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Paul Beard: Huge Supreme Court Win for Property Owners

FIRE PODCAST - For nearly 20 years, a water management district in Orange County, Florida, has been making extortionate demands of a Florida family who want to develop a small portion of their land. The family has refused to give in to the demands, and now the U.S. Supreme Court has declared they don't have to. In this 'best of' podcast, Paul Beard, the attorney who argued the case for the Koontz family, discusses the implications of the ruling and the new protections property owners have against overly demanding local, state and federal governments.

Isaac Orr: Forest Preservation

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses forest preservation and the upcoming Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

Kevin Kane: Smart on Crime

BTN PODCAST - The United States has by far the highest incarceration rate in the industrialized world, and the state with the highest rate of all is Louisiana, where the prison population has doubled in 20 years. These prison populations take a huge toll on state budgets -- and have social costs that can't be counted in dollars. Kevin Kane of the Louisiana-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy explains how Louisiana (and other states) could roll back their prison populations without harming public safety.

Jonathan Butcher: Time to Replace Schools with Full Choice

Putting all kids through the same building for K-12 can't meet their individual needs in our flexible, personalized world, says Jonathan Butcher, education director at the Goldwater Institute. He’s recently put out a report called "A Vision for Education and the Future of Learning," and he joins the podcast to discuss ways lawmakers can restructure education funding and regulations to better fit kids' needs. “Traditional classrooms cannot equip every child for whatever their unique future holds, whether they move on to college or enter the job market," he says. "In fact, school, as we have known it, may be part of the problem.”

Benjamin Domenech: How Many People Have Actually Enrolled in Obamacare?

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech discusses White House enrollment claims for Obamacare, if the administration can get enough healthy young people on board and if the recent special election in Florida shows that Democrats will have a hard time defending Obamacare this fall.

Stephanie Linn: Interest in Education Savings Accounts Grows

SRN PODCAST: This spring, six states are considering a new idea in school choice called education savings accounts. Stephanie Linn, director of state programs and government relations at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, joins the podcast to discuss what's happening, how ESAs build on Milton Friedman's legacy, and why state lawmakers and parents are showing an interest in this innovative idea. Here's a link to the study Stephanie mentions during the podcast, called "The Education Debit Card," by Lindsay Burke.
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