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Plain Talk is a podcast hosted by blogger and columnist Rob Port focusing on political news and current events in North Dakota. Host Rob Port writes SayAnythingBlog.com, North Dakota’s most popular and influential political blog, and is a columnist for the Forum News Service published in papers including the Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Jamestown Sun, Minot Daily News, and the Dickinson Press.

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    • 4.5, 26 Ratings

Plain Talk is a podcast hosted by blogger and columnist Rob Port focusing on political news and current events in North Dakota. Host Rob Port writes SayAnythingBlog.com, North Dakota’s most popular and influential political blog, and is a columnist for the Forum News Service published in papers including the Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Jamestown Sun, Minot Daily News, and the Dickinson Press.

    Jay Thomas Show 08-03-20

    Jay Thomas Show 08-03-20

    Rob and Jay talk  about re-opening schools during the pandemic.

    • 51 min
    Jay Thomas Show 07-27-20

    Jay Thomas Show 07-27-20

    Rob and Jay talk about the coronavirus and masks.

    • 43 min
    Jay Thomas Show 07-20-20

    Jay Thomas Show 07-20-20

    Rob and Jay talk about coronavirus, mask mandates, and employee bonuses for the state of North Dakota.

    • 36 min
    176: "I don't know what got into him" Senator Kevin Cramer says of Trump tweet about border wall

    176: "I don't know what got into him" Senator Kevin Cramer says of Trump tweet about border wall

    In a recent tweet, President Donald Trump criticized a portion of wall built along the American southern border by a private group of his supporters.
    "I disagreed with doing this very small (tiny) section of the wall, in a tricky area, by a private group which raised money by ads," Trump wrote, responding to media reports claiming this section of the wall is facing problems from erosion. "It was only done to make me look bad, and perhaps it now doesn't even work. Should have been built like the rest of the Wall, 500 plus miles."
    This portion of the wall was built by Fisher Industries, a North Dakota company that has also received contracts from the federal government to build hundreds of miles of southern border wall.
    "I don't know what got into the president," Senator Kevin Cramer said when asked about the situation on this episode of Plain Talk.
    "It's only mildly interesting to me, to be honest," Cramer added, noting that he hasn't spoken to the President or any White House staff about the situation.
    He did defend Fisher's wall construction, including the portion the president criticized. "I don't think he said anything about Fisher Industries specifically," Cramer said.
    "The President is nothing if not spontaneous," Cramer replied when asked if the tweet frustrated him. "I don't get frustrated. He also speaks in hyperbole. A lot of people don't understand that."
    Cramer also discussed the Pentagon's new policy about which flags can be displayed at military bases that excludes Confederate flags and the roller-coaster legal fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

    • 45 min
    Jay Thomas Show 07-13-20

    Jay Thomas Show 07-13-20

    Rob and Jay talk about re-opening North Dakota's schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 38 min
    Jay Thomas Show 06-22-20

    Jay Thomas Show 06-22-20

    Rob and Jay talk about mobs tearing down statues across the United States.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Sdog4127 ,

Welcomed Intelligent and Fair Conversation

Open, Low Bias, but upfront about it. All facts, and minimal emotional opinion that is scarce from our Media currently.

Tree from nodak ,

Great podcast

While leaning right, rob does a good job of giving seeing both sides of issues. I listen everyday, great podcast

SubliminalX ,

Clear and concise political commentary.

No one covers politics in North Dakota better then Rob Port. Unlike other local media, he’s not afraid to ruffle feathers on his quest to uncover the story. Agree or disagree, it’s definitely worth a listen.

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