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Area 45: Tom Gillian: Let Freedom Ring

interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Area 45
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Individual, economic, and political freedoms that are quintessentially American.

Area 45: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Getting Vocal

interview with Kevin Faulconervia Area 45
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Challenges facing both San Diego as well as many of America’s great cities.   

Area 45: Dave Brady And Doug Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race . . .

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, June 15, 2020

The strengths and weaknesses of the November candidates.

Area 45: Tom Bevan: The Trump-Media “War Of The Roses”

interview with Tom Bevanvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The dysfunctional Trump-media dynamic and the progressive bent in America’s newsrooms.

Area 45: Pete Wilson: “A Charming Irishman”

interview with Pete Wilsonvia Area 45
Friday, June 5, 2020

The last time federal troops were dispatched to quell urban unrest was in 1992, and former California Governor Pete Wilson discusses the events that lead to this action.

Area 45: David Henderson: Pandemics & “Never-Ending Pasta Bowls”

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Area 45
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Should Washington come to the rescue of several of the nation’s largest states?

Area 45: Terry Anderson: Renewing Indigenous Economies

interview with Terry Andersonvia Area 45
Monday, June 1, 2020

Are free markets and property rights the keys to improving Indigenous Economies?

Area 45: Lee Ohanian: The Place You Ought To Be?

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Area 45
Monday, May 25, 2020

Unemployment numbers, Tesla, and Apple.

Area 45: Lee Ohanian: Tesla Recoil

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Area 45
Friday, May 15, 2020

California’s record budget deficit is formally unveiled, and Tesla's CEO Elon Musk re-opens his Bay Area car factory–in defiance of local business restrictions.

Area 45: Daniel Heil: Binge-Watching, Binge-Spending

interview with Daniel Heilvia Area 45
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Why any serious conversation about fiscal and entitlement reform is years way at best.


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Area 45 is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to the Trump administration and the policy avenues available to America’s forty-fifth president. It is hosted by Hoover fellow, Bill Whalen.

Just as area 45 is a medical term for a frontal portion of the human brain, we intend to take a cerebral approach to governing in this toxic political climate. There will be no rancor, no partisanship, but instead Hoover fellows’ keen insights on such thorny matters as taxation and economic growth, health care reform, national security, government entitlements, and improving schools.

Podcasts will be released weekly, with topics and fellows changing from broadcast to broadcast.