https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-17.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-04-13 10:08:302021-04-13 10:08:30Grading Education in a Pandemic: Survey Finds Teachers Pass, Administrations Fail & Students Incomplete
This week on Hubwonk, Joe Selvaggi discusses a recently released survey from Pioneer Institute and Emerson Polling, "Massachusetts Residents’ Perceptions of K-12 Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic," with Emerson's lead analyst, Isabel Holloway, and Pioneer Institute’s Charlie Chieppo.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-16.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-04-06 09:52:442021-04-06 13:22:16Doctor Heal Thyself: Insider’s Prescription For Healthcare Reform
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with surgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Marty Makary about the healthcare reform themes in The Price We Pay, the 2020 Business Book of the Year. The discussion covers the value of price transparency, provider accountability, and performance information to drive better medical outcomes and improve doctor and patient satisfaction.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-15.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-30 06:54:572021-03-30 07:01:43Travesty of Justice: Massachusetts Drug War Collapses on Lab Scandal
Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute senior legal fellow Jim McKenna about Massachusetts’ drug prosecution cases resting on evidence produced by badly mismanaged drug testing labs, and the implications for potentially hundreds of thousands convicted on erroneous, tainted, or fabricated evidence.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-12.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-23 10:33:492021-03-23 10:33:49Struggling For Sunshine: Transparency’s Power To Keep Leaders Accountable
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute's Mary Z. Connaughton about the value of transparency and Pioneer’s extensive work to provide greater access to legislative and policy information to hold elected officials accountable and build trust in our state government. Read Pioneer Institute's Sunshine Week Transparency Resolutions.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-9.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-16 06:41:312021-03-16 09:42:39Traffic Strikes Back: New Transportation Strategies for Post-Pandemic Prosperity
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Chris Dempsey, Director of Transportation for Massachusetts, about road and mass transit innovations that could address traffic challenges in a high-growth, post-pandemic economy.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-8.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-09 09:37:162021-03-09 09:37:16Post-Pandemic Prospects: Tech Leaders’ Prescription for Preserving a Healthy Economy
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Chris Anderson, President of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, about the reasons why Massachusetts has a thriving tech sector, what challenges his members have faced in the pandemic, and what he sees as the most prudent path toward future prosperity in the commonwealth.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-7.png 512 1024 Micaela Dawson https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Micaela Dawson2021-03-02 09:35:272021-03-02 09:35:27Digesting Digital Medicine: Healthcare Benefits When Smart Pills Track When Taken
Host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s Bill Smith talk with Valerie Sullivan, President and CEO of EtectRX about the health care costs of improperly taking prescriptions and the promise of smart pills to signal and track medicines when ingested.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-6.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-02-23 10:04:052021-02-23 10:04:05Patient-centered Model Outshines Insurance-centered Healthcare during Pandemic
Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute Senior Fellow Josh Archambault about his newest research paper entitled, "Direct Health Care Agreements: A New Option For Patient-Centered Care That Costs Less and Reduces Provider Burn-out" and how this emerging service model provided its patients with comprehensive health service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-5.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-02-16 10:25:162021-02-16 10:25:16Wealth Migration Trends: Remote Work Technology Empowers Workers to Live Anywhere
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s Andrew Mikula about his recent research into migration trends of high-income individuals, how pandemic-related technologies may accelerate that movement, and what challenges these changes present for policy makers.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Sunglasses-and-summer-time-make-the-perfect-pair.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-02-09 09:23:132021-03-22 13:56:19Interstate Legal Skirmish: New Hampshire Takes Massachusetts Telecommuter Tax to the Supreme Court
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with legal scholar and George Mason University Law Professor Ilya Somin about the details, the merits, and the likely implications of the Supreme Court case, New Hampshire v. Massachusetts, on state taxation power, federalism, and the power to vote with one’s feet.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-3.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-02-02 10:39:172021-03-22 13:59:02Connecticut’s Painful Journey: Wealth Squandered, Lessons Learned, Promise Explored
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s President and CEO, Chris DiPentima, about what policy makers can learn from Connecticut’s journey from the wealthiest state in the nation, to one with more than a decade of negative job growth.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-2.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-01-26 10:50:162021-03-22 12:11:55Intrepid Restauranteurs Endure: Passion for Community, Patrons, and Staff Mean Failure is Not on the Menu
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Massachusetts Restaurant Association President and CEO Bob Luz about the devastating effects of the pandemic and lockdowns on restaurants. They discuss the industry's creative strategy for survival, plans for reaching beyond the crisis, and the many positive improvements for this vital sector that employs 10% of the workforce in the commonwealth.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-01-19 10:47:172021-03-22 13:59:45California Tax Experiment: Policy Makers Receive Valuable Economics Lesson
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Stanford University Economics Professor Joshua Rauh about his research on the reaction of Californians to a tax increase, from his report, “The Behavioral Response to State Income Taxation of High Earners, Evidence from California.” Prof. Rauh shares how his research offers tax policy makers insight into the likely effects of similar increases in their own states, including here in Massachusetts.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Five-Reasons-Why-Drug-Rebates-Are-Harmful-to-Patients-and-to-the-Healthcare-System-18.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-01-12 10:27:042021-01-12 10:29:52Social Unrest Network: The Disruptive Power of Information For Leadership
Joe Selvaggi talks with Martin Gurri, former CIA analyst and author of Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium, about the wave of populism sparked by the disruptive force of the internet from Occupy to riots on Capitol Hill. Mr. Gurri shares his views on the connection between massive, broad information consumption and the new view toward elites.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/John-Regan-500x500-1.jpg 500 500 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-01-05 10:50:492021-01-05 10:56:55Unemployment Insurance Rescue: Employer Advocate Seeks Relief to Catalyze Pandemic Recovery
Joe Selvaggi talks with John Regan, President and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, about the impact of higher UI rates on employers and what legislators can do to help mitigate the pain.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Five-Reasons-Why-Drug-Rebates-Are-Harmful-to-Patients-and-to-the-Healthcare-System-16.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-12-15 09:51:032021-02-04 09:10:19Police Reform Law: Finding Balance While Seeking Justice
Join Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis who shares his views on the features and controversies of the police reform bill on Beacon Hill.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Five-Reasons-Why-Drug-Rebates-Are-Harmful-to-Patients-and-to-the-Healthcare-System-15.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-12-08 10:05:032020-12-08 10:05:28COVID-19 Vaccine: The End of the Epidemic is Within Reach
Join Host Joe Selvaggi and Virologist and Investor Dr. Peter Kolchinsky as they discuss the rapid development, efficacy, and rollout of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/JimStergios_hi-res1.jpg 480 320 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-12-01 10:32:422020-12-01 10:34:07Thank Think Tanks: Finding Trustworthy Information in a Partisan Era
Join Host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s executive director Jim Stergios as they discuss think tanks, their role in policy formation, and how they preserve trust and their integrity through independent, mission-guided research.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Charlie.jpg 2043 2039 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-11-24 09:35:212020-11-24 09:47:40MBTA Cuts Ahead: COVID Causes Commuters To Consider Comprehensive Changes
Host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute Senior Fellow Charlie Chieppo discuss the reasons for the recently proposed cuts to MBTA service, and offer suggestions as to how the agency’s leadership could use this crisis to improve the service’s long-term health.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/chase-harrison-2020.jpg 220 180 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-11-17 10:35:052020-11-17 10:37:38Capturing Voter Intent: What Polling Error Teaches Us About Electoral Trends
Join Host Joe Selvaggi and Harvard Professor Chase Harrison as they discuss polling methodology and what errors in 2020 reveal about voting during COVID-19 and changing attitudes toward pollsters.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Five-Reasons-Why-Drug-Rebates-Are-Harmful-to-Patients-and-to-the-Healthcare-System-10.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-11-10 10:42:492020-11-10 10:43:24Polling Problems: A Professional Pollster Ponders Errors Plaguing 2020 Election Predictions
Hubwonk Host Joe Selvaggi and Emerson Polling’s Spencer Kimball discuss the polling industry’s failure to reliably anticipate election results in 2020. Where were the largest errors, what may have been the reasons, and what should consumers of polling data consider when interpreting data?
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Blendon2-scaled.jpg 2560 1703 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-11-03 10:53:402020-11-03 13:52:41Voting for Health: Party Opinions, Election Results & the Healthcare Policy Implications of Election 2020
Join Host Joe Selvaggi as he discusses with Harvard Professor Bob Blendon his New England Journal of Medicine Special Report, "Implications of the 2020 Election for U.S. Health Policy," which covers broad differences in both party’s view of the role of government in health care and what the election results will mean for Americans.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/gunnar.jpg 400 400 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-10-27 10:48:272020-10-27 10:48:27Staving Off Disaster: Lessons from Covid Applied to the Epic Battle Against Drug Resistant Microbes
Join Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s Bill Smith as they discuss with inspirational public health advocate Gunnar Esiason the findings of his latest white paper, "Antimicrobial Resistance: Learning From the current health crisis to inform another." The episode looks at the challenges to global health presented by evolving drug resistant diseases and how the lessons learned from COVID-19 could potentially save millions of lives.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/aloisi.jpg 460 330 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-10-20 10:47:012021-01-28 14:59:23Clearing Boston’s Throat: What the I-90 Allston Project Portends for Metro West Commuters
Join hosts Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s Mary Connaughton, and guest, former Mass. Secretary of Transportation Jim Aloisi, as they discuss the I90 Allston Multimodal Project, its long-term benefits, and their concerns for the metro west commuters and communities during the project’s decade-long construction.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Schneier.jpg 265 265 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-10-13 10:16:132021-01-28 15:28:40Ballot Question 1: Risks & Regulations Regarding Right to Repair
Join host Joe Selvaggi and security technologist Prof. Bruce Schneier as they discuss risks associated with car telematics as well as how best to ensure public safety in the future of the internet of everything.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/mikula.jpg 200 200 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-10-06 09:57:222021-02-15 15:48:24Small Business Life Support: Policy Relief for Firms Sickened by COVID?
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s Andrew Mikula and Retailers Association of Massachusetts' Jon Hurst about the state of small business in Massachusetts six months into the pandemic.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Potry-of-Jazz-10.png 1440 2560 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-09-29 10:41:552020-09-29 10:41:55Supreme Court Vacancy: The History, the Stakes & the Options for Replacing a Justice
Hubwonk Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro about his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court. The episode equips listeners with historical context to better understand the makeup of the Court, the nomination process, and the impact of a new justice on the Court.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Potry-of-Jazz-9.png 1440 2560 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-09-22 10:31:592021-01-28 15:09:09Ranked Choice: Ballot Question 2 Redefines What a Vote and Majority Mean
Join host Joe Selvaggi as he discusses Ranked Choice Voting with former Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman. As a recognized national expert in election administration, Commissioner Goodman offers a deep dive on the contours of ranked choice voting, including the benefits and challenges moving to the new system would offer Massachusetts voters.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/JimStergios_hi-res1.jpg 480 320 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-09-15 10:31:402021-03-22 11:47:14Lockdowns – Lawless or Laudable? Grading Gov. Baker’s COVID-19 Emergency Orders 6 Months On
Join Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s executive director Jim Stergios for a conversation with Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby about the lawsuit against the Massachusetts Governor’s executive orders. They will explore what can be learned from the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what must be considered when devising a new way forward.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Potry-of-Jazz-7.png 1440 2560 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-09-08 10:01:452021-02-15 16:07:15Drug Rebates: How Pharmacy Benefit Managers Manipulate Price & Limit Choice
Join host Joe Selvaggi and his guest Dr. Bill Smith as they discuss the complex incentive structure between drug manufacturers, health plans, and pharmacy benefit managers. In this episode, they focus on how drug rebates work and how a system intended to optimize value may actually deliver higher costs and fewer choices. Joe and Bill also use this framework to speculate on the price of a COVID-19 vaccine, and who will likely pay for it.