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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.

John Dale Dunn: The EPA and Premature Death

ECN PODCAST - Dr. John Dale Dunn explains how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency distorts the facts on lives allegedly saved through emissions restrictions.

Tom Harris: Canada and the Kyoto Protocol

ECN PODCAST - International Climate Science Coalition executive director Tom Harris explains why Canada has pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol and why United Nations climate proposals are a very real threat to Western economies.
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