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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 SpotifyiTunesGoogle Play Music or with an RSS feed. And follow "Facing the Future" on Facebook


Recent Shows

Leadership, the Biggest Deficit Right Now

Special Guest: Former Comptroller General of the United States, David Walker. 

Marrying Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth

Special Guest: Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert L. Bixby. 

Opportunity Costs and Heroic Assumptions

Special Guest: Diane Lim, Economist Mom and director of outreach and senior advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

Choppy Waters Ahead

Special Guest: Ashley Hunt, partner in the Iowa-based PR and government affairs firm LS2. 

Spending Smarter vs. Spending More

Special Guest: Ben Ritz, director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future.

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers (Again)

Special Guest: Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith.

Grassroots, Granite State

Special Guests: Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Fiscal Lookout John Bohm from Virginia. 

Blog Post

Grassroots, Granite State

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord Fiscal Lookout John Bohm from Virginia joined me on the latest Facing the Future. Smith provided an update on Concord’s nationwide grassroots efforts, Bohm shared a bit of his history that reaches back to one of Concord's co-founders and they both shared their experiences during the New Hampshire Primary and the recent College Convention

An Intergenerational View: The National Debt

Special Guests: Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute Brian Riedl and Director of the Center for Funding America’s Future at the Progressive Policy Institute Ben Ritz. 

2019 Highlights: Concord’s Economic Growth Agenda

Special Guest: Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. 

2019 Highlights: Remembering Alice Rivlin

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby as host, Concord's National Field Director Phil Smith, "Economist Mom" Diane Lim and AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters. 

Building the Workforce

Special Guest: Urban Institute Fellow Dr. Robert Lerman.

Fixing Us? 

Special Guest: Mike Murphy, chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Where Reality Meets Visionary

Special Guest: Concord Coalition New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney and Iowa-based consultant for LS2 Group Ashley Hunt.

Intergenerational Conversations 

Special Guest: “Economist Mom” and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model, Diane Lim.

Millennials and The Fiscal Flywheel

Special Guests: COO of the Millennial Action Project Layla Zaidane and Steven Borne, newly published author of "Consuming Government." 

Millennial Perspective: Climate Change and National Debt

Special Guests: Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Stuart Butler and Tim Higashi, a senior research analyst at Brookings.


Past Show Archive