When Failure is Not an Option

Host, Ken Harbaugh, interviews political leaders, influencers, and other history makers about the choices we confront when failure is not an option. Choices like Alexander the Great made when he landed his troops on the shores of Persia and ordered his men to burn their boats.

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Gina Ortiz Jones: Overcoming Barriers to Serve Her Country

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Gina Ortiz Jones, Air Force veteran and Congressional candidate in Texas’s 23rd district, talks about the tough decision her mother made to immigrate here from the Philippines and about the challenges of being an LGBT service member under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as well as her difficult race to represent her district.
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Mikie Sherrill: Challenging Authority and Reaching Across the Aisle

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Mikie Sherrill, former navy pilot and federal prosecutor and current Congresswoman from New Jersey, discusses the challenges of pushing back against leadership and reaching across the aisle to do what she believes is best for her district and the country.
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Michael Gerson: Faith, Friendship, and Empathy in Today’s Political Climate

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George W. Bush's former presidential speechwriter, Michael Gerson, talks to Ken about his dissension from the Republican party, about the role of faith in motivating his decision to speak out, and about where he thinks our country is headed.
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Coming Soon!

Listen as Ken Harbaugh interviews political leaders, influencers, and other history makers about the tough choices they've made, starting with columnist Michael Gerson on November 20.
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