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Economist and Nobel Laureate James Heckman presents research showing the value of early childhood education as he and entrepreneur/philanthropist J.B. Pritzker urge support for birth-to-age-5 programs as keys to developing strong regional and national economies. Recorded on 02/25/2016.

Game creator, tech executive and social entrepreneur Asi Burak makes an impassioned case for using digital games to spread "good" information, raise awareness, inspire social action and build civic participation as he recounts his own successes with the "PeaceMaker," an award-winning video game that simulates conflicts in the Middle East. Burak is presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.

UC Berkeley professors Hilary Hoynes and Rucker Johnson dispel myths about the ineffectiveness of investment into Head Start, public schools, food assistance, and other social programs in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/22/2016.
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