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Area 45: Is America Winning Against China?

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Trade and the U.S.-Sino relations.

Area 45: Seven Weeks To Election Day

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The November elections – a big “blue wave” or not?

Area 45: Michael Anton On “The Flight 93 Election” Two Years Later

with Michael Antonvia Area 45
Monday, September 17, 2018

The choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is not unlike the doomed airliner that crashed during the 9/11 attacks according to Hillsdale College political lecturer and research fellow, Michael Anton.

Area 45: Trump & Conservatism With Matthew Continetti

interview with Matthew Continettivia Area 45
Monday, September 10, 2018

What’s the status of Donald Trump’s relationship with his conservative base?

Area 45: A Hoover Institution Fellow’s Idea Becomes Law

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

How does a scholar bring policy reforms to legislative life?

Area 45: George Shultz – Learning From Experience

interview with George P. Shultzvia Area 45
Friday, August 31, 2018

A conversation with George Shultz about his lifelong passion for public service and his current policy pursuits.

Area 45: Covering John McCain With Jeff Barker

interview with Jeff Barkervia Area 45
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Jeff Barker, a Baltimore Sun reporter who covered Senator John McCain from 1991-2000, talks about what he learned about Senator McCain in the years leading up to the “Straight Talk Express.”

Area 45: The Kavanaugh Hearings With Michael McConnell

interview with Michael McConnellvia Area 45
Monday, August 27, 2018

Examining the confirmation process and the immediate impact Kavanaugh will have on the High Court.

Area 45: The Hoovers— A Family Tradition Of Leadership And Public Service

interview with Margaret Hoovervia Area 45
Friday, August 10, 2018

Herbert Hoover’s Journey from a Two-Room cottage in Iowa to the World Stage.


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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.