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Francis Cianfrocca: Kathleen Sebelius Resignation

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius and the partisan pick who will replace her.

Gary MacDougal: The Wrong Way to Help the Poor

BTN PODCAST - Gary E. MacDougal, a former business consultant and executive, advised Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois, a Republican, on welfare reform and is the author of “Make a Difference: A Spectacular Breakthrough in the Fight Against Poverty” discusses "The Wrong Way to Help the Poor" in this "best of" podcast.

James Franko: New Ed Reforms in Kansas

SRN PODCAST - Kansas lawmakers have passed a bill that would introduce the state's first school choice program, end tenure, send more money to public schools, and lift barriers from people who want to become teachers. James Franko, vice president and policy director for the Kansas Policy Institute, joins the podcast to discuss what's happening, whether the new choice program is still big enough to benefit many kids, and why Kansas can't have charter schools.

Richard McKenzie: Minimum Wage Proponents -- and Opponents -- Both Have It Wrong

BTN PODCAST - Proponents and opponents of higher minimum wages usually argue over the possible impact on the number of jobs. Both sides are focusing on the wrong issue. The biggest impact is reductions to a wide range of paid and unpaid benefits for minimum wage workers, including health insurance, store discounts, free food, flexible scheduling, and job security resulting from higher-skilled workers drawn to the higher minimum wage jobs, says Professor Emeritus Richard McKenzie of University of California-Irvine

Isaac Orr: No Frac Sand for You

SRN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses frac sand in Lansing, Iowa.

Pamela Villarreal: Little Fairness in Marketplace Fairness Act

ITTN/BTN PODCAST - The federal Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force online retailers to collect sales tax regardless of where buyers are located, would be unfair to online retailers, likely to generate far less tax revenue than supporters claim, and cover up the failures of states to enforce "use tax" laws that are already on their books, says Pamela Villarreal of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
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