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Christopher Talgo

Chris Talgo is marketing coordinator for The Heartland Institute

Chris Talgo joined The Heartland Institute in August 2017. As marketing coordinator, he is responsible for a variety of tasks related to promoting Heartland’s events and publications. Talgo hosts podcasts, writes articles, manages social media, and leads the monthly conference call for Heartland’s Center for Constitutional Reform. He edits reports and newsletters for the marketing department, as well as maintaining Heartland’s store inventory and marketing calendar.

Prior to working at The Heartland Institute, Talgo taught U.S. history and American government for five years in Bluffton, South Carolina. He served on the Town of Bluffton Accommodations Tax Committee and was elected precinct delegate for his voting district. He is an avid reader of history and social science. He enjoys watching and playing sports and competes in 5k and 10k runs. 

Recent Articles and Publications

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February 21, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines.
February 15, 2018
By Christopher Talgo, Lennie Jarratt
The federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
February 8, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
A audit by Utah’s Office of Legislative Auditor General of a renewable energy/alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program found people wrongly claimed credits the state did not approve or they did not earn, costing the state millions of dollars.
January 23, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The Cape Wind project, a massive array of wind turbines planned to be built off the Massachusetts coast, has been terminated after years of battling against local opposition and fighting multiple court challenges.

2016 By the Numbers

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82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
2.4 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2017
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
91 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 14,711 guests
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week