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Love Gov 2 Episode 1: A Room Without a View
Posted: Tue. September 25, 2018, 10:52am PT

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Bound by a restraining order, Scott “Gov” Govinski has an epiphany: Why focus on just one person if you can “help” far more? He buys a house after imposing sweeping city housing controls, puts up a “For Lease” sign, and declares: “It’s time to help people!” But what exactly is his definition of “help”?

Recorded: Tue. September 25, 2018
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Other Event

Love Gov 2: A Crisis Not to Waste | Trailer (Official)
Posted: Tue. September 18, 2018, 4:55pm PT

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Gov is back! Shunned by a failed relationship of his own doing, Gov embarks on a new, more ambitious mission to “help” an entire group of early careerists seeking to establish themselves.

This time, Gov works hilariously to create and manipulate a crisis to entrap and control people and ensure their dependency. Will Gov’s intrusive scheming last and doom people to uncertain and desperate lives? Can an entire community see through Gov’s folly and set a new course for success?

Recorded: Tue. September 18, 2018
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Other Event

Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech | Ben Wilterdink
Posted: Fri. August 24, 2018, 6:28pm PT

Video produced by American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Recorded: Fri. January 15, 2016
Experts: Ben Wilterdink
Type: Other Event

Right to Work Explained | Ben Wilterdink
Posted: Fri. August 24, 2018, 6:25pm PT

Video produced by American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Recorded: Wed. February 1, 2017
Experts: Ben Wilterdink
Type: Other Event

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook on the Michael Savage Radio Show
Posted: Fri. August 24, 2018, 6:18pm PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France appears on the Michael Savage radio show to talk about gun registration in Europe before World War II. Gun registration in France made it easy for the Nazis to disarm their enemies once they invaded France in 1940. Gun owners were put to death if they did not relinquish their weapons.

Recorded: Thu. August 23, 2018
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio

Panel on Pope Francis and Free Markets | Freedom Fest 2018
Posted: Wed. August 22, 2018, 10:06am PT

Independent Institute panel on Pope Francis and Free Markets at Freedom Fest 2018 held on July 13, 2018.

Recorded: Fri. July 13, 2018
Experts: George F. Gilder, Lawrence J. McQuillan, Robert M. Whaples
Type: Other Event

“How to Eliminate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan Appears on the Mike Schikman Show on WSVA Radio
Posted: Fri. August 17, 2018, 1:23pm PT

Unleashing entrepreneurs is the best way to solve the issue of plastic and other garbage ending up in the world's oceans. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan's recent Op-Ed points out how private companies are solving the plastic pollution problem, where governments are failing. Banning plastic straws and plastic bags is not the way to remove plastic from the oceans and from landfills.

Recorded: Thu. August 16, 2018
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Research Fellow Vicki Alger on Sound Off on KPRL radio
Posted: Wed. August 15, 2018, 5:23pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure, appears on Sound Off on KPRL radio. Alger discusses the status of Common Core in states' education systems and the growing parental choice options for families. The recent US Supreme Court Janus decision and its effects on teacher unions is also discussed. Alger also talks about the prospects of eliminating the US Department of Education, which she advocates for in her book Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children

Recorded: Wed. August 8, 2018
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio