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Matt Bevin - Rebecca Costa

September 21st, 2017

Matthew Griswold Bevin was elected Governor of Kentucky in 2015. As Governor, Bevin has been an advocate of permitting insurance providers to compete across state lines, capping damages awarded for pain and suffering, allowing individuals to purchase health insurance with pre-tax earnings, and providing federal block grants to states to allow them to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.


Richard Painter - Rebecca Costa

September 15th, 2017

Richard Painter served as an Associate Counsel to the U.S. President from 2005 to 2007. During his tenure, he worked as the chief ethics lawyer for President Bush, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the Executive Branch. He is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota and is currently vice chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).


Robert Atkinson - Rebecca Costa

September 7th, 2017

Robert David Atkinson is a Canadian-American economist. He is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., which promotes policies based on innovation economics. As a respected policy expert and commentator, Atkinson has testified numerous times before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and appears frequently on news programs including BBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC Nightly News.


Karl Rove - Rebecca Costa

August 31st, 2017

Karl Rove is a renowned political consultant and policy advisor. Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. He oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating all White House policy-making processes. Since leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a political analyst, strategist and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. 


Deepak Chopra - Rebecca Costa

August 24th, 2017

Deepak Chopra is a prominent advocate of alternative medicine and bestselling author. Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating to the United States where he became Chief of Staff at New England Memorial Hospital. Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism and is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages. In 1996, he co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.


Peter Georgescu

August 17th, 2017

Peter Georgescu is the Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He emigrated to the United States in 1954 after being held as a political prisoner in Romania. His career spans 38 years, with top management experience both in the U.S. and Europe. In recognition for his contributions he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2011.  Mr. Georgescu is also the author of three bestselling books.


Jim Lehrer - Rebecca Costa

August 11th, 2017

Jim Lehrer is a journalist best known as the former News Anchor and Executive Editor for the PBS NewsHour. He is also known for his role as a popular moderator in more U.S. Presidential debates than any other journalist. In 1999, Lehrer received the National Humanities Medal and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and into The Silver Circle of the Washington, DC, Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of two Emmys, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award, the William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit and the University of Missouri School of Journalism's Medal of Honor.


Roger Stone - Rebecca Costa

August 3rd, 2017

Roger Stone Jr. is a long-time confidant of President Donald Trump, political consultant and strategist. Stone hosts the Stone Cold Truth radio program and is the author of several bestselling books. He has written for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New York Times as well as, Breitbart, and the FOX Opinion page. He is also a frequent guest on Fox News. Since 2009, Stone's annual "Ten Best and Worst Dressed" list has been featured in the Huffington Post and the New York Post. 


Steve Beshear - Rebecca Costa

July 28th, 2017

Steven Lynn Beshear was the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1974 to 1980, was the state's Attorney General from 1980 to 1983, and Lieutenant Governor from 1983 to 1987. He founded the consulting firm, Hourglass Consulting, LLC, and recently served as a Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Beshear’s 2017 book - People Over Politics - shares the inside story of how Kentucky made democracy work and how other states can do the same.


Karl Eikenberry - Rebecca Costa

July 21st, 2017

Karl W. Eikenberry served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009 until 2011, during the U.S. troop surge. He had a thirty-five-year career in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of lieutenant general. Eikenberry is presently the Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative and faculty member at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. He is a Stanford University Professor of Practice, and an affiliate at the FSI Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, Center for International Security Cooperation and The Europe Center.