Podcast

Business & Economics

Ned Desmond – Fighting “Fake News” and The Future of Online Media

Tech Crunch COO Ned Desmond joins us to discuss the rapid changes in the news business, the fight over so-called fake news, and the future that new online media sources will play in keeping the public informed.
Podcast

Former Speechwriters Respond to the State of the Union

PRI’s Lance Izumi, Rowena Itchon, and Tim Anaya – all former speechwriters – give their assessment of President Trump’s State of the Union Address and give a behind the scenes view of what goes into preparing “the big speech”.
Business & Economics

Tom Rogan – Issue 1 – What’s Going On in DC and the Return of “McLaughlin Group”

Political journalist and Washington Examiner columnist Tom Rogan gives his take on America’s foreign policy challenges, what’s going on in Trump’s Washington, and his new role as moderator in the return of the iconic TV debate program, “The McLaughlin Group”.
Education

Lance Izumi – What Can California Do to Expand School Choice?

As we mark National School Choice Week, Lance Izumi, Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education, and Koret Senior Fellow in Education, joins us to discuss his new “American Education Agenda” and his recommendations to policymakers for how we can give California students and parents more educational choices.
Business & Economics

Kerry Jackson – Good Intentions – How We Can Alleviate Poverty in CA

Kerry Jackson, senior fellow with PRI’s Center for California Reform, joins us to discuss how California’s government anti-poverty programs aren’t delivering, how the private sector can do more to lift people out of poverty, and other findings from his new issue brief, “Good Intentions.”
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.
Business & Economics

Ned Desmond – Fighting “Fake News” and The Future of Online Media

Tech Crunch COO Ned Desmond joins us to discuss the rapid changes in the news business, the fight over so-called fake news, and the future that new online media sources will play in keeping the public informed.
Podcast

Former Speechwriters Respond to the State of the Union

PRI’s Lance Izumi, Rowena Itchon, and Tim Anaya – all former speechwriters – give their assessment of President Trump’s State of the Union Address and give a behind the scenes view of what goes into preparing “the big speech”.
Business & Economics

Tom Rogan – Issue 1 – What’s Going On in DC and the Return of “McLaughlin Group”

Political journalist and Washington Examiner columnist Tom Rogan gives his take on America’s foreign policy challenges, what’s going on in Trump’s Washington, and his new role as moderator in the return of the iconic TV debate program, “The McLaughlin Group”.
Education

Lance Izumi – What Can California Do to Expand School Choice?

As we mark National School Choice Week, Lance Izumi, Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education, and Koret Senior Fellow in Education, joins us to discuss his new “American Education Agenda” and his recommendations to policymakers for how we can give California students and parents more educational choices.
Business & Economics

Kerry Jackson – Good Intentions – How We Can Alleviate Poverty in CA

Kerry Jackson, senior fellow with PRI’s Center for California Reform, joins us to discuss how California’s government anti-poverty programs aren’t delivering, how the private sector can do more to lift people out of poverty, and other findings from his new issue brief, “Good Intentions.”
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.
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