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Lorilee Craker: Financial Secrets of the Amish

FIRE PODCAST - This week's FIRE podcast guest is Lorilee Craker, author of Money Secrets of the Amish, talking with host Arin Greenwood about how the Amish handle insurance and other interesting things Craker learned while researching this book. Craker is author of 11 books including “Through the Storm,” with Britney Spears's mother Lynne Spears.

Lewis Andrews:Apathetic Suburban Parents

SRN PODCAST - Are the largest obstacles to school reform teachers unions, or something less infamous? Dr. Lewis Andrews of the Yankee Institute joins SRN Managing Editor Joy Pullmann discuss why Andrews thinks suburban parents pose a silent and important obstacle to improving America's schools.

Dr. Scott Denning : Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ECN PODCAST - Dr. Scott Denning explains why he believes free-market advocates should formulate and support programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jeffrey Miron: 40 Years of a Costly War on Drugs

BTN PODCAST - The United States has just marked the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's declaration of a war on drugs. Jeffrey Miron of Harvard University has written about the drug war, which he estimates costs local, state and federal governments up to $90 billion annually in lost tax revenues and costs related to prosecution and incarceration of drug users. It's a war with no victory or end in sight, says Miron.

Les Sterman: Metro East Levees

FIRE PODCAST - Les Sterman, chief supervisor of construction and works for the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council, is the guest on this week's podcast to talk with host Arin Greenwood about Metro East's levees, and the bureaucracies standing in the way of making them safer.

Dr. Jay Greene: The American Education System

SRN PODCAST - Dr. Jay Greene joins Joy Pullmann to discuss his new book, Why America Needs School Choice. He outlines why American education is so different than most other government and private services in the country and explains why school choice can make, and is making, it better.
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