18 episodes

Underwhelmed by American political media? Looking for a better source of news and information entertainingly delivered by two professors and political scientists who are complete nerds on opposite sides of the political spectrum? Not My Generation is the pod for you!

Not My Generation explores social and political issues at a state, national, and international level from the viewpoints of the millennial generation (Dr. Stacey) and Gen X (Prof. Davenport). We analyze current events, advances in political science, state government, and so much more!

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Underwhelmed by American political media? Looking for a better source of news and information entertainingly delivered by two professors and political scientists who are complete nerds on opposite sides of the political spectrum? Not My Generation is the pod for you!

Not My Generation explores social and political issues at a state, national, and international level from the viewpoints of the millennial generation (Dr. Stacey) and Gen X (Prof. Davenport). We analyze current events, advances in political science, state government, and so much more!

    18 - State Senator Pugh Discusses Youth & College Sports, the 2024 Legislative Session, and Economic Development in Oklahoma

    18 - State Senator Pugh Discusses Youth & College Sports, the 2024 Legislative Session, and Economic Development in Oklahoma

    In this interview, State Senator Adam Pugh (R-Edmond) pays a second visit to Not My Generation to discuss the end of the legislative session in Oklahoma and gives his thoughts on the legislature's budget transparency initiative. Along the way, we also discuss the "seedy underbelly" of youth sports, whether college athletes should simply be employees of their universities, and Sen. Pugh's thoughts about effective economic development in Oklahoma. And James & Emily let loose on the Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of sunscreen.
    To learn more about State Senator Adam Pugh you can visit here: https://oksenate.gov/senators/adam-pugh; and here: https://ballotpedia.org/Adam_Pugh
    You can find the OK House of Representatives' Budget Transparency Portal here: https://former.okhouse.gov/Publications/FiscalReports3.aspx
    You can find the initial budget proposal by the Oklahoma State Senate here: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2023-24%20INT/SRES/SR31%20INT.PDF
    Here is the article James referenced regarding the FDA's regulation of sunscreens: https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/sunscreen-united-states-fda-ingredients-rcna153526
    Our apologies to Alex Tabarrok, professor of economics at George Mason University (GMU), who wrote the article. James misidentified Peter Boettke, also an economics professor at GMU, as the author.
    Learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/
    Learn more about Prof. James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/
    Not My Generation is recorded and produced by Possibilities, Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities, Inc. here: https://www.possibilitiesinc.org/
    You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.edu.
    The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty, or students.
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    17 - Pollster Bill Shapard Visits with Our Gen Z Roundtable

    17 - Pollster Bill Shapard Visits with Our Gen Z Roundtable

    In this episode, Oklahoma-based public opinion researcher Bill Shapard, of SoonerPoll.com, visits with an ad hoc group of Gen Z students from Rose State College. We review some of the results of Harvard's latest youth survey and discuss with the panel their thoughts on various issues covered in the poll.
    Along the way, Emily and James also have separate rants about the campus protests occurring around the country. They are both concerned about protecting free speech and ensuring the safety of students, faculty, and others - regardless of those students' or faculty members' views on the Israel-Gaza conflict.
    For more information on the Harvard Youth Survey, go here: https://iop.harvard.edu/youth-poll/47th-edition-spring-2024
    For more about Bill Shapard you can click here: https://www.shapard.com/about
    You can find out more about the work of SoonerPoll.com here: https://www.soonerpoll.com/
    For a quick rundown of important Supreme Court cases involving free speech, go here: https://supreme.justia.com/cases-by-topic/free-speech/
    To learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/
    To learn more about Professor James Davenport, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/
    Not My Generation is recorded and produced by Possibilities, Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities, Inc. here: https://www.possibilitiesinc.org/
    You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration.raider.rose.edu.
    The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty or students.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    16 - State Senator Pugh on Budget Transparency & Civics Education

    16 - State Senator Pugh on Budget Transparency & Civics Education

    In this episode, Emily and James visit with OK State Senator Adam Pugh (R-Edmond, OK) regarding the important steps the legislature has taken this session to improve transparency around the creation of the state budget - and what still needs to be done. He also discusses the importance of civics education and his efforts to promote it.
    Along the way, we discover how the TV show "Family Ties" helped turn Sen. Pugh into a Ronald Reagan Fan, that the Senator is not afraid of a push-up challenge with students, and how we can use data to ensure the state's new school choice program will give families real information to make the best educational choice for their children.

    To learn more about Sen. Pugh, click here: https://oksenate.gov/senators/adam-pugh

    If you would like to see the OK State Senate's proposed budget, click here: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2023-24%20INT/SRES/SR31%20int.PDF

    If you would like to see the OK House of Representatives' budget website, click here: https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiNjkwMDcwYjItOTQ2OC00ZTM0LTkzYzktM2FiYjk3NjZjYzBmIiwidCI6ImZjODgwMmI3LTRlNDUtNDhiYS1hMWYzLWY4NzU4MmQzNjY5YyJ9&pageName=ReportSectionf0e4e8076cb97d940172

    To learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/

    To learn more about Professor Davenport, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/

    The Not My Generation podcast is recorded and produced by Possibilities Inc. You can learn more about Possibilities Inc. here: https://www.possibilitiesinc.org/

    You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration.radier.rose.edu.

    The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty or students.

    • 41 min
    15 - Current Events Roundtable

    15 - Current Events Roundtable

    In this episode, Emily and James invite some of their colleagues from Rose State College to discuss their thoughts on issues in American society and politics. Their guests are Dr. Joe Campbell, professor of political science, Tara Hall, professor of Sociology, and Craig Dawkins, associate dean of the Business & Information Technology Division.
    The panel discusses their views on whether or not Millennial parents are doing a good job with Generation Alpha, why marriage and birth rates are falling both in the U.S. and globally, and what will impact how voters choose between President Biden and former President Trump.

    Here is the Los Angeles Times article regarding Millennial parenting of Gen Alpha discussed early in the podcast: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-03-22/generation-alpha-millennial-children

    Here is an analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation on the global trend of declining birth rates: https://www.healthdata.org/news-events/newsroom/news-releases/lancet-dramatic-declines-global-fertility-rates-set-transform

    Here is a discussion by Dr. Melissa Kearney, an economist whose recent book, "The Two-Parent Privilege" discusses the impact of declining marriage rates in the U.S.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8cjYEbyXnA

    Here is a conversation with Dr. Claudia Goldin, professor of economics at Harvard University and recent Nobel Laureate, whose new book James references: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XNX_hIk7pg

    Here is a look at the state by state polling for the 2024 Presidential election provided by 270 to Win: https://www.270towin.com/2024-presidential-election-polls/

    For more information on Dr. Campbell, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/campbell-joseph/

    For more information on Professor Hall, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/hall-tara/

    For more information on Associate Dean Dawkins, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/business-information-technology-division/dawkins-craig/

    To learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/

    To learn more about Professor James Davenport, Click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/

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    14 - Steven Levitsky Explains How Democracies Die

    14 - Steven Levitsky Explains How Democracies Die

    Emily, who is leading a book club at Rose State College, had the opportunity to interview Dr. Steven Levitsky, co-author of "How Democracies Die" - the book Emily selected for this semester. In the interview, Dr. Levitsky explains some of the threats he sees to American Democracy and what can be done to protect against those threats.
    James and Emily also discuss the results from the South Carolina presidential primary elections and speculate on the possibility of an independent or third party candidacy by Nikki Haley or another anti-Trump Republican.
    Dr. Steven Levitsky is the David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. You can find out more about him here: https://scholar.harvard.edu/levitsky/home
    Learn more about "How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt here: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/how-democracies-die/summary
    Find out more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/
    Find out more about Professor James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/
    You can follow Not My Generation on X (Twitter) at @NMGpodcast and on Facebook at Not My Generation Podcast. You can also email us at NotMyGeneration@raider.rose.edu
    The views expressed here are solely the views of the hosts and their guests and do not represent the views of Rose State College, its administration, faculty or students.
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    • 48 min
    13 - Jonathan Rauch Says America Should Apologize to Gay People

    13 - Jonathan Rauch Says America Should Apologize to Gay People

    In this episode, Emily and James visit with Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution and Dr. Aaron Bachhofer, professor of history at Rose State College. We discuss Jonathan's recent article in the Atlantic Magazine over the failure of the U.S. to acknowledge and apologize for its mistreatment of members of the LGBTQ+ community.
    Jonathan and Aaron provide some history as to what Jonathan calls "America's truest and purest experiment in genuine totalitarianism." They also discuss some of the current efforts by some to push back against the equality gains the LGBTQ+ community has had over the past few decades.
    Along the way, we learn of Aaron's affinity for scotch and Jonathan's appreciation for classical music. In addition, Jonathan takes James to the woodshed for indulging in the idea of an independent presidential campaign.
    You can read Jonathan's article here: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/lavender-scare-gay-people-public-service-erasure/677236/

    You can learn more about Jonathan's work here: https://www.brookings.edu/people/jonathan-rauch/

    You can find out more about Dr. Aaron Bachhofer here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/bachhofer-aaron/

    Learn more about Dr. Emily Stacey here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/

    Find out more about Professor James Davenport here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/

    • 55 min

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