Episode 107 – A Conversation with George P. Shultz and Bob Chitester (Podcast)

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz is one of only two people to have held four different Cabinet posts. As Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989, he was instrumental in shaping the administration’s foreign policy. Listen in as Secretary Shultz and Bob Chitester talk about Shultz’s background and the kind of upbringing and education that led to his illustrious career. A Conversation with George P. Shultz and Bob Chitester was originally recorded in 2006.

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Episode 106 – The Art of Listening (Podcast)

George Shultz, former Secretary of State, and Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, were responsible for the initial meetings that led to melting the ice of the Cold War. In this conversation, the two diplomats talk about their first meeting and the impressions each had on the other. Their candid exchanges made it possible for the United States and the Soviet Union to begin the process of communication. You can sense the beginnings of a mutual respect. “This is a different man. This is an agile mind… you can have a conversation with this man. He’s terrific.” This …

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Episode 105 – Things into Fiction (Podcast)

Richard Strier, author and winner of the Warren-Brooks Prize for Literary Criticism, talks with the late Richard Stern, author and professor of literature, about their memories, observations, and perspectives. Stern credits life experiences for giving texture and animation to his work and early influence from his family life on his strong preference for a concise and “boiled down” writing style. Share in “Things into Fiction” between two literary giants, originally recorded in ­­­­­­­­­­2003.

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Episode 104 – Empirical Economics (Podcast)

“How do we get new economic ideas? One of the fascinating questions that always bothers me, and many economists, right, is how do you get an Albert Einstein?” James Heckman posed this question to the late Robert Fogel in this discussion about Empirical Economics, originally recorded in 2001. The two Nobel prize winners talk about some of the history of economics and how changes in scientific knowledge embody the new technologies and the motor and engine of economic growth.

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Episode 101 – Conversation with Walter Wriston and Bob Chitester (Podcast)

Walter Wriston, the former Chairman and CEO of Citicorp, was widely regarded as the single most influential commercial banker of his time. Originally recorded in 2004, Conversation with Walter Wriston and Bob Chitester covers the winding road Wriston took to the pinnacle of his field and the influences that guided his journey. Listen in as they share anecdotes and personal information about their lives and choices.

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Episode 100 – PRC Forum: Milton Friedman (Podcast)

The late Dr. Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel Laureate in Economics and host of Free To Choose, urges alertness to the difference between false and real problems concerning government in PRC Forum: Milton Friedman. The problem is not budget deficits, trade deficits, or federal debt. The problem is government spending relative to income, protectionist policies, and unfunded debt resulting from entitlements. It was recorded in 1987.

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Episode 95 – Privatization (Podcast)

Listen to Economists Keith Bush (Russia), Ben Slay (East-Central Europe), and John Tedstrom (East-Central Europe) discuss how to introduce a market economy in nations that have had totalitarian command economies for 40 to 70 years. The challenge is significant and there are varied approaches to the problem. It was recorded in 1991.

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