After the Fact: A Podcast from Pew

Stories behind the numbers shaping your world

  • January 31, 2017

"After the Fact" is a podcast from Pew that brings you data and analysis on the issues that matter to you—from our environment and the sciences, to larger economic trends and public health. Experts from Pew and other special guests discuss the numbers and trends shaping some of society’s biggest challenges, then go behind the facts with nonpartisan analysis and stories.

In each episode, host Dan LeDuc discusses pressing policy issues with featured experts and relevant voices to the conversation. If you like what you hear, we hope you will subscribe to “After the Fact” and share it with others.

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    A new kind of dental provider is being created: dental therapists, who are much like physician assistants in a medical office.  In this episode host Dan LeDuc heads to Minnesota to join one of them, Christy Jo Fogarty, as she travels the state to bring dental care to children, many of whom have never been to a dentist before. Read More

  • Finding Facts

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    It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to sort fact from fiction in this digital age. In this episode, we talk to Alan Miller, who founded the News Literacy Project—an educational, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is helping people determine what information to trust and share.  Read More

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    More than a third of America’s national parks are battlefields, cemeteries, and other sites that honor our military veterans. But those 156 landmarks are awaiting $6 billion in needed repairs—accounting for nearly half of the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion maintenance backlog. Host Dan LeDuc talks with two former service members about the peace, pride, and purpose they find at their... Read More

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