30 episodes

Join the President of No Better Friend Corp., Kevin Nicholson, on the Right Idea Podcast where we'll tell the stories of real people and the ways in which their lives have been positively impacted by conservative ideas and polices. The Right Idea Podcast takes a deep dive into the human stories behind our group's five pillars: promoting policies that drive economic growth; strengthening education for all Americans; promoting market forces in health care; creating a culture that embraces and protects innocent life; and the promotion of a strong national defense to stop wars before they start.

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Join the President of No Better Friend Corp., Kevin Nicholson, on the Right Idea Podcast where we'll tell the stories of real people and the ways in which their lives have been positively impacted by conservative ideas and polices. The Right Idea Podcast takes a deep dive into the human stories behind our group's five pillars: promoting policies that drive economic growth; strengthening education for all Americans; promoting market forces in health care; creating a culture that embraces and protects innocent life; and the promotion of a strong national defense to stop wars before they start.

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 1- Introduction

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 1- Introduction

    The Right Idea Podcast



    Season 1, Episode 1



    “Introduction to The Right Idea Season 1: School Choice”



    Welcome to Season 1 of The Right Idea Podcast, where we focus on the life-changing impact of school choice in Wisconsin for students and their families. Children don’t have time for politicians to fix broken schools, and that’s the beauty of school choice: a program that enables success for thousands of Wisconsin students each year.



    Join No Better Friend Corp. on our Right Idea Podcast as we take a deep dive into the school choice movement, it’s history, it’s politics, it’s enemies, and it’s incredibly positive impact on Wisconsin’s kids. We’ll talk with parents, students, educators and advocates across the state and country. And we’ll reveal the uplifting stories behind the school choice movement, the hope it fosters, and the policy solutions that will put even more kids on the path to success.



    Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp.

    Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.



    Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):

    Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin

    Andrew Campanella, President, National School Choice Week

    Kimberly Desotell, GRACE Schools, Green Bay

    Ron Kelly, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee

    Gissell, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee

    Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp.

    Randy Schirz, Parent, Lutheran Special School, Hales Corners

    Tommy Schultz, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, American Federation for Children

    Marcio Sierra, Pastor, Lighthouse Church, Madison

    Tia Sierra, Pastor & Principal, Lighthouse Christian School, Madison

    Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

    Andrew Stith, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee

    State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education

    Governor Tommy Thompson

    Brenda White, President, Siena Catholic Schools, Racine

    Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee

    Edgar Zaragoza, Outreach Administrator, GRACE Schools, Green Bay

    • 9 min
    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 2- The History and Basics of School Choice is Wisconsin

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 2- The History and Basics of School Choice is Wisconsin

    The Right Idea Podcast



    Season 1, Episode 2



    “The History and Basics of School Choice in Wisconsin”



    School choice began with bipartisan support in Wisconsin, with the ideas that parents should have options when it comes to educating their children. Today, “school choice” can mean anything from open enrollment, to using a voucher or special needs scholarship, to attending a public charter school.



    Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp.



    Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.



    Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):



    Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin



    State Senator Alberta Darling, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Finance, Wisconsin State Legislature



    Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp.



    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence

    State Representative Jessie Rodriguez, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Family Law



    Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp.



    Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty



    State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education



    Governor Tommy Thompson

    OTHER AUDIO SOURCE MATERIAL:



    https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/celebrating-school-choice/



    https://www.c-span.org/video/?31297-1/republican-national-convention-pm-session

    • 59 min
    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 3- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School- Milwaukee

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 3- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School- Milwaukee

    The Right Idea Podcast

    Season 1, Episode 3

    “A Visit to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee”



    Student “trailblazers” at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School are working in businesses in the community as part of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. And the results are worth it, with 100% of their graduates receiving acceptance from colleges.



    Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp.

    Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.



    Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):

    Gissell, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee

    Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp.

    Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp.

    Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

    Andrew Stith, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee



    OTHER AUDIO SOURCE MATERIAL:

    http://www.cristoreymilwaukee.org

    https://www.jsonline.com/videos/news/2019/06/01/cristo-rey-jesuit-high-school-holds-first-graduation-ceremony/1307104001/)

    • 32 min
    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 4- Lighthouse Christian School- Madison

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 4- Lighthouse Christian School- Madison

    The Right Idea Podcast

    Season 1, Episode 4

    “A Visit to Lighthouse Christian School in Madison”



    Showing love to their students and meeting them where they’re at, sets Lighthouse Christian School apart from other schools. But despite often-difficult circumstances, students are also achieving great results, with the school receiving a rating of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.



    Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp.

    Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.



    Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):

    Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp.

    Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp.

    Marcio Sierra, Pastor, Lighthouse Church, Madison

    Tia Sierra, Pastor & Principal, Lighthouse Christian School, Madison



    OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL:

    https://www.lcsmadison.net

    https://madison.com/opinion/column/jim-bender-dont-miss-lighthouse-christian-schools-stellar-report-card/article_580ececb-e217-516f-9faf-c66bb1de0073.html?mode=comments

    • 38 min
    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 5- Milwaukee Lutheran High School

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 5- Milwaukee Lutheran High School

    The Right Idea Podcast

    Season 1, Episode 5

    “A Visit to Milwaukee Lutheran High School’s Free Enterprise Academy”



    The educators at Milwaukee Lutheran High School have responded to a need to help students figure out what to do after high school graduation by teaching them practical life skills through the Red Knight Institute – a group of five in-house academies within the school that help students prepare for the future, including an Arts Academy, Career Academy, Free Enterprise Academy, Honors Academy, and Urban Education Academy.



    Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp.

    Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communication Director of No Better Friend Corp.



    Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):

    Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp.

    Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp.

    Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee



    OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL:

    https://www.milwaukeelutheran.org

    • 35 min
    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 6- St. Marcus Lutheran- Milwaukee

    The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 6- St. Marcus Lutheran- Milwaukee

    The Right Idea Podcast

    Season 1, Episode 6

    “A Visit to St. Marcus School in Milwaukee”



    With the structure provided to students through a “No Excuses” policy, St. Marcus School is helping students to be the best they can – and rewarding them with the addition of a color-coded tie to their uniform that signals their level of achievement for all to see and cheer. Teachers are a key component to the success of the school, going out of their way to foster strong relationships with both students and parents.



    Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp.

    Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communication Director of No Better Friend Corp.



    Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):

    Ron Kelly, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee

    Chris Lawrence, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee

    Mikayla, Student, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee

    Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp.

    Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp.

    Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee



    OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL:

    http://www.stmarcus.org/school

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jajoro ,

School choice empowers parents and kids

This podcast does a nice job of shining a light on the importance of having different educational opportunities available for kids and their families - especially as we consider the implications of coronavirus. Great work!

RC123321 ,

Thoughtful & extensive

This podcast explores an important topic that doesn’t get enough attention. Thoughtful & extensive - worth the listen!

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