The Foundation Podcast
By Texas Public Policy Foundation
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The Foundation podcast from the Texas Public Policy Foundation gives you insight into the most significant conservative ideas. From policymakers to grassroots activists, from thought leaders to elected leaders, we'll bring you the ideas shaping the American public.
||CleanWith a win against ObamaCare, what's next?||Join Dr. Roberts as he sits down with Rob Henneke, TPPF's general counsel and the lead attorney for individual plaintiffs in the most recent ObamaCare challenge, as he reflects on the recent victory and what it means for health care going forward.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP23 If you want freedom you need energy - Scott Tinker||Dr. Kevin Roberts interviews Dr. Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, about the effects of energy poverty and how it threatens the freedoms and liberties we enjoy. Listen as they discuss the pros and...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP22 Remembering September 11th||On the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Dr. Kevin Roberts reflects on the lessons learned by all Americans on that day in our country’s history— lessons of civility, belief, patriotism, and humanity.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP21 Innocent until proven guilty? - Chris Perri||Dr. Kevin Roberts sits down with criminal justice attorney Chris Perri to discuss how criminal charges appear on individual's records even after the individual is found innocent of those charges and the work he is doing to help individuals in this...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp20 The Cruelty of welfare - Featuring Grover Norquist||Dr. Kevin Roberts hosts President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist to discuss ATR's history of success, Reagan's legacy of conservatism, and further tax reform to help America prosper.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP19 Wind Subsidies Blow||Dr. Kevin Roberts meets with TPPF's own Vice President of Research, Bill Peacock to delve into past policy successes propelled by strong research as well as current areas of interest including windmill subsidies and renewable energy claims.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP18 How to Run a City: Interview with council member Troxclair||Dr. Kevin Roberts hosts Austin City Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair to discuss Austin’s biggest challenges including cost of living and the homeless population. She shares her solutions from an insider perspective and how residents can help preserve...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP17 Erik Erickson: Can conservatives win the culture war?||Dr. Kevin Roberts hosts renown Erick Erickson to discuss how conservatives still win and can win the culture war by going back to our foundation.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP16 Why the Free Market Works for Latinos||The left is oftentimes credited with helping minorities in public policy. Daniel rejects that common perception and explains how free market principles are the main driver of success, especially within the Latino community.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP15 American Exceptionalism: Community and culture over politics||Dr. Kevin Roberts interviews Boyd Matheson News Opinion Editor and Head of Strategic Reach at Deseret News about the future of the Supreme Court, what American Exceptionalism really means, and the importance of community and culture over politics.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP14 Independence day and American Patriotism||In this special holiday episode, Dr. Kevin Roberts reflects on some of the most inspiring language about what it means to be an American and reminds us why we still have reason to celebrate Independence Day.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP13 Charter schools, a solution to american education?||An Interview with Sam Duell||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP12 Interview With Christi Craddick||Dr. Keven Roberts interviews Christi Craddick, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. Learn what the RRC does and how Craddick's work affects state and national energy policy.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP11 The Cost and Consequences of mandating Paid Sick leave||In this episode of The Foundation, host Dr. Kevin Roberts sits down with Rep. Paul D. Workman to discuss Workman's involvement on the Natural Resources Committee and his commitment to doing the most good in a diverse district as a part-time Legislator..||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP10 Interview with DR. Derek Cohen||Discussing the past, present, and future of criminal justice reform.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP9 Interview with LTC Allen West||Dr. Kevin Roberts interviews TPPF Senior Fellow and former congressman LTC Allen West about the principles and values espoused by educator and activist Booker T. Washington, and how his three pillars of education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP8 Interview With Jeff Sandefer||This week Dr. Kevin Roberts interviews Jeff Sandefer, Co-founder of Acton Academy, a global network of innovative K-12 schools focused on providing competency-based education.”||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP7 Interview with Jonah Goldberg||Discussing his book, Suicide of the West||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP6 [Special] Interview with Thomas Lindsay and Stanley Kurtz||Campus Free Speech Solutions||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP5 Interview with Jeremy Tate||Dr. Kevin Roberts interviews Jeremy Tate on a new form of education testing called the CLT exam. This Exam is directed at transforming how we teach by changing what we measure||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP4 Interview with Dr. Vance Ginn||Dr. Kevin Roberts speaks with our own senior economist and director of the Center for Economic Prosperity Dr. Vance Ginn about how NAFTA, minimum wages, tariffs, and the Texas model affect Americans.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP3 Interview with Rob Henneke and Drew White||Dr. Kevin Roberts sits down with TPPF experts Rob Henneke and Drew White, who focus on reducing federal regulations and giving more authority to the states over critical issues like education, health care, and energy development.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP2 Interview with Tim Huelskamp||Former Congressman and now President of the Heartland Institute Tim Huelskamp joined TPPF's "Draining the Swap Summit" to discuss the problems of the administrative state and unaccountable government, and how Americans across the country can fight back.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP1 Interview with Dr. Ashley Berner||Dr. Ashley Berner, an education policy professor at Johns Hopkins University, recently wrote a book titled, Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School. It's an innovative take on public education, and she discusses it here with The...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If you are interested in Texas policy this is a must listen.
Policy. Not Politics.
This relatively unknown podcast is great for people who are sick of politics and want to dive into the ideas and solutions coming out of the conservative movement.
In-depth discussion of the public policy issues that matter most. With a Texas twang, but a mational perspective.