Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown
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Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.
We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.
Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting
|Shadow Politics, January 30, 2023||Guest, Constance A. Morella|
|Shadow Politics, January 22, 2023||Guest, Jonetta Rose Barras, poet, fiction writer, performing artist, and community organizer.|
|Shadow Politics, January 15, 2023||Guest, Brian Schwalb, DC's newly elected Attorney General|
|Shadow Politics, January 1, 2023||A NEW YEAR'S DAY DISCUSSION WITH Rep. CHARLES J. MORELAND, Esq. & JOHNNY BARNES, Esq.|
|Shadow Politics, December 18, 2022||Guest, Scott J. Kelly, a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired NASA astronaut and U.S.|
|Shadow Politics, November 20, 2022||Guest, Logan Phillips, Why were So Many of the Polls wrong? A Conversation with the founder of RacetotheWH|
|Shadow Politics, November 13, 2022||Guest, Eleanor Clift, Former Newsweek White House Correspondent, Contributor at the McLaughlin Group and Columnist|
|Shadow Politics, November 6, 2022||What's at stake in the General Election? A Conversation with former presidential Candidate RALPH NADER|
|Shadow Politics, October 30, 2022||Can Democrats Keep the Senate? Will Republicans Take Back the House? with U.S. SENATOR BOB KERREY|
|Shadow Politics, October 23, 2022||Guest, Michael A McFaul, Leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy and democratic development around the world.|
|Shadow Politics, October 9, 2022||Guest, Admiral Joe Sestak, North Korea provocative missile launches, Russia's war on Ukraine, upcoming General Election|
|Shadow Politics, October 2, 2022||Guest, Mina Bai, blogger for the Times of Israel, writing about politics in Iran, Middle east and US|
|Shadow Politics, September 25, 2022||What it means for the World Former Press Secretary for President Zelenskyy IULIIA MENDEL|
|Shadow Politics, September 18, 2022||Guest, Douglas Newsom, gun rights, immigration issues, busing of migrants, voting rights for D.C.|
|Shadow Politics, September 4, 2022||Guest, Ruth Milkman, sociologist of labor and labor movements|
|Shadow Politics, August 21, 2022||Guests, Noah Wills, organizer for DC Statehood, and Meagan Flynn, Washington State reporter|
|Shadow Politics, August 7, 2022||Guest, Tim Roemer|
|Shadow Politics, July 31, 2022||Guest, Asher D. Hildebrand and Aziz Z. Huq|
|Shadow Politics, July 24, 2022||Guests, Dr Laura Brown and Ruth Ghiat, Pros & Cons of Charging a Former President With a Crime, Should TRUMP BE INDICTED|
|Shadow Politics, July 17, 2022||Guest, Brittany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower|
Over the past 33 years Senator Brown has been involved in many national and local political campaigns, including six Presidential campaigns. He has also been involved in the past ten consecutive Democratic National Conventions including being an Obama super-delegate in 2008 and 2012. Last November he was reelected with 207,000 votes, that's more votes than eight other United States Senators who are now serving in congress. In addition, he was on the staff of the Democratic National Committee and was a community activists and neighborhood commissioner in his hometown of Washington, DC. Senator Brown is a graduate of the University of Maryland. In 2008 Barack Obama said that, Even without a vote, Senator Brown has always been a strong advocate for the rights of DC residents. As a shadow senator, Brown receives no pay from the government, receives no budget from the government, and cannot vote on matters before the Senate. While he does not have an office in the United States Senate, the Government of the District provides him with an office in City Hall. His office is totally funded by contributions from DC taxpayers. Brown lobbies the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of the District in their attempt to gain full representation in Congress, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the union as a state. As shadow senator, Brown also works with the District's delegate, mayor, and council to advance the interest of local residents on Federal issues. Brown is a member of the Democratic Party.
Charles “Chuck” Hicks is the founder and director of the DC Black History (https://dcblackhistory.com/) Celebration Committee which celebrates black history year-round. He is a community activist focusing on issues that directly affect the community. Hicks serves on several Martin Luther King Jr. committees providing guidance, leadership and support. His work includes serving on the executive committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. DC Support Group, Inc.and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award Committee. Hicks co-chaired the DC Host Committee for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. He was co-chair of the DC Host Committee for the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Hicks is also a member of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Hicks is also a member of the DC Commission on Aging and the newly appointed DC Commission on African American Affairs. He also serves on the Commission on Black Men and Boys under the purview of the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton. He is also a devout member and trustee at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Ward 1. Hick co-hosts with Joni Eisenberg the “Heal DC” radio broadcast on WPFW 89.3 FM. His service to the community also included work as the coordinator of labor for the District of Columbia for the Million Man March in 1995. Hicks was also a member of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Committee. He is the president of the Robert “Bob” Hicks Foundation which advocates for human and civil rights.
Hicks is also a proud member of the NAACP. He is also well known for providing 35 years of service to the DCPublic Library’s Black Studies Center. Hicks is a supporter and advocate of the African American Civil War Memorial &Museum. He is also founder of Bread-for-the-Soul Toy & Book Party – an HIV and AIDS organization which provides toys and books for Christmas to children whose parents have HIV/AIDS and to children who are diagnosed with HIV.
He is the former president of the AFSME District Council 20 and is a current member of the retirement chapter.Hicks continues his work as a member of the DC Democratic State Committee and is a dedicated member of two organizations that advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia – Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) and DC for Democracy. Hicks is a member of the Waterside Tenants Association where he advocates for tenants’ rights and information transparency. He is widely recognized for his support for the arts and community programming. Hicks is also an active member of several study groups.
Chuck recently received the 2017 Community Cornerstone Award from DC Councilmember Anita Bonds.
Celebrating Black History Month With Mr. Black History And Child of the Civil Rights Movement - CHUCK HICKS!
Once again, Chuck returns to SHADOW POLITICS as we begin Black History Month. From his front row seat at the center of the movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Chuck will tell us about the evolution of the movement, where it stands today and why Black History Month is so important. Through his experience and great knowledge of Black history, Chuck will provide for all of us some important lessons in the struggle for equality in America. I am so honored to have Mr. Black History on the show again.
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Dear Senator Brown,
I'm an avid listener and I want to say thanks for another great show this past Sunday. I am sorry to hear Senator about your mishap last week. I hope you will be back in good health in no time. On your show you had mentioned that both you & Kathleen had worked for President Carter’s campaign. What are the chances of having him on your show for an interview? I would truly enjoy having the two of you interview President Carter & get his perspectives on the current climate in the congress.
As always, thanks again and I look forward to your future shows.
Good afternoon Senator. I have been an avid listener to your show ever since it began. I enjoy the views you share on the topics of the day. And although I might not agree at times I do find them insightful.
I also enjoy the rapport you have with Kathleen & the sense of humor the two of you share.
I thought your show yesterday concerning public education was insightful and informative. I hope you have more shows in the future concerning this topic.
Thanks again & I look forward to more shows from you & Kathleen.
Joe from San Jose, Ca.