20 episodes

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include people from central New York -- writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals whose work affects the public life of the community -- as well as nationally-prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.

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    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include people from central New York -- writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals whose work affects the public life of the community -- as well as nationally-prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.

    Dana Balter on the Campbell Conversations

    Dana Balter on the Campbell Conversations

    Democrat Dana Balter is in her second run for Congress against Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus). But before she can run against Katko, she has to get through a primary in June against fellow Democrat Francis Conole. This week, Grant Reeher speaks with Balter about her campaign.

    • 39 min
    Rep. John Katko on the Campbell Conversations

    Rep. John Katko on the Campbell Conversations

    How has the federal government responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? Was it proactive enough? Did it learn lessons fast enough. This week, Grant Reeher speaks with central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) about the pandemic, and the responses that his office has been taking.

    • 27 min
    State Sen. Rachel May on the Campbell Conversations

    State Sen. Rachel May on the Campbell Conversations

    New Yok has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Central and Northern New York have fared better than downstate, but are nonetheless dealing with a severe public health crisis. This week, Grant Reeher talks with State Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse) about the national, state, and local response to the pandemic.

    • 28 min
    Gretchen Sorin on the Campbell Conversations

    Gretchen Sorin on the Campbell Conversations

    The automobile was instrumental in African Americans pursuit of civil rights in the 20th century, but it also introduced new dangers and challenges. This week, Grant Reeher talks with Gretchen Sorin, a professor and director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta . She's also the author of " Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights."

    • 26 min
    The Campbell Conversations: Writer's edition

    The Campbell Conversations: Writer's edition

    This week on the Campbell Conversations, something that's never been done on the program before. Instead of an interview, we'll hear from four writers, who will read or perform some of their works. We'll hear from Christopher Citro, Jessica Cuello, Georgia Popoff, and Arthur Flowers.

    • 27 min
    Phil Memmer on the Campbell Conversations

    Phil Memmer on the Campbell Conversations

    A lot of people try to talk to their gods, or at least, something bigger and more powerful than ourselves. What if they could talk back to us? This week, Grant Reeher talks with Phill Memmer, executive director of the YMCA's Downtown Writer's Center in Syracuse, and the author of "Pantheon."

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

carterk111 ,

Interesting, intelligent, different

This is a great radio show. Grant Reeher interviews a variety of guests--political, civic, scientific--about their lives, work, and views on current but enduring topics of interest. The interviewer is very skillful and the guests are given time to develop their stories and share deeper insights than you often get, even on public radio. I think it should be a national show, but am really glad we have it here in central new york. Check out the interviews from London (e.g. cultural critic, Christopher Cook, and the one from the former British labor party leader) for an comparative perspective. Really good radio for people interested in politics and public life, generally!

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