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December 14, 2017
What Is a Micro-School? Podcast
John Friend, co-director of the Full Circle School, discusses the unique advantages of "micro-schools."
Government Spending
December 13, 2017
Morris Kleiner, University of Minnesota: Occupational Licensing’s Sticky Effects Podcast
University of Minnesota labor professor Morris Kleiner talks about how occupational licensing is a real drag for workers.
Environment
December 12, 2017
Lisa Linowes: Reaching Affordable Energy Through Tax Reform Podcast
Lisa Linowes of the Industrial Wind Action Group explains how tax reform can help Americans recieve affordable and reliable energy.

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October 19, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Olivia Dennison, a homeschooled student from West Virginia, joins the show to talk about her experience taking both the ACT and the Classical Learning Test, a new ACT/SAT alternative.
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October 18, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Antiquities Act allows presidents to unilaterally declare vast swaths of land as national monuments, without Congressional input often overriding the concerns of state and local authorities. Its time for President Trump to end this abuse.
October 17, 2017
By Christopher Talgo
Kelly Townsend, Arizona State Representative and Chairman of the Arizona Planning Convention, explains how a Convention of the States can solve the problems that the federal government refuses to address.
October 16, 2017
By Corey DeAngelis , Teresa Mull
Corey DeAngelis, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom talks about a recent study he coauthored that found how regulating voucher programs too much makes private schools much like public schools.
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October 13, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #110 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Cato Institute, the Heartland Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
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October 12, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Yaron Brook
Bernie Sanders says bankers are bad, but money makes our dreams into reality. Ayn Rand Institute executive chairman Yaron Brook lays out the moral case for money-men.
October 11, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans
In this edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, John Nothdurft and Donald Kendal speak with Matthew Glans, Senior Policy Analyst at The Heartland Institute about his new Policy Brief, “Don't Wait for Congress to Fix Health Care.”
October 10, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Joseph W. Milligan
Fundación Libertad executive vice president Joe Milligan cuts through the media spin and tells what’s really going on in Puerto Rico, an American territory devastated by Hurricane Maria.
October 9, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Against the advice the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers the Environmental Protection Agency is threatening to dredge a Superfund site in Texas an operation that is likely to pollute the San Jacinto River and Galveston Bay.
October 6, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #109 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from Truth in Accounting, the Goldwater Institute, and the Commonwealth Foundation.
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October 5, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Lawmakers in California and other states are pumping up the price of gas with new taxes, but Americans for Prosperity director of policy Akash Chougule says there's a better way for voters and motorists.
October 4, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Cities and states have joined with private solar and energy efficiency companies to create a loan program in causing a strain on low income homeowners -- foreclosures are up, the poor are left homeless and cities are being left holding the bag.
October 3, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Laurie Lee, CEO and chairman of The Reform Alliance, talks about how Arkansas' Succeed Scholarship program has grown by more than 500 percent in the last year and what stands in the way of similar programs expanding.
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October 2, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Fossil fuels are and will continue to be critical to relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricane's and earthquakes.
September 29, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #108 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Manhattan Institute, the Tax Foundation, the American Action Network, and the Center of the American Experiment.
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September 26, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In many states, government regulators have the final say on whether there are too many doctors in your town. Are CON laws needed, or do they just put politics before patients?
September 25, 2017
Nick Adams, Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG), explains why he immigrated to the United States, and why he believes in American exceptionalism.
September 22, 2017
By John Nothdurft, Donny Kendal
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #107 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Caesar Rodney Institute, and the Fordham Institute.
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September 21, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett, Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Climate alarmists claim fossil fuel use is causing more, stronger hurricanes. Evidence shows this isn't true and energy restrictions imposed to fight climate change will make recovery from these natural events more difficult, costing lives.
September 20, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Wisconsin state Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) talks about what's in Wisconsin's new state budget for taxpayers, previewing how the included prevailing wage repeal provisions will benefit taxpayers and cities.
September 19, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society of the United States are appealing to people’s love for animals, requesting donations to help them help the animals left behind or left homeless by the storms, yet little aid is offered.
September 18, 2017
By Veronica Harrison, Rob Natelson
Rob Natelson, Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute, explains the Article V process of amending the Constitution, and why he believes it is the best way to limit the growth of the federal government.
September 15, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #106 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Heartland Institute, the Pioneer Institute and the Empire Center.
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September 14, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Overtime court decisions, legislative and regulatory actions have eroded property rights considered by America's founders to be the foundation of our Constitutional Republic.
September 13, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Robert Chatfield, president and CEO of the Free to Choose Network, joins the show to discuss his organization's work and the new documentary, School Inc.
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September 12, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, James Broughel
Mercatus Center research fellow James Broughel joins the show to talk about three new studies using artificial intelligence to speed-read and analyze states’ regulatory codes.
September 11, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
There are three main ways of moving oil and gas, which are vital to the U.S. economy, across the country. Each mode of transportation has its virtues and drawbacks relative to the others but all have critical roles.
September 8, 2017
By John Nothdurft, Donny Kendal
John Nothdurft is back. He and Donny Kendal present episode #105 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Cato Institute, the Mercatus Center and the Pacific Research Institute.
September 8, 2017
By Veronica Harrison
Constitutional experts discuss the Article V process and the upcoming Arizona Planning Convention.
September 7, 2017
By Isaac Orr, Kevin Dayaratna
After President Trump made his announcement that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, many states and cities throughout the country sought to demonstrate that they are still in the agreement.
September 6, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Caroline Makepeace joins the show today to talk about "road schooling," a type of homeschooling that allows Caroline and her husband to travel the world with their two children.
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September 5, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Free trade is good for agriculture but current farm subsidies close foreign markets to our farm and ranch products.
September 4, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Edward Hudgins
Heartland Institute director of research Edward Hudgins talks about robots, artificial intelligence, and the future of working, in this episode of the Budget & Tax News podcast.
September 1, 2017
By Donny Kendal, Jesse Hathaway
In John's absence, Donny Kendal is joined by Research Fellow for Budget and Tax, Jesse Hathaway, in episode #104 of the In The Tank Podcast.
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August 30, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Neal McCluskey, the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom, discusses the late Andrew Coulson's legacy and his ongoing contributions to education reform.
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August 29, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched USAFacts.org, a website collecting the federal government’s statistics and financial data. Why is he funding this new venture, and how can people use it to find out how government works?
August 28, 2017
By Jim Lakely
Director of Communications Jim Lakely speaks with Dave Racer about his new book, “Passion for Patients.” America’s health care system has been regulated and distorted for decades, meaning the opportunities for market reforms seem more remote than ever.
August 25, 2017
By Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, Andy Singer
Host Donald Kendal, Director of Communications Jim Lakely, Executive Editor Justin Haskins and Andy Singer craft a "fan-fiction" scenario where our Game of Thrones protagonists destroy the wheel and form Westeros' first Constitutional Republic. 
August 24, 2017
By Isaac Orr
The WLA is unique in that it realizes the polarization between rural and urban residents is not serving the public interest.
August 23, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Will Estrada, director of federal relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association, joins the show to discuss the recently proposed Parental Rights Amendment.
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