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Phil Krinkie: Hypocrisy in Support for Subsidies for Minnesota Vikings

BTN PODCAST - Politicians on the Right and the Left display hypocrisy when they agree to subsidize billionaire sports teams owners, says Taxpayers League of Minnesota President Phil Krinkie, whose organization is fighting for local citizens to have a vote on a proposal for a local sales tax to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Hans von Spakovsky: Obamacare headed to the Supreme Court

HCN PODCAST - Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation discusses the 11th Circuit case against Obamacare that is now headed to the Supreme Court.

Todd Wynn: Renewable Energy

ECN PODCAST - Todd Wynn discusses renewable energy and his new position at the American Legislative Exchange Council

John Berlau: Durbin's Debit Rule Costing Bank Customers More

BTN PODCAST - On October 1 the so-called "Durbin Amendment" to the Dodd-Frank financial law of 2010 takes effect. John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute was among many experts who predicted higher banking fees and fewer free services as a result. Those predictions appear to be coming true, and he joins us to explain how the amendment harms banking customers and suggests steps to minimize the impact.

Peg Tyre: Finding The Good School in an Era of Choice

SRN PODCAST - As school choice increases, many parents find themselves overwhelmed at the amount of jargon and programs available. Author and journalist Peg Tyre joins the SRN podcast to explain how her new book, The Good School, helps fill this gap and further empowers parents with the information necessary to choose wisely. She also discusses the great opportunity and danger embedded in the Parent Trigger.

Bruce Cooper: Religious Charter Schools?

SRN PODCAST - A growing number of publicly-funded charter schools have attempted to divine the line between church and state as they offer Jewish, Muslim, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, animist, and other religious curriculum, explains Bruce Cooper, a professor of education at Fordham University. He discusses with SRN Managing Editor Joy Pullmann the complexities and implications of this growing trend.
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