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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

The Economics of Immigration | Ben Powell
Posted: Mon. January 8, 2018, 2:34pm PT

Senior Fellow Ben Powell on the Economics of Immigration. Presented at Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Ben Powell is the editor of the book, The Economics of Immigration.

Recorded: Fri. January 27, 2017
Experts: Benjamin Powell
Type: Other Event

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on the Lars Larson Radio Show
Posted: Fri. January 5, 2018, 5:55pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of Eleven Presidents appears on the Lars Larson nationally syndicated radio show. Eland discusses President Trump's foreign policy and financial and military aid to countries in the Middle East.

Recorded: Wed. January 3, 2018
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio
Issues: Government Power