Rebuilding America

A National Service Podcast

Host Ken Harbaugh sits down with policy makers, military leaders, academics, and changemakers for inspiring conversations about national service and what it will take to move our country forward.

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Episode 1: Serving in Common Purpose

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Today, on the very first episode of Rebuilding America, Ken talks to Pete Buttigieg, former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan, representative from Pennsylvania’s 6th District.

The alumni testimonial this week is from Yasmeen Shaheen-McConnell, the Managing Director of Strategic Engagement for Service Year Alliance and an alum of the Arab American Resource Corps.

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New Politics revitalizes American democracy by recruiting, developing, and electing servant leaders who put community and country over self.

They support outstanding military veterans and national service leaders, alumni of programs like Americorps and the Peace Corps, to step up and serve our country again, this time through politics. They were proud to be behind the movement of veterans who ran for office for the first time in 2018, and we have big plans to grow into the future

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The Team

Ken Harbaugh

A former US Navy Pilot & past president of Team Rubicon Global; served as a commentator for NPR; a host on Crooked Media; & a contributor to The NY Times & The Atlantic.

Isabel Robertson

A producer, writer, & researcher based in CLE. She has worked on programs like StoryCorps, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, the Intercept. She serves on the ACLU-Ohio Board of Directors.

León Pescador

León is a producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 and is passionate about service, storytelling, and history.

Sean Rule-Hoffman

Sean hails from Orange Village, Ohio. He earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

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