New Centre Point post-election series begins with Lori Hartmann-Mahmud and Sara Egge talking women and politics
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 first of nine episodes in the post-election series of the Centre Point podcast, host Bill Goodman of KET talks with Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower Professor of International Studies Lori Hartmann-Mahmud (above, right) and Assistant Professor of History Sara Egge (above, left) about the role of women in the presidential election. Among the topics Egge and Hartmann-Mahmud discuss are what drew women voters to support each candidate this year and what potential qualities the first woman president of the United States might need to possess.
Pre-election episodes of Centre Point featured Goodman talking with Centre professors Tony Haigh, 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. 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. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.
by Elizabeth Trollinger
December 9, 2016