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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.
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A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress.
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    Why Our Statues Should Stand

    Why Our Statues Should Stand

    The left's assault on America’s history is nothing new, but it's getting worse. This week, Jarrett Stepman explains why statues of former President Thomas Jefferson and even Robert E. Lee should remain standing. Stepman is a contributor to The Daily Signal and author of  “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America's Past.”


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    Why The Declaration of Independence Makes Me a Proud American

    Why The Declaration of Independence Makes Me a Proud American

    This Fourth of July season, we are counting the many blessings we are afforded as American citizens. We all have a different story, and a different path, and we are able to move forward because of the freedom and liberty this Nation was founded on. These are the things enshrined in Declaration of Independence. On this inspiring episode, Dr. Allen Guelzo talks about the miracle that is the Declaration of Independence, the story that lead to its drafting and the result, why it is still very relevant in today’s culture, and why it makes him a #ProudAmerican.  
    Show Notes
    After listening to the episode, we encourage all to take a short amount of time and read The Declaration of Independence in its entirety. After, please tell us on social media why you are a #ProudAmerican. Don't forget to use the hashtag!  

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    The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

    The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

    This week, Jarrett Stepman, a contributor to The Daily Signal and author of  “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America's Past” explains Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone and discusses if communities like this could ever actually exist long term. He also takes a look back at Seattle's liberal history and explains what he thinks will happen next.
    Anarchy in Central Seattle Isn’t a ‘Festive Zone’


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    Police Abuse and Police Unions

    Police Abuse and Police Unions

    In the wake of the horrible killing of George Floyd, many are proposing different solutions to ensure that something like this never happens again. From defunding the police entirely or mandating better officer training, it seems like all options are on the table. One option that should not be overlooked is the power police unions have over dealing with situations like this. This week, we talk with Rachel Greszler about how confronting police abuse requires shifting power away from police unions. 
     
    Show Notes:
    Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions

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    SpaceX's Historic Launch

    SpaceX's Historic Launch

    Colonizing Mars? Bases on the moon? This week, Dean Cheng explains the significance of the Falcon 9 launch. He also talks about what took American space programs so long to get to this point and if space tourism is something we could actually see in our lifetime. Cheng, is a senior research fellow in Heritage's Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy. Dean also sits on NASA's National Space Council Users' Advisory Group.
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    China: The Boa Constrictor Strangling Africa

    China: The Boa Constrictor Strangling Africa

    China is very active in building infrastructure for developing nations. For the last two decades, they have invested billions of dollars in Africa in the form of roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. Thanks to a recent Heritage report, we now see that they are also building high security government buildings for African nations, and are likely using these as a vector to spy on and undercut the US. On this episode, Josh Meservey explains why China continues to invest in Africa, why Africa continues to allow them, and what that means for American economic activity and security in Africa. 
    Government Buildings in Africa Are a Likely Vector for Chinese Spying
     
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic Implications and International Opposition
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You asked for requests on which topics we’d like to see covered. I’m hoping you can help with this one. My uber-liberal daughter is virulently anti-Trump because there is an accusation from Anonymous that the president was accused of rape in the Epstein mess. I saw lots of evidence from multiple sources on Epstein, but not finding the same variety of sources on these accusations towards the president. Any chance you guys have information either way on this subject? I promised I would look into it.

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I’m enjoying the Heritage podcast for its quality perspectives on current events, helping busy people like me grasp them in ways that mainstream media do not. I decided years ago that I was no longer going to rely on just PBS/NPR and network news, so I encourage listeners to try this out to broaden and deepen what they consume to formulate their worldview.

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