The Power of Social Media with Mike Thompson and Beverly Halberg

Bill WaltonPodcast

 Thanks to the Internet and, increasingly, social media, we’re more connected than ever. We have Facebook friends and Twitter followers. We use Snapchat and Instagram to show our spontaneous sides. We post, comment, like, share and retweet information like never before.  We engage. We sell. We persuade. But are we building communities? Are we bridging divides? Or are we gathering … Read More

Heritage Scholars’ Take on Today’s Pressing Economic Issues with Jack Spencer and Norbert Michel

Bill WaltonEconomics, Podcast, Policy, Politics

 Life is immensely better now than 50 years ago. It was highly unusual for a car to last more than 60,000 miles in the mid-1960s. Now, they routinely last 300,000 or more. They have paint that rarely fades, navigation systems that ensure we’re never lost and technology from bumper to bumper that requires dramatically fewer repairs. Medicine is barely … Read More

Fixing our Education System with Jeanne Allen

Bill WaltonEducation, Entrepreneurship, Podcast, Policy, Politics

 I’ve suspected this for some time, but after talking to Jeanne Allen on “Common Ground with Bill Walton,” I’m more convinced than ever that school districts are among the top impediments to improving American education. Sure, they are handy when it comes to getting volume discounts on paper towels for the restrooms and gas for buses. But as Allen, … Read More