Our fifteenth interview features William Johnson, the Georgia S. Banker Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. We discuss the minimum wage, including its history, its effects on the economy, and the policy implications for low-income households.
Our fourteenth interview features Professor Xiaoyuan Liu, who teaches East Asian Studies and History at the University of Virginia. We discuss the influence of China’s history in the 20th century particularly the Cold War, his background growing up under Chairman Mao, and his personal identity in academia.
Our thirteenth interview features Daniel Dennett, a philosopher and cognitive scientist often cited as one of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism" and a professor at Tufts University. We discuss philosophy & psychology, New Atheism, the Brights Movement, and TED Talks.
Our twelfth interview features Jordy Yager, a freelance journalist reporting from Charlottesville. We discuss journalism on the national and local level, the issues of race and politics in Charlottesville, and homelessness.
Our eleventh interview features Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse. We discuss his background, his recently published book, thoughts on conservative ideology, pressing issues facing the country, and the recently passed tax reform bill.
Our tenth interview features William Inboden, Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security and Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. We discuss the changing international nature of the US presidency, religious freedom, and the increasing military threats of China and Russia.
Our ninth interview features Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker and an on-air contributor for CNN. We discuss his background, the media's relationship with government, and online journalism.
Our eighth interview features Justice Mims, the hundredth justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. We discuss his background, judicial philosophy, and the Virginia State Constitution.
Our seventh interview features Ed Gillespie, who is the Republican nominee for Virginia Governor. We discuss the state of the Republican Party, redistricting, youth voter turnout, and his ads on MS-13.
Our sixth interview features William Antholis, the Director and CEO of the Miller Center. We discuss his views on climate change, the growth of India and China, and the first year of the Trump administration.
Our fifth interview features Tom Garrett, the current Republican United States Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. We discuss his time in office thus far, as well as his views on Congress and its contemporary role.
Our fourth interview features Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, who is currently running for Governor of Virginia on the Democratic ticket in 2017. We discuss his positions on redistricting and campaign finance reform, as well as his legislative and executive achievements.
Our third interview features President Teresa Sullivan, the 8th President and first female President of the University of Virginia. We discuss her tenure at the helm of the University and her vision of the University's future.
Our second interview features Professor Saikrishna Prakash, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. We discuss his work on the separation of powers and the modern Presidency.
Our first interview features Teresa M. Bejan, an Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford. We discuss her new research on civility and modern discourse.