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Interview with Robert Brinkmann

Florida is riddled with sinkholes, and the state's sinkhole policies are in flux. On this week's FIRE podcast, Dr. Robert Brinkmann, Professor Of Geography at the University of South Florida, talks with host Arin Greenwood about sinkholes: why Florida is full of them, the problems with current sinkhole policy, and what he wishes people understood about these fascinating geologic phenomena.

Pete Sepp: Internet Purchases Are Not Tax-Free

Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union discusses a new bill that gives federal support to state efforts to charge sales tax on Internet purchases. Sepp points out that many purchases already are charged sales tax, and even when they are not charged sales tax, many other taxes come into play.

Francis Cianfrocca: The Latest Medicare and Economic Reports

Ben Domenech discusses the latest Medicare and economic reports with New York tech businessman Francis Cianfrocca.

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: An interview with Greg Lukianoff

"All Comers" vs. Freedom of Association: School Reform News Managing Editor Ben Boychuk discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez with Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Interview with Paul Bassman

Who'd insure Burning Man, an annual 50,000 person bacchanal in the Nevada desert that culminates in a giant sculpture being set on fire? This week on the FIRE podcast Paul Bassman, president of CSI Insurance, talks with host Arin Greenwood about the ins and outs of festival insurance, including how Burning Man gets insurance but why festival insurers hate camping, rap, and hard core metal.

Senator John Barrasso: Ramifications of the Berwick Recess Appointment on Doctors

Ben Domenech interviews Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming regarding the recess appointment of Donald Berwick, and what ramifications it holds for doctors in rural areas.
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