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The Concord Coalition produces a weekly radio show and podcast called "Facing the Future."

Hosted by Chase Hagaman, Concord's New England regional director, the show dives into topics related to U.S. fiscal policy -- like health care, taxes, national security, the national debt and more -- with budget experts, industry leaders, elected officials and candidates for public office.

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Listen to learn more about how the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges -- and possible solutions -- impact current and future generations.

The show is broadcast on Concord, New Hampshire radio station WKXL each week on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m., with subsequent rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Subscribe to the podcast on SpotifyPandoraiTunesGoogle Play Music or with an RSS feed. And follow "Facing the Future" on Facebook


Recent Shows

PPI's Vision for Recovery, Resilience

Special Guests: President and Founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, Will Marshall, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

Retirement: When and How? 

Special Guest: Jason Fichtner, senior lecturer and an associate director of the Master of International Economics and Finance program at Johns Hopkins University.

No Time to Hang Up Your Hats

Special Guests: Jon Lieber, managing director at the Eurasia Group and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman.

Common Ground Requires Conversation

Special Guests: U.S. Representative, Lee Hamilton, who served Indiana’s 9th district from 1965 to 1999, Concord Coalition National Field Director, Phil Smith, and Indiana-based Fiscal Lookout, Kevin Wiley.

Pandemic Relief: Long-Term Care and Payroll Taxes

Special Guests: Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, Andrew Biggs, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman.

Shape of Things to Come: Longer Work Lives

Special Guest: Richard Jackson, president and founder of the Global Aging Institute.

COVID-19: An Epidemiologist's View

Special Guests: Dr. Jodie Guest, a research professor and epidemiologist at Emory University, and Concord Coalition National Field Director, Phil Smith.

Spreading Virus Brings Economic Flatline

Special Guest: Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Favorable Position, Unsustainable Policy

Special Guest: American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, Jim Capretta. 

CBO Director on the Good, Bad and Uncertain

Special Guests: Congressional Budget Office Director, Phil Swagel, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

QUEST: Out of the Trough, Into the Unknown

Special Guest: Bob Carroll, co-director of EY's U.S. National Tax Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group (QUEST).


Past Show Archive