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Today the Senate voted 54-35 on a measure, and it didn’t pass. Seriously think about that. 54. Nearly 20% more YES than NO votes. In any other form of “democracy” that’s a blowout win. 1:58 PM · May 28, 2021
Ep. 65: Farmer McCloskey & The 2022 Senate Races w/ guest Scott Sifton (D-MO) plus Presidential Trivia!
MAY 24TH, 2021 | 01:52:18 | E65
Host Adam Sommer is joined by Scott Sifton (D – MO) for a chat about his run for the open Senate seat in Missouri for 2022. Talkin’ Politics diving into Mark McCloskey’s new Senate bid, Presidential Trivia, the 2022 heartland Senate map, and our nominations for the Sneakiest Weasel.
Ep. 64: “Untelling The Lie” w/ guest Spencer Toder (D-MO) and bonus Nicholas Linke
MAY 17TH, 2021 | 01:28:22 | E64
Host Adam Sommer is joined for a chat by Spencer Toder, Democrat running for the Missouri Senate Primary in 2022, and a bonus chat with Nicholas Linke about the new show “The Delta” as part of the Heartland POD family. Adam has an opening statement about “Untelling The Lie” and is then joined for Talkin’ Politics by Rachel Parker and Sean Diller to dig into the disinformation the national GOP uses to its advantage. Oh… and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RACHEL!
Ep. 63: “It Costs Nothing To Be Nice” w/ Brian Wingbermuehle of MO Biodiversity Project
MAY 10TH, 2021 | 01:29:46 | E63
Host Adam Sommer gives an opening statement about why folks don’t want to tax billionaires. Then Adam is joined by Brian Wingbermuehle about the Missouri Biodiversity Project. Then Rachel Parker and Sean Diller join Adam for this week’s Talkin’ Politics to cover the new Missouri school “choice” slush fund, and the reality of the #moleg failure to fund medicaid expansion.
Ep. 62: “Flood The System With Empathy” w/ guest Rachel Gonzalez
MAY 3RD, 2021 | 01:34:47 | E62
Host Adam Sommer gives an openings statement about the message of Mr. Rogers. Then Rachel Gonzalez joins the show for a chat about her experiences as a young woman in politics. Then Sean Diller and Rachel Parker join Adam for Talkin’ Politics talking GOP lack of empathy, Biden’s approval numbers, and Families package.
Special thank you to the folks at Gaslight Nation for the excellent work and inspiration to do even more.
Ep. 61: “There is no fear in love” w/ Jewel Kelly (D-MO) candidate for Senate, 2022
APRIL 26TH, 2021 | 01:33:35 | E61
Host Adam Sommer (JD) brings the heartland pod with guest Jewel Kelly, a democratic hopeful for the 2022 Missouri Senate race. Then Adam is joined by Sean Diller and Rachel Parker for “Talkin’ Politics” breaking down the Chauvin verdict, the Green New Deal for Cities, Towns, & Tribes from Congress person Cori Bush and AOC, and the Missouri Non Discrimination Act (MONA) and the 20 year saga attempting to pass the protections.
Ep. 60: “The Power of Perspective” with Jason Kander
APRIL 19TH, 2021 | 01:54:38 | E60
Heartland POD host Adam Sommer, a lawyer and adjunct prof. sits down with Jason Kander for a chat. Jason and Adam get into baseball, fatherhood, politics, the myth of the urban rural divide, and some of Jason’s favorite things. Then, Adam is joined by Sean Diller, digital media campaign expert and Rachel Parker, activist and blogger, for Talkin’ Politics about the CAFO victory in MO, Grietens early fundraising struggle, Sec. 230 explainer, and climate change. Then in Last Call the same group dives into the alleged failures of Biden to be “bipartisan” in his approach.
Ep. 59: “King Manchin” ft. Lucas Kunce (MO-D) Senate primary candidate for 2022
APRIL 12TH, 2021 | 02:05:08 | E59
Host Adam Sommer (JD) provides an opening statement on equity creating equality, then has a chat with Lucas Kunce (MO-D) a candidate for the Missouri 2022 Senate race. Then Adam is joined by an expert panel for talkin’ politics to break down major stories from the week that was, which then turns into the last call, a deep dive on a particular issue.
APRIL 5TH, 2021 | 01:41:33 | E58
Host Adam Sommer, a Missouri attorney, chats with a Democratic Senate primary candidate and then a panel of heartland political observers dive into the politics of the week that was with analysis, and a hopefully a few laughs.
Adam Sommer brings an opening statement on Integrity, then has a chat with student activist, Marquis Govan, about his early start in politics, policing, the myth of the urban rural divide, and racial consciousness. Then Adam is joined by Rachel Parker, Sean Diller, and Zack Schwartz for talkin’ politics going over the MO GOP Senate primary, the failure of the MO Legislature to do the people’s work, and a last call diving into the the potential lessons in Virginia for the two parties writ large.