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Episode #128 (FINAL): July 26, 2009
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Gen. Robert Gard
Retired Army General
Show appearance: June 24, 2007

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1950, Robert Gard earned an MPA in 1956 and a Ph. D. in Political Economy and Government in 1961, both from Harvard University. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant general in 1981, following 31 years of distinguished service.

General Gard's military assignments included a three year tour in Germany, and combat service in Korea and Vietnam. Assignments during his military career included executive assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, the first Director of Human Resources Development for the U.S. Army, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. General Gard also served as President of the National Defense University and was a fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations.

In 1981/82, General Gard was a visiting professor of international relations at the American University of Paris, and was the director of the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies from 1982 to 1987. From 1987-1998, General Gard served as president of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has written for well-known periodicals that focus on military and international affairs and lectured widely at U.S. and international universities and colleges, and at academic conferences. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations.


Bill Gardner
NH Secretary of State
Show appearance: Oct. 19, 2008

No description given.


Sen. Ted Gatsas
NH State Senate Republican Leader
Show appearance: Apr. 8, 2007, Sep. 16, 2007, Feb. 17, 2008, Apr. 6, 2008, Jan. 25, 2009

Sen. Theodore "Ted" L. Gatsas, a Republican, was first elected to the New Hampshire Senate in November 2000. Ted currently serves as the Republican Leader.

The senator serves on the Capital Budget Committee, the Wildlife, Fish and Game Committee, and Rules and Enrolled Bills.

Gatsas co-founded Staffing Network, an employee-leasing company that grew to be one of the largest employers in New England. In addition to his role as a state senator, he serves as the Alderman from Manchester's Ward 2.

Gatsas is a lifelong resident of Manchester. He attended public schools in Manchester, and then entered the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a bachelor's degree.

David Gergen
Media Maven and America's Premier Polotical Pundit
Show appearance: Dec. 7, 2008

Commentator, editor, teacher, public servant, best-selling author and adviser to presidents for 30 years, David Gergen has been an active participant in American national life. He served as director of communications for President Reagan and held positions in the administrations of Presidents Nixon and Ford. In 1993, he put his country before politics when he agreed to first serve as counselor to President Clinton on both foreign policy and domestic affairs, then as special international adviser to the president and to Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

David Gergen is a professor of public service and the director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also editor-at-large at U.S. News & World Report and is a Senior Political Analyst for CNN. Mr. Gergen also regularly serves as an analyst on radio shows, and he is a frequent lecturer at venues around the world. In the fall of 2000 he published a best-selling book titled, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.

In the past, Mr. Gergen has served in the White House as an adviser to four Presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. Most recently, he served for 18 months in the Clinton administration, first as Counselor to the President and then as Special Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State. He returned to private life in January 1995.

From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Gergen worked mostly as a journalist. For some two-and-a-half years, he was editor of U.S. News. Working with the owner and editor-in-chief Mortimer Zuckerman and a revived staff, he helped to guide the magazine to record gains in circulation and advertising. During that period, he also teamed up with Mark Shields for political commentary every Friday night for five years on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. The two were a popular political team and won numerous accolades for their political coverage.

A native of Durham, North Carolina, Mr. Gergen is an honors graduate of Yale University (A.B., 1963) and the Harvard Law School (JD, 1967). He is a member of the D.C. bar. In addition, Mr. Gergen served for three-and-a-half years in the U.S. Navy, where he was posted for about two years to a ship home-ported in Japan.

Mr. Gergen is active on many boards, including Duke University and Teach for America. He frequently lectures here in the United States and overseas and holds 17 honorary degrees.

Mr. Gergen has been married since 1967 to Anne Gergen of England. She is a family therapist and they live in Cambridge, Mass. They have two children, Christopher and Katherine, and four grandchildren.


Andre Gibeau
Committee For An Independent Voice - NH
Show appearance: July 22, 2007

No description given.


Holly Givens
Public Affairs, Organic Trade Association
Show appearance: July 1, 2007

Holly Givens has worked in the organic industry since 1995, and is Public Affairs Advisor for the Organic Trade Association, the membership-based business association for every sector of the organic industry throughout North America. Holly serves as an editorial advisor to Taste for Life and Organic Products Retailer magazines. To learn more about the Organic Trade Association, visit www.ota.com.

Peter Glenshaw
Founder, Democracy For NH
Show appearance: Nov. 11, 2007

No description given.


Seth Goldstein
NH Resident
Show appearances: Oct. 21, 2007

MS degree in Business Economics from Benley College,
Waltham, Mass.Former director of Sisu gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, a non-profit, award-winning art gallery. His non-profit work included community activism and development of cultural programs that benefit the community. Mr. Goldstein, a private building contractor, is currently building his own home in Bethlehem, N.H.

Mel Goodman
Former CIA Analyst
Show appearance: Apr. 13, 2008

No description given

Melanie Gosselin
Executive Director of NH Food Bank
Show appearance: Jun. 22, 2008

A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Melanie is a graduate from Keene State College.  Her background includes 10 years as a retail manager for Wal-mart Stores, and 5 years in manufacturing supervision. Melanie was recognized as one of NH’s Forty Under 40 top community leaders in 2006 and was a participant in the America’s Second Harvest Leadership Forum in 2007.  She has participated in Leadership Greater Manchester 2008 and most recently received the honor for her leadership of being the recipient of Small Business of the Year Award by Business NH Magazine.

Since joining the New Hampshire Food Bank as Executive Director, the program has grown substantially.  Distribution more than doubled in her first 3 years, and membership jumped from 180 to over 350 agencies.  Several new programs have been brought into the organization under Melanie’s leadership including Operation Frontline, a nutritional program for low-income individuals, the Back Pack Program, which provides meals and educational materials to school age children, Mobile Food Pantry, delivering nutritious foods to individuals in need, and a Program Services Department, which deals with Agency Relations and coordinates workshops on related topics such as Serv-Safe, and a Day of Nutrition.  This year the Food Bank will launch a Culinary Training program for low-income individuals, a production garden, and a Fresh Rescue program recovering meats from grocery stores.

  1. Governor presented the Volunteer NH Spirit of NH Award/ Volunteer Champion Award
  2. Campus Compact for NH  President’s Community Partner Award

Bryan Gould
Attorney with North Country Environmental Services
Show appearance: Oct. 28, 2007

No description given

Roger Goun
Technical Director/Board Member,
Democracy For NH
Show appearance: Mar. 11, 2007

Roger Goun, 46, grew up in New York, where he attended schools for severely-disabled children. At the age of 16 he escaped to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, where he studied computer science and engineering.

Roger's software engineering career has included work on computer-aided design at Digital Equipment Corp., distributed systems research in the JavaSoft division of Sun Microsystems, and Internet email infrastructure in Lotus Notes/Domino for IBM.

His political activation came courtesy of Gov. Howard Dean's 2003-2004 presidential campaign, for which he volunteered for seven months. Following the 2004 New Hampshire Primary, Roger was one of the co-founders of Democracy for New Hampshire, a state political action committee that supports socially progressive and fiscally responsible candidates. Roger was instrumental in Maggie Hassan's successful 2004 and 2006 State Senate campaigns. He currently serves as Technical Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Democracy for New Hampshire.


Jim Grant
Author, educator, internationally- acclaimed educational consultant
Show appearance: Sep. 9, 2007

Jim Grant is an internationally renowned education consultant and popular author. Fellow educators regard him as one of America’s most passionate advocates for children. He is the founder and executive director of Staff Development for Educators, the nation’s leading provider of professional development training for educators. Jim’s mission began four decades ago when he served as both a principal and a classroom teacher in New Hampshire. It was then that his life goal became STOP SCHOOL FAILURE. His unique style and energy have made Jim Grant one of the country’s most sought-after education speakers. Jim’s views on education have appeared in numerous publications. He has also authored and co-authored over 25 books, including the best-selling Differentiated Instruction: Different Strategies for Different Learners, The More Ways You Teach, the More Students You Reach, If You’re Riding a Horse and It Dies, Get Off, and his latest book, The Death of Common Sense in Our Schools. A former New Hampshire governor once referred to Jim as “a cross between Buffalo Bill and Mother Teresa.”


Nate Greenberg
Londonderry Superintendent
Show appearance: Feb. 17, 2008

No description given

Peter Griffin
NH Railroad Revitalization Association
Show appearance: Dec. 16, 2007

NPeter J. Griffin is a lifelong resident of Windham, NH where he is Town  Moderator. He is currently:

President of the NH Railroad Revitalization Association
Vice – president of the Rockingham Planning Commission
A member of the infrastructure subcommittee of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and a member of the transportation sub-committee of the New England Council.
Peter holds the position of a controls analyst with a Boston based financial company with NH campus.


Atty. Martin Gross
Senior Counsel, Law Firm of Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C.
Show appearance: June 3, 2007

Martin L. Gross's areas of professional practice have included legislative advocacy, administrative law and appellate litigation. During more than forty years of law practice he has participated in public policy development at the highest level in New Hampshire, representing professional associations and private clients, serving public officials, and acting as a public official in his own right. He has authored extensive legislation in the fields of state taxation, tort reform, insurance law and charitable organizations. He represented the New Hampshire Supreme Court in a United States Supreme Court case challenging residential requirements for admission to the Bar.

Mr. Gross served as counsel to two past New Hampshire Governors (one Democrat, one Republican) and more recently served Governor Lynch as Assistant for Special Projects, working on the Governor’s ethics legislation. He was elected to six terms on the Concord, New Hampshire City Council and served as Mayor of Concord for six years. He was a member of New Hampshire's Constitutional Conventions of 1974 and 1984 and has served on or chaired a variety of municipal and state study commissions. Currently he is a member of the City of Concord=s Planning Board and the state’s Legislative Ethics Committee, and chairs the Concord Airport Advisory Committee.

Mr. Gross received both his law degree and undergraduate degree from Harvard. He served as Law Clerk to the United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire, before joining Sulloway & Hollis in 1965.

Frank Guinta
Mayor of Manchester NH
Show appearance: Jan. 13, 2008, Mar. 16, 2008, Nov. 16, 2008

No description given

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