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Podcast S2, E2: Dr. Craig Richardson

Dr. Edward Lopez continues this seasons’ discussion with and interview of Dr. Craig Richardson, as they discuss poverty, economic mobility, and Richardson’s latest film: Bus Stop Jobs.

Podcast S2, E1: Dr. Siri Terjesen

Dr. Edward Lopez sparks a new season of discussion with Dr. Siri Terjesen, as they discuss her global research and studies about people starting social enterprises.

Dr. Siri Terjesen: Social Entrepreneurship Without Borders

Free Enterprise Speaker Series presents "Social Entrepreneurship Without Borders." A discussion presented by Dr. Siri Terjesen at Western Carolina University. Downloads:   m4a Audio format: Download Audio   mp4 Video format: Download Video   Play...

Podcast S1, E6: Ann Bennett

Dr. Edward Lopez and Center research assistant Ann Bennett discuss interdisciplinary studies at Western Carolina University.

Podcast S1, E5: Amity Shlaes and Roy Cordato

Dr. Edward Lopez hosts distinguished guests Amity Shlaes, four time NYT Bestseller, and Roy Cordato Senior Economist for the John Locke Foundation. Both parties discuss and share their views on the current state of tax reform.

Podcast S1, E4: Austin Brown

Dr. Edward Lopez and graduate student Austin Brown, discuss the Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program at Western Carolina University.

Podcast S1, E3: Yue Hillon

Dr. Edward Lopez and Yue Hillon, professor of strategy and management at Western Carolina University discuss small and medium enterprises.

Podcast S1, E2: Benjamin Powell

Dr. Edward Lopez and Dr. Benjamin Powell, professor and director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University discuss immigration and its case for free trade in labor.