PEP Talk

PEP Talk
Conversations on Policy, Economics, and Politics. We are a student-run podcast brought to you by the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Corporate Social Responsibility
May 18 • 29 min
Today’s episode features an interview with Dr. Alicia Makaye, co-founder of GXA, an IT consulting firm, and a graduate of the Public Affairs program at UT Dallas.
Feb 20 • 21 min
For this episode, we bring you an insightful interview with Suzy Cop, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee (IRC) Dallas.
K-12 Educational Policy
Dec 3, 2019 • 21 min
For this episode, Andrea Caraveo interviewed Lauren Ammons of Dallas Afterschool and Leadership ISD regarding the impacts of recent legislation on K-12 education in Texas.
Civic Engagement
Nov 12, 2019 • 20 min
For this episode, we interviewed Jean Richards, President of the League of Women Voters of Richardson. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization. Their mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government,…
Oct 28, 2019 • 31 min
For this episode, we spoke to Dr. Doug Kiel, Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at UT Dallas, about leadership trends in both the private and public sectors.
Alternative Financial Service Providers
Oct 15, 2019 • 20 min
This episode features an interview with Dr. Sean Hubbard, Professor of Political Science at UNT Dallas, on the use of alternative financial service providers in minority and low-income communities.
Domestic Violence
Oct 1, 2019 • 20 min
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we bring you an episode with Beth Robinson, Director of Development for Hope’s Door New Beginnings Center. She discusses the impact of this year’s government shutdown and the expiration of the Violence…
Local Government
Sep 16, 2019 • 21 min
Today’s episode features an interview with Mayra Cantu, a former Archer Fellow and Management Analyst for the City of Grand Prairie.
People Analytics
Sep 2, 2019 • 21 min
This episode features an insightful conversation with Dr. Wayne Gearey, Professor of Geospatial Information Science at UT Dallas. Dr. Gearey discusses “people analytics”, which is an interdisciplinary method of analytics that can help managers and…
Women in Politics
Aug 19, 2019 • 18 min
For this episode, we interviewed Kayci Prince of the Plano City Council. During our conversation, which took place earlier this year, Councilwoman Prince discussed potential obstacles faced by women who seek elected office, and how local government…
NFL, Crime, Anthem Protests
Aug 19, 2019 • 27 min
This episode features a fascinating conversation that took place earlier this year with Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of Criminology at UT Dallas. Topics include crime, police brutality, NFL, and the National Anthem Protests.
Trade and Entrepreneurship
Aug 19, 2019 • 24 min
This episode features an interview with Hector Barreto, Chairman of the Latino Coalition and former head of the Small Business Administration. During the interview, Chairman Barreto highlights the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy, and…
Aug 19, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, President of the Collin County Homeless Coalition. Dr. Hockenbrough discusses the rise of homelessness in suburban communities.
PEP Talk Trailer
Jun 29, 2019 • 1 min
Here is the first trailer for PEP Talk! First episodes coming in August!