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Author: Dartmouth Alumni Relations

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Alumni love to catch up with each other on walks around Occom Pond in Hanover, New Hampshire. This podcast features uplifting and informative conversations between Dartmouth alumni about their careers and important topics of the day. Enjoy.
9 Episodes
CNN Anchor, Jake Tapper '91, sits down with Professor Charles Wheelan '88, at a recent Rockefeller Center event to discuss the outcome of the recent election and his career journey after Dartmouth. 
Leah Torrey from Dartmouth's Center for Social Impact talks to former U.S. Labor Secretary, Robert Reich '68.
Austin Beutner '82, the Superintendent of the Los Angeles County school system talks about the challenges faced by the second largest school system in the country. There's something here for administrators, teachers, parents, and students. 
Rob Adams '90 joins the podcast for a conversation about raising four children during a global pandemic and the variety of challenges he has faced during his career. Rob served as the President of Simon Pearce during the 2008-2009 Great Recession, President and COO of Grassroots Soccer fighting HIV AIDS in Africa, and overcame the destruction of his company's production facility by fire as the COO of Solaflect. Rob is an incredibly upbeat and resilient person. This conversation is a perfect antidote for these difficult times. 
Walter Palmer '90 talks to Jan Malcolm '77, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health. Commissioner Malcolm is a public health policy expert and answers questions received from alumni on the COVID-19 outbreak. 
Walter Palmer '90 has a conversation with Dr. David Silbersweig '82, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Institute for the Neurosciences at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Silbersweig shares how his work to deliver mental health care has evolved during these uncertain times, the impact of the pandemic on patients and caregivers, and some simple and evidence-based advice on how to deal with the increased stress we all are facing during these times. 
Dr. Joanne Conroy '77, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health  talks about the coronavirus's arrival in the Upper Valley, her vision for the future of health care, and tells stories from her own time as a medical student. It's a conversation full of hope and reassurance. 
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter decided that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympic Games to protest the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. Senior Associate Athletic Director, Ian Connole, talks with former US National Team and Olympic rowers Judy Geer '75, Bets Kent '77, and Kurt Somerville '79 whose season was cut short by the boycott. 
Hanover business owners discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on Main Street. Allie Levy '11, owner, Still North Books & Bar, John Pepper '91, Boloco co-founder, and Jarett Berke TU'17, owner and CEO, Lou's Restaurant & Bakery talk to Walter Palmer '90.
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