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Eunice and Heather wrap up the Midpod and share conversations with one of their favorite listeners, Krishan Patel in California and one of their favorite candidates, newly elected Congresswoman elect, Haley Stevens from Michigan's 11th Congressional District.על ידי Nicie Panetta and Heather Atwood
 
Last November we traveled to Alabama to cover the race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. We were fortunate to spend time in Birmingham with the architect of the Jones campaign: Giles Perkins, who passed away in early December. A civic leader who operated at the intersection of business, politics and community development, Perkins sh…
 
There wasn’t much coverage, but this Fall Congress actually stepped up and passed a $6 billion, bipartisan bill to help communities fight the opiod epidemic. Senator Hassan (D-NH) tells us about new law and how it came together.על ידי Nicie Panetta and Heather Atwood
 
Newly elected members of congress have been attending King's orientation program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government for over two decades. King tells us what new members need to learn to hit the ground running, and provides some sharp insights into this historically large, diverse and ambitious class.…
 
A "recovering politician" and former member of Congress, Nye heads the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. He thinks elected officials will perform better if we fix the system in which they operateעל ידי Nicie Panetta and Heather Atwood
 
Heidi Heitkamp voted "no" on Brett Kavanaugh because she had voted yes so many times in support of victims, victims of sexual violence and sex trafficking, missing and murdered Indigenous women. In our trip to North Dakota, the Senator describes this legislative work. .על ידי Nicie Panetta and Heather Atwood
 
Maine State Representative Jared Golden describes himself as a "progressive heart with a pragmatic approach to delivery." He’s running for U.S. House of Representatives in a vast rural district in a state without Medicaid expansion. Preserving the ACA and expanding Medicaid here is about delivering healthcare and creating important jobs; that's pro…
 
Chris Pappas' family has 100 years of history in New Hampshire, and he’s vying to become the state's first LGBT member of Congress. Lucas Meyer has been recruiting a new generation of candidates to run for office and inspire a new generation of voters.על ידי Nicie Panetta and Heather Atwood
 
Environmental lawyer Mike Levin is running to replace retiring congressman Daryl Issa in this swing district that stretches along the coast north of San Diego and into southern Orange County. He shared his aspirations for making an impact in Congress on key issues facing the district, and reflected on the legacy of his immigrant grandparents.…
 
Lauren Bear is a foreign policy and human rights expert running against incumbent Brian Mast. If elected, she would be Florida's first openly LGBTQ+ member of congress. She tells us about her family story in this district, and shares her insights into the causes and costs of our current political crisis.…
 
Delivering healthcare in this vast, rural district has become almost impossible under a whittled away ACA, which the Republican incumbent voted to repeal. One doctor in the district says the 5th vital sign should be “suffering.” Traditional work here - lobstering, forestry, and wild blueberries - is the stuff they make postcards of, but these indus…
 
Swers, a political scientist at Georgetown University, studies women in congress: the challenges they face in getting elected and the tensions they confront once in office. She's charted the careers of Republican women in congress especially closely, as the issue of reproductive rights has become a litmus test in electoral politics.…
 
A sixth-generation West Virginian, Tally Sergent is challenging Republican incumbent, Alex Mooney, who moved to the district from Maryland to run for Congress. She talks about her mentors, her family's struggles, and her passion for a region that desperately needs a champion.על ידי Nicie Panetta and Heather Atwood
 
Katie Hill jumped the candidate line, ran in the primary, and won the Democratic nomination in this key swing district. She grew up here; she comes from a law enforcement family. At 30, Hill’s spent the last 8 years as Executive Director of PATH, a 50 million dollar a year organization that fights homelessness in Los Angeles County.…
 
Barkhuff is a 2001 Naval Academy graduate and a former Navy Seal. He believes moral courage is what is missing in Washington, D.C., but it’s alive and well in the U.S. military. What started as a Facebook page just after the 2016 election, VFRL is now a PAC with a mission to support veterans who are running for office in 2018.…
 
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