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The problems we have in the country are solvable, but not solvable the way we’re approaching them today, because of partisan politics. Richard Helppie, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist seeks to find a place in the middle where common sense discussions can bridge the current great divide.
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Rich takes a break from his vacation to comment on what's happening, what's being reported, and what's NOT being reported.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Part 2 of a two-part interview where Rich welcomes veteran author Thomas Frank, whose study and writings on American history, and more specifically American Populism, has made him an authority on gauging polities from the right, left and everything in-between.    Rich and Frank have a great conversation about the political climate today, and how things are repeating themselves some 140 years after the first great American Populism rage.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich welcomes veteran author Thomas Frank, whose study and writings on American history, and more specifically American Populism, has made him an authority on gauging polities from the right, left and everything in-between.    Rich and Frank have a great conversation about the political climate today, and how things are repeating themselves some 140 years after the first great American Populism rage.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich has Cornell Professor, Rick Geddes back on the Common Bridge to talk about President Biden's Infrastructure bill,  what should be in it, what probably shouldn't and how we should be paying for it.  This is a welcome return for Professor Geddes.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich talks about a sensible solution to gun control in America.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich hosts Yale Research Assistant, Sean-Michael Pigeon to talk about his OP-ED piece in USA Today which argues that eliminating meritocratic opportunities for students to excel will cause colleges to rely on the 'soft' parts of a résumé, which will benefit the rich.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich Talks with the authors Kerry and Linda Killinger, the authors of their new book, 'Nothing is Too Big to Fail,' which goes behind the scenes of the 2008 financial crisis and talks about what actions led to one of the worst recessions in history, and how, without focused action from the US government and leading organizations, we may be on track to repeat the same mistakes.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich brings to The Common Bridge Immigration Expert Laura Collins. Collins and Helppie talk about the history of immigration policy, where we are today as a country, and what the future may hold.  This is a departure from the dueling talking points so prevalent in our news.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
In the return of the Quick Take, Rich talks about current events half-way through President Biden's first 100 Days in Office.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich has a great talk with Tamika Hamilton, who ran for a seat on the 3rd Congressional District in California.  Ms. Hamilton talks with Rich about being a mother, a community advocate and Air Force Veteran, was well as the challenges of running as a Republican in a Democratic state.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich has a special guest, Dr. Richard Alley, a Geologist and Climatologist from Penn State University discussing Global Warming, Climate Change and the fuzzy math in between.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich talks with Stuart Taylor, co-founder of Princetonians For Free Speech about how Free Speech is being threatened on college campuses, Hollywood, and the Corporate Tech world.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich discusses media polarization in the post-Fairness Doctrine era with former CBS Programming executive, and journalist, Joe Ferullo.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich sits down with Rolling Stone contributing editor and author, Matt Taibbi to talk about the failure of fair news coverage on Fox, CNN, CNBC, etc.,  and the uphill battle to create a new media that is trustworthy and fair.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich has an absolutely fascinating discussion about our nation's failing infrastructure, and provides potential solutions, with Professor Rick Geddes from Cornell University, and former Commissioner of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.  This talk is amazing!Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich sits down with the Founder and and Co-Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital, and one-time White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci for some interesting discussions ranging from Trump to Biden to Bitcoin.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich talks with author and consultant, Andy Vassallo of the Aspen Summit Group about his new book, "The Focused CEO- Why Some Organizations Thrive and Others Spin Their Wheels."Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich talks with Dr. Roseanne Paglia about the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and the logistics surrounding that massive operation going forward.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich kicks off the new year and  talks about what we could do right and what could go dreadfully wrong in 2021, and where there's hope.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
Rich goes over the astonishing year 2020 was.  A look back at what was happening with The Common Bridge and world news.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)
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