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The Higher Court: Episode 2

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The Higher Court: A New Podcast From LBJ Students

Photo: Rock, Paper, Scissors The Higher Court is a weekly podcast from the 85th Legislature’s ultimate authority – the court of public opinion. Hosted by Estevan Delgado and Cynthia Van Maanen, produced by Jen Rice. All listeners are urged to run for office immediately. The Baines Report will be sharing the Higher Court’s episodes as soon as they’re available. You can read more about the Higher Court, as well as Estevan, Cynthia, and Jen at [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true”...

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Nothing Endures But Change

On behalf of the Baines Report, we would like to officially welcome our new leadership: Editor-in-Chief Francoise Van Keuren and Social Media Managing Editor Jesse Tow. Francoise is a first-year Master of Global Policy Studies candidate at the LBJ School interested in economic development, investment policy, and long strolls in Austin’s Greenbelt. She has already assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief and is currently working to increase readership by engaging other policy schools for content collaboration. The re-launch of the Baines Report and a steady increase in content volume over the last year led to the creation of a new...

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Season 4, Episode 4: “Policy, Politics And Political Values With Shirley Franklin”

Host Gene Vela talks with the incoming Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values and former two-term Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. Mayor of Atlanta from 2002-2010 and the first African American woman elected to serve as mayor in a major southern city, Professor Franklin shares her insights about local politics and the balance needed between politics and policy to design and implement sustainable policies. Professor Franklin also shares her views on ethics and values, and how they have guided her leadership. Host: Gene Vela Guest: Shirley Franklin Producer: Andy Uhler [soundcloud url=”” params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true”...

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