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Brian Fojtik: E-Cigarettes

HCN PODCAST - Brian Fojtik, president of Brownstone Communications, discusses e-cigarettes with Heartland's Jim Lakely in this "best-of" podcast.

Joy Pullmann - Knowing the Truth about the Common Core

SRN PODCAST - The other day research fellow Joy Pullmann was a guest on the Knowing the Truth program on WLFJ in Greenville, South Carolina. She was there to talk about the latest developments in the common core.

Alma Ohene-Opare: Why U.S. Education Should Not Mimic Ghana's

SRN PODCAST - Alma Ohene-Opare is aghast that U.S. education is beginning to mimic the education system of his native Ghana, where everything is geared to national tests. This limits freedom and creativity, he says: “Because America has been free for so long, many have no sense of what tyranny looks like and how quickly physical and intellectual freedom can be lost on the path paved with good intentions.” Ohene-Opare is a member of the board of directors of Golden Sunbeam Montessori School, a private K-12 institution in Accra, Ghana. Read his article, which we refer to in this podcast.

Joseph Bast: Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

ECN PODCAST - The other day Heartland President Joe Bast was a guest on the Nationally Syndicated Lars Larson Show. He was there to talk abut the latest in the Climate Change Reconsidered Series.

Jonathan Williams: Rich States, Poor States

BTN PODCAST - The "laboratories of democracy" that are these United States show some experiments benefiting residents and others harming them, as reflected in the recently released economic outlook rankings in the Rich States, Poor States book. Co-author Jonathan WIlliams joins us to explain why some states are likely to see jobs and residents flee to other states where there are lower taxes, less government regulation, and more personal and economic freedom.

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.
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