Tag: Donnajean Ward

January 16, 2020
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July 25, 2016

This month’s book is both poetry and criticism, Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine’s piece is a revolution. A political, a poetic, complex revolution in 169 pages. We look at it through an unusual lens – what should we take away from works of art as we think about governance in America?

January 25, 2016

What is the great tragedy in The Tragedy of Richard II? What makes a good leader – a king, a president? Can Shakespeare inform political discussions today? Listen and see what our guests think.

October 26, 2015

What I Saw at the Revolution is a political memoir for those who don’t usually read political memoirs, a testimony to the power of language in politics. Noonan was a speechwriter for President Reagan, in both of his terms. Join us for a conversation on the power of language in politics and for a look at how our Federal government works.

September 17, 2015

by Donnajean Ward Last year the Bedrosian Center started a new initiative called Policy at the Playhouse as a way to discuss and explore public policy and governance through the lens…

August 19, 2015
July 2, 2015

Written in 1968, Do Androids Dream of ElectricSheep is set in a near-future San Francisco amid vast desertion to off-world colonies. Those remaining on Earth contend with nuclear fallout dust and other dangers. Dick asks fundamental questions in the novel and our discussion touches on just a few of these.

June 5, 2015
June 1, 2015

by Donnajean Ward Last month, from May 17-23, 2015, I was a member of a team taking a group of 15 undergraduates from USC Price to the City of Detroit as…

January 28, 2015

by Donnajean Ward A new initiative, Policy at the Playhouse, at Bedrosian Center recognizes that conversations about governance take place in many different fora and are voiced by many different communities. We said an…

June 16, 2014

by Donnajean Ward At our most recent Bedrosian Center board meeting we talked about the disappearance of civics from school curricula.  So I wasn’t surprised when I typed “civics” into Google…