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.
Cal State San Bernardino professor and historian Richard Samuelson joins us to discuss his upcoming book on John Adams and his take – shaped by Adams’ argument - that the best place to handle a runaway elite who want to change the world like Mark Zuckerberg or George Soros would be to send them to the U.S. Senate.
Former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder says that “capitalism” is not a dirty word. He joins us to discuss his new book profiling the rise of anti-profit forces in the U.S., and how, under President Trump’s leadership, they can be vanquished for good.
In part 2 of our discussion with PRI general counsel Dean McGrath, who is a veteran of past Supreme Court nomination fights, we discuss the Brett Kavanaugh nomination in depth, and explore how he might rule on some of the key issues to likely come before the Supreme Court in the coming years.
PRI’s general counsel Dean McGrath – and who also served as counsel to President Reagan – joins us to discuss the battle for the Supreme Court. He gives us an inside look at what goes into nominating and confirming a Supreme Court justice, and shares his thoughts on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Kennedy’s legacy. Part 1.
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.