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Connections: Discussing how the age of political leaders impacts representation in politics

The US Congress is approaching its oldest-ever average age. Writer Anand Giridharadas says it’s time to change that. He writes: “In papers, Congress,...
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:25am
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Connections: Discussing Pete Buttigieg's "Douglass Plan"

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a plan to combat systemic racial inequality. His "Douglass Plan," named after abolitionist...
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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:15am
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Connections: Exploring the legacy of Ross Perot

Ross Perot died at the age of 89 this week. We explore the legacy of Perot: wasn’t he supposed to usher in the age of the third party? It hasn’t...
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Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:32am
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Connections: The value of persistence in local politics

Rachel Barnhart, Mary Lupien, and Yversha Roman all won elections on Tuesday night. All three have run unsuccessfully in previous years. We talk to them...
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:52am
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Connections: Dr. Marvin McMickle, retiring president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

We sit down with Dr. Marvin McMickle , the retiring president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Dr. McMickle announced his plans to retire...
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Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:51am
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Connections: Discussing Universal Basic Income

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is making noise with a call for a UBI, a Universal Basic Income. He’s proposing $1,000 per month, for life...
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Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:24am
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Connections: How can colleges and universities help students bridge the political divide?

A group of professors from the University of Rochester have ideas for how colleges and universities can help students bridge political and social...
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:09am
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Connections: Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig on the power of money in politics

We’re joined by Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig for a conversation about the power of money in politics,...
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Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:01am
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Connections: Would curbing meat consumption make for good political policy?

In the past week, it appears that national Democrats might make a plan to curb meat consumption part of their platform. It started with a leaked FAQ...
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Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:54am
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Connections: Discussing stereotypes faced by women in politics

The New York Times stirred debate with a piece about perceptions of sexism on the campaign trail. Six women are running for president in 2020, and...
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Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:49am
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