Civic Rx

Civic Rx

In ways both historic and difficult to anticipate, the COVID-19 pandemic is every day transforming how we live, work, build community and define ourselves as Americans. How did we get here? What might a post-pandemic future hold? At a time of pervasive uncertainty, who are the arbiters of truth? And how can we leverage this moment to reimagine and demand a society that better cares for its most vulnerable? From her position on the front lines, Dr. Sejal Hathi, M.D., M.B.A., brings you wide-ranging conversations with leaders in government, public health, culture, and technology who are shaping our collective response to these questions.

Reflections on fixing America’s broken health care system, with Dr. Bob Kocher (EP.12)
October 16, 2020
12
46:0031.77 MB

Reflections on fixing America’s broken health care system, with Dr. Bob Kocher (EP.12)

More fundamentally than any other event of the past decade, the COVID-19 crisis has kindled a wholesale re-imagination of how we conceive, deliver, evaluate, and pay for health care. Foremost among these changes is the sudden ubiquity of telehealth, but the pandemic has also unleashed a wave of inve...

Investing in the next generation of Democratic leadership, with Swati Mylavarapu (EP.11)
October 08, 2020
11
48:1633.32 MB

Investing in the next generation of Democratic leadership, with Swati Mylavarapu (EP.11)

We are now four weeks from November 3 and arguably the most consequential election of our lifetime. By that date, millions of Americans — hopefully, the vast majority of Americans — will have cast their ballot for our next president. Alongside that choice, as well, are myriad other offic...

Mayor Michael Tubbs and his mission to #ReinventStockton (EP.10)
October 01, 2020
10
47:3432.85 MB

Mayor Michael Tubbs and his mission to #ReinventStockton (EP.10)

Mayor Michael Tubbs is Stockton’s first Black mayor and America’s youngest mayor ever to lead a city of greater than 100,000 residents. Since his election in 2016, Mayor Tubbs has pledged himself to revitalizing and reinventing the city of his birth, spearheading a bevy of new programs to fight viol...

How COVID-19 is changing our universities, with President Marc Tessier-Lavigne (EP.09)
September 17, 2020
9
27:4219.21 MB

How COVID-19 is changing our universities, with President Marc Tessier-Lavigne (EP.09)

A couple weeks ago we heard from Richard Barth, President of the KIPP public charter school network, about how K-12 schools across the country are navigating the capricious and unprecedented demands of COVID-19 this school year. Today we hear from a leader in higher education about how one major uni...

Fighting COVID-19 at the State Level, with NC Health Secretary Mandy Cohen (EP.08)
September 03, 2020
8
47:0932.57 MB

Fighting COVID-19 at the State Level, with NC Health Secretary Mandy Cohen (EP.08)

Since the earliest weeks of 2020, we’ve seen the federal government take a backseat to the states in directing America’s COVID-19 response. Though we could devote an entire episode to the frailties of this laissez-faire federalism, instead I want to help us dissect where we stand at the state level,...