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An honest and intelligent journey through the political and social landscape of the country.

    A Reflection of an Election: What are the campaign challenges in the Trump era?

    A Reflection of an Election: What are the campaign challenges in the Trump era?

    This week, my guest is Joe Trippi, Partner with Trippi, Norton and Rossmeissl, Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor. Trippi has been in the business of campaigning since the 70s. His client list includes, but not limited to, races for Tom Bradley, Ted Kennedy, Doug Wilder, John Edwards, Jerry Brown and Gary Hart.

    Recently, Trippi was the architect of Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, as well as campaign manager for Mike Espy in Mississippi. We will compare and contrast both campaigns and the current challenges of campaigning in the south as a Democrat in the era of Trump. Also, what can we learn from those results and the strategies that will garner wins for 2020 (i.e. a new southern strategy)?

    We welcome your comments and questions, so please feel free to call and join the conversation at (563) 999-3627.

    Guest:  Joe Trippi, Partner with Trippi, Norton and Rossmeissl, Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor

    This episode was co-hosted by Scott Lindsay, Senior Adviser on Karl Dean for Governor campaign (TN).

     

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    The 1960s vs. 2010s: What can we learn from the past to ensure a better future?

    The 1960s vs. 2010s: What can we learn from the past to ensure a better future?

    Tonight, we will compare and contrast the country’s history on the impact of politics and race.  The political history of athletes like Muhammad Ali, Tommy Smith and John Carlos is embedded in US history, but what can we learn from their plight in the wake of protests by Colin Kapernick and the NFL?  

    Guest:  Dr. Nathan Hare, Founder of the Black Think Tank, Sociologist, Activist, Scholar

     

     

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    CONGRESS: What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?

    CONGRESS: What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?

    What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?  Will newly elected Congress provide a check and balance with current administration?  The U.S. Virgin Islands were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes last year, so aren't we hearing about the recovery efforts?  What is happening in Florida and Georgia with the election results?

    Guest:  Michael McQuerry, Communication Director for Representative Stacey Plaskett.

     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    ABOUT LAST NIGHT: What happened in the midterms? Now what?

    ABOUT LAST NIGHT: What happened in the midterms? Now what?

    Does the Democrats have any goals after winning the House?  Is there a ground game or new messaging?  What is the political future of Beto O'Rourke and Andrew Gillum?  Does the nation have 'Georgia on their mind?'  What happens now that Sessions is out?

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    THE MIDTERMS: WITH 6 DAYS TO GO, WHO'S WINNING WITH THE ELECTORATE?

    THE MIDTERMS: WITH 6 DAYS TO GO, WHO'S WINNING WITH THE ELECTORATE?

    The midterm elections are heating up.  Each candidate is making their closing argument on why they are the best fit for the job.  So, who's winning the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts prior to the midterms? What is the current political climate? Why is it important to vote?

    Guest:  Scott Lindsay, Senior Adviser for Tennessee's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Karl Dean.

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Politics of Filmmaking: The Plight of the Filmmaker

    The Politics of Filmmaking: The Plight of the Filmmaker

    The art of filmmaking is to tell a story through film.  Films influence culture and societies.  How are stories developed?  What are the challenges of raising capital through such vehicles as Kickstarter compared to traditional means?  Has the power of the internet made it easier to market and distribute? 
    Guests:  Ryan Walker, New York & Regina Griffin, DC
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    • 1 hr 1 min

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