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Area 45: The Gorsuch Nomination

interview with Michael McConnell, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hoover Senior Fellow Michael McConnell on the Gorsuch Nomination.

Area 45: Education Reform

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Education reform, the civil rights issue of our time?

Area 45: US Military

interview with Kori Schake, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Monday, March 6, 2017

The peaks and valleys of a US military buildup.

Area 45: Immigration Reform

interview with Timothy Kane, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A day after President Trump’s joint address to Congress, Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses the restructured landscape of immigration policy.

Area 45: US And Russian Relations

interview with Michael McFaul, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, February 23, 2017

What to make of US-Russian relations? 

Area 45: The Art Of Presidential Transitions

interview with Annelise Anderson, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Trump administration’s transition position.

Area 45: Tax Reform During The Forty-Fifth Presidency

interview with John H. Cochrane, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tax reform: What the president and congress should consider.

Area 45: Trump’s First Two Weeks

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Public opinion and voter confidence.


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Matters of Policy & Politics is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to matters of governance and balance of power at home and abroad. It is hosted by Hoover fellow Bill Whalen.

As the successor to Hoover’s Area 45 podcast, which focused on Trump-era issues and controversies, Matters of Policy & Politics will examine the direction of federal, state, and local leadership and elections, with an occasional examination of national security and geopolitical concerns, all featuring insightful analysis provided by Hoover Institution scholars and guests.

Podcasts will be released weekly, with engaging topics and fellows.