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

Photo: Alonso Nichols/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.