The World’s Radio Station

November, 16

Follow the Money: Climate and Development Should Be Financed Together

In this podcast, Vice President for Communications Lawrence MacDonald interviews the authors of recent WRI commentary “Deploying Adaptation Finance for Maximum Impact,” Christina Chan, Director of the Climate Resilience Practice, and Niranjali Amerasinghe, Senior Associate for Sustainable Finance.


The authors of this commentary unpack the history of climate adaptation finance and why development and climate funds continue to operate separately.

November, 06

The Future of Fish and Chips

Overfishing has strained most global fish stocks. But the European Union has made progress bringing back one popular species: North Sea cod.


The flaky white fish—a British staple when battered and served with chips—has rebounded after plummeting to critically low levels in the late 2000s.


In this episode, we go to one of London’s oldest fish and chips restaurants and learn how quotas can be used to help other stocks recover.



October, 22

Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, 20 Years After the Good Friday Agreement, with Senator George J. Mitchell

As our topic today is “Wellbeing in Northern Ireland,” I think it’s important to emphasize that Senator Mitchell is not only a diplomat and a statesman, he is also a grassroots politician, and an extraordinarily successful one at that.


He rose to become Senate Majority Leader in the early 1990s, leading legislative efforts on health care, environmental protection, improving resources for people with disabilities, and improving the economy for working people everywhere.

October, 15

Can the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive?

Over a year after the rupture that divided the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there is no end to the dispute in sight.


In this episode, Dr. Kristian Ulrichsen, Fellow for the Middle East here at the Baker Institute and one of our country’s top experts on the GCC and Persian Gulf,  addresses these and other questions of urgent import to US policy makers.

October, 08

Japan: Land of the Rising Robots

In this podcast, IMF economists Todd Schneider and Gee Hee Hong say Japan has no choice but to embrace robots and automation to help the shrinking workforce become more productive.


Todd Schneider, is a Deputy Division Chief, and Gee Hee Hong, is an economist, both in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department.

October, 03

Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop

U.S. relations with Pakistan are strained not just by war in neighboring Afghanistan, but also by Pakistan’s domestic concerns.


Sahar Khan is author of “Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop.”