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Research Fellow Robert Whaples, Editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society, on The John Batchelor Radio Show
Posted: Tue. February 13, 2018, 11:32am PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society is interviewed by John Batchelor and his co-host Larry Kudlow. They discuss how economic data shows capitalism and free trade have lowered poverty in many countries, but still the Pope is a very harsh critic of capitalism and the United States. Whaples talks of addressing moral, political, and economic problems while remaining devout in religious beliefs.

Recorded: Tue. December 5, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, Editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society on A Closer Look on Relevant Radio
Posted: Tue. February 13, 2018, 11:23am PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society appears on A Closer Look on Relevant Radio with host Shelia Liaugminas. Whaples discusses the dialogue Pope Francis called for in his 2015 encyclical. The Pope's upbringing in Argentina has formed his economic beliefs, but according to Whaples, the surest way to shrink poverty is to unleash a free market along with a strong cultural and political system which reminds people of the moral decisions we make everyday as consumers.

Recorded: Tue. November 7, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio

Research Fellow Robert Whaples on Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Catholic Radio
Posted: Fri. February 9, 2018, 2:25pm PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society is interviewed on the Son Rise Morning Show and talks about the book which is an answer to the call for a dialogue on charity, poverty, and the environment. Whaples discusses how a group of mostly economists were brought together to describe how capitalism can bring more people out of poverty and help the environment, better than centralized government programs.

Recorded: Tue. October 17, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, Author of Failure on the Mike Schikman Radio Show
Posted: Fri. February 9, 2018, 2:17pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children , appears on the Mike Schikman radio show on WSVA in Virginia to talk about school choice advances. Alger recently published a Policy Report, Customized Learning for California, which shows how Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and tax-credit scholarships offer parents more choices for their children as an alternative to their assigned public schools.

Recorded: Thu. February 8, 2018
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio

Climate Illuminated, Terry Gannon, PhD
Posted: Wed. February 7, 2018, 9:43am PT

Terry Gannon presents an analysis on climate at the Independent Institute on December 6, 2017.

Recorded: Wed. December 6, 2017
Experts: Terry L. Gannon
Type: Independent Institute Event

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland on Jim Bohannon Radio Show about Trump's First State of the Union Address
Posted: Fri. February 2, 2018, 4:51pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government , is interviewed on the nationally syndicated Jim Bohannon radio show immediately following President Trump's first State of the Union address.

After his analysis of the speech, Eland talks about his new book and how he rates the current and past presidents, in terms of their promises versus their rhetoric, on shrinking the size of the federal government.

Recorded: Fri. February 2, 2018
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, Author of Eleven Presidents on Kresta in the Afternoon Radio Show
Posted: Wed. January 24, 2018, 8:24am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of Eleven Presidents, appears on the Kresta in the Afternoon radio show on Ave Maria radio. Eland talks about his book which highlights presidents in the 20th century who have made promises to shrink the size of government. How have those promises measured compared to the actual results of their policies.

Recorded: Mon. January 22, 2018
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan Appears on the Lars Larson Radio Program
Posted: Mon. January 15, 2018, 1:54pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on the nationally syndicated Lars Larson radio show to talk about the latest "winner" of the California Golden Fleece Award, the California Department of Water Resources. The DWR was "honored" for their mismanagement of the Oroville Dam, which threatened hundreds of thousands earlier this year when record rains damaged the spillway of the dam. McQuillan details the history of the dam and its faulty maintenance over the years. He recommends that DWR should no longer operate California’s 44 state-owned dams and suggests private water companies or private irrigation districts take over.

Recorded: Fri. October 20, 2017
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio
Issues: Government Waste/Pork