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Mary Buikema
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Mary Buikema

September 11, 2013Mary BuikemaSeeker of the meaning of home. Driven by the moving and life-changing experiences of creating affordable home ownership opportunities for families. Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Core values: hope, integrity, ...
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Is Common Ground Possible?

September 9, 2013 Congress is dysfunctional. Citizens are cynical. Soundbite junkies dominate the public square. Is there any hope that the American people and their representatives might find common ground on the tough issues facing our nation? Or do we settle for cable TV-style sh ...
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An Evening with Three Presidents

August 22, 2013Gleaves Whitney of the Hauenstein Center moderated what was entertaining and enlightening conversation with three presidents. Bill Barker first started interpreting Thomas Jefferson in 1984 for an appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Chuck Chalberg is a se ...
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Why Progressive? Why Conservative? The Debate

April 15, 2013 - Is common ground possible in our polarized political and cultural environment?Part of the Common Ground InitiativePanelists: Michael DeWilde, Barbara Elliott, Winston Elliott, Ted McAllister, Paul Murphy, Noreen MyersJoin us for a robust exploration of what it mean ...
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America’s First Ladies

April 10, 2013 - America First Ladies an Enduring Legacy. Laura and Barbara Bush visit Grand Rapids. ...
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HW Brands – 2013 – Persona of the Presidency
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HW Brands – 2013 – Persona of the Presidency

March 7, 2013 - Q&A with Gleaves Whitney and HW Brands ...
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HW Brands – Cost of Greatness

March 7, 2013 - H.W. Brands comes back to West Michigan to discuss the idea of presidential greatness. It turns out that America's greatest presidents served either during war or economic depression. Drawing from his past research on Fran ...
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Reagan’s Most Important Foreign Policy Decision

January 29, 2013 - Hauenstien Center Director Gleaves Whitney discusses how President Reagan's most important foreign policy decision was closer to home than we might think. ...
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The Reagan Presidency – Behind the Scenes

January 29, 2013 - Get a behind the scenes look at the new PBS documentary The Reagan Presidency. The films producers Chip Duncan and David Crouse. ...
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Madeleine Albright 2013

January 29, 2013 - The Gerald R Ford Presidential Library and Museum present Dr. Madeleine Albright on her history of diplomacy and her collection of world famous pins.http://youtu.be/Tby4YsMHyTMDr. Albright was the 2013 recipient of the Col Ralph W Hauenstein Fellowshiphttp://yout ...
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