RealClear Radio Hour – Veterans Day Special

13 Nov

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Living History

November 12, 2016

Rob Collings, Executive Director and Chief Pilot of the Collings Foundation, shares how his family’s foundation brings history to life for younger generations to experience. Passionate that World War II was “the pivotal event of the last millennium,” Collings has dedicated his life to preserving artifacts and sharing veterans’ legacies.

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Battle for the Airfield

November 12, 2016

In the field at the 2016 Battle for the Airfield, the Collings Foundation’s annual World War II reenactment in Stow, Massachusetts, host Bill Frezza speaks to Director of Marketing Hunter Chaney, surviving World War II combat veterans Fred McKenna and Harry Kramer, collectors, and reenactors participating in the event.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Robot Revolution

7 Nov

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Robot Revolution

November 5, 2016

Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor in Chief of Reason magazine, makes a compelling case for embracing technological futurism, detailing how we’ve already incorporated artificial intelligence into huge swaths of daily life. Mangu-Ward argues that the “nostalgianomics” of this presidential campaign is largely a response to the political risk of the gig economy and innate resistance to technological change. She reminds us that with better tools, the state of humanity is continually improving, and gives hope that private sector growth is outpacing government efforts to control that growth.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Nanny State Down Under

6 Nov

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Nanny State Down Under

November 5, 2016

Topher Field, Australian commentator and filmmaker, shares how the mythical frontier society transformed into the world’s biggest nanny state. Field analyzes the effects of bureaucratization and overregulation of every aspect of life—from the gun buyback program and lockout laws failing to stop violence to the inadequacies of government health care, compensation for taxi cartels displaced by ride sharing apps, and food police scaremongering. Field holds out hope for a coming revolution led by the rebellious Aussie youth, aware of the dangers of government overreach.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Legal Graft

31 Oct

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Legal Graft

October 29, 2016

Trevor Burrus, research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and managing editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review, discusses campaign finance reform, declining media credibility, and defunding public broadcasting. With political sensationalism and journalistic malfeasance on the rise, Burrus explains why calls for taking money out of politics and licensing journalists won’t improve the state of political discourse.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Internet Sales Tax Shakedown

30 Oct

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Internet Sales Tax Shakedown

October 29, 2016

Jessica Melugin, adjunct fellow in technology policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, breaks down the nearly 20-year-old Internet sales tax debate. Melugin shares why lobbyists, politicians, and big box retailers advocate Internet taxation without representation. Under those proposals, Melugin explains, consumers would see sales tax rates increase, states would export their tax regimes to remote businesses, and online sellers would be forced to keep records for about 10,000 tax jurisdictions around the nation.

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RealClear Radio Hour – The Reality of War

23 Oct

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The Reality of War

October 22, 2016

Kenneth Rendell, founder and director of the Museum of World War II—the most comprehensive global collection of artifacts and documents from the Second World War—shares what drove him to preserve the history of that cataclysmic conflict to help prevent it being forgotten or repeated. Starting with a childhood coin collection, Rendell refined his knowledge to become a top world expert in document validation, unmasking some of the most notorious forgeries—including the Hitler diaries and Mormon archives.

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RealClear Radio Hour – The Revolution of 1800

22 Oct

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The Spirit of 1776

October 22, 2016

Dr. Robert McDonald, West Point Professor of History and author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time, discusses what was hailed as the “Revolution of 1800”—one of the most contentious elections in American history, the stakes of which make those of the current election pale in comparison. McDonald establishes how Jefferson embodied the spirit of 1776 in his westward looking ambitions, aiming to liberate America in body, mind, and spirit.

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