Arthur Brooks on Pursuing Happiness, Depolarizing Politics and Realizing Promise in the Periphery

In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton chats with economist Arthur Brooks about what kids, families and communities need to flourish.  Their conversation covers — among other topics — the benefits of engaging marginalized populations, the need to rethink the proverbial pursuit of happiness, and the merits of detoxing from national politics.

January 28, 2020

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Kathleen Enright on Philanthropy’s Role, Importance and Impact

In this episode, Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton speaks with Council on Foundations President and CEO Kathleen Enright. Their conversation focuses on the philanthropy sector — including the power of the lived experience, how foundations are veering outside their longstanding lanes, and where the field still has room to grow.

December 17, 2019

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Dr. David Nichols Talks Child Health Gains and Challenges

In this episode of CaseyCast, Lisa Hamilton interviews David Nichols, who is a pediatrician and president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics. Their conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the rise in mental health issues among kids, the importance of the 2020 census and the pivotal role that parents play in child well-being.      

July 10, 2019

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Cheryl Washington on Rebuilding East Baltimore and its Future

Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, talks with Cheryl Washington, president and CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc., a nonprofit charged with overseeing the transformation of a disinvested neighborhood in Baltimore. Their conversation explores how the community has evolved so far, how residents shaped the project in unexpected ways and what other cities should know about tackling large-scale urban renewal work.

May 29, 2019

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David Muhammad on Reinventing Juvenile Probation

In this episode of CaseyCast, Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton interviews juvenile probation expert David Muhammad. Their conversation explores the shortcomings of juvenile probation, the science of youth development and the supports that young people really need to thrive.

April 23, 2019

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The Future of Workforce Development? Samaschool is Thinking Gig

Gig jobs are on the rise. It’s an evolution that Sarah Currid, managing director of Samaschool, knows well. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Currid about this work and innovative ways to help low-income workers leverage gig jobs to build a brighter, stronger future for their families.

March 26, 2019

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Training Young Women to Become Researchers — and Study Their Own Community's Challenges

A new episode of CaseyCast takes listeners to Adams County, Colorado — one of the fastest growing counties in the state in both population and employment. It’s a community where families face many challenges, including higher rates of child poverty, single motherhood and teen births. It’s also home to an innovative effort that is helping local women, ages 18 to 24, train and work as certified digital interviewers. 

February 21, 2019

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