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You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers (Again)

January 22nd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and National Field Director Phil Smith. They spend the program answering a wide range of fiscal-policy related questions submitted by listeners in this second annual Q&A session.

Grassroots, Granite State

January 15th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord Fiscal Lookout John Bohm from Virginia. Smith provided an update on Concord’s nationwide grassroots efforts, Bohm shared a bit of his history that reaches back to one of Concord's co-founders, and they both shared their experiences during the New Hampshire Primary and the recent College Convention.

An Intergenerational View: The National Debt

January 9th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute and Ben Ritz from the Progressive Policy Institute. During this 100th episode of Facing the Future, they discuss a topic Bixby, Riedl and Ritz will focus on during a panel at the College Convention in Manchester, NH, titled 'An Intergenerational View: The National Debt.' The College Convention hosts hundreds of students from around the nation and takes place every four years leading up to the first-in-the-nation NH Primary.

2019 Highlights: Concord’s Economic Growth Agenda

January 1st, 2020

In the second week of this special edition of the show, which reflects back on 2019, Chase replays an October program in which Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby joins him to discuss Concord's new fiscally-responsible economic growth agenda. The conversation covers key topics like health care, workforce development, R&D investment, Social Security and immigration reform.

2019 Highlights: Remembering Alice Rivlin

December 26th, 2019

Chase begins a two-week special edition of Facing the Future where he reflects back on shows from 2019 that contain good reminders as the year comes to a close and also help set the stage for 2020. In this episode, he replays a program from May that remembers the late Alice Rivlin, featuring Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby as host, National Field Director Phil Smith, 'Economist Mom' Diane Lim and AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters, all former colleagues of Rivlin.

Building the Workforce

December 18th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Urban Institute Fellow Dr. Robert Lerman. They discuss one of Lerman's recent publications focused on workforce development that also promotes fiscally responsible economic growth.

Fixing Us?

December 11th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Mike Murphy, director of strategic initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. They discuss CRFB's latest initiative "FixUS," which is an effort to better understand and educate the public on the root causes of the nation’s growing divisions and deteriorating political system and work with others to fix them.

 

 

Where Reality Meets Visionary

December 4th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney and Iowa-based consultant Ashley Hunt. They discuss grassroots efforts during the 2016 and 2020 presidential election cycles, social media use during campaigns and voter engagement.

Intergenerational Conversations

November 27th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model and 'Economist Mom,' Diane Lim. They discuss generational perspectives on fiscal and economic policy and the role of economists in policy making.

Millennials and The Fiscal Flywheel

November 20th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, COO of the Millennial Action Project Layla Zaidane and Steven Borne an engineer, political junkie and newly published author of "Consuming Government." They discuss Millennial perspectives on key issues, building trust amongst members of Congress, fiscal policy, government efficiency and more.