From Fighter Jets to Fiction: Dr. Brian O'Rear's Unexpected Journey

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Main Street Matters with Elaine Parker and Alfredo Ortiz explores the intersection of small business and government policy. With more than 90 million Americans either owning or depending on small business for their household income, policies like taxes, regulations, and access to credit have a huge effect on the American Dream. Elaine and Alfredo talk with small business owners, government officials and office holders, and experts about everything from education to the labor market on this interesting and entertaining podcast.

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Wednesday, August 9

In this episode of Main Street Matters, hosts Alfredo Ortiz and Elaine Parker interview Dr. Brian O'Rear about his work with the Author Conservatory, a program that helps aspiring writers start and grow their own businesses. They discuss the importance of targeting young entrepreneurs and promoting the idea that socialism is not the solution. They also touch on college loan debt and accountability in higher education. Dr. O'Rear explains the concept and origins of the Author Conservatory, highlighting the program's focus on both writing and entrepreneurship. He shares his own experience as a business owner and emphasizes the importance of teaching economic principles to students. Main Street Matters is part of the Salem Podcast Network - new episodes debut every Wednesday & Thursday. For more visit

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