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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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Designing a More Equal Workplace


If subconscious biases lead employers to hire more homogeneous workforces, there are also conscious, data-driven decisions we can make to ensure more diverse workplaces. 

Iris Bohnet, behavioral economist at Harvard University, director of the Women and Public Policy Program, co-chair of the Behavioral Insights Group at the Kennedy School of Government, and author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design (Belknap Press, 2016), draws on research to propose ways to make gender equality less about changing individual minds and more about changing systems.


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 2016-03-24  19m