The Brookings Cafeteria

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Host Fred Dews interviews experts from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C., about their research and ideas on solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges facing the nation and the world.

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“How we connect defines who we are,” says Brookings visiting fellow and former FCC chair Tom Wheeler on today’s episode. He is the author of the new book published by the Brookings Institution Press titled, “From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future,” in which he brings to life the great network revolutions of our past to help us understand and deal with what is to come. Bill Finan, dir…
In 2018 Stacey Abrams ran in Georgia to become the nation’s first African-American female governor. Despite a narrow defeat in the race, Abrams and her campaign launched a new national conversation about the importance of voting rights by shining a light on voter suppression efforts in Georgia and nationwide. As part of the Brookings Institution’s celebration of Black History Month, Abrams visite…
How will automation change the way we live and work? Will robots take your job? These and related questions have been asked about labor and the economy for decades, and with more urgency as artificial intelligence continues to become more pervasive in our lives. In this episode, Mark Muro, a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses his new report, coauthored with Robert Maxim a…

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Nov 8th, 2013
Latest Episode
Feb 22nd, 2019
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