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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.



The show is broadcast on Concord, New Hampshire radio station WKXL every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m or you can listen below.

Listen to learn more about how the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges -- and possible solutions -- impact current and future generations.

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Show Archive

Ready or Not, Here Comes 2020

On this episode, we discuss funding for President Trump's plan to combat the opioid crisis, this year's budget process and the rapidly approaching 2020 presidential election cycle. Host Chase Hagaman is joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Concord’s New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney.

Where Do We Grow From Here?

Special Guest: Concord’s newest addition to the team, New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney.

Episode 5: Get in the Game

Special Guest: New Hampshire High school teacher Rachel Roberge.

Episode 4: Fiscal Freefall: When Will it Stop?

Special Guests: Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Democratic Congressman Tim Penny, moderated by Concord’s Executive Director Robert L. Bixby

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‘Facing the Future’: Kasich, Penny on Fiscal Challenges

Monday, March 05, 2018

During the fourth broadcast of “Facing the Future,” we aired portions of The Concord Coalition’s recent event in Washington, “Fiscal Freefall: When Will it Stop?,” which featured Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny.

The conversation focused on the nation’s fiscal policies and how they are jeopardizing our future. Despite the nation’s challenges, however, the two former congressional colleagues expressed hope and discussed possible bipartisan solutions.

Episode 3: Fiscal Leadership, Anyone?

Special Guests: New Hampshire Politico, Brad Cook; former Ambassador and Congressman Dick Swett

Episode 2: The President's Budget

Special Guests: Bipartisan Policy Center SVP, Bill Hoagland; Committee for Economic Development SVP, Joe Minarik

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Bipartisan Analysts Note Problems with Trump Budget

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
During the second broadcast of "Facing the Future" budget experts expressed concern over the nation’s path after recent deficit-financed tax and spending legislation, and they saw a lack of fiscal discipline in the president’s Fiscal 2019 budget proposal.

Episode 1: Welcome to Facing the Future

Special Guests: Former Senator Bob Kerrey; Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby 

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New Concord Radio Program Focuses on Fiscal Challenges

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Former Senator Bob Kerrey and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discussed the nation’s difficult fiscal challenges this week in the inaugural broadcast of Concord’s radio program “Facing the Future.”