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 asks Democratic congressional candidate Conor O’Callaghan about the sizable campaign contributions from his school-age children. Then, Dennis and Colin debate the latest nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
State Senator Juan Mendez joins Dennis to talk about a bill that would ban satanic images on public property. Then Dennis and Colin share some 1980s tips to deprogram your “heavy metaler” or “punker” kid.
Dennis is joined by Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, who explains why there’s a looming deadline to change some election dates. Then Dennis and Colin try to unpack the right wing attacks on Taylor Swift.
Tony Cani and Marcus Dell’Artino
Dennis is joined by consultants Tony Cani and Marcus Dell’Artino to discuss the strange recording of a conversation with Kari Lake that led to the state GOP chair resigning. Then, Dennis and Colin talk “The Wire.”
Jessica Boehm and Jeremy Duda
Dennis is joined by Axios reporters Jessica Boehm and Jeremy Duda to talk water policy in Arizona. Then Dennis and Colin discuss the worst campaign fundraising emails they’ve seen lately.
Reginald Bolding and Marcus Dell’Artino
Consultant Marcus Dell’Artino and former legislator Reginald Bolding join Dennis to go over the governor’s new budget. Then Dennis and Colin dissect the Rolling Stone top 500 greatest albums list.
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.