A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues at a 101 level.
A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage expert
Part 2: Her Mother Disappeared in China
In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the Chinese Communist Party's overt attempt to completely destroy the culture and identity of millions of Uighur Muslims living in Western China.From arresting people in the middle of the night, to forcing them to attend reeducation camps for years, to their ruthless pursuit of limiting Uighur births through forced abortions and sterilization, the evidence is overwhelming that China's abuse of their own people is only getting worse.This week, we bring this horrific story closer to home by interviewing Ziba Murat, a Uighur woman who hasn't heard from or spoken to her mother in over two years. Since her mother's disappearance, it has surfaced that the Chinese Communist Party placed her in a concentration camp, and refuses to give updates or acknowledge her disappearance or when she will be released.Show Notes:Part 1: China's Campaign to Destroy an Entire EthnicityThe Radio Free Asia Article that Verifies Ziba's Mother Being Place In a Concentration Camp Ziba's Petition to Help Raise Awareness for Her MotherOlivia's New Repot: Why the U.S. Should Issue an Atrocity Determination for Uighurs
Part 1: China's Campaign to Destroy an Entire Ethnicity
The Chinese Communist Party has targeted Uighur Muslims living in China by placing them in concentration camps/reeducation camps and turning their province into a police state. They've done this with the intent to strip them of their unique ethnic, cultural, and religious identity and replace it with allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party.From arresting people in the middle of the night, to forcing them to attend reeducation camps for years, to their ruthless pursuit of limiting Uighur births through forced abortions and sterilization, the evidence is overwhelming that China's abuse of their own people is only getting worse.This week, we hear part 1 of a two-part series, documenting and discussing the evidence of this atrocity, and what the US role should be.Show NotesOlivia's Piece in National Review:China's Horrifying War on Uighur WomanOlivia's Piece on the US Response to China's Human Rights Violations:3 Reasons the US Should Prioritize Human Rights With ChinaVice News Documentary Referenced:China's Vanishing Muslims: Undercover In The Most Dystopian Place in the WorldAdrian Zenz Piece Referenced by Olivia:Sterilizations, IUDs, and Coercive Birth Prevention: The CCP’s Campaign to Suppress Uyghur Birth Rates in Xinjiang
Back to School: How Kids Are Being Taught to Hate America
As our kids head back to school, there are massive protests and riots in America’s largest cities, increased anti-American sentiment, and the cancelling of some of the most important people from Western history. Amidst all this chaos comes the question: why is this happening? Why do these people in the streets hate America so much? The answer is they were taught to hate it. On this special “back to school” episode we are joined by Katie Gorka, who gives a crash course on American public education and where it all went wrong.Show Notes:The Heritage Foundation webinar: “Teaching American Exceptionalism and Overcoming Impediments to Teaching the History We Need”The free digital textbook from the Bill of Rights Institute,Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of HappinessOn the intellectual pedigree of the founding: Robert R. Reilly,America on Trial: A Defense of the FoundingThe great new textbook on American history: Wilfred M. McClay,Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American StoryThe organization Katie mentioned in Virginia: DoBetterFCPS
Your New Polling Place: The Post Office?
The Left continues to push for all-mail elections.They say it's safe, and we can trust the Post Office to handle the tens of millions of ballots that are cast during election season.They claim that President Trump is standing in the way of vote-by-mail, and claim he's disenfranchising voters. But if we hit pause for a second and look at the totality of the circumstances, there are very legitimate concerns when it comes to switching to an all vote-by-mail election, as well as the devastating possibility that your vote will be lost or not counted. On this episode, leading election integrity voice Hans von Spakovsky joins us again, and corrects the narrative on why a national vote-by-mail effort is a really bad idea.Show Notes:Hans' recent appearance onLife, Liberty & Levin, as well as the powerful media montage referenced in the episode.Fox News Op-ed: The Risks of Mail-In VotingThe Washington Times: Stolen Elections Show the Vulnerabilities of Absentee BallotsHeritage Foundation Voter Fraud Database
How to Stop the Looting and Violence
It's been over 75 days of nightly riots in Portland and the violence is spreading to cities across the country.This week, Lora Ries, a senior research fellow in homeland security, talks about how this started, why the protests continue, and what we can do to stop them.14-Step Action Plan for Stopping Targeted Violence in America’s Cities
Sports, The National Anthem, and Black Lives Matter
Sports events have always been an escape from the challenges of everyday life.Think back to your favorite sports memories.Is there anything better than seeing your team win, and then celebrating with your friends and family?But what has been the one constant at all sporting events in America? The National Anthem.This is a time when we put our differences aside, and pay tribute to the nation and those who fight for it.But now, if you turn on most sports events, you’ll likely see teams kneeling during the National Anthem, wearing Black Lives Matter apparel, and protesting.Sports seem to no longer be just about sports.On this episode, we talk about the state of sports in the US, the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and why the National Anthem is something worth standing for.Show Notes:Whitney Houston Singing The National Anthem at Super Bowl 25Ken Blackwell’s Piece: NFL Again Fumbles Opportunity to Unite AmericaMike Howell’s Recent Piece: Until Cities End Riots, Federal Authorities Stand Ready
How Pandemic Pods Are Reshaping K-12 Education
The free market is offering hope to parents who were running out of options for the upcoming school year through something called “pandemic pods.” This week, Dr. Lindsay Burke explains what these pods are, how they work, how much they cost, and how they are reshaping our education system."Pandemic Pods" Are Fundamentally Reshaping K-12 Educationhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/pandemicpodsf/https://prendaschool.com/