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Politics: The Starter Kit - How to Succeed in Politics & Government – Episode 07

Jim Nowlan
Photo Courtesy Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Simoncast host John Shaw of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute speaks with Illinois Politcs Author Jim Nowlan.

Author Jim Nowlan discusses his new book "Politics: The Starter Kit - How to Succeed in Politics and Government" and two of his earlier books, “Illinois Politics” and “Fixing Illinois.” His new book is intended for those new to politics and government or who are interested in becoming involved.

Nowlan received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Illinois. In addition to a distinguished career in government and politics, Nowlan has taught at the University of Illinois and Knox College. He has also written more than 600 newspaper columns, many about the challenges confronting Illinois. The Illinois Authors series builds on the “Illinois 101” project, in which more than 20 prominent Illinoisans recommended histories, biographies, novels, or essays to provide a nuanced understanding of our state.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Jaclyn Durcholz. This podcast is produced through a partnership with WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.
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