14 episodes

The McConnell Center Podcast offers thought-provoking conversations with authors, scholars, leaders in the U.S. military, and political professionals focusing on leadership, literature, history, education, politics and life.

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The McConnell Center Podcast offers thought-provoking conversations with authors, scholars, leaders in the U.S. military, and political professionals focusing on leadership, literature, history, education, politics and life.

    A Forgotten Shade of Blue: A Historical Study of Kentucky’s Significance in the Civil War with Howard Muncy

    A Forgotten Shade of Blue: A Historical Study of Kentucky’s Significance in the Civil War with Howard Muncy

    Episode Summary
    Jackson County High School history teacher Howard Muncy joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to share some of the lesser known history of Kentucky and its role in the Civil War. Howard recently received both the Graduate Dean's Citation and the Outstanding Graduate in History Award from the University of Louisville for his extraordinary work on his MA thesis, entitled "A Forgotten Shade of Blue: Support for the Union and the Constitutional Republic in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War Era.”
    Links Mentioned
    James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era Richard Carwardine, Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power Christopher Phillips, The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 28 min
    Finding Hope in Reading During a Pandemic with Dr. Amy Sturgis

    Finding Hope in Reading During a Pandemic with Dr. Amy Sturgis

    Episode Summary
    Dr. Amy Sturgis, specialist on the intellectual history of science fiction and fantasy literature, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss her recommended readings for finding hope during the current COVID 19 crisis.
    Links Mentioned
    Mary Shelley, The Last Man Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 30 min
    James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America with Dr. Nicholas Buccola

    James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America with Dr. Nicholas Buccola

    Episode Summary
    Dr. Nicholas Buccola, Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science and founding director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield College, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss his book The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America,which focuses on the different paths that led Baldwin and Buckley to their historic debate on February 18, 1965.
    Links Mentioned
    Nicholas Buccola, The Fire is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America  https://www.nicholasbuccola.com Video: James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w  Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 28 min
    Joy Davidman, C.S. Lewis, and the Inspiration for the Novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis with Patti Callahan Henry

    Joy Davidman, C.S. Lewis, and the Inspiration for the Novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis with Patti Callahan Henry

    Episode Summary
    New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss her novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. She offers details of her writing process, her thoughts on Joy Davidman’s life and works, and directs listeners to many resources to learn more about Joy.
    Follow Patti Callahan Henry
    Instagram: @pattichenry Facebook: @AuthorPattiCallahanHenry  Website: https://www.patticallahanhenry.com Twitter: @pcalhenry Podcast: Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 30 min
    Eat Kentucky: Kentucky Food Culture, Restaurants, and Dishes with Alan Cornett

    Eat Kentucky: Kentucky Food Culture, Restaurants, and Dishes with Alan Cornett

    Episode Summary
    Alan Cornett, owner of Eat Kentucky, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss the origins of Eat Kentucky, Kentucky food culture, and the impact COVID 19 has had on the restaurant industry.
    Follow Eat Kentucky
    Instagram: @eatkentucky Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatkentucky Website: http://www.eatkentucky.com/ Twitter: @eatkentucky Podcast: Eat Kentucky: A Southern Food Podcast Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.
     

    • 33 min
    Kentucky Election Updates, Duties of the Office, and Leadership during Covid-19 with Secretary of State Michael G. Adams

    Kentucky Election Updates, Duties of the Office, and Leadership during Covid-19 with Secretary of State Michael G. Adams

    Episode Summary
    The Honorable Michael G. Adams, Kentucky Secretary of State, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Kentucky’s upcoming primary election, how his office has managed the challenges posed by the Coronavirus, and leadership lessons from this experience. Adams is a 1998 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program at the University of Louisville.
    Links Mentioned
    Register to vote at govoteky.com Stay informed by visiting https://www.sos.ky.gov/ Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 25 min

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