We’ve got some good stuff for you this week, as always — in all six of our primary topic areas. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes for the latest in free-market policy. (Search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store.)
ON EDUCATION: More than a decade after the No Child left Behind Act was originally passed, the House of Representatives just took the first steps to reauthorize it. Lindsey Burke, policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation discusses the context of the bill and the implications of its passage. Listen here.
ON FIRE: Matthew Glans, Midwest Director for the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at The Heartland Institute, speaks with Eli Lehrer Vice President at The Heartland Institute regarding the flood insurance reform legislation currently being considered in Congress. Listen here.
ON TECH: Eva Galperin, an activist with the San Francisco, California-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s August 11 blocking of wireless service as an exercise of prior restraint – and a First Amendment violation against free speech. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: Kelly Cobb of Americans for Tax Reform describes the backdoor political machinations California lawmakers are engaging in to stop the state’s citizens from being able to vote on an Internet and catalog sales tax measure — and on how the measure could produce the opposite result lawmakers want. Listen here.