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Radio talk show host Andy Hooser joins Bob Weeks to discuss millennials, issues in Kansas state government, and the Donald Trump Presidency. View here. Episode 151, broadcast May 21, 2017.
Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss current issues in Sedgwick County government. View here. Episode 150, broadcast May 7, 2017.
Kansas Policy Institute Dave Trabert joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss the Kansas economy, budget, and schools. View here. Episode 149, broadcast April 30, 2017.
Danedri Herbert of The Sentinel joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss news reporting and politics in Kansas. View here. Episode 148, broadcast April 23, 2017.
Kansas Senator Ty Masterson joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss legislative issues and politics. View here. Episode 147, broadcast April 16, 2017.
Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn discuss health care in Kansas and taxes in Sedgwick County. View here. Episode 146, broadcast April 9, 2017.
Fred L. Smith, Jr. is the founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He explains the problems with excessive regulation and a large administrative state. View here. Episode 145, broadcast April 2, 2017.
Ben Jones of Equal Justice USA and Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty explains issues surrounding the death penalty. View here. Episode 144, broadcast March 26, 2017.
Keen Umbehr is a criminal defense attorney. He talks about reforms needed in the criminal justice system. View here. Episode 143, broadcast March 19, 2017.
Kansas Director of Budget Shawn Sullivan joins Karl Peterjohn and Bob Weeks to explain issues related to the Kansas budget. View here. Episode 142, broadcast March 12, 2017.
James Franko of Kansas Policy Institute joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss education in Kansas and the state budget. View here. Episode 141, broadcast March 5, 2017.
Dr. James Otteson is executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, and Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. View here. Episode 140, broadcast February 26, 2017.
Co-host Karl Peterjohn joins Bob Weeks to discuss the Kansas congressional nominating conventions, taxing and spending in Topeka, and Wichita economic development and promotion. View here. Episode 139, broadcast February 19, 2017.
Should Sedgwick County be in competition with the private sector? What are attitudes towards taxation and spending in Kansas? Finally, what is it like to request data from the City of Wichita? View here. Episode 138, broadcast February 12, 2017.
Co-host Karl Peterjohn joins Bob Weeks to discuss the fight on blight and property rights, guns on campus, availability of testimony in the Kansas Legislature, and KPERS, our state’s retirement system. View here. Episode 137, broadcast February 5, 2017.
Co-host Karl Peterjohn joins Bob Weeks to discuss a few big developments in Kansas politics, school choice, and civil asset forfeiture. View here. Episode 136, broadcast January 29, 2017.
Co-host Karl Peterjohn and Bob Weeks discuss technological progress, confirmation hearings, whether Kansas will trim spending or raise taxes, and Kansas fiscal nightmares. View here. Episode 135, broadcast January 22, 2017.
Co-host Karl Peterjohn joins Bob Weeks to discuss Karl’s service as county commissioner, the new session of the Kansas Legislature, and choosing a successor to Congressman Mike Pompeo. View here. Episode 134, broadcast January 15, 2017.
Bud Norman was a reporter for many years at the Wichita Eagle, covering a variety of beats including Kansas state government. Today he is a novelist, freelance writer, and author of the blog *The Central Standard Times,* subtitled “A view from the middle of America.” View here. Episode 133, broadcast November 13, 2016.
United States Representative Mike Pompeo, a Wichita Republican who represents the Kansas fourth district. Topics include elections, judicial retention, foreign affairs, and immigration. View here. Episode 132, broadcast November 6, 2016.
Wichita sells a hotel, more subsidy for downtown, Kansas newspaper editorialists fall for a lobbyist’s tale, how Kansas can learn from Arizona schools, and government investment. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. View here. Episode 131, broadcast October 30, 2016.
Radio show host Andy Hooser visits the KGPT studios to talk about upcoming elections in Kansas and the presidential campaign. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. View here. Episode 130, broadcast October 16, 2016.
Lawrence W. Reed, who is president of the Foundation for Economic Education. Topics include free markets, education, trade, and arts. View here. Episode 129, broadcast October 9, 2016.
Radio Show Host Joseph Ashby joins host Bob Weeks to talk about Kansas judges, Kansas schools, and presidential politics. View here. Episode 128, broadcast September 11, 2016.
Wichita’s economic development, Sedgwick County spending, editorials ignoring facts, your house numbers, Kansas governors, taxpayer-funded political campaigns, and the nature of economic competition. View here. Episode 127, broadcast August 21, 2016.
Danedri Herbert, also known as Gidget Southway, visits Wichita and WichitaLiberty.TV. Her blog is Kansas GOP Insider. View here. Episode 126, broadcast August 7, 2016.
Jonathan Williams helps us understand what’s right — and wrong — with Kansas. Williams is Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). View here. Episode 125, broadcast July 31, 2016.
New outlets for news, and criticism of the existing. Is Kansas government “hollowed out?” Ideology and pragmatism. View here. Episode 124, broadcast July 17, 2016.
James S. Rosebush worked in the White House as assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He’s written a book about Reagan titled “True Reagan: What Made Ronald Reagan Great and Why It Matters.” View here. Episode 123, broadcast June 26, 2016.
Is it true that some Kansas schoolchildren have no hope of attending a private school? What’s wrong with government schools? Then a talk on “Rethinking Education Tomorrow Starts with Understanding Outcomes Today.” View here. Episode 122, broadcast June 19, 2016.
Citizen activists were concerned about unleashing a corrupting influence in Wichita City Hall, but they didn’t know it’s already there. Then, the regulatory landscape in Wichita. Finally, what can a pencil teach us about how the world works? View here. Episode 121, broadcast June 12, 2016.
Kansas has essentially no charter schools. Here’s why we need them. AFP Foundation scores a victory for free speech and association. View here. Episode 120, broadcast June 5, 2016.
Author John Chisholm talks about entrepreneurship, regulation, economics, and education. View here. Episode 119, broadcast May 8, 2016.
Keen Umbehr is an attorney from Alma. Besides setting a precedent protecting free speech in the U.S. Supreme Court, he’s an advocate for criminal justice reform and a former candidate for governor. View here. Episode 118, broadcast May 1, 2016.
Was it “Trump” or “Bernie” that incited a fight, and how does the Wichita Eagle opine? Economic development in Wichita. Blight and property rights. Teachers unions. Explaining capitalism. View here. Episode 117, broadcast April 24, 2016.
Andy Hooser of KQAM’s The Voice of Reason joins Bob Weeks to discuss presidential and Kansas politics. View here. Episode 116, broadcast April 17, 2016.
Do corporations prefer markets or big government? Legislative malpractice in Kansas. Education reform, or lack thereof. View here. Episode 115, broadcast April 3, 2016.
There are a few things that make Bob wonder. Then, a troubling episode for Wichita government and news media. Finally, the harm of teachers unions. View here. Episode 114, broadcast March 27, 2016.
Looking back at the Kansas presidential caucus and should it matter who becomes president. A new regulatory regime in Wichita probably won’t help its stated purpose, but will be harmful. Then, more about regulation. View here. Episode 113, broadcast March 13, 2016.
Radio show hosts Joseph Ashby and Andy Hooser join Bob Weeks to discuss Super Tuesday results and the contests going forward. View here. Episode 112, broadcast March 6, 2016.
Foreign trade is an important issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Heritage Foundation economist and Senior Policy Analyst Bryan Riley explains concepts that voters can use in making an informed decision. View here. Episode 111, broadcast February 28, 2016.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: David Bobb, President of The Bill of Rights Institute, talks about civic education and the importance of humility. View here. Episode 110, broadcast February 21, 2016.
Radio talk show host Joseph Ashby stops by the KGPT studios to explain presidential politics. View here. Episode 109, broadcast February 14, 2016.
Journalist, novelist, and blogger Bud Norman joins host Bob Weeks to discuss presidential election politics. View here. Episode 108, broadcast February 7, 2016.
There are worthy goals the Kansas Legislature should tackle, and the need for school choice in Kansas. View here. Episode 107, broadcast January 31, 2016.
There are things simple and noncontroversial that the Kansas Legislasture should do in its upcoming session, and some things that won’t be easy but are important. Also, a look at eminent domain. View here. Episode 106, broadcast January 3, 2016.
Debate expert Rodney Wren joins Bob Weeks to discuss the presidential debates and nomination contest. View here. Episode 105, broadcast December 27, 2015.
Radio talk show host Joseph Ashby visits the WichitaLiberty.TV studios to help us understand the Republican presidential debate and nomination contest. View here. Episode 104, broadcast December 20, 2015.
The City of Wichita’s attitude towards empowering citizens, government spending through tax credits, and school choice in Kansas. View here. Episode 103, broadcast December 13, 2015.
A look at Wichita community outreach and communications, rewriting city council history, and entrepreneurship. View here. Episode 102, broadcast December 6, 2015.
Congressman Mike Pompeo talks about the Middle East, politics in Washington, and domestic issues. View here. Episode 101, broadcast November 29, 2015.
Jonathan Williams of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) explains the goals of ALEC, changes to Kansas tax policy and the results, and the effects of state taxes on charitable giving. View here. Episode 100, broadcast November 8, 2015.
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