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Kevin Chavous: Common Core Hullabaloo Distracts from Choice

SRN PODCAST - "While the adults around the country continue to bicker [about Common Core], who’s looking out for the children teetering on the brink of dropping out of school?” That's what Kevin Chavous wants to know. He wrote a recent op-ed in Education Week calling Common Core a divisive distraction from the work of getting kids better schools through school choice. He joins the podcast to discuss that op-ed, explain what people should focus on instead, and answer concerns over whether Common Core threatens school choice.

Joseph Bast: Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

ECN PODCAST - The other day, Heartland President Joseph Bast was a guest on the Voice of Liberty Program in central New Jersey. He was on to talk about the latest on the climate change series by the Nongovernmental Panal on Climate Change.

Francis Cianfrocca: Kathleen Sebelius Resignation

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius and the partisan pick who will replace her.

Gary MacDougal: The Wrong Way to Help the Poor

BTN PODCAST - Gary E. MacDougal, a former business consultant and executive, advised Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois, a Republican, on welfare reform and is the author of “Make a Difference: A Spectacular Breakthrough in the Fight Against Poverty” discusses "The Wrong Way to Help the Poor" in this "best of" podcast.

James Franko: New Ed Reforms in Kansas

SRN PODCAST - Kansas lawmakers have passed a bill that would introduce the state's first school choice program, end tenure, send more money to public schools, and lift barriers from people who want to become teachers. James Franko, vice president and policy director for the Kansas Policy Institute, joins the podcast to discuss what's happening, whether the new choice program is still big enough to benefit many kids, and why Kansas can't have charter schools.

Richard McKenzie: Minimum Wage Proponents -- and Opponents -- Both Have It Wrong

BTN PODCAST - Proponents and opponents of higher minimum wages usually argue over the possible impact on the number of jobs. Both sides are focusing on the wrong issue. The biggest impact is reductions to a wide range of paid and unpaid benefits for minimum wage workers, including health insurance, store discounts, free food, flexible scheduling, and job security resulting from higher-skilled workers drawn to the higher minimum wage jobs, says Professor Emeritus Richard McKenzie of University of California-Irvine
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