First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

What This Country Needs is a Secretary of the Future

David Brancaccio, host of NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report, considers one way our democracy might get beyond the short-term focus of politics and address long-term challenges such as sustainability, infrastructure, education, and healthcare. It’s an approach once suggested to him by a beloved American author.

This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT on November 2, 2016.