Constitutional Chats Live Podcast

Hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

Join Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, & Constituting America’s Student Ambassadors as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! You are not on camera but may ask questions via Q&A!

Ambassadors: Tova Love Kaplan, Dakare Chatman, Jewel Gilbert, & Jorne Gilbert.

When: Every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Central

Current Series: Anti Federalist Papers

Tuesday, July 27 – The Improved Science of PoliticsBrutus I and Federalist 9

Tuesday, August 3 – The Role of the ExecutiveAn Old Whig V and Federalist 71

Tuesday, August 10 – The Separation of PowersBrutus II and Federalist 51

Tuesday, August 17 – The Role of the First BranchBrutus III and Federalist 55

Tuesday, August 24 – The Role of the Second BranchBrutus XVI and Federalist 63

Tuesday, August 31 – Unity of the ExecutiveCato V and Federalist 70

Tuesday, September 7 – The Powers of the New GovernmentBrutus VAgrippa VII, and Federalist 45

Tuesday, September 14 – Is a Bill of Rights Necessary?Federal Farmer IVJames Wilson’s State House Speech, and Federalist 84

Tuesday, September 21 – The Role of the JudiciaryBrutus XV and Federalist 78

Tuesday, September 28 – What’s At Stake: The Conclusion of our Anti-Federalist Series

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Meet the Hosts

Janine Turner

Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in televisions’ Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but she is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.

Cathy Gillespie

Cathy Gillespie is the co-president of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.

Tova Love Kaplan

Tova Love Kaplan is seventeen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America, and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!

Jewel Gilbert

Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a family based company that he founded with his brother Jorne. Sing For America seeks to show the art of Truth and Light through live performance. Both Jewel and his brother are proud former We The People contest winners! Sing For America is an actor-run theatre company which specializes in semi-professional musicals, private training in the arts, school drama solutions, and public entertainment events all while revealing a colorblind world onstage. Jewel and his brother are graduates of Moravian College, where they each earned a BA in Musical Performance and Dramatic Production.

Jorne Gilbert

Jorne Gilbert is Operations Director of Sing for America, aa family based company that he founded with his brother Jewel. Sing For America seeks to show the art of Truth and Light through live performance. Both Jorne and his brother are proud former We The People contest winners! Sing For America is an actor-run theatre company which specializes in semi-professional musicals, private training in the arts, school drama solutions, and public entertainment events all while revealing a colorblind world onstage. Jorne and his brother are graduates of Moravian College, where they each earned a BA in Musical Performance and Dramatic Production.