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Posted: Thu. July 4, 2019, 11:42am PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Award appears on KMED radio's Bill Meyer show to talk in detail about new, high-tech methods for preventing and fighting wildfires in the west. Virtual reality, new types of water retardant, and satellite technology are a few of the techniques that can replace traditional, ineffective and expensive firefighting methods.

Posted: Tue. July 2, 2019, 3:49pm PT

Director of the California Golden Fleece® Award , Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan is interviewed on KFBK radio in Sacramento. The latest report from McQuillan outlines the steps California must take to avoid more catastrophic wildfires by implementing more technology and private property rights to incentivize the prevention more than the suppression of fires.

Posted: Tue. July 2, 2019, 3:36pm PT

California fire agencies are the "winners" of the most recent California Golden Fleece® Award , a dishonor given quarterly to California state or local agencies or government projects that swindle taxpayers or break the public trust. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan outlines his recommendations to prevent catastrophic wildfires in the future, using technology and private management of forest lands to avoid the build up fuels in forests.

Posted: Mon. July 1, 2019, 12:18pm PT

Senior Fellow Williamson Evers sits down with The Epoch Times to discuss what Evers considers to be the greatest problems facing the education system in America today.

Posted: Mon. June 17, 2019, 9:59am PT

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America speaks at the Manhattan Institute about the issues facing higher education.

Higher education in America is in crisis. Costs are too high, learning is too little, and the financial payoff to students and taxpayers is often abysmal. In Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, economist and economics professor Richard Vedder documents how this precarious situation was fostered by the expansion of government involvement in the academy, especially at the federal level.

Posted: Thu. June 13, 2019, 1:13pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children appears on Real Talk with Riggin on KZIM/KSIM radio in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Alger discusses the failures of the US Department of Education and the Common Core curriculum which was implemented ten years ago.

Posted: Thu. June 13, 2019, 10:25pm PT

Richard K. Vedder, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, offers his solutions to the rising costs, mediocre academic performance, and declining payoff of American higher education. Tom Lindsay of the Texas Public Policy Foundation hosts the discussion.

This video was recorded by the Texas Public Policy Institute.

Posted: Wed. June 12, 2019, 4:54pm PT

It's the ten year anniversary of Common Core. Are children better off as a result of this government intervention in education? Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children talks with guest host Jason Chaffetz, retired US Representative from Utah, about the record of Common Core and the US Department of Education.