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Ken Cuccinelli: Supreme Court and Obamacare

Benjamin Domenech and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli discuss the Supreme Court consideration of Obamacare.

Talmadge Heflin: Real Texas Budget Solutions

Talmedge Heflin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation explains why a coalition of public policy groups has come together to recommend ways Texas legislators can cut billions of dollars of spending while keeping the state economically strong. Many of the recommendations could be applied in other states as well.

Tom Harris: Energy Hour

ECN PODCAST - International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) executive director Tom Harris explains how ICSC is turning Earth Hour into Energy Hour.

Jim Waters: Armed Guards Against Transparency

BTN PODCAST - Kentucky legislators have been negotiating a new budget in a room that's been roped off and blocked by armed guards to keep people out. Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters has been one of the leaders in the fight for more budget transparency in Kentucky, where, armed guards notwithstanding, the transparency movement has seen some victories.

Beverlee Jobrack: Tyranny of the Textbook

SRN PODCAST - While education reformers focus on big schemes like Common Core standards and teacher evaluations, little over the several past decades has seemed to change about American education. Author Beverlee Jobrack, a long-time textbook editor for SRA-McGraw Hill, explains in Tyranny of the Textbook that some of the reason why is that textbooks have not changed. Teachers keep teaching the way they always have, and publishers print books that make them happy, whether it’s based on research about how children learn best or not. Jobrack also explains why the Khan Academy and crazes over much education technology are non-research-supported fads.

Benjamin Domenech: First day of Supreme Court Arguments

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech reacts to the first day of arguments at the Supreme Court.
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