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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

Relief for the Vulnerable and Biden's First Budget

Special Guests: Phil Sletten, senior policy analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

Involuntary Exit: COVID's Impact on Working Moms

Special Guests: "Economist Mom" Diane Lim and journalist and podcast host Katherine Goldstein.

Remembering Rudman & Dealmaking in Divided Government

Special Guests: Jon Lieber, managing director with the Eurasia Group, and attorney Brad Cook.

The Next Four Years: Challenges and Opportunities

Special Guest: Tori Gorman, Concord Coalition policy director. 

Pro-Growth Workforce Training, Federal R&D

Special Guests: Urban Institute Fellow, Bob Lerman, and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Rob Atkinson.

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.


Past Show Archive