Coming to you from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village, Academical is the official podcast of the Virginia Policy Review (VPR). The podcast is staffed by the Master of Public Policy students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia (UVA).
VPR is not a part of or an agency of UVA. It is an independent organization responsible for managing its own activities and affairs. UVA does not direct, supervise, or control VPR and is not responsible for VPR's contracts, acts, or omissions.
VPR Executive Editor James Leckie interviews Daniel Carey, Virginia's Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Dr. Carey was appointed to the position in January 2018 by Governor Ralph Northam. Before holding public office he worked as a cardiologist and as an executive in the healthcare industry.
Our interview touches on Medicaid expansion, the opioid crisis, needle exchange programs, and access to care more broadly.
Research: James Leckie
Editing: Joshua Margulies
Artwork: Brian Kim
Music: Blue Dot Sessions
In our very first episode we are joined by Matthew Olsen, Chief Trust & Security Officer at Uber. Olsen had previously led the Guantanamo Review Task Force, served as General Counsel at the NSA, and was appointed Director of the National Counterterrorism Center by President Obama.
Our interview touches upon closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the NSA, the intelligence community, the Five Eyes, Olsen's new role at Uber, warrant canaries, and Silicon Valley culture.
Executive Producer: Joshua Margulies
Associate Producer: Shea Kearns
Associate Producer & VPR Content Director : Anna Haritos
VPR Managing Director: Ellen Beahm