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Donn Dears: Natural Gas Fracking

ECN PODCAST - Energy economist Donn Dears discusses the economic benefits of natural gas fracking and its outstanding environmental record.

Francis Cianfrocca: Coburn-Barr Medicare Reform

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca discuss the Coburn-Burr Medicare reform proposal.

Cheryl Miller: Charter Schools and Civics Education

SRN PODCAST - It's a common complaint that high-stakes tests have "narrowed the curriculum" to reading and math, the subjects most tested. Reformers also lately have emphasized the personal benefits of a good education, such as better earning and job prospects, and shifted away from its societal benefits and necessity. If charter schools are to serve as the "research and development arm" of public education, how can their experiments in civic education help Americans address these concerns and needs? Cheryl Miller, manager of the American Enterprise Institute's Program on American Citizenship, considers these questions and more in a January report she coauthored with Robyn Lake, and joins the SRN podcast to discuss them. The program has just released its free online civics curriculum.

Anna Franzonello: Contraceptive Mandate in Obamacare

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech talks with Americans United for Life's Anna Franzonello on the controversial contraceptive mandate in Obamacare, how it violates our freedom of religion, and what legislative and legal steps are being taken to challenge this mandate.

Katrina Currie: Fracking Legislation in Pennsylvania

ECN PODCAST - Katrina Currie, policy analyst with the Commonwealth Foundation, explains the impact of recently passed fracking legislation in Pennsylvania.

Jeff Judson: A Streetcar Desired -- and Opposed -- in San Antonio

BTN PODCAST - San Antonio officials want a streetcar system in the city. Local resident and Heartland Institute board member Jeff Judson does not. He says the streetcar proposal is just light rail by another name, and San Antonio voters several years ago were promised money from a transportation tax they approved would not go to light rail.
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