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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 »

GOP Candidates and the Debate

On Tuesday’s show, we discuss the GOP presidential candidate debates and public funding of Planned Parenthood with Barron’s Washington Contributing Editor Jim McTague. We discuss jobs created in the state of Florida and the upcoming special legislative session with State Representative Kathleen Passidomo, We also visit with Pastoral Psychotherapist Sam Sewell about communication skills and with Boo Mortenson about her ... Read More »

Protecting Private Property Rights

On Monday’s show, we discuss current world events, including developments in Israel, Ukraine, Syria and the South China Sea with author and historian Marc Schulman. We discuss the Innovation Act and the importance of patent protection with the President of Less Government Seton Motley. We also discuss the military’s firearms policy with political activist David Bolduc. We have great guests ... 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 »

Why Have an “Article V” Amendment Convention?

On Wednesday’s show, we discuss Supreme Court decisions in the last term involving taxing powers of the states and Presidential executive orders with the Chairman of the Cato Institute Bob Levy. The President of the Foundation for Economic Education Larry Reed and discuss his new book, “Excuse Me, Professor.” Author and columnist Andrew Joppa and I discuss the viability and ... Read More »

Historic Speech on the Senate Floor

On Tuesday’s show, we discuss Ted Cruz’s landmark speech last Friday on the Senate floor with Barron’s Washington Contributing Editor Jim McTague. We discuss the state of Florida transportation and our state budget with State Representative Kathleen Passidomo, We also visit with Pastoral Psychotherapist Sam Sewell about the “Self-Actualizing Person” and with Boo Mortenson about her humorous commentary on daily ... Read More »

Reducing Costs and Improving Our Schools

On Monday’s show, we discuss current world events, including developments in Turkey, China,, Iran, and here in the United States with author and historian Marc Schulman. We discuss the potential for a solar energy bubble with the President of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance David Williams. We also discuss ways to lower costs and improve educational results in our school system ... Read More »

Homeland Security and Islamic Jihad

On Friday’s show, we discuss homeland terror and the Iranian nuclear deal with the Founder and President of the Islamic Forum for Democracy and author of “The Battle for the Soul of Islam” Dr. Zudhi Jasser. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss the correlation between the rising cost of higher education and student loans. We also visit with ... Read More »