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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Millennials: Heading Toward a Generational Showdown?
Chase is joined on the show by fellow Millennials Alexandra Sosnowski and Andrew York and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. They discuss a younger generation’s perspective on programs like Social Security and Medicare, as well as recent evaluations of the nation’s economy.
Trust the Trustees
Chase is joined by two former public trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds, Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous. They, along with Bob Bixby, discuss the recent Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports.
Science Fiction Doesn't Work for Fiscal Policy
Special Guest: New Hampshire political reporter Paul Steinhauser.
Don't Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish With the Budget
College Students Tell Leaders “Reform is ‘Up to Us’”
Special Guests: College students Evan Rufrano and Brittany Brown, and Megan Shea from the national "Up to Us" competition.
The Children Are Our Future
Special Guest: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Senior Vice President Marc Goldwein; Concord Policy Director Josh Gordon.
Deficits and Social Security: Time For a Plan
Special Guest: Former Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes.
Who Will Make the Serious Decisions?
Special Guest: New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Analyst Phil Sletten.
Bringing Budgets to Life
Special Guests: Matt Glassman of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University; Concord Coalition Communications Director Steve Winn.
We're All Getting Old: Health Care and the Budget
Special Guests: Former Senator Bob Kerrey; Concord Coalition Policy Director Joshua Gordon
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey shares his thoughts on health care and the federal budget. Concord Coalition Policy Director Josh Gordon and Bob Bixby also discuss health care as Bob fills in for Chase this week.
Trillions and Trillions
Special Guest: Diane Lim, Principal Economist, The Conference Board
There Aren't Even Any Deficit Pigeons
Special Guest: Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg.
Going From Lurching to Leading
Special Guest: Concord’s North Carolina State Coordinator Marjorie Dufek
Ready or Not, Here Comes 2020
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
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
Episode 1: Welcome to Facing the Future
Special Guests: Former Senator Bob Kerrey; Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby