Episode 6: A New Generation of Leadership

November 16, 2023

About This Episode

Sixty years after President Kennedy’s administration, fewer than 1 in 5 people in the United States have a living memory of the President. But his legacy continues to live on in those generations that have come after him. In this episode, we speak with the next generation of leaders who will help carry the torch left by President Kennedy. This episode features interviews with Emily Cherniak, founder and executive director of New Politics, and two returning Peace Corps volunteers, Keevon Baten and Alejandra Garcia.

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Read signing statement by President Kennedy for the establishment of the Peace Corps

View photos of President Kennedy and Sargent Shriver as they meet the first class of Peace Corps volunteers

Watch President Kennedy’s “New Frontier Speech” at the Democratic National Convention on July 15, 1960

Learn about our guest Emily Cherniak


Hosts and Producers: Matt Porter and Jamie Richardson

Supervising Producer: Valerie Linson

Director of Marketing: Rick King

Podcast Art: Brian Kang

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