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Paul Peterson and Checker Finn

Common standards remarkably uncontroversial

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, August 9, 2010

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn discuss the politics and economics of the common core standards.

Paul Peterson and Checker Finn

After bucking unions, the Obama administration breaks ranks with civil rights groups over charter schools

via Education Next
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn discuss why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools.

Russell D. Roberts

Laughlin on the future of carbon and climate

via EconTalk
Monday, August 9, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Robert Laughlin of Stanford University and the 1998 corecipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, energy use and the future of the earth's climate.

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Hoover fellow discusses his book Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad

via KFNX
Friday, August 6, 2010

Russell Berman, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, discusses terrorism and his recent Hoover Press book, Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad, on KFNX 1100 (Phoenix, AZ) on Friday, August 6, at 8:00 pm (PT).

Russell D. Roberts

Monopoly game: Are rules made to be broken?

via NPR
Friday, August 6, 2010

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses the board game Monopoly on NPR. Roberts, who has a fairly low opinion of Monopoly, discusses how the game presents a warped view of capitalism. “There's no innovation, no mutual benefits — it's all about grinding your opponents to dust.”

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Book explores fixes for California’s broken government

via KPBS
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thad Kousser, a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2009–10, discusses, on KPBS, California Crackup, a new book that offers solutions for California’s problems. Kousser then adds what he thinks could fix our broken state government.

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The politics of justice

via Townhall
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses, on Townhall, the Obama administration’s challenge to Arizona’s immigration law.

Williamson M. Evers

Hoover fellow on the Heartland Institute’s School Reform podcast

via Heartland Institute
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Williamson M. Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education who specializes in research on education policy, especially as it pertains to curriculum, teaching, testing, accountability, and school finance from kindergarten through high school, discusses Common Core standards.

Robert Service discusses his biography on Trotsky

Robert Service on Trotsky

via EconTalk
Monday, July 26, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Hoover senior fellow and noted Russian historian Robert Service, the life and death of Leon Trotsky. The conversation covers Trotsky's influence on the Russian Revolution, his influence on policy alongside Lenin, his expulsion from Soviet Union in 1928, and his murder in 1940 by Stalin's order.

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Roberts: Prevent the power grab

via Townhall
Friday, July 23, 2010

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses, on Townhall, the opportunity for the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a major federal power grab.

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