Political insight done differently. Arizona's Family political editor Dennis Welch questions the most powerful people in the state, holds the lawmakers and newsmakers accountable, and talks to the experts to get to the bottom of what's happening in Arizona and across the United States.
Dennis talks with Arizona Republic reporter Stacey Barchenger about the controversial director of the Arizona Military Museum. Then Dennis and Colin dissect the Rolling Stone Top 200 songs of the 80s.
Winners and Losers
Dennis and Colin discuss their political winners and losers of 2023, then compare their top ten favorite Christmas songs.
Tony Cani and Daniel Scarpinato
Dennis talks with political consultants Tony Cani and Daniel Scarpinato about Kari Lake reaching out to moderates, and a Republican plan to boost pay for teachers. Then Dennis and Colin break down the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce romance.
Dennis is joined by pollster Paul Bentz to break down the race to replace Congresswoman Debbie Lesko—a race that now includes Trent Franks. Then Dennis and Colin ask whether we should be nervous about the Phoenix Suns.
Bob Christie and Jeremy Duda
Dennis is joined by two longtime Capitol reporters to talk about how covering the legislature has changed over the years. Then Dennis and Colin make their World Series predictions.
Dennis talks with Arizona Agenda reporter Hank Stephenson about the latest campaign expenditure reports and what they might tell us about the senate race. Then Dennis and Colin discuss Rolling Stone’s 250 greatest guitarists.
Organic, unforced discussion and a relaxed interview format. Very engaging so far. Would love to see a Twitter presence- for listeners to expand (or pounce) on the topics. Looking forward to the next episode.
Good Start, Check the Bias
I think most of us who do not represent the extreme left or right or hungry for unbiased information. Starting off with an interview of Governor Ducey appears to represent a commitment to presenting information relevant to all Arizonans - and Governor Ducey did a great job of explaining his values, and what drives him in the face of challenging questions from Welch. What will “tell the tale” on this pod is whether Welch presses his guests on the left with equal vigor.