Charlie Sykes, political commentator for MSNBC, radio talk show host and author of How the Right Lost its Mind, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.
For more than 20 years, Sykes was arguably the most influential conservative voice in Wisconsin. His career took a dramatic turn in 2016, when Sykes interviewed then candidate Donald Trump on his Milwaukee-based radio show before the Wisconsin primary election. Sykes, who was part of the “never-Trump” movement, aggressively challenged Trump. The interview made national news, and gave Sykes more of a national profile.
Today, Sykes no longer does his local radio show. He is a political commentator, has hosted a New-York based public radio show, and has written for a number of publications, including the News York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, and National Review. He is the author of eight books, with a ninth on the way. He will discuss his book, conservatism, and American politics today during his visit to the Lubar Center.
More information and registration can be found online.