Interview Episodes

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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Jan. 31, 2022

Episode 76: Developing Immunity Amid a Pandemic of Incivility

COVID-19 has exposed and created new challenges that have stretched the American political fabric thin. With polarization exacerb…

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Jan. 17, 2022

Episode 74: Restoring the Law of the Sea with U.S. Marine Leadership

As the Indo-Pacific security threat landscape evolves, so does U.S. military strategy. But how should a military branch like the …

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Jan. 3, 2022

Episode 72: Answering the Call to Save Veterans' Lives

When our nation called, countless men and women of our armed forces dutifully responded with their sacrifices and livelihoods. To…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Episode 70: Winter Holiday Trivia Game Special

The winter holiday season is packed with many surprises, including some fun facts that truly make it the most wonderful time of t…

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Dec. 6, 2021

Episode 68: Lighting the Beacon of Our American "Maritime Nation"

What makes the U.S. a unique "Maritime Nation" and beacon of freedom and opportunity? In Part 2, Mr. Jon Kaskin and U.S. Navy Rea…

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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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