Niles Francis, 18-Year-Old Election Forecaster
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Niles Edward Francis
Political Forecaster and Analyst; Contributor, Decision Desk HQ; Twitter @NilesGApol

Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host

John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience only, and was live-streamed by The Commonwealth Club of California from San Francisco on November 19th, 2020.

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLC
278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about questions you should, and shouldn't ask, in a job interview setting. In this episode we discuss: * Do you always have to have questions prepared to ask in an interview? * In general, how many questions is it good to ask? * The importance of active listening and follow-up questions * Some questions that are always good to have on hand as needed * Organization-specific and interviewer-specific topics * Questions that might make the interviewer cringe and should always be avoided * How to phrase questions related to the pandemic situation Resources: * CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) * Podcast Episode 27: Job Interview Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-27-job-interview-basics/) * Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-top-callback-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) * Podcast Episode 190: How to Pass the Interview Happy Hour Test (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-190-how-to-pass-the-interview-happy-hour-test-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) * Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-epiosode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) * Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) * The Art of the Legal Job Interview (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-art-of-the-legal-job-interview/) * Questions to Ask Legal Employers During Interviews (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/questions-to-ask-and-avoid-in-legal-job-interviews-2164481) Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-278-questions-to-ask-and-avoid-asking-in-legal-job-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
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Model Citizen
Model Citizen
Will Wilkinson
Why Right-Wing Media Loves Lies
I never thought I'd see a seditious mob of Americans sack the Capitol building as Congress counted electoral votes. But, then again, I never thought the president of the United States would turn out to be a malignant narcissist who lies about everything all the time. The insurrectionists who sacked the capitol were fueled by lies. One thing that struck me when Trump became president was how other Republican officials didn't seem to care all the much that he lied all the time. By the end of his presidency, practically the entire GOP was willing to enthusiastically embrace Trump's biggest lie yet: that he'd won an election he obviously lost. And, of course, right wing media was there the entire time, amplifying and spreading Trump's lies, whether they were petty vanities or outright seditious. Partisan bias is one thing. Blaring propaganda like a foghorn, completely indifferent to the truth, is different animal altogether. That's why I wanted to talk to my old friend Matthew Sheffield. Matthew was one of the founders of Newsbusters, one of the first conservative sites to devote itself entirely to the exposing liberal media bias and left-wing "fake news." At a certain point, the scales fell from Matthew's eyes and he realized that the mainstream media was at least trying to tell truth, but the right-wing media wasn't trying to do anything at all but stick it to left. I think the inside perspective is critical here. One of the biggest biases of the mainstream media is ignorance of the way the conservative media and messaging machine actually works. Matthew really knows what he's talking about. In addition to founding Newsbuster, he was the founding online managing editor of the Washington Examiner. More recently, he's covered the right and rightwing media for Salon, hosts a podcast called Theory of Change and has written a series of penetrating Twitter threads about the conservative media ecosystem that have earned him interviews on a bunch of radio shows as well as the New York Times. Readings NYT interview with Matthew Sheffield Twitter thread on right-wing media Twitter thread on meaning, loss and Christian supremacism in modern conservatism How Right-Wing Media Fuels the Political Divide, On Point, WBUR - Boston Matthew Sheffield's Theory of Change Podcast Credits Host: Will Wilkinson (@willwilkinson) Audio engineer: Ray Ingegneri Music: Dig Deep by RW Smith Model Citizen is a production of the Niskanen Center (@niskanencenter) To support this podcast or any of the Niskanen Center's programs, visit: https://niskanencenter.org/donate
1 hr 47 min
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