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EP 177 THE POLITICS OF ABORTION: THEN AND NOW

10/17/2018
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In this podcast, we call upon one of the nation’s leading scholars and authors(‘After Roe’ and ‘Beyond Abortion’) of human reproduction and public policy, Professor Mary Ziegler, to provide perspective on the issue as it once again takes center stage in America. You will be surprised to go back to 1973 and the Roe v. … Continue reading EP 177 THE POLITICS OF ABORTION: THEN AND NOW

Duration:00:33:35

EP 176 PUBLIC UNIONS DEALT A SEVERE BLOW BY THE SUPREME COURT

10/15/2018
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In states friendly to public sector unions, the members have had benefits few others in our society, unionized or not, have retained. These include good wages, great health benefits and pensions. The United States Supreme Court recently ruled in the Janus v. AFSCME case that agency fees are unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. Twenty-two … Continue reading EP 176 PUBLIC UNIONS DEALT A SEVERE BLOW BY THE SUPREME COURT

Duration:00:28:48

EP175 AMERICANS ARE WORKING LESS

10/10/2018
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We like to think of ourselves as the hardest working people on the planet and, yet, that image is changing, according to the latest data from the U.S. Labor Department’s annual American Time Use Survey. Much of this trend reflects baby boomers retiring and still working, but fewer hours. There are other factors at play, … Continue reading EP175 AMERICANS ARE WORKING LESS

Duration:00:34:25

EP 174 MORE GRIT=MORE SUCCESS

10/8/2018
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Dr. Angela Duckworth has become a legend in the field of psychology with her research and book on the impact that grit has in predicting someone’s academic and career success. Grit being perseverance and passion–and it is measurable. In fact, she’s built the scale. So if you’ve ever had a chip on your shoulder because … Continue reading EP 174 MORE GRIT=MORE SUCCESS

Duration:00:34:22

EP 173 Dr. Nancy Cappello: Are You Dense?

10/3/2018
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It’s not likely you would approach someone with that greeting. Yet, if a doctor doesn’t get an answer to that question for women being screened for breast cancer, then the diagnosis could well be incomplete or plain wrong. Dense breast tissue is something that 40 percent of the women in America have. And it is … Continue reading EP 173 Dr. Nancy Cappello: Are You Dense?

Duration:00:45:15

EP 172 HOW COMPANIES CAN BETTER MANAGE CATASTROPHIC RISK

10/1/2018
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Whether it’s a 9-11 calamity or a financial meltdown or product recall, companies must be prepared to respond in real time to emerging threats to their business. With the speed at which information travels, getting behind a crisis means sustaining losses from which you may never recover. In their book, ‘Mastering Catastrophic Risk’, Professors Michael … Continue reading EP 172 HOW COMPANIES CAN BETTER MANAGE CATASTROPHIC RISK

Duration:00:32:04

EP 171 ARE WAYWARD KIDS CHANGEABLE?

9/26/2018
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It’s seems as if we have a lot of young people today who are adrift, particularly our boys, and they have no direction home. And the ways we go about trying to ‘reform’ them don’t work. Jails aren’t the answer. Detention doesn’t result in changed behavior.. So, what do we do? Dr. J. Stuart … Continue reading EP 171 ARE WAYWARD KIDS CHANGEABLE?

Duration:00:28:47

EP 170 AFFORDABLE HOUSING SHORTAGE REACHES CRITICAL PROPORTIONS

9/24/2018
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You live in a major city and have a great job. And you interact every day with service workers waiting on you in restaurants, handling your dry cleaning and other tasks. Have you ever stopped to wonder where they live in these metropolitan areas and how far they travel each day to get there? One … Continue reading EP 170 AFFORDABLE HOUSING SHORTAGE REACHES CRITICAL PROPORTIONS

Duration:00:30:04

EP 169 YOUR HAPPINESS HAS BEEN HACKED

9/19/2018
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You’d think that Americans would be a very happy people. We have the world’s greatest economy, more entertainment options than ever before, a big land to traverse and enjoy and mobility. And, yet, we rank very poorly on indices measuring the happiness quotient. And while our discontent cannot all be traced to technology, it is … Continue reading EP 169 YOUR HAPPINESS HAS BEEN HACKED

Duration:00:31:39

EP 168 IT’S TRUMP’S LAW NOW

9/17/2018
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Even if the Trump presidency ended today in the muck of scandal, his impact will be felt for years to come. Why is that you ask? He, the White House counsel, Don McGahn and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell have executed a brilliant strategy to quickly fill the U.S. district and appellate courts with young … Continue reading EP 168 IT’S TRUMP’S LAW NOW

Duration:00:37:32

EP 167 WILL MAN WONDER IN FIFTY YEARS WHY WE ATE MEAT?

9/12/2018
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There’s a growing ‘clean meat’ and vegan movement focused on the many destructive and unethical practices involved the production and consumption of meat. At the same time, as economies improve worldwide the global meat business is at an all time high. How do we reconcile these two divergent trends? Renee King-Sonnen joins us to … Continue reading EP 167 WILL MAN WONDER IN FIFTY YEARS WHY WE ATE MEAT?

Duration:00:30:00

EP 166 LIVING IN INTEGRATED NEIGHBORHOODS UNLOCKS POTENTIAL

9/10/2018
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Unraveling racial segregation is the key to reducing racial inequality. Let that concept sink in for a moment. Analyzing historical data from 1865 to the present, Richard Sander, our guest on this podcast, and his co-authors Yana Kucheva and Jonathan Zasloff, prove that racial integration has an enormously powerful effect on lifting people out of … Continue reading EP 166 LIVING IN INTEGRATED NEIGHBORHOODS UNLOCKS POTENTIAL

EP 165 HOW DID SEX AND THE CITY CHANGE AMERICA?

9/6/2018
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Twenty years after its debut, it’s a good time to assess the impact that the women of the acclaimed HBO series had on the dating, sexual mores by women, fashion and, well, even cupcakes. According to Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of ‘Sex and the City and Us’ these four single women changed the way … Continue reading EP 165 HOW DID SEX AND THE CITY CHANGE AMERICA?

Duration:00:34:52

EP 164 WILL RIGHT TO TRY HELP FEWER DIE?

9/3/2018
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President Donald Trump boldy proclaimed that new federal legislation he signed will save hundreds of thousands of lives. It’s a bold assertion(what would you expect), but is it remotely true? The answer is no, according to Dr. Alison Bateman-House, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University. The legislation, already … Continue reading EP 164 WILL RIGHT TO TRY HELP FEWER DIE?

Duration:00:30:18

EP 163 BRING BACK THE ASYLUM FOR THE MENTALLY ILL

8/29/2018
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Well, not really. However, America must re-think its approach to treating the mentally ill and can’t make prisons, tent cities and the streets of America the default mode for those suffering with it. Howard Husock, vice president for research and publications, at the Manhattan Institute,along with colleague Carolyn D. Gorman co-wrote a provocative op-ed piece … Continue reading EP 163 BRING BACK THE ASYLUM FOR THE MENTALLY ILL

Duration:00:27:46

EP162 CAN WE KEEP PRISONERS FROM RETURNING FOR THREE HOTS AND A COT?

8/27/2018
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In a society that jails so many, more the average country(as Yogi Bear might have said), you’d think we’d have figured out ways to use prison time more wisely to insure that these same folks don’t return, costing society more to incarcerate them again and victims the pain of re-offending. And, yet, we still struggle … Continue reading EP162 CAN WE KEEP PRISONERS FROM RETURNING FOR THREE HOTS AND A COT?

Duration:00:33:15

EP161B CAN AMERICA WIN A TRADE WAR?

8/22/2018
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THIS PART OF THE EPISODE DEALS WITH THE TRADE WAR AND WHAT IT MEANS TO US

Duration:00:31:48

EP 161A CAN AMERICA WIN A TRADE WAR?

8/22/2018
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THE FIRST PART OF THIS EPISODE GIVES YOU A HISTORY OF HOW WE GOT HERE Our resident trade expert, Alan Tonelson, author of ‘Race to the Bottom’ and founder of the blog site RealityChek, says the answer is ‘yes’. He better be right because we are in one. He has felt for years that many … Continue reading EP 161A CAN AMERICA WIN A TRADE WAR?

Duration:00:23:31

EP 160 ROCKING THE BOAT BEFORE IT CAPSIZES

8/20/2018
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How many boring, staff meetings have you attended where everyone goes along to get along? It’s probably a countless number. Or one where the brave soul opens with ‘just to play devil’s advocate’ and in the process jettisons his own case. There is some incredible research to demonstrate that one outlier, one dissenter, can change … Continue reading EP 160 ROCKING THE BOAT BEFORE IT CAPSIZES

Duration:00:39:43

EP 159 Is There A Case Against Spending Public Funds On Education?

8/15/2018
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Just as some argue against public monies in health care and retirement plans, there are a growing number of people questioning the public investment in education. On this episode of our podcast, Bryan Caplan, a professor of economics at George Mason University, argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students’ … Continue reading EP 159 Is There A Case Against Spending Public Funds On Education?

Duration:00:39:06