Call with the Experts

Call with the Experts is an audio series that connects journalists and RAND donors with RAND experts working on issues relevant to the current policy debate.

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  • Call with the Experts: The North Korean Nuclear Threat

    The North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Apr 12, 2021

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, Jeffrey Hiday, director of Media Relations at RAND, is joined by Bruce Bennett, RAND adjunct international/defense researcher, Bruce Bechtol, professor of political science at Angelo State University, and Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, for a discussion about the North Korean nuclear threat.

  • Seattle Police officer Robert Brown talks with protesters as other officers collect evidence at the CHOP (Capitol Hill Organized Protest) area after a fatal shooting as people occupy space in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020.

    Policies to Improve Policing in the U.S.

    Jun 15, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers who work on policing and community safety issues share their insights on the recent Black Lives Matter protests and efforts to reform policing. They discuss findings from RAND research, what defunding the police means, and more.

  • A COVID-19 pandemic curve comparison.

    Epidemiological Models and COVID-19

    May 21, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers say new epidemiological models are needed as the country enters a different stage of the COVID-19 crisis, one in which changed behaviors must be taken into account.

  • Tables are marked off at J. Christopher's restaurant that now offers dine-in service on April 27, 2020 in Decatur, Georgia.

    The Health and Economic Tradeoffs of Reopening America

    May 1, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers consider the health and economic effects of relaxing social distancing restrictions.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic Causes Climate Of Anxiety And Changing Routines In America

    Who Has Jurisdiction Over a Pandemic, the U.S. Government or States?

    Apr 15, 2020

    RAND experts discuss the recent buildup of tensions between the federal government and state and local authorities. When it comes to planning for and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, who's in charge?

  • Boy wearing headphones while using laptop during homework at home

    The Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Education System

    Mar 31, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, in response to the COVID-19 crisis RAND experts discuss K–12 education issues, potential income-based gaps, social and emotional learning matters, and resources for students and parents. The experts also consider actions that can be taken to facilitate learning while meeting social distancing goals.

  • NYSE Closes Trading Floor, Moves To Fully Electronic Trading Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

    Mar 23, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers discuss the impacts the COVID-19 outbreak might have on the global economy and consider policy actions that could be taken to help facilitate rapid economic recovery.

  • Florida Holds Presidential Primary Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    The U.S. Response to COVID-19

    Mar 16, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers discuss the U.S. COVID-19 response from a variety of perspectives including pandemic preparedness, emergency response capacity and delivery, and economic impacts.

  • A lab technician begins semi-automated testing for COVID-19 at Northwell Health Labs on March 11, 2020 in Lake Success, New York.

    The Global Spread of COVID-19: Call with RAND Experts

    Mar 4, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers answer a wide range of questions about the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

  • An Anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 26, 2019, photo by Hannah McKay/Reuters

    What Are the Potential Economic Implications of Prolonged UK–EU Trade Policy Uncertainty?

    Jan 24, 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers discuss the potential economic implications of prolonged trade policy uncertainty associated with the renegotiation period between the UK and EU after Brexit.