education

Deregulation in Collier County

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Monday’s show, we discuss the Turkish Election, the Russian Plane shot down on Saturday, U.S Forces in Syria, and developments in the South China Sea with author and historian Marc Schulman. We discuss the Collier County Commission vote to deregulate the taxi business with the head of the Collier ... Read More »

Update on Common Core & High-Stakes Testing

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Friday’s show, we get an update from Keith Flaugh representing the SWFL Citizens’ Alliance on legislation to fight high-stakes testing and Common Core in Florida. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton. We also visit with local author and columnist ... Read More »

So How’s Obamacare Doing?

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Friday’s show, we visit with Tarren Bragdon, President and Founder of the Foundation for Government Accountability, about his recent debate about Obamacare with the former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. FGCU Economics Professor Brad Hobbs and I discuss the bias that his students bring to the ... Read More »

What About the Debate?

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss flu shots and the importance of immunization. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the Tuesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate and the rift in the Democratic Party over public education. The President of ... Read More »

Threats to Economic Growth

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss threats to the U.S. economy with Contributing Editor to Barron’s Jim McTague. We discuss proposed legislation in the next session with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss conflict resolution skills with the Founder of Best Self USA Rev. Sam Sewell. We also visit with Boo Mortenson. ... Read More »

U.S Foreign Policy and the Middle East

On Monday’s show, we discuss our foreign policy in light of developments in Russia, Syria, Israel, and the Middle East with author and historian Marc Schulman. Senior Writer for the Washington Examiner Charles Hoskinson and I discuss Obama’s new Syria Plan and his response to Russian aggression. We also discuss the judge’s ruling last week on the injunction to halt ... Read More »

Eliminating High-Stakes Testing and Common Core

On Friday’s show, we find out about the efforts in Tallahassee by Keith Flaugh and the Florida Citizens’ Alliance to stop Common Core and high-stakes testing. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss a few of the tax plans being proposed by GOP presidential candidates. We also visit with local author and columnist Sharon Kenny and with author and ... Read More »

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 »