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Posted: Thu. October 27, 2022, 9:22pm PT

It’s back to school for teacher Rose and her son Archie, but with Scott "Gov" Govinsky at the helm of the post-pandemic education system, it's a new (anything-but) normal. Episodes 3, 4 & 5 coming soon!

Posted: Wed. October 26, 2022, 2:10pm PT

With the recent release of the NAEP test scores, also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers talks about the reasons that American public schools are failing students. Evers says more competition is needed from private schools and home schools, to give parents a choice in their children’s schools. Proven teaching methods and solid curriculum are also needed. The learning loss reflected in the record drop in NAEP scores will take years to make up, says Evers.

Posted: Fri. October 21, 2022, 4:02pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency talks with TNT radio's Bryan McClain about the changing relationships with the US and Saudi Arabia, Japan, Italy and more. Eland talks about Biden's recent plea with Saudi Arabia to increase oil production.

Posted: Fri. October 21, 2022, 1:40pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO, and host of the documentary “Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope,” Mary Theroux is interviewed on KCBS radio as she outlines realistic solutions to the blight of homelessness in San Francisco. Strategic, coordinated efforts among non-profits, government, and businesses are needed to address the issue. Results must be measured, instead of just measuring the money spent, she says.

Posted: Tue. October 18, 2022, 4:31pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland talks about middle east foreign policy in the wake of the crackdown on protesters in Iran and OPEC cutting oil production. He talks about his recent Op-Ed in The National Interest that warns of consequences for interventions in foreign countries.

Posted: Sat. October 15, 2022, 12:46pm PT

Mary Theroux is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Independent Institute. She was married to the late David Theroux. In this episode, she gives the background on how she and David met, and the early years of the Independent Institute. Along the way she touches on many topics including the CS Lewis Society, the war fever on America’s right wing, and the problem of homelessness.

Posted: Wed. October 12, 2022, 9:51am PT

Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan discusses California mismanagement of forests, resulting in out of control wildfires.

Related: California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters

Posted: Thu. October 6, 2022, 5:34pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan has written about California’s problems including; wildfire management, homelessness, underfunded public pensions, crime, stifling regulations, and much more. He talks with WIND radio’s Shaun Thompson about free market solutions to California’s many problems.