Episode 035: MTU Commencement

Episode 035: MTU Commencement

Episode Summary: MTU Commencement Today’s podcast is the commencement address I gave for Michigan Tech this spring. In it, I discuss what I call “the myth of inevitability. We’re often told our present world was created by enormous, unstoppable forces. Not...
Episode 034: Al Gallup

Episode 034: Al Gallup

Episode Summary: Al Gallup Al Gallup, a 96-year old veteran of World War II, still bikes every day. A former assistant principal at Ann Arbor Huron and Dean of Community High School, during the early 70s he actually let the Huron students engage in sanctioned drag...
Episode 032: Rick Koubek

Episode 032: Rick Koubek

Episode Summary: Rick Koubek Richard Koubek grew up in Illinois and attended community college, but eventually rose to become department chair at Penn State, Dean and then Provost at LSU, and Michigan Tech’s tenth president in 2018, where he has led MTU to record...
Episode 032: Dave Deluca

Episode 032: Dave Deluca

Episode Summary: Dave Deluca Dave Deluca never went to camp as a kid, but got hooked on it when he became a camp counselor in college. Now he’s spent four decades working in YMCA camps as a counselor, a camp director, and now a CEO of Hayo-Went-Ha Camps, overseeing...
Episode 031: Brian Lawlor

Episode 031: Brian Lawlor

Episode Summary: Brian Lawlor Brian Lawlor has been the president of local media for Scripps TV for ten years, which has grown from 10 stations to 61 nationwide since Lawlor took over. His take-aways include: To be a good journalist you need to be curious, and that...

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