TOPICS: Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty, Mike Gonzalez’s THE PLOT TO CHANGE AMERICA, & Hillsdale In D.C.’s James Madison Fellowship for Young Professionals

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics, Adam Carrington, about recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issues of religious liberty. Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, discusses his new book THE PLOT TO CHANGE AMERICA. And Matt Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations & Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale in D.C., introduces us to the James Madison Fellowship for Young Professionals.

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TOPICS: The Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis, what COVID and the recent riots tell us about our understanding of the Declaration, and the life of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations & Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. campus, about the Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis. Ken Masugi, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, speaks about his recent essay, “Have COVID-19 and the Riots Exposed How We Destroyed the Declaration?” And we talk with Paul Rahe from Hillsdale’s history department about the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, on this the week of the 215th anniversary of his birth.

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TOPICS: George Orwell, the new film UNCLE TOM, humanistic psychology, and “Why We Love Sports”

Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale’s Dow Journalism Program, about George Orwell and his impact on language and journalism. Nationally syndicated radio host Larry Elder discusses a new film on which he serves as executive producer, UNCLE TOM. Collin Barnes, from Hillsdale’s psychology department, tells us about humanistic psychology. And, with MLB games resuming, we hear excerpts from a 2017 lecture on Hillsdale campus by the late Michael Novak titled “Why We Love Sports”.

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TOPICS: Biden’s electric vehicle plan, COVID’s affect on private schools, what Americanization does to Catholicism, and cancel culture in newsrooms

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about Joe Biden’s plan for an electric vehicle fleet. Lindsey Burke with the Heritage Foundation explains what COVID-19 is doing to private schools across the country. Daryl Hart, Hillsdale distinguished associate professor of history, talks about Catholicism in America. And Maria Servold, assistant director of Hillsdale’s Dow Journalism program, tells us about “cancel culture” in newsrooms.

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TOPICS: The dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse, the Administrative State, and “The Wind in the Willows”

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale physics professor Timothy Dolch about the dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse. John Marini, author of “Unmasking the Administrative State” discusses the existential threat of the administrative state to our republic. And Dan Coupland, from Hillsdale’s education department, walks us through “The Wind and the Willows”

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TOPICS: The Declaration & its relevance today, the American Founding, and American Greatness

In this special Independence Day edition of the show, host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale In D.C., about the Declaration of Independence and its relevance today. Hillsdale professor of history Paul Rahe takes us back to the American Founding. And we hear portions of a 2019 lecture by noted author and national radio host Dennis Prager on American Greatness and American Culture.

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TOPICS: Plans for a “100% Clean Energy” economy, the false narrative of life vs. economy, and the fiction of Flannery O’Connor

Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, associate professor of economics at Hillsdale, about Joe Biden’s pledge to move to a “100% Clean Energy” economy. Lee Habeeb of Salem Media and “Our American Stories” discusses his recent essay on the false media narrative of life vs. the economy. And Hillsdale English professor Michael Jordan dives into the fiction of Flannery O’Connor.

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TOPICS: Reshaping the courts, the lack of preparedness of U.S. health agencies, Isocrates & rhetoric, and preventing sexual exploitation.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about what it means when we say President Trump is “reshaping the courts.” We share portions of a lecture from Mark Hemingway of RealClearInvestigations on the lack of preparedness of U.S. health agencies when it came to COVID-19. Ethan Stoneman, from Hillsdale’s Rhetoric and Public Address department, discusses Isocrates and rhetoric. And Haley McNamara, a 2015 graduate of the College, talks about her experience at Hillsdale and her work with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

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TOPICS: The social justice endgame, Walt Whitman, & socialism in American history.

Host Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, assistant professor and research fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about his recent essay on the social justice endgame. Kelly Scott Franklin, from Hillsdale’s English department, introduces us to Walt Whitman. And we hear excerpts from a recent lecture on Hillsdale’s campus by John Steele Gordon regarding socialism in American history.

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TOPICS: Standardized testing, vote-by-mail plans, classic children’s literature, & returning to teach at Hillsdale

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale history professor Paul Rahe about two recent essays on the use of standardized tests in the admissions process. Hans von Spakovsy from the Heritage Foundation discusses the dangers of vote-by-mail proposals. Dan Coupland, from Hillsdale’s education department, introduces us to a new online course covering classic children’s literature. And Matt Gaetano tells us what it’s like to attend Hillsdale and then return as a professor.

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TOPICS: The coronavirus and the Constitution, “Above The Law The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump,” and Walker Percy

Host Scot Bertram shares portions of a conversation among Hillsdale politics professors regarding the coronavirus and the Constitution. Featured are Kevin Portteus, Adam Carrington, & Thomas West. Former Acting Attorney General of the United States Matthew Whitaker takes us through his new book, “Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump”. And Hillsdale English professor David Whalen introduces us to American writer Walker Percy.

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TOPICS: The ramifications of economic shutdown, defending the Electoral College, and a visit to Netherlands American Cemetery

Host Scot Bertram shares a conversation between Hillsdale president Dr. Larry Arnn and Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors, about the ramifications of economic shutdown. Trent England joins the show to discuss his new book WHY WE MUST DEFEND THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. And on Memorial Day weekend, Tom Conner, former professor of history at Hillsdale, takes us on a tour of Netherlands American Cemetery.

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TOPICS: China and the Coronavirus, Andrew Klavan’s THE NIGHTMARE FEAST, Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, and working in political communications.

Host Scot Bertram shares a portion of a conversation between Hillsdale president Dr. Larry Arnn and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton regarding China and the coronavirus. Andrew Klavan talks about his latest book and conservatives in entertainment. Lorraine Murphy concludes her series of the novels of Jane Austen as we talk PERSUASION. And Ian Fury ’15 joins the show to discuss his role in political communications and the impact Hillsdale is having in D.C.

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TOPICS: National Charter School Week, China and COVID-19, & research taking place on Hillsdale’s campus

Host Scot Bertram talks with Kathleen O’Toole, Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale College, about National Charter School Week and what the Barney Charter School Initiative is all about. Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation discusses China and COVID-19. And Timothy Dolch, from Hillsdale’s physics department, introduces us to research taking place here on the College’s campus.

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TOPICS: Civics education, the downfall of the New York Times, & pressures on small, rural hospitals due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Khalil Habib, associate professor of politics at Hillsdale, about the need for civics education in our high schools. Michael Goodwin, chief political columnist at the New York post and Fox News/Fox Business contributor, explains the downfall of the New York Times. And Jeremiah J. Hodshire, vice president and COO of Hillsdale Hospital (Hillsdale ’99), explains the economic pressures put upon small, rural hospitals due to COVID-19 restrictions put in place by various Governors.

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TOPICS: THE CASE FOR TRUMP now in paperback, Yves Simon on education, and Michigan’s executive orders

Host Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson about the paperback release of his book, THE CASE FOR TRUMP. Hillsdale’s Ben Beier discusses Yves Simon and his thoughts on education. And Robert Norton walks us through a recent op-ed on the executive orders put in place by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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TOPICS: The left’s push to ban fracking, the European model of socialism, THE CREATION OF ADAM, and teaching science at home

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about the consequences of a potential ban on fracking in the U.S. Christopher Caldwell, senior fellow with the Claremont Institute, teaches us about the European model of socialism. Barbara Bushey, from Hillsdale’s art department, gives us details on THE CREATION OF ADAM. And Becky Holland, from the Barney Charter School Initiative, returns to help us teach science at home.

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TOPICS: Right To Work laws, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Ernest Hemingway, & teaching classical education at home

Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, from Hillsdale’s economics department, about the fight over Right to Work laws in the U.S. Arthur Herman, senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, digs into the life of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Hillsdale English professor Ben Whalen talks about Ernest Hemingway. And Becky Holland from Hillsdale’s Barney Charter School Initiative helps with tips for classical education teaching at home.

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TOPICS: The history of Major League Baseball, AMERICA’S REVOLUTIONARY MIND, Thomas Aquinas, & a 1983 alum of Hillsdale College.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Paul Moreno about the history of Major League Baseball. C. Bradley Thompson walks us through his new book AMERICA’S REVOLUTIONARY MIND: A MORAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE DECLARATION THAT DEFINED IT. Lee Cole, from Hillsdale’s philosophy department introduces us to Thomas Aquinas. And the Rev. Dawn Steglemann, Hillsdale Class of ’83, tells us about her journey after graduation.

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TOPICS: Special three-week session of Hillsdale’s online U.S. history course, CONVICTION MACHINE, & tips and advice for both parents and teachers working with students at home

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s director of online learning Kyle Murnen about a special three-week session of Hillsdale’s online U.S. history course, Sidney Powell walks us through her new book, CONVICTION MACHINE. And Kathleen O’Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale, provides some tips and advice for both parents and teachers working with students who now find themselves at home.

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