11/24/2020  INTERVIEW WITH SOPHIE MILLS

Mark talked with Sophie Mills, Professor in the Department of Classics University of North Carolina Asheville. Professor Mills, who before coming to UNCA, taught the classics at Oxford and Bristol Universities has been instrumental in bringing to life
through two (2) virtual programs the play by Sophocles, “Antigone”, a classic example of Greek tragedy.
Has the Trump era been a modern take on an ancient Greek tragedy? What can “”Antigone”, a Greek tragedy written in the middle of the fifth century B.C., teach us about what we have witnessed for the last 4 years during the Trump era and what we are still witnessing as the current President and his supporters struggle with accepting his defeat. Listen below.

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11/17/2020  INTERVIEW WITH ROB SCHOFIELD

In the aftermath of the general election, Mark Lieberman and his guest on “The World According to Mark” Rob Schofield, the Director of Research at North Carolina Policy Watch discussed what happened in the 2020 Election, who got it wrong, flaws in our electoral process, the partisan divide and where we go from here. NC Policy Watch is a project of the North Carolina Justice Center, is a news and commentary outlet dedicated to informing the public — including elected officials as they debate important issues. Listen to the interview below.

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11/3/2020  INTERVIEW WITH MARK GIBNEY

Mark Lieberman interviewed UNCA Professor Mark Gibney on The World According to Mark. Mark Gibney talked about the way our Supreme Court works, ways it could be improved and what to expect from decisions nine Justices will render in the months ahead.  What’s in store for America in light of the 6-3, conservative-liberal split among the sitting Justices ?  Listen below.

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10/27/2020  INTERVIEW WITH JACKIE SIMMS

Today Mark Lieberman interviewed Jackie Simms on The World According to Mark. Jackie is affiliated with The Dogwood Health Trust and the founder of The Ethical Humanist Society. Dogwood has “a compelling vision for dramatically improving the health, equity and well-being of the people and communities of Western North Carolina.” This is an inspiring interview. Listen to the interview below.

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09/29/2020  INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK ROSENSTIEL

Concerned or confused about the Electoral College? This week Mark Lieberman interviewed Patrick Rosenstiel, chairman of the center-left Institute for Research on Presidential Elections and its advocacy arm, National Popular Vote, a movement to end-run the Electoral College without a constitutional amendment.
Mr. Rosenstiel has visited 45 states on behalf of National Popular Vote, lobbying state legislatures to enter into an “interstate compact” and agree to send their electoral votes to the winner of the most ballots cast in a presidential election, whether or not that candidate wins an outright majority. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Listen below.