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Rob McKenna, former Attorney General of Washington May 12, 2021 12:00 PM
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Online Program

Why I’m Still a Republican – The Two-party System in America

Some say there are four political parties in America: Biden Democrats, Sanders/AOC Democrats, Trump Republicans, and Reagan/Bush Republicans. On election day, however, only two major parties are listed. Is that going to remain the case? I will explain why I think the two-party system is here to stay, and what that means for Republicans like me who were not Trump supporters.

Dr. Andrew Sund, President of Heritage University May 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Online Program

Failure is NOT an option: Student Needs Demand Higher Education Changes

Andrew Sund, Ph.D. is the President of Heritage University, a 4-year private, non-profit college that sits amid the fields of hops on Yakama tribal land west of Toppenish, Washington.  The student body is 72% Latinx, 12% Native American, 72% female, and 85% first-generation college students.  91% of Heritage students qualify for federal and/or state financial aid.  It is the only university in the US with this demographic mix.  Since its founding in 1982, Heritage has graduated nearly 10,000 students.

Higher education can be a great equalizer in American society. A college degree increases earning capacity and improves the quality of life.  But despite many efforts, minority communities lag in degree attainment.  It is hard to get them in; It is even harder to get them to graduation. Heritage University has proven methods and developed practices to help students succeed.  This can be a model for higher education as an increasing number of first-generation and multicultural students pursue their degrees.  

Rachel Smith, CEO Seattle Chamber of Commerce May 26, 2021 12:00 PM
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Getting Back to Business

Tim Burgess, former Seattle City Councilmember Jun 02, 2021 12:00 PM
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Josh Labelle, STG and Brian Carter, 4Culture Jun 09, 2021 12:00 PM
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Resurrecting Seattle Arts

Chris Gregoire, CEO Challenge Seattle Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM
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Brad Smith, President Microsoft Jun 23, 2021 12:00 PM
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