How to Realign California and Save the Middle Class

AUDIO: Do you want California to become safe and affordable again? Do you want California’s schools to properly prepare the next generation to lead productive, independent lives? Do you want to realign California’s politics to fill the state legislature with politicians that will enact realistic, nonpartisan, decisive solutions to the challenges facing hard working families trying to live here? Then focus on the three issues that matter: education, law enforcement, and the high cost-of-living. This presentation focuses on these big three issues and proposes specific solutions.

Why America is a Small Town

AUDIO: What is it that made Jason Aldean’s recent video “Try That in a Small Town” so popular with half of America, and so infamous with the other half? – 10 minutes (segment begins at 2:00) on KNRS Salt Lake City – Edward Ring on the Rod Arquette Show.

Why Abundance is Achievable and Sustainable

AUDIO: At the Mesa Water District of Orange County’s Water Policy Dinner and Forum on June 22, 2023, keynote speaker Edward Ring was asked why abundance is “achievable and sustainable.” Here is his answer:

Creating Water Abundance – Total Cost and Capacity

AUDIO: California needs more water. Environmentalists demand increasing percentages of river runoff stay in the rivers to improve fish habitat. Groundwater withdrawals have exceeded rates of recharge for decades. The massive storage dams on the Colorado River are nearly drained. But California has a terrific opportunity to make up these deficits and create water abundance. New off-stream reservoirs, expansion of existing reservoirs, better systems to capture storm runoff, urban wastewater recycling, urban storm runoff capture, and desalination. The recommendations made in this video (best viewed at 2X speed) are an attempt to define the capacity of these project categories, how much they will cost, and how much energy they will require to operate. Edward Ring speaking at the Metropolitan Water District of Orange County Water Policy Forum & Dinner.

Specific Policies to Realign Voters and Fix California

AUDIO: California’s voters will support common sense policies designed to accomplish three objectives of universal urgency: Restoring quality public education, reducing crime and homelessness, and lowering the cost-of-living. Voters, regardless of their ethnicity, will support politicians who offer credible policy proposals to accomplish these nonpartisan objectives. The recommendations made in this video (best viewed at 2X speed) are an attempt to define specific policies that will fulfill each of these three broad objectives. Presentation begins at 6:30 minutes into the video. Edward Ring speaking to the California Federated Republican Women.


The Hidden Agenda Behind America’s Hate Industry

AUDIO: Selling controversy is nothing new, but America’s institutions have coalesced behind a narrative that the nation’s biggest threat is from white supremacists. Is this backed up by data, and how is this issue being treated by media companies trying to survive in a ruthlessly competitive market? – 8 minutes (segment begins at 2:30) on KNRS Salt Lake City – Edward Ring on the Rod Arquette Show.

Creating Water Abundance in California

AUDIO: Starting at the 52 minute mark in this podcast, and running on for the next 47 minutes, is an in-depth look at how water policy in California can embrace abundance, and what’s standing in the way. Thanks to the National Review for having me as a guest.

California is in Play

AUDIO: There is no reason California cannot become a purple state if Republicans find good candidates that focus on solutions that will (1) improve the public schools, (2) reduce crime, and (3) lower the cost of living. There are clear policy choices available that would accomplish these objectives. – Edward Ring on the Steve Hilton Show.

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Climate Alarm Distracts from Other Environmental Challenges

AUDIO: With so much media attention and industrial policy geared towards eliminating CO2 emissions, which in any case is impossible, are we neglecting other environmental problems that are potentially just as dangerous, more likely to be happening, and easier to fix? – 10 minutes on KNRS Salt Lake City – Edward Ring on the Rod Arquette Show.

How to Fix Water Scarcity in California

AUDIO: On the topic of California’s water challenges and how to fix them, I had a great conversation on March 16, 2023 with Chadwick Hagan on his “Deep Dive” podcast. Please note! In my extemporaneous remarks I may have overestimated how much water they use for farm irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley. I think the more accurate estimate is around 15 million acre feet. I also overestimated how much irrigated farmland there is in the Imperial Valley, and in Arizona. The more accurate estimate is around 500,000 acres each. My apologies. Getting these big picture facts correct is essential if we are serious about solving water scarcity.