Simoncast Simoncast is keeping the legacy of Senator Paul Simon alive through wide-ranging, civil conversations. Host John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, sits down with elected officials, historians, journalists, policy analysts, military experts, economists, authors, philanthropists, and others to learn about their lives and careers and elicit their perspectives on our changing world.Simoncast is the official podcast of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank working for better politics and smarter government and preparing students for careers in public service.Produced in collaboration with WSIU Public Radio. Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. Web support by JC Dart. Visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts or https://news.wsiu.org/podcast/simoncast for more information and a complete archive of the show. Support our show at paulsimoninstitute.org/support.
Simoncast

Simoncast

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Simoncast is keeping the legacy of Senator Paul Simon alive through wide-ranging, civil conversations. Host John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, sits down with elected officials, historians, journalists, policy analysts, military experts, economists, authors, philanthropists, and others to learn about their lives and careers and elicit their perspectives on our changing world.Simoncast is the official podcast of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank working for better politics and smarter government and preparing students for careers in public service.Produced in collaboration with WSIU Public Radio. Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. Web support by JC Dart. Visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts or https://news.wsiu.org/podcast/simoncast for more information and a complete archive of the show. Support our show at paulsimoninstitute.org/support.

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