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Shelby Steele Interview | Race and Liberty in America: “What Killed Michael Brown?”
Posted: Sun. March 28, 2021, 9:55pm PT

In this compelling Independent Conversation, renowned civil rights scholar and bestselling author Dr. Shelby Steele is interviewed by Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker on the issues of race, liberty, and law in America, and in the process, they examine the crucial issues addressed in Dr. Steele's documentary, “What Killed Michael Brown?”

Recorded: Tue. March 16, 2021
Experts: Shelby Steele, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“California Ethnic Studies Curriculum” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on Newsmax TV
Posted: Fri. March 26, 2021, 2:37pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Williamson Evers is interviewed about California's curriculum to teach Ethnic Studies in schools. Some suggest teaching the curriculum to Kindergarten students through high school. Evers says the curriculum misses the opportunity to teach how different racial groups have added to the history and founding of the United States and instead it vilifies white people as oppressors of other groups.

Recorded: Wed. March 24, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Television

“Arguments Against the Minimum Wage” Sr. Fellow John Goodman, author of New Way to Care appears on the Michael Berry radio show
Posted: Mon. March 22, 2021, 1:30pm PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of New Way to Care discusses minimum wage laws. If higher wage prices are mandated for employers, where does the money come from, asks Goodman. For some businesses, labor costs are the largest cost. Teenagers are usually the ones who are let go if wage prices increase. Teens who keep their jobs are most likely in the suburbs, and those most likely to lose their jobs are from low-income households.

Recorded: Mon. March 22, 2021
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Radio

COVID-19 Pork, Dr. Seuss, Teachers Unions, Lockdowns, and Reopenings | Independent Outlook 15
Posted: Sat. March 20, 2021, 3:14pm PT

In this fifteenth episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine the massive political pork in the COVID Relief Act; bailouts of insolvent blue states and cities; the looming threat of inflation; voter fraud; teachers unions and the tragedy of school closings; free speech and freedom of the press and assembly; cancel culture and Dr. Seuss, Dumbo, and Peter Pan; the growing rebellion against wokeness; and much more.

Recorded: Wed. March 10, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers, David J. Theroux, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“Abolish Daylight Savings?” Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II appears on the Michael Smerconish radio show on SiriusXM
Posted: Mon. March 15, 2021, 1:53pm PT

Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II has written a lot on abolishing the changing of clocks twice a year in the US. There are economic and productivity issues as well as an increase in automobile and pedestrian accidents due to the "silly" practice of changing our clocks backwards and forwards, says Shughart.

Recorded: Mon. March 15, 2021
Experts: William F. Shughart II
Type: Radio

Origins, Harms and Political Deception of the COVID-19 Lockdowns | Phillip Magness & Graham Walker
Posted: Sun. March 14, 2021, 11:30am PT

This Lighthouse Briefing video features Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker and Independent Research Fellow Dr. Phillip W. Magness discussing Dr. Magness's article, “Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data,” including the politicization of science, the folly of lockdowns and mask mandates, and the need for "Focus Protection" to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve "herd immunity."

Recorded: Fri. February 19, 2021
Experts: Phillip W. Magness, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“The Data Shows No Climate Emergency” Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, co-author of Hot Talk, Cold Science appears on The Michael Berry Radio Show
Posted: Thu. March 11, 2021, 3:28pm PT

There is no climate emergency, says Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, who is co-author of the book Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate. Why are forecasts incorrect? IPCC reports are often interpreted as dire by climate alarmists, he says, while most of the reports are actually quite sanguine. Even weather forecasts models can be inaccurate over 5 days, and longer term climate models can vary greatly. As for carbon emissions, the market is doing a great job at reducing emissions, Lupo says.

Recorded: Thu. March 11, 2021
Experts: Anthony R. Lupo
Type: Radio

Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, co-author of Hot Talk, Cold Science appears on the Alan Nathan Radio Show
Posted: Tue. March 2, 2021, 9:58am PT

Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, co-author of Hot Talk, Cold Science appears the Alan Nathan Radio Show to discuss adaptation vs mitigation to address climate change. The climate is warming a bit, says Lupo but it's not an emergency. Lupo says the Paris Agreement is flawed in its structure. The drive for more efficient technologies in the market is working.

Recorded: Wed. February 24, 2021
Experts: Anthony R. Lupo
Type: Radio