As we learn the principles of freedom, we live better lives. Higher Purpose + Personal Responsibility + Stand for Liberty = Freedom. These conversations are all about learning, expanding and appreciating different perspectives as we seek to understand one another. We promote civility in debate -- not hate. As we share stories, we humanize one another. We share the stories about how good people can make a positive difference in our communities and in our country. We share the stories of statesmanship, public service, the impact of legislation, the importance of history, and the role of government in enabling -- not controlling -- how people live and thrive. We discuss a higher purpose, personal responsibility and standing for liberty. We talk about what it means to be free.
David Bobb: President at the Bill of Rights Institute
This conversation still has me reflecting on so many good points! David Bobb joined the Bill of Rights Institute as president in 2013 and has worked for twenty years at the intersection of civic engagement and education reform. Having taught courses in American politics and public policy in the history and political science departments of Boston College and Hillsdale College, he was also founding director of a national civic education program for high school teachers at Hillsdale College, as well as the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Studies, in Washington, D.C. David has designed online educational programs used by more than half a million participants and is a nationally-recognized proponent of civic education that engages the hearts and minds of students. Author of Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue (HarperCollins, 2013), David has written for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, among many other publications. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College, where he received fellowships from the Pew, Earhart, and Bradley Foundations.
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Rep. Tammy Nichols: Mom, Businesswoman & Legislator
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho Tammy Nichols learned early the value of hard work , teamwork, and perseverance. Tammy began working at the age of 6 years old as she grew up in a family which owned and operated several private schools and day care...
Brittany Love: Candidate Idaho House of Representatives Dist #17
I am a pro-life conservative invested in serving my community and protecting the constitutional rights of American citizens. As an advocate for the 2nd amendment, and the wife of a police officer, I recognize that self defense is not only our right, it...
Lt Governor Janice McGeachin: A Conversation with Idaho's First Female Lt. Governor
Janice McGeachin is the first female Lt. Governor to serve the state of Idaho.Janice is a former State Representative and a successful business owner from Idaho Falls who, along with her husband Jim McGeachin, own and operate multiple businesses in the...
Dr. Darin Porcher: Why I Defend the Police
Dr. Darrin Porcher received his BA in Organizational Management from St. Josephs College, and an MPA from Marist College. In 2012, he received his Doctorate from Fordham University and he is currently a professor of Criminal Justice at Pace University after 20 years as a New York City Police Officer.
Dr. Porcher’s Dissertation is titled “Reducing School Misdemeanor Assaults In Urban Settings Through School Collaboration Between School Leaders and Police. The purpose of this study was to identify how urban high schools can improve safety and reduce the number of misdemeanor assaults among students.
He retired from the New York City Police Department as a Lieutenant after 20 years of service. In his tenure as a member of the NYPD, Dr. Porcher performed a multitude of tasks. Ten of Dr. Poacher’s 20 years in the NYPD were spent in an investigative capacity as both a Detective and Lieutenant.
As a Lieutenant, Dr. Porcher directly supervised a team of Sergeants, Detectives and Police Officers in an investigative capacity. This experience entailed investigations into cases involving murder, sex offenses, felony assault, prostitution & human trafficking, robbery and drug offenses.
Dr. Porcher is a nationally recognized Criminal Justice expert providing testimony in high profile trials such as South Carolina v Michael Slager. Dr. Porcher regularly travels the country providing expert testimony in various parts of the United States.
Dr. Porcher is also a retired Officer with the United States Army Reserve. As a commissioned officer in the Army during a time of war he was tasked with ensuring his unit was prepared in various aspects of counterterrorism. Dr. Porcher constructed a series of homeland security, and professional development seminars for his military counterparts to ensure unit compliance.
Additionally, Dr. Porcher regularly participates as a Criminal Justice commentator as an expert on police procedures and tactics and terminal issues of public safety for MSNBC, FOX NEWS, NEWSMAX, CourtTv, and CNN. Dr. Porcher has on several occasions narrated crime stories on both the Oxygen Network and A&E. Additionally media venues include: NY1, Fox 5 News, ABC News, United Nations World News, and Pix 11 News, BBC television, Al Jazeera America, Verizon FiOS News, and Hot 97 FM radio, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Dr. Porcher is a founding partner of Innovative Public Safety & Media LLC.
Senator Chuck Winder: A Conversation with Idaho's Senate Majority Leader
Senator Chuck Winder was first elected to the Idaho State Senate in 2008. In 2010 he was re-elected to represent District 14 and elected by his colleagues to serve as Senate Assistant Majority Leader. He served in that role until January 2018 when he...
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I really enjoyed learning more from the guests. Max asks so many insightful questions that help give me language to have more confidence in my conversations about these important topics. Thank you! Can’t wait to learn more!