education

Our Liberty and the Human Freedom Index

On Friday’s show, we discuss high-stakes testing, Common Core and the quality of education in Florida with local political activist Keith Flaugh. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss the recently released Human Freedom Index. We also visit with Naples City Council candidate Reg Buxton and with author and business owner Dave Bego. We have entertaining and informative guests ... Read More »

The Economic Burden of Obesity

On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the economic burden of obesity. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss “birthright citizenship” and recent developments in the Iranian nuclear deal. Author Mark Bauerlein and I discuss his new book, “The State of the American Mind.” We also visit with Naples ... Read More »

Immigration Reform and “Birthright Citizenship”

On Wednesday’s show, we discuss 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 immigration reform and “birthright citizenship”. We discuss the impact of the proposed EPA regulations with author, columnist and Professor Larry Bell. We also discuss the “Blue Zone Pledge” in ... Read More »

Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis

On Friday’s show, we discuss high-stakes testing and Common Core with local political activist Keith Flaugh. Senior Fellow from the Cato Institute Michael Tanner and I discuss his new book, “Going for Broke” exploring the precarious financial health of our entitlement programs. We also visit with the President and Founder of the Foundation for Government Accountability Tarren Bragdon and with ... Read More »

Collier County’s Artificial Reef Project

On Wednesday’s show, we discuss the artificial reef project already in progress in Southwest Florida with attorney Jeff Ahren. Andrew Joppa and I discuss the winners and losers of the GOP Presidential Debate. We discuss the impact of the proposed EPA rules for Florida with the President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund Mario Lopez. We also discuss the “The Dirty ... Read More »

Could Assad Fall in Syria?

On Monday’s show, we discuss current world events, including developments in Syria, Yemen, Turkey and Afghanistan with author and historian Marc Schulman. We discuss Net Neutrality and the resulting slow and needless loss of innovation with the President of Less Government Seton Motley. We also discuss the implementation of “Blue Zones” in Collier County Schools with political activist David Bolduc. ... Read More »

Florida Schools and High-Stakes Testing

On Friday’s show, Keith Flaugh of the Florida Citizens’ Alliance brings us up-to-date on high-stakes testing in Florida schools. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds and the precarious financial health of our entitlement programs. We also visit with author and entrepreneur Dave Bego about last night’s GOP debate. We have entertaining ... Read More »

Wind Power Waste and the EPA

On Wednesday’s show, we discuss immigration policy and law in the United States with the Chairman of the Cato Institute Bob Levy. Andrew Joppa and I discuss the important and defining differences between a democracy and a republic. We discuss marine safety with Public Information Officer of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Michelle Batten. We also discuss the new EPA ... Read More »

The Economic and Moral Case for Welfare Reform

On Friday’s show, we make both the economic and moral case for welfare reform with the Founder and President of the Foundation for Government Accountability Tarren Bragdon. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss the effects of occupational licensing and increasing the minimum wage. We also visit with the health and wellness expert Peggy Sealfon and local author and ... Read More »

Helping At-Risk Girls Achieve Success

On Thursday’s show, the Executive Director of PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee Marianne Krearns and I discuss their mission and remarkable results working with “at risk” middle and high school girls in Collier County. We discuss the planned tax increase for Collier County schools, John Kerry’s testimony on the Iran nuclear deal and Ted Cruz’s Senate Floor speech with ... Read More »