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By Stubblefield Institute
A Lively, Civil Discussion About Today’s Politics, presented by the Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications at Shepherd University in cooperation with WSHC-FM (89.7) The Stubblefield Institute, on behalf of its “Listen/Learn/Engage Initiative,” will produce a podcast program devoted to the discussion of critical political, policy, and cultural topics that often divide our nation.
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Part Two- Clean Sweep and What It Means
Welcome to Episode 9! This week is part two of a two-part topic focused on the Georgia run-off elections, the charge on Congress, and outlooks for 2021 and the future. Our host, David Welch, is joined this week with  Kelly Johnston, the 28th Secretary of the United States Senate, having served under Majority Leader Bob Dole. He is a member of the Stubblefield Institute Board of Advisors. Kelly discusses the future of the democratic and republican parties and how January 6th has affected the country. He also discusses his hopes for the country's future during these difficult times.  We would like to thank Kelly Johnston for joining us on part two of this topic. We would also like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and our assistant producer and editor, Bianca  Ison, and 89.7 WSHC FM.
27:14
January 23, 2021
Clean Sweep and What It Means- Part One
Welcome to Episode 8! This week is part one of a two part topic focused on the Georgia run off elections, the charge on Congress and outlooks for 2021 and the future. Our host, David Welch, is joined this week with Scott Widmeyer, founding partner of Finn Partners and public relations expert. Scott discusses the future of the democratic and republican parties and how January 6th has effected the country. He also discusses his hopes for the country's future during these difficult times.  We would like to thank Scott Widmeyer for joining us on this part one of this topic. We would also like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and our assistant producer and editor, Bianca Ison and 89.7 WSHC FM.
25:56
January 16, 2021
Ethics in Political Communication
Welcome to Episode 7. This week our host, David Welch, interviews Peter Loge, associate professor and director of external relations at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He continually promotes the study, practice, and teaching of ethics in political communication. Our guest discusses the importance of ethics and defining civility and ethics. We would like to thank our guest for joining us. We would  like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and our  assistant producer and editor Bianca Ison for all their hard work.
28:31
January 9, 2021
Homeless at Christmas
Welcome to Episode 6. This week host, David Welch, interviews Tony Russo, a former social worker in the Baltimore area, and Pastor Tim Guerino, superintendent for the Martinsburg Rescue Mission. Our guests discuss what homelessness is, the difficulty that some face overcoming being homeless and some testimonies of individuals overcoming homelessness. We would like to thank our guests for joining us. We would like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and our assistant producer and editor Bianca Ison for all their hard work.
29:22
December 19, 2020
American Politics in a COVID-19 World
Welcome to Episode 5. Join us this week as our host, David Welch, recaps a previous American Conversation Series Event, American Politics in a COVID-19 World. Panelists for this event included Amy Walter, Susan Glassner, and Ray Suarez. We would like to thank each of them for spending time with us. We would also like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and our assistant producer and editor Bianca Ison.
29:57
December 12, 2020
Fixing Congress
Welcome to Episode 4. Join us this week as our host, David Welch, recaps a previous American Conversation Series Event, Fixing Congress: a Conversation with Derek Kilmer and Tom Graves, Chair and Co-Chair of the Select Committee to Modernize Congress. Representative Kilmer and Representative Graves highlight the push for bipartisanship within Congress and other political leaders and what they've done to bridge that divide. We would like to thank Representative Kilmer and Representative Graves for spending time with us. We would also like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and our assistant producer and editor Bianca Ison.
29:05
December 5, 2020
A Republican and Democrat Get Married: Wait What?
Welcome to episode 3! In this episode, our host David Welch sits down with Delegate Jason Barrett and his wife Summer Barrett to discuss what marriage is like for a couple on opposite sides of the aisle. The couple discusses civility, political arguments, and how they handle backlash from their parties for marrying someone on the opposite side of the political aisle. We would like to thank the Barretts for spending some time discussing politics in the world we live in today and the challenges they face in this climate. We would like to thank our host, David Welch, our producer, Sarah Burke, and assistant producer, Bianca Ison.
29:34
November 28, 2020
Healthcare: An Issue of Our Time
Welcome back to Upstream Downstream! This week host, David Welch, recaps the American Conversation Series Event, Healthcare: An Issue of Our Time with panelists Len Nichols, Grace-Marie Turner, and Wendell Potter. The original event was moderated by Susan Dentzer. As always we'd like to thank our host David Welch our producer Sarah Burke and our assistant producer Bianca Ison for their hard work in creating this episode. 
25:11
November 21, 2020
Why An Institute
An institute founded on the premise of advocating civility in everyday life as well as politics. Who created this institute and why would they donate a million dollars to create this institute. Catch up with David Welch as he talks with Shepherd University President Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix and Drs. Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield as they explore the creation of the Stubblefield Institute.
28:23
November 14, 2020