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The McGovern Report

11 EpisodesProduced by Joel AllenWebsite

This podcast is the voice of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University. The McGovern Center is the living legacy of Sen. George and Eleanor McGovern, two of Dakota Wesleyan’s most prominent alumni. The McGovern Center builds on George and Eleanor’s lifelong … read more

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MR 1:11 Memories of George and Eleanor McGovern: A Conversation with John Solberg

August 3rd, 2020


John Solberg shares his memories of George and Eleanor McGovern.

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MR 1:10 Ruth Page Jones and the South Dakota Women's Suffrage Movement

July 27th, 2020


In 1918, the South Dakota legislature passed a bill granting women the right to vote. This extraordinary achievement did not occur after a few mild asks. Women had been campaigning vigorously for 100 years for this …

MR 1:9 A Conversation with Cici Schneider on Child Nutrition in the developing world and the Global Children Nutrition Foundation

July 20th, 2020


Cici Schneider graduated from DWU in 2018 with degrees in Psychology and Non-Profit Administration. She now works at the Global Child Nutrition …

MR 1:8 Climate Change and the Bible - A Conversation with David Hollis

July 13th, 2020


I'm re-publishing a conversation I had a few months ago with David Hollis about the Bible and Climate Change. Many folks who take the Bible seriously …

MR 1:7 Climate Change: The Challenge and the Solution - a Conversation with Paula Mazzer and Kayla Miller

June 29th, 2020


During this pandemic and racial unrest, we've almost forgotten about what is perhaps an even more threatening challenge - that of climate change. In …

MR 1:6 McGovern and the Social Gospel: A Conversation with Mark Lempke

June 22nd, 2020


Mark Lempke, Author of "My Brother's Keeper: George McGovern and Progressive Christianity" joins me today to discuss the influence of the social gospel on George McGovern and how this message might resonate today. Mark …

MR 1.5 A Conversation with Joel Reinesch about Criminal Justice and Police Reform

June 16th, 2020


We all watched the video in absolute horror. How could this police officer, charged to guard and protect, so casually murder an unarmed and …

MR 1:4 The COVID-19 Pandemic and Food Security in the Developing World: A Conversation with Don Messer and Andrew DeVaney

June 10th, 2020


We are all tired of talking about the pandemic! We've heard stories from every angle imaginable. Yet this episode covers an aspect that is going unreported in the American press, even though it is impacting millions of …

MR 1.3 Don Messer: Memories of George and Eleanor McGovern and Dr. Martin Luther King

June 5th, 2020


I've wanted to interview Don for some time. He's a perfect guest for this podcast and what an interesting life! He was president of Dakota Wesleyan …

MR 1:2 The Curious Case of South Dakota House Bill 1212

June 3rd, 2020


This podcast examines a recent experience I had advocating for South Dakota HB 1212 which would have added clergy to the list of mandatory reporters …

BC 1:1 DWU Cares Event

May 15th, 2020


In this episode, I've interviewed Ryan Chase and Anna Schwader about their leadership role in planning/transforming our Great Wesleyan Give Back day. …

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