Episode 5: Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer M.D., left, visits with Maj. Luke Foster, shop supervisor of Advanced Turbine Engine Army Maintenance (A-TEAM) at the A-TEAM facilities, Fort Riley, Kan., June 26, 2015. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Zach Sheely/Released)

By Jackson Richman

For the fifth episode of “The Discourse” podcast, we are joined by new Kansas governor Jeff Colyer.

Colyer is a surgeon who previously served as the state’s lieutenant governor. On January 31, he was sworn in as the state’s 47th governor when his gubernatorial predecessor, Sam Brownback, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

He discussed the direction he wants to take his state in, whether he would sign legislation to increase the minimum age to buy any firearm to 21, the opioid crisis, 2018 midterms, and more.


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Jackson Richman is an editor at The National Discourse. His work has also been featured in The Weekly Standard, The Daily Caller, The Washington Examiner, Tablet, The Daily Signal, The College Fix, The Huffington Post, The Forward, and other outlets. He has interviewed prominent personalities such as, but not limited to, Pulitzer Prize winners Thomas Friedman and Charles Krauthammer, Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson, former State Department adviser David Makovsky, prominent American rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Iowa representative Steve King, FCC chairman Ajit Pai, Nebraska senator Ben Sasse, comedian Adam Carolla, University of Chicago president Robert Zimmer, and British historian and intellectual Niall Ferguson.