Next Round

Next Round

Next Round is a weekly podcast exploring California politics from a free market perspective hosted by the nonpartisan think tank Pacific Research Institute. Each episode features elected officials, media commentators, and policy leaders breaking down the Golden State’s top policy debates and discussing how market-based reforms can improve our quality of life. Past guests include House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Democratic Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, futurist George Gilder, State Board of Ed Member Dr. Ting Sun, pollster Scott Rasmussen, economist Steve Moore, Politico California’s Kevin Yamamura, and National Review’s Andrew McCarthy.

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May 16, 2022 46 min

In this podcast, our guest is Jim Palmer, president and CEO of the Orange County Rescue Mission, the county’s most comprehensive private homeless services provider.  Jim has worked to create long-term self-sufficiency and stability among the homeless by going beyond temporary solutions to address the underlying causes of transitional and chronic homelessness. Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s Free Cities Project, discusses with Jim...

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In this podcast, our guest is Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s new Free Cities Project.  The Free Cities Project will regularly release incisive research and analysis on crime, housing, education, homelessness, social mobility and other urban issues through commentaries, briefs, videos, and webinars. Through the project, PRI aims to foster serious thinking and incubate good ideas that will improve America’s cities.
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Our guest this week is Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow and director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation.  Wayne has written a series of papers titled Coverage Denied that analyzes and proposes reforms to fix the problems in the current health insurance system which  have threatened patient health outcomes and have led to huge financial risks for patients facing unexpected or chronic health care challenges.

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Our podcast guest this week is New York Times bestselling biographer Walter Stahr on his new book on Salmon Chase.  Chase is often remembered as Lincoln’s rival for the Republican party nomination in 1860 – but he was much more.  He was one of the key leaders of the anti-slavery movement, helped found the Republican Party, served as senator and governor of Ohio, and became a Supreme Court justice.  Stahr, in his biography, gives a ...

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Our guest this week is PRI Senior Fellow Steve Smith.  An expert in public safety policy, he was a former police officer and a former professor of criminal justice.  Steve gives his thoughts on the Sacramento shooting as well rising crime in the state, the role of progressive prosecutors, and soft-on-crime policies.

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April 11, 2022 45 min

Our guest on this podcast is Paul Mango who was Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the conception, development, and implementation of Operation Warp Speed – the U.S.’s effort to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to America and to the world.  Paul discusses how the Trump Administration, the U.S. health care industry, the military, and the nation’s best minds in science and medicine came together ...

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Our guest on this podcast is Dr. Murray Sabrin on his new book Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life: The Case for A Single-Payer System. Under the individual single-payer system outlined by Dr. Sabrin, every American adult would be in charge of his or her medical coverage. There would be no more conflicts regarding insurance companies or the government on medical procedures and medications. In a free market, every ...

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California once again experienced one of the largest wildfires in state history in 2021, in the shadow of a severe drought that is increasing fire danger. In this panel discussion from PRI’s annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento, policy experts discuss what can be done to reduce wildfires and reform the state’s water policies.  The speakers include Steven Greenhut, author of the PRI book Winning the Water Wars; the Hon. D...

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This podcast is a recorded panel discussion from PRI’s annual Ideas in Action conference in February. Californians and California businesses have been moving out of the state in droves. This panel discusses the causes of outmigration and what we can do to stem the tide. The speakers include Wayne Winegarden and Kerry Jackson, co-authors of PRI’s study “California Migrating,” Assembly member Vince Fong of the 34th District; Loren Ka...

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This podcast features the keynote remarks of Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert at PRI’s annual “Ideas in Action” policy conference in Sacramento.  Ms. Schubert is known for her successful prosecutions in cases such as the Golden State Killer and the state’s unemployment fraud during the pandemic.  She discusses California’s rising crime rate and what policymakers can do to stop this disturbing trend.

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The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, is a 50-year-old law responsible for holding up many projects in the state due to its labyrinthian process and its vulnerability to lawsuits. Across the state, housing developments, schools, hospitals, even bike paths and wildfire mitigation efforts have been stymied by CEQA. Chris Carr, one of the state’s top environmental and land use attorneys, and co-author of PRI’s new study “...
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This special edition podcast features PRI’s panel of former speechwriters offering their perspectives on Pres. Biden’s first State of the Union Address.  On the panel: Lance Izumi, a former speechwriter to Gov. George Deukmejian and former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and now PRI’s senior director of the Center of Education; Tim Anaya, former speechwriter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Congressman Kevin McCarthy when he was in ...

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February 23, 2022 63 min

Our guest on this podcast is national bestselling author, Michael Shellenberger.  He recently spoke to PRI supporters at a luncheon in San Francisco on his new book: San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. Michael has witnessed San Francisco’s decline over the past 30 years as it struggles with lawlessness, homelessness, violent crime, and drug abuse.  He discusses why the policies enacted by San Francisco’s leaders have faile...

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In this podcast, our guest is Steve Smith, senior fellow in Urban Studies.  Steve is a recognized leader in education, training, law enforcement, and peacekeeping operations, with over 20 years of experience in domestic and international policing and investigations. He discusses the growing crime in California and other major cities around the country, the consequences of crime policies in recent years, prison reform, and the benef...

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February 7, 2022 62 min

This podcast, recently celebrating National School Choice Week, features senior director of PRI’s Center for Education Lance Izumi discussing his recent book The Homeschool Boom: Pandemic, Policies and Possibilities. It also includes a panel discussion on school choice and homeschooling with Alicia Carter, PACT Academy principal; Carrie Carlson, a homeschool charter school teacher; and Heather Harrison, a homeschool parent at Ocean...

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Our guest this week is Pam Lewison, Director of the Washington Policy Center Initiative on Agriculture and a PRI Fellow. Pam farms in Eastern Washington and is a tireless advocate for agriculture in the Western states and around the country. She discusses the challenges of being a farmer and rancher under state governments with progressive policies.

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January 25, 2022 33 min

Our podcast guest this week is Naomi Schaefer Riley, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the new book No Way Home: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists are Wrecking Young Lives. Naomi discusses the failure of state and federal child welfare systems to keep at-risk children safe and how these kids are getting lost in red tape, bureaucracy, and politics.

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In this podcast, our guest is Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy. Sally discusses the new single-payer health care proposal in California, the new tax hikes to fund the plan, and its impact on Californians. She also gives her perspective on whether or not she thinks the plan will pass.

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Governor Newsom this week released his 2022-23 state budget plan.  The PRI All Stars – Wayne Winegarden, Lance Izumi, and Kerry Jackson – break down what the Governor’s proposed spending bill will mean for you and your family.  They discuss its impact on taxes, debt, spending, pensions, education, health care, infrastructure, and more.

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Following the opening segment where Tim Anaya and Rowena Itchon discuss their “favorite” new California laws of 2022, listen to PRI’s recent webinar conversation with Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Energy and PRI board member. PRI senior fellow Steven Hayward moderates a conversation with Wright about energy and the environment, and the critical role that oil and gas plays in the modern world. They also discuss why California and Col...

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