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Between 1975 and 1979, citizen Ronald Reagan hosted a 3-5 minute daily radio broadcast. This will be an examination of those broadcasts: the history, the “current” events and the political policies.

The Citizen Reagan Podcast Roy Pitchford

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Between 1975 and 1979, citizen Ronald Reagan hosted a 3-5 minute daily radio broadcast. This will be an examination of those broadcasts: the history, the “current” events and the political policies.

    Central Planning You Right Out of Your Freedoms

    Central Planning You Right Out of Your Freedoms

    The choice between the Free Market and Centralized Planning was a major topic throughout Reagan's broadcasts, with Reagan obviously supporting the Free Market. We look at several attempts by individuals or groups, both inside and outside of the United States, to put into place schemes for central planning (taking your freedom of choice).


    Transcript and Research

    • 20 min
    Herman Kahn vs the Club of Rome

    Herman Kahn vs the Club of Rome

    In the 1970s, it was (or it seemed) popular to be fearful of the future. The Cold War, the environment (and its related population bomb concerns), crime, drugs, the poor, stagflation, and more. One such group helping to sow that fear was the Club of Rome through their book The Limits to Growth. Futurist and physicist Herman Kahn believes they are wrong. Now, almost 50 years later, who was right?


    Transcript and Research

    • 16 min
    The Tyranny of Soft Energy Production

    The Tyranny of Soft Energy Production

    When Reagan was composing his episodes, he was constrained by a 3-5 minute time window. Podcasts have no such limitation. Today, we're going to take an expanded look at an 18-page pamphlet Reagan talked about in August 1979 about electrical power generation.


    Transcript and Research

    • 12 min
    Disasters

    Disasters

    When disaster strikes a community or area of the country, to whom should we turn? If you've been listening for awhile, you know my answer would not be the Federal government.


    Transcript and Research

    • 13 min
    American Enthusiasm

    American Enthusiasm

    Do we need a reminder, perhaps, of how great it is here in the United States of America? Might I suggest speaking to someone who was not born here. Reagan reads from a letter from a Polish immigrant (which I found in its entirety) and from a July 5, 1976 London Daily Mail editorial from Ferdinand Mount (which I have not found).


    Transcript and Research

    • 12 min
    Hands Up, Don't Nuke

    Hands Up, Don't Nuke

    The issue of gun control goes in and out of the news. The latest hot button event is President Biden's statement that at the time of the writing of the Constitution, there were already arms control laws in place. He also seemed to suggest that nukes were necessary to fight the government.


    Transcript and Research

    • 11 min

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