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Lee McGrath: Left, Right Come Together Against Civil Forfeiture

LAW PODCAST - Imagine police seize your money, your car, even your house. Imagine this happens without you being convicted of a crime or even charged with one. Imagine being told you must sue to get your property back and prove you did nothing wrong while the government must prove . . . nothing. This happens thousands of times a year in states across the country. But it will soon happen less often in Minnesota. Lee McGrath of the Minnesota chapter of the Institute for Justice joins us to describe a successful bipartisan effort to reduce civil forfeiture abuse.

Joy Pullmann: The Nation's 'Most Interesting' School District?

SRN PODCAST - Joy Pullmann was recently a guest on the Amy Oliver Show, out of Colorado, with guest host Ben DeGrow. They discussed recent innovations in the education movement.

Matt Kibbe - Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff

FIRE PODCAST - President and CEO of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe discusses his new book "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto."

Sarah Curry: Dangerous Precedent In Occupancy Tax Request

BTN PODCAST - Haywood County, N.C., is symptomatic of something counties and localities around the country have been doing: imposing taxes on tourists in the often misguided belief they can do so without harming tourism or existing businesses. In Haywood County's case, the use of additional tax dollars from a requested 50 percent increase in its occupancy tax rate would set a bad precedent that could spread to other locations, says Sarah Curry of the John Locke Foundation.

Isaac Orr: Energy Poverty

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses energy poverty, the access to modern energy services, and it's effects on developing nations.

Mitch Pearlstein: Vouchers for Minnesota

SRN PODCAST - Because Minnesota was the first state to allow charter schools, that and other forms of public school choice enacted early on in the state may have dampened its taste for vouchers, says a new report from the Center of the American Experiment. But kids--and especially the poor and minorities--would still benefit from vouchers, argues the report author, Mitch Pearlstein. He is founder and president of the center and author of, among other things, From Family Collapse to America’s Decline: The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation. He joins the podcast to discuss the need to cultivate voucher supporters on all sides of the political aisle, the contributions of family breakdown to massive achievement gaps, and why Minnesotans should not think that good schools for some means good schools for all.
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