Podcast shows why "trade matters" to Nebraskans & the U.S.

Podcast shows why "trade matters" to Nebraskans & the U.S.

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In line with its education and outreach mission, the Yeutter Institute was proud to launch the Trade Matters podcast in the fall of 2019. Currently in season one, the podcast makes trade relatable, considering new developments, longstanding trends and the potential impacts of both. Yeutter Institute Director Jill O’Donnell hosts each episode, interviewing guests to illuminate an aspect of trade policy-making behind the scenes.

“Trade matters to everyone, and this podcast showcases that with lively conversations revealing trade’s role in numerous facets of life and policy,” said O’Donnell. “So far on the show, we have heard a decorated combat veteran and former U.S. Defense Secretary discuss the use of the term ‘trade war’ and the role of economics in national security; a governor discusses the complexities of responding to Washington’s decisions on trade; a banker explains how trade policy changes impact risk dynamics in global banking, and more.”

Guests have included Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts; Edward Alden, Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor at Western Washington University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Salerno, Vice President of Global Banking for First National Bank of Omaha; and Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Senator from Nebraska and former U.S. Secretary of Defense.

New episodes of Trade Matters are released biweekly and are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and other major podcast platforms. If there are topics listeners would like to hear about or guests they might like to hear from on the podcast, please send them to yeutterinstitute@unl.edu.