¡Opportunity Vive!

¡Opportunity Vive!

Opportunity Vive is a show that talks about policy in America in the context of the new America with an ever-growing Latino population. We're optimistic about the future and for a good reason. Listen and be inspired.

Behind the Scenes of Health Care Reform

Wadi Gaitan of the Libre Initiative knows politics: the big picture stuff, of course, but also the granular details of negotiation and compromise that don’t typically appear on mainstream news. This week he comes on to break down those fine points, while also explaining the challenges Conservatives face in ushering in a new era of health care reform.

A House Divided

This week on Opp Vive, we take a look at the state of the Republican Party as it stumbles into its most crucial weeks. Health care, education reform, tax reform, entitlement burdens: It all comes down to whether or not unity can be found in these most polarizing of issues. We’ve got a panel of experts — Raul Lopez, Wadi Gaitan and Jorge Bonilla — to shed light on how success can be achieved, and where the land mines are buried. Listen in!

Dissecting the American Health Care Act

This week on Opp Vive, we bring in John Desser, vice president of government affairs at E Health, who will walk us through the ups and downs of the American Health Care Act — otherwise known as the Obamacare replacement bill. With Conservative in-fighting, and rocks being tossed from the Left, where will the GOP-led legislature take things from here?

Shining a light on quality education

This week is National School Choice week, and for so many families across the country, it’s a time for celebration. True, access to quality schools is still out of reach for far too many kids, but those who have found opportunities through school choice are raising their voices, letting the nation know that now is the time for change. We let Stephanie Matthews of the Texas Public Policy Foundation illuminate the way forward.

Like Playing Jenga in Outer Space

With Republicans in full control of the federal government, one thing is pretty much certain: Obamacare is going down hard. But when you’ve got to dismantle the most granular of policy details, while also drafting a massively broad expanse of bureaucratic architecture — not to mention charting the murky waters of DC politics — it can begin to feel like playing a game of Jenga in outer space. This week, we bring things back down to earth with clear commentary on where health care needs to go from here.

Repeal, Replace — Wax On, Wax Off

This week we’re joined by Senator Mike Lee of Utah for a discussion on how to return power to the people, how to repeal and replace Obamacare, and how to reign in the last administration’s extreme executive overreach. (Y tambien hablamos en espanol con Senador Lee, escucha!).

The Week After

This week on Opportunity Vive, we take a look at how Latinos helped shape the outcome of the election, and muse on where we’re heading as the year draws to a close.

Think freely, live freely

What with all the personalities, all the wedge issues and all the garbage, it can be easy to forget how truly vital core Conservative principles are for average Americans. That’s why host Izzy Ortega takes a moment to delve deep into how, despite America’s changing makeup, we’re still rooted in our deepest principles.

Wake me up when it’s over…

We’re almost at the tail end of election season, which means now might be a good time to actually look into what policy proposals are on the table. Host Izzy Ortega sits down with two political and media experts to comb through the chaos.

I Hurd That

Congressmen Will Hurd of Texas stops by to discuss the changing nature of America’s electorate, Hispanic Heritage month and the 2016 presidential race. Then Rob Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Institute breaks down a new set of environmental regulations that may not be as necessary or simple as previously advertised.

Guests: Rob Henneke, Congressman Will Hurd