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When it comes down to it, do you know the people in your life as well as you think you do? Or are you surprised at how often you learn something new about them? Everyone has a story to tell, a collection of unique experiences, triumphs and struggles, highs and lows. Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, President & CEO of The Hunt Institute, is the host, and will be talking to some of the best known names in politics and education to get to the "real" story.

As Yet Untold The Hunt Institute

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

When it comes down to it, do you know the people in your life as well as you think you do? Or are you surprised at how often you learn something new about them? Everyone has a story to tell, a collection of unique experiences, triumphs and struggles, highs and lows. Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, President & CEO of The Hunt Institute, is the host, and will be talking to some of the best known names in politics and education to get to the "real" story.

    Governor Bev Perdue

    Governor Bev Perdue

    Governor Beverly Perdue has been a trailblazer in education -- she's an advocate for greater use of technology in classrooms. Before her political career, Governor Perdue worked with children, as a public school teacher Florida and Georgia. She began her political career in the North Carolina House of Representatives, before going on to serve as a state senator and then lieutenant governor. In 2008, she made history after being elected as North Carolina's first female governor.

    • 32 min
    Governor Jim Douglas

    Governor Jim Douglas

    Governor Jim Douglas has been in politics since the moment he graduated from college, having been elected to the Vermont House of Representatives at the age of 21 and becoming the House Majority Leader by the time he was 25. He went on to become Vermont’s Secretary of State, Treasurer, and eventually governor, serving four two-year terms from 2003-2011.

    • 38 min
    Secretary Margaret Spellings

    Secretary Margaret Spellings

    Secretary Margaret Spellings began her career in education  in Texas with an education reform commission and has never looked back. Some highlights of her career include serving as President George W. Bush’s US Secretary of Education from 2005-2009 and as President of the University of North Carolina system. Today Secretary Spellings is President and CEO of Texas 2036, an organization focused on providing a stronger future for the State of Texas. We talk with her about her career and the state of education today.

    • 26 min
    Secretary John King

    Secretary John King

    Former US Secretary of Education and current Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate John King has always been upfront about his firm belief that public education saved his life. In this episode, Secretary King shares why he believes that, talks through his many roles in the education field – teacher, administrator, commissioner, and secretary among them, his concerns about the education system today, and his decision to run for governor.

    • 28 min
    MC Belk Pilon

    MC Belk Pilon

    MC Belk Pilon is prominent in the field of education philanthropy, particularly in higher education. As president and board chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, MC oversees initiatives that are critical for many students in North Carolina to succeed with their postsecondary goals. In addition to her work at the Belk Endowment, she serves on many boards of organizations focused on higher education attainment, including myFutureNC and College Advising Corps.

    • 25 min
    Governor Phil Bryant

    Governor Phil Bryant

    Governor Phil Bryant grew up in rural Mississippi during the civil rights movement. Until the fourth grade he struggled in school due to undiagnosed dyslexia. He went on to a political career that began in the Mississippi House of Representatives, and ended with a successful run for governor. During his time as Governor, he established evidence-based early childhood programs, increased teacher pay and support programs for incoming teachers, and worked to increase the number of teachers with National Board Certification. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

LaLaWard15 ,

Fascinating look into Governor Hunt’s career!

Bravo, Javaid! Governor Hunt seems like a really cool, down to earth guy who has lived an extraordinary life. Loved listening to his stories. Looking forward to the next episode.

Angie TB ,

Love the storytelling!!

Such a great deep dive into the personal stories of today’s change makers. Love the chat with Governor Hunt-unique insight in to what makes him the man he is.

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