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Podcast title Public Life Today with Brad Rourke
Website URL http://blog.bradrourke.com
Description Engage. Better.
Updated Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:00:35 +0000
Image Public Life Today with Brad Rourke
Category Government & Organizations
News & Politics
Society & Culture

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1. The Day Jerry Brown Visited
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Description: You'll never guess what Jerry Brown said when he visited my apartment back in the day. [...]

2. Social Media And Philanthropy: Interview With Larry Blumenthal
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Description: How social media can make philanthropy better. An interview with Larry Blumenthal, director of social media strategy for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. [...]

3. New Media And Civic Life: Interview With Noelle McAfee
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Noelle McAfee

In this week’s edition of my podcast, Public Life Today, I interview Kettering Review editor and George Mason professor Noelle McAfee.

I am proud to count Noelle as a friend. I recently noticed a piece in her blog, Gone Public, in which she lays out some directions she suggests we need to go in order [...]

4. The Long View
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"View of the Long Walk, Windsor" by Flickr user 5k1nnyt1g3r

In this week’s edition of my podcast, Public Life Today, I talk about a simple test public leaders might use when faced with the need to act when emotions are high. It’s the “Long View Test.”

It’s simple: Think about how you want to look back on [...]

5. Freedom And Responsibility In Public Life
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"Scales of Justice" by Flickr user srqpix

In this week’s edition of my podcast, Public Life Today, I talk about the balance that needs to be struck between freedom and responsibility.

For people who run online communities this can be especially troubling, as the relative anonymity of the online world makes it easy to go too far [...]

6. Permanence
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In this week’s edition of my podcast, Public Life Today, I talk about my friend who’s a civil engineer. The other day, he happily observed to me that none of his bridges had ever fallen down.

It caused me to rethink a few things about my own work. What if I approached my work with the intention [...]

7. Fishkin and WMD
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Stanford professor James Fishkin is a luminary in the civic engagement field. He is the developer and chief proponent of something called “deliberative polling” and he heads Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy. He recently posted and article to his blog at the San Francisco Examiner in which he complains that our “political system is struggling under [...]