Interview Episodes

Aug. 1, 2022

Episode 102: Restoring Power to Parents for Our Children's Education

In recent years, we have been hearing much about schools closed during the pandemic. But school closures are far from the only po…

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July 18, 2022

Episode 100: A Milestone to Celebrate

Almost two years since the first episode of Friends & Fellow Citizens, we have finally made it to our 100th episode! This is trul…

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July 4, 2022

Episode 98: Unearthing Civics Connections Outside the History Classro…

History is often taught in the classroom, but perhaps the real history is outside for students to learn and put into action. Paul…

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June 20, 2022

Episode 96: Building a Matter-of-fact Grounding for Constructive Deba…

In this day and age of convoluted politics, news, and technology, perhaps we can relate to Sergeant Joe Friday from the TV show D…

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June 6, 2022

Episode 94: How Ascents and Descents of the Supreme Court Shaped Amer…

The U.S. Supreme Court started with just a few cases and lackluster careers, but a political and judicial genius John Marshall wa…

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May 23, 2022

Episode 92: Finding the News Industry's Footing in an Increasingly Di…

As technology continues to modernize in record time, public trust in media has yet to thrive in the modern era. What sort of mode…

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May 9, 2022

Episode 90: Making American Politics More Local and Civil

Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill is often credited with the phrase "all politics is local," and it may be more relevant to this d…

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April 25, 2022

Episode 88: Jumping Into the Arena of Ballot Boxing

Few of us can be as good as Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson in the boxing ring. But there is a much more participatory arena for those…

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April 11, 2022

Episode 86: Mitigating the CCP's Dissonant Discourse Power

The global standing of the U.S. is evolving as adversarial nations create new ways to fight with information warfare and discours…

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March 28, 2022

Episode 84: Reimagining Financial Incentives in Broadcast News

Amid mass polarization and politicization, the fabric of American civics has been shaped and eroded by the mainstream news indust…

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March 14, 2022

Episode 82 Part 2: Universal Genius of the Hot Crazy Matrix

Listen to Part 1 HERE What would George Washington and the Founders think about the Hot Crazy Matrix? Find out more in Part 2! Or…

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March 14, 2022

Episode 82 Part 1: Universal Genius of the Hot Crazy Matrix

From Leonardo da Vinci to George Washington , Mary Shelley to Albert Einstein, the spectrum of geniuses is endless. A 7-minute vi…

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Feb. 28, 2022

Episode 80: Sparking Hope and Dignity with Joel's Story

What if one Facebook message could change a man's path in life? In early 2017, one message from a complete stranger sparked an un…

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Feb. 14, 2022

Episode 78 Part 1: Escaping the Cacophony of Communism with the Melod…

Born and raised in Communist Albania, Dr. Elida Dakoli overcame unprecedented political persecution from the regime run by Enver …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Episode 78 Part 2: Escaping the Cacophony of Communism with the Melod…

In Part 2 of this remarkable journey, Dr. Elida Dakoli shares her journey from Albania to America, how she cultivated her entrepr…

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