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Laurence Kotlikoff: True U.S. Debt Surpasses $200 Trillion

BTN PODCAST - Heartland Policy Advisor Chris Casey discusses the current US fiscal situation with Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University.

H. Leighton Steward: The Planet Needs CO2

ECN PODCAST - Geologists H. Leighton Steward is chairman of Plants Need CO2. He is a New York Times best-selling author and Chairman of the Board of The Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at SMU, most recently Steward worked with a team of former NASA scientists known as “The Right Climate Stuff.” The NASA team includes scientists with expertise in physics, chemistry, geology, climatology, engineering, biology, and other fields

Heather Kays: Common Core and Parent Trigger Pilot Program

SRN PODCAST - Paul Molloy - "Freedom Works Show" on Tantalk1340 in Florida interviewed School Reform News Managing Editor Heather Kays. Molloy and Kays discuss possible presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's defense of Common Core and the many problems related to the Common Core standards. Kays addresses criticism against politicians who have changed their minds regarding the standards. Molloy and Kays also discuss a pilot program for a parent trigger law in Columbus, Ohio. Kays said according to Greg Harris of StudentsFirst that the state and school district have done very little to inform parents that they have the opportunity to petition the state to make changes to their children's low-performing schools.

Darcie Johnston: The Collapse of Vermont Single-Payer Healthcare

HCN PODCAST - Darcie Johnston of Vermonters for Health Care Freedom discusses Governor Peter Shumlin's recent announcement he would abandon plans to implement single-payer health care in Vermont. Shumlin has based his last three campaigns in large part on his single-payer advocacy, and he managed to get Vermont closer than probably any state has ever come to embracing fully government-run health care.

Isaac Orr and Nathan Makla: Energy and Environment Road-trip

ECN PODCAST - While on an Energy policy road-trip, Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Nathan Makla take some time to discuss environmental issues in today's podcast. Orr and Makla talk about some of the stops they have made so far during the tour and tackle a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding global warming.

Greg Lawson: Economic and Ethical Arguments for Workplace Freedom in the Midwest

BTN PODCAST - Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions Policy Analyst Greg Lawson joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to talk about the economic and ethical arguments for workplace freedom in the Midwest, and the rest of the country. In many states, union membership in some places of work is mandatory, forcing individuals to choose between working somewhere else and having their paycheck involuntarily deducted to fund union political activities.
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