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This new podcast series produced by the FOX News Podcast network takes a look back at the historic elections of our time. Season 1 of this new long-form narrative and documentary podcast starts with the 2000 Presidential Election between Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. Hear historical reporting, analysis and perspective from the people that were there: FOX News hosts Brit Hume, Bret Baier, Neil Cavuto and Bill Hemmer Campaign strategists Karl Rove and Bob Shrum Poli ...
 
At the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, we bring together top Republicans and Democrats to transcend partisan divisions and explore solutions to our most pressing national and global challenges. Join veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy along with other Center staff and major voices in the Bully Pulpit for fun conversations that advance civil dialogue and practical politics. When President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase bully pulpit, bully meant “wonderful”; and R ...
 
The "virtual lounge" is open and hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso welcome you inside for a "happy hour" for the mind. This weekly pop culture cocktail features some of the biggest names in entertainment and culinary arts. Whether you like music, movies, tv, comedy, food, and more Beats & Eats offers an incredible menu of tasty topics presented in unpredictable style and flair by its award winning hosts. You can also find B&E on all social media outlets. Be sure to 'circle' them on Google+ to be i ...
 
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Michael Beschloss, presidential historian and best-selling author, is joined by Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Max Boot, national security analyst, USC professor Alison Dundes Renteln, and former Obama administration advisor, Ben Rhodes, to discuss President Biden's foreign policy goals and achievements 100 days into his presiden…
 
CPF Director Bob Shrum is joined by former Congressman Joe Kennedy III and strategists Karen Finney, Ron Christie, and Brian Goldsmith to discuss President Joe Biden's domestic performance for reviving the economy and reforming immigration, police, and gun policies. Featuring: Robert M. Shrum - Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future…
 
Are you looking for a job? Larry Brantley is the President of Chaloner, an executive search firm specializing in marketing, communications, and public relations. Chaloner has been around for more than 40 years and Larry says this is a "particularly exciting time for individuals in the communications space." Larry has worked with companies like JCPe…
 
CPF Director Bob Shrum is joined by California Senators Ben Allen and Sydney Kamlager and Los Angeles Sustainability Officers Gary Gero and Dominique Hargreaves to discuss how Southern California should move forward on climate change issues and the role of institutions in reducing its impact. Robert Shrum - Director, USC Center for the Political Fu…
 
CPF Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by Congressman Garret Graves, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, journalist Bina Venkataraman, and USC professor Wandi Bruine de Bruin to discuss how to communicate the urgency of environmental legislation and encourage bipartisan support for climate change solutions. Mike Murphy - Co-Director, USC Center for …
 
Have you ever lost a job? Michele Molitor did. And when she did, she didn't know where to turn... So, she turned to a life coach and it was at that very meeting that she found her next direction: to become a life coach. Listen in to hear the full story. Connect With Michele Michele's LinkedIn Michele's Websites https://www.nectarconsulting.com…
 
In the third installment of the CPF Fellows Roundtable Series of 2021, Spring 2021 CPF Fellows Barbara Comstock and Todd S. Purdum are joined by former Fellow Ron Christie (Fall 2019) to discuss how new far right outlets are challenging Fox News, the influence of these new far right outlets on conservatism, and why conservatives don't trust "mainst…
 
"Sometimes life is just more fun when you wing it." That's what we did for this week's Zero to Ten episode. Alyssa was in need of another guest, so she forced the unsuspecting Hannah Krueger to hop on the mic and participate with no preparation whatsoever. The result? Well... it's a weird, kind of awkward episode, we won't lie. We talk about things…
 
Mike Schmidt's story is as exceptional as it is inspiring. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dovetale, a platform that helps Shopify stores recruit, manage and grow sales with people who love their products. As influencer marketing changes more and more each year, Dovetale leads the charge with their innovative approach to the idea of influencer mark…
 
What if you went car shopping, but the dealership wouldn't tell you the price of the car? With higher education, this is exactly the case: College prices aren't transparent. Often times, you won't know the price you're going to pay for school until you've applied and have been accepted. Mark Salisbury, long time university administrator turned Co-F…
 
Tristan Pollock is the Head of Community and Content at a startup called CTO.ai, a developer automation platform. On this episode, we speak with Tristan about the current state of entrepreneurship, startup culture, and the power of community. Career Highlights Built and sold 2 startups Grew revenue to $20M in 2 years at his last company by building…
 
Nowadays, it's hard to find someone who's worked at the same company for more than a few years. With Jason Fish, that's not the case. Jason is the Founder and President of Fisch Solutions, and he's been building his company for the past 20 years. Jason took his company from just a few freelance website gigs to a multi-million dollar company. How? L…
 
Today we speak with Tim Ash, former CEO of SiteTuners, who has been named by Forbes as a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, has generated over $1,200,000,000 in revenue for his clients worldwide, and is the author of two books selling over 50,000 copies around the world. Connect With Tim Tim's LinkedIn Tim's Twitter Tim's Websites https://timash.com h…
 
Hogan Shrum is the Founder and CEO of A Little Bird, a brand engagement agency based out of Los Angeles. Hogan's team has worked with brands like Toyota, NBC Universal, and Dannon, and his expertise and knowledge in marketing is significant and noteworthy. Connect With Hogan Hogan's LinkedIn Hogan's Websites https://alittle-bird.com/us/…
 
When Stacy Cassio started Pink Mentor Network 4 years ago, she saw it primarily as a B2C company. She would work with local Charlotte women on creating a community that could learn from each other and lift each other up. The pandemic changed all of that, though, and Stacy has seen her business primarily switch to B2B. It's a journey she didn't expe…
 
In the second installment of the CPF Fellows Roundtable Series of 2021, Spring 2021 CPF Fellow Shaniqua McClendon is joined by former Fellows Barbara Boxer (Fall 2020) and Dan Schwerin (Fall 2018) to discuss current progressive policies and debates and the future of progressivism in the U.S. This discussion was moderated by CPF Fellows Manager, Har…
 
CPF Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by historians Sylvain Piron and Jay Rubenstein, former Congressman Denver Riggleman, and Marley Clements, co-creator of "QAnon: The Search For Q" on Vice, to examine the similarities between the Apocalyptic and Millenarian cults in the Middle ages to modern conspiracies around Y2K and QAnon. Featuring: Mike Mur…
 
CPF Director Bob Shrum is joined by historians Sean L. Field and Julien Théry, filmmaker Kristin Pichaske, and best-selling Author Michael Shermer to discuss the history of the Templars and how similar trends target America’s civic institutions, drawing on events from the Kennedy assassination to 9/11. Featuring: Robert M. Shrum - Director of USC D…
 
CPF Executive Director Kamy Akhavan is joined by historians Elizabeth A.R. Brown and Dallas Dennery and psychology experts Sara Gorman and Norbert Schwarz to explore how beliefs in conspiracies shaped the politics and psychology of the medieval world and our current political climate. Featuring: Kamy Akhavan – Executive Director, USC Dornsife Cente…
 
"If you're not changing, you're dying," Meggie Williams, founder and owner of SkipTown, likes to say. It's an ethos she's always followed when it comes to her business, which started as Skipper, a dog walking business, and has now evolved into basically a country club for Charlotte's pooches. Change came fast for Meggie and her team last March when…
 
Sheriff John Whetsel has been involved with law enforcement at all ranks including the chief of two departments and a six-time elected sheriff. He has a personal tie to the world of traffic safety having lost his wife and two-year old daughter which has made him a life long advocate for traffic safety. Sheriff Whetsel recently joined the NLELP for …
 
Jennifer Hook, USC Sociology Professor, is joined by U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez and policy experts Brencia Berry and Vicki Shabo to discuss the state of national paid leave, policy changes under the Biden Administration and ways to advance the issue. Featuring: Brencia Berry - Political Director, PL+US Paid Leave For the United States Jimmy Gomez…
 
Spring 2021 Center Fellow Shaniqua McClendon is joined by North Carolina Representative Rachel Hunt and Former U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock to discuss the importance of electing more women to national, state, and local offices, and how political parties are addressing issues important to women voters. Featuring: Barbara Comstock - Former U.S…
 
While the majority of the world shut down or hit pause during 2020 in the face of Covid-19, Charlotte's Camp North End team kept quietly working to continue to grow. The 76-acre revitalized industrial park managed to open 13 food, beverage and retail shops on its campus during the year and kept construction going to allow it to enter into Phase 2 o…
 
Former California Republican Party Chairman James Brulte is joined by current and former California Treasurers Fiona Ma and John Chiang to discuss the future of California’s economy post-COVID, homelessness, transportation, climate change, and other major issues affecting California’s future. Featuring: James Brulte (moderator) - Former California …
 
Center Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by a group of experts to discuss how both parties should reorient their platforms to speak to minority voters as they become the majority in the U.S. and the higher numbers of voters of color who voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Featuring: Musa al-Gharbi - Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology a…
 
Here's the scoop: working a remote job doesn't mean the whole big shift to working from home over the past year has been any easier. Take it from Mark Shropshire, a longtime hygge fam member who's been working remotely for a company for 5 years now. You might think that would make the change to working from home full time easier, but it has not. He…
 
In the first installment of the CPF Fellows Roundtable Series of 2021, CPF Fellows Barbara Comstock, Shaniqua McClendon, and Todd S. Purdum discussed the institutional aspects of American democracy from the Senate and the filibuster to gerrymandering and political parties. This discussion was moderated by CPF Fellows Manager, Harry Burke. Featuring…
 
Center Director Bob Shrum is joined by authors Thomas Frank and Theodore R. Johnson, Strategist Patrick Griffin, and Former Congresswoman Mimi Walters to discuss how Donald Trump built the second-largest voting bloc in U.S. election history Featuring: Thomas Frank - Political Analyst; Author of "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism" Pat…
 
Anyone else get cold sweats just thinking about filing their personal tax returns, let alone their business ones? Add in a pandemic that has changed a whole lot of things financially for folks last year, and it's going to be a doozy of a few months. This week, we talk with local CPA Jason Ackerman (you may know him better as half of the popular foo…
 
CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy are joined by the Center's Spring 2021 Fellows to recap President Joe Biden's inauguration and share their insights on the country’s future under the Biden Administration. Featuring: Barbara Comstock - Former U.S. Representative (R-VA) and CPF Spring 2021 Fellow Shaniqua McClendon - Political Director, Cro…
 
Charlotte's Janine Davis is an absolute hoot - something you already know if you listen to her radio show throughout the week on 1019 FM - and she definitely brings a ton of life to this week's Zero to Ten episode. We talk with Janine about her path to becoming a radio host as well as her work with Girl Talk Foundation Inc., a local nonprofit that …
 
"When you start to talk about stuff being really bad, I don't have a solution. I don't know what to do, and I don't know how to ask for help. I don't have a logical path forward because the landscape is changing every day." We've shared often over the past few months how the pandemic has affected small businesses and nonprofits we love, but we have…
 
After an unprecedented election, President George W. Bush takes office on January 20th, 2001 with a heavy focus on his domestic agenda, but by September all that would change. The final episode of Election Rewind: 2000 looks at the early days of the Bush Administration and its many historic challenges leading into a tough re-election fight in 2004.…
 
At the request of the Bush campaign, the United States Supreme Court halts the recount mandate in Florida and agrees to hear Bush v. Gore. In this episode, campaign attorneys, journalists, and legal and political analysts discuss the Supreme Court case that decided a presidential election. This episode features: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Former Atto…
 
Who would win in a fight, a honey badger or a beaver? These are the hard hitting questions we like to ask on Zero to Ten, and this week, Ady Rivas does not disappoint with her answer. Ady is a member at our Hill Street location and works for Best Cleanup, a Charlotte business that handles huge messes like when a pipe breaks in your home. And while …
 
The people have spoken but the race still isn’t resolved. The Bush and Gore campaigns turn to constitutional lawyers as the state of Florida and the presidency hang in the balance. In this episode, Campaign Strategists, Journalists, and Political Analysts explain the recounts, lawsuits, and strategies that made Florida the focal point of the electi…
 
When we realized we hadn't had the dynamic Taylor Florio on the Zero to Ten podcast just yet, we knew we needed to rectify that situation. Taylor has been a long-time member and supporter of our hygge west charlotte location (#westsidebestside, she likes to say) and has become such a big part of the hygge fam that she actually handles all of our po…
 
After months of campaigning, the Bush and Gore teams head into election night. But as the evening progresses, states close their polling places, and exit polls come in, the unexpected unfolds before the American people. This episode features: Sen. Joe Lieberman, Former Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Bob Shrum, Campaign Strategist for Al Gore …
 
As the last week of the campaign kicks off, both the Bush and Gore teams cross the country to garner the support of the remaining undecided voters. However, an embarrassing incident from one candidates past threatens to derail their campaign with less than a week to election day. This episode features: Ari Fleischer, Former Spokesperson for George …
 
Center Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by top Republican strategists, journalists, and historians to examine the growing divisions within the Republican Party and explore strategies forward. Featuring: Douglas Brinkley - Author; Professor of History at Rice University; Presidential Historian for CNN Jessica Millan Patterson - Chairwoman, Californ…
 
This week we are talking with Adam Brundle about all things soccer in Charlotte. Adam is a part of Charlotte's chapter of ISL Agency and Futsal USA, which means he and his team are involved in training the next generation of soccer stars. They work with kids age 8 and up to teach them skills and send them to training programs over in Europe. On the…
 
George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore along with their running mates Dick Cheney (R-WY) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) accept their nominations at Conventions in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. What followed were four showdowns that showcased the strengths and weaknesses of the four candidates in the national spotlight. This episode features: Sen. Joe …
 
As the 2000 election kicks off, a series of players emerge to make an attempt at winning their party's nomination. After the sometimes bitter primaries conclude, the newly minted nominees choose their running mates. In this episode, campaign strategists and political reporters and analysts remember the early stages of that cycle. This episode featu…
 
CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy are joined by journalist Adam Nagourney, Republican strategist Mike Madrid, and USC Professor Jane Junn to discuss the future of polling, the Republican Party, and the latest election results. Nagourney has been the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of the New York Times since 2010 and Madrid is a co-founder of The…
 
This week on Zero to Ten we have the opportunity to chat with Jamie Horn, a local fitness guru, owner of StrongHER360 and the chick in charge over at hygge wellness. Between working with her and her Instagram, we thought we knew Jamie pretty well, but in this episode we learned so much more about her. Like did you know she's a vegetarian (yup, you …
 
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