Your weekly window into how the most impactful moments in politics unfold. From the Oval Office to the Clinton campaign war room to the hallowed halls of Congress to Maryland's Governor's Mansion, we bring you inside the rooms where the biggest decisions are made. Hosted by a couple of college kids still trying to learn how things get done in this complicated yet beautiful world of American politics.
Lis Smith: "New ways to communicate"
For our final interview of Season 8, the Flies Zoomed in with Fall 2020 GU Politics Fellow, Lis Smith. Lis Smith is a veteran on the campaign trail, having worked on over 20 campaigns, including Bill de Blasio’s 2013 mayoral campaign, President Barack Obama’s second presidential campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 re-election campaign, and, most recently, Pete Buttigieg’s presidential primary campaign.
Jessica Taylor: "It comes down to Georgia"
This week, the Flies interviewed Jessica Taylor, Senate and Governors Editor for the Cook Political Report. Previously, she was a political reporter for National Public Radio, where she covered elections and breaking news, ranging from the White House to Congress. Her coverage of campaigns and elections has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications.
Sarah Rogers: "Elections have consequences"
The Flies are excited to welcome Sarah Rogers to the podcast this week! This episode was recorded on Thursday, November 5, while election results are still being tabulated.
Sarah Rogers currently works as Vice President of Navigators Global LLC, a Republican government relations and strategic communications firm in Washington, DC. Previously, Sarah has also worked as Director of Federal Affairs for Walmart. On the Hill, Sarah served in several offices, including Representatives Michael Conway from Texas and Randy Forbes from Virginia.
Mary Katharine Ham: "Have Messy Conversations"
Our guest this week is Mary Katharine Ham, a former local news journalist turned Presidential debate moderator. MK has done almost everything in the world of journalism. She is currently a CNN correspondent and a Fall 2020 Fellow with our very own Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service.
Hilary Franz: "We can't be the limiting factor"
This week, two of our newest Flies sat down with Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz. Commissioner Franz has over two decades of experience in environmental law and public policy. In 2016 she was elected to run the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. As Commissioner of the state’s largest wildfire fight force, she has been a key player in responding to the severe wildfires faced by the West Coast.
Errin Haines: "Be committed to the solutions"
We're welcoming Fall 2020 Fellow Errin Haines to the podcast this week! Since starting at the Atlanta Daily World, Haines has written for major publications such as the LA Times, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Currently, she is Editor-at-Large for The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics, and policy and is also an MSNBC Contributor.
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Love listening to the great guests every week — what a thoughtful idea from these students! Can’t wait for more.