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RealClear Radio Hour – PC University

8 Feb

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PC University

February 6, 2016

Eric Graf, Universidad Francisco Marroquin professor and author of Cervantes and Modernity, celebrates Don Quijote de la Mancha’s influence on the classical liberal tradition and laments how political correctness has overwhelmed academic freedom on campuses across the U.S.

Eric Graf

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RealClear Radio Hour – Nurturing Our Budding CEOs

7 Feb

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Nurturing Our Budding CEOs

February 6, 2016

Jeff Sandefer, co-founder and middle school teacher at the Acton Academy, shares his novel approach to education—emboldening children to be heroes on a hero’s journey. Sandefer recounts stories from the Acton Children’s Business Fair and how adeptly children as young as five embrace entrepreneurship.

JeffSandefer

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RealClear Radio Hour – Greece and Cuba. What’s next?

31 Jan

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Softer Euro Greases Greek Goodbye?

January 30, 2016

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Elena Panaritis, founder of Thought for Action, former World Bank economist, and special advisor to the Greek PASOK government, faults cronyist political systems and the special interests that thrive under them as the major obstacles to reform. Panaritis argues Greece is the canary in the coal mine for dysfunctional states throughout the European Union, and expects new austerity plans and devaluation in the coming years.

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Reflections of a Cuban Revolutionary

January 30, 2016

Carlos Alberto Montaner

Carlos Alberto Montaner, journalist and author of dozens of books, including The Cubans: The History of Cuba in One Lesson, shares how he escaped a 20-year prison sentence by the Castro regime on false charges of being a CIA agent. Montaner discusses the lasting legacy of the Castro brothers and their failed efforts to export Communist revolution.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Hounded Out of Business

24 Jan

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Endangered Fishermen

January 23, 2016

David Goethel, New England groundfisherman and board member of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries, describes new regulations that even the government expects will bankrupt more than half the industry. Goethel and fellow East Coast fishermen are suing the Department of Commerce over the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recent decision to make fishermen pay for private contractors who will serve as regulatory at-sea monitors.

David Goethel

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Hudson Valley Extinction

January 23, 2016

Karen Moreau, President, CEO, and co-founder of the Foundation for Land and Liberty, whose family owns the last commercial mushroom farm in New York, discusses how production industries throughout the Hudson Valley are being forced out of business by government taxation, regulation, eminent domain seizures, confiscatory zoning laws, and fracking bans at the behest of downstate elites.

Karen Moreau

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RealClear Radio Hour – Criminal Justice Reform and the War on Drugs

17 Jan

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Post-Serpico

January 16, 2016

Jonathan Blanks, managing editor of PoliceMisconduct.net and research associate at the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice, discusses gun control, police shootings, and the blue wall of silence. Blanks posits that while police corruption has become less pervasive, incidents of misconduct that do occur are even more pernicious.

Jonathan Blanks

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Violence of Prohibition

January 16, 2016

Major Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP) and 34-year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department, discusses how the failed war on drugs pits communities and police against one another, with tragic consequences.

Neill Franklin

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RealClear Radio Hour – Bureaucrats’ Burgeoning Burden on Families and Entrepreneurs

10 Jan

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Reforming to Save

January 9, 2016

Salim Furth, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis, looks at the cost of government policy mistakes on the average American family, including burdensome land use regulations, licensing requirements, and energy mandates. Common sense reforms, he calculates, could save the average American household over four thousand dollars every year.

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Mom vs. Department of Labor

January 9, 2016

Rhea Lana Riner, mom, entrepreneur, and founder of Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Events, tells the story of how she grew her business from a living room sale to a nationwide franchise. Riner is now being forced to defend her business model in a lawsuit against the Department of Labor, which claims her local volunteer consignors should be categorized as employees owed back wages, even though no volunteers complained or even responded to government solicitations to file suit.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Race, Class or Culture?

4 Jan

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Humanity First

Dr. Anthony Bradley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at King’s College and author of Black and Tired: Essays on Race, Politics, Culture and International Development, redefines what many classify as racial issues as class issues instead. Bradley encourages embracing individual ethics, freedom, and private initiative to help the less advantaged.

Anthony Bradley

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