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California

Michele Steeb – Helping Turn Women’s Lives Around

Saint John’s Program for Real Change CEO Michele Steeb joins us to discuss how the Sacramento-based program is making a difference in helping homeless mothers living in crisis break the cycle of poverty and make better lives for themselves and their children.

California

First Annual PRI Year-End Awards

Listen to a special holiday episode of PRI’s podcast as Sally Pipes, Rowena Itchon, Lance Izumi, Tim Anaya, and Ben Smithwick review the year in policy in 2017, hand out their year-end awards, and make their predictions for 2018 – in the style of The McLaughlin Group.

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Why Did the Government Swallow the 340B Fly?

PRI’s Senior Fellow in Business and Economics Wayne Winegarden joins us to talk about his new study on the 340B program, a well-meaning yet very important government program designed to help the needy afford prescription drugs that, in practice, is being abused and shortchanging those it was intended to help.

California

David White – Red or White . . . or Blue?

Noted wine author and blogger David White joins us to talk about our favorite subject on PRI’s podcast – wine!  We discuss the policy issues facing California’s wine industry, and then get to the good stuff – some ideas for great wines to try or give as gifts this holiday …

Business & Economics

Michael Ramirez – The Art of Political Cartooning

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Michael Ramirez joins us to discuss his approach to cartooning, some of his favorite and noteworthy cartoons from over the years, and the important role that political cartoons play in shaping public opinion and inspiring grassroots activism.

California

Steve Hayward – Free Speech Under Attack on Campus

PRI’s Steve Hayward, who is currently teaching at UC Berkeley, joins us to talk about his front-row seat to the current clash over free speech, incidents of conservative speakers being violently silenced, and how we can protect the debate of ideas on campus from current attacks on provocative ideas and …

Health Care

Dr. Beth Haynes – How the Free Market Can Improve our Health Care

Dr. Beth Haynes of the Benjamin Rush Institute joins us to discuss how free-market solutions can improve people’s healthcare, the ongoing fights over Obamacare and single-payer health care, and the latest trends in health care today.

Business & Economics

John Tamny – America’s Economic Future

Economist John Tamny of RealClearMarkets and Forbes.com joins us to talk about the ongoing battle over the national debt, the debate over monetary policy and tax reform under President Trump, the future of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, and his upcoming book on the end of work.

Business & Economics

Clark Judge – President Trump and his Communications Style

Clark Judge is the chairman of the Pacific Research Institute, founder of The White House Writers Group and a former Reagan speechwriter.  He joins us to discuss President Trump’s communications style, his effectiveness in advocating for his agenda, and lessons to be learned from the Gipper.

Business & Economics

David Crane – California’s Public Pension Crowd Out

David Crane of Govern for California and Stanford University talks about California’s public pension crisis, how more public money spent on pensions takes away funding for key state priorities, and how we can break through the logjam to enact meaningful pension reform.

California

Michele Steeb – Helping Turn Women’s Lives Around

Saint John’s Program for Real Change CEO Michele Steeb joins us to discuss how the Sacramento-based program is making a difference in helping homeless mothers living in crisis break the cycle of poverty and make better lives for themselves and their children.

California

First Annual PRI Year-End Awards

Listen to a special holiday episode of PRI’s podcast as Sally Pipes, Rowena Itchon, Lance Izumi, Tim Anaya, and Ben Smithwick review the year in policy in 2017, hand out their year-end awards, and make their predictions for 2018 – in the style of The McLaughlin Group.

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Why Did the Government Swallow the 340B Fly?

PRI’s Senior Fellow in Business and Economics Wayne Winegarden joins us to talk about his new study on the 340B program, a well-meaning yet very important government program designed to help the needy afford prescription drugs that, in practice, is being abused and shortchanging those it was intended to help.

California

David White – Red or White . . . or Blue?

Noted wine author and blogger David White joins us to talk about our favorite subject on PRI’s podcast – wine!  We discuss the policy issues facing California’s wine industry, and then get to the good stuff – some ideas for great wines to try or give as gifts this holiday …

Business & Economics

Michael Ramirez – The Art of Political Cartooning

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Michael Ramirez joins us to discuss his approach to cartooning, some of his favorite and noteworthy cartoons from over the years, and the important role that political cartoons play in shaping public opinion and inspiring grassroots activism.

California

Steve Hayward – Free Speech Under Attack on Campus

PRI’s Steve Hayward, who is currently teaching at UC Berkeley, joins us to talk about his front-row seat to the current clash over free speech, incidents of conservative speakers being violently silenced, and how we can protect the debate of ideas on campus from current attacks on provocative ideas and …

Health Care

Dr. Beth Haynes – How the Free Market Can Improve our Health Care

Dr. Beth Haynes of the Benjamin Rush Institute joins us to discuss how free-market solutions can improve people’s healthcare, the ongoing fights over Obamacare and single-payer health care, and the latest trends in health care today.

Business & Economics

John Tamny – America’s Economic Future

Economist John Tamny of RealClearMarkets and Forbes.com joins us to talk about the ongoing battle over the national debt, the debate over monetary policy and tax reform under President Trump, the future of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, and his upcoming book on the end of work.

Business & Economics

Clark Judge – President Trump and his Communications Style

Clark Judge is the chairman of the Pacific Research Institute, founder of The White House Writers Group and a former Reagan speechwriter.  He joins us to discuss President Trump’s communications style, his effectiveness in advocating for his agenda, and lessons to be learned from the Gipper.

Business & Economics

David Crane – California’s Public Pension Crowd Out

David Crane of Govern for California and Stanford University talks about California’s public pension crisis, how more public money spent on pensions takes away funding for key state priorities, and how we can break through the logjam to enact meaningful pension reform.

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