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


Recent Shows

Shape of Things to Come: Longer Work Lives

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

COVID-19: An Epidemiologist's View

Special Guests: Dr. Jodie Guest, a research professor and epidemiologist at Emory University, and Concord Coalition National Field Director, Phil Smith.

Spreading Virus Brings Economic Flatline

Special Guest: Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Favorable Position, Unsustainable Policy

Special Guest: American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, Jim Capretta. 

CBO Director on the Good, Bad and Uncertain

Special Guests: Congressional Budget Office Director, Phil Swagel, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman. 

QUEST: Out of the Trough, Into the Unknown

Special Guest: Bob Carroll, co-director of EY's U.S. National Tax Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group (QUEST).

What an Economic Recovery Plan Could Look Like

Special Guests: Former economic adviser to President Obama and Harvard Professor, Jason Furman, and Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman.

Avoiding Myths and Mistakes After COVID-19

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas.

Post-Pandemic Tax Policy

Special Guests: Dr. Diane Lim, director of outreach and senior advisor for the Penn Wharton Budget Model and Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former Congressional Budget Office director.

What are You Going to Do?

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Fiscal Lookouts, Brad Keithley (Alaska) and Bill Greenlaw (New Jersey).

Blog Post

What are You Going to Do?

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord volunteer Fiscal Lookouts, Brad Keithley and Bill Greenlaw. We discuss the Fiscal Lookout program, Brad and Bill's grassroots experiences in Alaska and New Jersey and how listeners can make their voices heard and effect change.          


Past Show Archive