Podcast: Sit Down, Shut Up: Are schools really unable to afford toilet paper?

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Education Blog, Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
This is “Sit Down And Shut Up,” Watchdog.org’s podcast examining education issues at the national, state and local levels.
Hosts Ben Yount and Bre Payton take a critical look at the education establishment, the growth of school choice and the ways free markets can be a part of fixing America’s broken school […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Behind the Headlines (Ep. 08)

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  National, News, Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm and Yael Ossowski | Watchdog.org
This is Behind the Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the political news being uncovered by our Watchdog reporters.
You might have heard the news, but if you haven’t gone behind the headlines, you don’t know what you might be missing.
In this week’s episode: We’ve all […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Breaking the Piggy Bank (Ep. 07)

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut discuss the practice of pension spiking — a nifty trick discovered by public sector employees that allows them to sometimes double or even triple their annual pension payouts by scooping up higher-paying positions in the final few months before they retire. It costs taxpayers plenty, and it happens just about everywhere.

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Watchdog Podcast: In Our Backyards (Ep. 06)

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Part 7 of 8 in the series Watchdog Podcasts

This is In Our Backyards, Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you can often be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because your […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Behind The Headlines

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Education Blog, News, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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This is Behind The Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the state-level political news being uncovered by our Watchdog reporters. You might have heard the news, but if you haven’t gone behind the headlines, you don’t know what you might be missing.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue (Ep. 05)

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Health Care, Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Medicaid and Medicare are breaking the budgets of states and the federal government, but there are other options out there.

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