Pegasus Podcast

Pegasus Podcast

Podcast by Pegasus Institute

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May 9, 2021 34 min
The FDA, along with the anti-tobacco lobby, have once again started to push for a ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored small cigars. The anti-tobacco crowd has used every excuse under the sun to push the ban, all while avoiding the reality of the policy. It will lead to over-policing of minority communities, while doing nothing to curb adult or youth smoking rates. On today's podcast, Tim Andrews, the Director of Con...
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Second Chances and New Places by Pegasus Institute
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Student loan debt cancellation is all the rage in Washington, DC nowadays. Democrats, ignoring the massive implications of the policy, seem to be bickering more on whether the proposal should be $10,000, $20,000 or more. The reality of the policy is much more bleak. On today's podcast, Dr. Antony Davies joins us to break down the problems and limitations of student loan debt cancellation.
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Steve Twist is a legend in the crime victims' rights movement. No, really. In 2020, Steve became the second person EVER to receive the Legends Award from the DOJ for his work on victims' rights. The only other person to ever receive that award is Ed Meese. The origins of the victims' rights movement have strong ties to Steve and his mentors and partners. They started with success in Arizona, then into states like Cali...
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A Conversation with Kentucky Senator Damon Thayer by Pegasus Institute
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The 2021 Kentucky legislative session was primed to be a historic one. After a year of watching a Governor and his team shut down the state with a stroke of a pen, legislators arrived in Frankfort with a strong sense of purpose. They wanted to change things. The system they had seen play out in the last year needed reform. The pandemic had brought to light decade old problems with unemployment, school choice, and criminal justice. ...
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March 28, 2021 53 min
Kentucky legislators have an opportunity this year to kickstart school choice in our commonwealth. For too many families, and too many children, their zip code will ultimately determine their success. Without any programs to help them move to other public schools, or a private school that may meet their needs, they are stuck. On today's podcast we discuss the importance of school choice and giving parents options with Heather H...
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The second, and final part, of our conversation with David Kennedy regarding urban violence. In the second half of the conversation we discuss more on Louisville, and what the people in this city can expect as we begin to implement these ideas around curbing violence.
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Facing record-breaking violence, the city of Louisville is desperate for a new way to combat violent crime. Old tropes about 'poverty' and 'root causes' have gotten the city nowhere. In the last half decade the city has seen its average homicide rate triple, with rapid climes since 2016. Enter David Kennedy. A criminologist, David Kennedy is the architect behind the idea of Group Violence Intervention. What is that?...
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A roundup of some of the biggest current events in Kentucky and across the country. Court cases and flooding have brought attention back to Kentucky's emergency order statutes. Vaccinations across America have become the newest biggest policy concern. And while the country is still reeling from lockdowns and the virus, liberals attempt to cancel Dr Seuss.
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Critical race theory
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February 15, 2021 42 min
How can Kentucky update its policies around food trucks to help expand the industry? As downtowns everyone try to rebuild post-lockdown, bringing businesses and food back to the city centers will be critical. One way Kentucky can do that? Fix its antiquated food truck laws. On today's podcast we have a great panel featuring experts from across the country who care about food trucks and want to fix Kentucky's policy proble...
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Free speech is considered by many as the backbone of American society. The ability to speak up and speak out on any issue has been a staple of our culture forever. Unfortunately, strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP, threaten this important right. On today's podcast, Kentucky State Rep. Nima Kulkarni joins us to discuss her legislation to protect Kentuckians right to free speech by limiting SLAPP lawsuits. ...
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A Conversation with Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr by Pegasus Institute
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The events of January 6th have forced many who work in right wing politics to have a gut check. 'What went wrong?' 'When was the line crossed?' And, 'What do we do going forward?' The republican party, once a party of ideas and conservative policy, seems to be a shell of itself. Debates lack intellectual honest and favor personal attacks. Loses are not just loses, but evidence of fraud and conspiracy. A par...
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In the last year, we have seen more political activism from more people than potentially ever before. Thousands took to the streets and marched. Millions voted who had never voted before. People like Andrew Cooperrider, owner of Brewed in Lexington, KY, became an accidental activism when he was faced with losing his business or closing indoor dining. Andrew's story is an important incite into what many businesses faced in the l...
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December 28, 2020 53 min
The highs the lows, the ups the downs. 2020 was a year. And then some. In the last episode of the podcast of the year we break down some the most important moments of the year and what that might all mean for 2021. Policy wins and losses, all across the country. What might we thing is in store for the new year? Tune in to find out!
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December 21, 2020 47 min
COVID Vaccine: A Free Market Success Story by Pegasus Institute
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2020 has been the toughest year for many Kentuckians. Thousands lost jobs, businesses, and family members. For some, the struggle forced them back into vices. With the coronavirus vaccine being distributed we have begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel in that battle. Unfortunately, many people are still fighting the battle of addiction. On today's podcast Pat Fogarty, Senior VP of Operations for Addiction Recovery...
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The Failures of Civics Education with Special Guest Tom Lindsay, PhD by Pegasus Institute
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