DePauwlitics
Liam Says Farewell (Episode 23 - Sam VanderVeen, Sam Heichelbech, and Vinny Luciano)

Liam Says Farewell (Episode 23 - Sam VanderVeen, Sam Heichelbech, and Vinny Luciano)

May 4, 2019

In what is Liam's final episode as host, the Sams help him breakdown the DePauw Student Government election results and this show's involvement in the controversy! Then, we discuss Attorney General William Barr's testimony on the Mueller Report in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the second half, the future leaders of the show takeover the discussion on topics of their choice. In the final minutes, Liam thanks his listeners for supporting the show throughout the year! :')

Priestly Penultimate Show (Episode 22 - Fr. John Hollowell)

Priestly Penultimate Show (Episode 22 - Fr. John Hollowell)

April 28, 2019

In the second to last episode of this year's DePauwlitics, we are joined by Catholic Priest Fr. John Hollowell. We begin by discussing two tragic events: the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. Then, we interview Fr. Hollowell and discuss Church politics and the role of religion in the contemporary political landscape. 

A Couple of Candidate Conversations (Episode 21 - Summer Pappachen/Christian Rodriguez & Kaleb Anderson/Kobby Van Dyck)

A Couple of Candidate Conversations (Episode 21 - Summer Pappachen/Christian Rodriguez & Kaleb Anderson/Kobby Van Dyck)

April 20, 2019

Two wide-ranging conversations with this year's DePauw Student Government President/VP candidates. 

Summer and Christian's interview appears first. Kaleb and Kobby's interview begins at 23:40. 

SUMMER/CHRISTIAN

Slogan: "No" might make them angry, but it will set us free. #AllPowerToTheStudents

Instagram: @summer_christian

Link to Platform:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EWvuYhlcR4xEGLEMxcAXqVQTP_cxKFL9dLGfwDOgot4/edit

KALEB/KOBBY

Slogan: “A Vision With the People For the People!”

Instagram: @vote_kaleb_kobby

Link to Platform:https://docs.google.com/document/d/17wOpsYiZrEDLYGDcSw1XSbJ0I42zkon3MCdWQwt2B6g/edit

 

Note: DePauwlitics is an impartial radio show and does not make candidate endorsements. 

 
The Sheriff and Cheryl (Episode 20 - Scott Stockton and Cheryl Liu)

The Sheriff and Cheryl (Episode 20 - Scott Stockton and Cheryl Liu)

April 14, 2019

We're joined by two guests this week: Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton and recent Georgetown graduate Cheryl Liu! We begin with an interview with the Sheriff where we discuss his role, the biggest problems he sees in Putnam County, and his opinions on prisons, civil forfeitures, and Facebook hashtags. Then, we chat current events with Cheryl, including recent DHS shakeups and the latest polling in the 2020 democratic field.  

DePauwlitics Goes Presidential (Episode 19 - Mark McCoy)

DePauwlitics Goes Presidential (Episode 19 - Mark McCoy)

April 10, 2019

This week's episode features an hourlong discussion with DePauw University President Dr. Mark McCoy. We begin by unpacking the conclusion of the Mueller investigation and discuss its ramifications. Next, we talk about the politics of being a university president: Was the selection process “political”? How does one appease myriad constituencies? What is the best approach to communicating controversial decisions? The conversation then moves to free speech on campus as we discuss Trump’s recent executive order on conservative speech. We conclude with a conversation on Dr. McCoy’s policy advocacy and why he chooses to speak out on political issues that impact DePauw students. 

It’s… debatable (Episode 18 - Sam Heichelbech)

It’s… debatable (Episode 18 - Sam Heichelbech)

April 10, 2019

We’re joined this week by DePauw student Sam Heichelbech. We begin by discussing the tragic Christchurch shooting and New Zealand’s political response to it. We then discuss the grounding of Boeing 737 aircraft and why the FAA may have too many regulatory ties. A relevant issue to college students, our current events conversation concludes with discussion of the recent college admissions scandal. In the second half, we debate and discuss a number of hot-button policy issues from a recent national debate tournament.

A tough time for Trump (Episode 17 - Graham Votaw)

A tough time for Trump (Episode 17 - Graham Votaw)

April 10, 2019

On this week’s edition of DePauwlitics, we discuss the tension surrounding the Trump presidency with Graham Votaw. We begin by unpacking Michael Cohen’s fiery congressional testimony about his associations with the President. Then, we try to figure out what went wrong with the most recent North Korean summit. We then move to the interview portion of the show where we discuss Graham’s political involvements and his thoughts on hot-button civil rights and civil liberties issues. 

So, what does a Prosecutor REALLY do? (Episode 16 - Tim Bookwalter)

So, what does a Prosecutor REALLY do? (Episode 16 - Tim Bookwalter)

April 10, 2019

This episode of DePauwlitics features an hourlong conversation with Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter. First elected in 2005, Mr. Bookwalter shares what the role of a prosecutor actually entails and clears up some common misconceptions. We discuss some broader questions about the criminal justice system including its purpose, plea bargaining, and civil forfeiture. Then, Mr. Bookwalter explains his office’s relationship with Putnam County as a whole and with DePauw University specifically. 

Progressives and Presidents and Public Teachers, Oh My! (Episode 15 - Bruce Stinebrickner)

Progressives and Presidents and Public Teachers, Oh My! (Episode 15 - Bruce Stinebrickner)

February 24, 2019

This week's episode features Professor of Political Science, Bruce Stinebrickner! In our current events section, we discuss Bernie Sanders, the 2020 Democratic primary field, the Amazon pullout of NYC, and the legal challenges to Trump's National Emergency Declaration. Then, Professor Stinebrickner talks about his political involvements and public teacher salaries. 

“Only in Washington, D.C.” (Episode 14 - Emily Schabes)

“Only in Washington, D.C.” (Episode 14 - Emily Schabes)

February 18, 2019

Is Chief Justice John Roberts the new swing vote on the Supreme Court? Did the Virginia governor really do the moonwalk in blackface? Can Trump bypass Congress and declare a National Emergency to fund a wall on the Southern border? After we answer these burning questions, we hear from Emily Schabes about her experiences studying at Oxford, interning for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, and writing and editing for a college newspaper.