Interview Episodes

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 students? Via Kentner talks to us about her experiences in mentorship and how good policies and in...

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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 nation engaging in academic and practical agricultural education. How does this unique American insti...

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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 American leadership by the U.S. Space Force? An historian, author, and Associate Professor, Dr. Bre...

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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 supporters, listeners, and guests is truly remarkable. This week, we are reflecting on the past...

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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 bond among locals that can bring people together at times of political division. This week, McKen...

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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 our nation, proper education about social media is a top priority. Social media influencer Brit...

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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 the U.S. and across the world. 20 years later, the movie's cultural legacy still lives on as mor...

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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 veteran and 2020 congressional candidate Wesley Hunt shares the value of patriotism and putting...

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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 amid changes in the workforce and workplace. This week, Sherman invites Hannah Tabor, a PhD student...

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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 room for students of all perspectives to express opinions and debate ideas freely. The host of t...

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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 spark, one can jumpstart and develop the skills and experiences needed for those critical leadershi...

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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 forced to leave their livelihoods and sent to imprisonment camps with the most horrid conditions...

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April 26, 2021

Episode 36: Feeling the Beat of Washington's Presidency

Matt Beat ("Mr. Beat") is one of the most popular Youtubers who shares his knowledge of and passion for American history to countless people around the world. A high school social studies teacher and big George Washington fan...

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April 12, 2021

Episode 34: Fostering Intellectual Curiosity and Virtues in America's…

Expanding students' intellectual curiosity and capability should be a top priority in American education. But major challenges like insufficient civics education and lack of discourse continue to undermine the educational sys...

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March 29, 2021

Episode 32: Serving Those Who Served Our Nation - Caring for American…

American veteran and Miss Gilbert 2020 Danielle Skranak joins us for an inspirational interview about her military background, pageantry work, and knowledge of the most critical issues facing U.S. veterans today. Follow Danie...

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