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. A variety of shows to showcase a variety of opinions from our hosts including a lawyer, a writer, a teacher turned politico, a scientist and education expert, an interpreter, and our resident "dad" - including Jess Piper's Dirt Road Democrat.
NOTE: THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE THOSE OF THE SPEAKER ONLY AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF ALL HOSTS ON OUR NETWORK. NO REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYER IS MADE FROM ANY HOST ON ANY SHOW.
Friday News Flyover for December 1, 2023 - TX Gov Abbott's voucher crusade, Cruz and Cornyn stand up for a billionaire, Ohio booting huge numbers of its residents off Medicaid, GOP AGs gang up on queer foster kids, and more
Friday News Flyover for November 30, 2023 - TX Gov Greg Abbott is backing pro-voucher primary challengers to GOP state legislators who voted against his losing voucher scam - GOP Sens Ted Cruz, John Cornyn and others walk out of Senate committee vote to subpoena Harlan Crow - Ohio is ending Medicaid coverage for over 200K plus residents, most of whom probably still qualify - GOP AGs including MO AG Andrew Bailey sue Biden Administration in attack on queer foster kids, and more
Bleeding Heartland: Laura Belin's Community Blog About Iowa Politics
Rachel Parker returns with an installment of "Trust Me" with guest Laura Belin, leader of Bleeding Heartland, a progressive website focused on Iowa politics. Laura is a reporter, and commentator covering Iowa politics for the progressive website Bleeding Heartland. Part-time statehouse reporter for KHOI Radio in Ames.
Robert Huffman Organizing Cannabis Farmers In Colorado
Glenn Kage, Jr. is joined by former tobacco farmer and now Cannabis farmer, Robert Huffman to talk about the work of organizing the Colorado cannabis farmers for labor rights.
Talkin' Politics - 11/27/23: Red State Brain Drain; Pay To Play Primaries?; MO Abortion Rights Petitions ; Wisconsin Gerrymandering; Fighting Trump's Lies; Boebert Better Bail
On this episode of The Heartland POD, for Monday, November 27, 2023
Missouri abortion petitions move forward
Wisconsin's gerry meandering problem
Pay to play primary challengers
Boebert’s Uphill Battle
Jan 6th defendant conviction
New group dedicated to fighting Trump lies
Red State Brain Drain
Talkin' Politics Thanksgiving Week Feast 2023 | We Got Polls (Polls!) In Different Area Codes; Trump Engaged In Insurrection; Speaker Johnson's Theocratic Aims; Missouri AG Okay With Corruption?; Future Of "The Heartland Collective" website, coming 2024
Come for the politics, stay to learn about the future of "The Heartland Collective" the new website to house heartland based and focused media, launching January 1, 2024. Talkin' Politics Thanksgiving Week Feast 2023 | RIP Mrs. Carter; Missouri AG Not Interested In Public Corruption?; Speaker Johnson's Theocratic Desires?; Manchin No Longer A Dem?; Polls Polls Polls!; Colorado Court Ruling On Trump and Insurrection; Future Of The Heartland POD and 2024 in Local Media
Friday News Flyover - Nov. 17, 2023 - Senate GOP fails to stop Biden on student loans - Ohio abortion and Senate updates - Illinois paves the way for nuclear, and more
A flyover from this weeks top heartland stories including: GOP Senators can’t stop Biden’s student loan plans | Illinois legislature approves plan for Small Nuclear Reactors | Ohio Republicans can’t take a hint | Ohio Secretary of State misses personal financial disclosure deadline | Biden Administration expands veterans’ health care | Democrat Dan Kildee of Michigan is retiring
LOVE LOVE LOVED THOS show with Piper and Bethany Mann!
Local politics matter!
As a KCMO resident, this pod has become a must listen in keeping up with the politics of the region. I've also become a Patreon subscriber in order to show further support for the work being done here.
The show operates on a regular schedule Mon-Fri covering politics for the Midwest and Mountain West. There is a strong Missouri influence right now because of where the podcast started, but each week, I'll hear topics from surrounding states covered (especially on the Friday "Flyover View" show) to keep up on the different (yet, often similar) struggles in the region.
Despite living in a left-leaning city that expresses a lot of the similar views as me, it's frustrating still to be in a red state where we have our collective will undermined or even silenced by a Cult of Crazy Supermajority in the State Capitol. A show like this not only provides avenues of action, but also comic relief from the absurdity that is the modern GOP.
I don't normally feel like a Blue Dot in a Red Sea, just because I'm in the city and can easily find an oasis of progressive values nearby. But a show like this connects me to the opinions and concerns of my outstate allies and makes their struggle my struggle as well.
When we live in a world of OAN/Newsmax and constant AM Radio propaganda being flooded into our neighbors' hearts and minds, it's important we have a place where we feel heard and can hear others. Something like this feels like we're playing a game of "connect the [blue] dots" in order to make a strong network of like-minded individuals working towards a better Heartland.
Everyone should listen to your interview with Katie Naughton! I too am blessed to have known Katie for decades, and I’m thrilled that others have the chance to hear her perspective and experience and view! Jess, great job demonstrating that teachers aren’t radical!