Global Tennessee Podcast – Episode 015 – Roundtable with Karl Dean, 68th Mayor of Nashville

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Episode 15

Global Tennessee host Patrick Ryan talked with Karl Dean, 68th Mayor of Nashville (2007-2015) and 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate in Tennessee, John Scannapieco (TNWAC Board) and Logan Monday (TNWAC Staff). Dean discussed his post-mayoral experiences including running for Tennessee Governor and his views on international affairs and global affairs awareness and education. The Roundtable talked about Nashville as a Global City and the relations through Sister Cities and organizations like the Consulate of Japan. We welcome you to this episode to gain a new view on Nashville as an international place and the work of the World Affairs Council and other organizations to help its citizens ‘know the world.’

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  • Senior Producer: Logan Monday
  • Technical Advisor: Bill Ryan
  • Voice of Global Tennessee: Ben Olson



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