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“Student Loan Debt” Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder appears on the Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Mon. June 10, 2019, 3:48pm PT

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on the Lars Larson radio show to talk about college student loan debt. Vedder says colleges and universities should have "skin in the game" and be responsible for a portion of defaulted student loans. He offers other ways in which college can be made more affordable and efficient.

Recorded: Fri. June 7, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

“Millennials and Free Markets” Research Fellow Vicki Alger appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show
Posted: Thu. May 23, 2019, 4:37pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children, appeared on the Andy Caldwell radio show on KUHL in Santa Maria, CA. Alger talks about private philanthropy and entrepreneurship as promising approaches to addressing numerous issues facing younger people in America.

Recorded: Thu. May 23, 2019
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio

“Iran and the Rogue Presidency” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on WLS radio in Chicago
Posted: Tue. May 21, 2019, 4:02pm PT

Author of War and the Rogue Presidency, Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on the John Howell show on Chicago's WLS radio. Eland discusses the developing conflict with Iran and whether President Trump is listening to advisors such as John Bolton in order to move closer to war with Iran.

Recorded: Tue. May 21, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

“Iran and Iraq and the Threat of War” Ivan Eland appears on the Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Fri. May 17, 2019, 11:09am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency appears on the Lars Larson radio show.
The US is pulling all non essential staff from Iraq but China is the real threat if any to the US, not the Middle East, says Eland. Trump is less hawkish than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, he adds.

Recorded: Thu. May 16, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

The Failure of Federal Higher Education: “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology”
Posted: Tue. May 14, 2019, 4:51pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder (Professor Emeritus of Economics, Ohio University) speaks at the conference, “Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults,” sponsored by the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, February 12, 2019.

Dr. Vedder is the author of the new Independent book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, and at this event he was speaking regarding his chapter, “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology,” in the recent Cato book, Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower, edited by Todd J. Zywicki and Neal P. McCluskey.

Recorded: Tue. April 9, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Other Event

Pioneer of Civil Rights and Black Free Enterprise: T.R.M. Howard
Posted: Sat. May 11, 2019, 3:08pm PT

Independent Institute Research Fellow Linda Royster Beito presents the life and contributions of T.R.M. Howard as a pioneer of the civil rights movement. Dr. Beito is also Professor of Social Sciences and Dean of Arts and Science at Stillman College. This event was held at La Sierra University on October 14, 2018.

Linda Royster Beito is co-author of the book T.R.M. Howard Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer.

Recorded: Sun. October 14, 2018
Experts: Linda Royster Beito
Type: Other Event

Richard Vedder on Fox Business with Stuart Varney
Posted: Tue. May 7, 2019, 11:20am PT

Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America appears on Fox Business News’ Varney & Co. Is government the cause of higher tuition and admission scandals surrounding US colleges and universities? Richard Vedder says yes, especially the crisis in student loan debt.

Recorded: Wed. May 1, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Television

“Iran and Gaza Threats” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland on the Jim Bohannon radio show
Posted: Tue. May 7, 2019, 8:26am PT

The US is sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf as a warning to Iran. Iran has signaled it might violate part of the nuclear deal it reached in 2015. At the same time, rockets fired into Israel from Gaza has sparked more Middle East tension. Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the new book War and the Rogue Presidency.

Recorded: Mon. May 6, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio