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Health Care
April 18, 2019
Trump's Health Care Plans (Guest: Doug Badger) Podcast
Health care policy expert Doug Badger, who spent time in the George W. Bush White House working with Congress to pass the Medicare Modernization Act, discusses Obamacare replacement.
Education
April 17, 2019
Rachel's Challenge and the 20th Anniversary of Columbine (Guest: Darrell Scott) Podcast
Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School joined the Heartland Daily Podcast to discuss that tragic day on April 20, 1999.
Climate Change
April 16, 2019
Anthony Watts on Climate, Bad Temperature Stations, and Joining The Heartland Institute (Guest: Anthony Watts) Podcast
Anthony Watts joins the podcast for the first time as a Senior Fellow for Environment and Climate at The Heartland Institute.

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February 21, 2019
By Joe Barnett
David Ranson, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, takes a simpler approach to forecasting, explaining the performance of the economy for his clients, and Heartland listeners.
February 20, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Democrats in control of the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor's office are driving residents and businesses out of state with a slew of new regulations and taxes, including a tax on rain.
February 19, 2019
By Dr. Phil Eskew , AnneMarie Schieber
Direct Primary Care is one-step beyond an “emerging model” and is now thriving in many states as a consumer-driven, low cost option for unlimited primary care. Phillip Eskew, founder of DPC Frontier, shares what is ahead for Direct Primary Care in 2018.
February 15, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Isaac Orr, Justin Haskins
Heartland's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, in episode #178 of the In The Tank Podcast. Featuring work from Tax Foundation, Mercatus, Reason, and Pacific Legal Foundation.
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February 13, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks of the problems with a centrally managed health care sector.
February 12, 2019
By Joe Barnett
President Trump’s economic policies of tax cuts and deregulation raised the rate of economic growth and reduced unemployment.
February 11, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
With a centralized education system, West Virginia has some of the highest spending and lowest educational outcomes. Senator Patricia Rucker talks about the problem and what to do about it.
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February 8, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins, Isaac Orr
Heartland's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #177 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the Reason Foundation, and the Mercatus Center.
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February 7, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
The New Hampshire legislature is attempting to repeal the state’s education tax-credit which serves nearly 900 students, the majority of which are low-income or have special needs.
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February 6, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dan Mitchell exposes the myth of Cuba's "successful" health care system, how that relates to what's happening in Venezuela, and what U.S. legislators with a penchant for socialism should learn from the island's economic fiasco.
February 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Steve Goreham
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that the world will end in 12 years if we don't end fossil fuel use is just one more in a long line of flawed and falsified claims meant to expand governmental powers.
February 4, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
R Street Director of Commercial Freedom Jarrett Dieterle joins the show to discuss regulations on beer, wine and spirits.
February 1, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Isaac Orr
Donny Kendal and Isaac Orr bring you episode #176 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the Mackinac Center, the Pacific Research Institute, and the Pacific Legal Foundation. 
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January 31, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Robert Graboyes joins the show to discuss a recent poll showing a partisan divide in who believes the nation's health care situation is in a crisis.
January 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com, speaks of his efforts to fight government corruption and increase transparency.
January 29, 2019
By Daren Bakst, H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. farm policy is shaped by myths about saving the family farm when, in fact, most subsidies go to the largest farms and wealthiest farmers. The Farm Bill provides welfare for the well-to-do and the Republican Congress just made it worse.
January 28, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Professional portfolio managers adopting sustainability criteria as a guide investing their clients’ money threatens to reduce returns and increase risks, often violating the managers fiduciary responsibility.
January 25, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Isaac Orr, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal; Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment; and Justin Haskins bring you episode #175 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions.
January 24, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Ohio Vapor Trade Association President James Jarvis joins today’s show to discuss his advocacy efforts in Ohio.
January 23, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dave Chase on a new study that discovered that many people don't understand how health insurance works and how this "health illiteracy" affects the cost of care.
January 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Stan Liebowitz
Stan Liebowitz, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, applies economic reasoning to state K-12 education systems.
January 18, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal is joined by Justin Haskins in episode #174 of the In The Tank Podcast.  In this week's episode, Donny and Justin continue a new sub-series of the In The Tank Podcast that focuses on the scourge of Socialism - the Stopping Socialism series.
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January 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In this latest Voices of Vapers podcast, Guy Bentley, a research associate at Reason Foundation, rejoins the show to discuss his latest brief “A Question of Taste: The Public Health Case for E-Cigarettes.”
January 16, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Michael Brzica on Senator Elizabeth Warren's plan to "nationalize" the development and sale of generic medicines
January 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) joins the show to discuss his vaping story, federal legislation, and suggestions for policy makers and e-cigarette users on regulating tobacco harm reduction products.
January 14, 2019
By Justin Haskins, H. Sterling Burnett
Justin Haskins, executive editor at The Heartland Institute, says the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, increasingly embraced by leaders in the Democratic Party, is a dangerous foothold of socialism.
January 11, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins, Isaac Orr
Donny Kendal, Isaac Orr, and Justin Haskins bring you episode #173 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Manhattan Institute, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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January 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud, Michelle Minton
CEI senior fellow Michelle Minton joins the podcast to discuss her work on tobacco harm reduction, her latest policy analysis ‘Fear Profiteers’ and public health activists’ role in snuffing out tobacco harm reduction products.
January 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud, Vicki Alger
Vicki Alger, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum joins the podcast to discuss her efforts on education reform, what options are available for parents and lawmakers, and what we can expect from the states in 2019.
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January 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Dr. Jane Orient speaks on how the migrant caravan at the Mexican-American border brings risks of a health epidemic. Should the US look at Ellis Island for proper policy positions?
January 7, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Leah Houston, MD, speaks about her health care tech venture HPEC.io that utilizes blockchain encryption to keep physician and patient data secure and immutable.
January 4, 2019
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Isaac Orr
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft are joined by Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, in episode #172 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, the Rio Grande Found.
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January 3, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Ann Bridges
Technology Entrepreneur and Author Ann Bridges explains why the United States needs to begin mining minerals critical to modern electronics, energy systems, and defense products to end our dependence on China.
January 2, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Pamela Villarreal
Why do plastic bag bans damage private businesses? How does overregulation damage the economy? Find out in 2019’s first episode of Budget & Tax News!
December 28, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal is joined by Justin Haskins in episode #171 of the In The Tank Podcast. In this week's episode, Donny and Justin introduce a new sub-series of the In The Tank Podcast that focuses on the scourge of Socialism - the Stopping Socialism series.
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December 27, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, A.J. Moll, Executive Director of Missouri Smoke Free talks about his efforts in Missouri, his extensive research on tobacco harm reduction, and the recent Twitter antics from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
December 26, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
Dr. John Lott, Jr., Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center joins the podcast to discuss gun control legislation in 2018 and what to expect as legislators head back to their state capitols next month.
December 21, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft are joined by Justin Haskins in episode #170 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Tax Foundation, the Illinois Policy Institute, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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December 20, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Amy Netherton joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss her many roles in the vaping industry and what to expect in 2019.
December 19, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Rob Henneke, attorney for a plaintiff in the landmark Texas case where Obamacare was deemed unconstitutional, joins the show.