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Hudson Valley voters play a crucial role in helping to determine who controls Congress.

Radio Free Rhinecliff is partnering with The Hudson Valley Pilot on this podcast to provide listeners with reliable in-depth coverage of the issues that face our region, and the politics that drive them.

Our host is Kitty Pilgrim, Emmy award-winning journalist who worked as both a correspondent and an anchor at CNN for nearly three decades, interviewing countless world leaders and public figures, and reporting on a wide range of topics including economic news, domestic politics, international affairs. Her broadcasts were viewed in more than 100 countries around the world. She is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County and raised her family in Rhinecliff NY, where she lives today.

Season 2 - The 2024 campaign.
Season 1 - The 2022 campaign.

If you’d like to share your thoughts about this upcoming election and let us know what issues concern you, please call 845-307-7446 and leave a message.

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Hudson Valley voters play a crucial role in helping to determine who controls Congress.

Radio Free Rhinecliff is partnering with The Hudson Valley Pilot on this podcast to provide listeners with reliable in-depth coverage of the issues that face our region, and the politics that drive them.

Our host is Kitty Pilgrim, Emmy award-winning journalist who worked as both a correspondent and an anchor at CNN for nearly three decades, interviewing countless world leaders and public figures, and reporting on a wide range of topics including economic news, domestic politics, international affairs. Her broadcasts were viewed in more than 100 countries around the world. She is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County and raised her family in Rhinecliff NY, where she lives today.

Season 2 - The 2024 campaign.
Season 1 - The 2022 campaign.

If you’d like to share your thoughts about this upcoming election and let us know what issues concern you, please call 845-307-7446 and leave a message.

    Gabi Madden - candidate New York State assembly

    Gabi Madden - candidate New York State assembly

    Gabi Madden spent her childhood and youth in the Hudson Valley, and grew up working at Savona's Pizza, the family restaurant. She understands the impact government has on the small business community and the importance of good government to grow the local economy and create opportunity. Gabi learned the ins and outs of Albany right after college, by working in state government, at times fielding phone calls from local citizens and finding just the right programs and services to help them. She believes that government should be accessible to all citizens and is committed to raising the standards of public service. A dynamic young woman, she has encyclopaedic knowledge of how local government works, and she brings a breath of fresh air to the political scene with her sparkling personality and warmth.

    This podcast is produced and engineered by Matty Rosenberg and co-produced by Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhinecliff and The Hudson Valley Pilot news team.

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    Election eve wrap up

    Election eve wrap up

    The Hudson Valley may well determine the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives. On this final episode before election day, we are joined by Red Hook Daily Catch reporter Victor Feldman. We review the state of the campaigns for New York's 18th and 19th Congressional race, the State Assembly race in District 103, and the State Senate Race in District 43. Kitty and Victor also touch on the surprising closeness in the race for New York governor.

    This podcast is produced and engineered by Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhinecliff
    Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud

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    Interview with Patrick Sheehan

    Interview with Patrick Sheehan

    Patrick Sheehan is running against Sarahana Shrestha in the 103rd Assembly District. The district stretches from south of New Paltz to Saugerties in Ulster County and includes Red Hook and Rhinebeck in Dutchess. Sheehan was previously a Democrat but switched to Republican and is a registered Conservative, also running on the Republican line. Sheehan chats with Kitty about his platform, his reason for switching parties and what made him run in this race.

    This podcast is produced and engineered by Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhinecliff
    Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud

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    The politics of reproductive health rights after Dobbs

    The politics of reproductive health rights after Dobbs

    Every part of the country will be impacted in the wake of the Dobbs decision. Reproductive health rights are on the ballot this November 8th and New York is not immune because it’s a “blue state.” Dr. Amy M. Novatt, an obstetrician-gynecologist with decades of experience in New York’s Hudson Valley joins Kitty to talk about the immediate impacts of the Dobbs decision on women’s health throughout the US.

    This podcast is produced and engineered by Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhinecliff
    Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud

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    Interview with Sarahana Shrestha

    Interview with Sarahana Shrestha

    On this episode Kitty talks with Sarahana Shrestha, a justice and climate activist originally from Nepal, who is running for the 103rd Assembly District in New York's Hudson Valley. District 103 includes parts of Dutchess and Ulster counties, Sarahana Shrestha, a climate organizer and Ulster County co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, defeated 13 term incumbent Democrat Kevin Cahill in the June primary. Shrestha now faces Republican Patrick Sheehan in the general election. Kitty talks with Sarahana about her key issues and what inspired her to enter politics for the first time in her life.

    This podcast is produced and engineered by Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhinecliff and The Hudson Valley Pilot news team
    Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud
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    Midterm 2022 roundup

    Midterm 2022 roundup

    On this edition of The Campaign Companion we talk to veteran journalist and founder of The Daily Catch, Emily Sachar. Kitty and Emily dive into all the issues and candidates from New York's 18th and 19th congressional districts as well New York state Assembly’s 103rd. Some of these races will help determine control of congress and outside money is pouring in to the tune of millions of dollars and hundreds of attack ads.

    This podcast is produced and engineered by Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhinecliff and The Hudson Valley Pilot.

    Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud

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