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with Bill Honig, Maureen D. Marcovia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, February 24, 1997

Maureen DiMarco, former secretary of California Office of Child Development and Education and Bill Honig, former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, discuss the problems with America's classrooms and how to fix them.


with Michael J. Boskin, David Bradyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, February 24, 1997

Hoover fellows Michael Boskin and David Brady discuss why it's important to adjust the CPI now and whether it's politically possible to do so.


with Martin Anderson, John Ellwoodvia Uncommon Knowledge
Saturday, February 1, 1997

Hoover fellow Martin Anderson and John Ellwood of UC Berkeley discuss the balanced budget amendment.


For more than a decade the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, scholars, journalists, and today’s big thinkers to share their views with the world. Guests have included a host of famous figures, including Paul Ryan, Henry Kissinger, Antonin Scalia, Rupert Murdoch, Newt Gingrich, and Christopher Hitchens, along with Hoover fellows such as Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz.

“Uncommon Knowledge takes fascinating, accomplished guests, then sits them down with me to talk about the issues of the day,” says Robinson, an author and former speechwriter for President Reagan. “Unhurried, civil, thoughtful, and informed conversation– that’s what we produce. And there isn’t all that much of it around these days.”

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