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Richard Gephardt

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Latest 13 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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On Balance with Richard Gephardt & Abby Brody

On Balance

Dr. Rod Berger speaks with Richard Gephardt, former congressman and current CEO of Gephardt Group, and Abby Brody, CEO of MYX about the need to evoke change in our education system. We are at a time of great optimism in education, both nationally and globally, but also of great division. Covid’s silver lining was the rapid adoption of new technology to close fissures exposed, but does this unique time in our history also allow the opportunity to rethink our entire approach? Higher education should prepare you for the next life step, but when 73 percent of graduates never use their degree, and only 11 percent of employers say graduates are ready for work, questions arise. This podcast explores these questions. Abby Brody, CEO of MYX, a combined online and experiential learning platform that provides flexible choice to students looking to ready themselves for life, shares her insight into the importance of experience and how MYX helps people find more meaningful paths. Former majority and minority leader and former democratic congressman Dick Gephardt gives his expert insight from the side of government and policy. He also shares his story of being impacted by a teacher who noticed and encouraged to follow his passion.


14 Feb 2022

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Richard Gephardt: "Democracy: Old School vs New Reality"

The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens

On this episode we welcome the Honorable Richard A. Gephardt to explore the challenges and opportunities present in our modern democracy. In his first-ever podcast appearance, Leader Gephardt details what he believes to be the primary challenges facing the United States today. He explains the conflict of interest between the business plans of social media platforms, civil society, and functioning democracy. He contrasts 9/11 and the Iraq war to current polarization and Jan 6 episode, as well as discusses what he’s doing to help work toward solutions. Gephardt additionally explains the importance of civic engagement, the importance of public service, and why he feels encouraged by the care that younger generations display for climate change and democracy. About Richard Gephardt Richard Gephardt is an attorney, author, lobbyist, and politician who served served 28 years in the United States House of Representatives. He is the President and CEO of the Gephardt Group, where he works to inspire a new understanding of citizenship based on activism to bring about economic, social, and political change. Gephardt previously served as the United States House Majority Leader (1989-95) and House Minority Leader (1995-2003). He is the author of three books, including An Even Better Place and The American Immigrant: The Outsiders. Find out more: http://thegreatsimplification.com

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12 Jan 2022

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Congressman Richard Gephardt

This Civic Moment

Congressman Richard (Dick) A. Gephardt has had a long, storied career in public service including elected local office in St. Louis and serving as a United States House Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. He served as both House Majority and House Minority Leader for the Democrats in Congress. In his role as Leader, Gephardt emerged as one of the leading strategists of the Democratic Party’s platform and chief architect to landmark reforms in healthcare, pensions, education, energy independence, and trade policy. In addition, he is President and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs.


21 May 2021

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WQA Radio #165 Richard Gephardt

WQA Radio

In this episode, we hear from former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, president of the Gephardt Group in Washington, in remarks he gave during the Live Virtual Education at the Water Quality Association. Leader Gephardt gives an overview of how COVID-19 is affecting policy and politics in Washington, and how difficult it is to predict which bills will get passed and which candidates will likely win in November. Plus, we'll have our WQA tip.https://wqa.org


23 Apr 2020

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WQA Radio #120 Richard Gephardt

WQA Radio

Our guest is the Honorable Richard Gephardt, former House Majority leader and head of the Gephardt Group, WQA’s lobbyist in Washington. He was honored at the WQA Convention & Exposition with WQA’s Honorary Member award. We talk with Leader Gephardt about his work for the association, the mood in Washington, and what he thinks is possible when it comes to policy affecting the Water Treatment Industry.Plus, we'll get a Regulatory Update from Kathleen Fultz and our WQA Tip. https://blog.wqa.org.


15 May 2019

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WQA Radio #14 - Richard Gephardt

WQA Radio

Former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt talks about the mood in Washington and what WQA members can expect to see when it comes to water issues and regulations in the coming year.


15 Mar 2017