Watchdog Podcasts: Sit Down, Shut Up — Minorities demand school choice, lawmakers must listen

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Education Blog, Pensions, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Then, have we gone way, way too far when it comes to no-tolerance policies in schools? Kicking kids out of school for relatively minor offenses isn’t helping anyone – and minorities are getting hurt the most.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Behind the Headlines — Hey, FDA, don’t take away our trans-fats!

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Federal Government, Government Regulation, Issues, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Ben Yount sits down with Richard Williams, vice president for research at the Mercatus Center and a former official at the FDA, to talk about fatty foods.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Breaking the Bank — What can we learn from Illinois’ failed pension reform efforts?

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, California, Finances, Illinois, Issues, Pennsylvania, Pensions, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Steve Greenhut take a look at the recent state Supreme Court ruling in Illinois that tossed aside a legislative effort to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension debt.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — The baptists, the bootleggers and the televangelists of health care reform

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, Podcast, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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A look at the so-called “baptists, bootleggers and televangelists” that helped to turn government-run health care reform into a reality.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Say it Loud, Say it Proud — Free speech, Marquette University and Louie CK

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Censorship, Education, Issues, Podcast, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with Wisconsin Reporter’s Matt Kittle to discuss the ongoing free speech issues at Marquette University. John McAdams, a professor at the school, has been suspended since November for defending a student who argued against same-sex marriage in a philosophy class.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Sit Down, Shut Up — Live from Chicago, it’s School Choice!

By   /  May 19, 2015  /  Audio, Education, Education Blog, Illinois, Issues, Media, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, Yount sits down with Paul Brennan at the recent Chicago School Choice Conference to talk about the growth of school choice options across the country. Even though many school choice programs have been limited in their scope and targeted to only the poor, they are undoubtedly working.

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