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39 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
Episode 17: Is This a Cure For Rising Healthcare Costs?
West Virginia healthcare could be changing dramatically after Bill HB2301 went into effect last month. This new law clarifies that direct primary care agreements do not constitute insurance. This will allow doctors and patients to bypass a host of onerous regulations and requirements under the state insurance code. HB2301 also stipulates that direct neither primary care […]
75 minutes | Jul 12, 2017
Episode 16: What is Cuba Like and is Hagerstown Ready for “Pod?”
July 12, 2017 The first topic of discussion in this episode was about Cuba. Jason had a chance to speak with someone who lived in Cuba until about the age of 10. There seemed to be some contradictions in what he was told and this is explored in more detail during this episode. The second […]
67 minutes | Jun 28, 2017
Episode 15: What Christian Conservative and Libertarian Atheist Beliefs Have in Common
June 28th, 2017 Since starting this podcast I have come to realize a couple things. First, from a cultural perspective, I’m quite conservative. Second, after doing 14 previous episodes with Jake I identify with a lot of Christian values despite being an atheist. This sounds strange coming from a Rothbardian. Let me explain… To […]
87 minutes | May 31, 2017
Episode 14: State Budgets, Kathy Griffin, and Political Guides
May 31, 2017 Topics covered today range from state budgets to how effective political leaders position themselves as guides. Articles Referenced: Slight rise in sales tax, slower rollout of income tax plan in latest proposal Proposed park cuts to include Tri-State treasures
104 minutes | May 24, 2017
Episode 13: Heritage Academy Student Punishment Tied to Pregnancy
May 24, 2017 Maddi Runkles is not allowed to take part in her graduation ceremony after breaking the code of conduct. Maddi, a senior at Hagerstown’s Heritage Academy, recently revealed she is pregnant. After revealing her pregnancy, Maddi was suspended for a week and will not be walking during graduation. Her situation made local headlines […]
125 minutes | May 10, 2017
Episode 12: If You Build It, Will They Come?
May 10, 2017 If you build it, will they come? Are stadiums a good economic investment? How do we put the standard of living into perspective? In what ways does the gender debate affect our lives today? These are some of the topics we cover in this episode of Appeal to Reason. Books Mentioned: Economics […]
103 minutes | May 3, 2017
Episode 11: Property Taxes and Bubbles
May 3, 2017 Bubbles! Bubbles EVERYWHERE! Car loans, student loans, bonds, housing, and more! These are some of the government induced bubbles in the economy that could burst any time. When will they burst and in what order will they burst? Nobody knows exactly when but they’re definitely there. These bubbles could burst next week, […]
148 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
Episode 10: Hood College Republicans Display
April 26, 2017 The Hood College Republicans club created a display on the campus of Hood College that attracted a lot of attention last week. It drew a lot of criticism from students on campus to the point where it has made national headlines. There was even an attempt to forcibly tear down the display […]
94 minutes | Apr 19, 2017
Episode 9: War and Syria
April 19, 2017 President Trump authorized the launching of 59 Tomahawk missiles against an airbase in Syria after allegations of chemical weapons were used by the Syrian army, potentially pulling America into a larger conflict with Russia. Candidate Trump sounded very different in the realm of foreign policy than what President Trump does. Candidate Trump […]
51 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Episode 8: Taxes, Insurance, and Political Power
April 12, 2017 It’s the time of year again when Americans are required to file taxes and hope they are one of the lucky ones to get some of their money back from the IRS. Jason talks about his run in with the “Affordable” Care Act’s Individual Mandate and the impact that had on his […]
79 minutes | Apr 3, 2017
Episode 7: Meals On Wheels and Giving Back to the Community
April 3, 2017 We have officially secured our website – appealtoreason.tv. We recorded a lot of episodes early on and promoted a couple addresses that ended up falling through. Oops! Meals on Wheels has been in the news because of talk about budget cuts, which prompted many online memes. A discussion ensued on Olivia’s Facebook […]The post Episode 7: Meals On Wheels and Giving Back to the Community appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
83 minutes | Mar 1, 2017
Episode 6: Legislating Morality, the Role of Government, and Rights
March 1, 2017 Laws not allowing hunting or the purchase of alcohol on Sundays seem to be a way of legislating morality. Are these laws effective or even necessary? What’s the justification for these laws? Furthermore, what is the role of government and what exactly are laws from a philosophical point of view? We ask these […]The post Episode 6: Legislating Morality, the Role of Government, and Rights appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
60 minutes | Feb 22, 2017
Episode 5: WV Governor Jim Justice’s Highways Vision and Term Limits
February 22, 2017 Governor Jim Justice has been touring West Virginia in what seems to be an attempt to sell his “Highways Vision” to West Virginians and it appears they’re not buying it and neither are we. Terms limits are something often touted as a way to solve many of the political woes in Washington and […]The post Episode 5: WV Governor Jim Justice’s Highways Vision and Term Limits appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
83 minutes | Feb 15, 2017
Episode 4: Should Police Carry Naloxone?
February 15, 2017 Some states now have police carrying naloxone to combat overdoses when victims are found while on duty. West Virginia doesn’t currently do this despite surveys that show support for such a policy. Should West Virginia police carry naloxone? This is a question that was asked of us on Facebook and we had […]The post Episode 4: Should Police Carry Naloxone? appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
82 minutes | Feb 8, 2017
Episode 3: Betsy Devos Nomination and Public Education
February 8, 2017 Betsy Devos has been nominated to head the Department of Education and there has been a lot of controversy surrounding this decision by President Trump. We take a look at this nomination and public education as a whole. During this episode, Olivia, went to Facebook to inquire as to why people are […]The post Episode 3: Betsy Devos Nomination and Public Education appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
68 minutes | Jan 25, 2017
Episode 2: Trump’s Wall, Nuclear Button, and WikiLeaks
January 25, 2017 President Donald Trump signed an executive order to get the ball rolling on erecting his wall along the southern border along with a slew of other executive orders, signing more in his first week than George Washington did during his entire presidency. We talk about his and the consolidation of power into […]The post Episode 2: Trump’s Wall, Nuclear Button, and WikiLeaks appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
33 minutes | Jan 17, 2017
Episode 1: Local Drug Bust and Trump’s Budget
January 18th, 2017 On the show today we talked about a random traffic stop which occurred locally that resulted in several arrests and 11.8 pounds of marijuana confiscated. We also discussed a reported plan from newly elected President Trump to fund his wall on the southern border with Mexico and the military spending increases he has […]The post Episode 1: Local Drug Bust and Trump’s Budget appeared first on Appeal to Reason.
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