Podcast by Pegasus Institute
Ending Louisville's Ban on Cigar Bars with Special Guest Glynn Loope of PCA
Despite the fact that every ad played in Louisville during Derby time features a glass of whiskey and a cigar, there are no establishments in our city where you can enjoy both at the same time. Louisville's "Smoke Free Ordinance", aimed at keeping workers safe from second hand smoke, has been too broadly applied, essentially prohibiting safe cigar bars. As our city looks to bounce back post-COVID, one of the simplest ways we could spur economic growth and tourism is by removing this ban. On today's podcast, Glynn Loope of the Premium Cigar Association joins us talk about the benefits that could come to Louisville if reform happens.
It Is Time to get Americans Back to Work with Special Guest Bryan Sunderland of FGA
In the last month as stores, restaurants, malls and more returned to full capacity, they all seemed short-staffed. After facing their worst year ever, restaurants across the country were forced to stay limited in their capacity when they couldn't hire enough people. It is a problem plaguing every industry and every state. The most obvious problem is the continued generous unemployment benefits being handed out in states like Kentucky. For many workers, they are making MORE on unemployment than they did working. So what is the solution? On today's podcast, Bryan Sunder of FGA talks with us about what states can do in the short term to get people back to work, and what solutions are needed long term to return our economy to strong position.
The Failures of State-Led Development in Appalachia with Economist Abigail Hall
Ever since Lyndon Johnson declared the "War on Poverty", the federal and state governments have been trying to bring prosperity to the Appalachia region. Decades later, and millions of dollars spent, the region remains as poor, if not poorer, then ever. So why the failures? In today's podcast, Abigail Hall, an Associate Professor of Economics at Bellarmine University, takes us through her research on the failures of this state-led development, and how we can stop repeating the mistakes.
No More Masks, No Gas, and No Ban on Cigar Bars
No More Masks, No Gas, and No Ban on Cigar Bars by Pegasus Institute
A Menthol Cigarette Ban is a Monumental Mistake with Guest Tim Andrews of Americans for Tax Reform
The FDA, along with the anti-tobacco lobby, have once again started to push for a ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored small cigars. The anti-tobacco crowd has used every excuse under the sun to push the ban, all while avoiding the reality of the policy. It will lead to over-policing of minority communities, while doing nothing to curb adult or youth smoking rates. On today's podcast, Tim Andrews, the Director of Consumer Issues for Americans for Tax Reform, joins us to discuss the problems with this ban, and the many unintended consequences that come with it.
Second Chances and New Places
Second Chances and New Places by Pegasus Institute
Provides an excellent view of current events in the Louisville area and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Not only do the hosts discuss issues but they provide supporting information.