Karl Rove speaks into a microphone in a lecture hall at Tufts University.
Episode 36:

Karl Rove and Election Strategies

How much credit should political advisor Karl Rove get for Donald Trump’s White House win? In 2016, Rove — the man who helped architect George W. Bush’s successful gubernatorial and presidential campaigns — gave candidate Trump a lesson on how he did it. In this episode, Rove, who served as Bush’s senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, also talks about how the Republican Party has changed since his time in the White House — and what kind of Democrat could beat Donald Trump in 2020.

Bill Weld, former Governor of Massachusetts, speaks into a microphone.

Photo: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University

Episode 35:

A Republican Voice of Dissent

Now a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, the former Massachusetts governor visited Tufts recently as a participant in a Presidential Town Hall hosted by the Tisch College of Civic Life. In this episode, he talks about his stance on immigration and impeachment and his plan to win the nomination.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor stands holding a microphone as she speaks to a room of students.

Photo: Anna Miller/Tufts University

Episode 34:

Justice Sotomayor: 'If You Deal With People Out of Respect, You Can Disagree Agreeably'

Tufts students have a wide-ranging conversation with Justice Sotomayor as she addresses a crowd of almost 3,000 at the university in September, sharing a variety of advice and insights about the need for diversity of life experiences on the Court, the power of confidence, and the importance of listening to others, even if we don’t agree with them.

Congressman Beto O'Rourke holds a microphone and waves as he speaks into a crowd.

Photo: Anna Miller/Tufts University

Episode 33:

Beto O'Rourke on Cybersecurity, the Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. Border and More

A candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, Beto O’Rourke visited Tufts recently, as a participant in a Presidential Town Hall hosted by the Tisch College of Civic Life. There, Tufts students and young alumni posed questions about the congressman’s stance on issues ranging from cybersecurity to universal health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Republican Congressman Will Hurd speaks into a microphone.

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Episode 32:

Congressman Will Hurd on Crossing the Political Divide

Tufts undergraduate George Behrakis interviews Will Hurd, a Republican Texas Congressman leaving the House of Representatives next year, about his now-famous livestreamed road trip with fellow Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, the lessons Hurd learned from his experiences in the CIA, and his decision not to seek reelection in 2020.