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.
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.
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.
Damon Dunn, former college and pro football player, successful entrepreneur, and former Hoover Institution fellow joins us to discuss his new “Right by the Bay” column, Free Markets 101, where he will make often complex economic trends more understandable.
PRI's Senior Fellow in Business and Economics Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss his new study on the barriers in state licensing laws that hinder the ability of natural disaster victims to get their claims processed quickly, and hurt consumers. He discusses reforms that could speed up post-disaster response, lower costs for consumers, and increase job opportunities.
Ian Adams of the R Street Institute joins us to talk about the legislative response to California's recent devastating wildfires and the role the free market can play in helping people to rebuild their lives and avoid experiencing a future catastrophe.
Tech Crunch COO Ned Desmond joins us to discuss the rapid changes in the news business, the fight over so-called fake news, and the future that new online media sources will play in keeping the public informed.
PRI's Lance Izumi, Rowena Itchon, and Tim Anaya - all former speechwriters - give their assessment of President Trump's State of the Union Address and give a behind the scenes view of what goes into preparing "the big speech".
Political journalist and Washington Examiner columnist Tom Rogan gives his take on America's foreign policy challenges, what's going on in Trump's Washington, and his new role as moderator in the return of the iconic TV debate program, "The McLaughlin Group".
As we mark National School Choice Week, Lance Izumi, Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education, and Koret Senior Fellow in Education, joins us to discuss his new “American Education Agenda” and his recommendations to policymakers for how we can give California students and parents more educational choices.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economist John Tamny of RealClearMarkets and Forbes.com 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.
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.