Good stuff from Heartland’s podcasts this week, including a discussion on the EPA’s regulatory overreach. 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 EDUCATION: A Connecticut taxpayer group has just released the first-ever independent survey of local high school graduates, hoping to spark discussions with their school board about student needs and ways to improve. Dr. Lew Andrews of the Yankee Institute joins the podcast to explain how and why the group conducted their survey, and how other taxpayers could stimulate similar discussion in their own towns. Find the survey and more information about Nonpartisan Action for a Better Redding online at BetterRedding.org. Listen here.
ON ENVIRONMENT: Rich Trzupek discusses EPA’s regulatory overreach and his new book ‘Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA Is Ruining American Industry‘. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: Robert and Patricia Haynes use their own home to care for their two children with severe cerebral palsy. A Michigan law passed in virtual secrecy forces them and thousands of others to pay union dues to provide home health care to family members. The Mackinac Center‘s Jack Spencer provides the disturbing details. Listen here.
ON FIRE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann offers updates on key insurance issues on Capitol Hill, including flood insurance reform, crop insurance in the Super Committee package and efforts to roll back federal oversight of insurance in the Dodd-Frank Act. Listen here.