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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.”

Duration: 00:15:36

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.

Duration: 00:17:02

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.

Duration: 00:19:46

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.

Duration: 00:11:59

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 season.

Duration: 01:13:02

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.

Duration: 00:19:35

Steve Hayward – Free Speech Under Attack on Campus

PRI’s Steve Hayward, who is currently teaching at UC Berkeley, joins us to talk about his front-row seat to the current clash over free speech, incidents of conservative speakers being violently silenced, and how we can protect the debate of ideas on campus from current attacks on provocative ideas and demands for safe spaces.

Duration: 00:24:30

Dr. Beth Haynes – How the Free Market Can Improve our Health Care

Dr. Beth Haynes of the Benjamin Rush Institute joins us to discuss how free-market solutions can improve people’s healthcare, the ongoing fights over Obamacare and single-payer health care, and the latest trends in health care today.

Duration: 00:30:10

John Tamny – America’s Economic Future

Economist John Tamny of RealClearMarkets and joins us to talk about the ongoing battle over the national debt, the debate over monetary policy and tax reform under President Trump, the future of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, and his upcoming book on the end of work.

Duration: 00:29:59

Clark Judge – President Trump and his Communications Style

Clark Judge is the chairman of the Pacific Research Institute, founder of The White House Writers Group and a former Reagan speechwriter. He joins us to discuss President Trump’s communications style, his effectiveness in advocating for his agenda, and lessons to be learned from the Gipper.

Duration: 00:22:23

David Crane – California’s Public Pension Crowd Out

David Crane of Govern for California and Stanford University talks about California’s public pension crisis, how more public money spent on pensions takes away funding for key state priorities, and how we can break through the logjam to enact meaningful pension reform.

Duration: 00:21:37

Bartlett Cleland – Is California’s Innovation Luster Wearing Off?

Bartlett Cleland, PRI’s senior fellow in Tech and Innovation, talks with us about whether California’s innovation luster is wearing off, how poor government policy is impacting the sharing economy, autonomous vehicles, and innovation companies, and the future of artificial intelligence.

Duration: 00:21:40

Dorothy Rothrock - Can We Bring Back California Manufacturing Jobs?

California Manufacturing and Technology Association President Dorothy Rothrock joins us to discuss the state of manufacturing in California today and how this year’s legislative session will impact manufacturers, and what can be done to bring back manufacturing jobs.

Duration: 00:12:00

Deroy Murdock - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Debt

Fox News contributor and National Review contributing editor Deroy Murdock joins us to discuss America’s growing debt problem, the upcoming debt ceiling vote, and how Washington’s out-of-control spending priorities hurt our economy and threaten our liberty.

Duration: 00:26:20

Ep. 12: Steven Greenhut - End-of-Session Wrap, Part 2

Columnist and longtime political observer Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute gives his thoughts on the housing package, the cap-and-trade deal, bills that were overlooked, and the impact of Prop. 54 in Part 2 of our 2017 end-of-session wrap-up.

Duration: 01:10:07

Ted Gaines - End-of-Session Wrap, Part 1

Sen. Ted Gaines joins us to discuss his legislative priorities and give his thoughts on the highs and lows of the just-completed 2017 legislative session, including housing legislation, cap-and-trade, and BOE reform. Stay tuned to hear his recommendation for his favorite root beer, made locally in Sacramento.

Duration: 00:32:45

Wayne Winegarden – How Will Tax Reform Impact California?

PRI’s Senior Fellow in Business and Economics Wayne Winegarden joins us to explore how various tax reform ideas could impact the tax burdens of Californians. He also discusses his study on how to move America’s economy “Beyond The New Normal” of low annual growth rates.

Duration: 00:14:20

Is 2017 The Year for Tax Reform and Spending Cuts?

CNN contributor and noted free-market economist Steve Moore joins us to talk about the Trump effect on the U.S. economy, and what the prospects look like for achieving tax reform and federal spending cuts this year.

Duration: 00:17:53

Will Obamacare Finally Be Repealed and Replaced?

PRI President and CEO Sally Pipes gives her thoughts about what's next for the efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, and the move toward a single-payer system in California. Later, she shares her favorite wine with listeners - a French rosé that is going through a Hollywood divorce.

Duration: 00:49:34

Will Sacramento Finally Address California’s Housing Crisis?

PRI’s Kerry Jackson, author of Unaffordable talks about free-market solutions to California’s housing crisis and whether lawmakers will finally act on housing legislation this year. In Last Call, we hear the real life experience of a Bay Area college professor who is trying to buy a house in expensive Marin County.

Duration: 01:02:38

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