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The Conference Board Podcasts
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Podcast, Sustaining Capitalism

  • Nora Gordon on COVID-19 and Schools

    With COVID-19 continuing to pose a severe public health threat, the US is headed “back-to-school” under clouded circumstances likely to worry students, parents, and educators alike. As policymakers at all levels attempt to weigh evidence, assess risks, and plot the best path forward, Dr. Nora Gordon, Associate Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, joins to discuss school decision-making, budget pressures, and federal funding supports.

Podcast, Off the Shelf

Podcast, Insights

Podcast, Sustaining Capitalism

  • Vicki Shabo and Chantel Boyens on supporting work and care during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools, workplaces, and other daily arrangements that helped families balance employment with care responsibilities, casting a spotlight on the struggles of millions of Americans trying to make it all work. Vicki Shabo, from New America, and Chantel Boyens, from the Urban Institute, join to discuss the challenges facing caregivers, how it affects US efforts to “re-open,” and what steps government and businesses have taken, or may take in the future, to help

  • Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach on COVID-19 and Poverty

    The COVID-19 pandemic—with its public health, social, and economic shocks—appeared destined to severely harm the most vulnerable Americans. In response, the US Congress enacted one of the largest assistance packages in its history. Northwestern Professor Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Director and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, joins to discuss what we know about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected low-income families to date and the outlook for US poverty ahead.

Podcast, Insights

  • Engaging Employees through Employee Resource Groups

    In this podcast, guests from Barilla Group, Kristen Anderson, Luisa Ercoli, and Megan Christie, speak with Laura Sabattini, Principal Researcher at The Conference Board, about their diversity and inclusion and Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) strategy, including how Barilla was able to engage workers across regions and in their plants.

Podcast, Indications

  • Consumer Confidence Retreats in July

    Large declines were experienced in Michigan, Florida, Texas and California, a result of the resurgence of COVID-19. Looking ahead, consumers have grown less optimistic about the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market and remain subdued about their financial prospects. Such uncertainty about the short-term future does not bode well for the recovery, nor for consumer spending.

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Podcast, Let's Talk Sustainable Business

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