In this episode Julie Walsh is again joined by her friend, Dr. Jill Scheibler, for the second part of their conversation on the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Jill is a community psychologist, a college professor and research coordinator, an art therapist, and the cofounder and Operations & Program Director of the nonprofit Make Studio, which empowers artists with disabilities to grow as professionals with visibility and voice in their communities.
Although not formally a student of political science, Politics-watching is Jill’s main hobby. She is an avid daily reader of news, she enjoys the political "horse race" but not at the expense of substance, and she knows all 50 states’ U.S. Senators by name if not sight. Jill identifies as a left-of-center/"pragmatic progressive" Democrat.
In this second part of their conversation, Julie and Jill cover the use of the White House as a setting for the Republican National Convention (and therefore potential Hatch Act violations), the involvement of the Biden and Trump families in the conventions, the tone of the conventions, and how you could see, reflected in the conventions, the existential threats of concern to varying elements of the political spectrum.
After their conversation, Julie provides a more personal take on what she (a disaffected Republican) thought of the conventions.
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