Facing the Future

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Going From Lurching to Leading

March 28th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord’s North Carolina State Coordinator Marjorie Dufek. They discuss their experiences facilitating Concord events and citizens' perspectives on fiscal policy issues over the years and throughout the country.


Ready or Not, Here Comes 2020

March 21st, 2018

On this episode, we discuss funding for President Trump's plan to combat the opioid crisis, this year's budget process and the rapidly approaching 2020 presidential election cycle. Host Chase Hagaman is joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Concord’s New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney.


Where Do We Grow From Here?

March 14th, 2018

In this episode of "Facing the Future" we discuss immigration reform and its potential as a source of workforce growth and economic growth. We also talk about budget process reform and the importance of younger generations being civically engaged. Guests: Bob Bixby and Concord’s newest addition to the team, New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney.


Get in the Game

March 7th, 2018

“Get in the game!” That was the message for young professionals that was communicated during the fifth broadcast of “Facing the Future.”

The latest program featured interviews with three young professionals and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition. The conversations focused on how different generations engage in the nation's fiscal policy issues and push for reform.


Fiscal Freefall: When Will it Stop?

February 28th, 2018

During the fourth broadcast of “Facing the Future,” we aired portions of The Concord Coalition’s recent event in Washington, “Fiscal Freefall: When Will it Stop?,” which featured Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny.

The conversation between the two former Congressional colleagues focused on the nation’s fiscal policies and how the current path those policies have us on is jeopardizing our future. Despite the nation’s challenges, they expressed hope and discussed some of the possible bipartisan solutions.


Fiscal Leadership, Anyone?

February 21st, 2018

The third broadcast of “Facing the Future" focused on the need for stronger leadership in Congress on the nation’s fiscal challenges.

New Hampshire Republican politico Brad Cook, former ambassador and former Democratic congressman Dick Swett, and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby shared their perspectives.


The President’s Budget

February 14th, 2018

During the second broadcast of "Facing the Future" budget experts expressed concern over the nation’s path after recent deficit-financed tax and spending legislation, and they saw a lack of fiscal discipline in the president’s Fiscal 2019 budget proposal.

Chase Hagaman, the program host, had the opportunity to interview Committee for Economic Development Senior Vice President Joe Minarik, Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.


Welcome to Facing the Future

February 7th, 2018

Former Senator Bob Kerrey and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discussed the nation’s difficult fiscal challenges this week in the inaugural broadcast of Concord’s podcast and radio program “Facing the Future.”