national security

Syrian Refugees in Florida?

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss the terror attacks in Paris and their probable impact on the 2016 election with Contributing Editor to Barron’s Jim McTague. We discuss the Governor’s request to Congress to defund the settling of Syrian refugees in Florida with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss “cognitive/behavioral therapy” with ... 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 »

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 »

The health Hazard of Soft Drinks

On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the health risks associated with consuming sweetened soda drinks. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss Russia’s aggression in the Middle East as well as well as the GOP change of leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. George ... Read More »

The Pope and Islam

On Monday’s show, we discuss Russia’s role in Syria, Iraq, and the Middle East, unrest in Catalonia, our relationship with China 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 ... 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 »

Winners in the GOP Debate

On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss his campaign kickoff on September 22 as well as last night’s GOP Presidential debate. Barron’s Washington Contributing Editor Jim McTague and I discuss the anticipated Fed action on ... Read More »

“Baptists & Bootleggers”

On Friday’s show, we discuss how the Foundation for Government Accountability is working with state Governors to reinstate work requirements for welfare recipients with its President and Founder Tarren Bragdon. FGCU Economics Professor Brad Hobbs and I discuss the regulatory concept of “Baptists and Bootleggers”. We also visit with local author and columnist Sharon Kenny and with author and business ... Read More »

The Senseless Attack on Law Enforcement Officers

On Thursday’s show, 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 Coast. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the attack on police officers in the United States – fostered in part by a lack of leadership. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. George ... 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 »