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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 Nicho ...
 
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First, Jake asks Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin why he agreed to sign onto Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's bill on healthcare, climate and taxes after previously signaling he would not support it. Manchin also responds to claims that the $739 billion deal would increase inflation and taxes. Plus, Jake presses Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on why h…
 
Host: Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Donate To the Mighty MO Funding Project to help fund EVERY candidate running: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/showmeblue Guests 1. Leslie Derrington in MO 96th https://www.upballot.com/Leslie-Derrington/ 2. Douglas Mann in MO 50th @MannForMo50 https://www.upballot.com/douglas-mann 3. Bernadette Holzer in MO 143rd …
 
With only seven primary states to go until the midterms, all eyes are trained on the Sunshine State, with Democrats mounting fierce challenges to unseat Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Ron DeSantis. Marc Caputo, NBC News national political reporter, and Emily Mahoney, political editor for the Tampa Bay Times, join Chuck to break down how abortion,…
 
Nicholas (former science teacher) and Kristina (Educational ASL Interpreter) return with a casual comical talk on the trip back to MO from DC, his new career beyond the classroom, and their kids going back to school with packages glue sticks and markers because we have underfunded public schools. https://heartlandpod.com/ Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD …
 
Host: Adam Sommer - @Adam_Sommer85 Donate To the Mighty MO Funding Project: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/showmeblue AndyLeighton andy@leightonfordemocracy.com Adrian Plank adrianplank47@gmail.com Ann Zimpfer az4rep95@gmail.com https://heartlandpod.com/ Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD "Change The Conversation"…
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO True or False - “MO Weed MO problems?” Missouri’s MJ Ballot Initiative Is The Right Answer For MO Weed in proposed Amendment 3 https://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=10056 Crossing Paths PAC https://www.crossingpaths…
 
First up, Brianna goes one-on-one with the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Mike Turner. They discuss the stunning discovery of highly-classified material at former President Trump's home during an FBI search and Republicans' call for Attorney General Garland to justify the investigation. Brianna also presses Rep. Tur…
 
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the Heartland Inflation Reduction Act and What it means to you | Getting by with a little help from the feds on Medicaid backlog | CAFO Deregulation | Tracy Grundy, Democrat for MO State House | Facebook Privacy and Women's Health in Nebraska | Climate Change Raising the Cost | Billions…
 
Host: Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Guest: Rev. Susan Shumway @SuzShumway Rev. Shumway is running for office for her second time. Not content to allow a seat to be uncontested she ran in 2020 against Justin Hill (the insurrection guy who resigned) and is back again, but this time simply being in the race might just be the start. Rev. Shumway chats wit…
 
The FBI's search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate has created an information vacuum. While the Department of Justice has remained silent on the reason for the investigation, Trump and a growing number of Republicans have been quick to politicize the incident and speculate corruption. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Republi…
 
Host Kevin Smith: @KevINmidMO Guest Kiki Hubbar: @KristinaHubbard Organic Seed Alliance: @Seed_Alliance Kevin Smith is joined for a chat by Kiki Hubbard of Organic Seed Alliance. The two chat about the issues facing modern farming, the quality of product and input and how chemically altered seeds and farming practices impact not just the food we ea…
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD NOTE - THERE IS NO LAST CALL THIS WEEK IGNORE ADAM ABOUT THAT! Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO Guest Hosts Reece Ellis @TheReeceEllis CW Gardner (Gardner 4 Missourah) @cwg18 True or False - Candidate Social Media presence translates to election perform…
 
First up, Dana has an exclusive bipartisan interview with Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal. They discuss whether the Democrats' tax and climate bill will help Americans struggling with inflation costs and their bipartisan push to call Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. Plus, Dana asks Graham why he still supports Trump after the Jan…
 
Former Sen. John Danforth (R) represented Missouri in the Senate for three terms until 1995. Before that he was the state attorney general but today he is bankrolling a Super PAC that's helping prop up independent senate candidate John Wood. Chuck talks to Danforth about his motivation and how politics have changed.…
 
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the Heartland Kansas Pro-Choice Referendum | MO Senate Primary Results | Cori Bush wins decidedly | Farm Bill | No Justice in Kansas | Embryonic Dependents in GA | Wisconsin Secretary of State race is high stakes | 13,000 acre Nebraska blaze | Resist STL Infiltrates Pro-Life event https…
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Host Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Heidi Campbell @Campbell4TN https://www.voteheidicampbell.com/ Senator Heidi Campbell is a Nashville native, a Mom, a former music industry executive and was the first female Mayor of the city of Oak Hill. As a child she attended St. Bernard, University School of Nashville …
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO Patreon sign up: https://www.patreon.com/heartlandpod https://heartlandpod.com/ Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD "Change The Conversation"By Mid Map Media, LLC
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO Midterm Prediction Special Missouri Greitens sinking ship? https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/26/greitens-drops-to-third-place-in-missouri-senate-gop-primary-after-allegations-of-domestic-abuse-00047813 T/F - The Forw…
 
As the weight of Trumpism prepares for another test in Tuesday's midterms, Jonathan Lemire, Politico's White House Bureau Chief and host of MSNBC's "Way Too Early," joins Chuck to detail the rise of former President Trump's false stolen election claims, and why that movement — far from dwindling — is taking root in the GOP for the long term.…
 
NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams joins Chuck for a tell-all interview on his last week on the job. Revealed: His future plans for a jazz podcast, his longstanding relationship with the Cheneys, and his old aspirations for a congressional run.By NBC News
 
Host: Rachel Parker @RaitchetP Guest: Akela Lacy (The Intercept) @akela_lacy Akela Lacy, journalist with The Intercept, helps break down the realities in the MO1st District Democratic primary and the forces behind the Steve Roberts candidacy. https://theintercept.com/staff/akelalacy/ https://theintercept.com/2022/07/21/cori-bush-primary-yachad-pac-…
 
The Federal Reserve's Wednesday decision to raise interest rates by 0.75 percentage point — the second hike this summer — marks another historic move in the central bank's effort to avoid a deep recession in America. Ben White, Politico's chief economic correspondent, joins Chuck to analyze Washington's continued moves to avoid a national economic …
 
Host: Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Guest: Conor Halbleib @conor_halbleib Picture for me a candidate for US Congress in south-eastern Kentucky. https://conor4kentucky.com/events/ https://secure.actblue.com/donate/conorhalbleibforcongress This part of the state is miles from what you likely know of Kentucky, hours from Louisville, Frankfort, and Lexing…
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO A WEEK OF YEAH…NO! We still have another week until the end of midterm season, which means we can circle back to all of the impactful election analysis Unpack a week just FILLED to the brim, like a brief case filled with…
 
First, Jake goes one-on-one with January 6 Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney on whether she believes the investigation has successfully made the case that former President Trump committed crimes. Plus, faced with the prospect of losing her seat over her work on the committee, Jake asks Cheney if it was all worth it. Next, Jake talks to Maryland …
 
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, while acknowledging a slowing US economy, downplayed distress over the US potential road to a recession in her Meet the Press interview Sunday. Jake Sherman, founder of Punchbowl News and NBC News contributor, joins Chuck to analyze the Biden administration's handling of the country's economic woes. Plus, Chuck and …
 
Sen. Roy Blunt's (R-Mo.) retirement next term triggered a crowded Republican field to replace him. Embroiled former Gov. Eric Greitens leads the pack, but candidacies like John Wood's seem to present a middle ground on the right, away from the extremes of election denialism. He joins Chuck to pitch his candidacy and to discuss the strength of the i…
 
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the Heartland Oklahoma Politics chase away Business | MO Gov Mike Parson ignores his own expert | Layover with MO 3 Candidate Bethany Mann | GOP-aligned Dark Money groups attack Rep Cori Bush | Biden announces new actions on climate change | Republicans keep gerrymandered maps Arkansas …
 
Host: Rachel Parker @RaichetP Guest: Pat Garofalo @Pat_Garofalo Pat Garofalo is the Director of State and Local Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project. Pat is the author of The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs. Prior to joining Economic Liberties, Pat served as managing edi…
 
The outpouring of revelations coming from ongoing Jan. 6 hearings seem to have spurred former President Trump to feed into the rumors of his potential redux presidential bid — a shiny metal object to distract from the committee's damning allegations. Betsy Woodruff Swan, national correspondent at Politico, and Reid Epstein, politics reporter at the…
 
AZ GOP Governor primary a dead heat as early voting starts | Home care workers call for Bill of Rights at the Colorado State Capitol | Biden Administration advances plan for oil transport trains through Glenwood Canyon | Extreme gun rights group sues town of Superior over common sense reforms | Rents out of reach for huge numbers of working-class N…
 
Host: Kevin Smith @KevinMidMO Guest: Arthi Kondapaneni @arthi.kay! (Instagram) Arthi Kondapaneni will be a Senior in High School in Wentzville Missouri With the help of some friends she started an activist club in her school She has now led two Pro-Choice Rallies in O'Fallon and St. Charles, Mo She has ties to the Spencer Toder Campaign for Senate.…
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO Adam's Open True or False: The GOP has caught the Tiger by the tail and the Tiger is pissed Abortion - Parson clip https://twitter.com/MarkMaxwellTV/status/1547631874033401856?s=20&t=ZfzrmrQ1Lwo1WbJNZ39bvA Sienna poll - …
 
First: Inflation skyrockets at home while abroad President Biden makes nice with a leader he vowed to make a "pariah." Was it worth the price? Top White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein joins Dana Bash to discuss. Next: Republican primaries pit sitting governors against former President Trump, who says it's a matter of when, not if, he runs. …
 
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the Heartland Biden gets Mexico to Pay for the Wall | Toder and Bucklin vs. Agape | Houston Houses Homeless | Jon Karlen for Congress in MO-3 | Gun rights group challenges local reforms | Criminalizing the vote | Schmitt fails again | MO Senate primary rundown | Anti-abortion group want…
 
Host; Rachel Parker @RaichetP on Twitter Guest: Ray Reed @RayReedMO on Twitter Ray Reed is running for the Democratic nomination in the Missouri 2nd Congressional district. One of two Gen Z candidates in the USA, Ray has been turning heads and he's back on the POD for a third interview, right where it all started and recalls the best and worst day …
 
Host: Adam Sommer - @Adam_Sommer85 Guest: Mica Soellner - @MicaSoellner Mica Soellner, journalist for The Washington Times, has been paying attention to Missouri. A Mizzou J-School Graduate, Mica's connections to the region and the current rise of progressive candidates have drawn more of her attention to the often overlooked State of "Ol' Missouri…
 
Hosts Adam Sommer, Rachel Parker, and Sean Diller bring their particular analysis and "middle out approach" to issues from and impacting the heartland of America and politics. 1. Adam's Open - "The Decent of Descent" 2. Climate Change Impacting Heartland Voters? 3. Missouri Senate Race, 2022 - Holy Shit, and Trump weighed in 4. 2022 Midterms - Sena…
 
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