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Matt Mitchell: Taxis Versus Technology

ITTN PODCAST - Cities and states across the country are trying to impede and shut down smartphone-driven ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, indicating that the heavily regulated taxi industry has a strong ally in its regulators. Economist Matt Mitchell of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been following the development of the technology-driven ride-sharing services and the efforts of governments to stand in their way.

Benjamin Domenech: Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

HCN PODCAST - Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech appeared on “Tony Katz Tonight” on WIBC. Domenech discussed the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 and it’s implications of medicaid expansion.

Isaac Orr: The Monterey Shale

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the Monterey Shale, with Heartland's Jim Lakely.

Erin Shannon: Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Already Causing Economic Harm

BTN PODCAST - The Seattle City Council recently voted to force all employers to pay all employees at least $15 an hour. Even though the requirement does not begin to take effect until April 2015, some employers are already scaling back plans to expand in the city -- and even outside the city. Erin Shannon, director of the Center for Small Business at the Washington Policy Center, explains how Seattle's decision could affect employers and employees for the worse all across the area.

Isaac Orr: Fracking and Earthquakes

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the seismic link between fracking and earthquakes, with Heartland's Jim Lakely.

Larry Sand: LA to Pay Teachers to Sit at Home

SRN PODCAST - Los Angeles has made a change to how it will treat teachers under investigation for criminal acts in the classroom or poor job performance. Rather than having to sit around not working in rubber rooms while complaints against them get resolved—which sometimes can take years, during which they collect full pay and benefits—the teachers can now stay at home. To discuss this, Heartland policy advisor Larry Sand joins the podcast. He is the president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network and a retired public school teacher.
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