5 Ways to Fuel Economic Growth

In this age of massive disruption, how do we prepare American workers to be successful? Whose responsibility is it — institutions, politicians, or companies — to guide the workers of tomorrow?

 

Build American Talent

Leaders in academia and industry weigh in how to shape tomorrow’s workforce to tackle a rapidly changing landscape, driven by shifting demographics and advances in technology. LISTEN

 

Make Things the Millennial Way

There’s a political mandate to bring back manufacturing jobs in America. Is it possible to reach the level of jobs that existed 40 years ago? These millennial entrepreneurs are paving the way. WATCH

 

Give Workers the Skills They Need

Penny Pritzker, former US Commerce Secretary, says it’s a stressful time for the American worker because of the pace and nature of change. What kinds of jobs should future workers be preparing for? WATCH

 

Tap into Entrepreneurs' Ambition

Entrepreneurs are seen as the beating heart of our economy. What makes an entrepreneur? Kevin O’Leary, cast member of “Shark Tank,” explains why he’s known as a “serial entrepreneur,” and how the drive of entrepreneurs can guide our economy. LISTEN

 

Focus on Bipartisan Approaches

US Senator Chris Coons (D - Delaware) says the divisions in Washington are stark, but lawmakers can agree on some issues, like manufacturing and innovation. WATCH

 

 

— ON THE PODCAST —

On Being Latino in America Today

In this podcast episode, former Univision President Henry Cisneros, NPR host Maria Hinojosa, Janet Marguía, president of the National Council of La Raza, and Monica Lozano, chair of the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program discuss political pressures like the Wall, deportation, and DACA. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, listen on SiriusXM's Insight channel, or find us on NPR One.

 

 

— QUOTABLE —

“Poverty is a many-headed beast. It affects children’s life chances through nutrition, exposure to toxins like lead, compromised prenatal care, and a bunch of psychological factors like diminished learning opportunities and stress. You don’t need a researcher to tell you poverty is stressful, but it’s astonishing the gradient of day-to-day stress in poverty.” — Martha Farah, Spotlight Health 2017