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Casey Luskin: Bluffing the Public on Scientific Debates in the Classroom

SRN PODCAST - Tennessee has recently passed a law allowing teachers to teach students that scientific controversies exist on subjects including global warming, evolution, the origins of life, and human cloning. The scientific establishment is saying the law amounts to a new Scopes "Monkey Trial." True, or false? Casey Luskin, a policy analyst for the Discovery Institute, joins the podcast to answer that question. Find out how telling people "there is no controversy" jives with current scientific research.

Jim Capretta: Don Berwick and the benefits of Premium Support

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech talks with Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center regarding his recent conversation with Don Berwick and the benefits of premium support.

Jonathan Williams: Rich States, Poor States

BTN PODCAST - Economist Jonathan Williams joins us to discuss the new edition of the Rich States, Poor States book, which evaluates each of the 50 states on taxes and other policies that shape their economies and add to or subtract from the financial well-being of their citizens.

J. Scott Armstrong: Applying the Free Market to College Studies

SRN PODCAST - A new review of research suggests a free-market approach to higher education instruction works better than command-and-control teaching. Analysis author and University of Pennsylvania professor J. Scott Armstrong joins the School Reform News podcast to discuss what's wrong with higher education and how applying free-market principles may help solve it. He thinks the answer may be what he calls "natural learning," or giving adult students more freedom and responsibility to direct their studies.

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.
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