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Searching for Bernie (Sanders)

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Alan Mairson

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I’m not much of a Lefty or a progressive. I’ve never considered myself to be a democratic socialist. I tend to be suspicious of large groups of people who assemble under any banner to do virtually anything. Yet I’m excited about Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. And while I plan to vote for Bernie in the Maryland primary, this podcast is NOT intended to evangelize for him. Rather, I’ll be exploring exactly why voters and volunteers are so excited about Bernie’s candidacy — and how his campaign will evolve to meet the huge challenges ahead. Because, in the end, the excitement about Bernie Sanders is about far more than just Bernie Sanders.

Latest Episodes

#29: A Primary Whuppin’ in Maryland

After months of debates and canvassing and phone calls and strategizing and a seemingly endless tsunami of talking heads & political analysis, it’s finally time to cast our votes here at home in the Maryland Democratic primary.In this episode,Caleb and I chat about Bernie’s campaign thus far... about seeing how the political sausage gets made... about the results in Maryland... and about the road ahead.Plus, an inspiring letter from a loyal listener... and a tiny bit of (fair-use)Springsteen. Show notesPrimary results in Maryland“A movement, not just a campaign,” by Sue Prent in the Green Mountain DailyNPR Politics Podcast:Quick Take: April 26 Primary ResultsMusic beds: Semper Fidelis, by the Heftone Banjo Orchestra (via Free Music Archive); and We Take Care of Our Own, by Bruce SpringsteenTo rate & review this podcast on iTunes, please go HERE—and then click “View in iTunes.”Thanks in advance.

35 MIN2016 APR 29
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#29: A Primary Whuppin’ in Maryland

#28: Former DNC Chair Endorses... Bernie?!?

Paul Kirk is almost the definition of The Establishment (Democratic party division). Mr. Kirk is the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1985-1989). He served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy created after the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Kirk has also served as chairman of the board of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and as co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates.That’s pretty Establishment. Which is why I was blown away that Paul Kirk endorsed Bernie for President.Why is he backing Sanders? Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the current DNC in the tank for Hillary Clinton? And is democracy just too much damn work?Here’s my recent conversation with Paul Kirk: Show notesPaul G. Kirk (Wikipedia)Paul Kirk endorses Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]Democratic National CommitteeDemocratic Leadership CouncilAl FromIntro music bed:Kings And Queens (Instrumental) by Alialujah Choir (via Free Music Arc...

44 MIN2016 APR 2
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#28: Former DNC Chair Endorses... Bernie?!?

#27: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, anti-war activist, and a world-renowned voice of the very progressive left.For more than half a century, Chomsky taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He’s the author of more than a hundred books, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media;Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies; and Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. Chomsky is now 87 years old, and although he has retired as a full-time professor, he’s still in big demand as a speaker, a writer, and a critic. In recent months he’s also said some nice things Bernie’s campaign for president. So, on a whim last October, I sent him an email to ask for an interview. I figured my message would disappear under the hundreds of other emails he must receive each day. But he wrote back, and after several exchanges, we scheduled an interview for a few ...

29 MIN2016 MAR 23
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#27: Noam Chomsky

Latest Episodes

#29: A Primary Whuppin’ in Maryland

After months of debates and canvassing and phone calls and strategizing and a seemingly endless tsunami of talking heads & political analysis, it’s finally time to cast our votes here at home in the Maryland Democratic primary.In this episode,Caleb and I chat about Bernie’s campaign thus far... about seeing how the political sausage gets made... about the results in Maryland... and about the road ahead.Plus, an inspiring letter from a loyal listener... and a tiny bit of (fair-use)Springsteen. Show notesPrimary results in Maryland“A movement, not just a campaign,” by Sue Prent in the Green Mountain DailyNPR Politics Podcast:Quick Take: April 26 Primary ResultsMusic beds: Semper Fidelis, by the Heftone Banjo Orchestra (via Free Music Archive); and We Take Care of Our Own, by Bruce SpringsteenTo rate & review this podcast on iTunes, please go HERE—and then click “View in iTunes.”Thanks in advance.

35 MIN2016 APR 29
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#29: A Primary Whuppin’ in Maryland

#28: Former DNC Chair Endorses... Bernie?!?

Paul Kirk is almost the definition of The Establishment (Democratic party division). Mr. Kirk is the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1985-1989). He served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy created after the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Kirk has also served as chairman of the board of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and as co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates.That’s pretty Establishment. Which is why I was blown away that Paul Kirk endorsed Bernie for President.Why is he backing Sanders? Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the current DNC in the tank for Hillary Clinton? And is democracy just too much damn work?Here’s my recent conversation with Paul Kirk: Show notesPaul G. Kirk (Wikipedia)Paul Kirk endorses Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]Democratic National CommitteeDemocratic Leadership CouncilAl FromIntro music bed:Kings And Queens (Instrumental) by Alialujah Choir (via Free Music Arc...

44 MIN2016 APR 2
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#28: Former DNC Chair Endorses... Bernie?!?

#27: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, anti-war activist, and a world-renowned voice of the very progressive left.For more than half a century, Chomsky taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He’s the author of more than a hundred books, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media;Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies; and Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. Chomsky is now 87 years old, and although he has retired as a full-time professor, he’s still in big demand as a speaker, a writer, and a critic. In recent months he’s also said some nice things Bernie’s campaign for president. So, on a whim last October, I sent him an email to ask for an interview. I figured my message would disappear under the hundreds of other emails he must receive each day. But he wrote back, and after several exchanges, we scheduled an interview for a few ...

29 MIN2016 MAR 23
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#27: Noam Chomsky

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