We have a deep belief in people and promote ideas of human flourishing.
Top Priority is a collection of interactive, learning-oriented conversations on how the Stand Together Community engages with and advocates for solutions through the lens of our Community Vision: We transform society by breaking the internal and external barriers that prevent people from realizing their potential, enabling all people to improve their lives and find fulfillment by helping others do the same.
The Stand Together Community Vision is guided by four, mutually reinforcing principles: Equal Rights | Mutual Benefit | Openness | Self-Actualization
Explore the free and civil society through the lens of each of these four mutually reinforcing principles and stand together to help every person rise.
Top Priority is a production of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Grassroots Leadership Academy, where we make Human Flourishing a top priority.
Season 2 - Episode 1: A Conversation about Inflation with Kurt Couchman
Welcome to Top Priority, the podcast where we discuss the most pressing issues facing our nation today. In this episode, our host Duane Lester sits down with Kurt Couchman, Senior Fellow on Fiscal Policy with Americans for Prosperity Foundation, to talk about one of the most critical issues of our time: inflation.
Inflation is a topic that affects every American, yet it's often misunderstood and overlooked. With the recent surge in prices, it's more important than ever to understand what inflation is, how it works, and what can be done to address it.
In this 30-minute episode, recorded on January 3, 2023, Duane and Kurt dive deep into the causes and consequences of inflation, and discuss the policies that can help mitigate its impact on American families and businesses. They'll explore the role of the Federal Reserve, the impact of government spending and taxation, and the importance of free markets in promoting long-term economic growth and stability.
Join us for this informative and thought-provoking conversation on inflation, and learn how you can be a part of the solution.
Don't miss this episode of Top Priority with Duane Lester and Kurt Couchman, available now on all major podcast platforms. Subscribe today and stay informed on the issues that matter most to our nation's prosperity.
045 Top Priority Podcast | Book: Get Out of Control
Neil Chilson, the senior research fellow for technology and innovation at Stand Together, launched his book, Getting Out of Control: Emergent Leadership in a Complex World, on September 23rd. A frequent guest on Top Priority, he joins us again to discuss his book.
044 Top Priority Podcast | AFPF vs. Bonta
Today’s top priority is free expression. Specifically, the Supreme Court case AFPF vs. Bonta. Our guest today is Casey Mattox. He’s the Vice President, Legal and Judicial Strategy at Americans for Prosperity Senior Fellow, Free Speech and Peace at Charles Koch Institute.
043 Top Priority Podcast | Protests and Riots
Today’s top priority is free expression. Specifically, we’re talking about the difference between protests and riots, and some troubling legislation being proposed that can impact your free speech rights. Our guest today is David Voorman. He’s a senior policy analyst with Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
042 Top Priority Podcast | Housing Regulations with Jason Sorens
Today’s top priority is Economic Opportunity, specifically housing regulations. Our guest today is Jason Sorens. He’s the Director for the Center for Ethics in Society from Saint Anslem College.
041 Top Priority Podcast | **JUST IN TIME** Drug Policy in a Society of Mutual Benefit
What should we do about the use of drugs in a free society? If we apply the principles of equal rights, mutual benefit, openness, and self-actualization, what does the policy look like? That's what we discuss in this episode.
Good in-depth conversation
Good conversations on various topics that are engaging. The host Duane does a great job of asking questions while keeping the conversation going.
Well Thought Out
Figured it was time to start getting more politically educated and a friend recommended this to me. There really really is something for everyone here as I don’t agree 100% with the commentators, but can easily follow the thought process getting there.
I was looking for a deep dive to understand the issues today, beyond the false choices in the media. Great podcast. I feel informed and empowered.