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December 15, 2017
In The Tank (ep119) – Eucalyptus Trees, TN Pork Report, Bail Reform, and the Life of an Alarmist Podcast
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #119 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from Reason, The Beacon Center of Tennessee, and The Buckeye Institute.
Education
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.

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July 4, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Ben Boychuk
Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely and his friend Ben Boychuk, managing editor of the online magazine American Greatness (amgreatness.com), discuss American exceptionalism and the Founding Generation to celebrate Independence Day.
July 4, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Inequality has become a popular economic and political issue, but what actually solves the problem? University of Maryland economics professor Phillip Swagel says he knows.
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July 3, 2017
By S.T. Karnick, Jim Lakely
Built upon a foundation of liberty, America remains unique and truly exceptional throughout the world.
June 30, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Jim Lakely
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #95 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.
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June 29, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Tim Benson
Tim Benson, Heartland Institute policy analyst, joins the show to discuss education savings accounts, and how Heartland's vision for education freedom is becoming reality.
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June 28, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The federal government is failing to carry out its legal responsibility to manage and store nuclear waste generated at the country's nuclear power plants: It's time that changed.
June 27, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
The Marketplace Fairness Act is back, yet again! National Taxpayers Union’s Nan Swift has the details on this year’s incarnation of this bad idea.
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June 26, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
Heidi Holan, Illinois state director of ParentRights.org, joins the show to discuss the parental rights amendment and why it is needed today more than ever.
June 23, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #94 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, the Illinois Policy Institute, and the Buckeye Institute.
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June 22, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Put medical school graduates who are shut out of residency programs to work by issuing them provisional licenses, says The Heritage Foundation's Kevin Dayaratna.
June 21, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Leslie Hiner, vice president of programs at EdChoice, joins the show to discuss the progress states are making with smart policy in reforming education across the country.
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June 20, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
EPA's clean air regulations are costly, often costing lives, yet they are based on scant, unverified scientific data. The best evidence is small particulate matter (PM2.5) is not causing health problems or causing premature deaths and so EPA's regulation
June 19, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce and Heartland Institute research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the effects of subsidized renewable energy.
June 16, 2017
By John Nothdurft, Donny Kendal
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #93 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the John Locke Foundation, the Reason Foundation, the Platte Institute, and the Alaska Policy Forum.
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June 15, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Civil asset forfeiture reform is on the move in Wisconsin, according to state Sen. David Craig (R-Town of Vernon).
June 14, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Just 48 hours before President Trump took office, in a gross attempt at overreach, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set new rainwater management standards for New Hampshire that gives the feds zoning and planning authority over New Hampshire munic
June 13, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Meet a Millennial helping American patients drink from the fountain of youth. The key is repealing government mandates and expanding patient control over who gets their health care dollars.
June 12, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
A survivor of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing tells the story of her injury, quest for diagnosis, and discovery that her insurance company silently switched her prescription.
June 9, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #92 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the John Locke Foundation, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and the Cato Institute.
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June 8, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
TechFreedom’s Evan Swartztrauber explains what net neutrality is and isn’t, and what to expect from FCC this summer.
June 7, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
The construction of a publicly funded San Francisco-area waterpark illustrates the hazards of the United States' government-run, taxpayer-funded health care system.
June 6, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The election of Donald Trump as President opens the door to substantial reform in the areas of environment, climate, and energy.
June 5, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
President Trump understands the potential for fossil fuels better than any American political leader in modern history, meaning America's economic future is bright .
June 5, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Lindsey Burke, Heritage Foundation education expert, discusses what the federal role in education should and shouldn't be, how the new administration has performed so far, and what she expects the future holds.
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June 2, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #91 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Buckeye Institute.
June 1, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Rick Jore, a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, discusses why compulsory school attendance is contrary to the natural family order and what we can do about it.
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May 31, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Is America running out of oil?
May 30, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Two doctors explain how a non-medically trained government official cited Wikipedia as a reason to let insurers deny a patient treatment recommended by her physicians.
May 29, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Cato Institute senior fellow George Selgin explains how The Fed has ruled the American economy, creating disorder instead of protecting people from turmoil.
May 26, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #90 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the Mercatus Center, and Empire Center.
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May 25, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Farm Bill is up for renewal in 2018 and needs reform. The current bill costs taxpayers too much, rewarding wealthy corporate farmers with unnecessary subsidies.
May 24, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Dr. Deane Waldman explains why Jimmy Kimmel's son's successful emergency surgery is not a case for Obamacare, and why Texas lawmakers should pass legislation liberating doctors from needless hoop-jumping.
May 23, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Joseph W. Milligan
The Puerto Rico government owes creditors over $70 billion in debt! How can free-market policies save the people of this tropical paradise?
May 22, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Cornelius N. Grove, Ed.D., author of The Drive to Learn, discusses what his research shows East Asian culture does differently to encourage children to attain academic excellence.
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May 19, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #89 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Heritage Foundation, the Center of the American Experiment, and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.
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May 18, 2017
By Jim Lakely, S.T. Karnick, Robert Genetski
Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely and Research Director S. T. Karnick speak with Robert Genetski, Ph.D., about his new book “Rich Nation, Poor Nation.”
May 16, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Mental health patients benefit at least as much as from free-market principles as non-mental health patients, according to 28-year direct-pay psychiatrist Dr. Robert Emmons.
May 15, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Do Biofuels Make the American Military Weaker?
May 13, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Donn Dears
Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely marks the coming Mother’s Day by talking about “Mother Earth” with Donn Dears, author of “Clexit: For a Brighter Future.”
May 12, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #88 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from EdChoice, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the Tax Foundation.
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