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American politics from a Heartland perspective. Focusing on facts and fundamental fairness, but not afraid to embrace the funny where it exists. Dedicated to the quiet heroes of America's Heartland who are making a difference every day.
Monday: The Heartland POD with host Adam Sommer's opening statement & Talkin' Politics with co-hosts Rachel Parker & Sean Diller.  Wednesday: a rotation of High Country, a report from the Mountain West with Sean Diller, and The Delta with science teacher Nicholas Linke and spouse Kristina Linke, an ASL interpreter and mother, bringing their experience and midwest family life to the issues of the day. Friday: The Flyover View for news & views from the Heartland with host, Kevin Smith. 
On most Tuesdays and Thursdays catch an interview show called "Let's Have A Chat" with politicians, authors, musicians, and folks across the country. 
Hosts: Adam Sommer, Sean Diller, Rachel Parker, Nicholas Linke, & Kevin Smith (All opinions shared are those of the speaker, and are not necessarily the adopted organizational views of Mid Map Media, LLC.)

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    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

American politics from a Heartland perspective. Focusing on facts and fundamental fairness, but not afraid to embrace the funny where it exists. Dedicated to the quiet heroes of America's Heartland who are making a difference every day.
Monday: The Heartland POD with host Adam Sommer's opening statement & Talkin' Politics with co-hosts Rachel Parker & Sean Diller.  Wednesday: a rotation of High Country, a report from the Mountain West with Sean Diller, and The Delta with science teacher Nicholas Linke and spouse Kristina Linke, an ASL interpreter and mother, bringing their experience and midwest family life to the issues of the day. Friday: The Flyover View for news & views from the Heartland with host, Kevin Smith. 
On most Tuesdays and Thursdays catch an interview show called "Let's Have A Chat" with politicians, authors, musicians, and folks across the country. 
Hosts: Adam Sommer, Sean Diller, Rachel Parker, Nicholas Linke, & Kevin Smith (All opinions shared are those of the speaker, and are not necessarily the adopted organizational views of Mid Map Media, LLC.)

    High Country - July 6, 2022 - Politics and Government News from the American West

    High Country - July 6, 2022 - Politics and Government News from the American West

    Arizona Attorney General intends to enforce Civil War-era abortion ban with a 2 year minimum prison sentence | Colorado Gov Jared Polis faces questions about his opposition to Rent Stabilization | $135 Million in annual federal funding accompanies approval of new Colorado Option health insurance plan | Nevada Gov Steve Sisolak and Culinary Union Local 226 backing bold action on Rent Stabilization in Nevada

    • 7 min
    Highland Park Reaction, Weekend Review, & best movie draft

    Highland Park Reaction, Weekend Review, & best movie draft

    Adam SommerRachel ParkerSean Diller
    Adam Sommer gives a reaction to the July 4th shooting in Highland Park, IL - and reflection on the status of things after nearly 2 years of shows. Plus a reply of our 2021 "Most patriotic movie" draft. 

    • 45 min
    Abortion Right Rally in Rural, Ruby Red America

    Abortion Right Rally in Rural, Ruby Red America

    Hosts: Adam Sommer & Rachel Parker
    Rachel & Adam attend an abortion rights rally in rural Missouri, and Jessica Piper stops by to help galvanize the crowd. 

    • 47 min
    Flyover View - July 1, 2022 - Politics News and Views

    Flyover View - July 1, 2022 - Politics News and Views

    Host Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the Heartland
    Kansas ballot initiative on abortion heats up - Missouri maternal mortality rates among worst in the nation, as legislature fails to claim federal funds for postpartum care - GOP considering restricting pregnant women from crossing state lines for abortion care - Democratic candidate Michael Sinclair on his campaign for MO Senate District 2 - New states where abortion has been effectively banned - Where providing abortion care will be a criminal offense 

    • 28 min
    Dawnavyn James has a chat, with Kristina Linke

    Dawnavyn James has a chat, with Kristina Linke

    Host: Kristina Linke
    Guest: Dawnavyn JamesDawnavyn James, an educator in Missouri, joins Kristina for a chat about classroom management, classroom expectations, and the realities of being a modern day, positive educator. 

    • 48 min
    The Delta, E28 - Abortion, Salvation, & Hope

    The Delta, E28 - Abortion, Salvation, & Hope

    Kristina (host/mother) shares with Nicholas (co-host/husband) her views on how the removal of the right to abortion begins with intense emotions and hopelessness. It reminds her of her privileges growing up and the work to be done for the future generations of the country.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

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Practical Political Conversation for the Midwest

The shows on this podcast forum are excellent examples of practical progressive conversation. A strong emphasis on explaining what’s happening locally and nationally and how it directly relates to the every day heartland resident. Interviews with impactful political movers and shakers, discourse on bills and what they mean, a focus on education in the midwest, and a Friday show that focuses on local news. It’s all here. Check it out!

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