Heritage Explains
Heritage Explains
The Heritage Foundation
A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How China Is Using Africa to Spy on the U.S.
China is very active in building infrastructure for developing nations. For the last two decades, they have invested billions of dollars in Africa in the form of roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. This week, on "Heritage Explains," expert Josh Meservey explains how China is using these buildings to  spy on the U.S. and why they continues to invest in Africa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 30
21 min
Abolish Thanksgiving?
Did you know that some people find Thanksgiving controversial? They believe to celebrate this holiday, or the Pilgrims associated with it, is a celebration of genocide. They think it should be replaced by a "National Day of Mourning" according to The Daily Signal's Jarrett Stepman. Today, in a special Thanksgiving episode we read Stepman's article about why America's future depends on the celebration of Thanksgiving. P.S. Make sure you catch the end of the show, you don't want to miss Tim in "feast" mode. America’s Future Depends on Thanksgiving See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 22
10 min
George Soros' Rogue District Attorneys
A few episodes ago, we began to uncover a plot driven by George Soros (and others like him) to completely reshape law and order in America. On this episode, we continue to expose the left's coordinated effort to dismantle traditional, independent-minded prosecutors who put the rule of law above politics and party. They are then replaced by rogues who usurp the constitutional role of the legislative branch by refusing to prosecute entire categories of crime. The question is: why would billionaires want to change up the system that they have benefitted so much from? Show Notes:Heritage Explains Episode Beginning this SeriesCully's new report: "Progressive"Prosecutors Sabotage the Rule of Law, Raise Crime Rates, and Ignore Victims​Cully's blog series on individual prosecutors: Meet Marilyn Mosbey, The Rogue Prosecutor Wreaking Havoc in BaltimoreMeet Larry Krasner, the Rogue Prosecutor Wreaking Havoc in PhiladelphiaMeet Kim Foxx, the Rogue Prosecutor Whose Policies are Wreaking Havoc in Chicago Meet Rachel Rollins, the Rogue Prosecutor Whose Policies are Wreaking Havoc in Boston See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 15
29 min
Do We Have a Winner? 2020 Election Results and What Comes Next
Do we have a winner? When will we know? What comes next? This week, in a special Friday episode, Tommy Binion explains what conservatives need to know. Voter Fraud Map: Election Fraud Database See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 6
15 min
Turning Protest Into Praise
In the wake of certain states limiting in-person church attendance and restricting things like singing due to covid-19, many people are rising up to push back. Is this an infringement on our first amendment rights? This week, we are joined by Sean Feucht. He started the #LetUsWorship movement, that has so far visited 45 cities around America, allowing tens of thousands of people to demand the right to worship. They are calling on the church to become more active in our political system, and speak out against religious persecution through lockdowns, cancel culture, censorship, as well as ending abortion.  On this episode, Feucht talks about his motivation for starting the movement, the pushback, the success, and what the church's proper role should be moving forward. Show Notes: Feucht's new book: Brazen: Be A Voice Not An Echo#LetUsWorship Washington, DC Video See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 1
25 min
How Critical Race Theory is Dividing America
How woke is your workplace? This week, Christopher Rufo, a Heritage Foundation visiting fellow, explains what critical race theory is and how it’s dividing America. Rufo exposéTrump Ends Critical Race TheoryVIRTUAL EVENT: Wokeism at Work: How "Critical Theory" and Anti-Racism Training Divide AmericaVIRTUAL EVENT: Leftism’s Failure and the Rise of Homelessness See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 25
18 min
North Korea's Scary Weapons Parade and How Iran is Involved
A report recently surfaced that North Korea and Iran have resumed working together on long-range missile cooperation. In addition, at a recent parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korea Worker’s Party, North Korea showed off new, powerful weapons suggesting continued growth in their ability to pose serious threats to the US and our allies. On this episode, Tim talks with Bruce Klinger, and examine the relationship between North Korea and Iran - as well as what these new weapons mean for our national security.  Show Notes The Iran-North Korea Axis Rides On Bruce Klinger’s Report on North Korea’s Parade Previous Heritage Explains Episode on North Korea as referenced See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 19
19 min
Back to School: How Students are Being Silenced on Campus
More and more universities are instituting speech codes and creating limited free speech zones in attempt to control what words can and cannot be used on campus. On part 2 of our “Back to School” special, Heritage's Jonathan Butcher walks us through the state of free speech at America’s colleges and explains how we can restore the First Amendment rights of students.Read: Will Free Speech Survive on College Campuses?Clips used in podcast Lawsuit challenges campus 'Bias Response Teams'Exclusive Video: Ben Shapiro Barred From Entering DePaul University!The "Stunning Fragility" & Vindictive Political Correctness of Today's Students - Jonathan HaidtBLM Leftists SHOCKED After Professor Says Chinese Word That Sounds Offensive, Get Him SuspendedPresident Obama on Free Speech on Campus - 9/14/2015  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 11
20 min
George Soros and the Destruction of Law and Order
Many have eyes fixed on Washington, DC when it comes to politics and policy. But a few very wealthy and powerful people are looking outside of DC – not just at the state level, but to cities and counties. Over the last several years, people like George Soros are investing millions of dollars in local district attorney races. They are looking to replace traditional “law and order” D.A.’s with progressive “reform-minded” D.A.’s. This week, we talk with Jason Johnson from the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund about their new report that shows the devastating impact that reform D.A.’s seem to be having on the communities they serve. If this continues, what will our justice system look like? We also talk about whether or not this is part of a larger, coordinated effort running alongside defund the police and the Bail Project.  Show NotesSign the Heritage Action for America Police PledgeJason Johnson’s report measuring crime levels in cities with “reform” district attorneys Jason Johnson’s recent piece: A Culture of Lawlessness in D.A. Offices More of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund’s work Heritage Explains Episode on Police Unions and Police AbuseCriminal Injustice Podcast - Featuring the interview Whitney Tymas from the Justice and Public Safety PAC See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 1
26 min
What History Tells Us About the Supreme Court Nomination Process
How quickly can a Supreme Court nominee be confirmed? What are the rules? What about what's happened in the past? This week Thomas Jipping, deputy director of Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, walks us through what the Constitution says and what history can tell us about how the process to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should proceed.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 24
25 min
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