On The Edge
This podcast series explores how America is going to re-build after Covid-19, after President Donald Trump’s four-year tenure, and after a social movement that has once again brought racial inequalities in America to light. In these six episodes, host Stephen Horn will cover Gun Violence and Community Trust, explore Climate Change & Sustainability, and discover new technologies that may unlock answers to some of society’s biggest problems. It’s an in-depth look at the main challenges facing the US and President Joe Biden as he works to restore the soul of the nation. An impressive guest list features on this podcast as Stephen is joined by leaders from academia, the ones who have been marching the streets for change, victims of gun violence, public health experts, and elected officials who are discovering new ways to lead in this era of change.
New Technologies
July 2, 2021 • 44 MIN
New technology can come from nowhere and change the world – whether it's vaccines, the jet-plane, or the internet. But what might society’s next big game-changer be? In the final episode of the Rebuilding America series, Stephen speaks to experts and researchers from all around the world and investigates the cutting-edge new technology that could provide solutions to our biggest problems. Roman Orus, from Spain, is CSO at Multiverse Computing. Professor Kevin Gurney, from Arizona, is lead scientist on the Vulcan Project, a Northern Arizona University research project focusing on CO2 emission analytics. Professor Dean Ho is Director of WisDM, at the national University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Smart Cities
July 2, 2021 • 51 MIN
American cities of the future – what might they look like, and how are they going to be funded? A sweeping, 1 trillion dollar infrastructure package announced by Joe Biden includes a plan for invigorating the economy and modernizing urban America. Money for roads and bridges, water and power systems, broadband and electric vehicles has been promised, but it’s leadership at local level that’s needed to facilitate all this change. In episode 5 of Rebuilding America, Stephen is joined by Robert O’Neill, fellow at the Riley Center for Liveable Communities College of Charleston, and also former Executive Director of the International City and County Management Association, known as the ICMA. Karen Pinkos, City Manager in El Cerrito, California, also shares her insight into what it will take to rebuild America and talks to Stephen about smart cities.
Tackling Gun Violence
June 25, 2021 • 35 MIN
Gun violence continues to plague American communities and whilst some activists continue to fight for policy change, there’s a lot of work being done in communities to help victims heal and to address systemic problems that lead to the violence. In this episode, Stephen explores how to tackle gun violence across America with guests who have been trying to do just that in their respective positions.
A Sustainable Planet
June 25, 2021 • 34 MIN
As the American west experiences record hurricane seasons, wildland fires, and drought, the effects of climate change are no longer just relegated to academic debates. Americans are experiencing its effects every day and it has become one of the most defining challenges of our generation.
Health Inequalities
June 18, 2021 • 25 MIN
In this episode, we explore how America is to build a new social contract for equitable health. COVID19 has shone a light on health inequities in the country, largely driven by environmental and systemic racism.
Community Trust
June 18, 2021 • 36 MIN
In this episode, we focus on healing America's communities and explore why the US has lost faith in its institutions. We also examine the systemic challenges facing America and ask what needs to be done to truly 'build back better’ and rebuild that trust.
Re-Building America Podcast Trailer
June 7, 2021 • 1 MIN
Your host Stephen Horn will guide you through what you can expect from this Re-Building America Podcast Series which features an impressive guest list and tackles some of society's biggest problems.