Curiosity in Support of Equity, with Christian Dorsey

“We must recognize and report on who benefits from and who is burdened by the actions of government.” ~ Christian Dorsey

When Christian Dorsey was voted in as chair of the Arlington County Board, he lost no time in making his priorities clear: deal with the budget gap – and focus on equity. It’s not hard to see how those two things might be in tension with one another. I wanted to know how he saw curiosity fitting in…

Listen to Choose to be Curious #73: Curiosity in Support of Equity, with Christian Dorsey

With each new episode of Choose to be Curious, I craft a quick “Curiosity to Go” segment — just five or six minutes — to air on WERA’s drive-time show Arlington in the Morning  (Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.) in hopes of attracting more listeners. It’s a fun little project that allows me to link the current show with other conversations, other insights, and to challenge listeners to bring just a little more curiosity with them “as they go into their day.”

I never know what connection I’ll see — which is, of course, the point. And very much in the spirit of the work at Virginia Tech’s Discovery Analytics Center, under the leadership of the delightful and insightful Naren Ramakrishnan, whose thoughts on big data and machine learning proved a perfect pairing for this week’s show…

Listen to Curiosity to Go, Ep. 46: Anything Else?

Listen to the entirety of Christian Dorsey’s remarks here

Learn more about the Discovery Analytics Center here

“Curiosity and What Equality Really Means” by Atul Gamande. 

Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir on Scarcity.

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