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Free Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the Governor’s push for more transparency in hospital pricing and billing in Florida. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the tragic shooting in Oregon as well as the GOP battle for leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. The President of ... Read More »

Florida’s Massive Budget Surplus

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss Florida’s massive budget surplus and the needs it might fill with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss “laddering” skills as a part of communication and assertiveness training with the Founder of Best Self USA Rev. Sam Sewell. We also visit with Naples City Councilman Bill Barnett ... Read More »

Do Parents Have a Voice in Collier County Schools?

On Monday’s show, we discuss Russia’s role in Syria, Israel, and the Middle East, and other current world events with author and historian Marc Schulman. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Michelle Batten and I discuss the upcoming “Celebrating Safe Community Events” in several locations on the Paradise Coast. We also discuss what a public records request revealed ... Read More »

Local Campaigns Are Up and Running

Byron Donalds and I discuss his campaign kickoff on September 22 as well as the GOP Presidential campaign including comments on Governor Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson. Less Government President Seton Motley and I discuss the patent lawsuit reform bill pending in the Senate. We also visit with Naples City Councilman Bill Barnett. Please join us on Friday for ... Read More »

Real Hero, Roberto Clemente

On Tuesday’s show, we discuss “real hero” Roberto Clemente with the President of the Foundation for Economic Education Larry Reed. We continue our conversation about the importance of “Assertiveness” with the Founder of Best Self USA Rev. Sam Sewell. We discuss the dredging and improvement of Florida ports with State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We also visit with the Senior Writer ... Read More »

A Battle for the Soul of Islam

On Monday’s show, we discuss the European and world refugee crisis, the Greek elections and other current world events with author and historian Marc Schulman. The Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and the author of “The Battle for the Soul of Islam” Dr. Zudhi Jasser and I discuss the Syrian Refugee crisis. We also discuss ... Read More »

Will Windmills and Sunbeams Keep the Lights On?

On Wednesday’s show, we continue our discussion on ways the Cato Institute scholars would recommend amending the Constitution with the Chairman of the Cato Institute Bob Levy. Local author Andrew Joppa and I discuss the Convention of States as well as questions he’d like to hear asked by the Moderators in this evening’s debate. We discuss renewable energy, the climate ... Read More »

World Refugee Crisis

On Monday’s show, we discuss the European and world refugee crisis and other current world events with author and historian Marc Schulman. We find out about the upcoming Storytellers Creative Arts Conference from Founder and President Bill Barnett. We also discuss parental reaction to “Blue Zones” implementation in the Collier County School System with local political activist David Bolduc. We ... Read More »

Our World Changed

On Friday’s show, we review the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We discuss high-stakes testing, cost and quality of education in Collier County Schools with the head of SWFL Citizens’ Alliance Keith Flaugh. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I review Jeb Bush’s proposal for national tax reform. We also visit with local author and columnist Sharon Kenny and ... Read More »

Sheriff Mike Scott: the Ongoing Investigation

On Thursday’s show, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and I discuss the ongoing investigation of the murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers. We also discuss the continuing assault of law enforcement officers in the United States. The President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the implementation of “Blue Zones,” in Collier County Schools and the Paradise ... Read More »