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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.

This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:

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Jun 2, 2020

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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.

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May 26, 2020

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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....


May 19, 2020

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Dr. Andrew Rabin, Professor of English at the University of Louisville, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss the history of plagues and pandemics.

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May 12, 2020

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Dr. Mark David Hall, Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics at George Fox University, joins McConnell Center Director Dr.  Gary L. Gregg II to discuss Christianity and the American Founding. This episode was recorded in September 2019.

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May 5, 2020

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McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II invites you to participate in our summer 2020 digital book club. He is joined by a few special guests who will be leading webinars at the end of each month, to introduce you to the book they’ll be covering in the series. Vist mcconnellcenter.org or the...