Dr. Christopher Whitt

Dr. Christopher Whitt has worked as a change maker in the Quad Cities community for over a decade. He recently accepted the opportunity to take on the role of the inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Introducing 'Margins'

Apr 20, 2017
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Dr. Christopher Whitt hosts "Margins," a new WVIK podcast featuring conversations with change agents from around the Quad Cities area, as well as across the country. These discussions focus on groups of people who are marginalized politically and socially, and the people working to provide change for those communities.

Quad Cities residents gathered at Augustana College over the weekend for a community celebration and musical tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It was a busy week in politics.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address to the nation. And the next day, President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since July.

Political analyst Dr. Christopher Whitt begins his conversation with Jay Pearce by sharing his impressions on Obama's message as he prepares to leave the White House after eight years.

Whitt is chair of the political science department at Augustana College in Rock Island.

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As the holidays are approaching, a major transition in government is less than a month away.

We're also transitioning from the Obama family that has been in the White House for eight years to a different First Family structure. 

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For voters, it's high fives in celebration or hugs in consolation. For pundits, it's down to pouring over numbers to figure it all out. 

There's head scratching and "I told you so's." It's the day after Election Day — in many ways, it was an unprecedented one.

Dr. Chris Whitt, chair of the political science department at Augustana College helps us sort some of it out.

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With four days left before the election, we talk with political analyst Dr. Chris Whitt about what people should be looking for in the final days.


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The second presidential debate is coming up Sunday night. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will face off in a town-hall style discussion.

This will be the second of three debates between the presidential candidates. And vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine debated earlier this week.

Political analyst Dr. Chris Whitt, chair of the political science department at Augustana College, talks about what viewers take away from watching the debates and how he would coach the candidates.


Flooding in Baton Rouge has left at least 13 people dead and 60,000 homes damaged or destrotyed.
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Political analyst Dr. Chris Whitt from Augustana College talks about political reactions to the historic flooding in Baton Rouge — the worst natural disaster to hit the United Stance since Superstorm Sandy four years ago. 

Dr. Whitt's mom, Judy Whitt, lives in Baton Rouge and her home flooded. He has set up a GoFundMe account to help his mom's recovery efforts.

Dr. Whitt talks with Jay Pearce about his mother's experience and how politicians can help in the aftermath of natural disasters. 

Hillary Clinton made history this week by becoming the first woman nominee from a major political party for president. The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia took on a different tone than the Republican convention a week before in Cleveland.

Political analyst Dr. Chris Whitt recaps the week and discusses whether the party is unified heading into the general election. 

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