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Common Core Calamity in California: An interview with the Hoover Institution's Bill Evers

School Reform News Managing Editor Ben Boychuk discusses the deficiencies of the Common Core State Standards' math frameworks with Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers. He was one of only two dissenting votes against the standards on California's State Academic Content Standards Commission.

SmartGirlPolitics podcasters: Thoughts on the Berwick Recess Appointment

On this week's Health Care News podcast, Ben Domenech talks with the SmartGirlPolitics podcasters about the recess appointment of Donald Berwick -- what his renomination means, whether he'll get a hearing, and what kind of CMS director he'll be through 2011.

Jeffrey Bell: The US dollar has lost about 95 percent of its value over the past 100 years, and many people place much of the blame on the country going off the gold standard nearly 40 years ago.

Jeffrey Bell discusses why he believes that if the country were to again tie the dollar to gold, we'd have more price stability, fewer and milder swings in economic performance, and an easier time plotting our financial futures.

Interview with Larry Chang

This week's FIRE podcast features Larry Chang, a Washington DC-based artist who literally prints his own money. Larry talks with host Arin Greenwood about the Potomac micro-currency he created a year ago - there are now more than 1000 Potomacs in circulation.

Interview with Michael Mandel

This week's podcast features Michael Mandel, author of the Progressive Policy Institute’s policy memo, "The Coming Communications Boom? Jobs, Innovation, and Countercyclical Regulatory Policy." Mandel speaks with Bruce Edward Walker, managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News, about the impacts of government regulation on the growth of the information and communications industries.

Bruno Behrend: The prospects for school choice in Illinois

Bruno Behrend, director of The Heartland's Institute's Center for School Reform, talks about the prospects for school choice in Illinois with WCRA morning host William Bence.
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