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Heartland Politics with Robin Johnson is a political podcast discussing current issues we face as a country featuring interviews with senators, congressman, governors, and other political elite.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Heartland Politics with Robin Johnson is a political podcast discussing current issues we face as a country featuring interviews with senators, congressman, governors, and other political elite.

    BAILEY: “BEST THING FOR THE STATE IS TO STAY OUT OF AGRICULTURE”

    BAILEY: “BEST THING FOR THE STATE IS TO STAY OUT OF AGRICULTURE”

    Republican candidate for Illinois Governor, State Sen. Darren Bailey discusses his reasons for running, crime, schools, jobs, taxes and much more.

    • 27 min
    US-China trade: New study finds China far outspends US on industrial policy

    US-China trade: New study finds China far outspends US on industrial policy

    Scott Kennedy with the center for Strategic and International Studies discusses their recent report, Estimating Chinese Industrial Policy Spending in Comparative Perspective, important research into how China’s targeted investments in its economy far exceed other countries, the consequences, and what the US can do in response.

    • 29 min
    Expert Analysis from Iowa’s Primary Night by Erin Murphy

    Expert Analysis from Iowa’s Primary Night by Erin Murphy

    Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for The Gazette, looks at the Mike Franken big win for the Democratic nomination to face Chuck Grassley, GOP primary battles with incumbents toppled, turnout and the impact of Iowa’s new election law, the forecast for November’s election and whether the Iowa caucuses will hang on for another presidential cycle.

    • 29 min
    RFK’s Transition From “Ambassador of Grief to Oracle of Change”

    RFK’s Transition From “Ambassador of Grief to Oracle of Change”

    Much is known about Robert Kennedy’s life prior to his brother’s assassination and the 1968 presidential campaign but less on the important period in between. On this weekend commemorating RFK’s death, John Bohrer, author of The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK, talks about how RFK emerged from his brother’s shadow, won a US Senate seat, and set the stage for a campaign that still has many wondering “What if….?”

    • 30 min
    Hurst: “Medicare for All Would be Rural Revitalization Act”

    Hurst: “Medicare for All Would be Rural Revitalization Act”

    Glenn Hurst, a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Iowa, talks about why he’s running, economic issues, health care, climate, the partisan divide, globalization and much more.

    • 28 min
    Ray Long: Madigan legacy dependent on outcome of ComEd trial

    Ray Long: Madigan legacy dependent on outcome of ComEd trial

    In part two of my interview with Ray Long, he continues the discussion of his book, The House That Madigan Built: The Record Run of Illinois’ Velvet Hammer, including the former Speaker’s political skills, ideology (or lack of one), lessons for today’s Democrats, and his legacy to the state.

    • 27 min

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One of the very best political podcasts available anywhere. Intelligent and instructive, with all episodes carried by the perfect host. Very glad I found this one.

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