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Civil Conversations with David Baria Podcast

Civil Conversations with David Baria

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Civil Conversations with David Baria Podcast

Civil Conversations with David Baria Podcast

Civil Conversations with David Baria

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Ever wonder what it would look like if a democrat and a republican actually talked about controversial legislation on the record with no agenda and no script? With Civil Conversations, United States Senatorial candidate David Baria manages to accomplish just that: a rare look behind the curtain and into the policy making factory. Republican leadership in Mississippi would prefer no one discuss policy unless they’re on board with the Republican agenda. Democratic member of the Mississippi House and current United States Senatorial candidate David Baria understands nothing can get Mississippi off the bottom if people don’t talk. Civil Conversations is David Baria doing what no one else has managed to do: sitting getting Republican and Democratic legislators to sit down together and simply talk, offering an unprecedented, unscripted and unfiltered view into the people and beliefs behind the policy in Mississippi.

Latest Episodes

Episode 6: Andy Gipson

If you pay attention to wacky bills making their way though courthouses around the country, then you should have a particular interest in this episode. Former State Representative Andy Gipson, David's guest on this episode, is responsible for a number of bills that have caused controversy nationwide. From a so-called "personhood" bill to the "bathroom" bill, and from "abuse is no excuse" to "religious freedom" - all the way to this past year's session in which he proposed a bill clarifying the rights of enhanced concealed carry permitters to be able to carry into public spaces like sports stadiums - for Rep Gipson has been the staunchest of conservative voices in a deeply red and deeply religious state.Of course, such a man is easy to dismiss from afar as a "nut". up close and personal is quite another story. He is no bumpkin. He was valedictorian of his law school class, and an attorney at a high-powered law office based in Jackson. He is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister ...

49 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Episode 6: Andy Gipson

Bonus - David Baria

In this special episode of Civil Conversations, US Senatorial Candidate David Baria discusses the shameful remarks of President Trump and the failure of present Senator Roger Wicker to rebuke his party's leader. David seets the record straight about the significance of the remarks, the eery similarities to the days of public lynchings in the South, and the damaging effects of demoniIng "the other" in today's America and the modern Mississippi.Cruelty, decency, courage, leadership and awareness are discussed more than polls and demographics. Most profoundly, David discusses the tragic loss of his son in the days following Hurricane Katrina, and the profound effect of seeing light in dark times.LIsten to a thoroughly refreshing and uplifting and genuine talk with a one-time longshot and now legitimate challenger tounseat an incumbernt Republican Senator in the Deep South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MIN2018 OCT 13
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Bonus - David Baria

Ep.5 -Sen. Hob Bryan

Responding to people calling his brand of legislating “liberal,” Senator Hob Bryan stated simply: “Those aren’t liberal ideas. They aren’t conservative ideas. They are neither Democratic nor Republican ideas. They are just common sense.” Serving since 1984, Senator Bryan and his common sense approach has developed quite the reputation. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he is considered brilliant by his colleagues at the capital, yet somewhat frustrating to work with when agitated. And these days, Bryan has plenty keeping himself and others agitated. In this episode of Civil Conversations, David sits down with Senator Bryan to discuss, among other things, a broken legislative process in Mississippi. Taking us behind the scenes, they talk openly at how frustrating and baffling it is watching the Lt. Governor and Speaker of the House continually make decisions regarding important legislation exclusively behind closed doors. Listen closely as David and Senato...

67 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Ep.5 -Sen. Hob Bryan

Episode 4 - Steve Holland

Son of the state's first woman bus driver, son to state's woman circuit court judge, undertaker, and Coen Bros character come-to- life. Steve is a passionate, loyal, fierce servant of the people of Norh theast Mississippi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2018 SEP 19
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Episode 4 - Steve Holland

Episode 3 - Robert Johnson

Whether you are from Mississippi or not, this conversation is something worth listening to…Rep Robert Johnson - despite having the reputation of being both the best orator in the Mississippi legislature, and “the smartest man in Mississippi politics” by those in the know - has trouble comprehending the logic behind some of the decisions made by Republican leadership with respect to infrastructure (the state has 500 bridges out yet refuses to raise the state’s fuel tax which hasn’t been raised in 30 years), though he has no problem identifying the motivation behind other decisions such as the refusal to accept federal money associated with the ACA (here’s a hint - it has to do with race!) Listen in to their conversation as it ranges from Robert’s early years as a child in a still segregated Natchez, MS to David and Robert’s frustrations as members of the House fighting against a Republican party in Mississippi that is openly hostile to the poor.This is a unique opportunity to...

49 MIN2018 SEP 12
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Episode 3 - Robert Johnson

Episode 2 - Senator David Jordan

“Mississippi is like a beautiful lady...but her undergarments are dirty. What we gotta do is bathe her and dress her up again.” Perhaps it’s not the most “woke” of analogies, but damned if it ain’t apt. Octogenarian state Senator David Jordan nails the dichotomy of this state famous for hospitality and ruthless racial oppression. This episode of Civil Conversations features a man who has seen a lot of different versions of America during his lifetime. Senator David Jordan is the son of a sharecropper, who talks about his early days picking cotton. He describes harrowing scenes of our country’s past: his five year old brother picking cotton into a pillowcase bc the big sacks were far too large, white men beating a black man in the streets for accidentally brushing against their vehicle, a plantation owner threatening his father’s life because his father insisted on sending David and his siblings to school. Not all the terror he has experienced was in the past. Sen. Jordan’s ...

45 MIN2018 SEP 7
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Episode 2 - Senator David Jordan

Episode 1 - Becky Currie

In this view behind the policy curtain down in Mississippi, David Baria talks with his colleague, Mississippi State Representative Becky Currie. Currie represents something of a frustrating but common political paradox. During their conversation, Currie and Baria find familiar ground as both lament about how exasperating it can be trying to create good policy for their constituents without being a member of the conservative all boy’s club. Too often their voices, and certainly the policies themselves, are ignored entirely because neither one of them is part of the good old boy power structure in Mississippi. However, Currie, who talks about the numerous inequalities women face in the workforce, and certainly the legislature, also happens to be the author of the nations’s most restrictive abortion bill. How can someone acknowledge being frustrated with a process that ignores the voice of women, yet hand that same group of men a piece of legislation that represents the most conserva...

41 MIN2018 AUG 29
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Episode 1 - Becky Currie

Civil Conversations - Preview

In the new series, Civil Conversations, Senate Candidate David Baria sits with other lawmakers both Democrats and real live Republicans to talk about their ideas and thought processes behind policies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 MIN2018 AUG 18
Comments
Civil Conversations - Preview
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Latest Episodes

Episode 6: Andy Gipson

If you pay attention to wacky bills making their way though courthouses around the country, then you should have a particular interest in this episode. Former State Representative Andy Gipson, David's guest on this episode, is responsible for a number of bills that have caused controversy nationwide. From a so-called "personhood" bill to the "bathroom" bill, and from "abuse is no excuse" to "religious freedom" - all the way to this past year's session in which he proposed a bill clarifying the rights of enhanced concealed carry permitters to be able to carry into public spaces like sports stadiums - for Rep Gipson has been the staunchest of conservative voices in a deeply red and deeply religious state.Of course, such a man is easy to dismiss from afar as a "nut". up close and personal is quite another story. He is no bumpkin. He was valedictorian of his law school class, and an attorney at a high-powered law office based in Jackson. He is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister ...

49 MIN2018 NOV 5
Comments
Episode 6: Andy Gipson

Bonus - David Baria

In this special episode of Civil Conversations, US Senatorial Candidate David Baria discusses the shameful remarks of President Trump and the failure of present Senator Roger Wicker to rebuke his party's leader. David seets the record straight about the significance of the remarks, the eery similarities to the days of public lynchings in the South, and the damaging effects of demoniIng "the other" in today's America and the modern Mississippi.Cruelty, decency, courage, leadership and awareness are discussed more than polls and demographics. Most profoundly, David discusses the tragic loss of his son in the days following Hurricane Katrina, and the profound effect of seeing light in dark times.LIsten to a thoroughly refreshing and uplifting and genuine talk with a one-time longshot and now legitimate challenger tounseat an incumbernt Republican Senator in the Deep South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MIN2018 OCT 13
Comments
Bonus - David Baria

Ep.5 -Sen. Hob Bryan

Responding to people calling his brand of legislating “liberal,” Senator Hob Bryan stated simply: “Those aren’t liberal ideas. They aren’t conservative ideas. They are neither Democratic nor Republican ideas. They are just common sense.” Serving since 1984, Senator Bryan and his common sense approach has developed quite the reputation. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he is considered brilliant by his colleagues at the capital, yet somewhat frustrating to work with when agitated. And these days, Bryan has plenty keeping himself and others agitated. In this episode of Civil Conversations, David sits down with Senator Bryan to discuss, among other things, a broken legislative process in Mississippi. Taking us behind the scenes, they talk openly at how frustrating and baffling it is watching the Lt. Governor and Speaker of the House continually make decisions regarding important legislation exclusively behind closed doors. Listen closely as David and Senato...

67 MIN2018 OCT 1
Comments
Ep.5 -Sen. Hob Bryan

Episode 4 - Steve Holland

Son of the state's first woman bus driver, son to state's woman circuit court judge, undertaker, and Coen Bros character come-to- life. Steve is a passionate, loyal, fierce servant of the people of Norh theast Mississippi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2018 SEP 19
Comments
Episode 4 - Steve Holland

Episode 3 - Robert Johnson

Whether you are from Mississippi or not, this conversation is something worth listening to…Rep Robert Johnson - despite having the reputation of being both the best orator in the Mississippi legislature, and “the smartest man in Mississippi politics” by those in the know - has trouble comprehending the logic behind some of the decisions made by Republican leadership with respect to infrastructure (the state has 500 bridges out yet refuses to raise the state’s fuel tax which hasn’t been raised in 30 years), though he has no problem identifying the motivation behind other decisions such as the refusal to accept federal money associated with the ACA (here’s a hint - it has to do with race!) Listen in to their conversation as it ranges from Robert’s early years as a child in a still segregated Natchez, MS to David and Robert’s frustrations as members of the House fighting against a Republican party in Mississippi that is openly hostile to the poor.This is a unique opportunity to...

49 MIN2018 SEP 12
Comments
Episode 3 - Robert Johnson

Episode 2 - Senator David Jordan

“Mississippi is like a beautiful lady...but her undergarments are dirty. What we gotta do is bathe her and dress her up again.” Perhaps it’s not the most “woke” of analogies, but damned if it ain’t apt. Octogenarian state Senator David Jordan nails the dichotomy of this state famous for hospitality and ruthless racial oppression. This episode of Civil Conversations features a man who has seen a lot of different versions of America during his lifetime. Senator David Jordan is the son of a sharecropper, who talks about his early days picking cotton. He describes harrowing scenes of our country’s past: his five year old brother picking cotton into a pillowcase bc the big sacks were far too large, white men beating a black man in the streets for accidentally brushing against their vehicle, a plantation owner threatening his father’s life because his father insisted on sending David and his siblings to school. Not all the terror he has experienced was in the past. Sen. Jordan’s ...

45 MIN2018 SEP 7
Comments
Episode 2 - Senator David Jordan

Episode 1 - Becky Currie

In this view behind the policy curtain down in Mississippi, David Baria talks with his colleague, Mississippi State Representative Becky Currie. Currie represents something of a frustrating but common political paradox. During their conversation, Currie and Baria find familiar ground as both lament about how exasperating it can be trying to create good policy for their constituents without being a member of the conservative all boy’s club. Too often their voices, and certainly the policies themselves, are ignored entirely because neither one of them is part of the good old boy power structure in Mississippi. However, Currie, who talks about the numerous inequalities women face in the workforce, and certainly the legislature, also happens to be the author of the nations’s most restrictive abortion bill. How can someone acknowledge being frustrated with a process that ignores the voice of women, yet hand that same group of men a piece of legislation that represents the most conserva...

41 MIN2018 AUG 29
Comments
Episode 1 - Becky Currie

Civil Conversations - Preview

In the new series, Civil Conversations, Senate Candidate David Baria sits with other lawmakers both Democrats and real live Republicans to talk about their ideas and thought processes behind policies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 MIN2018 AUG 18
Comments
Civil Conversations - Preview
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