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

Hosted by Chase Hagaman, Concord's Director of Strategic Initiatives, 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

Pro-Growth, Legal Immigration

Special Guests: Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former Congressional Budget Office director, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

Pro-Growth Social Security Reform

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Sr. Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Marc Goldwein. 

Post-Pandemic Health Care Reform

Special Guests: Joe Antos, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Josh Gordon, director of Health Policy at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Looking Ahead: Telehealth and National Debt

Special Guests: Former Congressman Charlie Stenholm, Cole Stenholm and Director of Health Care for the Progressive Policy Institute, Arielle Kane. 

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.


Past Show Archive