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In The Tank (ep156) – Shock and Kavan-Awe, Sanders' BEZOS Act, and Voices of Vapers

September 7, 2018

Donny Kendal presents episode #156 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the California Policy Center, the Reason Foundation, and The Heartland Institute.

Donny Kendal presents episode #156 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. This week's episode features work from the California Policy Center, the Reason Foundation, and The Heartland Institute.

In this episode, Donny invites on three guests. The first guest, Director of Communications Jim Lakely, joins the show to talk about the confirmation hearings of potential Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Jim and Donny talk about the circus show that has been the first three days of the hearing. In their opinion, the majority of the events could be chalked up to political theater.
California Policy Center - Kavan-Awesome

Next, Donny is joined by Heartland State Government Relations Manager Charlie Katebi. Donny and Charlie talk about a proposed bill from Senator Bernie Sanders called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act (BEZOS Act). This proposed legislation would requires companies to reimburse the government for welfare their employees consume. As Charlie and Donny explain, this potential law would have devastating consequences.
Reason - Bernie Sanders Introduces a New Bill in His Latest Hit Against Amazon
Business Insider - Joe Biden's former top economist thinks Bernie Sanders' bill attacking Amazon and Jeff Bezos 'may backfire.'

Last, Donny is joined by Lindsey Stroud, state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute. Lindsey comes on the show to talk about the latest in the realm of e-cigarettes and Tobacco Harm Reduction. In addition to giving an update on this front, Lindsey talks about her newly resurrected podcast series - subtitled "Voices of Vapers."

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute.
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Jim Lakely is the director of communications and the primary media contact at The Heartland Institute.
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Charles Katebi is state government relations manager with the Heartland Institute
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Lindsey Stroud joined The Heartland Institute in 2016 as a Government Relations Coordinator. In 2017, Lindsey was named State Government Relations Manager.
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