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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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August 17, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
HHS Secretary Alex Azar has directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a working group to weigh the risks and rewards of drug importation, which is currently banned in the United States.
August 17, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The state challenge to Obamacare moves forward with supplemental documents filed and opening arguments set for sometime in September to decide if the law can be suspended while the legal challenge is being decided.
August 9, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which gave birth to affirmative action.
July 30, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with the government of Idaho allowing the state to manage its own water pollution program.

2016 By the Numbers

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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