Area 45

Area 45

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Area 45 is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to the Trump administration and the policy avenues available to America’s forty-fifth president. It is hosted by Hoover fellow, Bill Whalen.
Is the Republican Party the “Party of Trump?” With Lanhee Chen
Oct 19 • 48 min
If Democrats regain the House, it’s not President Trump’s fault – or so the President tells the media. His son accuses the Republican establishment of a “losing” mentality. As this administration approaches its midpoint, is the Republican Party the “Party…
Is America Winning Against China?
Sep 27 • 48 min
President Trump delivered a U.N. address calling for China to change its American trade practices, which was followed by the two nations escalating their tariff war. Michael Auslin, Hoover Institution’s inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary…
Seven Weeks To Election Day
Sep 20 • 37 min
The “surf forecast” for the first Tuesday in November – a big “blue wave” or not? Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists David Brady and Douglas Rivers, conductors of a recount poll on political trends, discuss what their survey data…
Michael Anton on “The Flight 93 Election” Two Years Later
Sep 17 • 36 min
In September 2016, an anonymous author penned an essay entitled “The Flight 93 Election”, comparing the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is not unlike the doomed airliner that crashed during the 9/11 attacks. The author of that…
Trump & Conservatism With Matthew Continetti
Sep 10 • 50 min
Nearly two years into his presidency, what’s the status of Donald Trump’s relationship with his conservative base – and the conservative media? Matthew Continetti, a Hoover media fellow and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, discusses the…
A Hoover Institution Fellow’s Idea Becomes Law
Sep 4 • 39 min
How does a scholar bring policy reforms to legislative life? Tim Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies and a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, discusses his five-year odyssey with military pension reform, his…
George Shultz – Learning From Experience
Aug 31 • 83 min
George P. Shultz is one of only two individuals in U.S. history to have held four federal cabinet posts and has answered his nation’s call for over 75 years, from serving with the Marines in World War II to working with Ronald Reagan to bring a peaceful…
Covering John McCain with Jeff Barker
Aug 29 • 32 min
What was it like to firsthand observe John McCain transform from a first-term U.S. Senator into a national political icon? Jeff Barker, a Baltimore Sun reporter who covered McCain from 1991-2000 while writing for the D.C. bureau of the Arizona Republic,…
The Kavanaugh Hearings with Michael McConnell
Aug 27 • 40 min
Awaiting Congress on the day after Labor Day: the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Michael McConnell, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional…
The Hoovers— A Family Tradition of Leadership and Public Service
Aug 9 • 35 min
August 10 marks the 144th birthday of America’s 31st president. How should the nation remember Herbert Hoover, and what might he think in the age of Trump? Margaret Hoover, host of PBS’ reprised Firing Line and a Hoover Institution overseer, discusses her…
What Survey Data Indicates About the Parties’ Chances this Fall
Aug 6 • 50 min
With the election less than one hundred days away, which narrative to believe—an approaching Democratic blue wave or a district-by-district slog? Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists David Brady and Douglas Rivers, conductors of a…
Taxes, GDP Growth, and the Trump Economy
Jul 31 • 41 min
A second-quarter GDP that surpassed 4% was cause for a victory lap in the Trump White House last week. Is the exuberance justified? Is the US economy looking at sustained growth or a third-quarter surprise? John Cochrane, the Jack and Rose-Marie Anderson…
The Enigmatic Russian President
Jul 25 • 42 min
Vladimir Putin: President Trump’s friend, foe, or a category entirely his own? With a second Putin-Trump meeting in the works for later this year, Hoover senior fellow and Russian historian Robert Service offers his thoughts on the enigmatic Russian…
The Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Jul 11 • 42 min
After a 12-day build-up that was one-part suspense and another part “The Bachelor”, President Trump settled on Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Adam White, a Hoover Institution research fellow and director of the Center for the Study of…
Tom Gilligan on Ideas Defining a Free Society
Jun 27 • 26 min
After a particularly contentious June, America settles into the 4th of July holiday – and with it, an opportunity to reflect on the privileges of living in a free society. Thomas Gilligan, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution,…
A Blue Wave in the November 2018 Election?
Jun 19 • 46 min
Will we see a big “blue wave” this November that puts Democrats back in control of the US House of Representatives or a more modest action the hurts Republicans but doesn’t end their majority status? David Brady, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Senior…
The 2018 summit featuring President Trump and Kim Jong-un
Jun 13 • 47 min
The Road To Singapore, not the 1940 film starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, but the 2018 summit featuring President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Michael Auslin, the Hoover Institution’s Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, explains…
The US Navy - Ready for Anything
Jun 4 • 48 min
What all’s involved in training today’s warriors for combat? CDR Michael Nordeen, a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs fellow and decorated naval aviator, discusses the tools and technology necessary to keep the US Navy at a state of readiness.…
Anticipating Global Insecurity with Amy Zegart
May 30 • 46 min
In a world complicated by terrorism, cyber threats and political instability, the private sector has to prepare for the unexpected. Amy Zegart, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Family Senior Fellow and co-author (along with Condoleezza Rice) of Political…
The 2018 Election – A Second Quarter Update
May 25 • 52 min
In basketball parlance, the fourth and decisive quarter of this year’s election doesn’t commence until after Labor Day. But that doesn’t mean important trends haven’t developed. Hoover senior fellow and renowned pollster Doug Rivers explains what current…