Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews John Katko
In one of his first extended public interviews, John Katko talks with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations. Katko is the former federal prosecutor challenging incumbent Dan Maffei for the 24th Congressional district seat this fall. In a wide-ranging discussion, Katko sets out his case against Maffei’s re-election, and addresses whether he’s a moderate or a conservative, how he thinks about entitlements and taxes, Obamacare, and the level of dysfunction in the current Congress. He also discusses the role of money in the campaign.
In recent years, American women seem to have reached a plateau in terms of their representation in elected office, and it’s well under 50 percent. Several organizations around the nation are trying to change that, and among them is the American Association of Women and its “Elect Her” initiative. Elect Her involves trainings held at universities and colleges to support and recruit more young women to pursue leadership positions on campus, as well as future political office. In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher speaks with a local director of the Association, and a recent student participant in the initiative, about the problem of under-representation of female leadership, and what can be done at a grassroots level to address it.
Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include people from central New York – writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals whose work affects the public life of the community – as well as nationally-prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.
The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.
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