All articles by Grant Reeher

Interview: Larry Wilmore

Wilmore will host a new series to replace The Colbert Report

Larry Wilmore is best known as "senior black correspondent" for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been an Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer and producer for such shows as the Bernie Mac Show, The Office and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and is the author of the book I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts. After this interview took place, Comedy Central announced that Wilmore will host a new series to replace The Colbert Report called The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.



Interview: Mike Falcone

Campbell Conversations

Mike Falcone was a co-founder of the Pyramid Cos., a development partnership. He then formed the Pioneer Companies, a commercial real estate development enterprise in Upstate New York, Denver and Phoenix. He is chairman emeritus of that company. Falcone also serves on Syracuse University’s board of trustees.



Interview: Steven Butler

CNY Arts is a regional arts council that’s an art service organization

Steven Butler is executive director of CNY Arts, which provides support to artists and arts and cultural organizations. It has been leading the Engage CNY Initiative concerning arts and culture in the region, and a plan based on that work was recently released.



Interview: David Holwerk

Director of communications at the Kettering Foundation

David Holwerk is the director of communications at the Kettering Foundation, a non-profit organization in Dayton, Ohio, that is dedicated to citizen engagement in the political process. Before joining Kettering, he worked for more than 30 years in print journalism.



Interview: David Cobb

Cobb has run for attorney general of Texas, and in 2004, he was the Green Party’s nominee for president.

David Cobb is the national program director for Democracy Unlimited and the spokesperson for the Move to Amend campaign, an effort to limit corporate money in politics by amending the Constitution. Cobb has run for attorney general of Texas, and in 2004, he was the Green Party’s nominee for president.



Interview: Rosalind Barnett

Rosalind Barnett is a senior scientist at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center and co-author of The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men-and Our Economy.

Grant Reeher (GR): Let’s start with the book’s title. You have got this phrase, “the myth of female ascendance.” What is that myth?



Interview: Karen DeCrow

Karen Decrow was a nationally recognized attorney, author and a leader in women’s rights issues and from 1974 to 1977, was the president of the National Organization for Women.

Karen DeCrow, who died last week, was a guest on The Campbell Conversations in May 2011. She was a nationally recognized attorney, author and a leader in women’s rights issues. From 1974 to 1977, she was the president of the National Organization for Women. She was involved in many causes, among them pressuring Ivy League schools to admit women, integrating the military and NASA, getting more women into broadcast media and advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment. She won many awards, including induction in 2009 into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, in Seneca Falls.



Interview: Kathleen Gore and Alexandra Curtis

“New York ranks 33rd in the nation for the percentage of women in the State Legislature. It has only 21 percent; the national average is 24 percent.” – Kathleen Gore

Elect Her is an effort to recruit young women to pursue leadership positions in colleges and universities and to run for political office, and to provide support for them in these efforts. The guests are Kathleen Gore, who is on the board of directors for the Skaneateles branch of the American Association of University Women, and Alexandra Curtis, a senior at Syracuse University and a participant in Elect Her. Curtis was an intern for the Campbell Conversations last year.



INTERVIEW: JOHN KATKO

Katko accepted; Maffei declined, without citing a reason.

John Katko is the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party challenger to Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) in the 24th District. Katko recently stepped down as a federal prosecutor to run.



INTERVIEW: Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco

Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco and the coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern studies there. He is a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy and Focus project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor at Tikkun magazine.