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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.

You can also subscribe to the podcast through one of the platforms listed below.

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Recent Shows

Missed Opportunity Costs

Special Guest: Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model Diane Lim.

Interactive Budgets

Special Guest: New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Policy Analyst Phil Sletten. 

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Interactive Budgets

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

On Facing the Future, Policy Analyst for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Phil Sletten joined me to discuss interactive budget exercises, similarities and differences between state and federal budget processes and the impact federal policies can have on state budget decisions. 

Reforming Health Care, Restoring Bipartisanship

Special Guests: Ambassador and Congressman Richard N. Swett and Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute Joseph Antos.

Making Fiscal Policy More Real, Relatable

Special Guests: Senior Policy Fellow in Economic Freedom at Americans for Prosperity Alison Acosta Winters and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model Diane Lim.

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Making Fiscal Policy More Real, Relatable

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On Facing the Future, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby joined me, Senior Policy Fellow in Economic Freedom at Americans for Prosperity Alison Acosta Winters and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model Diane Lim. They discuss the work of PWBM and AFP on economic and fiscal policy and methods to make such issues more understandable and relatable. 

Boosting Productivity to Grow the Economy

Special Guest: President of the Information, Technology and Innovation Foundation Dr. Robert Atkinson. 

Combating the Next Recession

Special Guest: Senior Vice President at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Marc Goldwein. 

New CBO Report Shows Bigger Deficits

Special Guest: Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Fiscal Lookouts

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Fiscal Lookouts Joe Spartz, Brian Carter and Tejas Vakil. 

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Fiscal Lookouts

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

During Facing the Future, Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and three of Concord’s volunteer Fiscal Lookouts joined the program to discuss grassroots efforts in their respective states and their perspectives on federal fiscal policy.

Covering the Campaign and White House

Special Guest: Eli Stokols, staff writer and White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times' Washington, D.C. bureau.

Not a Dream Scenario

Special Guest: Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Brian Riedl.

Paying for a Progressive Budget

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

Good Compromise, Bad Compromise

Special Guests: Concord Coalition Policy Director Josh Gordon, State Director Tyler Sweeney and summer interns, Ari Huff and Matthew Livi. 

Adapting Benefits to the Changing Workforce

Special Guest: Economist Diane Lim for the next "Economist Mom" segment. 

Termites in the Walls

Special Guest: Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith. 

Dead Men Still Ruling

Special Guest: Urban Institute Fellow Eugene Steuerle. 

Evolving Economy: the Changing Nature of Work

Special Guest: Economist Diane Lim for the next "Economist Mom" segment. 

Rethinking Legal Immigration: A Tool for Economic Growth

Special Guest: American Action Forum Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jacqueline Varas.

Bold Reforms Needed for Changing Economy

Special Guest: Economist Diane Lim for the next "Economist Mom" segment.

Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values

Special Guests: Morgan Marietta, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Jamie Burnett, a policy and political strategy consultant in New Hampshire. 

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Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values

Monday, June 03, 2019

“A lot of people now think that alternative facts had to do with the Trump campaign … we think it started way before that,” said Morgan Marietta. “It’s not about Trump, and it’s not going away when Trump goes away.”

Alice Rivlin: Remembering an Economic Patriot

Special Guests: National Field Director Phil Smith, "Economist Mom" Diane Lim and AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters.

 

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