Colleges President, Mark D. Gearan is regularly seen and heard out and about on campus. Recently, he added his voice to the airwaves as host of the President’s Radio Series, sponsored by the Current Affairs House (a student residence) and WEOS-FM, the campus radio station. His show features prominent call-in guests from a variety of backgrounds discussing current issues of local, state and national importance. The broadcast is open to the public and is led by student panelists with audience participation.
The President’s seventh Radio Show, "The 2008 Presidential Race: The Face of a Changing America," welcomed journalist Susan Page. Colleges President Gearan moderated student and faculty panelists including Professor Iva Deutchman and students from the College Republicans, College Democrats, Progressive Student Union and Current Affairs House. launch mp3
The President’s sixth Radio Show explored the new direction in American politics after the 2006 midterm elections. The show, "The New Congress: What’s Next?", featured national experts Joe Lockhart and John King LHD '06 as well as student panelists from the College Republicans, College Democrats, Progressive Student Union and the Current Affairs House. launch mp3
The President's fifth radio show welcomed Jamie Gorelick and Tony Reid '79 for “9/11: Five Years Later: Security, Press and Politics,” a show dealing with the fifth anniversary of the tragic event. Gorelick is the 9/11 Commissioner and a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr. Reid has spent 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post. From 1998 to 2006, he supervised the foreign copy desk, covering the Indonesian tsunami and the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. launch mp3
The President's fourth radio show welcomed Bob Marsh '82, Maralee Schwartz and Rep. Louise M. Slaughter for “In the Headlines,” a show dealing with current events. Marsh is the former special assistant for legislative affairs to former Chief of Staff Andy Card, is a lobbyist with the OBC group. Schwartz is the reporter/editor of Washington Post page 2, and Slaughter is a Democratic congresswoman for New York State. download mp3
The President's third radio show welcomed Donna Brazile and Torie Clarke to discuss "Women in Politics." Brazile, a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN's Inside Politics and American Morning, has served in various political offices in Washington. Clarke, also a CNN commentator, was most recently President George W. Bush's Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, responsible for embedding correspondents with military units in Operation Iraqi Freedom. download mp3
The November show welcomed Hugh Hewitt and Paul Begala. Hewitt, a prominent voice “from the right,” is a conservative talk show host and contributor to the Weekly Standard. He is better known on campus as President Gearan’s former Harvard University roommate. Begala is CNN’s voice "from the left," and a former co-host of Crossfire. His consulting firm, Carville and Begala, helped elect President Bill Clinton in 1992. Serving in the Clinton administration as counselor to the president, he helped define and defend the administration’s agenda and served as the principal public spokesman.
The first show welcomed callers Todd Purdum from the New York Times and retired federal Judge Herbert J. Stern ’58. They discussed the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. download mp3
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Susan Page is the Washington Bureau chief for USA Today, where she writes about the White House and national politics. She appears each week on "Eye on Washington," a public-affairs show syndicated on PBS, and often guest-hosts "The Diane Rehm Show," a public-affairs call-in program syndicated on 70 NPR stations.