What We’re Watching – August 9


Rowena Itchon – Yes, I Really Did Work for Ronald Reagan
When people learn that I worked at the Reagan Speechwriting office, people ask me if I ever met the President. My brother recently came across this old video in 1986 when the staff did the annual photo op. You’ll see some staffers – like Peggy Noonan and former congressman Dana Rohrabacher. There’s also my old friend John Dannerbeck, who is the husband of PRI’s events consultant Laura Dannerbeck.

Evan Harris – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Economic Club of Washington, DC
The Economic Club of Washington D.C. recently sat down with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the latest developments on tariffs with China, the Middle East, and more. According to the secretary, the first thing that he literally does every morning is read about China.

Tim Anaya – The 96 Year Old Speeder Brings Us Something to Smile About
I defy you to watch this video and not smile. During a week when we could use something to smile about, the 96-year-old speeder and this judge deliver.

Ben Smithwick – Beware the “Summer Melt”
This video produced by The 74 highlights an innovative program launched by KIPP Public Charter Schools to combat the so-called “summer melt” phenomenon – when college-accepted teens lose interest and motivation to go to college.

Kerry Jackson – Don’t Make Things Worse
Adam Carolla is a genius at making great points with humor.

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