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Marlo Lewis - Embracing a Free-Market Environmental Future

7/9/2018
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Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute joins us in Vancouver for a discussion on how the free-market is a more effective way to achieve a global, clean energy future than new clean energy laws or excess regulations.

Duration:00:11:30

Nick Loris – Why Are California Gas Prices So High?

7/9/2018
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Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation joins us from Vancouver to discuss why California gas prices are so much higher than the rest of the nation, and what reforms would make a real difference in giving drivers some relief at the pump.

Duration:00:11:30

Tia Boatman Patterson – Addressing California’s Home Affordability Problem

7/2/2018
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California Housing Finance Agency Executive Director Tia Boatman Patterson discusses the efforts of the self-supporting state agency she runs to help people find an affordable place to live, and gives her thoughts on what should be done next to address the state’s housing affordability and homeless problems.

Duration:00:54:01

Special Guest George Gilder on Technologies in the Future

6/24/2018
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For PRI’s 50th episode, our special guest is George Gilder. We asked him about his views on Silicon Valley (“in the process of having a nervous breakdown”), the threats to innovation (“the world’s $253 trillion debt”) and his view of Basic Income (“preposterous”). And that’s not even the fun stuff. George also gives us a glimpse of future technologies to come.

Duration:00:18:16

Todd Gaziano of Pacific Legal Foundation on Bureaucracies Making Laws

6/18/2018
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Our guest in this podcast is Todd Gaziano of the Pacific Legal Foundation. As director of the newly created PLF Center for the Separation of Powers, Todd is working on a long-term project to roll back the power of unelected government administrators. Over many decades, Congress has handed more and more of its lawmaking responsibility to the bureaucracy. Todd discusses his current cases pending in the courts and PLF’s goal of reversing bureaucrat power creep.

Duration:00:22:27

Chuck DeVore – Catching Up With a Former California Lawmaker Now Living in Texas

6/12/2018
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Former California Assemblyman and now Texas Public Policy Institute VP Chuck DeVore joins to talk about his experiences relocating to the Lone Star State, the advantages that Texas has over California, how the states differ on economic and energy policy, and what he thinks from afar about politics and policy in the state he used to call home.

Duration:00:37:34

What Does It All Mean? The PRI All Stars Post-California Primary Wrap

6/6/2018
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Now that the voters of California have spoken, what does it all mean? The PRI all stars analyze the results of the California primary, preview the major fall contests and initiative battles, and ponder the future of the Top 2 primary.

Duration:00:27:56

PRI’s California Primary Preview

5/28/2018
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The “PRI All Stars” break down the California primary, analyzing the major propositions and how the major gubernatorial candidates might different from Gov. Brown, discuss whether the initiative process and Top 2 primary should be reform, and give their predictions on the major races.

Duration:00:22:04

Pete Peterson – Free Market Ideas on Campus

5/21/2018
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Pepperdine University School of Public Policy dean Pete Peterson joins us to discuss the quest for ideological diversity in America’s universities, how free market ideas are treated on college campuses, and the current clash over campus free speech.

Duration:00:21:27

Will Swaim – Is Worker Freedom On the Horizon in California?

5/14/2018
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California Policy Center head Will Swaim joins us to discuss the effort to increase worker freedom in California. We explore the Janus case pending before the Supreme Court, efforts to expand pension reform and government transparency, and the 2018 campaign – and stay tuned for his gourmet coffee recommendations.

Duration:00:23:46

Steve Maviglio – The Broken Clock is Right Twice Hour

5/7/2018
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Democratic powerhouse Steve Maviglio joins for what we’re calling the “Broken Clock is Right Twice Hour”. He joins us to discuss two issues where he and many Democrats are finding common ground with free marketeers – expanding rent control in California, and a proposed “online privacy” measure.

Duration:00:53:55

Wayne Winegarden – The Case for Pharmacists and Vaccines PRI’s Wayne

4/30/2018
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Winegarden joins us to discuss his new study exploring how empowering pharmacists would increase adult vaccination rates, increase access to care, and lower health care costs for consumers.

Duration:00:22:03

Connie Conway – She’s Back! Former Assembly Republican Leader Takes On Sacramento’s Hot Topics

4/23/2018
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Former Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway always has an opinion about something. She joins us to discuss the hot issues on the agenda in Sacramento, including taxes, water storage, the state budget, and health care.

Duration:00:32:24

Patrick Reasonover – Can Free Market Filmmakers Thrive in Hollywood?

4/16/2018
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Patrick Reasonover, president and co-founder of Taliesin Nexus, joins us to discuss his organization’s work to nurture the next generation of liberty-minded filmmakers in Hollywood, and the state of the movie business and entertainment industry today.

Duration:00:30:07

Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates – The View from Under the Dome

4/8/2018
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Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates joins us as she celebrates her one-year anniversary as Leader to discuss the top issues on the agenda at the State Capitol - poverty, health care reform, transportation, the state budget, taxes, and her caucus’ priorities for 2018.

Duration:01:00:49

Salim Furth and Emily Hamilton - The Free Market View of SB 827

4/2/2018
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Salim Furth and Emily Hamilton, research fellows with the free-market Mercatus Center at George Mason University, join us to discuss their new research brief on Senate Bill 827, one of this year's highest-profile housing bills, and other ways that the free market can alleviate California's housing crisis.

Duration:00:17:06

Charles Kesler – The Never Trump Movement: Then and Now

3/27/2018
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Charles Kesler, Professor at Claremont McKenna College and Editor of the Claremont Review of Books discusses the Never Trump movement, the future of mainstream conservativism and nationalist populism, California v. Trump, and free speech on campus.

Duration:00:15:06

Jared Meyer – How Progressive Cities Fight Innovation

3/18/2018
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Jared Meyer of the Foundation for Government Accountability joins us to discuss his book on how progressive cities like San Francisco are defending the status quo by fighting innovation and the sharing economy, and gives his thoughts on how policymakers should approach these new and disruptive industries.

Duration:00:15:37

John Kabateck – Why Are High-Demand Industries Not Coming to California?

3/12/2018
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John Kabateck, longtime advocate for NFIB and California’s small businesses, joins us to discuss the results of PRI’s new survey on California’s business climate and explore why highly-coveted industries are still not coming to the Golden State despite state tax credits and incentives.

Duration:00:26:50

Sally Pipes – The False Promise of Single Payer

3/5/2018
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PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally Pipes joins us to discuss her new book, The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care, and explore the impact single-payer would have on California’s healthcare system.

Duration:00:15:36