With Election Day 2016 drawing closer, important discussions about political issues continue on Centre Point, an eight-part podcast series in which Centre College faculty discuss the pertinent issues. 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 the seventh episode of Centre Point, host Bill Goodman talks with Dr. Dina Badie, assistant professor of politics and international studies, about American foreign policy at the end of President Barack Obama’s tenure. Badie examines the importance of foreign policy in the 2016 election cycle and America’s potential role in future international issues.
Earlier episodes of Centre Point heard Goodman speak with Centre professors Tony Haigh, Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Ben Knoll, Daniel Stroup and Beau Weston on such issues as the theatricality of politics, teaching the 2016 election, the potential future impact of this election and how culture wars are shaping the electorate. The final episode, to be released in coming days, will continue this exploration of politics through the lens of different topics.
The Centre Point 2016 election series is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman, who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.
More episodes of Centre Point will become available continually through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. To listen to the first six 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 eight episodes of Centre Point will be available on these podcast platforms.
by Elizabeth Trollinger
November 3, 2016