Our third speaker, Gabe Fleisher, brought a youthful energy to National Agenda; he was, after all, just 16 years old. He writes a political newsletter with more than 50,000 subscribers and wowed college students just a few years older than him with his depth and breadth of political knowledge. It was an inspiring talk!
Amberia Allen, a talented up-and-coming comedian, talked about representation of women and minorities in Hollywood, and her time as a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The Delaware Debates was, as always, a huge production, but an incredibly successful one, featuring debates for Delaware's candidates for U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Delaware Press Association recognized the U.S. Senate debate with a second place award for special programming in radio and television. The issues-focused debates featured tough questions from veteran journalist—and CPC founding director—Ralph Begleiter, as well as questions from UD and Delaware State University students. The joint initiative of the University of Delaware and Delaware Public Media was live-streamed, and the U.S. Senate debate was broadcast live nationally on C-SPAN and in some regional media outlets. Our next program of debates will be in 2020!