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Looking Forward: Implications of President Reagan's Peace Through Strength Policies Today

President Reagan hated war. He wanted to prevent war. And in the event he ever had to use force, it would be to advance freedom – and not to conquer. President Reagan sought peace, and he understood that peace requires strength. It is strength that tyrants respect. It is strength that enemies understand. It is strength that keeps the peace. As a guiding philosophy, “Peace Through Strength” is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. In this Reagan Forum podcast we look back at our 80th anniversary of D-Day commemoration event held on June 6, 2024. The specific panel in this podcast focuses on where we need our leaders to rediscover and recommit to President Reagan’s philosophy. The Wall Street Journal’s Kate Bachelder Odell moderated a conversation with Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Burt, who was with Ronald Reagan in Normandy, Frank Lavin, who served as Ronald Reagan’s White House Director of Political Affairs—and later served as ambassador to Singapore under President George W. Bush, and Matt Kroenig, who is Vice President and Senior Director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and a Georgetown professor.
7/18/202455 minutes, 34 seconds
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Looking Back: D-Day and President Reagan's 1984 Speech

It was June 6, 1984. President Reagan delivered two speeches that day to honor the 40th anniversary of D-Day. People forget that there were two speeches. Of course, there’s the “Pointe du Hoc” speech, and then his other remarks at Omaha Beach. There, he honored those who fought, those who died and those who returned. Lisa Zanatta Henn was there that day in 1984, keeping a promise she made to her father, and she joined us at the Reagan Library on June 6, 1984 to honor the 80th anniversary of D-Day. She sat on a panel alongside Jim Kuhn, Assistant to the President in the Reagan White House, who was in Normandy in June of ‘84. They were also joined by Cameron Toor, a recent veteran of the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment. They were joined on stage in conversation with presidential historian, bestselling author and Rice University Professor Douglas Brinkley.
7/11/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fireside Chat with Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Last month we shared with you our two panels and our one Keynote Fireside Chat as part of our June 5, 2024 event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of President Ronald Reagan. This month we turn to our panels and Keynote Fireside Chat that were held at the Reagan Library on June 6, 2024, on the day the country and the world commemorated the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. This occasion was marked brilliantly by President Reagan 40 years ago on that day in 1984 when he delivered two memorable and moving speeches, one of which highlighted the selfless and heroic actions of the “boys of Pointe du Hoc.” During our programs, we heard from people who were with President Reagan in France that day, as well as discussion around President Reagan’s steadfast support of our allies and the “Peace Through Strength” policy he championed. Our day ended with a lively and fascinating conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and now Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. It is this conversation with Dr. Rice we will cover in today’s Reagan Forum podcast. During this hour-long discussion, Dr. Rice sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Board Chairman Fred Ryan. The two discussed the importance of looking back at D-Day, our nation’s military today, the political environment of today, including the wars in Ukraine and Israel and the threat Taiwan faces from China, the importance of bi-partisanship and working with Allied Nations, and so much more.
7/4/20241 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Fireside Chat with Ben Mulroney and Carol Thatcher

As we have been sharing with you all month, we gathered at the Reagan Library on June 5, 2024, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of President Reagan.  The day was a meaningful opportunity to reflect on our 40th President’s legacy and its enduring impact to this day and beyond.  We began with a special ceremony to honor this 20-year milestone.  From there, we heard from many who served in the Reagan Administration, discussing both his domestic and foreign policies, and how they continue to shape the world.  We concluded the day with a special after dinner conversation with Peggy Noonan and the children of two of President Reagan’s closest friends and allies on the world stage, Margaret Thatcher and Brian Mulroney. In today’s Reagan Forum Podcast we focus on our keynote fireside chat.  When talking about President Reagan’s legacy, it is impossible to not intertwine it with his allies and his friends. Including former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.  Three greats who are now gone. Gone—and missed more than ever, as the world longs for their unique brand of decisive, principled leadership. In our final reflection on the life, death and legacy of President Ronald Reagan, we were so deeply honored that two children of these leaders agreed to be a part of our program.  In our keynote fireside chat, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Peggy Noonan sat down in conversation with Carol Thatcher and Ben Mulroney. No one else could possibly offer a perspective like theirs on two of President Reagan’s greatest allies.
6/27/202448 minutes, 17 seconds
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Leadership Abroad: Peace Through Strength

As we shared with you last week, we gathered at the Reagan Library on June 5, 2024, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of President Reagan. The day was a meaningful opportunity to reflect on our 40th President’s legacy and its enduring impact to this day and beyond. In a CBS piece that aired the night of President Reagan’s death, Leslie Stahl concluded, quote, “Ending the Cold War will certainly be how he is remembered most in history.” If that was President Reagan’s crowning foreign policy achievement, then Peace Through Strength was his most important guiding philosophy. As such, in today’s Reagan Forum Podcast we focus on the second panel from our June 5th event – Leadership Abroad: Peace Through Strength. The panel was moderated by Fox News’s Guy Benson.  He sat down in discussion with Former UN Ambassador and President Reagan’s Arms Control Director Ken Adelman, who is also the author of Reagan at Reykjavik, Paula Dobriansky, who served as director of European and Soviet Affairs on the Reagan National Security Council, Professor William Inboden, now of the University of Florida, the author of The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink, and KT McFarland, former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor in the Reagan White House. During the hour-long panel, they discussed President Reagan’s legacy, if we are still heeding his example, and how his Peace Through Strength Initiatives still impact us today.
6/20/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Leadership at Home: Morning in America

We gathered at the Reagan Library on June 5, 2024, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of President Reagan. The day was a meaningful opportunity to reflect on our 40th President’s legacy and its enduring impact to this day and beyond. In today’s Reagan Forum Podcast, we focus on the first panel from our June 5th event – Leadership at Home: Morning in America. The panel was moderated by veteran journalist Ann Compton – who covered President Reagan at the White House. She sat down in discussion with Andy Card who served as Special Assistant to President Reagan and, of course, later as Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Influential economist Dr. Art Laffer who served as a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, and Stephen Moore, the widely read economic advisor and commentator, who served in the Reagan administration Office of Management and Budget. During the hour-long panel, they discussed President Reagan and his economic policies, how they impacted America in the 1980s, and how they’re still relevant today.
6/13/20241 hour, 15 seconds
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Carlos Lozada

On May 29, 2024, the Reagan Foundation hosted a virtual event with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Carlos Lozada for a discussion of his latest book, The Washington Book, which explores how people in power reveal themselves through their books and writings and, in so doing, illuminates the personal, political, and cultural conflicts driving Washington and the nation. It explores the construction of personal identity, the delusions of leadership, and that mix of subservience and ambition that can define a life in politics. During the program, Carlos sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller.
6/6/20241 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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Memorial Day 2024

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present our Memorial Day Commemoration held at the Reagan Library just three days ago.  Each year the Reagan Library holds a special program that honors the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This year, we were honored to have as our keynote Michael Blassie’s sister, United States Air Force Colonel Patricia Blassie (retired). Our program also included a flyover, a Color Guard, live music, and remarks by Gold Star Family Member Tony Cordero.
5/30/202438 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ed O'Keefe

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Ed O’Keefe, the CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, for his latest book, The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt: The Women Who Created a President. During this virtual event, Ed sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Education and Program Officer Richard Schroeder to discuss his book.
5/23/20241 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Anita McBride, Diana Carlin, and Nancy Kegan Smith

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present three co-authors – Anita McBride, Diana Carlin, and Nancy Kegan Smith – who joined us at the Reagan Library on May 8, 2024, to discuss their new book, Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America’s History-Making Women. The discussion surrounded their groundbreaking book, showcasing the evolutionary role of the First Lady and its historical importance in the American presidency. They shine a light on the influential women who broke barriers and made a mark on our country and, at times, our world, during their tenures in the White House. Anita McBride's White House service spans two decades and three presidential administrations. She served as director of White House Personnel under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and as director of the U.S. Speaker's Bureau at the United States Information Agency. She then served as assistant to President George W. Bush and chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush. Diana Carlin co-founded the First Ladies Association for Research and Education. Nancy Kegan Smith is the retired Director of the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives and Records Administration. She is vice president of the First Ladies Association for Research and Education. During their visit, the three co-authors sat down with the Reagan Foundation and Institute President and CEO Dave Trulio to discuss their book.
5/16/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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GOP Foreign Policy

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present our Reaganism Podcast on GOP Foreign Policy. During the podcast, Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim sat down with Dr. Matthew Kroenig who serves as the Vice President and Senior Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, and with Dan Negrea who serves as the Senior Director of the Freedom and Prosperity Center at the Atlantic Council. They discuss Dr. Kroenig and Mr. Nagrea’s new book, “We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War.” This book provides a blueprint for Republican policymakers to engage with and win the great power competition with Communist China.
5/9/202446 minutes, 56 seconds
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AI, Autonomy, and Defense

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present our Reaganism Podcast on AI, Autonomy, and Defense. During the podcast, Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim sat down with Doug Cameron, a reporter who covers the global aerospace and defense industry and the airline sector in The Wall Street Journal’s Chicago bureau. During their conversation, they discussed Collaborative Combat Aircraft, the National Defense Industrial Strategy, emerging technologies, and the future of warfare.
5/2/202443 minutes, 10 seconds
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Behind the Scenes at the Reagan Library

For today’s Reagan Forum podcast, we are going behind the scenes to share some of the inside stories of what we do here at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. The Reagan Library opened on November 4, 1991, but the groundbreaking was held three years earlier, in November 1988. November 21, 2023, marked the 35th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Reagan Library and Museum. To commemorate the day, the Foundation put together a video of how the Library was built and why Simi Valley was chosen.
4/25/202426 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Honorable Kathleen Hicks

On March 20, 2024, the Reagan Institute held its second annual National Security Innovation Base Summit in Washington, D.C. The event convened prominent thought leaders, current and former public officials, investors, and representatives of the most innovative industry and technology companies to discuss the important issues facing our annual National Security Innovation Base ecosystem. The program also unveiled the second iteration of its groundbreaking National Security Innovation Base Report Card which measures the health, effectiveness, and resilience of this ecosystem and provides recommendations for improvement. The program’s keynote was the Honorable Kathleen Hicks, the 35th Deputy Secretary of Defense. Following her remarks, she sat down in conversation with Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim.
4/18/202438 minutes, 24 seconds
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Active vs. Activist Citizenship

During his farewell address to the nation on January 11, 1989, President Reagan said, “An informed patriotism is what we want. And are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world?” Today, the Reagan Institute’s Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity stands at the nexus of civics and education policy answering President Reagan’s call for an “informed patriotism” to ensure for a prosperous future for America. Educators and organizations committed to civic learning and engagement often feel hesitant, fearing they'll be labeled political. Meanwhile, parents may wonder about the distinction between active participation and advocacy, and whether their child's teacher is equipped to navigate these waters. To discuss these topics, the Reagan Institute held an online forum on March 13, 2024, specifically to discuss how to foster informed and engaged citizens in today's polarized climate. The panel took a deep dive into the nuances of "active citizenship" versus "activist citizenship," exploring how these concepts intersect and sometimes clash in educational settings.
4/11/202459 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Best of President Reagan's Humor

Just a few days ago, the nation celebrated April Fool’s Day. Although the day has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar (which begins its new year around April 1 each year) to the Gregorian calendar (which begins its new year on January 1 each year). People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April fools.” Today it’s become a day for pranks, hoaxes, and jokes. And no one loved a good joke more than President Reagan. So we thought we’d spend today’s Reagan Forum podcast celebrating the best of President Reagan and his humor.
4/4/202427 minutes, 49 seconds
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Craig Shirley

On March 8, 2024, the Reagan Foundation hosted a virtual event with bestselling author Craig Shirley. Craig Shirley is the author of four critically praised bestselling books on President Reagan, Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All, Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America, Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. He joined us on March 8 to discuss his latest book on Ronald Reagan, The Search for Reagan: The Appealing Intellectual Conservatism of Ronald Reagan. The new book chronicles what Craig Shirley believes is the untold secret of Reagan's success: strong moral compassion and the vast but underrated intellect of a philosopher-president. "A true leader has a moral, physical, and intellectual presence," Craig said. He continued, “I was in the room with Reagan many, many times. He was always the one person in the room who was the moral, physical, and intellectual leader." During the program, Craig Shirley sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller.
3/21/202449 minutes
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Youth Town Hall 2024

At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, our education programs are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of citizen leaders. Each year, we work with thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students from across the country to help foster the engaged, informed citizens that President Reagan knew were so vital to a healthy America. In keeping with our vision of promoting civic engagement, on February 26, 2024 we were honored to once again partner with the Simi Valley Youth Council to present the annual Youth Town Hall. At the Youth Town Hall, Ventura County middle and high school students have the opportunity to hear public officials discuss local and statewide civic matters ranging from education to policy-making. To maximize participation, student attendees can pose their questions in person or share their concerns anonymously via social media.
3/14/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 53 seconds
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Medal of Honor Program 2024

The Medal of Honor is the United States' highest award for military valor in action. At the time of this recording, only 3,536 military personnel have received this award since it was established during the Civil War, and there are fewer than 100 recipients living today. And while over 150 years have passed since its inception, the meaning behind the Medal has never tarnished. Etched within are the very values that each Recipient displayed in the moments that mattered—bravery, courage, sacrifice, integrity, a deep love of country, and a desire to always do what is right. Every year, the Reagan Foundation hosts an event, in partnership with the Medal of Honor Foundation, to bring together Medal of Honor recipients with high school students. The Medal of Honor recipients share their stories of courage and sacrifice, exploring such themes as patriotism, citizenship, and integrity. Following their remarks they engage in an open audience question and answer session with the students. This year’s program was held on February 8, 2024, and was with Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2019 for his brave actions in Iraq during Operation Phantom Fury.
3/7/20241 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Senator Rand Paul

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back just over a week to our February 20, 2024, in-person program with Senator Rand Paul for a discussion on his latest book, Deception: The Great COVID Cover-up. A physician himself, Senator Rand Paul was one of the few leaders who dared to challenge what America was being told about COVID. In Deception, Senator Paul presents evidence that COVID was likely started by research at the Wuhan lab in China – research funded in part by the US Government without regulatory review. Senator Paul makes the case of why we shouldn’t fund dangerous bioengineering in a totalitarian country and how if we don’t heed this warning, the next pandemic could be worse. While at the Reagan Library, Senator Paul was joined in conversation by the Reagan Foundation and Institute President and CEO David Trulio.
2/29/20241 hour, 16 seconds
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Charters of Freedom

In this week’s Reagan Forum, we go back just three days to Presidents Day when we held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Reagan Library’s new Charters of Freedom Monument, the first in California to install the Monument. In addition to the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, the Charters of Freedom Monument now also has a case on Civil Rights which includes the following 5 Constitutional Amendments: 13, 14, 15, 19, and 24.
2/22/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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President Reagan's Birthday Recap

Last week we brought to you our February 6, 2024, 113th birthday celebration for President Reagan with keynote remarks by Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland. In this week’s Reagan Forum, we are doing something a little different. We’re bringing you a playback of our live video from February 7th where we looked at past birthday celebrations and listened to excerpts of various keynote speakers since 2010.
2/15/202419 minutes, 20 seconds
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President Reagan's Birthday

February 6, 2024, marked the 113th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan. He used to love to joke that each birthday was the anniversary of his 39th birthday, so 2024 would have marked the 74th anniversary of his 39th birthday! Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with the United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6 of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. Each year the program includes live musical entertainment from the 1st Marine Division Band, an honor guard, a rifle guard, and the official laying of the White House Presidential Wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite. Keynote speakers in prior years have included Ed Meese, Elizabeth Dole, James Baker, and Henry Kissinger. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2024, with special keynote speaker Lech Walesa, who shared President Reagan’s commitment to securing and preserving human rights, democracy, and freedom around the world. As the leader of the Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa’s role in the Cold War helped defeat the Soviet Union.
2/8/202440 minutes, 18 seconds
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Gold Star Memorial Unveiling

In 1984, while speaking at Memorial Day ceremonies honoring an unknown serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict, President Reagan said, “We know why he died. He saw the horrors of war but bravely faced them, certain his own cause and his country's cause was a noble one; that he was fighting for human dignity, for free men everywhere. Today we pause to embrace him and all who served us so well.” To honor the values and ideals for which our country’s sons and daughters sacrificed, to honor their commitment to duty and country, to thank them for their service and our freedom, and to make sure that they are never, ever, forgotten, the Reagan Library was honored to install a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to November 12, 2018, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Memorial’s unveiling. Program participants included Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel Woody Williams, actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, singer John Ondrasik from the band Five for Fighting, and local Gold Star Family members.
2/1/202436 minutes, 54 seconds
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Audrey Birnbaum

As part of our Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibit, the Reagan Foundation has been hosting authors whose books cover the atrocities of the holocaust, mainly told through survivor’s eyes. In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to our in-person event with Audrey Birnbaum, who shares with us the story of her grandfather and his time growing up amidst the rubble and antisemitism of war-torn Nazi Berlin in her latest book, American Wolf: From Nazi Refugee to American Spy. During this program, Audrey sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller to discuss American Wolf which is an electrifying true account brimming with last-minute rescues and life-and-death struggles that defy the impossible. They discuss how the book is not just a tale of survival, but a profound coming-of-age story, delving into the complexities of family dynamics and the search for national identity.
1/25/202458 minutes, 22 seconds
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Newt Gingrich

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Speaker Gingrich is well known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994, creating the first conservative majority in the House in 40 years. He is also recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, as he is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint Warfighting course for Major Generals. Speaker Gingrich is the author of over 40 books. He specifically came to the Reagan Library a week ago to discuss his latest book, March to the Majority: The Real Story of the Republican Revolution, which takes readers behind the scenes of the Republican Revolution in 1994 and the rise of the modern GOP to show how we can lead America toward a more conservative, prosperous future. The book shares never-before-told stories about Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Tip O’Neill, George H.W. Bush and other political figures.
1/18/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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RNDF 2023 Panel 10

Over the last month we have shared with you two of our keynotes at last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum. We shared with you the Forum’s keynote address with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, as well as the fireside chat with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we are going to share the Forum’s final panel, which celebrated the Forum’s 10th anniversary. The panel, entitled “a discussion on peace through strength with former national security leaders” featured former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, former US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and former US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The panel was moderated by Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer. During the conversation, panelists discussed Ukraine and if the U.S. and other allies should continue to provide weapons, the U.S. take on Tehran, how far the U.S. should or shouldn’t go in assisting Israel, rising tensions between China and Taiwan, and more.
1/11/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Auschwitz Exhibit Interviews

For the last nine months, we have been bringing you programming as part of our Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibit. Now that the exhibit is almost over, we wanted to share some of the most memorable interviews we’ve held with survivors and their family members over the past year. Each one is unique in its own way – told by survivors of many different camps in Europe and Indonesia, survivors who lived because they were hid, a survivor who lived because she was on Schindler’s List, and more. The first story we are going to share is our most recent. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, we hosted two remarkable men. The first – a 95-year-old survivor of Auschwitz whose story of perseverance and optimism got him through his horrific time in the camps. The second, a 26-year-old Israeli who survived the October 7, 2023 Hamas attack. We brought the two men together to tour our Auschwitz exhibit and to talk with media about how “Never Again” has tragically become “Now.”
1/4/202425 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nechama Birnbaum

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we back to our in-person event with Nechama Birnbaum, who shares with us the story of her grandmother and her time in Auschwitz in Nechama’s latest book, The Redhead of Auschwitz: A True Story. During this program, Nechama sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller to discuss The Redhead of Auschwitz which is a book as full of life as it is of death. It is about the intricacies of Jewish culture that still exist today and the tender experiences that are universal to all humanity: family, coming of age, and first love. It is a story that celebrates believing in yourself no matter the odds. This is a story about the little redheaded girl who thought she could, and so she did.
12/28/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo

Two weeks ago we came to you with our Reagan National Defense Forum keynote address with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Today we will share our fireside chat with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. This was the Defense Forum’s first time hosting the Secretary of Commerce and we were honored to host her. Under Secretary Raimondo’s leadership, the Department of Commerce has intensified its emphasis on enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, improving the security of America’s supply chains, and decreasing reliance on China for products and technologies essential to our national security. Secretary Raimondo has been instrumental in the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act, which lays out a long-term vision for building America’s technological leadership to pace the threat from China by funding programs across all U.S. manufacturing sectors. The fireside chat focused on the nexus of America’s economic and technological competitiveness with national security.
12/21/202335 minutes, 11 seconds
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Richard Hurowitz

As part of our Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibit, the Reagan Foundation has been hosting authors whose books cover the atrocities of the holocaust, mainly told through survivor’s eyes. In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we back to our in-person event with Richard Hurowitz for a different look at the Holocaust – this time to focus on heroics rather than despair – for Richard’s latest book, In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust. “It is an understatement to say this book is timely,” said Kirkus Review. During this program, Richard sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute President and CEO David Trulio to discuss In the Garden of the Righteous, which chronicles extraordinary acts at a time when the moral choices were stark, the threat immense, and the passive apathy of millions predominated. Deeply researched and astonishingly moving, it focuses on ten remarkable stories of those who provided hiding places, participated in underground networks, refused to betray their neighbors, and secured safe passage. They repeatedly defied authorities and risked their lives, their livelihoods, and their families to save the helpless and the persecuted.
12/14/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lloyd Austin at RNDF 2023

On December 1 and 2, 2023, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum, one of our nation’s premier gatherings for defense and national security experts. In an era where the threats to our national security are increasing in number and complexity, the Reagan National Defense Forum allows senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with these challenges. As this was our 10th annual forum, this year’s theme was 10 years of promoting Peace Through Strength. This annual convening of the top minds within the defense space provides for unique perspectives via high-level conversations with people who are ‘in the room’ where decisions are made. The Reagan National Defense Forum’s primary objective is to review and assess policies that strengthen America’s national defense in the context of a global threat environment. Just like the past two years, this year’s Defense Forum’s keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Lloyd Austin.
12/7/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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Oren Schneider

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to our in-person event with Oren Schneider, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor, for his recent book The Apprentice of Buchenwald: The True Story of the Teenage Boy who Sabotaged Hitler’s War Machine, a true story of inner strength, resourcefulness and optimism. Of his grandfather’s life in the concentration camps, Elie Wiesel’s son once said, “Being an inmate of a Nazi concentration camp did not stop Alexander Rosenberg. It did not stop him from doing whatever he could to keep his father alive. And it did not stop him from sabotaging the Nazi war effort by subtly tampering with the weaponry he assembled.” In today’s program, Oren discussed his book with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller.
11/30/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thanksgiving 2023

It’s November and, of course, the month to celebrate Thanksgiving. From all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and healthiest of Thanksgivings. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to 2018’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on thanksgiving.
11/23/202316 minutes, 30 seconds
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Veterans Day 2023

Last week was Veterans Day – a day to honor our nation’s military veterans. Commemorating this day on November 11th each year not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but also helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back one week to the Reagan Library’s Veterans Day Program, which included an honor guard, live music, and keynote remarks by LtCol Scott Mann (retired). LtCol Mann is a former U.S. Army Green Beret with tours all over the world, including Columbia, Iraq, and multiple tours in Afghanistan. He is also the bestselling author of Operation Pineapple Express, which is an edge-of-your-seat true story thriller about a group of retired Green Berets who come together to save a former comrade—and 500 other Afghans—being targeted by the Taliban in the chaos of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
11/16/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bret Baier

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Bret Baier - a number one bestselling author and award-winning anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier. Bret had previously spoken at the Reagan Library four times, the last time in 2019 for his book, Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win WWII which was part of his Three Days series. This time Bret came to discuss his latest book, To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment, which showcases how George Washington rescued the nation and the Constitution three times: first by winning the Revolutionary War, second by presiding over the Constitutional Convention and ushering the Constitution through a fractious ratification process, and third by leading the nation as president in its first years. While at the Reagan Library, he sat down in conversation with Janet Tran, the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s Director of the Institute’s Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity.
11/9/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mark Levin

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back just over a week to our October 21, 2023  in-person program with top rated Talk radio host and bestselling author Mark Levin for a conversation on his latest book, The Democrat Party Hates America. While at the Reagan Library, Mark was joined in conversation by Reagan Foundation and Institute President and CEO David Trulio to discuss what Mark calls the radically dangerous Democrat agenda that is upending American life. During the conversation, Mark Levin discusses the destruction he believes this country is facing, and rallies Americans to defeat the threat he sees in front of us.
11/2/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Karen Pence

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back just one week to October 17th when we hosted former second lady Karen Pence for a program and book signing on her latest book, When it’s your turn to serve: Experiencing God’s grace in his calling for your life. As she has said about this book, “This is not a memoir, not a book about Karen Pence, but rather a story about how God used me in a mighty way and how he gently and patiently showed me how to wear the mantle he was placing on my shoulders.” During this program, she sat down in conversation with Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller to discuss her book, her life, and her connection with God.
10/26/202356 minutes, 18 seconds
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Terry Bradshaw

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we are replaying a favorite from 8 years ago this week, when football legend Terry Bradshaw shared stories with our sold-out audience.  He spoke at the Library as part of our special exhibition which featured football and he didn’t disappoint.
10/19/202358 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jimmy Lai Documentary

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back to an event our Reagan Institute offices held on September 7th to bring attention to the plight of Jimmy Lai. Jimmy Lai is a Hong Kong businessman. A prominent critic of the Chinese Communist Party, he was arrested in 2020 by Hong Kong police where he currently is serving in prison for organizing illegal protests. During our program, which was co-sponsored by the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the audience watched the documentary, “The Fight for Freedom: Jimmy Lai and Democracy in Hong Kong.” Following the screening, a panel discussed his case and the state of freedom in Hong Kong today.
10/12/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Republican Presidential Debate

When President Reagan dedicated the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on November 4, 1991, he said that he wanted the Library to be more than just a place where scholars interpret the past, but that he wanted it to be a dynamic intellectual forum where policy makers debate the future. What better way to honor his vision than to host presidential debates at his Library? Since 2007, the Reagan Foundation has hosted 5 republican primary candidate presidential debates: 2 in the 2008 presidential election cycle, 1 in the 2012 presidential election cycle, 1 in the 2016 presidential election cycle, and then our 5th one, just last week, as part of the 2024 presidential election cycle. At our debate, which was broadcast on Fox Business and was in partnership with Univision, Rumble and the RNC, six candidates took the stage. They were, in alphabetical order, Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Tim Scott. Approximately 700 guests watched the debate live in our Air Force One Pavilion, with another 500 members of the media on our campus watching in the filing center and spin room. In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we are replaying this debate.
10/5/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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James Mattis

In this podcast we go back to September 12, 2019 when former Secretary of Defense James Mattis came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand-new book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.
9/28/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Neil Gorsuch

In this podcast, we go back to September 10, 2019, when Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch came to the Reagan Library to discuss his book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It.Let's listen.
9/21/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Gary Sinise

In this week's Reagan Forum, we go back to March 7, 2019, to our conversation with Gary Sinise.
9/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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Tommy Lasorda

In this week's Reagan Forum, we go back to August 2019, when we hosted a conversation with Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. After a brief career as a left-handed pitcher, Tommy Lasorda became one of the most enthusiastic and successful managers in baseball history. Lasorda, who has been with the Dodgers for 65 years, led the team to two world championships, four National League titles and eight division titles in 20 years as manager of the team. Following his retirement as manager, Lasorda became a special advisor to the chairman of the Dodgers. One of his most memorable accomplishments was managing the United States to its first-ever gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
9/7/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Donald Rumsfeld

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to May 21, 2013 when we hosted Donald Rumsfeld, who, over the course of his life served as a Member of Congress, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense twice -- the only such example in U.S. history -- and literally a dozen or more important federal advisory roles. Sometime in the 1960s, Donald Rumsfeld began collecting pithy, compelling and often humorous observations about leadership, business and life, gathering them on three-by-five cards and storing them in a shoebox. As his career skyrocketed over time, what started out as scribblings in a shoebox eventually migrated their way to memos, grew sizably and have been distributed widely in one format or another to those who have had the privilege to work with him over the years. In 2013 they were captured in a book, entitled Rumsfeld’s Rules and organized in such a way that they will prove to be priceless pointers to everyone looking to lead in life, from college graduates to business leaders to aspiring public servants. During his remarks at the Reagan Library he discussed those rules.
8/31/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Condoleezza Rice

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 14, 2009 when Condoleezza Rice addressed our audience. It was less than seven months after serving our nation as the 66th Secretary of State, the first African-American woman to ever serve in this position. Her speech was the most-attended Reagan Forum in the Library’s 18-year history. Condoleezza Rice actually has many things in common with President Reagan. Like the president, she began her political aspirations with the Democratic Party before switching her party registration, and loyalty, to the Republican Party. And, like the President, her unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy and liberty over tyranny led her to an influential position in government, critical in our nation instituting change. During President Reagan’s administration, Condoleezza Rice served as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as an arms control and foreign policy specialist. She begins her remarks at the Reagan Library by stating that standing up for democracy is the proposition she wants to defend.
8/24/202357 minutes, 26 seconds
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Eva's Promise

On a train to Auschwitz, 17-year-old Heinz Geiringer told his sister Eva that he hid the paintings and poetry he created during his time in hiding beneath the attic floorboards. Heinz made Eva promise if he should die in the camps, she would retrieve the artwork. Eva survived the camps, and Heinz did not.  After the war, Eva became the posthumous stepsister of Anne when her mother married Anne’s father. Heinz’s story sits in the shadow of the better-known DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Director Steve McCarthy and Producer Susan Kerner created a documentary, called “Eva’s Promise” to introduce the world to Heinz and to share his sister’s efforts to find and share his remarkable legacy. They came to the Reagan Library on August 8, 2023 to screen the film and then share their thoughts about the project.
8/17/202327 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bob Ballard

Just this summer, in June of 2023, tragedy struck when the Titan Submersible, on its way to explore the Titanic, imploded under the ocean, immediately killing all of those on board. One of the first authorities to discuss the matter was Dr. Robert Ballard, the man responsible for discovering the Titanic in 1985. With his name back in the news, we thought it might be fun in this week’s Reagan Forum podcast to dust off our program with Dr. Ballard from 2017. So please enjoy this podcast, which originally broadcast on April 19, 2018.
8/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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George W. Bush

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to March 1, 2017 when former United States President George W. Bush came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand-new book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. President Bush was so moved by the sacrifices of our wounded American warriors, that he began the challenge of capturing and immortalizing their courage on canvas. Through his paintings he was able to take their strength, their dignity, their perseverance and their patriotism, and lift it up for all of us to see on a much deeper and intimate level.
8/3/202357 minutes, 43 seconds
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Auschwitz Survivor Celina Karp Biniaz and Author William Friedricks

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to our in-person event with Holocaust Survivor Celina Karp Biniaz and author William Friedricks for Bill’s book, Saved by Schindler: The Life of Celina Karp Biniaz. This event was part of the programing for our current exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. Celina Karp was just eight years old when the Germans invaded her homeland of Poland in 1939. After spending time with her family in hiding, and then a ghetto, she and her family were sent to a slave labor/concentration camp. Celina even spent several terrifying weeks at Auschwitz where she faced down the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele before ultimately landing on Schindler's list.
7/27/202352 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. Jill Biden

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to May 24 and May 25, 2023 when the Reagan Institute held their annual Reagan Institute Summit on Education conference, otherwise known as RISE. RISE 2023 examined policy and practice from early childhood through postsecondary education and beyond. The imperative for education reform is even more salient as the United States emerges from the global pandemic and it is important to answer the call to modernize our education system and prepare for the challenges of the 22nd century. The two-day hybrid conference convened a number of thought leaders, current and former administration officials and members of congress, state leaders, students, and educators both in-person and virtually. The featured speaker on May 25 was First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, who spoke on the Future of Education. During her address, Dr. Biden spoke about the Biden-Harris Administration’s work towards bridging the gap between learning and earning. She spoke about the Administration’s education pathway which starts with free universal preschool, transitioning to a high school experience that properly prepares students, finally moving onto 2-years of affordable community college, and available avenues to a 4-year degree.
7/20/202312 minutes, 43 seconds
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July 4th Statue Unveiling

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to July 4th, 2023, when the Reagan Foundation and Institute unveiled a statue of Sally Ride – the first female American astronaut. Sally Ride’s first flight into space was on June 18, 2023, during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. As she is also a California native, we thought it fitting to include her statue at the Reagan Library.
7/13/202337 minutes, 46 seconds
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Eva Schloss

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to our virtual event with Eva Schloss which was held on June 12 – the birthday of Anne Frank. Eva is the stepsister of Anne. The virtual program covered the legacy of Anne Frank, as well as the promise Eva made to her brother, Heinz, and what she’s doing now to make good on that promise. Eva Schloss is an Austrian-English Holocaust survivor, memoirist and stepdaughter of Otto Frank, the father of Margot and diarist Anne Frank. Eva speaks widely of her family's experiences during the Holocaust and is a participant in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive project to record video answers to be used in educational tools.
7/6/202318 minutes, 48 seconds
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Labyrinth Screening

Marian Kolodziej was on the first transport into Auschwitz on June 14, 1940. He was given number 432. He survived and never spoke of his experience for 50 years. After a serious stroke in 1993, he began rehabilitation by doing pen and ink drawings depicting the experiences he and others endured in the concentration camp. These drawings, in their skeletal detail, are a gripping depiction of the pain, death, and horrors of the camp. While most of the drawings represent the memories of a young man’s hellish experiences in Auschwitz, some tell stories of small acts of kindness and dignity. Marian’s story of survival, of persistence, of life before, during, and after Auschwitz are a testament to the human spirit. Marian’s drawings and art installations, which he called The Labyrinth, fill the large basement of a church near Auschwitz and draw visitors into the horrific reality of the Holocaust. On June 14, 2023, we held a documentary screening for The Labyrinth. Following that screening we were joined in conversation with the film’s producer, Fr. Ron Schmidt. Today’s Reagan Forum podcast is of that conversation.
6/29/202342 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mayor Francis Suarez

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back one week to June 15, 2023 for our in-person event with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Mayor Suarez was first elected with a mandate of 86 percent and then re-elected with a mandate of nearly 79 percent. Under his leadership, Miami has cut crime and cut taxes to one of their lowest points in over fifty years, spurring a broad-based economic expansion across Miami. His father, Xavier Suarez, was Miami’s first-ever Cuban-American mayor. During his Time for Choosing speech at the Reagan Library, Mayor Suarez addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
6/22/202329 minutes, 34 seconds
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Marcus Brotherton

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to our virtual event with bestselling authors Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee for their latest book, The Long March Home, a riveting coming of age tale of friendship, courage and sacrifice set in the true story of WWII, the Bataan Death March, and the life as a POW. This is our third event with Marcus – we’ve previously held events with him for his books A Bright and Blinding Sun and Blaze of Light which were both biographies of war veterans. In The Long March Home, Marcus and Tosca remind readers that freedom isn’t free.
6/15/202336 minutes, 28 seconds
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Memorial Day

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to our in-person event held on Memorial Day – a day to honor and mourn our service men and women who have died while serving in the United States. Last year, the Reagan Foundation held its first ever program on Memorial Day and the feedback from the community was so positive, that we knew we needed to make it an annual event. This year’s program included live musical entertainment, an honor guard, and remarks by Major Cole Lapierre of the US Marine Corps, Captain Michael Meno, Jr., the Commodore of Naval Construction Group One, and remarks by Gold Star Family Members Melanie House and Michelle Carranza.
6/8/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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Larry Loftis

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we back to our in-person event with bestselling author Larry Loftis, for his book, The Watchmaker’s Daughter. In 1953 Israel’s Parliament unanimously passed the Yad Vashem Law, which established the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, in order to document and record the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust as well as to acknowledge the countless non-Jewish individuals who risked their lives to save Jews. In 1963, Yad Vashem began to award the title “Righteous Among the Nations” which awards non-Jews who risked their lives, liberty or positions to save Jews during the Holocaust. Since that time, over 22,000 rescuers from 44 countries have been acknowledged for their efforts. On December 12, 1967, Corrie Ten Boom was recognized with this award for her efforts in saving nearly 800 Jewish lives during WWII, as well as for her arrest and deportation into the camps, for which not everyone from her family survived. Enter New York Times and international bestselling author Larry Loftis. His book tells the story of the Ten Boom family, who risked lives – their free lives – to do what they could to save the people who were being targeted by the Nazi Regime.
6/1/202359 minutes, 4 seconds
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Senator Shelley Moore Capito

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back just three days to May 22, 2023 for our in-person event with United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Senator Capito has served as the Senator of West Virginia since 2014, the first female Senator in West Virginia’s history. When re-elected in 2020, Senator Capito won with the largest margin of victory for a Republican in state history – winning more than 70% of the vote and all 55 counties. During her Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Senator Capito addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
5/25/202337 minutes, 47 seconds
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Raymond Arroyo

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we back to March 29, 2023 for our in-person event with New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo for his new family book, The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison. Raymond Arroyo sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller.
5/18/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Governor Glenn Youngkin

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back 10 days to May 1, 2023 for our in-person event with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Glenn Youngkin is an American businessman and politician, currently serving as the 74th governor of Virginia since January 15, 2022. Prior to entering politics, Glenn Youngkin spent 25 years at the private-equity firm the Carlyle Group, where he became co–CEO in 2018. During his Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Governor Youngkin addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
5/11/202332 minutes, 16 seconds
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David Lenga

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we back two weeks to April 17, 2023 for our in-person event with Auschwitz Survivor David Lenga; a program held on Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. This program was in conjunction with our recently opened exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. No book, no podcast, nor history lesson can prepare you for the power and impact that this collection of artifacts holds. Speaking specifically about this exhibition opening at the Reagan Library, David Lenga said, “for the holocaust deniers and doubters, this exhibit is a stark reminder that truth cannot be compromised but must be faced head on and defended in every generation.” During this program, David shares his compelling and traumatic story as a German Jew during the darkest days of the Third Reich.
5/4/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ronna McDaniel

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back one week to April 20, 2023 for our in-person event with Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel. She was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is the second woman ever elected as Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the longest-serving RNC Chair since the Civil War. Under her leadership, the RNC raised record funds, made its largest ever ground game investment, and retired Nancy Pelosi by winning back the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022. Prior to her tenure at the RNC, Chairwoman McDaniel served as the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. During her Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Chairwoman McDaniel addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
4/27/202339 minutes
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Tova Friedman

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back just over one week to April 2, 2023 for our in-person event with Auschwitz Survivor Tova Friedman. This event was our first event as part of our new special exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. which runs through August 13, 2023. Information on this exhibit can be found at ReaganLibrary.com/Auschwitz. Last November, we were contacted by the amazing staff of Holocaust Museum LA. They recommended we speak with Dr. Maria Zalewska, Executive Director of the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation about a book she had put together called Honeycake and Latkes. The book is a beautiful collection of heirloom recipes and stories from Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors. She connected us with Tova Friedman whose New York Times bestselling memoir, The Daughter of Auschwitz, shares her string of near-death experiences in a Jewish Ghetto, a Nazi labor camp and Auschwitz. One of her recipes is also in Honeycake and Latkes. Tova is one of the very few Jews to have entered a gas chamber and lived to tell the tale. Tova has been quoted as saying, “I am a survivor. That comes with a survivor’s obligation to represent one and a half million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. They cannot speak. So I must speak on their behalf.” Maria and Tova sat down in conversation to discuss Honeycake and Latkes, as well as The Daughter of Auschwitz.
4/13/202357 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dave McCormick

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back a few weeks to March 16, 2023 for our in-person event with American businessman and politician Dave McCormick. Mr. McCormick served as President Bush’s Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and served as the CEO of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, from 2020-2022. He joined us at the Reagan Library to discuss his newest book, Superpower in Peril: A Battle Plan to Renew America, which is Dave McCormick’s vision for how to unlock America’s full potential for greatness. He sat down in conversation with Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim.
4/6/202356 minutes, 26 seconds
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Auschwitz Exhibition Opening

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just one week to March 23, 2023 for our private evening program to commemorate the opening of our special exhibition, “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.” which opened to the public Friday, March 24, 2023. The West Coast debut of the 12,500 sq. ft. exhibition is the first of three final North American stops. Created by Spanish company Musealia together with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland, and now being toured through North America by World Heritage Exhibitions, the exhibit displays the largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts linked to the history of this German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
3/30/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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Condoleezza Rice

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back two weeks to March 8, 2023 for our in-person event with Dr. Condoleezza Rice who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. From January 2005 to January 2009, Dr. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first black woman to hold the post. Dr. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor from January 2001 to January 2005, the first woman to hold the position. She is currently the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow on Public Policy. During her Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Dr. Rice addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
3/23/202338 minutes, 44 seconds
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Governor Ron DeSantis

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back just over one week to March 5, 2023 for our in-person event with Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis. He joined us as part of his Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival book tour and the program sold out in just over 12 hours. Governor DeSantis’s book reveals how he successfully implemented his goals for Florida, which he says is now a winning blueprint for patriots across the country. His book is a rallying cry for Americans who wish to preserve our liberties.
3/16/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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2023 Medal of Honor Forum

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one month to February 15, 2023 for our in-person event with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. For over a decade the Reagan Foundation has partnered with the Medal of Honor Society to hold their annual Medal of Honor Forum whereby Medal of Honor recipients speak with students about their stories of courage and sacrifice, exploring such themes as patriotism, citizenship, and integrity. During this year’s program we heard from Sergeant First Class Gary Littrell, US Army, Retired, who received the citation for his Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War after fighting in Kontum Province in April, 1970. The Medal of Honor is the United States Armed Forces' highest military decoration and is awarded to recognize American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, guardians and coast guardsmen who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. It is awarded for gallantry and bravery at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
3/9/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mike Pompeo

In this week's Reagan Forum podcast, we go back almost one month to February 8, 2023, for our in-person event with the 70th Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, for his new book Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love. In today's program, he sat down in conversation with John Heubusch, Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
3/2/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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James Patterson and Matt Eversmann

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back two weeks to February 7, 2023 for our virtual event with New York Times bestselling author James Patterson and United States Army First Sergeant, Retired, Matt Eversmann for their new book, Walk the Blue Line: No Right No Left – just cops telling their true stories to James Patterson. James Patterson is one of the world’s bestselling authors, as well as one it’s most trusted storytellers. His writing career is characterized by a single mission – to prove that there is no such thing as a person who doesn’t like to read, only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s donated over three million books to school children and to the military, as well as endowed over 5,000 college scholarships for teachers. His co-author for Walk the Blue Line is Matt Eversmann, an Army Sergeant whose inspiring story of survival during a 1993 hostile conflict in Mogadishu became immortalized forever in the epic film, Black Hawk Down.
2/23/202347 minutes, 46 seconds
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President Reagan's Birthday

February 6, 2022 marked the 112th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan.  He used to love to joke that each birthday was the anniversary of his 39th birthday, so 2023 would have marked the 73rd anniversary of his 39th birthday! Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. Each year the program includes live musical entertainment from the 1st Marine Division Band, an honor guard, a rifle guard, and the official laying of the White House Presidential Wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite. Keynote speakers in prior years have included Ed Meese, Elizabeth Dole, James Baker, and Sam Donaldson. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2023 with keynote speaker Dr. Henry Kissinger.
2/16/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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Trey Gowdy

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back just one week to January 31, 2023 for our in-person event with former Congressman and New York Times bestselling author Trey Gowdy for his new book, Start, Stay, or Leave: The Art of Decision Making. The book is filled with surprising insights and questions, such as how to craft your unique vision of success, assess the price worth paying to achieve your goals, balance logic, emotion, and fear when facing a new challenge, chart the course of your life with the end goal in mind, and more. He discussed these topics and more during his conversation with John Heubusch, Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
2/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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William Inboden

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back two weeks to January 18, 2023 for our in-person event with William Inboden for his new book, The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War and the World on the Brink, an account of how Ronald Reagan and his national security team confronted the Soviets, reduced the nuclear threat, won the Cold War, and supported the spread of freedom around the world.
2/2/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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Peace Through Strength Award Ceremony

Every year, the Reagan National Defense Forum seeks to honor individuals who have spent their careers cultivating American strength at home to ensure peace abroad. This year, the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute presented the 2022 Peace Through Strength Awards to former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and former Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre. Mark Esper and John Hamre are emblematic of that kind of patriotic service and selfless dedication to their country. Their speeches both reflect on President Reagan’s legacy of “peace through strength” and what it means for today’s world.
1/26/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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Projecting Strength

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we continue our month long look back to our 2022 Reagan National Defense Forum. Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer facilitated the Reagan National Defense Forum’s closing plenary session featuring a conversation with former Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Mark Esper and former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. The discussion focused on how the United States should address the many threats to our national security. From the vantage point of having served in the highest positions of the U.S. government, panelists emphasized the importance of a “peace through strength” approach to American global leadership from the Indo-Pacific to the Middle East to Europe.
1/19/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marking the first major conflict in Europe since World War II, the United States can no longer be assured of a peaceful continent across the Atlantic. During the 2022 Reagan National Defense Forum’s 4th panel of the day, a panel moderated by FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin and comprised of Senator Joni Ernst, Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes, Chief of Space Operations General Chance Saltzman, and Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth looked at how an engaged United States and a reinvigorated NATO represent the best path for peace and stability in Europe.
1/12/202355 minutes, 59 seconds
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Avril Haines

In last month’s December 15th podcast, we shared our 2022 Reagan National Defense Forum’s Keynote Address. In January’s podcasts we will share four additional panels with you. As previously shared, the Reagan National Defense Forum has quickly become one of our nation’s premier gatherings for defense and national security experts. The Defense Forum brings together leaders from across the political spectrum and key stakeholders in the defense community, including Members of Congress, current and former Administrations officials, senior military leadership, industry executives, technology innovators, and thought leaders. Their mission is to review and assess policies that strengthen America’s national defense in the context of the global threat environment. In this year’s fireside chat, United States Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines joined Andrea Mitchell of NBC News for a moderated discussion about the pressing security issues facing the United States. Director Haines provided her unique perspective on a multitude of national security matters, including Russia’s war in Ukraine, the protests in Iran and China, and North Korean nuclear tests. She highlighted the role the intelligence community plays in keeping America safe.
1/5/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christmas

As we sit between Christmas and New Year’s, we take time to reflect on the year past and the year ahead. From all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go listen to some of our “Best Of Ronald Reagan” podcasts to help keep you in the holiday spirit. We’re going to start with the best of his remarks around holidays.
12/29/202215 minutes, 38 seconds
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Peter Thiel

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go 1 ½ weeks to December 13, 2022 for our in-person event with Peter Thiel who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He cofounded PayPal, led it as CEO, and took it public; he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director; and he cofounded Palantir Technologies, where he serves as chairman. He is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies including SpaceX and Airbnb. During his Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Peter Thiel addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
12/22/202237 minutes, 46 seconds
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Lloyd Austin

In 2022, we were reminded of the fragility of peace. As we continue to follow the tragic events in Ukraine and keep our eye on a tenuous peace in the Indo-Pacific, Americans must remember the resolve and moral clarity of President Reagan, who explained, “We stand against totalitarianism, particularly imperialistic expansionist totalitarianism. We are for democracy and human rights.” During this year’s Reagan National Defense Forum our panels addressed how to rebuild and maintain the peace, and how we would do well to remember that a strong U.S. military is the best guarantor for that peace—and for freedom. Just like last year, this year’s Defense Forum’s keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Lloyd Austin.
12/15/202232 minutes, 46 seconds
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Auschwitz Train Car Installation

President Reagan once said, “We of today must choose how we will respond to the Holocaust. Let us tell the world that we will struggle against the darker side of human nature; that with God's help, goodness will prevail and those who lost their lives will not be forgotten.” Here, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we’re working to ensure that their lives won’t be forgotten. Just one month ago we held an event to announce our upcoming exhibition, Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. During this program we heard the moving testimony of two Auschwitz survivors, as well as received the first artifact that is a part of this extraordinary exhibition – a German WWII Train Car – the type used during the Holocaust to transport goods – and people – to Auschwitz. This very touching program began with the arrival of that train car – which was led by a procession of combat veterans on motorcycles.
12/8/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gordon Sondland

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one month to November 10, 2022 for our in-person event with former Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland for his new book, The Envoy: Mastering the Art of Diplomacy with Trump and the World. In 2018, Gordon Sondland, the Founder and CEO of Provenance Hotels, was appointed to serve as the 20th U.S. Ambassador to the European Union by President Donald Trump. He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2018 and served as Ambassador to the E.U. until February 2020. As Ambassador, Gordon Sondland was one of the highest-ranking U.S. officials in Europe and his portfolio included trade, energy, national security, defense, agriculture and several other files.
12/1/20221 hour, 25 seconds
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Mike Pence

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just one week to our in-person event on November 17th with former Vice President Mike Pence for a program on his newest book, So Help Me God, an inside story of the Trump Administration by its second-highest ranking official and of a profound faith that has guided him throughout his life. Mike Pence served as the 48th Vice President of the United States from 2017 to 2021, as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017, and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Fun fact: when he was sworn in as our nation’s Vice President, he did so with President Reagan’s mother’s bible, which the Reagan Library loaned to him for the occasion.
11/24/202252 minutes, 56 seconds
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Veterans Day 2022

Last week was Veterans Day – a day to honor our nation’s military veterans. Commemorating this day on November 11th each year not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but also helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back on week to the Reagan Library’s Veterans Day Program, which included an honor guard, live music, and keynote remarks by US Army Veteran Brad Taylor. Brad Taylor served for 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, with his final assignment as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is now the New York Times bestselling author of his Pike Logan series; with more than 15 installments and more than 3 million copies sold.
11/17/202258 minutes
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Steve Case

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just three days to our virtual event on November 7th with one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, Steve Case. Mr. Case joined us to discuss his latest book, The Rise of the Rest, which shows how the new generation of American business leaders is taking shape in cities across our heartland.
11/10/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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Thanksgiving

It’s November, and, of course, November is the month to celebrate Thanksgiving. And from all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and healthiest of Thanksgivings later this month. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to 2018’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on Thanksgiving.
11/3/202216 minutes, 29 seconds
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Raymond Arroyo

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just one week to October 18, 2022 for our in-person event with New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo for his new family book, The Wise Men Who Found Christmas. During this program, Mr. Arroyo sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch to discuss The Wise Men Who Found Christmas, which is a thrilling, visual adventure capturing the wonder of the Christmas season. Based on new historical evidence, The Wise Men Who Found Christmas is the miraculous, untold tale of three seekers who followed a star and found themselves in the middle of the greatest story ever told.
10/27/202259 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nikki Haley

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just one week to October 14, 2022 for our in-person event with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley for her new book, If You Want Something Done: Leadership Lessons from Bold Women, a book which celebrates the world’s most iconic women leaders woven among stories from her own childhood and political career. Nikki Haley is an American diplomat and politician who served as the 116th and first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, and as the 29th United States ambassador to the United Nations for two years, from January 2017 to January 2019. During this program she sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch to discuss If You Want Something Done.
10/20/202253 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dick Ebersol

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just one week to October 3, 2022 for our in-person event with legendary sports executive Dick Ebersol for his new book, From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My Forty Years of Laughter, Tears and Touchdowns in TV. From Saturday Night to Sunday Night is a memoir by the legendary television executive. Mr. Ebersol co-created Saturday Night Live with Lorne Michaels, created Friday Night Videos with Vince McMahon to bring professional wrestling to network TV, took over NBC Sports, created Sunday Night Football, which is still the #1 primetime show in America, and was responsible for Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic flame in Atlanta. During our event, Dick Ebersol sat down to discuss his book in conversation with his son, Charlie, an American television and film producer and director.
10/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Governor Doug Ducey

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back two weeks to September 20, 2022 for our in-person event with Doug Ducey, the Governor of Arizona, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Within Arizona, Governor Ducey has eliminated overburdensome regulations, fostered the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs, and reformed taxes every year he’s been in office. He has also positioned Arizona as a national leader in school choice and civics education. He is a former businessman and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery who today also serves as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
10/6/202230 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mark Esper

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back 10 days to September 19, 2022 when former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper joined us in conversation for his latest book, A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times. During the program, Dr. Esper sat in conversation with Reagan Foundation Institute Director Roger Zakheim to discuss the details of his tumultuous tenure while serving in the Trump administration – a period marked by growing threats and conflict abroad, a global pandemic unseen in a century, the greatest domestic unrest in two generations, and a White House which broke accepted norms and conventions.
9/29/20221 hour, 44 seconds
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Kellyanne Conway

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back a week to September 15, 2022 for our in-person event with Kellyanne Conway, who was here to discuss her latest book, Here’s the Deal: A Memoir. Kellyanne Conway is an American political consultant and pollster, who served as Senior Counselor to the President in the administration of Donald Trump from 2017 to 2020. During our event, she sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch to discuss Here’s the Deal, a book that takes you to the White House and beyond.
9/22/20221 hour, 22 seconds
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Vin Scully

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we pay tribute to legendary Dodgers Baseball announcer Vin Scully, who passed away on August 2, 2022. As part of our baseball exhibit that was on display in 2014 in the Reagan Library, Vin Scully came out to share stories with our sold-out audience. This program is not on our YouTube channel, so this is the first time you might be hearing this amazing program.
9/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reagan Retrospective Season 5

In May of 2020 we came to you each week to bring you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts. These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life. Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years. They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history. Throughout May of 2020 we shared 6 Reagan Retrospectives from season 1, 6 more from season two, 6 from season 3, and 3 from season 4. Today, yes two years later, we are going to share four episodes from our current season – season 5 - of Reagan Retrospective podcasts.
9/8/202218 minutes, 48 seconds
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Senator Joni Ernst

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back a week to August 25, 2022 for our in-person event with United States Senator Joni Ernst, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Senator Ernst is a native of Red Oak, Iowa, and has dedicated her life to her state and country, having served in the military for over 23 years and now in the United States Senate. In November 2014, she was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. During her Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Senator Ernst addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
9/1/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Don Brown and Amy Peacock

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back one week for our in-person event with Don Brown and Amy Peacock for their new book, Old Breed General: How Marine Corps General William H. Rupertus Broke the Back of the Japanese in WWII from Guadalcanal to Peleliu. We invited them to share their book with our audience as part of our programming surrounding our new special exhibition at the Reagan Library – the Secrets of WWII. Amy Peacock is actually one of the three granddaughters of General Rupertus and current keeper of the family archives. Don Brown is a former US Navy JAG officer and Special Assistant US Attorney. He’s written 14 other books, including The Last Fighter Pilot, which he came out to the Reagan Library for back in 2017. During today’s program, Amy and Don sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller to discuss Old Breed General, which is the biography of General Rupertus and the story of the Marines at war in the Pacific. As a side note, Marine general Rupertus is actually best known today for writing the Corps’ Rifleman’s Creed, which begins, “This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine”—which has been made famous by films such as Full Metal Jacket and Jarhead.
8/25/20221 hour, 11 seconds
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Congressman Mike Garcia

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to August 9, 2022 for our in-person event with Mike Garcia, the California Congressman who has overseen the district which includes the Reagan Library since 2020.  Congressman Garcia was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. A first-generation American citizen, Congressman Mike Garcia was a highly decorated United States Naval Officer and businessman before serving in the United States House of Representatives. He was one of the first F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He participated in combat operations during the first six months of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and accrued over 1,400 hours of operational flight time over nearly 20 years of active and reserve military service.
8/18/202259 minutes, 51 seconds
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RISE 2022 Supreme Court Justice Panel

In 2018, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute hosted its first annual RISE conference. Standing for the Reagan Institute Summit on Education, RISE 2018 was a day-long bipartisan conference assessing the American education landscape in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal report: A Nation at Risk. RISE 2018 took place on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. There were over a dozen panels in the day-long session focusing on the state of education, reducing recidivism through postsecondary education opportunities, the need for broadband access throughout schools and more. The closing panel was entitled An Educated Citizenry and it was a discussion between US Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett, as moderated by Dr. Akhil Reed Amar, a professor of law and political science at Yale University. During the hour long panel, the justices discussed everything from the importance of engaged citizenry and getting involved, to dealing with dissenting opinions, to the importance of just breaking bread with your fellow colleagues or classmates to connect on a more one-on-one level.
8/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ari Fleischer

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back one week for our in-person event with former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. Ari joined us to discuss his new book, Suppression, Deception, Snobbery and Bias: Why the Press Gets so Much Wrong – and Just Doesn’t Care.
8/4/202258 minutes, 54 seconds
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Great Communicator Debates 2022

For years, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has been hosting a national Great Communicator Debate Series in which high schoolers grades 9 through 12 across the nation compete for their share of $50,000 in college scholarships. The final debates were held in the Reagan Library’s Air Force One Pavilion on July 23, 2022, with the scholarships for the winners being supported by an endowment fund created through the generosity of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we bring you that national championship debate.
7/28/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nancy Reagan Stamp First Day Issue

Last week we brought you the program for the Nancy Reagan Forever Stamp artwork unveiling held with Dr. Jill Biden at the White House. In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we are going full circle by sharing Mrs. Reagan’s 101st birthday program on July 6, 2022. During that event, the United States Postal Service joined us again, this time for the first day issue of the stamp. During this program, remarks were made by Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service Louis DeJoy and Dennis Revell, Mrs. Reagan’s former son-in-law.
7/21/202248 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nancy Reagan Stamp Unveiling

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we are sharing a special program with you. From July 6, 2021 through July 6, 2022, we are honoring the 100th year since Mrs. Reagan’s birth with a national centennial celebration. As part of the centennial celebration, the United States Postal Service has honored Mrs. Reagan with a forever stamp, which will go on sale on July 6, 2022, her 101st birthday. On June 6, 2022, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted the Nancy Reagan Centennial by unveiling the artwork. Joining Dr. Biden for the program was Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service Louis DeJoy, Reagan Foundation and Institute Chairman Fred Ryan, and Ann Petersen, Mrs. Reagan’s niece.
7/14/202219 minutes, 22 seconds
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Liz Cheney

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to June 29, 2022 for our in-person event with Representative Liz Cheney, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Liz Cheney serves as Wyoming’s lone member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2016. She sits on the House Armed Services Committee and also serves as the Vice Chair for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. From 2019 to 2021, Cheney served as the Chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives.
7/7/202233 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pete Hegseth

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back just two days for our in-person event with Fox News host Pete Hegseth. Pete joined us to discuss his new book, Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation. Pete Hegseth joined Fox News Channel in 2014, first as a contributor, but now as a co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend. In addition, over the past few years, Pete has hosted Fox News Channel’s New Year’s Coverage, most recently ringing in 2022 from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating college, Pete was commissioned as an infantry officer into the US Army National Guard in 2003. In 2004, his unit was called to Guantanamo Bay where he served as an infantry platoon leader. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Shortly after returning from Cuba, Pete volunteered to serve in Baghdad and Samarra, where he held the position of Infantry Platoon Leader and, later in Samarra, as a Civil-Military Operations Officer.
6/30/202258 minutes, 16 seconds
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Marcus Brotherton

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back a few weeks to our virtual program program with New York Times bestselling author Marcus Brotherton. Marcus previously joined us a year ago – on Memorial Day 2021 – and is back for his latest book, A Bright and Blinding Sun: A World War II Story of Survival, Love and Redemption. We invited Marcus to share his book with our audience as part of our programming surrounding our new special exhibition at the Reagan Library – the Secrets of WWII. Marcus is best known for his books with high-profile figures, humanitarians, inspiration leaders, and military personnel. His works include books with the elite WWII paratroopers featured in FBI’s Band of Brothers and the elite WWII Marines featured in HBO’s The Pacific. He also co-wrote Gary Sinise’s autobiography, Grateful American.
6/23/202253 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jack Carr

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back one month to our in-person program with former US Navy Seal Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr. Jack joined us to discuss the release of his latest book – which is the fifth in his James Reece Novel Series – In the Blood. Jack Carr led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. He later became a Navy Seal sniper, leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he later commanded a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of US Forces. Following his years in service of our country, he became a thriller novelist, applying the experiences and emotions from real-world combat to the pages of his novels. During our program, Jack sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Learning Officer Tony Pennay to discuss his James Reece novels.
6/16/202257 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ben Sasse

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back a week to June 2, 2022 for our in-person event with Senator Ben Sasse, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Ben Sasse is the current Senator from Nebraska. He is a member of the intelligence, judiciary, finance and budget committees. Prior to being elected to the Senate, he spent five years as the college president of Midland University, where he was one of the youngest college presidents in the nation, at just 37 years old.
6/9/202253 minutes, 34 seconds
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David Gergen

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back two weeks to our virtual program with presidential advisor David Gergen. David joined us to discuss the release of his latest book, Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made. David Gergen began his career in journalism, and later as the director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School. During his career he also served as White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. During President Reagan’s administration, David served as the director of communications. Speaking on David, President Reagan once said, “Dave is devoted to honest, open, and decent government.”
6/2/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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David Mamet

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back two weeks to our in-person program with American playwright David Mamet. David joined us to discuss the release of his latest book, Recessional: The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of a Free Lunch. David Mamet is most known for his work as a playwright and filmmaker. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow. Feature films that he wrote include “The Verdict,” “The Untouchables,”, “Hoffa,” “Hannibal” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”
5/26/202255 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mark Updegrove

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back a few weeks to our virtual program with Mark Updegrove. Mark is the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation and serves as Presidential Historian for ABC News. Mark joined us to discuss his brand new book, Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency, an illuminating account of John F Kennedy’s brief but transformative tenure in the White House.
5/19/202255 minutes, 22 seconds
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Governor Larry Hogan

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back a week to May 3, 2022 for our in-person event with Larry Hogan, the Governor of Maryland and previous Chairman of the National Governor’s Association, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Governor Larry Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd governor of Maryland on January 21, 2015. In 2018, he was overwhelmingly re-elected to a four-year term, receiving the most votes of any Maryland gubernatorial candidate and becoming only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in the 242-year history of the state. During his Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Governor Hogan addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
5/12/202231 minutes, 25 seconds
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Former United States Attorney General Bill Barr

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back just over one week to our Reagan Forum with Former Attorney General Bill Barr. This wasn’t just a regular Reagan Forum – it was also our first Reagan Book Club event, a membership program which connects like-minded individuals with exclusive reading materials, impactful experiences with world-class authors, and a passionate community to cultivate meaningful connections and thoughtful discussions about the history, state and direction of our nation. Bill Barr came to the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, One Damn Thing After Another, his candid memoir which takes readers behind the scenes during seminal moments of the 1990s, from the LA riots to Pan Am 103, to 30 years later while facing an unrelenting barrage of issues, such as Russiagate, the COVID outbreak, civil unrest, the impeachments, and the 2020 election fallout.
5/5/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Congressman Will Hurd

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back a week to April 21, 2022 for our in-person event with American politician and former CIA clandestine officer who served as the U.S. representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district from 2015 to 2021, William Hurd. Congressman Hurd came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, “American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done,” a bold political playbook for America rooted in the timeless ideals of bipartisanship, inclusivity, and democratic values.
4/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Senator Tim Scott

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back only a few days to April 19, 2022 for our in-person event with United States Senator Tim Scott, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Tim Scott grew up in a poor, single parent household in South Carolina. But after graduating college and building his own successful small business, Tim Scott developed his mission statement he still lives by today – to positively affect the lives of a billion people. He current serves as the Senator from South Carolina after first being appointed to the position by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013 and then winning his seat in a special election in 2014. He was elected to a full term in 2016.
4/21/202252 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kristi Noem

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back only a week to April 6, 2022 for our in-person event with Kristi Noem, the Governor of South Dakota, who was a speaker in the Reagan Foundation’s Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Kristi Noem has served as the 33rd governor of South Dakota since 2019, and is the state’s first female governor. In addition to serving as Governor, Kristi Noem is a wife, lifelong rancher, and small business owner. Despite all of this, she says that her greatest accomplishment is raising her three children.
4/14/202238 minutes, 5 seconds
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Justice Amy Coney Barrett

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just a few days to April 4, 2022 for our in-person event with Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Previously, Amy Coney Barrett served as a law clerk for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1997 to 1998, and for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1998 Term. After two years in private law practice in Washington, D.C., she became a law professor, joining the faculty of Notre Dame Law School in 2002. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017. During the event at the Reagan Library she sat on stage in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Board Chairman Fred Ryan.
4/7/202247 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jim Talent

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back two months to our Reaganism Podcast with Former Congressman and Senator of Missouri, Jim Talent. In this episode of Reaganism, Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim and Senator Talent discuss the 2021 report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The discussion touches on China's trade practices as well as their activities in the Xinjiang and Hong Kong regions.
3/31/20221 hour, 30 seconds
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Tom Cotton

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to March 7, 2022 for our in-person event with United States Senator Tom Cotton, who was the Foundation’s sixth speaker in its Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. Tom Cotton is the United States Senator from Arkansas. He previously served as a lawyer, leaving law because of the September 11th attacks on our country and joining the military. He served nearly five years on active duty in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. Senator Cotton served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between his two combat tours, he served with The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.
3/24/202251 minutes, 47 seconds
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John Avlon

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present American journalist and political commentator John Avlon, who joined us at the Reagan Library virtually on February 28, 2022, to discuss his newest book, Lincoln and the Fight for Peace which is a revelatory history of Abraham Lincoln’s plan to secure a just and lasting peace after the Civil War — a vision that inspired future presidents as well as the world’s most famous peacemakers, including Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a story of war and peace, race and reconciliation.
3/17/202258 minutes, 12 seconds
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Newt Gingrich

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Speaker Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994, creating the first conservative majority in the House in 40 years. He is also recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, as he is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals.
3/10/202253 minutes, 35 seconds
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Best of Ronald and Nancy Reagan's Love Story

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we’re going to break from our normal format to honor President and Mrs. Reagan on what would have been their 70th wedding anniversary on March 4, 2022. 70 years prior, on March 4, 1952, Ronald Reagan wed Nancy Davis at the Little Brown Church in the Valley near Los Angeles, California. Their only wedding guests were their best man and maid of honor, married couple William Holden and his wife, Brenda. It’s been said that Romeo had his Juliet, Antony had his Cleopatra. Prince Edward had his Wallis, and Ronald Reagan had his beloved Nancy. Charlton Heston once said theirs was “probably the greatest love affair in the history of the American Presidency.”
3/3/202211 minutes, 41 seconds
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Craig Shirley

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Craig Shirley, the author of four bestsellers on President Ronald Reagan, including “Rendezvous with Destiny” and “Reagan’s Revolution.” On this visit to the Reagan Library, Craig launched his latest book, “April 1945: The Hinge of History,” which is the long-awaited follow-up to the widely praised December 1941. In April 1945, Craig combines engaging anecdotes with deft research to look at the several events which changed the face of the world forever: the sudden death of President Roosevelt followed by Harry S. Truman’s rise to office; Adolph Hitler’s suicide; and the horrific discoveries of Dachau and Auschwitz. During his visit, Craig sat down with Reagan Foundation Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller to discuss his book.
2/24/202256 minutes, 5 seconds
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Time For Choosing - Peggy Noonan

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back two weeks to February 7, 2022 for our in-person event with Peggy Noonan, who was the Foundation’s seventh speaker in its Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement. As speech writer and special assistant, Peggy Noonan crafted for Ronald Reagan some of the most memorable addresses of his Presidency. From his unforgettable speech before the “boys of Pointe du Hoc” at Normandy in 1984 to mark the 40th anniversary of D-Day, to his soothing and soaring words that moved a nation forward following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, Peggy displayed a mastery of her craft. As such, it is of no surprise to anyone that in her years since, as a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She’s also currently a Trustee for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. During her Time for Choosing Speech at the Reagan Library, Peggy addressed additional critical issues facing the future of the Republican Party.
2/17/202245 minutes, 27 seconds
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President Reagan's Birthday

February 6, 2022 marked the 111th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan. He used to love to joke that each birthday was the anniversary of his 39th birthday, so 2022 would have marked the 72nd anniversary of his 39th birthday! Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. Each year the program includes live musical entertainment from the 1st Marine Division Band, an honor guard, a rifle guard, and the official laying of the White House Presidential Wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite. Keynote speakers in prior years have included Rudy Giuliani, Elizabeth Dole, James Baker, and Sam Donaldson. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2022 with keynote speaker Peggy Noonan.
2/10/202245 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christopher Wray

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just a few days to January 31, 2022 for our in-person event with FBI Director Christopher Wray. Director Wray spoke at the Reagan Library as part of the Library’s special exhibition, FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda, which covers the history of the storied agency from inception to its modern-day efforts to fight domestic terrorism in the United States.
2/3/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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Reagan National Defense Forum 2021: Defense in the Digital Age - U.S. Cyber Capabilities and the Future of Warfare

This week’s Reagan Forum Podcast goes back to last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, for our 4th panel of the day, entitled Defense in the Digital Age: US Cyber Capabilities and the Future of Warfare. The panel included Representative Mike Gallagher, Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations for the US Navy, Dr. Alex Karp, Cofounder and CEO of Palantir Technologies, and General Paul Nakasone, Commander of the United States Cyber Command. The panel was moderated by New York Times reporter Julian Barnes.
1/20/202251 minutes, 43 seconds
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F-117 Stealth Fighter and Abrams Tank Dedication

This week’s Reagan Forum Podcast will be a little different, as we will spend it by honoring the expansion of the Reagan Library Peace Through Strength Pavilion.
1/13/202231 minutes, 24 seconds
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Reagan National Defense Forum 2021: Peace Through Strength Awards Ceremony

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back one month to our 2021 Reagan National Defense Forum. But rather than share one of the panel discussions, as we’ve been previously doing, this podcast is going to focus on our annual Peace Through Strength Award ceremony. Presented at each Reagan National Defense Forum since 2013, the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award recognizes those who have applied, with constant purpose, a strategy to strengthen our armed forces, support our military men and women striving around the world, reinforce our nation’s defense systems and safeguard the lives and interests of the American people.
1/6/202242 minutes, 12 seconds
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Christmas

As we sit between Christmas and New Year’s, we take time to reflect on the year past and the year ahead. From all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go listen to some of our “Best Of Ronald Reagan” podcasts to help keep you in the holiday spirit.
12/30/202115 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mark Esper and Leon Panetta

As we continue to bring you some of the panels and discussions at last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, in this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at our closing session, entitled “Enduring challenges and strategic choices; a conversation with former secretaries of defense.” The panelists included two former secretaries of defense – The honorable Mark Esper and the Honorable Leon Panetta. The conversation was moderated by Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer.
12/23/202145 minutes, 20 seconds
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Lloyd Austin

On December 3 and 4, 2021, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum. In its eighth year, the Defense Forum has quickly become one of our nation’s premier gatherings for defense and national security experts. In an era where the threats to our national security are increasing in number and complexity, the Reagan National Defense Forum allows senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with these challenges. As such, this year’s theme was Peace Through Strength: Enduring Challenges and Strategic Choices. During this year’s Defense Forum our panels addressed enduring and emerging threats to our national security and what strategic choices we can make to preserve our advantage. From traditional regional theaters to new domains of competition, we must ensure we have the strategy and resources necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. This year’s Defense Forum’s keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Lloyd Austin, followed by a Q&A led by Fox News Anchor Bret Baier.
12/9/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Lloyd Austin

On December 3 and 4, 2021, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum. In its eighth year, the Defense Forum has quickly become one of our nation’s premier gatherings for defense and national security experts. In an era where the threats to our national security are increasing in number and complexity, the Reagan National Defense Forum allows senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with these challenges. As such, this year’s theme was Peace Through Strength: Enduring Challenges and Strategic Choices. This year’s Defense Forum’s keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Lloyd Austin, followed by a Q&A led by Fox News Anchor Bret Baier.
12/9/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Joel Rosenberg

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back just a few days to November 30, 2021 for our in-person conversation with New York Times best selling author Joel Rosenberg on his newest book, Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey Inside the Fast Moving and Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East. Joel Rosenberg is most known for his 16 political thriller novels like The Last Jihad and The Auschwitz Escape. But he is also an American-Israeli communicators strategist, non-profit executive and author of multiple non-fiction books, including the one he joined us for. Among the readers of his books are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Porter Goss, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, former Israeli Interior Minister Natan Sharansky, and many other foreign leaders.
12/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Michael Medved

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go to our in-person program with conservative talk radio host and bestselling author Michael Medved. Mr. Medved was kind enough to be our first in-person event back in July 2021 after we had been shutdown for 14 months due to COVID. The event was so successful, that he agreed to come back. Michael Medved returned to the Reagan Library just before the Thanksgiving Holiday to discuss “Guilt versus Gratitude” which confronts America’s self-esteem crisis. For all their raging disagreements, the detractors and defenders of the United States share one point of common conviction: that America represents an unprecedented, deeply consequential development in the history of civilization. The core dispute behind our current culture war involves the nature of that uniqueness, and whether America qualifies as exceptionally guilty or exceptionally great. Michael Medved addresses this ferocious debate in the context of his two New York Times bestselling books, THE AMERICAN MIRACLE and THE 10 BIG LIES ABOUT AMERICA.
11/25/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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Veterans Day

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back one week to the Reagan Library’s Veterans Day Program, which included an honor guard, live music, and keynote remarks by United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran Bob Parsons. Mr. Parsons is the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. An American entrepreneur, he is best-known as the founder of GoDaddy.com and PXG. He and his wife are also the founders of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, which provides transformational grants to nonprofit organizations including those who focus on the needs of wounded veterans and military families.
11/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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The 30th Anniversary of the Reagan Library

Although today is Veterans Day, we will spend today’s Reagan Forum Podcast celebrating the Reagan Library’s 30th Anniversary. Last week we brought you the official opening day ceremonies from November 4, 1991. Today we go back just a few days to November 7, 2021, for the Library’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Program, featuring former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Reagan Speechwriter Peter Robinson, and David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.
11/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Opening of the Reagan Library

On November 4, 1991, President Reagan stood alongside four other living U.S. Presidents – the first time in history five presidents had ever gathered together before – and officially opened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Since that time, millions of visitors have visited our hilltop to experience the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. And, in those 30 years, we have grown – in 2005 we opened the Air Force One Pavilion which houses President Reagan’s Air Force One, President Johnson’s Marine One, and a portion of Ronald Reagan’s motorcade; in 2011 we renovated all of our galleries; in 2018 we added a hologram of President Reagan, and we’ve added outdoor displays, including an F14 fighter jet, an F117 stealth fighter jet, and an M1 Abrams tank. And, of course, the Reagan Library is now the final resting place for both President and Mrs. Reagan. In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back 30 years today to the opening of the Library, to hear the opening day’s ceremonies.
11/4/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 38 seconds
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Digital Defense and Deterrence

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one month to September 9, 2021 for our virtual program entitled, Digital Defense and Deterrence: America’s Cybersecurity Posture. The program featured America’s first National Cyber Director, Chris Inglis, and Dave Levy of Amazon Web Services as they focused on the future of U.S. cyber defenses across the national security interagency. The program also covered recent congressional policy interventions (including creating the National Cyber Director position), the Biden Administration’s approach to cyber, the importance of a unified cyber strategy, and how private sector partners can bolster U.S. cyber readiness.
10/28/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Does President Reagan Matter to Gen Z?

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one month to September 14, 2021 for our virtual event held in partnership with the Heritage Foundation, entitled “Does President Reagan Matter to Generation Z?” The program was moderated by Joseph Loconte, the Director for the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at Heritage, as well as Tunku Varadarajan, a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The panel included Matthew Continetti, Senior Fellow from the American Enterprise Institute, Henry Nau, a professor emeritus of political science at George Washington University, and Reagan Biographer Craig Shirley.
10/21/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nikki Haley

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one week to October 5, 2021 for our in-person event with former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who was the Foundation’s fifth speaker in its new Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement.
10/14/202132 minutes, 49 seconds
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20th Anniversary of 9/11

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to September 11, 2021, when the Reagan Foundation hosted a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. During the program, we heard from Marc Manfro, one of the most decorated New York Police Department transit officers who was there the day the towers fell, and Colonel David Sutherland, an untiring advocate for our US service members.
10/7/202132 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jean Becker

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one week to September 23, 2021 for our virtual program with former chief of staff to President George HW Bush Jean Becker for a conversation on her book, The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George HW Bush’s Post Presidency.
9/30/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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David Rubenstein

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one week to September 16, 2021 for our virtual program with award-winning philanthropist David Rubenstein for a conversation on his newest book, The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream.
9/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Chris Christie

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one week to September 9, 2021 for our in-person event with former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, who was the Foundation’s fourth speaker in its new Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement to address critical questions facing the future of the Republican Party. Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey on January 19, 2010 and was re-elected with 60% of the vote in November of 2013.  During that time, he also served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2014. He is currently a senior legal and political commentator for ABC News.
9/16/202145 minutes, 34 seconds
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9/11

This week marks the 20th anniversary of 9-11. Nothing sums up why we should remember this day more than the words President Reagan spoke in Pointe du Hoc, France while commemorating D-Day: “Here…let us make a vow to the dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for. Let our actions say…I will not fail thee nor forsake thee.’ Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.” As a way to honor the memory of those that lost their lives, we are going to spend this podcast listening to some of the “America Supports You 9-11 Freedom Walks” that the Reagan Library held.
9/9/202130 minutes, 59 seconds
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RISE 2021

In 2018, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute hosted its first annual RISE conference. Standing for the Reagan Institute Summit on Education, RISE 2018 was a day-long bipartisan conference assessing the American education landscape in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal report: A Nation at Risk. RISE 2018 took place on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
9/2/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mark Levin

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to our August 14, 2021 in-person program with top rated Talk radio host and bestselling author Mark Levin for a conversation on his latest book, American Marxism. Mark Levin is a very busy man. In addition to hosting one of the top rated daily radio shows, he hosts Fox News’ “Life, Liberty and Levin” every Sunday, LevinTV on CRTV daily, and each of his books quickly hit the bestsellers list. While at the Reagan Library, Mark was joined in conversation by Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture—from our schools, the press, and corporations, to Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the Biden presidency—and how it is often cloaked in deceptive labels like “progressivism,” “democratic socialism,” “social activism,” and more. During the conversation, Mark exposes many of the institutions, intellectuals, scholars, and activists who are leading this revolution, and provides us with some answers and ideas on how to confront them.
8/26/20211 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Michael Medved

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go to an in-person program with conservative talk radio host and bestselling author Michael Medved. Although we had held in-person events at the Reagan Library since reopening our doors after the COVID closure, this was our first book signing event. Michael Medved is quite the scholar. He started Yale at the age of 16 and wrote his first book – a bestseller – at 26.  He started out in life as a democrat, officially joining the conservative movement in his mid to late 20s.  His book, “Right Turns,” tells the story of his transformation from what he calls “punk liberal activist to lovable conservative curmudgeon.” In 2017 Michael came to the Reagan Library for a program and book signing on his book, “The American Miracle.”  In 2019 he released the second book in the series entitled, “God’s Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era.” The two books focus on “accidents, bizarre coincidences and flat-out miracles that shape America’s Destiny.” He joined us at the Library on July 14, 2021 to discuss “God’s Hand on America.”
8/12/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Chris Matthews

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to July 8, 2021 for our virtual conversation with bestselling author and former MSMBC Hardball host Chris Matthews. Chris Matthews has been following American politics since the first Eisenhower campaign. Following two post-college years in the Peace Corps, Chris served on several staffs on Capitol Hill. He traveled down Pennsylvania Avenue to serve as a White House speechwriter to President Carter before returning to the Hill as a senior aide to House Speaker Tip O’Neill. That means that Chris saw up close the defining friendships of American history… the friendship of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill. In the late 1980s, Chris switched to full-time journalism, serving as Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner and then beginning his career on television in 1994. In all the years Chris has been involved in the country’s public life he’s kept an abiding faith in electoral politics, his quadrennial hope that the American people will make the best judgment on who should lead. He has kept that faith through war and peace, good times and bad, through great leaders and not-so-great. He has never lost his vigorous love of democracy and how it can serve to make this country, through all its challenges, a more perfect union. Chris Matthews was joined in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss his brand-new book, This Country: My Life in Politics and History, a sweeping memoir of American politics and history.
8/5/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mike Pompeo

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go to our July 26, 2021 in-person event with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was the Foundation’s third speaker in its Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement to address critical questions facing the future of the Republican Party. Michael Pompeo is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who served under President Donald Trump as Director of the CIA from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th United States Secretary of State from 2018 to 2021. He is also a former United States Army officer, and a former member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, when he represented Kansas’s 4th congressional district.
7/29/202150 minutes, 52 seconds
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Robert Gates

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to June 21, 2021 for our virtual conversation with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Robert Gates is an American intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011. He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush and was retained for service by President Barack Obama.  He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Second Lieutenant from 1967-1969. Secretary Gates joins us today for a conversation on the paperback release of his latest book, Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World.
7/23/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tear Down This Wall

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood steadfastly in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany and boldly told General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall.”  And, as we all know, on November 9, 1989, approximately 2 ½ years after President Reagan’s most historic speech, the Berlin Wall fell. Last month marked the 34th anniversary of that speech.  To mark this anniversary, the Reagan Institute partnered with the Hoover Institution for a virtual panel event which reflected on the speech and discussed its continuing relevance to the challenges we face today. The virtual conversation featured the author of the speech, Peter Robinson, as well as Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor, Dr. Will Inboden, Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Jamie Fly, President and CEO of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Let’s listen.
7/15/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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Virtual 4th of July

For over 20 years, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has hosted a day-long 4th of July commemoration fun for the entire family.  Over 3,500 people come up to our hilltop each year to enjoy games, activities, arts and crafts, presidential lookalikes and patriotic music.  When COVID19 closed our Museum to the public in 2020 our thoughts quickly turned to our joyous event and how we might be able to still celebrate it while still conforming to new policies and guidelines about social distancing and limited group sizes. So in July of 2020 we hosted our first ever virtual 4th of July event, and over 40,000 people tuned in to watch!  Although COVID restrictions are lifting in California, we chose to remain virtual this year, although we do look forward to holding an in-person event in 2021! During our 2021 virtual program, we bring you music from the 562nd Air Force Band, American Flag trivia from our Betsy Ross re-enactor, and Declaration of Independence trivia from our Benjamin Franklin re-enactor. It might now be almost an entire week after the 4th of July, but it’s never too late for engaging patriotic content. Let’s listen.
7/8/202134 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mike Pence

Like Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence started out young in life as a democrat. He has been quoted as saying that Ronald Reagan’s ideals inspired him to eave the party of his youth and to become a Republican like President Reagan had. During his Time for Choosing speech at the Reagan Library, former Vice President Mike Pence his thoughts about the republican party, perhaps inspiring other young adults to embrace the future and become republicans as well. Let’s listen.
7/1/202148 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is most known for his bestselling books The Perfect Storm and War, as well as his academy award nominated documentary, Restrepo. In his latest book, Freedom, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human. For much of a year, Junger and three friends—a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets—walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another. In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us. Sebastian Junger was joined in conversation with General Stanley McChrystal and Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch. Let’s listen.
6/24/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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Shannon Bream

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to Mother’s Day weekend for a virtual event about the power of strong and resilient women on May 8, 2021 with Fox News Anchor Shannon Bream and her mother, Marie Norris.  The conversation centered around Shannon Bream’s brand-new book, The Women of the Bible Speak, 16 women and their lessons for today. Shannon last did an event with the Reagan Library in May of 2019 for her book, Finding the Bright Side. Shannon loves playing piano, fly fishing, watching college football, going to the beach, and spending time, every day, studying the bible and praying. So it’s no surprise that her latest book shares her passion for prayer and the Bible.  In The Women of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream opens up the lives of 16 Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.  In broadening each woman’s individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today. Shannon Bream currently serves as anchor of FOX News Channel's FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream. She was crowned Miss Florida in 1994 and Miss Virginia in 1990. Shannon and her mother Marie were joined in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch. Let’s listen.
6/17/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Marcus Brotherton

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to Memorial Day – May 31, 2021 – for our virtual conversation with New York Times Best Selling author Marcus Brotherton for the paperback release of his book, Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient, a biography about Green Beret Army medic Gary Beikirch who received the medal of honor for his actions of valor during the siege of Dak Seang. Let’s listen.
6/10/202158 minutes, 21 seconds
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Paul Ryan

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back one week to May 27, 2021 for our in-person event with former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who was the Foundation’s first speaker in its new Time for Choosing Speaker Series, a new forum for leading voices in the conservative movement to address critical questions facing the future of the Republican Party. Upon launching the Time for Series Speaker Series, Paul Ryan said, “It is a great honor to kick off the Time for Choosing series. I look forward to addressing these fundamental and timely questions, but more importantly, I am eager to hear how other Republican and conservative leaders, each with their own convictions and priorities, address the same questions. I am confident that our substantive, reasoned dialogue will do a service to the legacy of President Reagan and the party he once led.” Let’s listen.
6/3/202130 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mike Rogers

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to March 18, 2021 for our virtual event entitled, “National Defense Policy and Priorities: Views from Congress and the American People.” This  event featured remarks from Representative Mike Rogers, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and a panel discussion with Admiral Gary Roughead, United States Navy (Ret.), Co-Chair of the National Defense Strategy Commission, and Senator Jim Talent, Former U.S. Senator and Commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Congressman Rogers outlined his priorities for the committee this Congress, particularly those related to the defense budget and the China threat. For the second half of the event, Senator Talent and Adm. Roughead participated in a panel discussion on the results of the recently released Reagan National Defense Survey, a public opinion poll that assesses Americans’ views on a wide array of defense, foreign policy, and national security matters. The panel was moderated by Reagan Institute Policy Director Rachel Hoff. Let’s listen.
5/27/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 6 seconds
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State of Civics: TN

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to April 15, 2021, for our virtual “State of Civics” panel event featuring Dr. Penny Schwinn, Education Commissioner of Tennessee, Dr. Melissa Collins, 2020 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductee, and Bill Haslam, Former Tennessee Governor. Understanding the current state policy environment for civic learning and engagement is key to fulfilling the mission of education, strengthening our democratic republic, and supporting academic achievement and the development of 21st-century workforce skills. Innovation in civics education burgeons at the state level — the State of Civics series is designed to highlight influential and forward-thinking state leaders as exemplars in civics education for the nation. In a conversation moderated by Janet Tran, Director of the Reagan Institute's Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity, the panelists discussed their ongoing priorities, initiatives, and innovations for civics education in a post-COVID world.
5/20/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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Adam Smith

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to April 13, 2021, for our virtual event with Congressman Adam Smith for a program entitled, “The Future of Defense Spending: Strategic Choices and Hard Tradeoffs.”This event featured remarks from Representative Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, followed by a panel discussion featuring General Hawk Carlisle, USA (Ret.), President & CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, and Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, moderated by Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President & CEO of the Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments. The panel discussed the findings of the recent Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments Report, co-produced by the Reagan Institute, entitled “America’s Strategic Choices: Defense Spending in a Post Covid19 World.”
5/13/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jeff Immelt

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to April 19, 2021, for our virtual event with former GE CEO Jeff Immelt for a conversation on his latest book, Hot Seat: What I learned leading a great American company. Jeff Immelt served as Chairman and CEO of GE for 16 years where he revamped the company’s strategy, global footprint, workforce, and culture.  During his tenure, he led several innovative transformations that doubled industrial earnings, reshaped the portfolio, re-established market leadership, and quadrupled emerging market revenue. He is currently a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates and he has been named one of the World’s Best CEOs three times by Barrons.
5/6/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tom Cotton

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to February 18, 2021 event with Senator Tom Cotton.  The program, entitled,  “China, Targeted Decoupling, and the Economic Long War,” was the virtual launch of a report from Senator Tom Cotton which offered recommendations for how the United States can decouple key strategic sectors of its economy from China, mitigate the costs of decoupling, and reorganize parts of the federal government to wage the economic long war with China. The conversation with Senator Cotton was held with Reagan Institute Director, Roger Zakheim. Let’s Listen
4/29/202154 minutes, 52 seconds
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Karen Tumulty

In this week’s Reagan Forum Podcast we go back to April 12, 2021 for our virtual event with Karen Tumulty to discuss her brand new book, “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan,” which is being touted as the definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century: Nancy Reagan. Let's listen. 
4/22/202154 minutes, 52 seconds
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Assessing The State Of Our National Defense

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to March 5, 2021, when we live-streamed our virtual event with Former Secretaries of Defense Mark Esper and Leon Panetta and former United States National Security Advisor HR McMaster. The virtual conversation, moderated by Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim, focused on defense policy and priorities given the new political environment and current national security threats, challenges, and opportunities. Let’s listen.
4/15/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we go back to our March 11, 2021 virtual event with Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber. In December 2020 Sydney Barber was appointed as the brigade commander for the United States Naval Academy – the first black female brigade commander at the academy. In an interview with The Capital Gazette about the appointment, Sydney said, “I see it more as a responsibility and a privilege and an honor to be able to be someone to pave the way. I feel extremely blessed that I have this opportunity to open doors for people who are coming after me.” The brigade commander — who serves for a semester — is selected by the academy's senior leadership through an application and interview process. The role was previously held by 1st Class Ryan Chapman, who called Barber a "catalyst for action, a visionary, a listener, a doer, and a person driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of passion and heart full of love." Barber, who is a mechanical engineering major, joined the Reagan Foundation’s Chief Learning Officer Tony Pennay in a conversation about her role. Let’s listen.
4/8/202158 minutes, 23 seconds
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Assassination Attempt Panel

As part of the year-long commemoration, the Reagan Foundation will be holding a series of virtual events that look at, and discuss, one of these historic anniversary dates.  The first virtual event in this series commemorated the 40th anniversary of that fateful day – March 30, 1981 – when President Reagan and three others were shot. During this virtual event, which originally aired on YouTube on March 30, 2021, you will hear from the people who were there that day, including Former United States Secret Service Agent Ray Shaddick, the agent who helped shove President Reagan into the car, before closing the door behind him Former United States Secret Service Agent Tim McCarthy, who was struck by one of the bullets aimed at President Reagan Former White House Advance Staff Rick Ahearn, who helped to save White House Press Secretary James Brady’s life with his quick actions that day Former White House Speechwriter Mari (Maseng) Will, who drafted the speech the President delivered that day and was walking in front of the President when the shots rang out. Let's Listen   
4/1/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dana Perino

During today’s conversation with Martha MacCallum, Dana Perino discusses Everything Will be Okay, a no-nonsense how-to guide to life for young women looking to reframe their thinking, to believe in themselves, to take risks, to understand their power, and to feel better overall through finding serenity and taking action.  The book covers topics such as how to manage your relationships, how to be your best self on the job, how to solve the biggest problems you’re facing, and how to move past perceived obstacles. For everyone from the job-seeker fresh out of college to the ambitious career woman looking to make her next big jump up the ladder, Everything Will be Okay has tips, advice, and reassurance for young women everywhere. Let’s listen.
3/25/202144 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Tim Tebow Foundation which works to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.  He has granted close to 100 official W15H experiences through his W15H program, which fulfills the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. Working with so many special children inspired Tim to write his first children’s book, Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember.  Each character in the book is named after one of the W15H kids he has met, children who have since passed away.  In a recent interview in People Magazine, Tim said that these children have had such an impact on his life, so it was important to him to honor them, their memory, and how much they meant to him. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Tim Tebow discusses his new book, a book that he hopes inspires children to appreciate that they are unique, special and wonderful. Let’s listen.
3/4/202140 minutes, 11 seconds
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James Patterson

In this week’s A Reagan Forum we bring you one of the world’s best selling authors and trusted storytellers – James Patterson - who joined us on February 17, 2021 for conversation on his latest book, Walk in My Combat Boots.  Joining us in the conversation was the book’s co-author, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann who’s story of survival during a combat in Mogadishu in 1993 is told in the epic film, Black Hawk Down. James Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He has given over three million books to schoolkids and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. With over 150 millions copies of his book in print, and over 180 titles printed, James Patterson recently called Walk in My Combat Boots the most important book of his career.  The book is a powerful collection, crafted from hundreds of original interviews which are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, James Patterson and Matt Eversmann discuss their book, which they say will change the way you view our military.  It’s the stories that your fathers and mothers, your sons and daughters, who have come back from battle have never been able to tell you.
2/25/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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President Reagan's Birthday

President Reagan loved his birthday.  He always joked it was an anniversary of his 39th birthday.  This February 6th would have marked the 71st anniversary of his 39th birthday. In honor of this week commemorating the 110th anniversary of his birth passing, this week’s “Reagan Forum” podcast is a compilation of past birthday events as a tribute to our nation’s 40th president. Let’s start with Secretary James Baker and his remarks honoring what would have been President Reagan’s 107th birthday, on February 6, 2018:
2/11/202112 minutes, 49 seconds
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Connie Mack

In this week’s A Reagan Forum we bring you Senator Connie Mack, who joined us in conversation on January 19, 2021 for his recent, Citizen Mack: Politics, an Honorable Calling. Cornelius McGillicuddy III, popularly known as Connie Mack, is a Republican politician who served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (between 1983 and 1988) and two terms in the U.S. Senate (between 1989 and 2001) before announcing his retirement in 2000. Throughout his service in both the House and Senate, Connie Mack supported the passage of legislation related to health care, financial modernization, modification of the tax code, and public housing reform. A cancer survivor, Senator Mack was a strong advocate for cancer research, early detection, and treatment, co-founding the Senate Cancer Coalition.Fun fact?  His paternal grandfather was Connie Mack, former owner and manager of baseball's Philadelphia Athletics and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Senator Mack discusses his new book, which former Vice President Dick Cheney calls “an account of his spiritual journey which is honest, humble, and explains much about the man and his life of service. Let’s listen.
2/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mark Salter

In this week’s A Reagan Forum we bring you American speechwriter Mark Salter, who joined us in conversation on December 7, 2020, for his brand-new book, The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain. Governor and Mrs. Reagan first came to know John McCain as a returning prisoner of war whose POW bracelet they had worn. That bracelet has been on display in the Reagan Library since its opening in 1991. In the years after, he became a deeply respected and cherished personal friend. Senator McCain was an inspiring risk-taker. Time and again, he demonstrated his willingness to sacrifice for his country and his beliefs. From his extraordinary courage in a Hanoi dungeon to his practice of putting principle over political expediency, he consistently modeled character and conviction. Mark Salter’s Luckiest Man is a deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors who worked with the Senator on several nonfiction books as well as on political speeches, and who also served as his chief of staff. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Mark Salter discusses his new book, which covers all the major events of McCain’s life while also introducing aspects of the man that the public rarely saw and hardly knew. Woven throughout this narrative is also the story of Salter and McCain’s close relationship, including how they met, and why their friendship stood the test of time in a political world known for its fickle personalities and frail bonds.  The capstone to Salter’s intimate and decades-spanning time with the Senator, The Luckiest Man is the authoritative last word on the stories McCain was too modest to tell himself and an influential life not soon to be forgotten. Let’s listen.
1/28/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dave Barry

In this week’s A Reagan Forum, we bring you bestselling author and humorist Dave Barry, who joined us in conversation on December 1, 2020. According to his website, Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers across the country, winning the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988.  He has also written more than 30 books. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Dave Barry discusses his writing career and his love of dogs, not to mention the softcover release of his latest book, Lessons from Lucy, the Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog, in which Dave decides that his dog is aging better than he is, and it’s time to figure out why. Let’s listen.
1/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Veterans Day

Although we’re two months past the event, we wanted to share with you today our November 11, 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony which was very special to us at the Reagan Foundation.  Veterans Day is always special to us – as it’s a day to thank our nation’s heroes for our freedom – but this year was even more special because it was the first in-person event we have held since the COVID19 shutdown of our campus.  We were only permitted to host 100 people on our campus, and those 100 people were made up of veterans, active military and their families, and then the event was livestreamed to anyone else who wanted to watch. Our program had two keynote speakers – Congressman and former fighter pilot – Mike Garcia, and Congressman and former Navy Seal, Dan Crenshaw. Congressman Garcia represents California’s 25th congressional district – which is home to the Reagan Library.  He’s also a highly decorated United States Naval officer and leader who served his country with distinction and is lauded as one of the most talented fighter pilots in the Navy. Congressman Crenshaw represents Texas’s 2nd congressional district.  As a Navy Seal he served five overseas deployments, and during the third was struck by an IED blast in Afghanistan, destroying his right eye and leaving him almost blind in his left.  Yet he recovered and did two more deployments overseas, finally retiring in 2016 as a Lt Commander. Let’s listen.
1/14/202130 minutes, 51 seconds
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Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we bring you Fox News Host Maria Bartiromo and the Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman, who joined us in a virtual conversation on November 18, 2020. Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network as the Global Markets Editor in January 2014.  She is the anchor of Mornings with Maria and Sunday Morning Futures on that channel.  James Freeman is assistant editor of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page and author of the weekday Best of the Web column. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman discuss their brand-new book, “The Cost: Trump, China, and American Revival,” which explains why, in the wake of the coronavirus—which clearly has had an effect on the economy—now, more than ever, strong leadership is critical for American revival and recovery. Let’s listen.
12/31/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Candace Owens

Candace Owens is the founder of the BLEXIT Foundation, which is dedicated to the advancement of urban and minority communities by encouraging youth to seek and take advantage of opportunities in 21st Century America..  She is also the host of “The Candace Owens Show” on PragerU which airs every other Sunday. In describing herself, she has said: Choosing to think has been one of the most transformative secrets of my life. It’s brought me closer to others and has opened the world up to me in a way that I never knew was possible. I believe if we can turn the dial on the way people view themselves, we can change the world instantly – for the better. I am a fighter. And right now, I’m fighting for the heart and soul of a country I love. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Candace Owens discusses her brand-new book, “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape From the Democrat Plantation, “ which she says lays bare the myth that all black people should vote Democrat—and shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient. Let's Listen. 
12/24/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Judge Douglas Ginsburg

During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Judge Ginsburg discusses his new book, Voices of our Republic, is a companion piece to his 3-part 2020 PBS Series, A more or less perfect union, which he also talks about with us today.  Voices of Our Republic features thoughts about the Constitution from personalities, dignitaries, and everyday heroes, who help answer the question of why the Constitution is so important and how it can be applied to political discourse today. Each person emphasizes a different part of the Constitution―from the Bill of Rights to the 19th Amendment and beyond―and why those particular passages are important, serving as a key resource for those looking to better appreciate the foundation of American government and to increase our understanding of its application during its initial creation and still today. Let’s listen.
12/17/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Natan Sharansky

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we bring you Jewish dissident Natan Sharansky and American Historian Dr. Gil Troy, who joined us in a virtual conversation on November 2, 2020. Natan Sharansky was convicted in 1978 on trumped-up charges of treason and spying for the United States, sentenced to 13 years in prison. After spending 16 months in Moscow’s LEF-OR-TOVO prison, frequently in solitary confinement and in a special torture cell, Natan Sharansky was transferred to a notorious prison camp in the Siberian gulag.  During the years of his imprisonment, Sharansky became a symbol for human rights in general and Soviet Jewry in particular. Natan Sharansky joins us in conversation today to discuss his new book, Never Alone: Prison, Politics and My People, which is co-written by Gil Troy, an award-winning American presidential historian and a leading Zionist activist, who was recently named as one of the top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life. They are joined in conversation by Roger Zakheim, director of the Reagan Institute. Let’s listen.
12/10/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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Matt Gaetz

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we bring you Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who joined us in a virtual conversation on October 27, 2020. Matt Gaetz is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. His work in Congress focuses on national security, veterans’ affairs, and adherence to constitutional principles. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Congressman Gaetz discusses his new book, “Firebrand,” a book he is quoted as saying is “your invitation to the front lines of our fight.”  He goes on to say, “This is not my chronological diary. You can watch me on television for that. This is how we prevail with joy—and exactly how an exciting president is leading the way against all odds.” Let’s listen.
12/3/202036 minutes, 3 seconds
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Fred Ryan

During the virtual conversation, we discussed a brand-new book published by the White House Historical Society called, Wine and the White House: A History.  The first book of its kind, Wine and the White House is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience of wine. The fully illustrated pages also feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection. Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining at the White House. While some appreciated and enjoyed wine, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. Still, others campaigned to outlaw wine and banned it from the White House; their successors celebrated its return. More recently, all presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States. Today’s conversation was between the Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, and the book’s author, Fred Ryan, who served as President Reagan’s Assistant to the President from 1982 to 1989 and as his post-presidential Chief of Staff from 1989 until 1995. Let’s listen.
11/19/202059 minutes, 31 seconds
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H.R McMaster

LtGen McMaster was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018. He is currently the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, HR McMaster discusses his brand-new book, “Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free world” which is a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security. Let’s listen.
11/12/202054 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer is a lifelong Republican. His role in reshaping the Republican National Committee’s PR strategy helped the party rebuild after losses in 2012. He implemented his same strategies in 2014 and lead the party to sweeping victories. In 2016 prior to the must-see Republican primary debates, Sean worked on behalf of the party to restructure debate formats creating more informative and fair debates. Sean’s efforts as the RNC’s Chief Strategist and Communications Director landed him a spot in PR Week’s Power 15 list for 2016. During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Sean Spicer discussed his brand-new book, “Leading America,” which examines the upwards battle conservatives have to face from the media, Hollywood, academia, and big tech. Let’s listen.
11/5/202051 minutes, 14 seconds
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Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker and New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser has written an unmatched case study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power told through an account of one of the most significant and influential leaders in modern American government never to serve as president of the United States in their new book, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker, III.   The book is the byproduct of more than two hundred interviews with sources including three former presidents, two former vice presidents, and a variety of former secretaries of state. James Baker has provided significant access to himself and his family members, along with never-before-revealed documents, memos, diaries, and letters. During today’s conversation with Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch, Peter and Susan discuss the man who ran Washington. Let’s listen.
10/29/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Matt Pottinger

Matt Pottinger currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor under Donald Trump. He was the Senior Director for Asia in the Trump Administration since January 2017. In that role, Mr. Pottinger advised the President on Northeast and Southeast Asia, and coordinated U.S. policy for the region. Mr. Pottinger lived and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China from 1997-2005, reporting for Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. He then joined the US Marines, at age 32, with active duty in Japan and three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, followed by reserve duty at the Pentagon and the Defense Intelligence Agency. In a 2005 essay in the Wall Street Journal about his career change from journalism to the military, he said, “living in China … shows you what a nondemocratic country can do to its citizens.  I’m not an uncritical, rah-rah American.  Living abroad has sharpened my view of what’s wrong with my country, too.  It’s obvious that we need to reinvent ourselves in various ways, but we should also be allowed to do it from within, not according to someone else’s’ dictates.” During today’s conversation with Reagan Institute director Roger Zakheim, Mr. Pottinger discusses the increasingly tense US – china relationship.
10/23/202046 minutes, 39 seconds
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Gerald Seib

Gerald Seib is the executive Washington Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  He joined the Dallas bureau of the WSJ as a reporter in 1978 and transferred to the DC bureau in 1980.  He covered the Ronald Reagan White House in 1987 and 1988 and won the Aldo Beckman award for coverage of the White House and the presidency.  Mr. Seib was also part of the team from the Wall Street Journal that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news category for its coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks. On August 25, 2020, Gerald Seib’s book, “We Should Have Seen It Coming; From Reagan to Trump – a Front Row Seat to a Political Revolution” was published.  The book chronicles the rise, climax, and decline of one of the great political movements in American history—the forty-year reign of the conservative movement, from the election of Ronald Reagan to the Republican Party's takeover by Donald Trump During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director, John Heubusch, Gerald Seib discusses his book, which Rahm Emanuel calls a “thoughtful analysis of the recent historical trends that led us to today.”
10/15/202051 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders

During today’s conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch, Sarah Huckabee Sanders discusses her new memoir, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House,” a book she summaries as the story of her challenges of being a working mom at the highest level of American politics, and her role in the historic fight raging between the Trump administration and its critics for the future of our country.” Let’s listen.
10/1/202054 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dr. Jamel Wright

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we bring you Dr. Jamel Wright, who joined us in a virtual conversation on September 4, 2020.Dr. Jamel Wright is the 27th President of Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater. She is also the first woman and African American to lead the 165-year-old institution. Dr. Wright has led the effort to update Eureka College’s strategic plan, enhance communications, overhaul the Title IX policy and processes on sexual discrimination, work collaboratively with human resources to examine and refine hiring practices and establish strategic community partnerships. During the virtual conversation with Ronald Reagan Institute Director of Learning and Leadership, Janet Tran, Dr. Wright discusses President Reagan’s formative years at Eureka, President Reagan’s early advocacy for racial equality, and the challenges posed by COVID19 to higher education.
9/24/20201 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Sean Hannity

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present bestselling author and Fox News Host Sean Hannity who joined us in a virtual conversation on August 5, 2020.  This was a long-awaited event for us, as his last visit was in 2010 when he launched his previous book, “Conservative Victory.” Let's Listen. 
9/17/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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September 11

As we think of 9-11, we cannot forget, we cannot be complacent, and we most certainly cannot let the terrorists win.  Ronald Reagan said it best:“When terrorism strikes, civilization itself is under attack; no nation is immune.  There’s no safety in silence or neutrality.  If we permit terrorism to succeed anywhere, it will spread like a cancer, eating away at civilized societies and sowing fear and chaos everywhere…the United States can be proud of the role that it plays in that struggle…In our time, it’s terrorism that must be overcome.”
9/11/202031 minutes, 9 seconds
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KT McFarland

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present former Trump Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland who joined us in a virtual conversation on August 10, 2020. The Reagan Foundation had been working with her office since 2016 trying to create an event and one had finally been planned for July 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic shut down event venues and we had to postpone our event.  Thankfully for us – and all our listeners -- she agreed to do it virtually and earlier this month she joined the Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director to discuss her bestselling book, “Revolution: Trump, Washington and ‘We The People.’ Let’s listen.
8/27/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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Carlos Curbelo

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present our virtual conversation with Congressman Carl Curbelo, the son of political refugees who fled tyranny and oppression in Cuba, rising to hold office in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Congressman representing Florida’s 26th congressional district. Congressman Curbelo joined our Reagan Institute Policy Director Rachel Huff for a conversation on how conservatives should approach climate change and how his bipartisan approach to politics stems from Reaganite principles. Let’s listen.
8/13/202052 minutes, 2 seconds
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Larry Hogan

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present the Chairman of the National Governors Association and the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.  This podcast is from our virtual conversation with Governor Hogan from July 28, 2020 – the actual launch date for his brand-new book – entitled, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” Let's listen
8/6/202052 minutes, 26 seconds
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Brad Thor

Our next event in our virtual series was with New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor, who has written twenty thrillers including Blowback which was named “one of the top 100 killer thrillers of all time” and The Lions of Lucerne which was named “one of the best political thrillers ever.” In his latest book, Near Dark: A Thriller, his hero, Scot Harvath, discovers that the world’s largest bounty has been placed on him.  His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. During this virtual conversation with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Brad Thor discusses his latest book, as well as real threats facing the world today. Let’s listen:
7/30/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Liz Cheney

Congresswoman Cheney represents Wyoming’s at-large congressional district and was elected by her colleagues to serve as the House Republican Conference Chair, the third-highest position in GOP House leadership, in 2018. During this virtual conversation, led by Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim, Congresswoman Cheney discussed how the GOP can better engage young and women voters, the ongoing protests engulfing our country, and the importance of U.S. leadership in the world.Let’s listen:
7/23/202054 minutes, 15 seconds
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Newt Gingrich

The Reagan Foundation continues to release new virtual programming almost every week.  On June 23, 2020, the launch date for his new book, the Reagan Foundation hosted former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to discuss his brand new book, Trump and the American Future: Solving the Great Problems of our Time. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Speaker Gingrich discuss the spread of the coronavirus, the highs and lows of the economy and the 2020 election. Let’s listen:
7/18/202053 minutes, 22 seconds
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4th of July Event

For over 20 years, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has hosted a day-long 4th of July commemoration fun for the entire family.  Over 3,500 people come up to our hilltop each year to enjoy games, activities, arts and crafts, presidential lookalikes and patriotic music.  When COVID19 closed our Museum to the public our thoughts quickly turned to our joyous event and how we might be able to still celebrate it while still conforming to new policies and guidelines about social distancing and limited group sizes. So this year we went 100% virtual!  From an online 4th of July costume contest, to at-home crafts and activities, to a great virtual event, we were proud to still bring our community a great engaging, educational and family fun day. It might be a week after the 4th of July, but it’s never too late for engaging patriotic content. Let’s listen.
7/17/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mike Garcia

This week we bring you our third virtual program since the Reagan Museum closed due to COVID19, which was held on June 12, 2020, when we had the honor of hosting U.S. Representative Mike Garcia, who was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives on May 19, 2020.  Congressman Garcia represents California’s 25th Congressional District, which includes the Reagan Library. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Congressman Garcia discussed the special election, his plans as our new Congressman, and his thoughts on reopening California post COVID. Let’s listen:
7/2/202045 minutes, 9 seconds
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Chris Wallace

This month we have brought you two of our virtual programs since the Reagan Museum closed due to COVID19.  This week we’ll bring you our third program, which was held on June 18, 2020, with Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Mr. Wallace discussed his brand new book, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days that Changed the World. Let's Listen. 
6/26/202045 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning journalist and author who helped pave the way for #MeToo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News Roger Ailes. She had previously hosted “The Real Story” on Fox News, and co-hosted the number-one rated cable morning news show, “Fox and Friends," for more than seven years. On June 26, 2015, Ms. Carlson came to the Reagan Library to discuss her latest book, Getting Real, a candid memoir which shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world.  
6/18/202051 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jonathan Karl

Last week we brought you our first virtual program since the Reagan Museum closed due to COVID19.  This week we’ll bring you our second program, which was held on May 26, 2020, with ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl. During our virtual discussion with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s executive director, Mr. Karl discussed the responsibility of the news media during the Coronavirus, as well as his brand new bestselling book, Front Row at the Trump Show.
6/11/20201 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Virtual Event with Steve Forbes

Like most of the businesses across our country, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum closed to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 13, 2020 as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. This included all employees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to begin to work from home.  To ensure we continued our mission of bringing thought-provoking content, even while our doors are closed, we began to offer virtual programming. Our first online virtual event was on May 4, 2020 with Forbes Inc CEO Steve Forbes. Let’s listen:  
6/4/202052 minutes, 12 seconds
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Reagan Retrospective Season 4

We are spending the month of May bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts. These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life. Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years.  They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history.  We hope you enjoy. Today we are going back to 2019 for our fourth and current season of Reagan Retrospective podcasts. Let's listen. 
5/28/202021 minutes, 15 seconds
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Reagan Retrospective Season 3

 We are spending the month of May bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts.  These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life.  Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years.  They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history.  We hope you enjoy. So far we’ve brought you 6 episodes from season one and 6 more from season two.  Today we are going back to 2018 for the third season of Reagan Retrospective podcasts. Let's listen.
5/21/202023 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reagan Retrospective Season 2

We are spending the month of May bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts.  These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life.  Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years.  They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history.  We hope you enjoy. This Thursday we are going back to 2017 for the second season of Reagan Retrospective podcasts. Let’s Listen.
5/15/202019 minutes, 36 seconds
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Regan Retrospective Season 1

We are going to spend the month of May by bringing you some of our favorite Reagan Retrospective podcasts.  These podcasts are stories shared by people who knew President and Mrs. Reagan best – people who worked with them, were friends with them, and knew them throughout their life.  Each podcast brings you new behind the scenes stories from the Reagan years.  They’re funny, poignant, and rich in history.  We hope you enjoy.
5/7/202024 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ted Kennedy

President Reagan felt very strongly about reaching across the aisle and working in a bipartisan manner.  He used to joke that he and Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill could argue all day long, but at 5 pm they could enjoy each other’s company over a friendly glass of beer. Another friend from across the aisle was Senator Ted Kennedy. The two men knew how to be political adversaries, not political enemies. In 2002 when Senator Kennedy presented President Reagan with the Congressional Gold Medal, he described the president as “a good friend and a generous foe.” And that the President “sought to defeat his opponents, not destroy them.” On April 28, 2007, Senator Ted Kennedy spoke at the Reagan Library to a sold-out audience which included Mrs. Nancy Reagan and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let's listen.
5/1/202054 minutes, 46 seconds
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Steve Case

On April 29, 2016, America Online co-founder Steve Case came to the Reagan Library to speak about his new book, “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.” In the 1990s, Steve Case built and grew AOL into the top-performing company in the United States.  At its peak, more than half of all consumer internet traffic in the US ran through the AOL service that Steve created.  Then, later on when Steve engineered AOL’s merger with Time Warner, he became for a while the Chairman of the biggest media and communications empire in the world. Let’s listen:
4/23/202055 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw came to the Reagan Library on April 14, 2012 to discuss his sixth best-selling book, “The Times of our Lives.” The book, much like countless Ronald Reagan speeches, quite admirably takes on the challenge of inspiring Americans to make a positive difference in their families, their communities, and their country as we work together to revitalize the American dream. During his time at the Reagan Library, Tom Brokaw sat down in conversation with Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss the book, his memories of Ronald Reagan, and the importance of civility. Let’s listen:
4/16/202057 minutes, 48 seconds
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Steve Forbes

On April 7, 2016, Steve Forbes came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, “Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity,” a book which could act as a common-sense blueprint to restoring hope, growth, and opportunity to our society today. Let’s listen.
4/9/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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David Horowitz

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to April 5, 2017, when we hosted David Horowitz for a lecture and book signing for his book, “Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America” in which he shared his thoughts on how President Trump and the GOP need to lay out their agenda and how to claim ultimate victory for the conservative cause. Let's listen.  
4/3/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ari Fleisher

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to March 19, 2013 when former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher came to the Reagan Library to share his views on the Republican party and how the party can begin wining national elections again. Let’s listen:
3/26/202059 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kenneth Walsh

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Kenneth Walsh, one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history, as he’s covered the White House for US News and World Report since 1986.  He has written numerous books on the presidency, including a book on Presidential Retreats, a book on Air Force One, a book on Ronald Reagan and a book on White House photographers. Let’s listen:
3/20/202056 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sharyl Attkisson

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to March 11, 2015 when Emmy award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Atkinson came to the Reagan Library to discuss her new book, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”During her visit to the Reagan Library, Sharyl Atkinson sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss how she had been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals. Let’s listen
3/12/202056 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gianno Caldwell

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Gianno Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Strategic Consulting and a political analyst on Fox News. Gianno sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Chief Administrative Officer Joanne Drake to discuss how conservative values helped a kid from the south side of Chicago find a life of opportunity.  Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history. Let's listen. 
3/5/20201 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Dennis Prager and Mark Joseph

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look at the terrifying violence on college campuses across America as students lash out at any speaker brave enough to say something they disagree with.  This topic is now a best-selling book and eye-opening documentary called “No Safe Spaces” by conservative talk radio host Dennis Prager, Hollywood producer Mark Joseph and television and radio personality Adam Carolla. Let's listen.
2/27/202057 minutes, 46 seconds
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Craig Shirley

n this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Craig Shirley, the author of four bestsellers on President Ronald Reagan, including “Rendezvous with Destiny” and “Reagan’s Revolution.” On this visit to the Reagan Library, Craig promoted his latest book, “Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother.” During his visit to the Reagan Library, Craig Shirley sat down in conversation with Reagan Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch to discuss “Mary Ball Washington,” which is an intimate portrait of America’s original first family in a groundbreaking major biography, filled with rich anecdotes and stories that reveal the father of our country in a fresh and original way. Let's listen. 
2/20/202052 minutes, 23 seconds
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President Reagan's Birthday

Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2020 with keynote speaker Drew Dix. Drew is the current President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War. Let’s listen:
2/14/202034 minutes, 15 seconds
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Scott Brown

2/7/202043 minutes, 34 seconds
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Robert O'Brien

For our last podcast in January, we’ll wrap up last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, with our closing session with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. The program began with remarks by National Security Advisor O’Brien, followed by a moderated conversation with Fox News co-anchor of America’s Newsroom Bill Hemmer, which included discussions on the historic importance of the Reagan military build-up, President Trump’s initiative to rebuild the armed services, the Trump Administration’s Iran policy, the U.S.-China trade war, and a host of other topics in the concluding session of our 2019 Defense Forum. Let's Listen.
1/31/202034 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mattis and Panetta

As we continue to bring you some of the panels and discussions at last month’s Reagan National Defense Forum, in this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at panel number 10, entitled “From Syria to China: The Role of freedom and democracy in defense policy.”  The panelists included two former secretaries of state – General James Mattis and the Honorable Leon Panetta. Let’s listen.
1/23/202052 minutes, 47 seconds
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Service Chiefs

Defense Forum, in this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at our first Fireside Chat of the day, Training and Equipping the Joint Force to Execute the In our continuation of bringing you some of the panels and discussions at last month’s Reagan National National Defense Strategy. During this panel, we brought together all of the service chiefs of the United States Military for a conversation to discuss what measures the services are taking to implement the National Defense Strategy and their efforts to build the military we need for the future. Let’s listen.
1/16/202046 minutes, 48 seconds
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Jeff Bezos

In this week’s Reagan Forum podcast we’ll look at our second Fireside Chat of the day, which was a conversation with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.  Mr. Bezos discussed the need for big technology companies to work with the U.S. government, what the national security community can do to recruit and retain technical talent, and ways big organizations can remain nimble and innovative. Let's listen.   
1/9/202032 minutes, 16 seconds
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New Year

In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1985 joint message for the 1986 new year.
1/2/202010 minutes, 35 seconds
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Christmas

Yesterday was Christmas.  And from all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and heathiest of holiday seasons. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on Christmas Let’s listen.
12/26/201921 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mark Esper

On December 6 and 7, 2019, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum.  In an era where the threats to our national security are increasing in number and complexity, the Reagan National Defense Forum allows senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with these challenges. This year’s Defense Forum’s keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Mark Esper, followed by a Q&A led by Fox News Anchor Bret Baier. Let’s listen.  
12/19/201949 minutes
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Nikki Haley

On December 12, 2019, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley came to the Reagan Library to discuss her new book, With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace. Let's Listen
12/12/201950 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Dr. Robert Ballard"

On September 11, 2017 we hosted Dr. Ballard, the man responsible for finding the Titanic, as we discussed the story behind finding the Titanic for our exhibit we had on display at the time.  It was a fascinating program where he took the audience on a journey of ocean exploration. Let's Listen. 
12/5/20191 hour, 34 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Thanksgiving"

Today is Thanksgiving.  And from all of us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, we wish you and your family the happiest and heathiest of thanksgiving. In this week’s A Reagan Forum Podcast, we’re going to go back to last year’s “Words to Live By” podcast featuring President Reagan’s thoughts and messages to the American people on thanksgiving.Let’s listen.
11/28/201915 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Dr Wilfred McClay"

For a variety of reasons, ranging from the corrosive effects of our popular culture to the fragmented view of the American past promoted by academic historians, we have been steadily losing a sense of our past as a source of strength and sustenance for the tasks ahead. Dr. McClay spoke at the Reagan Library on November 15th to explore the possibilities in a program entitled, “Recovering the American Story: Consciousness and the American Past.” Let's Listen.
11/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Regan Forum "Donald Trump Jr."

On November 10, 2019, Donald Trump, Jr. came to the Reagan Library to speak about his latest book, Triggered, which is about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what you believe in, and proves offense is the best defense. Let's Listen. 
11/14/201944 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Janice Dean"

On October 24, 2019, Janice came to the Reagan Library to discuss her latest book, Mostly Sunny: How I learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days, an honest yet optimistic book that reveals the obstacles she's faced that could have severely impacted any professional woman's career. Let’s listen.
10/31/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Rand Paul"

According to a recent poll, 43% of Americans believe socialism would be a good thing. To combat this issue, Senator Paul and his wife, Kelley, wrote a book entitled, The Case Against Socialism. On October 18, 2018, Senator and Mrs. Paul came to the Reagan Library and sat down with Reagan Foundation and Institute executive director John Heubusch to discuss their book. Let's Listen 
10/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Richard Cheney"

Richard Cheney faithfully served five US presidents during his political career. The Vice President came to the Reagan Library on September 20, 2011 to discuss his book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.  Prior to taking the stage, he was asked by the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s Executive Director what made him write the book. Let’s listen.
10/17/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Regan Forum "Brad Smith"

On October 4, 2019, Brad Smith came to the Reagan Library to discuss his book, Tools and Weapons: The promise and peril of the digital age, which takes the reader into the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. Let's Listen.
10/10/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Major Garrett"

On September 30, 2019, Major Garrett came to the Reagan Library to discuss his latest book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride.” Major Garrett in CBS News’s chief correspondent, a position he has held since 2018. He’s also the host of “The Takeout” podcast, a weekly podcast about politics, poly and pop culture.Let's listen.
10/3/20191 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "David Gregory"

David Gregory came to the Reagan Library on September 21, 2015, to sit down in conversation with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director to discuss this and more. Let’s listen
9/26/201959 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "James Mattis"

In this podcast we go back just one week to September 12, 2019 when former Secretary of Defense James Mattis came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand-new book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.
9/19/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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A Reagan Forum "Neil Gorsuch"

In this podcast, we go back just two days to September 10, 2019, when Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand-new book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It.Let's listen.
9/12/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Mike Pence"

On September 8, 2016, during the 2016 presidential election cycle, vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, then Governor of Indiana, came to the Reagan Library to share his thoughts on Ronald Reagan, the presidency, and America.Let's Listen.
9/5/201958 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Regis Philbin"

Back on October 29, 2012, Regis Philbin came to the Reagan Library to discuss his new memoir, “How I Got This Way.” His book contained inspirational advice and shared his secrets to success and happiness that he had learned from his innumerable celebrity encounters, his close, personal friendships, and, of course, his relationship with his loving wife and family.Let’s listen.
8/22/201952 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Tommy Lasorda"

In honor of our Baseball exhibition, the Reagan Forum featured Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. After a brief career as a left-handed pitcher, Tommy Lasorda became one of the most enthusiastic and successful managers in baseball history. Lasorda, who has been with the Dodgers for 65 years, led the team to two world championships, four National League titles and eight division titles in 20 years as manager of the team. Following his retirement as manager, Lasorda became a special advisor to the chairman of the Dodgers. One of his most memorable accomplishments was managing the United States to its first-ever gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
8/15/201954 minutes
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A Reagan Forum "Jerry Yellin"

The Last Fighter Pilot is the account of Captain Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of WWII on the morning of August 15th out of Iwo Jima. Captain Yellin is a sharp, engaging, 93-year-old veteran whose story is brought to life by New York Times bestselling author Don Brown (Treason).From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs—on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9-the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. New York Times bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yellin, now ninetythree years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 15th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over— but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America’s last living World War II veterans.
8/13/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Lawrence Kudlow"

In JFK and the Reagan Revolution, Kudlow and Domitrovic argue that in order to recover the greatness of America and reestablish ourselves as a prosperous country, we simply need to embrace the bipartisan wisdom of two great presidents. They make the case that the solutions needed to solve the long economic stagnation of the early twenty-first century are the free-market principles of limited government, low tax rates and a strong dollar – principles once embraced by both the John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan administrations.Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC’s Senior Contributor. He previously hosted CNBC’s primetime show “The Kudlow Report” and currently hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and writes a weekly syndicated column. Brian Domitrovic is a historian, professor and senior associate at the Laffer Center for Supply-Side Economics.
8/1/201952 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Carly Fiorina"

Carly Fiorina was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business when she was hired at Hewlett Packard. In her six years as Chairman and CEO, she doubled its revenues to $90 billion and quadrupled its growth to 9%. She currently serves as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC, the Chairman of Good360, and the Chairman of Opportunity International. On May 4, 2015 she announced her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Elections.
7/25/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Eric Bolling"

When our nation’s capital was built in Washington DC, it was constructed on the sight of a swamp that had to be drained. President Trump believes that we need to repeat history – in other words, “drain the swamp.”  In his new book, The Swamp, Eric Bolling presents an anger inducing, amusing, revealing, and outrageous history of American politics -- past and present, Republican and Democrat.  Bolling covers a litany extraordinarily appalling national political scandals, high crimes and misdemeanors, and even events that should have been simply a blip on the radar and mushroomed into a spiraling-out-of-control controversies. Bribery, blackmail, backroom dealings…they’ve always been a part of our political make up, but it seems it’s getting worse all the time. And those that get hurt most are the American people.  The Swamp is chock full of one doozy after another by our elected officials, and mirrors the way Washington national politics currently – and apparently always – has been played out. Can President Donald J Trump actually live up to his campaign promise of “draining the swamp?” Eric Bolling has become one of the most important “must listen to” voices and “must read” opinion-makers on today’s political narrative, regardless of where you reside on the political aisle. He is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Wake Up America. He is currently the host of the new hit Fox News Channel Show, “The Fox News Specialists,” and before that was one of the hosts of FNC’s “The Five.” He also is the host of the Fox Business Network show, “Cashin’ In.” Before coming to Fox, Bolling was a successful New York Mercantile Exchange trader for many years.
7/19/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Brad Thor"

In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel,  part demon. They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. One man is all three. Two days ago, that man was crossed—badly. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge. Brad Thor’s internationally bestselling novels have been published in over 24 countries. Mr. Thor has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit, and has lectured to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats. He has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference, the Young America’s Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration.
7/11/201956 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "4th of July"

Happy 4th of July!   The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
7/11/201911 minutes, 25 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "George Will"

The Conservative Sensibility is a monumental new reflection on American conservatism, examining how the Founders’ belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition--one that now finds itself under threat. In the intellectual battle between the vision of Founding Fathers like James Madison,  who  advanced  the  notion of natural rights that pre-exist government, and the progressivism advanced by Woodrow Wilson, the Founders have been losing. It’s time to reverse America’s political fortunes. Expansive, intellectually thrilling, and written with the erudite wit that has made Will beloved by millions of readers, The Conservative Sensibility is an extraordinary new book from one of America’s most celebrated political writers. George Will is a Pulitzer Prize award-winning Washington Post columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs.
6/27/201959 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Michael Pompeo"

A Reagan Forum with remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State. Secretary Pompeo's remarks on “Supporting Iranian Voices” will be delivered as part of a visit with members of the Iranian-American community in the United States. This event is SOLD OUT, so be sure to set a reminder and join us on YouTube.
6/20/201953 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Mark Levin"

The Mark Levin Show has been one of the top rated and hottest shows on Talk radio broadcasting daily on nearly 400 stations since its inception. He is also one of the top authors in the political arena. Mark’s show on WABC in New York City skyrocketed to Number 1 on the AM dial in his first 18 months on the air in the competitive 6:00 PM and hasn’t looked back since. Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute host on The Sean Hannity Show, and has also been an advisor to Limbaugh, who frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname "F. Lee Levin." He is perhaps more well-known for his nickname, "The Great One," coined by his friend Hannity. On Television, Mark heads “Life, Liberty & Levin” on The Fox News Channel, a show that goes beyond soundbites and clickbait with in depth analysis and interviews that effect todays issues that get only a minute or so on other outlets. Mark also hosts “LevinTV”, a nightly program available to subscribers on CRTV. Mark Levin is one of America’s preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. Levin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Conservative Review, a contributing editor for National Review Online. He has served as a top advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet – including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington DC. From five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.Unfreedom of the Press shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: “not government oppression or suppression,” he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news. 
6/13/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Shannon Bream"

Whether it’s her work today as a reporter and host for Fox News, her years in law school, or the time she spent competing in pageants like Miss America,  Shannon Bream has spent her entire adult life navigating high- pressure environments where perfection is expected and competition is the name of the game. But in this laugh- out-loud book of stories and inspiration, Shannon shares the moments away from the cameras and the halls of government, in which she learned that the values and faith of her blue-collar upbringing could keep her grounded in a world where everyone wants you to be something other than who you are. In Finding the Bright Side, Shannon continues a conversation about authenticity, humility, and trusting in God that she’s already begun with her followers on social media. She shares behind-the-scenes stories from Washington, D.C., revelations from her time reporting on the Supreme Court, and lessons learned from the most challenging moments of her life—from the time she was fired from her first job and told, “You’re the worst person I’ve ever seen on TV,” to the time she heard “There is no cure.” But through all of this, faith (and a little bit of stubbornness!) has helped Shannon to keep hope, find purpose in the pain, and find laughs along the way. Shannon Bream currently serves as anchor of Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream (weekdays 11pm-12am/ET). She joined the network in 2007 as a Washington D.C. based correspondent covering the Supreme Court.
6/6/201955 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Tom Cotton"

Arlington National Cemetery is the most sacred shrine in America. Its hallowed grounds contain presidents, privates, and some of the most famous names in military and political history—Supreme Court justices, five-star generals, and Medal of Honor recipients—as well as liberated slaves, and, at the fabled Tomb of the Unknown, the bodies of soldiers known only to God. Sacred Duty, is not only an intimate and inspiring portrait of Arlington National Cemetery’s Old Guard (the official ceremonial unit of the U.S. Army and America’s oldest infantry unit, dating to 1784), but also a personal chronicle of Senator Cotton’s time as a platoon leader in the unit.   In writing and researching the book, Senator Cotton has spent the past year closely shadowing the unit’s soldiers, original reporting that forms the spine of the book. Tom Cotton is a United States  Senator  from  Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and   in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between combat tours, he served with the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”) at Arlington National Cemetery. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He served one term in the House of Representatives before election to the Senate.
6/4/201957 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Newt Gingrich"

What if the Russians really are colluding with Americans...on the left? #1 New York Times-bestselling author Newt Gingrich returns with this rollicking tale of high-stakes international intrigue—the first book in a contemporary series filled with adventure, betrayal, and politics, that captures the tensions and divides of America and the world today. Collusion raises many of the most significant issues facing America in real life today. Is Russia our ally, or our enemy? Are American leftist activists susceptible to influence from aboard? How far will our enemies go to disrupt our politics and weaken the nation? Can we trust the media to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys? Newt  Gingrich   and   Pete   Earley   have   entertained and educated readers with three previous novels of Washington scandal and foreign interference. From its explosive opening through several twists  and  turns  to its heart-stopping end, Collusion is their most timely and powerful novel yet. Newt Gingrich served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He’s the founder of Gingrich 360, an American consulting and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges and seize opportunities.
5/23/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Doug Brinkley"

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look  at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit. Doug Brinkley is also the editor of The Reagan Diaries.
5/20/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Kevin McCarthy"

Congressman Kevin McCarthy proudly serves California’s 23rd congressional district and is currently the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman McCarthy was first elected to Congress in 2006, quickly became Chief Deputy Whip, and later served as Majority Whip. In 2014, he was selected as the Majority Leader of the House—the first Californian to hold the position—where he now leads Congress in fighting for individual liberty, free markets, an efficient and effective government, and a vibrant civil society. Since being elected to Congress, he and his Republican colleagues have cut out-of-control government spending, promoted North American energy independence, passed bills to create jobs, and highlighted the growing dangers to the United States and the need for American leadership throughout the world.
5/9/20191 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Nick Mueller"

On June 6, 1944, an estimated 160,000 Allied troops landed by sea and air on the Normandy coast in France, launching one of the largest and most critical military campaigns in history. In a special conversation presented in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller will explore the unique collection of personal accounts of those who were there, featured artifacts, and historic documents featured in his new book, “Everything We Have”: D-Day 6.6.44. Gordon H. Mueller, PhD, former historian and Vice Chancellor at the University of New Orleans, served as Founding President and CEO of The National WWII Museum. During a distinguished career at the university, Mueller made his mark as a popular teacher, dean, and vice chancellor. He continues to lead overseas WWII tours and speaks widely on the war experience, the nature of the American Spirit, and nonprofit leadership. Dr. Mueller will sit on stage in conversation with Turner Classic Movies host and film commentator Ben Mankiewicz
5/2/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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A Reagan Forum "RISE 2018 Secretaries"

RISE is a day-long, bipartisan conference assessing the American education landscape in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal report: A Nation at Risk. RISE 2018 took place on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.. Introduction by The Honorable Ann Korologos, Trustee, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Panelists include; - The Honorable Bill Bennett, 3rd US Secretary of Education - The Honorable Betsy DeVos, 11th US Secretary of Education
4/29/201929 minutes, 24 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Ask A Jew, Ask A Gentile"

An enlightening and entertaining dialogue with Jewish Talk Show Host Dennis Prager and Christian Pastor/Broadcaster    Alistair    Begg.    Moderated by National Radio and Television host Hugh Hewitt.
4/18/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Joel Rosenburg"

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg on his latest book, The Persian Gamble (Publish Date: March 12, 2019). This event is free to attend; however, books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process. 
4/11/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Ben Shapiro"

In The Right Side of History, Ben Shapiro argues that America has a God-shaped hole in its heart and we shouldn’t fill it with politics and hate.  Ben Shapiro explains that the Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas because too many of us have lost sight of the moral purposes that drive us to be better or the sacred duty to work together for the greater good.  The book is a stark warning, and a call to spiritual arms, to get our civilization back on track. Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” the top conservative podcast in the nation, which recently won “Best News Podcast” at the iHeartMedia Podcast Awards.  
4/4/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Victor Davis Hanson"

In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well- qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter- billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States--and an extremely successful president. Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He has written or edited 24 books, including The Second World Wars.
3/21/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "George W Bush"

In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we present George W. Bush, the former President stopped by to discuss his new book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.
3/14/201957 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Gary Sinise"

3/7/20191 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to June 6, 2018 when the Reagan Foundation welcomed former White House Social Secretaries Lea Berman, who served George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who served Barack and Michelle Obama. They came to the Reagan Library to discuss their new book, “Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life.”
2/28/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Past Birthday Speeches"

This week’s “A Reagan Forum” will be spent honoring President Reagan, who would have turned 108 on February 6th. We will be listening to past remarks from special guests at the Reagan Library, and even a few words from President Reagan himself. If you listened to our February 7th Reagan Forum podcast you might recall that President Reagan used to always joke it was an anniversary of his 39th birthday. Why, you might ask? Well….you'll find out why!
2/21/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Chris Christie"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we go back to February 9, 2019 when former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face-Politics," and to set the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as his frank insights and experiences with President Trump.
2/14/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "President Reagan's Birthday"

President Reagan loved his birthday. He always joked it was an anniversary of his 39th birthday. This February 6th would have marked the 69th anniversary of his 39th birthday. Since President Reagan’s passing on June 5, 2004, the Reagan Foundation has worked with United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton to hold a birthday celebration on February 6th of each year to honor the life and legacy of our nation’s 40th president. Each year the program includes live musical entertainment from the 1st Marine Division Band, an honor guard, a rifle guard, and the official laying of the White House Presidential Wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite. Keynote speakers in prior years have included Rudy Giuliani, Elizabeth Dole, James Baker, and Sam Donaldson. In this week’s A Reagan Forum podcast, we listen in to the ceremony held on February 6, 2019 with keynote speaker Senator Jon Kyl.
2/7/201940 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Gary Linfoot"

In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to March 2, 2017 when Chief Warrant Officer 5, Gary Linfoot, US Army Retired, spoke at the Reagan Library. Gary has over 23 years of military service, including serving as a member of the Army's elite 160ᵗʰ Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In June of 2008, while conducting operations in Iraq, Gary's helicopter suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crash-landed. As a result, Gary suffered a broken back and was instantly paralyzed below the waist. He retired from the Army in 2010 but continues to serve the Night Stalker community as an A/MH-6 Simulator Flight Instructor. Flash forward to 2013 when Gary became the first military recipient of an EKSO exoskeleton for home use through a grant from the Infinite Hero Foundation, allowing Gary to walk again.
1/31/201958 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Robert Gates"

In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to January 29, 2014 when former United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates came to the Reagan Library to discuss his brand new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," a strikingly candid and vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
1/24/201957 minutes, 37 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Laura Ingraham"

In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we look back to November 17, 2017 when television and radio host Laura Ingraham came to the Reagan Library to discuss her book, "Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump."
1/17/20191 hour, 17 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Karl Rove"

The Reagan Foundation has been very honored to have hosted Karl Rove at the Reagan Library many times. In this week's A Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to March 26th, 2010, for Karl Rove's discussion on his new memoir, "Courage and Consequence," a candid and behind-the-scenes view of some of history's turbulent and momentous years.
1/10/201951 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Secretary James Mattis at RNDF"

On November 30 and December 1, 2018, the Reagan Foundation and Institute held its annual Reagan National Defense Forum, allowing senior leaders from the defense community to come together with viewpoints on how best to deal with growing threats to our national security. This year's theme was Peace Through Strength in an Era of Competition, and its keynote address was delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable James Mattis.
1/3/201954 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "The Gold Star Memorial Unveiling"

In this week's A Reagan Forum podcast, we go back to November 12, 2018, for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly installed Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.
12/27/201836 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Christmas at the Reagan Library"

In honor of the Christmas Holiday, today's A Reagan Forum podcast is dedicated to the ways in which the Reagan Library celebrates the season. Since the Library's opening, the Museum has hosted a Christmas Tree Exhibit from mid-November through the first week of January. But, this year, we have also added a brand new nighttime touring experience called Holiday Lights at the Reagan Library. Happy Holidays!
12/21/201811 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "RNDF 2015 with John McCain"

In this week's "A Reagan Forum," we look back to 2015, when Senator John McCain, who was Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee at the time, sat on a panel entitled “Defeating ISIS and Dealing with IRAN: Managing the battlefield in theatre and in DC.” Prior to taking the stage, Senator McCain also sat down for an exclusive interview with the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s executive director.
12/13/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Katie Couric"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to December 7, 2011 when American journalist and best-selling author Katie Couric came to the Reagan Library to discuss her book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.”
12/6/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Newt Gingrich"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we travel back in time to November 28, 2012 when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined us at the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, “Victory at Yorktown.”  This was Speaker Gingrich’s fourth time to speak at the Reagan Library, although he came back many times after, as well.
11/29/201846 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Stanley McChrystal"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present General Stanley McChrystal, who spoke at the Reagan Library on November 14, 2018.
11/15/201859 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Marc Ambinder"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Marc Ambinder, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 10, 2018.
11/8/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Eric Metaxas"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present radio host and New York Times best selling author Eric Metaxas, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 23, 2018 to promote his latest book, "Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World". 
11/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Ken Starr"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present American lawyer, United States circuit judge and United States Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 18, 2018.  
10/25/20181 hour, 22 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Rick Perry"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Texas Governor Rick Perry, who spoke at the Reagan Library on October 27, 2014. 
10/18/201853 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Terry Bradshaw"

As part of the special exhibit, the Reagan Foundation reached out to football players and broadcasters as part of its speaker series. On October 9, 2015, football hall of fame legend Terry Bradshaw came to the Reagan Library to speak. 
10/11/20181 hour, 37 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Steve Forbes"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to October 5, 2012 when Steve Forbes came to the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, “Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government Isn’t”. 
10/4/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Peter Thiel and Ryan Holiday"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present a conversation between Peter Thiel and author Ryan Holiday on Holiday’s latest book, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue. 
9/27/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present US Navy Veteran and bestselling author Lynn Vincent and documentary filmmaker Sara Vladic.  They came to the Reagan Library on September 13, 2018 to discuss their new book, Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man.    
9/20/20180
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A Reagan Forum "Judge Jeanine Pirro"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Fox News Channel. She came to the Reagan Library on September 5, 2018 to discuss her latest book, “Liars, Leaders and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.”   
9/13/201859 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Ben Carson"

On May 24, 2014, Dr. Carson released a book entitled, “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future.”  Dr. Carson came to the Reagan Library on September 28, 2014 to discuss the book.  
9/6/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Greg Gutfeld"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present bestselling author and Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld who spoke at the Reagan Library on August 12, 2018 to promote his new book, “The Gutfeld Monologues.” 
8/30/201857 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "John Heubusch"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we feature the Reagan Foundation and Institute’s own executive director, John Heubusch.  
8/23/201858 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Marco Rubio"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to August 23, 2011 when the Reagan Library hosted United States Senator Marco Rubio.    
8/16/201844 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Jeb Bush"

In 2015 the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation partnered with CNN to host a Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Each of the candidates were also invited to come to the Reagan Library earlier in the year to discuss issues that were important to them. On August 11, 2015, Florida Governor Jeb Bush came to the Reagan Library to deliver a speech.  
8/9/201846 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Sean Spicer"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The role of the White House Press Secretary is an important one; they have to juggle working for both the press and the president.
8/2/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo"

A Reagan Forum with remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018. Secretary Pompeo's remarks on “Supporting Iranian Voices” was delivered as part of a visit with members of the Iranian-American community in the United States.
7/26/201844 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Peter Robinson & Pat Sajak"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 23, 2017 when we hosted a conversation between Presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson and special guest Pat Sajak to discuss President Reagan’s historic “Tear Down This Wall” speech.  
7/19/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Ann Coulter"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 16, 2015 when conservative and political commentator Ann Coulter sat on stage with author and radio personality Larry Elder to discuss her book, “Adios America.”   Adios, America was her 2015 bestselling book which attacked America’s immigration issues straight on.  Ann has described herself in the past as someone who likes to “stir up the pot” and she uses these tactics to get at the heart of the issues straight on.   
7/12/201858 minutes, 1 second
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A Reagan Forum "Condoleezza Rice"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to July 14, 2009 when Condoleezza Rice addressed our audience.  It was less than seven months after serving our nation as the 66th Secretary of State, the first African-American woman to ever serve in this position.  Her speech was the most-attended Reagan Forum in the Library’s 18-year history.    
7/5/201857 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Dana Perino"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to June 8, 2015, when we hosted Fox News Channel’s Dana Perino for her memoir, “And the Good News is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side.”  
6/28/201855 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Donald Rumsfeld"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to May 21, 2013 when we hosted Donald Rumsfeld, who, over the course of his life served as a Member of Congress, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense twice  --  the only such example in U.S. history  --  and literally a dozen or more important federal advisory roles.  
6/21/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Paul Ryan"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to May 22, 2012 when we hosted Congressman Paul Ryan for one of our “Perspectives on Leadership” Forums. During his remarks, Congressman Ryan speaks about budget reform, welfare reform, tax reform and the need for bipartisan support.  
6/14/201859 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Honoring the Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan"

2014 marked 25 years since President Reagan left the White House and 10 years since our nation mourned his death.  On June 5, 2014, the Reagan Foundation and Institute commemorated these anniversaries with a special program at his Presidential Library that focused on his legacy and impact on the country so many years since leaving office.  
6/7/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Rand Paul"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who spoke at the Reagan Library on May 31, 2013.  During his remarks he spoke about the scandals plaguing our government and how out of control it has become. He also discusses solutions and what changes we need to make to improve our systems.
5/31/201849 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Bret Baier"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Bret Baier - a number one bestselling author and award-winning anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier. Bret had previously spoken at the Reagan Library twice before.  The first was in 2014 for his book, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” which shares the story of Bret’s son’s ongoing battle with heart disease and how fighting the disease transformed his own life and family.
5/24/201855 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Mitt Romney"

On May 25, 2010, to an audience including first lady Nancy Reagan, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney spoke at the Reagan Library.  He had previously been at the Reagan Library in May 2007 and January 2008 during the Republican presidential candidates debates.    
5/17/20181 hour, 12 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "General Petraeus"

General David Petraeus served in the United States Army for almost four decades, beginning with his graduation from West Point in 1974.  In the 10 years that followed 9-11, he was deployed for 6 and a half years, culminating his career with six straight commands, five of which were in combat.    
5/10/201858 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Shelia Tate"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Sheila Tate, who served as press secretary to First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985.  Sheila remained in contact with Mrs. Reagan often until her passing in 2016.    
5/3/201858 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "The 1st 100 Days of the Trump Presidency"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back exactly one year ago today – to April 26, 2017, when the Reagan Library hosted a first 100 days review of the Trump Presidency.  
4/26/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Dr. Robert Ballard"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to September 11, 2017 when we hosted one of the most accomplished and well known of the world’s deep-sea explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard. Dr. Ballard is best known for his historic discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic, as well as his discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world.
4/19/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Steven Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we look back to November 5, 2017, when United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin sat on stage with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in a discussion on tax reform. 
4/12/201841 minutes, 29 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Mark Levin"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we travel back in time to August 19, 2017 when television and radio host Mark Levin joined us at the Reagan Library to discuss his new book, Rediscovering Americanism: And The Tyranny of Progressivism. This was Mark’s fifth visit to the Reagan Library for a lecture and book signing!
4/5/201859 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Karen Pence and Charlotte Pence"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and her daughter, Charlotte Pence. They visited the Reagan Library to promote their children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President. Marlon Bundo is the Pence’s pet bunny rabbit! In fact, he’s known by the nickname BOTUS, or Bunny of the United States, and he’s become a national celebrity! 
3/29/201853 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Erick Erickson"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Erick Erickson, a man whom, in 2016, The Atlantic magazine called one of the most influential conservatives in America. But Erick wasn’t at the Reagan Library to discuss politics.  Erick was here to share his inspiring book about life’s enduring values.  
3/22/201854 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Craig Shirley"

In this week’s “A Reagan Forum” we present Craig Shirley, the author of four bestsellers on President Ronald Reagan, including “Rendezvous with Destiny” and “Reagan’s Revolution.” Craig Shirley will discuss his latest book, "Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative".
3/15/201854 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Reagan Forum "Mark Weinberg"

In this week's "A Reagan Forum" we present Mark Weinberg, a former spokesman, advisor and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. Mark Weinberg spoke at The Reagan Library on March 6, 2018 to discuss his new book, "Movie Nights with the Reagan's".
3/8/201845 minutes, 49 seconds