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Should Undergrads Take the Year Off? Seth Leibsohn with Pete Peterson

Seth Leibsohn invites Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, to talk about Pepperdine’s plan for the fall, the power of reaching out to an author whose book you enjoyed, the conflict between “credentialing-up” and it not mattering where you went to college, Florida’s Chinese Coronavirus statistics compared to New York’s, and music.

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Lanhee Chen: The Key Piece for Recovery: School

College students should be returning to campus this fall.

For some colleges and universities, the decision to bring back in-person research and instruction is a matter of basic economic survival.

But even where it is not, the pandemic crisis threatens the essence of college life. Even the best distance-learning program cannot replace the normal interactions that take place on the college campus.

A return to in-person instruction should follow a strategy based on the latest science, balanced with efforts to restore campus life and protect the vulnerable.

It begins with a comprehensive testing and contact tracing plan. Colleges should also focus on residential environments where social distancing may be difficult.

Not all students or faculty will be able to come back at the same time.

Some combination of distance learning with in-person instruction will be needed.

It will be tough to bring students back to college campuses this fall, but it’s an effort well worth making.

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Election Reveals Greater Divide Between Red and Blue States

Townhall Review – November 9, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for Trump/Pence 2020, about election strategy.

Sebastian Gorka and James O’Keefe, Project Veritas, discuss the comments from ABC News anchor Amy Robach about the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, talk about the threats Israel faces.

Sebastian Gorka talks with reporter John Soloman about his claims that former Vice President Joe Biden forced Ukraine to stop an investigation of a company his son was involved with.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with David Hall about his book, “Did America Have a Christian Founding?: Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth.”

Dennis Prager and Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs,” discuss career choices that don’t require college degrees.

Larry Elder talks with UCLA economics professor Lee Ohanian about the problems associated with a minimum wage.

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How Democrats Plan to Change What Makes America Great

Townhall Review – September 7, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks judges with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Dan Proft and co-host Amy Jacobson talk with Steven Malanga, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute about the decline of major cities under Democrat control.

Seth Leibsohn and Alex Berenson talk about his book, “The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence,” and the recent U.S. Surgeon General’s statement on the dangers of recreational marijuana.

Hugh Hewitt talks with former congressman Jason Chaffetz about his book, “Power Grab: The Liberal Scheme to Undermine Trump, the GOP, and Our Republic.”

Dennis Prager asks Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA, why he thinks a college degree may not be worth what it costs.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Jim Campbell about a case before the Kentucky Supreme Court concerning a Christian print shop owner being persecuted for refusing to print gay pride t-shirts.

Dennis Prager looks at how far we have fallen in as a religious nation.

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Jerry Bowyer: The Crippling Load of Student Debt

Well, we just found out that student debt is at an all-time high. It’s just a whisker below 1.6 trillion dollars. Yes, trillion, with a “t.”

But it’s all worth it, right? Our young people need education. Not. So. Fast.

A new study shows the average freshly-minted college grad makes almost $11,000 less annually than he or she expected—and it’s true over a wide range of majors.

What gave these young people such unrealistic expectations? One factor is easy to recognize: Our serial exaggeration of the benefits expected from a degree.

Making it worse: Tuition has soared—faster than almost any other expense category in our economy. Recruiters and marketers have in turn hyped the value of their institutions and their degrees.

It’s time to scrap the myth that all young people should go to college, and that every school and every major is worth the price.

The debt load is simply crippling.

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