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“California Ethnic Studies Curriculum” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on KPRL radio
Posted: Wed. August 5, 2020, 9:55am PT

California's K-12 public schools are planning to introduce a new curriculum for teaching social justice and ethnic studies. Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers says the curriculum is full of lessons about victimization and racial identity, instead of stressing the culture assets of minorities and their capacity to achieve. Students should be taught about historical figures such as George Washington Carver and minority entrepreneurs, says Evers. The narrow focus of ethnic studies doesn't include positive examples from all minority groups and favors certain minority groups.

Recorded: Tue. August 4, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

“Eugenics and Margaret Sanger” Thomas Cargill interviewed on WIND radio
Posted: Tue. August 4, 2020, 3:27pm PT

Research Fellow Thomas Cargill appears on the Dan Proft show on WIND radio to talk about the history scientific racism of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. Sanger's interest in eugenics influenced Hitler in the 1930s. Cargill is the author of the article "

Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past

" in the Summer 2020 issue of The Independent Review.

Recorded: Wed. July 29, 2020
Experts: Thomas F. Cargill
Type: Radio

Free Speech, Cancel Culture, Identity Politics and Police Reform | Independent Outlook Episode 1
Posted: Wed. July 29, 2020, 10:26am PT

In this first episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine free speech and technology, wokeness and cancel culture, protests and riots, police reform and the "Defund the Police" movement, COVID-19 and reopening schools, Chicago's crime wave, and more!

Recorded: Wed. July 29, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers, David J. Theroux, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“South China Sea Military Escalation” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on KPFA radio
Posted: Tue. July 28, 2020, 11:44am PT

In response to China’s military exercises in the South China Sea, the US is sending aircraft carriers to China’s sphere of influence. China is claiming the South China as theirs and has fortified the area with weapons. The Philippines and Vietnam and other countries are protesting China’s actions and China’s claim to 90% of the South China Sea. Eland says the US has the most dominant navy is world history and is encroaching on “China's neighborhood.”

Recorded: Sat. July 25, 2020
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

“Margaret Sanger’s History of Eugenics” Research Fellow Thomas Cargill appears on Freedom Works Radio
Posted: Tue. July 28, 2020, 10:49am PT

Research Fellow Thomas Cargill, author of The Independent Review article “Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past ” appears on Freedom Works Radio. Cargill discusses the origins of the eugenics movement, and "scientific racism" in America and its influence on the Third Reich in Germany in the 1930's. Cargill's research shows that high school students are not taught the history of Margaret Sanger and her racist policies and practices.

Recorded: Tue. July 28, 2020
Experts: Thomas F. Cargill
Type: Radio

Where Is This Economy Going? COVID-19 Fallout and Beyond | Robert P. Murphy and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Fri. July 24, 2020, 2:16pm PT

Research Fellow Robert P. Murphy, author of the Independent book, "Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action," and Independent Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker discuss the policy directions needed to counteract the economic undertow of COVID-19. Dr. Murphy explores the impact of the backdrop business cycle for economic recovery, and examines the risks associated with unsustainable interest rates and unprecedented amounts of monetary inflation and debt issuance undertaken by the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Recorded: Fri. July 17, 2020
Experts: Robert P. Murphy, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on WIND Radio’s The Dan Proft Show
Posted: Wed. July 22, 2020, 5:09pm PT

With enrollments shrinking, colleges may close, says Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise. He appears on WIND Radio's The Dan Proft Show to talk about colleges competing for a diminishing number of students which means some schools are in danger of closing permanently. Vedder explains how colleges are responding to this impending loss of customers.

Recorded: Wed. July 22, 2020
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

Better than Common Core: Florida’s K-12 Standards Raise the Bar | Williamson Evers & Graham Walker
Posted: Thu. July 16, 2020, 8:09pm PT

“Better than Common Core: Florida’s New K-12 Standards Raise the Bar,” by Ze'ev Wurman, David M. Steiner, Ashley Rogers Berner and R. James Milgram

Recorded: Thu. July 9, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV