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Todd Wynn: hydraulic fracturing is environmentally friendly

ECN PODCAST - Todd Wynn, director of the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council, explains why hydraulic fracturing is a environmentally friendly means of producing natural gas

Doug and Polly White: Minimum Wage Just One Hindrance to Hiring

BTN PODCAST - The minimum wage in San Francisco climbs to $10.24 an hour on January 1. Business management consultants Doug and Polly White say the city can expect some jobs to leave the city and others to disappear altogether. The minimum wage is just one of many hindrances to hiring the local, state and federal governments have created, they say.

Allison Hertog: Scandals with Public Money

SRN PODCAST - A Florida vouchers program for disabled students is under fire for instances of fraud and abuse. Special-education lawyer and former teacher Allison Hertog joins the podcast to analyze the John M. McKay scholarships, special education, and abuses of public funds. She notes that Florida has reached the second phase of widespread school-choice reforms: refinement and discovering better accountability mechanisms.

Jason Fichtner: Payroll Tax Talks Put Us In Bizarro World

BTN PODCAST - Mercatus Center scholar Jason Fichtner is a former deputy commissioner of Social Security and a former senior economist with the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress who says we've entered "bizarro world" in the discussions over extension of the payroll tax cut. He explains why and discusses the policy implications of what is taking place. None of them are good.

Domenech: New Year's Resolutions for Washington

HCN Podcast: Benjamin Domenech, managing editor of Health Care News, offers up three New Year's resolutions for policymakers and politicians in Washington, DC.

Patricia Siroky: A Mom Speaks Out About Vouchers

SRN PODCAST - Patricia Siroky's 12-year-old daughter was failing core classes, acting out to her parents and teachers, and calling herself "stupid" while attending her local public schools. Now, half a year into a small private school she can attend thanks to Indiana's new school vouchers program, the seventh grader is happier, engaged in after-school activities, upping those grades in her hardest subjects, and once more delighting her parents.
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