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How Did Frank Sinatra Go From Being a New Deal Democrat to Reagan Republican?

While best known for his closeness to JFK, the ‘Chairman of the Board’ was involved with politics throughout most of his remarkable singing career. Hear biographer James Kaplan discuss Sinatra’s political metamorphosis along with his impact on American culture and, of course, his essential songs.

Robin A. Johnson is a governmental relations, public policy and political consultant. He is an expert on government reform issues and has consulted with numerous local governments on consolidation/merger, public-private partnerships and full-cost accounting of public services. Robin has also helped candidates win elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, state legislature, judiciary and local government. Robin served as a consultant to the Office of Statewide Performance Review in the Illinois Governor’s Office and is former director of the Illinois Center for Competitive Government, a partnership between the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Prior to that, he was Director of the Local Government Affairs Division of the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. Robin served on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) in 1999-2000.