In this week’s podcast, we present Ronald Reagan’s famous October 27, 1964, “A Time For Choosing” speech. Let’s listen.

Gerald Seib is the executive Washington Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  He joined the Dallas bureau of the WSJ as a reporter in 1978 and transferred to the DC bureau in 1980.  He covered the Ronald Reagan White House in 1987 and 1988 and won the Aldo Beckman award for coverage of the White House and the presidency.  Mr. Seib was also part of the team from the Wall Street Journal that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news category for its coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks. On August 25, 2020, Gerald Seib’s book, “We Should Have Seen It Coming; From Reagan to Trump – a Front Row Seat to a Political Revolution” was published.  The book chronicles the rise, climax, and decline of one of the great political movements in American history—the forty-year reign of the conservative movement, from the election of Ronald Reagan to the Republican Party’s takeover by Donald Trump During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director, John Heubusch, Gerald Seib discusses his book, which Rahm Emanuel calls a “thoughtful analysis of the recent historical trends that led us to today.”

During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Sarah Huckabee Sanders discusses her new memoir, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House,” a book she summaries as the story of her challenges of being a working mom at the highest level of American politics, and her role in the historic fight raging between the Trump administration and its critics for the future of our country.”

“The dreams of people may differ, but everyone wants their dreams to come true…And America, above all places, gives us the freedom to do that, the freedom to reach out and make our dreams come true.” If you search President Reagan’s speeches and papers, you will find hundreds of references to the American Dream.  Let’s listen now to his 1982 address to the nation on the economy, where he talks about the importance of renewing the American dream. Let’s listen.

Dr. Jamel Wright is the 27th President of Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater. She is also the first woman and African American to lead the 165-year-old institution. Dr. Wright has led the effort to update Eureka College’s strategic plan, enhance communications, overhaul the Title IX policy and processes on sexual discrimination, work collaboratively with human resources to examine and refine hiring practices and establish strategic community partnerships. During the virtual conversation with Ronald Reagan Institute Director of Learning and Leadership, Janet Tran, Dr. Wright discusses President Reagan’s formative years at Eureka, President Reagan’s early advocacy for racial equality, and the challenges posed by COVID19 to higher education.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present bestselling author and Fox News Host Sean Hannity who joined us in a virtual conversation on August 5, 2020.  This was a long-awaited event for us, as his last visit was in 2010 when he launched his previous book, “Conservative Victory.”

On September 7, 1988, President Reagan issued Proclamation 5851 calling out the week of September 17th as Citizenship Day and Constitution Week. Let’s now listen to President Reagan’s remarks at the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States Constitution on September 16, 1987.

As we think of 9-11, we cannot forget, we cannot be complacent, and we most certainly cannot let the terrorists win.  Ronald Reagan said it best:“When terrorism strikes, civilization itself is under attack; no nation is immune.  There’s no safety in silence or neutrality.  If we permit terrorism to succeed anywhere, it will spread like a cancer, eating away at civilized societies and sowing fear and chaos everywhere…the United States can be proud of the role that it plays in that struggle…In our time, it’s terrorism that must be overcome.”

Today’s “Words to Live By” honors the 19th anniversary of 9-11.  We remember today not only to honor the almost 3000 innocent souls who lost their lives that day and the other 6000 people who were injured but to send an irrefutable message to those who perpetrated this unthinkable crime that we will never forget and our resolve to continue the fight for freedom will only get stronger. Let’s start with three quotes from President Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Address. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present bestselling author and Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld who joined us in a virtual conversation on July 24, 2020. During this virtual conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Greg speaks about his new book, entitled, “The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self Help.”

President Reagan truly desired to reach across the aisle to work together with other politicians, and would work with anyone no matter the political differences. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present former Trump Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland who joined us in a virtual conversation on August 10, 2020. The Reagan Foundation had been working with her office since 2016 trying to create an event and one had finally been planned for July 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic shut down event venues and we had to postpone our event.  Thankfully for us – and all our listeners — she agreed to do it virtually and earlier this month she joined the Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director to discuss her bestselling book, “Revolution: Trump, Washington and ‘We The People.’ Let’s listen. 

Ben C. Sutton, Jr., is an entrepreneur, culture builder, and philanthropist from North Carolina. Credited for inventing the college sports media business as it is known today, Mr. Sutton sold his first company, ISP Sports, to IMG College in 2010. He is currently founder and chairman of Teall Capital Partners, a private equity firm with investments in innovative, high-growth brands and services.

Mr. Sutton, often cited as one of the most powerful figures in sports and entertainment, is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (highest civilian honor in North Carolina), and the University of South Carolina lifetime achievement award. He has also been inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame, and the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Hall of Fame. In addition to serving as chairman and/or director of the six Teall Capital portfolio companies, he serves on the boards of Wake Forest University, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, the White House Historical Association, the National Football Foundation, the PGA Tour First Tee Foundation, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Foundation, and others.

In this week’s podcast, we begin by presenting President Reagan’s Address on the Upcoming Soviet-United States Summit Meeting in Geneva, delivered on November 14, 1985. Let’s listen.

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present our virtual conversation with Congressman Carl Curbelo, the son of political refugees who fled tyranny and oppression in Cuba, rising to hold office in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Congressman representing Florida’s 26th congressional district. Congressman Curbelo joined our Reagan Institute Policy Director Rachel Huff for a conversation on how conservatives should approach climate change and how his bipartisan approach to politics stems from Reaganite principles.

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In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present the Chairman of the National Governors Association and the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.  This podcast is from our virtual conversation with Governor Hogan from July 28, 2020 – the actual launch date for his brand-new book – entitled, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” Let’s listen.

In this week’s podcast, we present President Reagan’s remarks accepting the Presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas on August 23, 1984. Let’s listen.

Our next event in our virtual series was with New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor, who has written twenty thrillers including Blowback which was named “one of the top 100 killer thrillers of all time” and The Lions of Lucerne which was named “one of the best political thrillers ever.” In his latest book, Near Dark: A Thriller, his hero, Scot Harvath, discovers that the world’s largest bounty has been placed on him.  His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. During this virtual conversation with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Brad Thor discusses his latest book, as well as real threats facing the world today. Let’s listen:

Almost as soon as the Inaugural ceremony was over, President Reagan set his sights on Capitol Hill. From day one, he and his team worked tirelessly to get Congress to pass legislation to put the economy back on track. Even a near-fatal assassination attempt did not slow him down. Nine months into his presidency he delivered remarks on the program for economic recovery at a White House reception for Members of Congress. Let’s listen.

On July 16, 1980, Ronald Reagan secured the nomination for the Republican Party, formally accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Detroit Michigan on July 17, 1980. Let’s listen.