The Kevin Roberts Show
Episode 84 | Jeremy Tate
The American public education system is facing significant challenges, including a stark decline in literacy and math performance according to recent NAEP statistics. In response to these pressing concerns—COVID learning loss, Critical Race Theory, disruptive classroom environments, to name a few—parents committed to reform are championing the causes of school choice, homeschooling, and classical education. At the forefront of this conservative education reform movement stands Jeremy Tate, the visionary founder of the Classic Learning Test (CLT).
The CLT proudly offers an alternative to the SAT and ACT, emphasizing the importance of reintroducing foundational texts from Western civilization into the educational curriculum. Jeremy joins Kevin for an insightful discussion as they delve into the root causes of the education system's challenges, highlight the numerous advantages of the CLT, and offer an optimistic vision for the future of both public and private education.
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#104 | Jason Miyares30:06Virginia's Attorney General, Jason Miyares, joins Heritage Foundation President Dr. Kevin Roberts for a hard-hitting discussion on the war against Big Tech and its effects on the younger generation. With parallels to Big Tobacco, Miyares emphasizes the need for accountability. The conversation tackles the youth mental health crisis, parental roles in the digital age, and Miyares' pivotal role in a multi-state lawsuit against Meta. Dive deep into the intricacies of regulating AI – this conversation is a no-holds-barred exploration of today's most pressing issues. Attorney General Jason Miyares' story doesn't start in Virginia, but in Havana, Cuba when his mother, Miriam Miyares, fled communist Cuba, penniless and homeless. She immigrated to Virginia and raised Jason to appreciate freedom, fairness, and justice for all. He previously served as a prosecutor in the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Office, where he worked alongside law enforcement to keep the community safe. In 2015, almost fifty years to the day that she fled Cuba, Miriam was able to vote for her son Jason Miyares to represent her in the Virginia House of Delegates. After serving for three terms in the state legislature, he ran and was elected the 48th Attorney General of Virginia in November 2021.
BONUS | National Religious Broadcasters' Presidential Forum25:40"If America remains the proverbial shining city on a hill, then we must be prepared this election year to charge some hills."This bonus episode features Dr. Kevin Roberts' address to the National Religious Broadcasters' Presidential Forum. In his speech, he criticizes societal norms and corruption in government—including presidential administrations—while offering a hopeful outlook on America in 2024.
#103 | John Burtka35:27Is there a “shortcut to greatness” and what courage is needed for the future to ensure a prosperous America? Dive into the profound topic of statesmanship and its timeless significance in an exclusive interview with John Burtka on "The Kevin Roberts Show." In this enlightening discussion, President and CEO of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, John A. Burtka, unveils timeless lessons from his latest book, "Gateway to Statesmanship." Join the conversation as he explores the core of statesmanship, drawing inspiration from historical luminaries like Xenophon, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Erasmus, Niccolo Machiavelli, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and more. Explore how this anthology goes beyond politics, offering a holistic study of the human experience in thought and action. "Gateway to Statesmanship" isn't just a compilation of writings; it's a journey through ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and modern scholarship, providing profound insights into the choices that guide lives and shape character. John A. Burtka IV is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He graduated from Hillsdale College with degrees in French and Christian Studies and earned a graduate degree in theology from La Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has been a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute and has participated in academic fellowships at Washington College and the Trinity Forum.
#102 | David Bahnsen41:57Are Americans ensnared by a culture of mediocrity? What's the true worth of achieving a work/life balance? In this thought-provoking conversation, David Bahnsen joins Kevin to delve into the crucial role productivity and hard work play, not only in enhancing societal value but also in restoring dignity and pride to individuals. Leveraging his personal financial and business success alongside his theological background, Bahnsen boldly addresses societal challenges and offers transformative truths. In his new book, "Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life," David explores the dignity of work and challenges readers to live "the good life" — one rooted in full-time productivity and the cultivation of God’s created world.
#101 | Rep. Eli Crane38:45Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) discusses the ongoing battle to secure our southern border, military aid to Ukraine, and how conservatives can take on the Swamp and WIN. Rep. Eli Crane is a combat veteran, small-business owner, husband, father, and native Arizonan. Eli went on five war time deployments, three of them to the Middle East w/ SEAL Team 3. After leaving the military, Crane co-founded Bottle Breacher, a company that manufactures bottle openers made of 50-caliber shell casings. He and his wife pitched the product on an episode of Shark Tank and received investments from Kevin O'Leary and Mark Cuban.
#100 | John McEntee30:51If “personnel is policy,” what should the next conservative administration do to ensure success, and how can you be a part of the solution? John McEntee joins Kevin to discuss why getting personnel right must be prioritized in the coming presidential transition. They reminisce about John’s journey to the White House, provide an optimistic look at America’s future, and outline how you can be involved in “taking back America.” John McEntee is the founder of The Right Stuff, a conservative dating app, and former director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office under President Trump.
#99 | Time to Destroy the Deep State | Kevin Roberts and The Telegraph's Steven Edginton52:04"Fire the bureaucrats and close the agencies!" The Telegraph’s Steven Edginton sits down with Kevin to discuss the state of conservatism in America, President Biden, the Blob, and the urgency of courageous leadership. Will the U.S. elect a president with the tenacity needed to “punch the nose” of the deep state? “We believe at Heritage that a conservative, whether it’s President Trump or someone else in the field, will replace President Biden, thank goodness, and it isn’t enough for whoever that is to govern [as a] conservative. Tactically they have to wake up every day and say, what part of the American administrative state am I going to destroy today? Not reform, not modify, not tweak, destroy; fire the bureaucrats, close agencies, end, as is my pet project, the U.S. Department of Education. “If [Republicans] don’t have the backbone like Lady Thatcher, like President Reagan, to stand up to the Blob and to destroy it, we will lose America. Every tactic has to be oriented around that goal.”
BONUS | Heritage President Kevin Roberts Goes Scorched Earth on Global Elites10:07Hertiage Foundation and Heritage Action for America President Dr. Kevin Roberts delivers a powerful message to the self-appointed global elites at the 2024 World Economic Forum: Your time is up.This bonus episode highlights Kevin's remarks from the World Economic Forum panel, “What to Expect from a Possible Republican Administration?”
#98 | Billboard Chris36:59Chris Elston, aka “Billboard Chris,” is the father of two girls and who decided to take a stand against gender ideology. His belief? Children should be free to be who they are — not indoctrinated to believe they were born in the wrong body. Puberty blockers are the first step in a medical pathway that brings physical harm to children. We are lied to about the effects of these drugs, and the cross-sex hormones which almost always follow. As the High Court in England laid out, children cannot give informed consent to these harmful, life-altering drugs. Our politicians refuse to listen, and our media refuse to report, so Chris has been having honest, tough conversations across North America, one person at a time.