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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.

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Recent Shows

The Skinny on Biden's Budget

Special Guests: Richard Jackson, president of the Global Aging Institute. Tori Gorman, Policy Director of The Concord Coalition. Steve Robinson, Chief Economist of The Concord Coalition.

Two Views: Biden's Infrastructure Plan 

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

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Two Views: Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

It was infrastructure week on Facing the Future and we tried to “bridge” the divide between differing perspectives of President Biden’s $2.3 American Jobs Plan. Our guests were Ben Ritz, Director of the Center for Funding America’s Future at the Progressive Policy Institute, and Brian Riedl a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Also joining the conversation was Concord Coalition policy director Tori Gorman.

The Question for Biden: How to Pay the Bills?

Special Guests: Jim Capretta, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Tori Gorman, Policy Director at The Concord Coalition.

Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Reconciliation

On the latest Facing the Future we were joined by Jon Lieber, a Capitol Hill veteran of many important budget negotiations and the current Managing Director of the Eurasia Group and Tori Gorman, Policy Director of The Concord Coalition. We reviewed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, the politics of immigration, and more.  

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Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Reconciliation

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On the latest Facing the Future, we took a wide-ranging tour of the fiscal policy landscape as the Biden Administration prepares to unveil new proposals that media reports indicate could cost $3 trillion or more without offsets. Our tour guide was Jon Lieber, a Capitol Hill veteran of many important budget negotiations who is now Managing Director of the Eurasia Group. Concord Coalition policy director Tori Gorman joined the conversation.

Detailed Proposals and Fond Farewells

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman, Concord’s National Field Director, Phil Smith, and Director of Health Policy for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Josh Gordon. 

 

We Need a Strategic Plan

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

Time to Put the Genie Back in the Bottle? 

Special Guests: Hamilton Project Director and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Wendy Edelberg, and Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Time to Put the Genie Back in the Bottle?

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert L. Bixby, Concord's Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center. We discussed the ongoing reconciliation process.

Also this week, an interview with Hamilton Project Director and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Wendy Edelberg, on COVID-19 relief proposals, which was recorded as part of a recent webinar.

Reconciling Differences: COVID Relief and Immigration Reform

Special Guests: Former Ambassador and immigration attorney, George Bruno, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman.

Vaccine Distributors and Accountants

Special Guests: Robin Abbott, CEO of the New Hampshire Society of CPAs, and Matt DiLoreto, vice president of state government affairs for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance.

Providing Help Where It's Needed Most

Special Guest: Ben Gitis, a senior policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Economic Policy Project.

Shape of Things to Come: Five Imperatives for Policymakers

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

 

Senators Kerrey and Danforth: Bipartisanship and "Regular Order" Needed in Congress

Special Guests: Former U.S. Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Jack Danforth (R-MO). 

GAO: Guardrails Needed for Long-Term Fiscal Policy

Special Guest: Gene Dodaro, the Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office.

Reconciling Deficits

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

Narrow Margins Call for Compromise

Special Guest: Tim Penny, former U.S. Representative, current president and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. 

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Narrow Margins Call for Compromise

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and former Congressman from Minnesota, Tim Penny. We discussed challenges facing the incoming Biden administration and the new Congress as we begin 2021, the importance of long-term fiscal responsibility, and U.S. House of Representatives rules changes that affect PAYGO.

 

Past Show Archive