- Jim Stergios on Why Immigrants Are Crucial to Our SuccessSeptember 23, 2021 - 8:05 am
- ASU’s Julie Young, Virtual Schooling Pioneer, on Digital Learning during COVID-19September 22, 2021 - 10:35 am
- Economic Long Covid: Mixed Health Messages for Baystate BusinessesSeptember 21, 2021 - 10:46 am
- Jaisang Sun Gives the Facts About RefugeesSeptember 16, 2021 - 8:31 am
- UChicago’s Dr. Leon Kass on Genesis, Exodus, & Reading Great BooksSeptember 15, 2021 - 7:34 am
- Enduring the Maelstrom: Lessons from MassPort Leadership During 9/11September 14, 2021 - 8:19 am
- Unemployment Claims in New England: Who receives the most in unemployment benefits?September 13, 2021 - 10:00 am
- “America Today is on Bended Knee” – 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – 20 Resources for Parents & StudentsSeptember 10, 2021 - 1:49 pm
- MA Decline in Manufacturing Employment: Causes and ConsequencesSeptember 10, 2021 - 12:54 pm
- Jeff Goldman on How Immigrants Keep America CompetitiveSeptember 9, 2021 - 7:58 am
Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with NFIB’s Chris Carlozzi and Retailers Association of Massachusetts’ Jon Hurst about the challenges and future prospects for businesses as they adapt to widespread consumer confusion caused by vague and often conflicting public health messaging from our political leadership.
Jaisang Sun, research associate at The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute, clears the air with JobMakers host Denzil Mohammed on refugees and the resettlement program, including costs and benefits to us, and more importantly, he profiles just who refugees are – people like you and me, except displaced and persecuted with nowhere to go.
This week on “The Learning Curve,” guest co-host Jason Bedrick and co-host Gerard Robinson talk with Dr. Leon Kass, MD, the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kass describes the important pieces of wisdom and humanity people today can still learn from reading the Book of Genesis, the topic of his 2003 work, The Beginning of Wisdom.
Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with author and former MassPort CEO Virginia Buckingham about her recently released book, On My Watch: A Memoir, which chronicles her experience leading the organization through 9/11 and the life and leadership lessons learned from that tragic day.
Unemployment is a hot topic only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Perusing the Pioneer Institute’s MA IRS DataDiscovery database reveals many interesting trends about unemployment benefits in New England. In 2018, MA gave out over $1.11 billion in unemployment benefits, more than double the amount given in CT, the state with the second-highest dollar amount of unemployment. Benefits given in RI, ME, VT and NH are also a small percentage of the benefits given in CT. This is unsurprising, given MA, CT and RI have the highest maximum weekly benefit in New England. Benefits are calculated similarly across all the six states: wages are averaged over a base period, which is usually two to three of the quarters in which […]