On the Evidence Podcast

On the Evidence, a podcast hosted by Mathematica’s J.B. Wogan, examines what we know about today’s most urgent challenges and how we can make progress in addressing them. Keep up with the latest episodes of On the Evidence by subscribing to SoundCloud and iTunes.

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  • On the Evidence Podcast Guests Kim Lucas, Nigel Jacob, and Sabrina Dorsainvil
    Boston Invites Community to Set a 'Civic' Research Agenda
    May 08, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    In this episode of On the Evidence, we discuss the one-year anniversary of Boston's Civic Research Agenda with the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics.

  • On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast; Guesdt: Ann O'Malley, Dana Jean-Baptiste, and Purvi Sevak
    What Do We Know About Patients with High Health Care Use and Costs?
    Apr 24, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    In this week’s episode of On the Evidence, we discuss a major question surrounding health care reform: What do we do about the small share of patients who represent a much larger share of overall health care use and costs?

  • On the Evidence Podcast
    Making the Case for More Black Women in Economics
    Apr 10, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    For this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Anna Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore about the Sadie Collective, a group they helped form to support black women in economics.

  • On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast - Guest Johanna Lacoe
    Do Suspensions Affect Student Outcomes?
    Mar 27, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    On this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Mathematica’s Johanna Lacoe about school suspension research in Philadelphia and what it might mean for the future of school discipline. You can read an edited excerpt of the interview in the following transcript.

  • On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast; Guest Kat Klosek
    How-to Guide on Using Evidence in City Policymaking
    Mar 13, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    On this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Katherine Klosek, director of applied research at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University, about the roadmap and the state of evidence-based policymaking in cities.

  • On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast - Featuring Jonathan McCay
    How a County Agency Engaged More Clients in Its Employment Assistance Program
    Feb 27, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    For this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Jonathan McCay about his work with the Adams County, Colorado, Department of Human Services as well as an issue brief he coauthored with staff from Adams Works. You can read an edited excerpt of the interview in the following transcript.

  • Andrew Kleine
    What If More Local Governments Invested in Outcomes?
    Feb 12, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    In October 2018, Andrew Kleine spoke with Mathematica’s J.B. Wogan and Matt Stagner about outcome budgeting, collective impact models, pay-for-success financing, and why so few governments currently use outcome budgeting. Read an edited excerpt of the interview and listen to the podcast.

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