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An honest and intelligent journey through the political and social landscape of the country.

Episodes

  • A Reflection of an Election: What are the campaign challenges in the Trump era?

    A Reflection of an Election: What are the campaign challenges in the Trump era?

    06/12/2018 Duration: 59min

    This week, my guest is Joe Trippi, Partner with Trippi, Norton and Rossmeissl, Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor. Trippi has been in the business of campaigning since the 70s. His client list includes, but not limited to, races for Tom Bradley, Ted Kennedy, Doug Wilder, John Edwards, Jerry Brown and Gary Hart. Recently, Trippi was the architect of Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, as well as campaign manager for Mike Espy in Mississippi. We will compare and contrast both campaigns and the current challenges of campaigning in the south as a Democrat in the era of Trump. Also, what can we learn from those results and the strategies that will garner wins for 2020 (i.e. a new southern strategy)? We welcome your comments and questions, so please feel free to call and join the conversation at (563) 999-3627. Guest:  Joe Trippi, Partner with Trippi, Norton and Rossmeissl, Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor This episode was co-hosted by Scott Lindsay, Senior Adviser on Karl Dean for Governor campaign (TN).

  • The 1960s vs. 2010s: What can we learn from the past to ensure a better future?

    The 1960s vs. 2010s: What can we learn from the past to ensure a better future?

    22/11/2018 Duration: 16min

    Tonight, we will compare and contrast the country’s history on the impact of politics and race.  The political history of athletes like Muhammad Ali, Tommy Smith and John Carlos is embedded in US history, but what can we learn from their plight in the wake of protests by Colin Kapernick and the NFL?   Guest:  Dr. Nathan Hare, Founder of the Black Think Tank, Sociologist, Activist, Scholar    

  • CONGRESS: What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?

    CONGRESS: What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?

    15/11/2018 Duration: 01h09min

    What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?  Will newly elected Congress provide a check and balance with current administration?  The U.S. Virgin Islands were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes last year, so aren't we hearing about the recovery efforts?  What is happening in Florida and Georgia with the election results? Guest:  Michael McQuerry, Communication Director for Representative Stacey Plaskett.  

  • ABOUT LAST NIGHT: What happened in the midterms? Now what?

    ABOUT LAST NIGHT: What happened in the midterms? Now what?

    08/11/2018 Duration: 01h05min

    Does the Democrats have any goals after winning the House?  Is there a ground game or new messaging?  What is the political future of Beto O'Rourke and Andrew Gillum?  Does the nation have 'Georgia on their mind?'  What happens now that Sessions is out?

  • THE MIDTERMS: WITH 6 DAYS TO GO, WHOS WINNING WITH THE ELECTORATE?

    THE MIDTERMS: WITH 6 DAYS TO GO, WHO'S WINNING WITH THE ELECTORATE?

    31/10/2018 Duration: 01h03min

    The midterm elections are heating up.  Each candidate is making their closing argument on why they are the best fit for the job.  So, who's winning the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts prior to the midterms? What is the current political climate? Why is it important to vote? Guest:  Scott Lindsay, Senior Adviser for Tennessee's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Karl Dean.  

  • The Politics of Filmmaking: The Plight of the Filmmaker

    The Politics of Filmmaking: The Plight of the Filmmaker

    08/08/2013 Duration: 01h01min

    The art of filmmaking is to tell a story through film.  Films influence culture and societies.  How are stories developed?  What are the challenges of raising capital through such vehicles as Kickstarter compared to traditional means?  Has the power of the internet made it easier to market and distribute?  Guests:  Ryan Walker, New York & Regina Griffin, DC http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV #InMyOpinionTV  

  • Class v. Race: A Story of Urban Gentrification

    Class v. Race: A Story of Urban Gentrification

    27/06/2013 Duration: 01h05min

    Are cities shifting their financially-burdensome citizens to suburban municipalities?  Are we promoting further community disarray by moving our most financially-vulnerable citizens away from the city core and its many services?  Who benefits most from the influx of wealthier city citizens? http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV

  • The Relationship Between Politics  Education

    The Relationship Between Politics & Education

    13/06/2013 Duration: 01h02min

    What are the policy differences between Pres. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" and Pres. Obama's "Race to the Top?"  What is the success rate for both policies?  Why is there a partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans in idealogy as it relates to higher education?  Since under performing schools have economic challenges, how do they garner opportunities to achieve? http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV  

  • Faith v. Atheism: The Choice to Believe

    Faith v. Atheism: The Choice to Believe

    30/05/2013 Duration: 01h02min

    Why is it necessary to bridge the growing divide between atheists and religious adherents? If you are a person of faith, is it worth while to find common ground with an atheist? If you are an atheist, what can you learn from a person of faith? What does it mean to be an atheist?   This program, which is accompanied by a television production, features a panel of politicos which includes Cara Pearson (Live) who serves as the moderator, Brandon Andrews, Stephen Reese and TaQuon Ethridge. Guests:  Toure Coffey, New York and Nyle Fort, New Jersey http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV

  • Mass Incarceration: Epidemic of Violence and Drugs

    Mass Incarceration: Epidemic of Violence and Drugs

    16/05/2013 Duration: 01h04min

    What is the relationship between the growth of the prison system and the Emancipation Proclamation?  Is there a defining difference between plantation life and the convict leasing system?  What is the effect of marijuana on mass incarceration?  Why is the plight of violence in Chicago causing Black Men a better chance of going to prison than to college? Guests:  Yusef Shakur, Detroit, MI & Nyle Fort, Newark, NJ Moderators:  Cara Live, Stephen Reese and TaQuon Ethridge http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV

  • Cedric Maxwell - Boston Celtics Color Analyst

    Cedric Maxwell - Boston Celtics Color Analyst

    20/05/2010 Duration: 01h00s

    THERE'S A DELAY AFTER INTRO. SHOW BEGINS AT 4:15 MARK. NO ADDITIONAL AUDIO ISSUES. Will Lebron James remain in Cleveland? Will Mike Brown survive as head coach in Cleveland? What impact will Michael Jordan's ownership of Bobcats bring to the team? What is the possibility of a Lakers v. Celtics final? Does VH1's 'Basketball Wives' feed into stereotypes?

  • SUMMER SERIES: Kuku Live

    SUMMER SERIES: Kuku Live

    05/06/2009 Duration: 01h00s

    Tonight's show features Nigerian-born musician, Kuku. His captivating sound can be described as jazz, soul and folk.

  • NBA PLAYOFFS: Interview with Celtics Color Analyst, Cedric Maxwell

    NBA PLAYOFFS: Interview with Celtics Color Analyst, Cedric Maxwell

    22/04/2009 Duration: 01h00s

    After the intro, there's a 3 minute delay of total silence because my guest was not ready :-(. Skip that and the intro plays again and the interview starts. No problem with audio from that point on! Will injuries plague the Celtics in the playoffs? Can the Celtics expect Kevin Garnett to return? Which NBA draft class is the best of all time? Are any changes expected during the off season?

  • WHAT IS THE NEW DIRECTION OF THE RNC?

    WHAT IS THE NEW DIRECTION OF THE RNC?

    29/01/2009 Duration: 01h00s

    Is Limbaugh the leader of the GOP? Will Blagojevich prevail? Do you agree with Stimulus Plan? Is Sarah Palin planning for a 2012 run? Should Obama use political capital?

  • WHAT WENT WRONG WENT WRONG WITH MCCAINS CAMPAIGN?

    WHAT WENT WRONG WENT WRONG WITH MCCAIN'S CAMPAIGN?

    23/10/2008 Duration: 01h00s

    Who are the Repubs referring to as Pro-American? Does Colin Powell's endorsement matter? Is the Acorn controversy a pre-emptive strike? What is going to happen to the Republican Party?

  • WHO IS WINNING THE DEBATES?

    WHO IS WINNING THE DEBATES?

    09/10/2008 Duration: 01h00s

    Was the debate a deal changer for McCain? Does the Bradley effect still exist? Will the politics of distraction work? Guest: Scott Lindsey, TN Democratic Advocate

  • WHO IS SARAH PALIN?

    WHO IS SARAH PALIN?

    04/09/2008 Duration: 01h00s

    Are women ready to throw support to Palin? Did McCain commit political suicide? Should Bristol Palin's pregnancy matter? Does McCain's age matter? What is McCain's strategy? What's with Kwame Kilpatrick?

  • LIVE FROM THE DNC IN DENVER!!!

    LIVE FROM THE DNC IN DENVER!!!

    28/08/2008 Duration: 01h00s

    Discussion with Scott Lindsey (former Hillary supporter). What's happening at the DNC.

  • ARE URBAN KIDS CONSERVATIVE?

    ARE URBAN KIDS CONSERVATIVE?

    14/08/2008 Duration: 01h00s

    Larry W. wrote: An urban high school teacher took a poll & found that young urban blacks were more aligned with the conservative Right than the more liberal Democrats. How do you feel about this and also with the education that our kids are receiving/not receiving will this trend continue because of ignorance and a lack of understanding (especially religious freedoms)?

  • WHOS PLAYING THE RACE CARD -- OBAMA OR MCCAIN?

    WHO'S PLAYING THE RACE CARD -- OBAMA OR MCCAIN?

    07/08/2008 Duration: 01h00s

    Why doesn't Obama have a substantial lead in the polls? Is Bill Clinton angry?

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