Hoover fellows on the John Batchelor Radio Show

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Hoover fellows on the John Batchelor Radio Show
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Hoover fellows on the John Batchelor Radio Show
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Stanford Video

John Batchelor, host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show, which is broadcast by WABC radio in New York, took his program on the road to the Hoover Institution to tape an hour-long program in front of a live studio audience.

During the Hoover Institution Spring 2012 retreat, Batchelor recorded his show in conversation with Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

In the hour-long taping, the speakers discussed current economic issues as they might have been seen through the eyes of renowned historic figures Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, and John Maynard Keynes, exploring how those economists' views on fiscal and monetary policy might bear on present-day issues. The Hoover fellows were joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Mary Kissel (who served as cohost) and journalist Nicholas Wapshott, author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.

The program was broadcast on April 28, 2012.

Click here to listen to part one of the Hoover Institution debate with Boskin, Roberts, and Taylor.

Click here to listen to part two of the Hoover Institution debate with Boskin, Roberts, and Taylor.

A number of Hoover fellows, addressing a wide variety of topics, were featured on recent Batchelor Radio Show programs. On April 27, 2012, Terry Anderson, the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow; Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow; and Henry I. Miller, the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy, were guests.

Batchelor and cohost Kissel discussed with Anderson inner-city density and the Native American Crow Reservation. Berkowitz discussed lawfare and Israel, and Miller expressed his views on the “pink slime” beef controversy.

Click here to listen to the Anderson, Berkowitz, and Miller podcast.

Paul Gregory, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Henry Nau, a Hoover Institution national fellow (2011–12) and a professor of political science and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, were also interviewed on the John Batchelor Show on April 27, 2012. Gregory compared and contrasted the regimes in China and Soviet Russia. Nau discussed the Obama administration. David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, in his interview with Batchelor, talked about federalization.

Click here to listen to the Gregory and Nau podcast.

Click here to listen to the Davenport and Miller interview.

The hugely popular John Batchelor Radio Show is based at WABC radio in New York, airing seven days a week between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. eastern time. The show had been solely based at WABC radio for five years, from early 2001 to September 2006, before being syndicated nationally.

Click here to read about the Hoover Institution Spring 2012 retreat.