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||Clean10 Years of Congressional Spending Records (Guest: Jonathan Bydlak)||Jonathan Bydlak, head of the Coalition to Reduce Spending and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, joins the show to discuss SpendingTracker.org||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwenty Ideas on How States Can Keep Medicaid for the Truly Needy (Guest: Naomi Lopez Bauman)||The mission of Medicaid is to provide care for people who need it most. To ensure that, states can apply for waivers to make their programs fiscally sustainable.||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreenpeace Co-Founder Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Pompous Little Twit (Guest: Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore)||Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a pompous little twit on Twitter. Dr. Moore joins the show to discuss why he said this.||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep182) – Doubling Down on Renewable Failure, $60T Medicare 4 All, Doctor Shortages||Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #182 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the American Enterprise Institute and the Reason Foundation.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Need a Presidential Commission on Climate Security and Will Happer is the Right Person to Run It (Guest: Paul Driessen)||With trillions of dollars and our entire constitutional republic at stake, President Trump is right. Now is the time to objectively review what we know about climate change and Will Happer can get to the bottom of it.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Invest in Kids Act (Guest: Alissa McCurley-Vogel)||Learn what the Invest in Kids Act is, how it works, and the demographics of the students who received scholarships, hint, it’s not the well-off suburbanite.||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDental Therapy with Community Catalyst (Guest: Tera Bianchi)||The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Tera Bianchi, a dental therapy project lead with Community Catalyst. She serves as the point of contact for a new dental therapy partnership with the National Indian Heath Board.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Medicare for All a Socialist Program? (Guest: Lee Edwards, Ph.D.)||Policy Advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dr. Lee Edwards, a leading scholar on socialism at The Heritage Foundation, on Medicare For All and whether it has the markers of a socialist program.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep181) – Illinois Progressive Tax Scheme, Cali County Bans Solar Farm, Gov Steals Dog over Tax Debt||Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, in episode #181 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Illinois Policy Institute, AFP, the Manhattan Institute, and FEE||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurprise Medical Bills: A Symptom of a Dysfunctional Market (Guest: David Hyman)||Surprise medical bills are an emerging phenomenon symptomatic of a health care system in which prices are running amuck. Expert David Hyman discusses how free market principles can fix the problem.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Partnership for America's Health Care Future (Guest: Lauren Crawford Shaver and David Merritt)||The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews members of a new partnership called the Partnership for America's Health Care Future.||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPA’s Flawed IRIS Program is Far From Gold Standard (Guest: Angela Logomasini)||The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System produces unwarranted health scares and harmful regulations through the use of flawed research.||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProspects for School Reform in Texas (Guest: Kent Grusendorf)||Is the American public education system repairable, or is it inherently flawed? Former state Rep. Kent Grusendorf joins the show to discuss this question.||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep180) – $100+ Trillion Green New Deal, Solar Panel Waste, Medicare for All, Minimum Wage||Donald Kendal is joined by Isaac Orr in episode #180 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Foundation for Economic Education, the Pacific Research Institute, the American Action Forum, and the Institute for Energy Research.||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoices of Vapers: Bad Legislation Threatening Small Businesses and Tobacco Harm Reduction in the Land of Opportunity (Guest: Scout Stubbs)||Small business owner and Arkansas Vape Advocacy Alliance secretary Scout Stubbs joins the podcast to discuss her business and advocacy efforts in Arkansas.||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Short-Term Health Insurance Plans Can Be An Affordable Solution For People In Transition (Guest: Greg George)||In 2018, the Trump Administration broadened the availability of short-term health insurance for people who need a short-term solution for health insurance.||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFossil Fuels: Feeding The World and Restoring Wildlife Habitat (Guest: Dennis Avery)||Agricultural researcher Dennis Avery says the development and use of fossil fuels made it possible to feed the world's growing population, and without them 6 billion people would starve within one year.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrescription Drug Prices – How Generic Drugs Can Help If Legislators Let Them (Guest: Chip Davis)||When tempers flare on rising health care costs, prescription drug prices often come under attack. There is a solution, and one that is not new: generic drugs. For generics to do their market magic, legislators need to back off from price controls.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Increase in Manufacturing in 2019 (GUEST: Thomas A. Hemphill)||Dr. Thomas A. Hemphill joins the show to discuss the growth of the manufacturing sector over the past two years due to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep179) – Rich States, Poor States, Civil Asset Forfeiture, NYT Article Fail!||Heartland's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #179 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the American Legislative Exchange Council, Institute for Justice, Institute for Energy Research, and more.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExplaining the Performance of the U.S. Economy (Guest: R. David Ranson)||David Ranson, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, takes a simpler approach to forecasting, explaining the performance of the economy for his clients, and Heartland listeners.||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaxes and Regulations Killing New Jersey's Business Environment (Guest: NJ Assemblyman Hal Wirth)||Democrats in control of the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor's office are driving residents and businesses out of state with a slew of new regulations and taxes, including a tax on rain.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Direct Primary Care is Blazing a New Frontier in Affordable Health Care (Guest: Phillip Eskew)||Direct Primary Care is one-step beyond an “emerging model” and is now thriving in many states as a consumer-driven, low cost option for unlimited primary care. Phillip Eskew, founder of DPC Frontier, shares what is ahead for Direct Primary Care in 2018.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep178) – Green New Deal FAQ Fail, 70% Tax Rate!? Pacific Legal Foundation||Heartland's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, in episode #178 of the In The Tank Podcast. Featuring work from Tax Foundation, Mercatus, Reason, and Pacific Legal Foundation.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy a Centrally Planned Health Care Sector Will Fail (Guest: Grover Norquist)||Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks of the problems with a centrally managed health care sector.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Better than the MSM
This podcast disseminates information the mainstream media won't touch. I'm actually being educated on the environment, and I now support school choice. Do yourself a favor and learn about real issues with this podcast. Every single episode points out tangible problems and real world solutions. JUST DOWNLOAD IT
Get the information to see both sides of issues. Especially love the In The Tank episodes.
Too many commercial breaks
I came back to lower my rating, but I was already at one star because of the occasional stereo issue. That issue appears to be fixed, but I have new one; too many commercials. Some of your podcasts are less than 15 min in length but have 3 separate commerial breaks to promote internal initiatives that we've already heard about multiple times. You'll have a break, come back for a minute and a half, and then insert another. Absurd.
And we are back down to one star. Hey morons (this time it isn't about In The Tank), stereo interviews (when the interviewer is in my left ear and the interviewee is in my right) are a terrible way to do podcasts. Knock it off. You annoy the user who has to go into the accessibility settings on a phone to turn on mono sound. It's a PITA.
The new format for In The Tank is much improved. Also, while it appears the microphone placement has changed for the better, either mount it on an arm or stop drumming on the desktop with your fingers.
I’ve enjoyed the rest of your daily podcasts, but In The Tank is awful. On the audio quality alone it fails. Did you guys put the microphone in an Air Conditioning unit? Beyond that, the commentary is lacking. Instead of learning something from experts in the field, I feel like I’m listening to a couple of freshmen discuss their Econ 101 class as they struggle to integrate their newfound libertarian perspectives.