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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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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:
This is the fifty-fourth episode of Public Interest Podcast with Amie Hoeber, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Army under President Ronald Reagan and former GOP candidate to represent Maryland's 6th congressional district, speaks of her years of service on a range of issues from intercontinental ballistic missiles to mentoring young women in the military. Subscribe by Email
Martin Dahinden, Swiss Ambassador to the U.S., former Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the former Head of Management for the Swiss Foreign Ministry, speaks about his professional transition from Swiss banks and publishing houses to a career as a diplomat in which his private sector experience is reflected in his awareness and promotion of Swiss trade as part of the diplomatic mission of the Embassy. Virtual Reality 360 Degree Image Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Subscribe by Email  Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
This is the one hundred and seventy-first episode of Public Interest Podcast with Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, Chilean Ambassador to the US, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the Security Council, former Ambassador to Argentina and Spain, former Head of the UN Stabilization mission in Haiti, former Director of Chile's Public Diplomacy Program, and the son of Gabriel Valdes, the former Chilean Foreign Minister and President of the Chilean Senate. Ambassador Valdes speaks about his time in political exile in the United States during the Augusto Pinochet regime, his narrow and accidental escape from an assassination attempt in Washington, DC, and his efforts to topple the dictatorship through grassroots political organizing of opposition parties towards the end of the Pinochet regime. Ambassador Valdes emphasizes the importance of his role in fostering connections across and between societies and elaborates upon his collaborative trade initiatives with individual American states to ensure that not only do both nations maintain positive relations but that the people of those nations also engage in meaningful dialogue. Subscribe by Email Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
This is the one hundred and sixty-fifth episode of Public Interest Podcast with Carlos Pareja, Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, former Director-General of both the Directorate of Africa, the Middle East, and Gulf Countries and the Directorate of America, the former Peruvian Ambassador to Chile, Switzerland, and Spain, and a former Peruvian diplomat to the same embassy in which he currently serves as Ambassador, who speaks about his family's history in Peruvian diplomacy, how Peruvian diplomatic interests vary by nation, and how Peru is being affected by crises brought about by global climate change. Listeners seeking to contribute to relief efforts to assist the 800,000 Peruvians who have become homeless in early 2017 owing to mudslides can contribute at www.EmbassyofPeru.org. Subscribe by Email Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
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