Past Present Podcast: HBCUs, Rebecca Tuvel, and Commencement Speeches

University Commencement

In this week’s episode of Past Present, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Rebecca Tuvel controversy, and commencement speeches. HBCUs Donald Trump recently suggested that a federal program that finances construction projects on historically […]

Green Week: Rick Turoczy and Stephen Green on Growing Silicon Forest

Stephen Green interviews Rick Turoczy

Kicking off Green Week at Pregame HQ, Stephen Green interviewed Rick Turoczy, a founder of PIE PDX, the tech accelerator embedded at the headquarters of global creative agency Wieden+Kennedy. Rick’s recent work has moved away from physical educational space and into its own incubation. […]

Past Present Podcast: Milo & CPAC, Professor Politics, and Momastery

University

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate CPAC’s decision to disinvite Milo Yiannopoulos, legislation to require political balance in university faculties, and Christian blogger Momastery’s announcement of her lesbian engagement. Milo & CPAC The conservative organization CPAC disinvited […]

Past Present Podcast: Betsy DeVos, Executive Orders, and Playgrounds

school

In this week’s episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Betsy DeVos and school privatization, the uses of executive orders, and the growing call for more dangerous playgrounds. Betsy DeVos Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education has prompted […]

Past Present Podcast: Trump University, Pence and Hamilton, and Turkeys Gone Wild

Cast of Hamilton on Broadway Speech Mike Pence

In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Trump University fraud settlement, Mike Pence’s reception at Hamilton, and the wild turkey’s distaste for the wild.    Trump University Donald Trump’s lawyers reached a $25 million settlement in the lawsuits over […]

Past Present Podcast: Presidential Health, Free Pre-K, and Star Trek

Star Trek

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate secrecy and presidential health, New York City’s universal pre-kindergarten, and the legacy of Star Trek. Presidential Health Hillary Clinton’s team announced she has pneumonia after she fell ill at the 9/11 commemoration. Neil argued anxiety over […]