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Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on WIND Radio’s The Dan Proft Show
Posted: Wed. July 22, 2020, 5:09pm PT

With enrollments shrinking, colleges may close, says Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise. He appears on WIND Radio's The Dan Proft Show to talk about colleges competing for a diminishing number of students which means some schools are in danger of closing permanently. Vedder explains how colleges are responding to this impending loss of customers.

Recorded: Wed. July 22, 2020
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

Better than Common Core: Florida’s K-12 Standards Raise the Bar | Williamson Evers & Graham Walker
Posted: Thu. July 16, 2020, 8:09pm PT

“Better than Common Core: Florida’s New K-12 Standards Raise the Bar,” by Ze'ev Wurman, David M. Steiner, Ashley Rogers Berner and R. James Milgram

Recorded: Thu. July 9, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

SCOTUS Is Not the Place for Social Activism | William J. Watkins, Jr. and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Tue. July 7, 2020, 11:08pm PT

Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has strayed from its constitutional authority in declaring what preexisting law is to actually making law itself.

Recorded: Wed. June 24, 2020
Experts: Graham H. Walker, William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Independent Institute TV

COVID-19 and K-12 Education: What Students and Parents Can Expect | Williamson M. Evers
Posted: Tue. July 7, 2020, 10:45am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers addresses the June 24, 2020, meeting of the Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated of California about the serious problems in California's public schools in the midst of the COVID-19.

Recorded: Wed. June 24, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Independent Institute TV

“AB5—The CA ‘Gig’ Law’s Status” Sr. Fellow Bill Evers appears on the Phil Cowan show on AM1380 KTKZ in Sacramento
Posted: Fri. June 26, 2020, 11:32am PT

Sr. Fellow Bill Evers, director of Independent Institute's Open Letter to Suspend AB5, talks with guest host Katy Grimes about the latest news on California's AB5. The law took effect during the pandemic and requires freelance "gig" workers to become employees of companies instead of remaining independent contractors. Various exemptions have been granted but Uber and Lyft drivers and other delivery drivers will be forced to give up their independence when determining where and when they work. With unemployment soaring during the pandemic, drivers are needed more than ever to fill essential tasks while people shelter in place. Evers discusses other occupations affected by the law, as well as a ballot initiatives and lawsuits which seek to undue AB5 and challenge its constitutionality.

Recorded: Fri. June 26, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

California Accelerates Pressure on Uber, Lyft Drivers Becoming Employees” Independent Institute Executive Director Graham Walker appears on the Ken and John show on KFI radio in Los Angeles
Posted: Fri. June 26, 2020, 10:16am PT

Independent Institute Executive Director Graham Walker appears on the Ken and John show to discuss the latest on California's AB5, the law which requires "gig" workers to be hired as employees, instead of continuing as independent contractors. The California Attorney General seeks a court order to immediately halt what they call 'worker misclassification" by Uber and Lyft. But app-based ride share companies say trying to force drivers to give up their independence 100 days before the election threatens to put a million more people out of work at the worst possible time.

Recorded: Thu. June 25, 2020
Experts: Graham H. Walker
Type: Radio

Race and Liberty in America: Riots Today vs. the 1960s | Jonathan J. Bean and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Tue. June 23, 2020, 7:26pm PT

The rioting, looting, arson, and killings hitting cities around the nation that have followed the death of George Floyd, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, are much like the disturbances that convulsed American cities in the 1960s.

Recorded: Thu. June 18, 2020
Experts: Jonathan J. Bean, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

George Floyd and the Future of Police Misconduct | Samuel R. Staley and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Wed. June 17, 2020, 3:38pm PT

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer with a history of excessive force complaints has spurred protests, demonstrations, and riots across the nation. Peaceful protests are more than justified. However, the lawless riots are not; they are enacting the very injustices they claim to contest and on a colossal and catastrophic scale.

Recorded: Fri. June 12, 2020
Experts: Samuel R. Staley, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV