The Conference Call with Damian O'Doherty

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11. Colm O’Comartun on the State of American Reform

On episode 11 of The Conference Call, Damian is joined by a long-time friend and ally, Colm O'Comartun, Principal at 50-State and former Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association. Join us for a conversation about Colm's Irish roots, the road to American politics, and the Maryland Gubernatorial roadmap. Afterward, the guys discuss the goals of state politics, where they intersect with national interests, and the value of localizing national conversations.

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11. Colm O'Comartun on the State of American Reform
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10. The Great American Rescue with Senator Chris Van Hollen

On episode 10 of The Conference Call, Damian is joined by Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen. Join us for a wide-reaching conversation about the American Rescue Plan, politics locally and nationally, and Maryland's remarkable representatives in the House and senate.

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10. The Great American Rescue with Senator Chris Van Hollen
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09. The Family Business with Rob Buccini

On episode 9 of The Conference Call, Damian is joined by Delaware royalty Rob Buccini of The Buccini/Pollin Group. Join us for a conversation about navigating the family business, economic development in Wilmington, and the value of sports.

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09. The Family Business with Rob Buccini
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08. Recent lessons in Supreme Court nominations with Beth Levine

Partner at KO Public Affairs, Beth Levine has a unique resume with 16 years leading communications efforts for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Levine's career with the Senate Judiciary was capped off with her at the helm of communications surrounding the Gorsuch nomination.

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08. Recent lessons in Supreme Court nominations with Beth Levine
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07. Reading List for a Common Language with Senator McCray and Delegate Korman

The chasms between rural and urban districts have widened. How are state legislators bridging the divide to find common ground and keep the train on the rails?

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07. Reading List for a Common Language with Senator McCray and Delegate Korman
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06. The Value of Being Local with Alicia Wilson

Join us for a discussion with the Vice President of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Medical system and stalwart community advocate, Alicia Wilson.

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06. The Value of Being Local with Alicia Wilson
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05. The digital divide before and after a global pandemic with Gigi Sohn

In episode five, Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and Benton Senior Fellow, Gigi Sohn explains the digital access divide as framed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our first four conversations with medical professionals, we talked about the current crisis and the tool kits being utilized by caregivers to meet the current need. Telehealth, often requiring stable access to broadband, has been critical in flattening the curve and isn't easily attainable in communities without widespread access to broadband. That's where Sohn comes in.

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05. The digital divide before and after a global pandemic with Gigi Sohn
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