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Public Interest Podcast consists of interviews with those who seek to improve the state of the world. The podcast seeks to ennoble public service, create a platform for positive civil discourse, and to facilitate dialogue with difference. This show is the antidote for those who are tired of hearing about what’s going wrong with the world. We showcase people just like you who are working to leave the world better than they found it. And that’s good news.
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Emerging from Rape

Emerging from Rape

2019-06-11--:--:--

Saida Desilets, entrepreneur, author of "The Emergence of the Sensual Woman," and a survivor of rape, speaks about empowering victims of sexual violence so that they can recover from their trauma in addition to those who might become a victim of sexual violence so as to prevent the trauma from transpiring.  Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Scott Surovell, Democratic Virginia State Senator, speaks about his efforts to rid the Potomac River of raw sewage overflow and to prevent environmental catastrophes such as coal ash overflow from occurring in Virginia.  Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Education + Transit = Jobs

Education + Transit = Jobs

2019-05-28--:--:--

Jim Shea, Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maryland, former Chairman and Managing Partner at Venable LLP, and former Chair of the Board of Regents at the University of Maryland, speaks about how he intends to use greater investment in education and transit to generate long-term economic growth and job creation.  Jim Shea promises economic growth through education and transportation in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Healthcare for All

Healthcare for All

2019-05-28--:--:--

Dr. Eric Naumburg, co-Chair of the Maryland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, speaks about the pressing need facing Americans to provide universal health insurance coverage through a single payer option that he says is the only morally and fiscally responsible path forward for healthcare reform. Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Ron Young , Maryland State Senator [D-3] and former Mayor of Frederick, Maryland, speaks about his decades in public service through elected office in both legislative and executive capacities at the local and state levels. Young also speaks about his time as a  teacher as an equally valuable form of public service that has come to define his life. Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Baroness Ruth Deech, life peer and independent legislator in the U.K. House of Lords, former Principal of St. Anne's College at Oxford University, former BBC Governor, former Rhodes Scholarship Trustee, and Honorary Queen's Counsel, speaks about journalistic integrity, the ethical implications of the cloning of Dolly the Sheep, and of her role as a member of the British Parliament.  #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Stephan Exo Kreischer, Director of ONE Germany, discusses his involvement in nation-building, advocacy for increased German foreign aid, and his work to reduce the burden of preventable diseases in the developing world. He frames his advocacy efforts to alleviate poverty outside of Germany as being in the interest of the German people by arguing that reduced poverty leads to greater global stability which creates profitable markets for German exports. Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland, reflects on her immigrant past, her legal career, and her time working for Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry. She offers a vision for improving education and business in Maryland as a path towards defeating the Republican incumbent Governor Hogan at his own game of job creation in the November 2018 General Election.  Krish - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
This live-audience interview at the Dupont Summit with Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, former Chairman of the US Congress House Intelligence Committee having served 18 years in the US House of Representatives representing Kansas, and former Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, presents a discussion on the influence of money in politics.  Watch the VIDEO recording of the discussion here.  Subscribe on iTunes:
This is the one hundred and sixth episode of Public Interest Podcast with Gabe Albornoz, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and former Chair of the MCDCC, who speaks about expanding after-school recreational opportunities especially to children from indigent families as a means of preventing the students from entering the criminal justice system and as a means of economic development to allow parents to work full days with the knowledge that their children are safe. Subscribe by Email Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes:
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