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Free Cities

Michael Pack – Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

Our guest this week is Michael Pack, director of the documentary “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.” His new book of the same name includes comments by Justice Thomas that did not make it into the 2-hour film. We discuss with Michael highlights of Justice Thomas’s early life, the people who influenced his views, his confirmation hearing, and his legacy at the Supreme Court.

Free Cities

Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland – How Federal Bureaucracy Hinder Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California’s fire season in full swing, Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland, senior research fellows with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana, join us to discuss their new paper detailing how bureaucratic federal environmental reviews – much like the California Environmental Quality Act – add delay and expense to critical efforts across the country to reduce wildfire risk on forestland.

Free Cities

Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland – How Federal Bureaucracy Hinder Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California’s fire season in full swing, Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland, senior research fellows with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana, join us to discuss their new paper detailing how bureaucratic federal environmental reviews – much like the California Environmental Quality Act – add delay and …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Soaring Gas Prices

We discuss with Wayne what’s on everyone’s mind – inflation, rising gas prices, a possible recession, and whose to blame. He cuts through all the finger-pointing in Washington and Sacramento and offers ways that will truly help lower prices.

Free Cities

Dr. Matt Beech – On Boris, Brexit, and the Brits

Our guest this week is Prof. Matthew Beech, Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Beech is also a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies and the Centre for British Politics.  A political scientist and historian, he …

California

Randy Hicks – Georgia Center for Opportunity

Former Californian and Georgia Center for Opportunity President Randy Hicks joins us from the Heritage Resource Bank Conference in Nashville to discuss the important work of the Georgia Center in using free market ideas to help lift people out of poverty and up the economic ladder, and the lessons that Californians can learn from their work in Georgia to help positively turn around people’s lives and create safer, more livable communities.

Business & Economics

Robert Alt – President of the Buckeye Institute

Our guest in this podcast is Robert Alt, president of PRI’s sister think tank in Ohio, the Buckeye Institute. Tim Anaya recently attended the Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank conference in Nashville and caught up with Robert Alt. They discussed the Institute’s work in challenging Ohio’s COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns, and government overreach.

California

Post-Election Wrap-Up – PRI All Stars

Our PRI All Stars are back to discuss the results of the California elections. On the panel is Lance Izumi, senior director of education, Kerry Jackson, fellow in California studies, and of course, Rowena Itchon, senior vice president and Tim Anaya, senior director of communications. The All Stars discuss the results of the big races and what it all means for the November election.

Business & Economics

Matthew Hennessey – Visible Hand

Wall Street Journal opinion editor Matthew Hennessey joins us to discuss his new book “Visible Hand,” which breaks down what young people and all Americans should know about economics thanks to some important lessons taught by his parents who bought and operated a bar, his high school soccer coach who painted a mural, ice cream lovers choosing their favorite flavors, and even the lead singer of the Sex Pistols.

Business & Economics

Erik Jaffe – Supreme Court Preview

Erik Jaffe, PRI adjunct fellow in legal studies and one of the nation’s top constitutional lawyers, joins us to give his reaction to the Supreme Court “leak” and previews the major cases that will be decided in the coming weeks.

Free Cities

Michael Pack – Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

Our guest this week is Michael Pack, director of the documentary “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.” His new book of the same name includes comments by Justice Thomas that did not make it into the 2-hour film. We discuss with Michael highlights of Justice Thomas’s early life, the people who influenced his views, his confirmation hearing, and his legacy at the Supreme Court.

Free Cities

Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland – How Federal Bureaucracy Hinder Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California’s fire season in full swing, Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland, senior research fellows with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana, join us to discuss their new paper detailing how bureaucratic federal environmental reviews – much like the California Environmental Quality Act – add delay and expense to critical efforts across the country to reduce wildfire risk on forestland.

Free Cities

Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland – How Federal Bureaucracy Hinder Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California’s fire season in full swing, Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland, senior research fellows with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana, join us to discuss their new paper detailing how bureaucratic federal environmental reviews – much like the California Environmental Quality Act – add delay and …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Soaring Gas Prices

We discuss with Wayne what’s on everyone’s mind – inflation, rising gas prices, a possible recession, and whose to blame. He cuts through all the finger-pointing in Washington and Sacramento and offers ways that will truly help lower prices.

Free Cities

Dr. Matt Beech – On Boris, Brexit, and the Brits

Our guest this week is Prof. Matthew Beech, Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Beech is also a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies and the Centre for British Politics.  A political scientist and historian, he …

California

Randy Hicks – Georgia Center for Opportunity

Former Californian and Georgia Center for Opportunity President Randy Hicks joins us from the Heritage Resource Bank Conference in Nashville to discuss the important work of the Georgia Center in using free market ideas to help lift people out of poverty and up the economic ladder, and the lessons that Californians can learn from their work in Georgia to help positively turn around people’s lives and create safer, more livable communities.

Business & Economics

Robert Alt – President of the Buckeye Institute

Our guest in this podcast is Robert Alt, president of PRI’s sister think tank in Ohio, the Buckeye Institute. Tim Anaya recently attended the Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank conference in Nashville and caught up with Robert Alt. They discussed the Institute’s work in challenging Ohio’s COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns, and government overreach.

California

Post-Election Wrap-Up – PRI All Stars

Our PRI All Stars are back to discuss the results of the California elections. On the panel is Lance Izumi, senior director of education, Kerry Jackson, fellow in California studies, and of course, Rowena Itchon, senior vice president and Tim Anaya, senior director of communications. The All Stars discuss the results of the big races and what it all means for the November election.

Business & Economics

Matthew Hennessey – Visible Hand

Wall Street Journal opinion editor Matthew Hennessey joins us to discuss his new book “Visible Hand,” which breaks down what young people and all Americans should know about economics thanks to some important lessons taught by his parents who bought and operated a bar, his high school soccer coach who painted a mural, ice cream lovers choosing their favorite flavors, and even the lead singer of the Sex Pistols.

Business & Economics

Erik Jaffe – Supreme Court Preview

Erik Jaffe, PRI adjunct fellow in legal studies and one of the nation’s top constitutional lawyers, joins us to give his reaction to the Supreme Court “leak” and previews the major cases that will be decided in the coming weeks.

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