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Studies indicate Americans are increasingly lonely. Is that loneliness contributing to a growing political divide? There’s a centuries old prediction that this would be the case that begs to ask if our democracy at risk?

The search for political common ground has become a challenge for Americans. While it’s a frustrating challenge, Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University’s says we cannot avoid it.

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The midterm elections are in less than three weeks. As the political divide widens, one author and political historian visited Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies explaining American Conservatism and Populism in the Age of Trump.

“What’s going on with conservatism today? There’s a sense of great turbulence and dispute and so forth.”

George Nash is a historian of American conservatism and author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in American since 1945. 

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Finding the Lost Region is the theme of the Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference hosted this week by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. 

“From this conference has grown a number of scholarly projects and books and new emphasis on the region.”

Four years worth of lectures producing a new book, Finding a New Midwestern History, co-edited by Jon Lauck, examines Midwestern life; its history, religion, geography, art, race, culture, and politics.

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Finding the Lost Region IV: Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference attracted more than 150 panelists to the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University.

Executive Director, Gleaves Whitney along with historian Jon Lauck have crafted a program focusing on the national and global importance of the region.

Topics this year cover art, immigration, politics, religion, and sports to name a few.

We talk with Lauck about the role the region has on American society.

Robert E. Quinn, professor emeritus, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
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The author of the book Deep Change takes a deep dive into learning what it takes to become a more effective leader.

Robert E. Quinn, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business recently visited with Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies as keynote speaker for its "Wheelhouse Talk."

WGVU spoke with Quinn.

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