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The Insurgents: Trump and Sanders

Professor of History Dr. Chris Leahy sets the stage for the next chapter in the race for the White House.

On the surface, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have little in common.

However, on the March edition of Keuka College Today (WFLR, Finger Lakes Radio Network), hosted by Director of Grants, Government Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott, Professor of History Dr. Chris Leahy labeled Trump and Sanders as insurgents.

As the primary and caucus season heads into April, Leahy answered a number of burning questions, including:

Leahy also discusses the possibility of the Republican Party dealing with an open or brokered convention, and takes us back to the 1860 Republican convention when a man named Seward from Auburn, N.Y., was favored to get the nomination but was denied by a man named Lincoln from Springfield, Ill.

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Local Legislator Gives His Take on Cuomo Spending Plan

Last month, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State and Executive Budget address.

Phil Palmesano, a Republican who represents the 132nd District in the New York State Assembly, commented on the governor’s spending plan on the most recent edition of Keuka College Today, hosted by Executive Director of Grants, Government Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott and aired on WFLR (Dundee), part of the Finger Lakes Radio Network.

Palmesano offered his overall take on the budget and addressed some specific higher education issues, including:

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Drumm Sticks to Keuka College Lessons, Experience to Win Oswego County Seat

Less than six months after earning degrees in political science and organizational communication from Keuka College, Tom Drumm ’15 was elected to the 16th District seat on the Oswego County Legislature.

The 22-year-old recently discussed his experience as a candidate and what lies ahead on Keuka College Today, a monthly show aired on WFLR (96.9 and 101.9 FM, 1570 AM), part of the Finger Lakes Radio Network. The program is hosted by Executive Director of Grants, Government Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott.

Drumm credits his Keuka College education—primarily the teaching acumen of his professors and Field Period, including one with U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer—for playing a major role in preparing him for the challenges of a political campaign and holding elected office.

The Keuka College influence did not end on graduation day, however. Drumm recalled that a few days before the election, Dr. Angela Narasimhan, assistant professor of political science, led a group of six students to Oswego County to volunteer for the Drumm campaign, most notably by going door-to-door in the 16th District.

Drumm said he is focused on doing his best for the people of Oswego County, but he may just have what it takes to be a voice on the statewide and national political scenes in the years ahead.

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New York’s State of Education

Phil Palmesano is in his third term in the New York State Assembly. He represents the 132nd District, which includes Keuka College.

Recently, Palmesano was a guest on Keuka College Today, a monthly show hosted by Executive Director of Grants, Government Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott and aired on WFLR (96.9 and 101.9 FM, 1570 AM), part of the Finger Lakes Radio Network.

Palmesano discussed the state of higher education in New York, addressing such key issues as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and STEM Incentive Program. He also offered his take on START-UP NY and how to improve the business climate in the Empire State.

While proud to be a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, the assemblyman was quick to mention that his wife, Laura, is a graduate of Keuka College’s Accelerated Studies for Adults Program  (ASAP), and detailed why small private colleges are so important to the health and vitality of our region and state.

Palmesano also looked ahead to the upcoming legislative session.

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Hillary, The Donald, and Joe

To say the race for the White House has been wild and wacky is an understatement.

It wasn’t that long ago that pundits were predicting a Clinton-Bush rematch—this time Hillary and Jeb. Yes, Hillary is leading the Democratic polls but it’s been a rollercoaster ride for the former U.S. senator and secretary of state. And who knows what will happen after the Benghazi hearing? Who would have guessed her primary challenger would Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont. And Bernie is big, as his portrayal by Larry David on Saturday Light Live attests.

On the other side, Jeb has tumbled in the polls thanks to two insurgents—billionaire Donald Trump, whose bombastic style and views on immigration have drawn admiration and disgust, and Dr. Ben Carson, the soft-spoken surgeon who spoke at Keuka College in 2010.

What better person to make sense of all this than Dr. Chris Leahy, professor of history and political analyst. Leahy analyzed all the political maneuverings on the October edition of Keuka College Today, which airs on WFLR (1570 AM, 96. 9/101.9 FM, Finger Lakes Radio Network).

Adding intrigue to the show, hosted by Executive Director of Grants, Government Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott, was that it aired live a day after Joe Biden announced he would not run for president.

Leahy, a regular guest on the show, will offer his analysis during the primary season, after the conventions, and right before Americans go to the polls next November.

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