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November 30, 2016: Jeff Coleman, founder & principal of Churchill Strategies, former state representative and author of With All Due Respect, joins us for a conversation about political discourse, finding common ground and unlikely allies, and how to avoid social media bomb-throwing when engaging in online debate.

In this episode: Jeff Coleman, With All Due Respect, Churchill Media

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October 19, 2016:  Political commentator Matt Lewis, author of “Too Dumb to Fail,” argues that to stay relevant, conservatives must overcome the media’s soundbite culture and advocate for long-term policy solutions consistent with the values of our nation’s founding.

In this episode: Matthew Lewis, Too Dumb to Fail

October 5, 2016: All men are created equal. This simple idea—just five words—changes world history, according to Matthew Spalding, author of We Still Hold These Truths and Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C. 

In this episode: Matthew Spalding, We Still Hold These Truths, The Kirby Center

September 21, 2016: We talk with Nina Rees, president & CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, about why charter schools matter, what to do about failing charter schools, and the elements that bring success to a charter school. Then, James Paul, CF's senior policy analyst and education expert, joins to discuss school choice in Pennsylvania.

In this episode: Nina Rees, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, James Paul