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Peter Robinson interviews Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy, the House of Representatives majority leader, on California and the nation

interview with Kevin McCarthy via Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Peter sits down with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, CA) to discuss what the majority leader does and what it takes to be one. 

Steve Wynn Entrepreneur

Part II: Steve Wynn discusses his life as an entrepreneur and how he creates experiences that keep customers returning

interview with Steve Wynnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 25, 2014

Steve Wynn, founder of Wynn Resorts,  in the second part of his interview,  discusses further his life as an entrepreneur, what he does to motivate his employees, and how he creates experiences that keep customers’ returning. 

Wynn Resorts owner Steve Wynn is interviewed by Peter Robinson

Part I: Wynn Resorts Owner Steve Wynn Discusses his Journey into the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Business

with Steve Wynnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Steve Wynn discusses his life, his dad’s death, being broke, and how he got into the hotel and casino business.

Fouad Ajami on Uncommon Knowledge

Peter Robinson Remembers Fouad Ajami

with Fouad Ajamivia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, June 27, 2014

In this special episode of Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson remembers Fouad Ajami, a Hoover senior fellow and renowned Middle East scholar, with excerpts from past interviews on Uncommon Knowledge covering US-Afghani relations, politics in Iran, and the need for reform in Islam.

Senator Rob Portman on Republicans and Politics

with Robert Portman via Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.  Portman discusses the state of US politics and the Republican Party, touching on various important issues, beginning with the shortcoming of the Affordable Health Care act, the right to health care, and the possibility of alternatives.   He continues on to discuss the importance of a balanced budget, despite the continuously increased spending initiated by President George Bush, and the need to curb government spending.  This leads to a conversation on what it means to be a modern politician, particularly from a swing state like Ohio, and reflections on Romney’s failed bid for election in 2012.  The interview ends with a dialogue on what the Republican Party has to offer the future of America and younger Americans’ disillusionment with politics.

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For more than a decade the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, scholars, journalists, and today’s big thinkers to share their views with the world. Guests have included a host of famous figures, including Paul Ryan, Henry Kissinger, Antonin Scalia, Rupert Murdoch, Newt Gingrich, and Christopher Hitchens, along with Hoover fellows such as Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz.

“Uncommon Knowledge takes fascinating, accomplished guests, then sits them down with me to talk about the issues of the day,” says Robinson, an author and former speechwriter for President Reagan. “Unhurried, civil, thoughtful, and informed conversation– that’s what we produce. And there isn’t all that much of it around these days.”

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