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Scott Pruitt on How the Trump Administration has reoriented the EPA

Scott Pruitt on How the Trump Administration has reoriented the EPA

March 29, 2018

“Making America toxic again,” as one publication suggested, or a public servant dedicated to paring honest science and environmental stewardship? Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, stops by to explain how the Trump Administration has reoriented the EPA, its highlights and priorities, and how a former college baseball player deals with political hardball in the nation’s capital. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 17:27)

Trump and Politics in the “Hugh-niverse” with Hugh Hewitt

Trump and Politics in the “Hugh-niverse” with Hugh Hewitt

March 29, 2018

How’s the Trump presidency faring and what’s its effect on “Victorian Reagan conservatives” and the political chattering class? Hugh Hewitt, a conservative talk-radio and MSNBC host (not to mention the recipient of several Trump barbs as a 2016 GOP debate host), weighs in on the good, the bad and the ugly of Trump’s reign. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 34:03)

Trump – Like A Rolling Stone

Trump – Like A Rolling Stone

March 27, 2018

Donald Trump’s rallies with the Rolling Stone’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But If You Try Sometimes, You Get What You Need.” Is that the prevailing conservative attitude 14 months into his presidency? Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, discusses the right’s complicated relationship with a President who both delivers for and confounds the Republican base, but do they get what they need? Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 40:06)

Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation Z and the Power of the Vote

Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation Z and the Power of the Vote

March 22, 2018

By the 2020 election, America’s “millennial” class will replace Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest age-bloc of voters. David Davenport, a Hoover Institution research fellow specializing in constitution federalism and Americans politics and law, discusses what it will take to get a cynical under-35 crowd to the polls and, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, whether the even younger “Generation Z” will emerge as a political force. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 40:09)

How to build resilience to catastrophic events with Alice Hill

How to build resilience to catastrophic events with Alice Hill

March 20, 2018

The latest FEMA “strategic plan” mentions “risking natural hazard risk” but not a peep about global warming, rising sea levels or devastating weather. Alice Hill, a Hoover Institution research fellow focusing on building resilience to catastrophic events, discusses the Trump Administration’s reluctance to utter the phrase “climate change” and where scientific debate stands in 2018. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 39:00)

The Trump and California Economies with Michael Boskin

The Trump and California Economies with Michael Boskin

March 15, 2018

Tariffs and the looming threat of a trade war, the White House shaking up its economic team, and the president suggesting another round of tax cuts begs the question: what next in Washington, DC? Dr. Michael J. Boskin, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses what President Trump can do to keep the economy growing and takes a look at the financial health of California—the scene of this week’s visit by President Trump. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time 1:10:25)

National Security and Trade - China, North Korea, and the United States

National Security and Trade - China, North Korea, and the United States

March 9, 2018

China is a big player in economic and geopolitical matters, including trade, global aspirations, and finding a solution to the escalating tensions with North Korea. Michael Auslin, Hoover’s inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, discusses North Korea, China, trade wars, tariffs, ICBMs, China’s one belt one road plan to link the infrastructure and trade of Eurasian under Chinese auspices, as well as many other topics including China’s presence in the Arctic. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 55:45)

The State Of The US Economy With John Taylor

The State Of The US Economy With John Taylor

March 5, 2018

The state of the US economy in two words: “getting better.” That’s the learned opinion of John Taylor, the Hoover Institution’s George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He forecasts continued growth thanks to the latest round of tax cuts and regulatory reform – and wishes Washington would address another of his proscribed principles of economic well-being: budget reform. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 31:45)