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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.

John Whitehead: Bigger Police Budgets, More Police Aggression

BTN PODCAST - In this 'best of' podcast, Constitutional lawyer and author John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute discusses the growth in the aggressiveness of police forces, which seems to be increasing along with the size of their budgets.

Tom Steward: "Forgivable" Loans in St. Paul Don't Cover Light-Rail Disruptions

FIRE PODCAST - St. Paul, Minn., has issued almost $4 million of no-interest, forgivable loans to small businesses that saw steep drops in customer traffic as a result of the construction of a nearly $1 billion rail line. But for many businesses, the loans have been a drop in the bucket compared to the losses the light-rail line construction has inflicted. Watchdog.org Minnesota Bureau Chief has been covering the issue and joins us to talk about it.

Michael Bakalis and Joseph Bast: Education and Race - Part 2

SRN PODCAST - In this 'best of' podcast Michael Bakalis, the author of "'The Achilles Heel' - A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding and Closing the Black-White Academic Achievement Gap in Our Schools." He was join by Heartland President Joseph Bast. They engaged in a wide-ranging conversation about education and race. Part 2 of 2.

Michael Bakalis and Joseph Bast: Education and Race

SRN PODCAST - In this 'best of' podcast Michael Bakalis, the author of "'The Achilles Heel' - A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding and Closing the Black-White Academic Achievement Gap in Our Schools." He was join by Heartland President Joseph Bast. They engaged in a wide-ranging conversation about education and race. Part 1 of 2.
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