Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education Lance Izumi joins us to talk about his new book on charter schools, Choosing Diversity, which profiles several charter schools across the country that are a different as one could imagine, but all meet the diverse and complex needs of each individual student. He also discusses his new mini-documentary, “Welcome to Change,” which profiles Life Learning Academy – a charter school that serves primarily homeless youth in San Francisco.
Join the PRI All Stars as we review Gov. Gavin Newsom’s inaugural address. We explore the memorable moments from his speech, whether Californians will remember anything he said by the end of the week, what we can glean from his speech on health care, the state budget, homelessness, and education, and how he’ll differ from outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown.
The PRI All-Stars are back with our special year-end awards. Tune in to see our picks for the biggest winners and losers of 2018, the best and worst ideas, our New Year’s Resolutions, and our policy predictions for 2019.
PRI’s Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss his new study exploring how big government energy policies in California and New York are increasing energy burdens on rural, poor, and minority communities, and how free-market ideas can more effectively reduce emissions without new taxes or government programs.
Tim Rice, deputy director for health policy at the Manhattan Institute, joins us to talk about their new study on New York’s single-payer health care proposal and whether the same type of plan could become reality in California. WE also discuss other healthcare topics including President Trump’s plan to bring down the cost of prescription drugs and the future of Obamacare.
Former PRI intern, and now stand-up comic and lead writer for “StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson” Sarah Rose Siskind joins us to discuss the state of comedy in America today. We discuss how she got into comedy, whether we can laugh in an era of everyone being “triggered”, how social media impacts comedy, and even shares some joke writing tips for comedy amateurs.
Dr. Cara Stillings Candal of the Pioneer Institute talks with PRI’s Lance Izumi about the fight for charter schools in Massachusetts, and what advocates in California can learn from their experiences to expand school choice for students and parents in the Golden State.
It’s flu season and Americans are faced with our annual dilemma – should we get a flu shot or not? PRI’s Dr. Henry Miller and Dr. Wayne Winegarden join us to discuss the science behind flu shots, why last year’s flu shot failed and why this one should be more effective, why it’s important to always get a flu shot, and how reform would make it more convenient for Americans to get vaccines.
PRI's chairman and White House Writers Group founder and managing director Clark Judge joins us to discuss the election results, what it means for the future of free-market reforms, and what we can expect from a divided Congress and a polarized Washington.
The PRI All Stars are back with a post-election wrap up on the results of the key races and propositions in California and nationally. We discuss what the election results will mean for single-payer health care, tax reform and free-market policies, and what Californians can expected from a divided Congress, a Democratic legislative supermajority, and Governor Gavin Newsom.
The PRI All Stars are back, breaking down the 2018 election in California. Listen to this super-sized podcast for their analysis of the races for Governor, U.S. Senator, the U.S. House and the California Legislature, and all of the major ballot measures. Stay tuned for their predictions of who will win on November 6.
Pete Constant, former San Jose City Councilman and president of the Retirement Security Initiative, joins us to share his experiences as a local elected official grappling with runaway public employee pensions, and what can be done to tame California’s pension monster.
Rebecca Friedrichs of For Kids and Country joins us to talk about the victory for worker freedom in the Janus decision, and her experiences as lead plaintiff in a prior case that ended in a 4-4 tie in the Supreme Court. We discuss what’s next for disaffected union members after the Janus ruling.
Regnery Publishing Vice President and Executive Editor Harry Crocker joins us to talk about his new book Armstrong, which imagines what would have if George Armstrong Custer survived the Battle of Little Big Horn. We discuss his inspiration for writing the book, the challenges faced today by the conservative book publishing industry, and an issue he has written about extensively – political correctness in the classroom.
Dr. Henry Miller, PRI’s new fellow in health care studies, joins us to discuss his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed challenging the “authentic” industry, which made waves nationally. We also discuss how over-regulation prevents beneficial products from going to market, how the EPA’s Superfund program has become a cash-cow for trial lawyers, and other topics he’ll be writing about at PRI.
The Sacramento Bee’s new political reporter and “Capitol Alert” editor Bryan Anderson shares his observations on his first summer covering the California Legislature. We discuss the DMV wait time scandal, privacy legislation, CEQA reform for stadiums, how covering North Carolina politics compares with California . . . and his real passion – enjoying a down home meal at the Cracker Barrel.
Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute shares his thoughts on the just-completed 2018 legislative session and Jerry Brown’s legacy as governor, the second go-around. We discuss wildfire response legislation, bail reform, 100 percent renewable energy mandates, single-payer health care, soda taxes, and other hot issues.
USC Public Policy Professor Michael Thom joins us to discuss his research exploring whether California’s film and television tax credits are a good deal for taxpayers and whether they make a difference in attracting or retaining jobs and economic activity to the state.
Historian Laurence Jurdem joins us to talk about his new book, Paving the Way for Reagan, which explores how National Review, Human Events, and other conservative publications strongly influenced Ronald Reagan’s outlook and paved the way for his “peace through strength” foreign policy.