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The problems we have in the country are solvable, but not solvable the way we’re approaching them today, because of partisan politics. Richard Helppie, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist seeks to find a place in the middle where common sense discussions can bridge the current great divide.

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The problems we have in the country are solvable, but not solvable the way we’re approaching them today, because of partisan politics. Richard Helppie, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist seeks to find a place in the middle where common sense discussions can bridge the current great divide.

    Episode 100- Part 2 of Populism Yesterday, Today and Now What? with Thomas Frank

    Episode 100- Part 2 of Populism Yesterday, Today and Now What? with Thomas Frank

    Part 2 of a two-part interview where Rich welcomes veteran author Thomas Frank, whose study and writings on American history, and more specifically American Populism, has made him an authority on gauging polities from the right, left and everything in-between.    Rich and Frank have a great conversation about the political climate today, and how things are repeating themselves some 140 years after the first great American Populism rage.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 99- Populism Yesterday, Today, and Then What?- With Tom Frank

    Episode 99- Populism Yesterday, Today, and Then What?- With Tom Frank

    Rich welcomes veteran author Thomas Frank, whose study and writings on American history, and more specifically American Populism, has made him an authority on gauging polities from the right, left and everything in-between.    Rich and Frank have a great conversation about the political climate today, and how things are repeating themselves some 140 years after the first great American Populism rage.
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    • 43 min
    Episode 98- A Close up View on Biden's Infrastructure Bill with Prof. Rick Geddes

    Episode 98- A Close up View on Biden's Infrastructure Bill with Prof. Rick Geddes

    Rich has Cornell Professor, Rick Geddes back on the Common Bridge to talk about President Biden's Infrastructure bill,  what should be in it, what probably shouldn't and how we should be paying for it.  This is a welcome return for Professor Geddes.
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    • 23 min
    Episode 97- Rich Helppie's Solution for Sensible Gun Control

    Episode 97- Rich Helppie's Solution for Sensible Gun Control

    Rich talks about a sensible solution to gun control in America.
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    Episode 96- Don't blame the tests: Eliminating Standardized Tests Harms the Poor Students- With Sean-Micheal Pigeon

    Episode 96- Don't blame the tests: Eliminating Standardized Tests Harms the Poor Students- With Sean-Micheal Pigeon

    Rich hosts Yale Research Assistant, Sean-Michael Pigeon to talk about his OP-ED piece in USA Today which argues that eliminating meritocratic opportunities for students to excel will cause colleges to rely on the 'soft' parts of a résumé, which will benefit the rich.


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    • 28 min
    Episode 95- Nothing is Too Big to Fail- Authors Kerry and Linda Killinger

    Episode 95- Nothing is Too Big to Fail- Authors Kerry and Linda Killinger

    Rich Talks with the authors Kerry and Linda Killinger, the authors of their new book, 'Nothing is Too Big to Fail,' which goes behind the scenes of the 2008 financial crisis and talks about what actions led to one of the worst recessions in history, and how, without focused action from the US government and leading organizations, we may be on track to repeat the same mistakes.
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681 Ratings

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Really Enjoyable Podcast. Great.

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Smart and Fair

I really enjoy this podcast, and would like to hear more from Richard Helppie. He sounds great. Not sure why this guy doesn’t have a national show of some kind, like Sirius XM.

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Absolutely worth the listen!!!

The Common Bridge podcast was a very interesting and encouraging listen touching on many important topics. I only hope that this Common Bridge approach is shared more widely across our policy makers throughout our government.

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