Good stuff from Heartland’s podcasts this week, including a discussion on how similar the Occupy Wall Streeters and Tea Partiers actually are. 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: A conversation on Michigan’s new school anti-bullying law with Ken Braun, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, the Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s bimonthly newsletter on state legislative votes and policy. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: Economist Art Carden has been listening to the Occupiers and says they raise some good points and would agree with many Tea Partiers when it comes to diagnosing what ails the economy. Listen here.
ON FIRE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann speaks with Tim Carney, senior political reporter with the Washington Examiner, about his recent coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and what he sees as the potential for a left-right convergence around the issue of ending “too big to fail” banks. Listen here.
ON EDUCATION: The Pennsylvania legislature has been considering voucher legislation on and off for about 15 years. This year, the charge has started again, with some help from Gov. Tom Corbett (R). Matthew Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation in Harrisburg, joins the School Reform News podcast to discuss what’s on the table and how it will impact Pennsylvania families if enacted. Listen here.