Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 5 July 2011

Defying the downturn, Scotland seems to have free public services the rest of the UK is denied. Anne McElvoy assesses SNP plans to defy austerity Britain and assert independence.
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London School of Economics: Public lectures and events
Moving Social Security Online (Conference)
Speaker(s): Sir Michael Bichard, Matt Briggs, Guy Ker, Simon Boniwell | LSE Public Policy Group, LSE Moving Social Security Online Conference, Wednesday 29 June 2011. In the present fiscal climate, governments must cut the costs of delivering services at the same time as maintaining quality. They must also cope with the demands of increasing numbers of the unemployed and the aging. A key imperative therefore is to move the bulk of social security processes and transactions online. Introduction: Designing Social Security, Sir Michael Bichard, Design Council. Session 1: Moving social security online: the current UK view, Matt Briggs (Programme Manager, Tell Us Once, Department for Work and Pensions), Guy Ker (Publishing Director, Directgov), Simon Boniwell (Strategy Unit, Department for Work and Pensions). Session 2: Government services online: other policy areas, Nick Chapman (Chief Executive, NHS Direct), David Dinsdale (ex Director of Businesslink), Patrick Dunleavy (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, LSE). Session 3: Designing technology changes to social security, Harry Metcalfe (The Dextrous Web), Ivo Gormley (Thinkpublic) – Case study on transforming public services. Session 4: Information and citizen focused innovation, William Heath (Chairman, Mydex), Teresa Perchaud (Director of Policy, Citizens Advice Bureaux), Kevin McLean (UK Online Centres). Session 5: Designing online social security for the future, Mark O’Neill (Head of Skunkworks and CIO, CLG and DCMS), Jerry Fishenden (Advisor, PASC IT inquiry and ex Head of Technology, Microsoft).
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Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries
DocArchive: Vietnam Wall
The Vietnam War was fought from 1955 to 1975 with a death toll exceeding 2 million soldiers and civilians. This is an essay in music and voice on the American experience of that war - centred around the War Memorial Wall in Washington DC (Broadcast 1988)
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Het Marathoninterview
Wim Kok
Onder leiding van Wim Kok schudde de socialistische Partij van de Arbeid haar ideologische veren af. De socialisten zijn de schok nog altijd niet te boven.
Wat vertelde Wim Kok op vrijdag 3 januari 2003 over zijn doen, denken en laten aan A.J. Heerma van Voss?
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