The Concord Coalition produces a weekly radio show and podcast called "Facing the Future."
Hosted by Robert L. Bixby, Concord's Executive 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.
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.
Can Democrats Reconcile on Reconciliation?
Cutting it Close on Shutdown and Default
Don't Forget Social Security and Medicare Challenges
Negotiating Infrastructure as Concord Hits the Road
States Have Budgets Too
Alzheimer's Drug Has Big Costs and Many Questions
Bipartisan Race for the Bottom
Pay-for Potholes and Budget Clues
Why the National Debt Still Matters
What's Up With Inflation?
Why the Debt Limit Doesn't Control the Debt
A Grand Strategy of Resolute Restraint
Special Guests:Michael O'Hanlon, Director of Research in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution.
Navigating Uncharted Waters
Special Guests: Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board.
Kerrey and Danforth: Address the Debt and Meet in the Middle
Special Guests: Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey. Concord Coalition Co-Chair Jack Danforth.
Swing Voters and Uncertain Costs
Special Guests: Rich Thau, President of Engagious. Tori Gorman, Policy Director of The Concord Coalition. Steve Robinson, Chief Economist of The Concord Coalition.
Dead Men Still Ruling: Can We Shift Priorities?
Special Guests: Eugene Steuerle, Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair at the Urban Institute, Tori Gorman. Policy Director of The Concord Coalition. Steve Robinson, Chief Economist of The Concord Coalition.
Biden Presents His Budget
Special Guests: Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Steve Robinson, Chief Economist of The Concord Coalition.
A Blue Dog's Perspective on Fiscal Responsibility
Special Guests: Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7)
Looking Beyond a Disappointing Jobs Report
Special Guests: Diane Lim, economist.
UnRepresented and UnSustainable
Special Guests: Tori Gorman, Policy Director of The Concord Coalition.
Don't Keep it in Vegas
Special Guests: Former Ambassador and New Hampshire Congressman Richard Swett, Professor Jayce Farmer of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.