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44 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Will Trump Be the Next Speaker of the House?
It's not as far-fetched as you might think. Also, an epic failure from Ted Cruz's staff, lessons in bad crisis management from Andrew Cuomo, and how to make everyone stop hating the media so much.
43 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Diane Foley: Helping Americans Held Hostage
At least 44 Americans are being held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad today. A few years ago, American freelance conflict journalist Jim Foley was one of them. After his public execution, his mother Diane Foley founded the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. Diane joins us to discuss the Foundation's critical work to advocate for the safety of Americans held abroad, and especially to promote the safety of journalists. We explore difficult questions, like how do we protect Americans from being kidnapped, what should the US government do when they are, and what can listeners do to help?
44 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Sarah Jones of PoliticusUSA: why we need great ideas
Matt Robison sits down with Sarah Jones, the Editor-in-Chief of PoliticusUSA.com, to talk about how the Great Ideas show came about, why they both feel it is so important to explore serious, positive ideas for change, how the show and website are planning to collaborate, and why it's so important to hear constructive ideas from across the ideological spectrum -- even the ones you don't agree with. Great Ideas is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Anchor, Breaker, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and Stitcher. Excerpts from the first show available on PoliticusUSA.
1 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Great Ideas Podcast Trailer
We are so excited to announce a new show, broadcast on WKXL in New Hampshire, and launched as a podcast this week. It's called "Great Ideas." We all know that America faces challenges. But we’ve also got smart people who spend every day coming up with great ideas for how to meet those challenges. That's what this show is all about. Washington's top policy experts from across the ideological spectrum – the people that our leaders listen to – explaining how an issue or a policy really works, and then sharing their newest, most innovative ideas for making it work better. No shouting. No crossfire. Just ideas. Check out this one minute trailer, and then please subscribe to hear fresh episodes wherever you get your podcasts. Great Ideas is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Anchor, Breaker, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and Stitcher.
44 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Balance of Power Roundtable: Lincoln Project con job, Schools, and Marijuana
The roundtable tackles whether the Lincoln Project was all a con, should we re-open schools now, if the San Francisco school board vote to remove Abraham Lincoln's name from a school is a sign of the woke Left losing its mind, if its time for a change in federal marijuana policy, and whether a "low hanging fruit" approach is right on immigration.
44 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
John Tierney of Council for a Livable World on Peace and Security
With so much focus on our domestic problems, it’s easy to lose sight of the very serious challenges, conflicts, and threats that face us around the world: an Iran that could be within weeks of having the materials to make a nuclear bomb, an aggressive and nuclear-armed Russia, ongoing and tragic warfare in Yemen, and deep tensions in the strait of Taiwan involving nuclear-armed China which also wields the largest military in the world. Our guest John Tierney is the Executive Director at Council for a Livable World, a leading NGO focused on peace and security. He lays out smart approaches for how America can better navigate a hostile, dangerous world to reduce nuclear weapons, promote dialogue, and achieve greater peace and security.
45 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Congressman Peter Welch: Saving Democracy from Russia, Extremists, and Social Media
Senior Congressional Democratic leader and Intelligence Committee member Peter Welch describes efforts to fight extremists in America and the forces -- foreign and domestic -- that support them. He also describes what practical climate legislation could accomplish for the American economy. Then, Paul and Matt break down what it would take to really reform social media and protect American democracy from bots, trolls, foreign manipulations, and misinformation.
45 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
The Balance of Power Roundtable
Former Congressman Paul Hodes, columnist/radio host Alicia Preston, and former congressional staffer/political analyst Matt Robison break down the politics and policy of Covid rescue negotiations, Republican infighting, and Jewish space lasers from the left, right, and center.
45 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Chris Hill: Gamestop and Investing in Age of Social Media
Chris Hill is the host of Motley Fool Money, the #1 stock investing radio show in America. He joins us to walk through the deeper implications of the Gamestop saga: what does the social media age of investing really mean for the market, investors, the economy, and businesses? Is this democracy in action, or a social media flash mob run amok? Should the government do something? And how should regular investors think about all of this?
45 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes on the Most Important Bill in Congress
Congressman John Sarbanes authored the For the People Act, the single most important piece of legislation in Congress. Democrats have made it their very first bill introduced in both the House and Senate for a good reason: it might just save American democracy. What it does and why it's so critical, with Congressman Sarbanes, Paul, and Matt.
45 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
What will the market do, and what should YOU do?
A one-two punch of investing insight this week. First, Chris Hill, host of Motley Fool Money, breaks down the big stock market runup, a make or beak 6 months for Hollywood, and what Coke& Pepsi marketing strategies tell us. Then, personal financial advisor Mike Morton gives a primer on investing strategy: how to think about a portfolio, and what to put in it.
45 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
The Roundtable: Executive Orders, Rescue Plans, & the Post-Trump World
Republican political analyst Alicia Preston, two-term Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes, and center-left political analyst Matt Robison break down Biden's rescue plan, his flurry of executive orders, and how Republicans plan to move strategically away from Donald Trump (and whether they even can).
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
The Wrap Monica Ciolfi
New Hampshire attorney and reproductive rights advocate Monica Ciolfi joins The Wrap with Paul Hodes
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
An Eyewitness Under the Dome
Veteran journalist Jamie Steihm was there in the House Chamber when the attack took place on January 6. She shares her first-hand account of what really happened.
45 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Politics Roundtable: What Do We Do Now?
Alicia Preston, Matt Robison, and Paul Hodes debate the 25th amendment, impeachment, and where the parties go from here.
45 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Law Professor Lawrence Douglas: How Do We Get Him Out Safely?
Lawrence Douglas, a constitutional scholar and author of "Will He Go" - a comprehensive study of how the 2020 election could melt down - joins us now that the meltdown has happened to explain impeachment, pardons, the 25th amendment, and how to safely usher Donald Trump out of office.
67 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Georgia and the new Democratic Senate Majority
Yesterday, we recorded two special episodes about Democrats' Senate wins in Georgia. As we were preparing to release them, the news of the violent intrusion into the Capitol complex broke, and we just released an emergency episode focusing on that horrifying attack. But here are the two earlier, important discussions of the implications of the Democratic takeover of the US Senate with Democratic consultant and podcast host Cliff Schecter, followed by noted author and political analyst Joshua Holland.
45 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Insurrection in the Capitol
Yesterday, we recorded special episodes about the big news of Democrats' Senate wins in Georgia. As we were preparing to release them as podcasts, the news of the violent intrusion into the Capitol complex broke. So today, we recorded this new, emergency episode focusing on that horrifying attack. We will release it back to back with the episodes about Democrats winning the Senate majority to give a full analysis of these historic, unprecedented 24 hours for America.
45 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Sarah Jones: What will Everyone Do After Trump?
PoliticusUSA Editor In Chief Sarah Jones walks through how media, Democrats, and Republicans will each adapt after Trump leaves office. Can any of them quit their Trump addiction, or will he be the center of American political gravity for everyone in the years ahead?
45 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Political Scientist Brendan Nyhan: Can Anyone Even Agree on Facts Anymore?
Dartmouth Professor Brendan Nyhan is a leading expert on something that we all take for granted, but is getting trickier and trickier these days: facts. We dive into why such deep misconceptions of basic facts are growing, what they mean for our political system, and whether anything can be done to stop them.
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