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Free Exchange

Free Exchange

By The Badger Institute
Free markets, limited government, and individual liberty- you know these principles, now hear the stories of the men and women who embody them and the policies that advance them. Listen as the team from Wisconsin’s Badger Institute come together to demystify, explore, and discover ways to make communities in our state freer and more prosperous, one episode at a time.
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New Orleans Did Away With its Troubled Public Schools, Can Milwaukee do the Same?
We talk to a Milwaukee native who helped lead school reform in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now back home, Colleston Morgan Jr. tells us whether Milwaukee can follow the same path in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
58:13
July 28, 2021
What the Media Downplayed About COVID-19
"When it comes to the risk of dying from COVID-19, two words tell the story: old age," says veteran investigative journalist Richard Moore in his recent report found in our Spring 2021 issue of Diggings. Remso W. Martinez and Richard discuss who the vast majority of victims were, how the media downplayed a critical aspect of the pandemic, and much more in this episode. Mentioned in this episode: -Read Richard's Diggings article here -Follow Richard on Twitter -Get Richard's new book "Dark State: How Citizen's can Open the Doors to Wisconsin's Closed Government"
56:22
July 14, 2021
1776: A Unifying Vision for America (Ft. Bob Woodson)
Bob Woodson, the godfather of the neighborhood empowerment movement, offers a unifying alternative to the divisive messages of the 1619 Project and critical race theory. -Learn more about the Woodson Center -Learn more about 1776 Unites -Follow Bob Woodson on Twitter -Buy the book "Red, White, and Black: Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers"
01:09:12
June 30, 2021
From Iran to Mosinee
Badger Institute President Mike Nichols sits down with Kevin Hermening in our premiere episode. Kevin has lived an extraordinary life; from surviving the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis to guiding the Mosinee School District through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as the board president, Kevin explains why leadership matters, what guides him in his decision making, and why local leaders need to step up during times of crisis.
01:28:31
June 15, 2021
Check Out Free Exchange
Check out the Badger Institute's new podcast "Free Exchange" and learn why those in and outside of the Badger state should consider subscribing today!
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June 15, 2021