The Quadpod: "Keeping it Local"

Welcome to another episode of the Quadpod!  Inspired by the many converging paths on our campus where faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families meet, we bring you stories from all angles, told by many voices.

On this episode, we look at how Baylor is involving itself in our local community through civic engagement and the Harris-Stanford Honors program. Listen by clicking here.

First (2:30), we hear from the director of the program, Jaime Melton '94, and Emmie Treadwell, director of strategic initiatives, about their leadership work with students this year (9:40), and then we follow up with three of the program's students as they discuss the importance of civil discourse (11:40) during this divisive year in American politics (Rosa Anderson-Barrera '21, Creighton Arrington '21, and Brett Cooper '22).

Coinciding with early voting, you can listen to a series of interviews conducted by Harris-Stanford students with Baylor alumni and friends who are involved in the upcoming city elections. Specifically, we hear Blair Mard '05 talk about her work for the Kim White for Mayor campaign (17:00), Baylor parent Thomas Lee on his run for district 2 of the city council (24:00), Ken Hays '72 about his ambitions for district 7 of the city council (29:45), Andy Berke '86 on what’s special about this year’s mayoral race (37:10), and then hear two of the mayoral candidates, (44:00) Tim Kelly '85 and (51:40) Monty Bruell '79, talk about their respective visions for the city.

Each conversation is introduced by the honors student who conducted the interview. To hear the full interviews, go to our playlist by clicking here.

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