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Posted: Tue. June 21, 2022, 4:28pm PT

Inflation spirals to a 40-year high; but should we be surprised, given federal fiscal policy? Ukraine’s agony drags on; will the economic after-effects also drag on and, more importantly, will Russia’s slogging success end up triggering a Chinese move against Taiwan that puts the U.S. in a quandary? Then there’s homelessness: is there any way out for the growing numbers of people trapped in the “homeless-industrial complex”?

Posted: Thu. June 16, 2022, 10:16am PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux appears on the The Bill Meyer Show on KMED in Medford, OR. There are many reasons for homelessness and each individual has their own path to the streets. A model of individual care that is working in San Antonio, TX can work in other cities, says Theroux. She is the narrator and producer of the film Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope and the policy report Beyond Homeless: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes, Transformative Solutions. Too much money is being wasted on programs that aren’t working, she adds.

Posted: Mon. June 13, 2022, 4:37pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux appears on WSJK in Champaign, IL. There are many factors which create homelessness and the solutions involve several touchpoints. Mary discusses her policy report and documentary film about solving homelessness and the success of a program in San Antonio, TX called Haven for Hope which offers access to several services including addiction recovery, life skills and other help for each individual.

Posted: Mon. June 13, 2022, 2:47pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux appears on WERC radio in Birmingham, Alabama. Mary talks about her research in creating the policy report and documentary film about solving homelessness. Mary details the causes of homelessness and how the federal government has not been able to begin to solve it. The solution is a coordinated, community effort of public and private services, individually designed for each person who is homeless. It's working elsewhere and it can work in California.

Posted: Mon. June 13, 2022, 2:24pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux is interviewed on WBAP in Dallas, TX. Mary talks about the documentary she produced and narrated: Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope which addresses the issues that create homelessness and the solutions needed to solve it. Housing is not the only issue facing the homeless. Many are dealing with trauma, addiction, and mental illness. The solution involves bringing private and public organizations together in one place to address individual needs. It's working in San Antonio, TX and it can work in California too.

Posted: Thu. June 9, 2022, 2:06pm PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on The Dawn Stensland show on WPHT in Philadelphia. Evers discusses his recent Op-Ed in the Washington Examiner highlighting Stanford's policies of stifling students' free speech and the University's control over ideology of race relations and social systems of Stanford students. Evers says Stanford's bureaucracy has grown as students' freedom is shrinking due to the social justice policies of the school.

Posted: Wed. June 8, 2022, 9:58am PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on TNT Radio's Joseph Arthur and the Technicolor Dreamcast. Evers discusses his career in analyzing education policy and covers topics such as the federal role in education and the indoctrination of social justice policies in classrooms.

Posted: Tue. June 7, 2022, 1:57pm PT

What’s behind the outbreak of mass shootings and what can stop it? Would banning more types of guns, or more features of guns, or giving officials more power to seize guns, solve the problem? Or is a more radical solution necessary, as argued by those who say the U.S. Constitution is the obstacle to safety? Is there wisdom in President Biden’s plan to cancel college student debt, or would that degrade student borrowers while further boosting inflation? –which now looms as Americans’ greatest anxiety.