together, they cover new sanitation technology, the relative benefits of different modes of transportation, and more.

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Can President Trump unilaterally “reopen” the country? How much power do the states’ governors have to regulate businesses, parks, and other facilities? Can we make China pay for the economic damage the CCP has wrought? And when and how will these interminable lockdowns end? Law professor, constitutional expert, and podcast aficionado John Yoo joined Banter this week to answer these questions and more.

John Yoo is Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at AEI since 2003. He served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of the Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice from 2001 to 2003, where he worked on constitutional and national security matters, as General Counsel of the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1995–96, and as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the US Supreme Court. He is the author “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,” and the upcoming “Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power,” among other books.

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What does blockchain have to do with COVID-19? How can we leverage widespread testing into a means of re-opening the economy? And how can we track the spread of COVID-10 while preserving privacy?

On this episode, Shane Tews talks with Shane Bigelow, CEO of Ownum and of Vital Chain, a consortium of tech companies working to create a private and secure method of health status validation.

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Before the Great Depression, charitable and religious organizations almost exclusively ran the child welfare system in the US. What is the appropriate role of private institutions in the child welfare system today? How can policy redress the perverse incentives currently built into the funding model of public child welfare agencies?

In this episode, Ian and Naomi pose these complex questions to Robert “Bob” Woodson, widely considered as the “godfather” of the neighborhood empowerment movement. Later on, Bob discusses why the New York Time’s 1619 Project is harming minority children’s sense of personal agency and ultimately their chances of upward mobility.

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What makes 5G networks different from previous telecom networks? Why is supply chain security so important for 5G? And with global supply chains, how can we ensure both transparency and quality?

Shane talks with David Stehlin, CEO of the Telecommunications Industry Association, about how the industry is ensuring the highest possible standards for the next generation of telecom connectivity.

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Are prison nurseries, that house incarcerated mothers and their young children, effective? Moreover, are they moral? And what impact do active fathers have the development of children, especially for girls?

These are some of the issues Ian and Naomi tackle in this episode. Together, they discuss the efficacy and ethics of prison nurseries. They then talk about the crucial role fathers play in child development, ending with a Congressional Black Caucus report on the suicide crisis among black youth.

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Technology is becoming increasingly relevant to every part of our day-to-day lives; COVID-19 has shown us how necessary it is for our daily functioning. But how does it all work, and what’s coming next? AEI Visiting Fellow Shane Tews sits down with tech leaders to break down what’s going on behind your screens in the newest addition to the AEI Podcast Network, Explain to Shane!

In our first episode, Shane sits down with Roger Entner, founder of Recon Analytics and telecom expert. Entner explains why networks are able to handle the load of so many people teleworking amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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As businesses and schools across the country close because of the coronavirus, Americans are starting to realize just how economically dependent we are on China. With a vast majority of our essential and generic drugs running through the country, it’s time for Americans to reevaluate the US-China trade relationship.

Derek Scissors joined Dany and Marc to explain how America became so reliant on China and what we should do to decouple our economies moving forward. They also discuss the long-term economic impact of the coronavirus and why we can expect to see more viruses emerging out of China if the US doesn’t change its approach.

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How does family structure impact the social, educational, and economic outcomes of kids? Is the nuclear family really just a myth constructed in the 1950s? Can stable families advance the cause of social justice?

On this episode of Are You Kidding Me, Ian and Naomi are joined by AEI Visiting Scholar and U.VA sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox as they discuss the latest research on family structure, along with a recent article in The Atlantic by David Brooks that has sparked a lot of discussion on the role of the nuclear family in 21st century America.

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has forced schools around the country to close their doors; how can educators ensure that children receive a quality education in their homes? How should parents balance work and caretaking, limit screen time for their children, and choose family activities in the coming months?

In this special episode, Naomi and Ian discuss how the coronavirus is impacting child welfare in the US. They provide thoughts on what families and educators can do to get ahead of this crisis and ensure that American children continue to learn and grow as they spend time at home.

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For nearly 100 years the Supreme Court has declined to strike down laws that it believes ‘delegates’ Congress’s legislative power to the Executive Branch. What would a more assertive “nondelegation doctrine” look like? Until then, what limits — if any — does the current nondelegation doctrine place upon Congress?

Administrative Law nerds everywhere celebrate as we welcome an indefatigable champion of the nondelegation doctrine, George Washington University Law professor Alan Morrison. Together, he and Adam discuss separation of powers, the judiciary’s role in enforcing that separation, and the timeless problem of vague laws.

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Child pornography is both illegal and immoral, yet it continues to proliferate throughout cyberspace. Ian and Naomi discuss what, if anything, the government and private tech companies can do to stop it. Later, they discuss the potential of predictive analytics to avoid tragedies like the murder of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins.

Show Notes:
– Explosion of child pornography and abuse images online (0:35)
– How to parent in the age of technology (3:51)
– Tragic death of Zymere Perkins (8:53)
– Predictive analytics to find child abuse and neglect risk factors (14:17)

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On this episode, Naomi Schaeffer Riley and Ian Rowe are joined by the CEO of Spence-Chapin, Kate Trambitskaya.

Overseeing one of the country’s oldest non-profit adoption agencies, Trambitskaya explains the key differences between public and private adoptions as well as recent cultural trends toward voluntary adoption while sustaining birth-family connections. Later on, Riley, Rowe, and Trambitskaya react to a recent article from the New York Times entitled, “Why aren’t there more rich foster parents?”

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Children entering the foster care system have often experienced serious trauma, but there is nothing inevitable about their life’s trajectories.

In this episode, Naomi and Ian discuss what happens to youth aging out of foster care, how the child welfare system can increase the recruitment and retention of foster parents, and the difference between child abuse and neglect.

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