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Posted: Mon. April 4, 2022, 9:17am PT

Sr. Fellow Judy Shelton discusses the Russian economy and the history of its currency since the fall of the Soviet Union. Judy Shelton has studied Russia and its economy for decades and she gives her perspective on the current situation in Ukraine and Russia, especially in terms of international finance. She is the author of the March 24, 2022 Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal "Putin May Fear Default More than Defeat in Ukraine"

Posted: Fri. April 1, 2022, 12:53pm PT

Sr. Fellow James Tooley, author of Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education is interviewed on the Michael Berry radio show. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government (or public) schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. These ideas are now emerging in schools in the US as parents see the indoctrination of politics into their childrens' schools.

Posted: Wed. March 30, 2022, 3:21pm PT

The father of a little girl twice denied coverage for cancer under Obamacare mounted a riveting, moving opposition on Capitol Hill to House Democrats’ proposal to impose single-payer healthcare on the country.

Posted: Thu. March 17, 2022, 4:05pm PT

“Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope” is the Independent Institute's award-winning, 38-minute documentary on the very serious and growing problem of homelessness cities in America. The film contrasts the current tragic conditions of San Francisco’s unhoused with a successful community-wide solution called Haven for Hope of Bexar County, located in San Antonio, TX. The film is also the companion to the in-depth Independent Institute book, “Beyond Homeless: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes, Transformative Solutions,” that is co-edited by Adam B. Summers and Mary L.G. Theroux.

Posted: Tue. March 15, 2022, 4:06pm PT

In this very timely and insightful Independent Conversation, bestselling author, feminist and human rights activist Dr. Naomi Wolf is interviewed by Dr. Graham H. Walker (Executive Director, Independent Institute) to discuss how truth, science, ethics and constitutional rights have all been trampled in the elite media stampede and government mandates of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Wed. March 2, 2022, 4:25pm PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of The Right to Bear Arms appears on the Rush to Reason show on KLZ radio in Denver, CO. Halbrook discusses the upcoming US Supreme Court ruling concerning the ability to carry a firearm. He also discusses President Biden's comments during the State of the Union address on so-called "ghost guns."

Posted: Wed. March 2, 2022, 1:31pm PT

Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency appears on WTIC radio in Hartford, CT. Eland discusses the latest in Ukraine and the history of the Russia and NATO's expansion toward Russia's border.

Posted: Wed. March 2, 2022, 10:34am PT

In this thirty-third episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine Biden, NATO, and the U.S. in the midst of the Russia's invasion of Ukraine; the impact of the Freedom Convoy in Canada and now the People's Convoy in the U.S.; school board recalls and the rebellion against woke schooling; John Durham's indictment of Hillary Clinton's corruption; honoring the late P.J. O'Rourke; and more.