The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts.  Join us this week for a fascinating discussion with uranium industry veteran Scott Melbye, Executive Vice President, Uranium Energy Corporation and CEO, Uranium Royalty Corporation.  Scott brings decades of perspective to the discussion and reminds us we are going to need a lot of uranium to fuel all of the reactors that we hope to build.  Jack and Scott cover the horizon of uranium mining issues, including new technologies that make the practice safer than ever to how American became so dependent on foreign suppliers and how to break that dependence.    Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org!  Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts.  Jack welcomes the Cato Institute’s Nicolas Anthony back to the Power Hour, who is joined this time by his colleague Norbert Michel, Vice President for Cato’s Center for Monetary Policy and Financial Alternatives.  They pick up their conversation from a few months ago to dig deeper into what actually is cryptocurrency and why does the industry require so much energy.   And of course, no Power Hour episode would be complete without a complete analysis of how government could ruin something good and innovative.  You can read more from Anthony and Norbert here and here and  on a variety of issues here and following them on socials here and here.    Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org!  Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.

The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies is pleased to announce that Peter Robinson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, will deliver the inaugural Lee Edwards Lecture in Conservative Leadership. The title of his speech is “How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War.”

The Heritage Foundation established the annual Lee Edwards Lecture in recognition of Dr. Edwards’s long service as a Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at Heritage, during which time he wrote most of his 25 books about the leading individuals and institutions of the modern conservative movement. Dr. Edwards authored biographies of President Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley Jr., and Edwin Meese III, as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), and the conservative movement. His books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, and Polish.

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. This week Jack invites old friends Travis Fisher, now the Director for Energy and Environmental Studies at the Cato Institute and Rachael Wilfong, back to the podcast to help celebrate the Power Hour’s first year in existence. You will have to listen to find out what Rachael is doing now. For our long-time listeners you will remember Travis and Rachael as our early co=hosts who helped get the Power Hour going. Join us for this episode for an entertaining mixture of energy analysis and reminiscing.  You can see more of what Travis has been up to here. Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.


Join us for the official launch of Dr. Corey DeAngelis’ new book, The Parent Revolutionin which he unapologetically argues why parents and political leaders must lean into the culture war taking place in schools. Dr. DeAngelis exposes the hypocritical elites who are content to hold other people’s children captive to poorly run government schools while sending their own children to the best private and charter schools out there. And most importantly, he equips readers with the ability to make sure the potent forces of the educational industrial complex don’t regain their footing.

 

January 2021 marked the beginning of an illegal immigration boom in the United States, which has led to a drastic increase in violent crime across the country. In many cases, the criminal aliens were present not in spite of federal, state, or local policy but because of intentional policy choices advanced by the left.

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. This week Jack welcomes Founder and President of the Global America Business Institute (GABI), Florence Lowe-Lee to the Power Hour. Jack and Florence discuss how the decades long partnership that the U.S. has developed with South Korea on commercial nuclear energy issues yields immense strategic and economic benefits to both countries. Did you know that South Korea provided some of the most important components to America’s newest reactors or that South Korea’s commercial nuclear export business creates thousands of U.S. jobs?  You will know that and a lot more after hearing this great episode. Check out GABI’s website here to learn more about their great work. Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.


The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Jack invites one of the nation’s leading experts on commercial nuclear energy, Edward Davis, to the Power Hour this week. With decades of experience in industry and government, Ed brings a unique perspective to nuclear energy policy that you won’t want to miss.  Jack and Ed cover everything from nuclear waste policy to new reactor finance to why the promise of a nuclear renaissance remains difficult to fulfil despite growing support for the technology. Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.


The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Jack talks this week Dr. David Legates, Director of Research and Education at the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, about climate change and sea levels, and you won’t believe what he has to say. Dr. Legates, who holds a Ph.D. in climatology, and brings decades of research and experience to the table, specializes in hydroclimatology/surface water hydrology—in other words, he knows his stuff. If you want to know what is really happening with climate and sea levels, you don’t want to miss this one! You can learn more about Dr. Legates and his organization here, read a recent paper he wrote on the subject here, and to really go deep on climate change, check out his recent book, Climate and Energy, The Case for Realismhere and here. Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.


Throughout her ten years of service at the highest levels of the British government, former Prime Minister Liz Truss bore witness to the dangerous schemes of the Global Left, who continue to push their model of corporate state-socialism on the world.

In her new book, Ten Years to Save the West: Leading the Revolution Against Globalism, Socialism, and the Liberal Establishment, Truss warns us that “freedom is at risk,” and conservatives in the west desperately need to defend it. Truss asserts that conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic have allowed the Left to push their agenda of larger government and curtailing individual freedom too far. She also highlights how the ever-expanding “administrative state” is fast extinguishing the traditional norms of sovereignty and democratic accountability, which should be a universal cause for concern.

Keeping Taiwan free from the grasp of the Chinese Communist Party is a vital interest of the United States. An attack on the democratic, self-governing island by the People’s Republic of China would gravely threaten the security and prosperity of everyday Americans. This represents just one of the key conclusions reached in the landmark research paper published this month by Heritage Research Fellow Michael Cunningham, The American Case for Taiwan. Taiwan’s indispensability to the U.S. was further reinforced by a Heritage delegation to Taipei in February 2024 led by President Kevin Roberts. Please join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Roberts and Michael Cunningham as we explore one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints and the right American strategy to keep Taiwan free from the CCP.

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Jack talks this week with Christine Fletcher, Vice President, North American Young Generation in Nuclear about the rising popularity of nuclear energy among Americans in general, and with young Americans specifically. They discuss why the accident at Fukushima may not have had the cultural imprint that past accidents, such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island had, the economic impact of nuclear energy, and how access to more information is key to changing people’s perception about the technology.  NAGYN is a great organization and you can learn more about them here, including links to all of their social media.  Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Join Jack this week for a must listen conversation with Amir Vexler, President and CEO of America’s only domestically owned uranium enrichment company. Jack and Amir discuss everything from the technical details of enrichment to the history of uranium enrichment in the United States to how uranium fuel markets work. Of particular interest is their discussion of how the United States became dependent on Russian uranium to fuel its reactors and what can be done about it.  Centrus has a very informative page to learn more about the nuclear fuel cycle here and you can reach out to Amir at his LinkedIn here.   Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Join Jack this week for a conversation with Jason Hayes, Director of Energy and Environment at the Mackinac Center—a leading state-based research and policy institution. Jack and Jason discuss how Washington talking points on energy policy transform from the theoretical to impacting real lives and businesses on the ground in the states. They talk nuclear energy, Washington’s EV mandate, the electricity grid and a bunch of other topics, including how to pronounce Mackinac. Check out some of Jason’s and Mackinac’s work here and here.  Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Thank you for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe and help us to spread the word.


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In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the role of natural law in American law. Several important scholars, such as Jud Campbell and Richard H. Helmholz, have examined how courts and other legal actors used natural law reasoning at the Founding. Others, such as J. Joel Alicea, have argued over whether the natural law tradition requires or is consistent with a particular theory of constitutional adjudication, such as originalism.

 

“Described in 2017 as the second most powerful woman in UK politics, Arlene Foster made her first appearance on BBC Newsnight aged 17, after her school bus was bombed by the PIRA,” notes Foster’s website.

Having lived through a terrorist attack at a young age, Baroness Foster knew that she wanted to be a leader of change in Northern Ireland. Throughout her career in politics, she has held several positions—Minister for the Environment, Minister for the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment, and Minister for Finance and Personnel, to name a few. Most recently, she held the position of First Minister of Northern Ireland. Drawing on these recent experiences, Baroness Foster will highlight post-Brexit benefits to transatlantic trade and endorse a U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement in a conversation with Heritage Senior Trade Policy Analyst Andrew Hale.

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the day’s most interesting energy and environmental policy issues with top national experts. Jack is joined today by Flibe Energy’s President and Chief Technologist, Kirk Sorensen. What is Flibe Energy, you ask? Well, it is a leading nuclear technology company that wants to change our lives for the better with their molten salt reactors. And why is it called Flibe? You will have to listen to find out—and to be smarter than all your friends. In all seriousness, you will want to check out this fascinating conversation with one of the most interesting voices in nuclear energy.  Once you listen to the podcast (or before), check out this important article by Kirk that explains how nuclear technology is not just critical to energy production but also for the medical community and you will see why Kirk is so passionate about the issue.  Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org!   Don’t forget to tell us what you thought of the podcast and what you want to hear in the future. Thank you for listening and being part of the Power Hour!

 

Abortion survivors’ stories of resilience and courage humanize the vague discourse of “choice” and life emerging from the womb. These stories emerge to become inspiring dramas of hope, love, and forgiveness. What about the stories that end differently?

 

Agenda

Introductory Remarks

  • Mike Gonzalez, Angeles T. Arredondo E Pluribus Unum Senior Fellow, International Engagement, The Heritage Foundation

Fireside Chat

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the day’s most interesting energy and environmental policy issues with top national experts. Jack is joined today by Rupert Darwall and Power Hour regular, Mario Loyola, to discuss Rupert’s latest report, “The Folly of Climate Leadership: Net zero and Britain’s Disastrous Energy Policies.”  Rupert’s report uses facts and numbers, with charts and graphs, to demonstrate the real impact of climate alarmism and his insight, along with Mario’s, provides the information and arguments that you need to understand exactly what is happening in Europe and why we need to fight climate alarmist policies in the U.S. (or wherever you live!)  Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org!   Don’t forget to tell us what you thought of the podcast and what you want to hear in the future. Thank you for listening and being part of the Power Hour!


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