Interview Episodes

Nov. 22, 2021

Episode 66: The Rough Seas of Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

Since its founding, the U.S. has been a country built on a long maritime history. But in recent decades, to what extent have comp…

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Nov. 8, 2021

Episode 64: Defending the American Dream From Mao's Cultural Revoluti…

What was life like for the people of China in the wake of the Cultural Revolution and the death of Mao Zedong? In this riveting e…

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Oct. 25, 2021

Episode 62: Reflective Patriotism Through Civic Strength in Education

Civics education is truly a critical piece of participation in democracy. But many argue that civics has taken a back seat, and t…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Episode 60: Expanding Personalized, Quality Education through Mentors…

In this ever-changing environment for American schools, what are the root causes for the education struggles facing inner city st…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Episode 58: Cultivating Next Generations of Public Servants in Americ…

From the steps of the U.S. Capitol to the plains of Nebraska, one can find hundreds of thousands of FFA students across the natio…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Episode 56: America's Guardians Beyond the Frontiers of Space

America has been a nation that strives to push the frontiers of innovation and discovery. What is the 21st century vision for Ame…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 54: Our 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!

It has been a wonderful first year of the Friends & Fellow Citizens podcast! The unwavering support from family, friends, Patreon…

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Aug. 16, 2021

Episode 52: Instilling Youth Engagement in Civics Across the Sunshine…

Within the American federalism system, public service cannot be solely concentrated in Washington, DC. It is the public service b…

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Aug. 2, 2021

Episode 50: Guiding Forces of Kindness on Social Media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way people interact. Amid debates about its usage and effects on the cultural fabric of …

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July 19, 2021

Episode 48: On the Air with Women in Law and Community Service

In 2001, the comedy film Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon made its debut in American theaters and became a major hit in …

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July 5, 2021

Episode 46: In the Hunt for Veterans in Congress

This past weekend, Americans around the world celebrated the 245th birthday of the United States of America. This week, U.S. Army…

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June 21, 2021

Episode 44: Higher Education at a Post-COVID Crossroads

As America emerges into post-COVID recovery and growth, education opportunities should evolve, grow, and reach more Americans ami…

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June 7, 2021

Episode 42: The Costly Loss of Free Speech in Higher Education

Higher education should be a prime forum for free speech and civil discourse. But in recent decades, there has been little to no …

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May 24, 2021

Episode 40: Igniting the Spark Within Future Female Leaders of America

Across America, there is profound potential for young women to serve the nation as inspirational leaders. With just the right spa…

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May 10, 2021

Episode 38: Fighting Injustice With Tenacity - The Spirit of Japanese…

With just one stroke of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's pen on February 19, 1942, tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were …

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