Episode 8 | Caitlin Tulloch evaluates the effectiveness of policy interventions

Caitlin Tulloch is a policy economist at the International Rescue Committee where she studies the cost effectiveness of policy intervention. It’s the sort of thing that wouldn’t initially seem to be, but actually is, novel in the area of humanitarian interventions. Caitlin’s background and work experience at JPAL also provides very useful context and understanding of the multiple “schools of thought” when it comes to development economics.

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Episode 7 | Pete Kalenik will fundamentally alter your perspectives on policing

An alumnus of the Chicago Public Schools, Concordia University Chicago, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago¬†and Loyala University Chicago, Pete makes for a very unusual police officer. But his range and depth of perspectives from academia, the US Army, and the Chicago Police Department make him uniquely qualified to help us understand the really complex issues around policing and law enforcement when we aren’t simply confirming our established notions of what policing today really is.

(To be clear, Pete’s perspective is not the official narrative, and he doesn’t speak for CPD in this conversation.)

  • Pete’s website and LinkedIn
  • “Service in Pursuit of a More Perfect Union Takes on Many Forms” by Pete at the Huffington Post
  • And finally, I love his #tag: #WeAllServe

Episode 6 | Sarah Costa will make you believe in libraries again

If you aren’t at a college or university, and don’t have children, the chances are that you haven’t been to a public library recently. Most of my neighbors don’t even know that we have a public library right down the street! So I thought I’d talk to a librarian about whether public libraries are still relevant and we had a delightful conversation. Sarah Costa, Director of Aldrich Public Library, will make you believe in libraries again.

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