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podcast: “can young people revive civic engagement?”

Facebook17 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 17(LaGuardia Airport) Michael Berkman, Chris Beem, and Jenna Spinelle from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State recently interviewed me for their podcast series, “Democracy Works.” We talked about young people, the 2018 election, and social movements. … Continue reading

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talking about student activism on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley

Facebook3 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 3I was on WGBH’s “Under the Radar” today with host Callie Crossley and an excellent student activist named Victoria Massey, who is a senior at Charlestown High School and a member of the Hyde Square Task Force community organizing … Continue reading

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talking about teens and the 2018 election

Facebook45 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 45While traveling to Orlando to talk about civic education, I’ll post two recent links. First is today’s episode of “On Point” from NPR. The guests are three teenagers who are running for governor in Kansas (which imposes … Continue reading

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civic life and health research

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9This is an online lecture (video, slides, and discussion questions) entitled “Civic Life and Health Research.” It’s offered by, and thanks to, the Tufts Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), where I hold a research professorship. Dr. Thomas Concannon introduces … Continue reading

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The “civic state of the union”

Facebook30 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 30This is the video from the “Civic State of the Union” on March 7 at Tisch College. The participants are Mara Liasson, National Political Correspondent for NPR and contributor to Fox News; Robert D. Putnam, political scientist, Professor … Continue reading

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discussing civics on BYU Radio

Facebook7 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 7I enjoyed a conversation with Dr. Matt Townsend yesterday on the topic of civic education. Here is the audio. Dr. Matt’s show has a national audience and is devoted to “talking about good.” We discussed the importance of … Continue reading

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prospects for civic media after 2016

Facebook15 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 15Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice is a new book edited by Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis. I contributed the introductory chapter, “Democracy in the Digital Age.” On Nov. 16, I joined Eric, Paul, Ethan Zuckerman (MIT), Colin Rhinesmith (Simmons), Beth Coleman … Continue reading

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podcast on civic education and engagement in Catholic communities

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13Here, starting at minute 39, is my recent conversation with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, New York, on his SiriusXM Radio Show, “Just Love.” We talked about why Millennials volunteer so much (I named a combination of … Continue reading

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what the Sanders youth phenomenon means for the future

Facebook32 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 32(En route from NYC to DC) Early reports from the New Hampshire exit polls suggest that Sen. Sanders won about 8 in 10 voters under 30. Follow CIRCLE tomorrow for exclusive estimates of the size of the … Continue reading

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PACE Webinar on America’s Civic Renewal Movement

Facebook17 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 17Today, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) hosted a webinar on “America’s Civic Renewal Movement.” I was a speaker along with: Eric Liu, Citizen University Kelly Born, Hewlett Foundation Joan Blades, Living Room Conversations Kristen Cambell, PACE … Continue reading

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