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In this unique civics podcast, discover how the principles of George Washington's Farewell Address (patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility) apply to politics and culture today! Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. With a focus on the American Presidency, Congress, and policymaking, hear fascinating stories and discussions that any America-loving listener can enjoy!This non-partisan podcast is a remarkable mix of solo shows, interviews and special guests that gives you a great boost of freedom! New episodes on the first two Mondays of each month!

Friends & Fellow Citizens Sherman Tylawsky

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In this unique civics podcast, discover how the principles of George Washington's Farewell Address (patriotism, civility, faith, education, national unity, and fiscal responsibility) apply to politics and culture today! Sherman Tylawsky is an aspiring statesman who grew up learning U.S. history and politics inside and outside of the classroom. With a focus on the American Presidency, Congress, and policymaking, hear fascinating stories and discussions that any America-loving listener can enjoy!This non-partisan podcast is a remarkable mix of solo shows, interviews and special guests that gives you a great boost of freedom! New episodes on the first two Mondays of each month!

    #143: Dr. Benjamin Rush (PA) - The Physician Who Prescribed Medicines of Education and Science

    #143: Dr. Benjamin Rush (PA) - The Physician Who Prescribed Medicines of Education and Science

    John Adams called him "a greater and better Man that Dr. Franklin..." So who was this pioneer of medicine, education, and science? Learn how Dr. Benjamin Rush, Franklin's protégé, laid the foundation for modern mental health care and became an avid advocate for causes such as abolitionism, public education, and health care for the poor.
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    NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

    • 42 min
    #142: "4am Kyiv was bombed" - A Diplomat's Reflections on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    #142: "4am Kyiv was bombed" - A Diplomat's Reflections on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    Around 4am on February 24, 2022, Russia launched a tragic attack against Ukraine that began the first major European conflict since World War II. The causes and effects of the invasion have disrupted the state of U.S. national security and global world order. Dr. Kateryna Shynkaruk, an experienced diplomat and academic who is a Senior Lecturer at Texas A&M's Bush School DC, first discusses her firsthand experiences evacuating her home country. She also shares her thoughts about the conduct of Russian President Vladimir Putin, characteristics of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and the state and future of the conflict in Ukraine.

    "UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE" - Highly recommended video feat. Dr. Shynkaruk and former Bush School Dean (and F&FC guest) Gen. (ret.) Mark Welsh
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    NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #141: Polarization, Partisanship, and the ABCs of the XYZ Affair

    #141: Polarization, Partisanship, and the ABCs of the XYZ Affair

    While the XYZ Affair was not about deciphering secret codes, one could decipher some of the contentious eras of polarization and partisanship in American politics. Learn how this diplomatic episode between the Adams administration and French envoys divided the young nation, led to the buildup of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and almost led to a major conflict in the 1790s.

    Learn more about MA signer Elbridge Gerry in Ep. 71!

    Thumbnail photo: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French Foreign Minister
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    NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

    • 39 min
    #140: The Intense Struggles to Fight Antisemitism for Good

    #140: The Intense Struggles to Fight Antisemitism for Good

    Since the tragic Hamas terrorist attack against Israel on October 7, 2023 resulting in more than 1100 deaths, Jews worldwide have encountered an unprecedented wave of antisemitism. Trent Spoolstra, Associate Regional Director for the Midwest office at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and fellow Bush School alumnus with Sherman, recounted his personal thoughts, experiences, and emotions after learning about the attack. Learn more about the mission and work of the ADL to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate, and hear Trent's calling for peace, tolerance, and civility during this critical time for the Jewish people and their communities.
     
     Find out more about the ADL at www.adl.org
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    NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

    • 59 min
    #139: Robert Morris (PA) - A 'One-man Treasurer' of the American Revolution

    #139: Robert Morris (PA) - A 'One-man Treasurer' of the American Revolution

    When people think of money, they may think of Ben Franklin. But a different Founding Father from Pennsylvania supplied a lot of money that funded the American patriot cause. Learn how Robert Morris's rise and fall in American politics reflected the contentious nature of political life in the early years of the federal republic.
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    NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

    • 36 min
    #138 Part II: Raising the Profile of Comms on the Hill

    #138 Part II: Raising the Profile of Comms on the Hill

    What is the future of comms on the Hill? In Part II, Sarah recounts her first-hand experience with Sherman as they were evacuated during the January 6th, 2021 Capitol attack. She also shares the mission and vision of her own PR firm 917 Strategies and the future of women working in comms in our nation's capital. And finally, why dogs are wonderful company!
     
     In case you missed it, listen to Part I HERE

    Check out Sarah's website! www.917strategies.com
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    And follow her dog Lilly on Instagram too!
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    NOTE: All views expressed by the host are presented in his personal capacity and do not officially represent the views of any affiliated organizations. All views by guests are solely those of the interviewees and may or may not reflect the views of the host or Friends & Fellow Citizens.

    • 47 min

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