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PEP Talk

PEP Talk

By EPPS Podcast
Conversations on Policy, Economics, and Politics. We are a student-run podcast brought to you by the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas.
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Climate Policy
This episode features an interview with Brett Cease of Citizens' Climate Lobby.
March 30, 2021
Corporate Social Responsibility
Today's episode features an interview with Dr. Alicia Makaye, co-founder of GXA, an IT consulting firm, and a graduate of the Public Affairs program at UT Dallas.
May 18, 2020
For this episode, we bring you an insightful interview with Suzy Cop, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee (IRC) Dallas.
February 20, 2020
K-12 Educational Policy
For this episode, Andrea Caraveo interviewed Lauren Ammons of Dallas Afterschool and Leadership ISD regarding the impacts of recent legislation on K-12 education in Texas.
December 03, 2019
Civic Engagement
For this episode, we interviewed Jean Richards, President of the League of Women Voters of Richardson. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization. Their mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. 
November 13, 2019
For this episode, we spoke to Dr. Doug Kiel, Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at UT Dallas,  about leadership trends in both the private and public sectors.
October 28, 2019
Alternative Financial Service Providers
This episode features an interview with Dr. Sean Hubbard, Professor of Political Science at UNT Dallas, on the use of alternative financial service providers in minority and low-income communities.
October 16, 2019
Domestic Violence
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we bring you an episode with Beth Robinson, Director of Development for Hope's Door New Beginnings Center. She discusses the impact of this year's government shutdown and the expiration of the Violence Against Women Act on local shelters.
October 02, 2019
Local Government
Today's episode features an interview with Mayra Cantu, a former Archer Fellow and Management Analyst for the City of Grand Prairie.
September 17, 2019
People Analytics
This episode features an insightful conversation with Dr. Wayne Gearey, Professor of Geospatial Information Science at UT Dallas. Dr. Gearey discusses "people analytics", which is an interdisciplinary method of analytics that can help managers and executives make decisions about their employees or workforce.  
September 02, 2019
Women in Politics
For this episode, we interviewed Kayci Prince of the Plano City Council. During our conversation, which took place earlier this year, Councilwoman Prince discussed potential obstacles faced by women who seek elected office, and how local government creates opportunities for civic engagement in order to promote diversity and inclusion.
August 19, 2019
Trade and Entrepreneurship
This episode features an interview with Hector Barreto, Chairman of the Latino Coalition and former head of the Small Business Administration. During the interview, Chairman Barreto highlights the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy, and discusses the impact of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement on the Latino Business Community. 
August 19, 2019
In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, President of the Collin County Homeless Coalition. Dr. Hockenbrough discusses the rise of homelessness in suburban communities. 
August 19, 2019
NFL, Crime, Anthem Protests
This episode features a fascinating conversation that took place earlier this year with Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of Criminology at UT Dallas. Topics include crime, police brutality, NFL, and the National Anthem Protests.
August 19, 2019
PEP Talk Trailer
Here is the first trailer for PEP Talk! First episodes coming in August!
June 30, 2019