On this week’s podcast, Brad Wilcox joins to help us understand how COVID-19 has impacted the family. We discuss the current marriage rate and fertility trends and address some of the potential long-term effects of a two-year pandemic.

 

On this week’s podcast, we focus on the private sector’s role in protecting our environment. It’s an important topic as young people are more concerned about the health of the environment than ever before, yet wrongly think that socialism is the answer. We talk about why government solutions are not the most effective solutions, and we highlight examples of how the private sector has innovated in clean ways—Elon Musk a prime example.

 

Gabriella Hoffman joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: The Future Of Environmentalism: True Conservation. We talk about how the U.S. is a global leader in environmental stewardship and why conservation-driven solutions and not preservation environmentalism is the way forward.

 

Riley Gaines joins the podcast this week to talk about her experience competing against Lia Thomas, the male currently allowed to compete in the NCAA Women’s Swimming competitions. Riley shares her story and explains how much work it’s taken to get to this level of competitive swimming, how she and other women have handled competing against a man, and what it’s been like for her to speak out.

 

Mary Katharine joins the podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected kids. We cover the mask debate, including how many countries in Europe have chosen NOT to mask their kids. We also discuss the strange trend of asking children to do the heavy lifting of protecting adults — should kids be forced to be resilient? Last, Mary Katharine shares her insight on balancing a career, husband, three kids, and a dog. Can women really have it all?

 

Roslyn Layton joins the podcast this week to talk about broadband networks and whether or not Netflix and other streaming video services are getting a free ride. We review a recent South Korean Court Case that could change the way broadband networks operate globally, analyze President Biden’s broadband plan, and discuss the free-market approach to ensure network investment.

 

This week on She Thinks, Rafael Mangual joins to discuss the crime crisis in America. As violent crime continues to be a major concern for Americans, we delve into the data. We cover where crime has hit new highs, the policies that have helped and the policies that have hurt, and what we can expect as elected officials are now focused more on supporting police versus defunding them. In other words, are we headed in a better direction?

 

Hadley Heath Manning joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: “Equal Pay Every Day” — about the faux holiday that left-leaning feminist activists celebrate each year. We discuss why the wage-gap argument overlooks so many factors, including the various personal and professional choices women make. In other words, we explore why the wage gap is not a metric of “equal pay for equal work.”

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn joins the podcast to preview next week’s SCOTUS hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson. We discuss the interesting timing of Biden’s nomination, Judge Brown Jackson’s judicial philosophy, and what we can expect the overall tone of the hearings to be.

 

Bethany Mandel joins to discuss her new children’s book series called Heroes of Liberty. The books focus on American values in an entertaining and engaging way, bringing magic and joy back to your child’s bedtime. So, if you are a parent or grandparent or an aunt or uncle and are concerned about the woke children’s literature lining the shelves of your local bookstore, the classroom, and pages of Amazon, then this podcast episode is for you.

 

The Chairman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel joins the podcast to talk about recruiting women to the Republican party at all levels of elected office. We discuss why so many women are throwing their hats into the political ring and discuss what it’s been like to run the RNC as a woman. I’ll also ask her how she juggles being a girl boss and working mom. Is there such a thing as having it all?

Ronna McDaniel is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Under her leadership, the RNC has raised record funds, built the largest grassroots campaign and political operation in history, and significantly expanded the Party’s minority engagement efforts. Chairwoman McDaniel was unanimously re-elected to lead the RNC for a third term earlier this year thanks to her record of results for Republicans nationwide. Chairwoman McDaniel is the third of seven children, received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University, and is married to Patrick McDaniel. Together they have two children, Abigail and Nash.

Claudia Rosett joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Russia’s War and America’s Follies. We dissect the immediate crisis in Ukraine, the history of Russia and how we got here, the man behind it all — Vladimir Putin — and what the U.S. should do.

 

Tom Bevan of RealClearPolitics joins the podcast to discuss the science of polling and how to determine if a poll is legitimate, especially as we head into mid-terms. We also delve into the future of legacy media — what it means as network ratings bottom out at the same time that podcast listenership is increasing.

 

John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting joins the podcast to discuss his new web docuseries titled “Meet The Heroes.” We discuss the censorship he’s experienced for being outspoken on the Afghanistan withdrawal and what the effort to silence people means for society. Finally, we consider why more musicians, entertainers, and artists aren’t speaking out about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

 

Representative Bryan Steil from the great state of Wisconsin joins the podcast to discuss the number one concern Americans have — inflation. We cover the policies responsible and what can be done about the increase in prices now out-pacing wages. We also consider whether relief is on the way or if high costs are here to stay.

First elected in 2018, Congressman Bryan Steil represents Wisconsin’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Bryan is focused on making the American Dream achievable for everyone. Prior to being elected to Congress, Bryan spent a decade working in Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry — first with an industrial motion control manufacturer in Beloit, WI, and later at a local plastics manufacturer in Milton, WI. In the private sector, he saw firsthand how burdensome federal regulations and red tape can hinder economic growth and job creation in Wisconsin. He also learned the importance of fighting for common-sense solutions.

Congressman John Moolenaar joins She Thinks to talk about the benefits of educational freedom and the intersection of parental rights and school choice. He also addresses the opportunities and challenges state and district leaders are facing as they spend the $190 billion in emergency education funding provided by the federal government. The congressman recently introduced a House resolution recognizing National School Choice Week, an annual celebration of opportunity in education.

 

Charlotte Whelan joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: ESG. ESG is a set of criteria that measures a business’s commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance principles. We discuss the different forms ESG principles can take — some are commendable and some are misguided — and what is the best way for consumers to respond.

 

Hannah Downey joins the podcast this week to help us focus on the environment as it relates to land, water, and wildlife, and the role of the free market to provide solutions to conservation. We’ll get into the importance of land management to prevent wildfires, the value of public versus private ownership of land, and highlight some out-of-the-box solutions that have worked to maintain the proper balance of wildlife in the U.S.

 

Dr. Henry Nau joins to help us explore the lessons learned during the 20th century and apply them to today. In America, we’re struggling for the soul of the country — a battle between those who want to keep America as it was founded — an America where capitalism and the American Dream reign supreme — and those who are pushing America to follow in the footsteps of communism and socialism. We explore this trend and what the ultimate cost will be to Americans if the 21st century turns a blind eye to history.

Dr. Henry R. Nau is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Previously he served on President Reagan’s National Security Council as the senior staff member responsible for international economic affairs. Among other duties, he was the White House sherpa for several Annual G-7 Economic Summits and also served in the Department of State from 1975-1977 as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. In 1977, he received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. He is the author of numerous books, including his latest, Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, and has published numerous articles in scholarly and policy journals.

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