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.
Syracuse mayoral candidates debate on the Campbell Conversations
Part 1 of a debate for mayor of the city of Syracuse.
Teri Weaver on the Campbell Conversations
Grant Reeher speaks with Teri Weaver, a public affairs reporter for the Syracuse Post Standard and syracuse.com with a concentration on state government and I-81.
Dr. Indu Gupta on the Campbell Conversations
Grant Reeher speaks with Dr. Indu Gupta, the Health Commissioner of Onondaga County.
Author Phil Klay on the Campbell Conversations
With "Redeployment," author Phil Klay wrote a book on the Iraq war that's been compared to Tim O'Brien's Vietnam classic "The Things They Carried." Klay's new book, "Missionaries," is set in South America. This week, Grant Reeher talks with Klay about the book, about his experience in the military, and more.
Dave Zirin on the Campbell Conversations
Sportswriter Dave Zirin talks about his book, "The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World".
Jim Steinberg on the Campbell Conversations
A discussion on the final exit from Afghanistan and what the future may hold.
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!