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North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park's Inspiring Story
October 29, 2022
The speech by Heartland Liberty Prize Winner Yeonmi Park left everyone who attended our benefit dinner last week profoundly moved, and many in tears. If you missed it — and even if you were there — you will want to watch her speech. Park recounts her harrowing escape from North Korea at the age of 13 – a journey to freedom few have the courage to undertake, and fewer survive.

November 3, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Cameron Sholty present episode 370 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the 2022 mid term elections only days away, the ITT crew discusses the odds of a coming "red wave" and what that might mean for the country. Also, it appears as though the left is waking up to the threat of big tech censorship. An article from The Intercept is making its rounds highlighting the collusion between the Biden Administration and social media companies Twitter and Facebook. OPENING CHIT CHAT – 2022 ELECTIONS 538 – It’s a Dead Heat for the Senate 538 - The Case For A Republican Sweep On Election Night PRIMARY TOPIC – Left Finally Sees Big Tech as Big Brother Daily Wire - Biden White House Admits Using Big Tech to Silence Americans The Intercept - Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation The Atlantic – Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty Politico - White House deletes tweet after Twitter adds 'context' note
November 1, 2022
Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea into China when she was only 13 years old. She didn't do it for freedom. North Koreans don't know what freedom is. Yeonmi did it for a bowl of rice. While she was fed in China, human traffickers sold her for $200. She lived a life of physical abuse. So she escaped again, this time into Mongolia and then South Korea. Yeonmi travelled across the frozen Gobi desert in the middle of the night, a trek that kills almost everyone who attempts it. And this time, it was for freedom. Yeonmi Park defied the odds and made it to South Korea. Soon, she came to America. In her words, America is the best country in human existence. Yet, Yeonmi has a dire warning for this country. Growing up under a dictator gives her a unique perspective of how a population can be manipulated. She says it's happening right now in America. Woke culture is the way Americans are being manipulated, and controlled, into losing the freedom that makes this nation great. Check out our channel for Yeonmi Park's full speech.
October 29, 2022
The speech by Heartland Liberty Prize Winner Yeonmi Park left everyone who attended our benefit dinner last week profoundly moved, and many in tears. If you missed it — and even if you were there — you will want to watch her speech. Park recounts her harrowing escape from North Korea at the age of 13 – a journey to freedom few have the courage to undertake, and fewer survive.
October 28, 2022
There's been a sharp uptick in protests in the name of a climate change induced catastrophe across the globe. Fridays for Future, the group inspired by Greta Thunberg, recently held protests in 450 locations. Stories are flooding the news of protestors gluing themselves to private property and then expecting the businesses to cooperate with their demands. Why the sharp uptick in protests? Are these grassroot protests or is this a political scheme? Andy Singer, Anthony Watts, Linnea Lueken, and's Steve Milloy discuss the global situation this week on Climate Change Roundtable.
October 28, 2022
Tune in this Thursday evening for a live stream of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research's Second Annual Awards Dinner this Thursday, October 27. The Goodman Institute shares Heartland's dedication to enabling free-markets and protecting individual liberty. The Goodman Institute's mission in finding private alternatives to failing government programs has led to Health Savings Accounts, Roth IRAs, and the ability for seniors to continue working without losing their Social Security benefits. Their tax scholars produced the original design for the corporate tax cuts that became law in 2017. Tune in to the live stream for a virtual welcome and overview from Senator Ted Cruz followed by an awards ceremony for Senator Phil Gramm. Senator Gramm reduced federal spending, improved national defense, and protected tax cuts during his time in Congress. His legislative record includes the Gramm-Rudman Act, which placed the first binding constraints on federal spending. Special guests include Congressman Pete Sessions and Congressman Ronny Jackson, who will participate in a congressional roundtable moderated by former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. The Second Annual Goodman Institute Dinner will highlight the Healthcare Contract with America. This is a series of easy-to-understand reforms that will empower patients and release the power of markets to reduce costs and improve the quality of care. The Contract has been developed with the help of Newt Gingrich, the Heritage Foundation, and representatives of more than 70 think tanks and public policy organizations.
October 27, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 369 of the In The Tank Podcast. The COVID pandemic is over, if you ask president Joe Biden. Now, we need to sift through the rubble to see just how much damage was caused by the government lockdowns. The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, otherwise known as the Nation’s Report Card, came out showing major drops across the board. Also, there have been a few more stories that have come out recently showing just how terrible the government’s response to COVID-19 was. OPENING CHIT CHAT Independent - Hillary Clinton warns ‘right-wing extremists’ planning to ‘literally steal’ 2024 presidential election Politico - Hillary Clinton warns of Trump trying to ‘sneak or steal his way’ to a second term PRIMARY TOPIC – COVID-19 TRUTHERS HAD IT RIGHT Heritage Foundation – New NAEP Test Scores Are a Disaster. Blame Teachers Unions WSJ - The School Lockdown Catastrophe NPR - Student math scores are down from pre-COVID levels, the National Report Card finds Full Fact - Claims that Pfizer vaccine wasn’t tested on preventing transmission need context NYP - Judge orders Fauci, Psaki deposed in social media censorship lawsuit Reason - Adding the COVID-19 Vaccine to the Childhood Immunization Schedule Is a Mistake
October 26, 2022
New York Times best-selling author Brian Kilmeade of the Fox News Channel talks to Jim Lakely and Chris Talgo of The Heartland Institute on this bonus episode of the In the Tank podcast. Brian's latest book -- "The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Their Battle to Save America's Soul" -- is now in paperback. Brian talks about Joe Biden's obsession with supposedly saving "the soul of America," how his infamous "red speech" in Philadelphia will be viewed by history, whether or not America is indeed experiencing another "inflection point" in its history, why Frederick Douglass is not taught about in public schools anymore, and the special relationship between President Lincoln and Douglass.
October 20, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 368 of the In The Tank Podcast. It appears as the though the consensus is in - we are heading for a recession. However, according to President Biden, we are only likely to get a "slight recession." The ITT crew talks about the potential severity of the coming recession. Also, the most recent census over counted in a bunch of blue states, potentially skewing the political landscape in favor of the Democrats.
October 17, 2022
Justin Haskins, co-author of Glenn Beck's new book "The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism," discusses how the corporate media went crazy after Americans elected Donald Trump in 2016.
October 14, 2022
POLITICO just released their inaugural Green 28 list. This list is constructed to rank the 28 individuals with the most influence on the European Union's sustainability, environmental, mobility, climate and energy policies. Vladimir Putin was awarded the top spot on the list. Russia holds a stronghold on energy exports within Europe. Without looking at why this is the case, POLITICO gleefully agues that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will force a green revolution. Andy Singer, Linnea Lueken, and Anthony Watts discuss the POLITICO Green 28 list on the newest episode of Climate Change Roundtable.
October 13, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 367 of the In The Tank Podcast. At a recent World Economic Forum event, a representative from the United Nations boasted about working with Google to ensure THEIR information came up first when searching "Climate Change." In her words, "we own the science." Also, It appears as though the concept of a Universal Basic Income is becoming mainstream. PRIMARY TOPIC – “WE OWN THE SCIENCE” WEF - Tackling disinformation - how can we combat the lies that go viral? National Review - U.N. Communications Official Touts Google Search Partnership: ‘We Own the Science’ The Epoch Times - United Nations Now Claims to ‘Own the Science’ Sociable - ‘We own the science & the world should know it’: UN rep to WEF disinformation panel Team Halo SECONDARY TOPIC – ARE UBIs ENTERING THE MAINSTREAM? Business Insider - Applications have opened for a huge new guaranteed-income pilot in Illinois that officials say is the biggest program of its kind Government Tech - Cook County Launches Guaranteed Income Pilot With Help from Tech The Center Square - Critics say New Orleans guaranteed income program won't produce hoped-for outcomes Mashable - Every U.S. city testing free money programs
October 7, 2022
Europe is in the midst of an energy crisis, and it goes past Russia's invasion of Ukraine. For years, leaders across Europe have decided to implement energy policies that signal their green virtue but fail to provide adequate amounts of energy. Now, they're paying the price. America is headed down the same path. We're already seeing the effects Biden's policies have had on gas prices, but that's just the start. That's why energy experts are sounding the alarm. On today's episode of Climate Change Roundtable, Andy Singer, Anthony Watts, and H. Sterling Burnett discuss the current situation in America as well as pay respects to the recently passed climate scientist Dr. Tim Ball.

Videos for 13 Climate Change Conferences

The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 13 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest in Washington, DC on July 25, 2019.

Videos from all 13 conferences can be viewed here.