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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

Pandemic's Impact on Social Security

Special Guests: Nicko Gladstone, a research analyst with the Bipartisan policy Center, and Concord Coalition Policy Director Tori Gorman.


Shape of Things to Come: U.S. Demographics

Special Guest: Global Aging Institute Founder Richard Jackson.

Necessary, but Not Free

Special Guests: Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future, Ben Ritz, and Fiscal Policy Analyst Brendan McDermott.

In for a Penny, in for a Pound

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Senior Policy Advisor, Josh Gordon, Director of Health Care at the Progressive Policy Institute, Arielle Kane, and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Brian Riedl. 

To Infinity and Beyond? 

Special Guests: Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Budget and Phil Sletten, Senior Policy Analyst for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute.

When This is Over

Special Guests: Gene Steuerle, a fellow at the Urban Institute, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

Blog Post

When This is Over

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Gene Steuerle, a fellow at the Urban Institute and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. We discussed when pay-fors should be considered for economic-relief packages passed by Congress, when policymakers should address long-term budget deficits and what new aid packages elected leaders are exploring.

In a Crisis, Pull out All the Stops

Special Guests: Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, Joe Antos and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Professor and Director of Health Law and Policy Programs, Lucy Hodder. 

Don't Pass the SALT

Special Guests: former Congressman and Ambassador Dick Swett, Concord Coalition Policy Director Tori Gorman and Senior Policy Advisor Josh Gordon. 

Best for the Long Term: Make It a Short Term Problem

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Policy Director Tori Gorman, Senior Policy Advisor Josh Gordon and Economist Mom and Director of Outreach & Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model Diane Lim. 

Doing What it Takes

Special Guest: Don Marron, fellow and director of economic policy initiatives at the Urban Institute. 

Emergency Response, Necessary Deficits

Special Guest: Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

The Correct Prescription

Special Guests: Loren Adler, associate director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Lucy Hodder, professor and director of health law and policy at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. 

Health Care: Trends, Challenges and Changes

Special Guest: Concord Coalition Senior Policy Advisor, Josh Gordon. 


Past Show Archive