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Devils Advocate Archive 2015

2015 Show Archive

January 2nd (Re-aired on the 5th) – A Look Back at 30 Years of the Independence Institute

Three Independence Institute presidents in one room?! It can’t be! Former Independence Institute presidents John Andrews (who also founded I.I.) and Tom Tancredo join current president Jon Caldara to discuss 30 years of think tank history.

Watch episode here.


January 9th (re-aired on the 12th)

2015 Colorado Legislative Session Preview

Peter Marcus from the Durango Herald and Kristen Wyatt from the Associated Press join host Jon Caldara to discuss what’s coming up this legislative session.

Watch episode here.

When Government Threatens to Ban Your Business

Chris Guaman, owner of Smokeless CG Vapors in Greeley is facing the prospect of his business getting banned out of existence thanks to bureaucrats who either don’t understand what tobacco vaping is or understand it and want to ban it anyway. Listen to Chris tell his tale with his landlord, Matthew Revitte and host Jon Caldara.

Watch episode here.


January 16th (re-aired on the 19th) – Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute Yaron Brook

Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute Yaron Brook sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss the life and times of free market writer and hero, Ayn Rand.

Watch episode here.


January 23rd (re-aired on the 26th)

Colorado’s Energy Issues in 2015

Energy Policy Center Director Amy Oliver Cooke joins host Jon Caldara to discuss what energy issues we should expect to hear about this legislative session. Additionally, how the EPA may have a big impact on the state.

Watch episode here.

Colorado’s Step 13: Charity That Changes Lives

Peter Droege from Step 13 sits down with host Jon Caldara to talk about the work that Step 13 does to help men battle addictions and homelessness. Find out why it’s important for Step 13 to never accept government money.

Watch episode here.


January 30th (re-aired February 2nd)

An Inside Look at the History of Colorado Politics

Republican strategist Dick Wadhams talks about the history of Colorado politics? Has Colorado always been a purple state? Why have Democrats dominated in recent years? What does Cory Gardner’s Senate win mean?

Watch episode here.

Newspapers: Soon to be a Relic of the Past?

Neil Westergaard of the Denver Business Journal joins host Jon Caldara to discuss whether newspapers (you know, that big paper thing with ink) can find their way in the digital age. Or will they go the way of the dinosaur?

Watch episode here.


February 6th (re-aired on the 9th)

Urban Renewal and Littleton’s Ballot 300

Former mayor of Littleton Doug Clark joins host Jon Caldara to discuss what happens when government gets in the land speculation business and uses taxpayer dollars to fund their pie in the sky projects. What can Colorado taxpayers – especially those in Littleton – do about it?

Watch episode here.

Colorado Government Sets Sights on Yoga

Patrick Harrington from Kindness Yoga and Gina Caputo from the Colorado School of Yoga join host Jon Caldara to discuss the state of Colorado’s recent attempt at regulating yoga studios, teachers, and schools.

Watch episode here.


February 13th (re-aired on the 16th)

Peace Meets the Street: Northern Ireland

During the Clinton administration, Jim Lyons was called upon to go to Northern Ireland to try and help the two sides – British and Irish – come to some kind of agreement. His story is outlined in his book, “Peace Meets the Street.”

Watch episode here.

What Happens When Government Starts Running Your Business?

Small business owner Greg Golyansky sits down with host Jon Caldara to tell the tale of how his small business was taken away by bad legislation and the Colorado judicial system.

Watch episode here.


February 20th (re-aired on the 23rd)

The Denver Post and AP Talk Colorado Politics

Denver Post columnist John Frank and Associated Press reporter Ivan Moreno join host Jon Caldara to talk about the latest news from Colorado’s gold dome.

Watch episode here.

The Education Elephant in the Room

Dr. Donna Nicholson and Dr. Karen Kay Harvey join host Jon Caldara to discuss their new book, “Sacred Elephants: The Catastrophic Crisis in Education Impacting the Decline of America.” How is our education system failing our kids today?

Watch episode here.


February 27th (re-aired on March 2nd)

Dealing with Crisis: Safety in Schools

John-Michael Keyes of ILoveUGuys Foundation joins host Jon Caldara to discuss violence in schools and how to deal with violent and situations of crisis.

Watch episode here.

The Economics of Prohibition and the Nanny State

Associate professor of economics at Metro State University of Denver Dr. Alexandre Padilla joins host Jon Caldara to talk the economics of prohibition and what happens when government attempts to crack down on vices for the “public good.”

Watch episode here.


March 6th (re-aired on the 9th)

Rules for State Legislators by Jerry and Dave Kopel

Research Director for the Independence Institute Dave Kopel joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss his book, “Rules for State Legislators.” It’s a good government guide born out of Dave’s late father Jerry’s writings.

Watch episode here.

2015 Colorado Criminal Justice Reform

Denise Maes from the ACLU and Terri Hurst from the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition sit down with guest-host Mike Krause to discuss the current state of civil rights in Colorado and what legislation has come (and gone) to address this important issue.

Watch episode here.


March 13th (re-aired on the 16th) – Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later with Michael Brown

Former FEMA Director and now radio host and author Michael Brown sits down with guest host Todd Shepherd to discuss a look back at Hurricane Katrina – 10 years later. Michael goes into some behind the scenes story he tells in his book, Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm. Find out the real story of Hurricane Katrina from the guy in charge of it all.

Watch episode here.


March 20th (re-aired on the 23rd)

Jonathan Gruber’s Failed Obamacare Models

Economist and Health Care Policy Center Director Linda Gorman sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss Harvard economist Jonathan Gruber’s failed Obamacare models.

Watch episode here.

Is Colorado a Hotbed of Human Trafficking?

Tamra Farah of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss the evils of human trafficking as it occurs in Colorado today.

Watch episode here.


March 27th (re-aired on the 30th)

Eli Stokols Leaving Fox31 for Politico.com

Longtime Denver reporter Eli Stokols sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss his leaving Colorado for Washington, DC and Politico.com.

Watch episode here.

Colorado Capitol April 2015 Update

The Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson and the Gazette’s Megan Schrader joins host Jon Caldara to discuss the latest political comings and goings at the Colorado state capitol.

Watch episode here.


April 3rd (re-aired on the 6th)

Inside Party Politics with Miller Hudson

Miller Hudson from the Colorado Statesman sits down with host Jon Caldara to talk inside Colorado party politics.

Watch episode here.

Should Colorado Raise the Minimum Wage?

Michelle Webster from the Colorado Center on Law and Public Policy argues in favor of raising the Colorado minimum wage even higher than it is now.

Watch episode here.


April 10th (re-aired on the 13th) – Looking Towards 2016 with John Fund

National Review Online and The American Spectator’s John Fund sits down with host Jon Caldara to talk inside politics. Who’s likely to get the nomination in 2016? Is this really the “most transparent administration” ever? What’s up with Eric Holder?

Watch episode here.


April 17th (re-aired on the 20th)

Truth in Accounting Reveals Colorado’s Debt Crisis

Sheila Weinberg from Truth in Accounting discusses the accounting tricks the government is allowed to pull in order to shield the actual amount of debt it holds. Colorado’s debt is FAR bigger than reported and leaps beyond what you can even imagine. It’s time to be truthful about our state debt.

Watch episode here.

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House

Newly elected Colorado Republican chairman Steve House sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss his new position and what his goals are for the CO GOP.

Watch episode here.


April 24th (re-aired on the 27th) – The Magic of Liberty with Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette from the famous Penn and Teller magic duo sits down with host Jon Caldara to talk about his optimistic brand of libertarianism.

Watch episode here.


May 1st (re-aired on the 4th)

Author Don Bendell on Westerns and Stolen Valor

Prolific author of Western novels Don Bendell sits down with host Jon Caldara to talk about his love for writing, Westerns, and military stories along with his fight against Stolen Valor.

Watch episode here.

Confucius Never Said

Author of “Confucius Never Said” Helen Raleigh sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss life in China versus life in the United States, and how she pursued the American Dream.

Watch episode here.


May 8th (re-aired on the 11th) – The Coors Brewing Story

Pete Coors joins host Jon Caldara to give the history of Coors Brewing Company, from its founding by Adolf Coors in 1873 to present day MillerCoors.

Watch episode here.


May 15th (re-aired on the 18th)

Colorado Women, Gun Control, and Dudley Brown

Laura Carno from “I Am Created Equal” and 630 KHOW’s Mandy Connell join host Jon Caldara to discuss Dudley Brown’s efforts to stop a bill that would re-legalize 30 round magazines in Colorado. Dudley went on Mandy Connell’s KHOW show and told people to “shut their pieholes” and break the law.

Watch episode here.

2015 Colorado Legislative Wrap-up

The Durango Herald’s Peter Marcus and The Colorado Springs Gazette’s Megan Schrader join host Jon Caldara to discuss what happened in the 2015 Colorado legislative session.

Watch episode here.


May 22nd (re-aired on the 25th)

The Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Dee Daniels from the Sie Center for Down Syndrome talks about what her clinic does for people with Down Syndrome.
Watch episode here.

The Importance of the Unaffiliated Female Voter

David Flaherty from Magellan Strategies sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss why the unaffiliated female voter in Colorado is so important for winning elections.

Watch episode here.


May 29th (re-aired on June 1st)

Why the Aurora VA hospital is $1-B over budget

Economist Linda Gorman sits down with host Jon Caldara to explain why the new VA hospital in Aurora, Colorado is such a boondoggle. Linda argues it’s business as usual for government, but when it comes to health services, human life is on the line.
Watch episode here.

T9News Jeremy Jojola on Denver Metro Speed Traps

9News reporter Jeremy Jojola sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss the Denver metro area’s most infamous speed traps and police forces out to make the city revenue. Some towns in Colorado have more police officers than residents and make upwards of 90% of their revenue from tickets!

Watch episode here.


 

June 5th (re-aired the 8th)

Criminal Justice and Prison Reform in Colorado

Editor of the Colorado Independent Susan Greene joins host Jon Caldara to evaluate the current efforts (or lack thereof) to reform Colorado’s criminal justice and prison system. After several high profile cases where inmates and suspects have died at the hands of police, sheriffs, and prison officials, many are pushing for reform.
Watch episode here.

Why Limiting Government is Difficult in Colorado

Editorial page editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette Wayne Laugesen joins host Jon Caldara to discuss the problems currently plaguing both the Republican Party and the limited government movement pushing for expanded gun rights, less regulation, less taxes, and more freedom in Colorado.

Watch episode here.


 

June 12th (re-aired the 15th)

The Inside Scoop on Colorado’s Health Care Exchange

Katie Kerwin McCrimmon of Health News Colorado sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss the shortcomings and ills that plague Colorado’s health care exchange.
Watch episode here.

Where Craft Beer, Coal, and the Eco-Left Intersect

Washington Times Reporter Valerie Richardson joins host Jon Caldara to discuss the recent controversy between several Colorado craft brewers, liquor stores, the Colowyo mine in Craig, and the Eco-Left group trying to shut the mine down.

Watch episode here.


 

June 19th (re-aired the 22nd)

Aurora’s Gaylord Project Update

Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal and Rachel Sapin of the Aurora Sentinel join host Jon Caldara to discuss the largest corporate welfare scheme in Colorado history: Aurora’s Gaylord project.
Watch episode <ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEvUaWJN_wA”>here.

Where Does Colorado Rank for School Choice?

Ross Izard and Ben DeGrow from the Independence Institute’s Education Center sit down with host Jon Caldara to discuss where Colorado ranks nationally for school choice. The answer might surprise you.

Watch episode here.


June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

July 3rd (re-aired the 6th)

Choice in Education Spreading Across the Nation

Brittany Corona from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice sits down with guest host Ben DeGrow to talk all things choice in education – just like famed economist Milton Friedman advocated years ago.
Watch episode here.

AG Cynthia Coffman on Defending Fracking

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss her defense of Colorado’s fracking industry against federal overreach.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5_xIBsSmvItch?v=B5_xIBsSmvI”>here.


 

July 10th (re-aired the 13th)

Lt. Col. Robert Brown of Soldier of Fortune Magazine

Lt. Col. Robert Brown, the founder, editor, and publisher of Soldier of Fortune Magazine sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss why this magazine has been so important for America’s service men and women. Lt. Col. Brown also comments on the current battle to get gun rights back in Colorado.

Watch episode here.

Dougco Voucher Program and TABOR

Law Week Colorado’s Hannah Garcia and the Colorado Statesman’s Rachel Alexander join host Jon Caldara to discuss the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision on the Douglas County voucher program and the recent SCOTUS decision to send the TABOR case back down to the state level.

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

 

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


 

June 26th (re-aired the 29th)

Why the Magna Carta is Important 800 years later

Professor Rob Natelson joins guest host Mike Krause to discuss the significance and importance of the Magna Carta and why it remains relevant today, 800 years later.
Watch episode here.

Charter Schools in Colorado

Nora Flood, president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Sherrie Peif, reporter with CompleteColorado.com join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss all things charter schools. What are the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and why the lasting confusion?

Watch episode here.


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