This week on Moving Forward, the Young Voices radio show, we hear from contributors Joseph Bouchard, Erik Suarez, Nicholas Thielman, and Rachel Johnson.

During hard times, societies sometimes yearn for an iron-fisted authority figure to set things straight. Joseph Bouchard says that while El Salvador’s dictator is a darling to the American right, he shouldn’t be.

America’s gas and oil industry is struggling and so is our economy. Erik Suarez explains why the Biden administration’s bad bet on Venezuelan oil won’t solve our problems.

With a new farm bill up for renewal before Congress, the lobbyists are also lining up for a place at the trough. Nicholas Thielman notes that the 2023 Farm Bill has little to do with saving the family farm.

States that have established overdose prevention centers are getting pushback from federal officials trying to shut them down. Rachel Johnson makes a plea to remove federal barriers to lifesaving tools.

ABOUT MOVING FORWARD: Young Voices sponsors a weekly radio show for our contributors to discuss pressing policy issues and their latest work. Moving Forward with Young Voices is hosted by Bryan Hyde and broadcasts on Radio St. George 100.3FM (KDXI-LP), a terrestrial radio station in Utah. It is also available to stream as a podcast on over 40 platforms including Podbean, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

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