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Laughing At Myself

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Former Secretary of Agriculture, Kansas congressman, and Chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America Dan Glickman chats with Trey Elling about LAUGHING AT MYSELF: MY EDUCATION IN CONGRESS, ON THE FARM, AND AT THE MOVIES. Questions include:

  • What was it like growing up in a family of “cafeteria Jews” in Wichita, KS? (02:57)
  • Why did he switch from Republican to Democrat early in his political life? (06:38)
  • What did he learn about agriculture during his first successful congressional run? (08:14)
  • How is Dan Glickman responsible for the Pizza Hut pizza served in schools in the early-to-mid ’90s? (14:12)
  • As someone who originally supported the legislation that created it, has NAFTA been a net positive or negative for the US? (18:03)
  • What all is the USDA, which he led as the ag secretary, responsible for? (19:26)
  • Has the mainstream press on “both” sides become unreliable to report news without spinning it to fit a specific narrative? (28:37)
  • Do we as a country produce and waste too much food? (31:48)