Professor Anthony Haigh takes a Brit’s view on Ep. 3 of post-election Centre Point series
The 2016 presidential election cycle came to a close in November, but important discussions about political issues continue on the new post-election series of Centre Point, a podcast series in which Centre College faculty discuss a variety of topics. Listeners get a better understanding of political complexities as well as a glimpse of the fascinating conversations that take place in Centre classrooms every day.
In this third episode of the post-election series, host Bill Goodman talks with Professor of Dramatic Arts Anthony Haigh, a native of Britain, about a Brit’s view of the American presidential election. Haigh discusses such topics as his views about how education level and class impacted the outcome of the election and the problems facing “the left” in American politics.
Pre-election episodes of Centre Point featured Goodman talking with such Centre professors as Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Ben Knoll, Daniel Stroup and Beau Weston on such issues as polling the electorate, the theatricality of politics, teaching the 2016 election, the potential future impact of this election and how culture wars are shaping voter opinion. In upcoming episodes, Goodman will continue his conversations with these and other professors on such topics as the role of women in the 2016 presidential election, the global response to the election and the future of democracy in America, among other issues.
The Centre Point 2016 election series is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman, who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program and was recently named the new director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. He will begin his tenure at the Kentucky Humanities Council in January 2017. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.
New episodes of Centre Point will become available in the near future. To listen to the first series of episodes—and to have future episodes download directly to your electronic device as they become available—subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and SoundCloud. All past and future episodes of Centre Point will be available on these podcast platforms.
by Elizabeth Trollinger
December 12, 2016