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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 Podcasts, Stitcher or with an RSS feed. And follow "Facing the Future" on Facebook

 

Recent Shows

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. 

Blog Post

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.

2020 Highlights: Looking Ahead and Finding Common Ground

Special Guests: Jon Lieber, managing director with the Eurasia Group, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). 

Health Spans, Life Spans, and Health Care Costs

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

Senators Cassidy and Hassan Discuss Bipartisan COVID Relief

Special Guests: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). 

Building Bridges for People and Policy

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman, Concord's National Field Director, Phil Smith, Dr. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, and Kwanza Hall, Congressman for Georgia’s 5th District. 

Busting Myths and Taking Gambles

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

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.

 

Past Show Archive