Good stuff from Heartland’s podcasts this week, including a discussion of Steve Jobs’ legacy in technology and his overall place in the pantheon of American industrialists. Click the links below to listen, and subscribe on iTunes so you get the latest podcasts as soon as they are produced. (Search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store.)
ON TECH: In this week’s podcast, Jim Lakely, director of communications and co-director of the Center for the Digital Economy for The Heartland Institute, discusses the legacy of Steve Jobs. Listen Here.
*Related Article: Steve Jobs, Capitalist, R.I.P
ON BUDGET: Politicians on the Right and the Left display hypocrisy when they agree to subsidize billionaire sports teams owners, says Taxpayers League of Minnesota President Phil Krinkie, whose organization is fighting for local citizens to have a vote on a proposal for a local sales tax to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Listen Here.
ON EDUCATION: President Obama is stumping for his new jobs bill–but can it coax America’s economy back to life? Neal McCluskey of the Cato Institute joins the School Reform News podcast to examine the numbers in the president’s plan, how schools have used such dollars in the past, and suggest some ways for the federal government to help K-12 education get healthy and slim. Listen Here.
ON FIRE: Meet the new host of the podcast and the new editor of Heartland’s Out of The Storm News blog. R.J. Lehmann is a financial journalist with almost a decade of experience covering the insurance industry and is the new deputy director of Heartland’s Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. Lehmann talks with Arin Greenwood – who recently left C-FIRE to join the Huffington Post as an editor, and who is married to R.J. Lehmann – about his plans for the podcast and OOTS. Their cat Derrick weighs in on federal backstops. Listen Here.