Episode #246: Brett and Butter Issues

While Washington is about to begin deciding the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the issue of his confirmation is playing out in campaigns across the country.  Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio discuss how Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and her GOP challenger, Josh Hawley, are handling it.

One gubernatorial contest that is being watched nationally is the one in Georgia.  Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee, would be the nation’s first black female governor in history if she wins.  The Republican nominee, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is running on the Trump playbook of illegal immigration, guns and conservative values.  Professor Andra Gillespie of Emory University examines the race.

What happens when you’re seeking re-election to Congress and six of your siblings hate your guts?  Ron Hansen of the Arizona Republic talks of the situation involving Rep. Paul Gosar, a conservative Republican whose brothers and sisters have all endorsed his Democratic opponent.

And it was 16 years ago this week when Rep. Patsy Mink, a Hawaii Democrat best known for her leadership in the fight for Title IX rights for women, died.  Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who served 12 years alongside Mink in the House, talks about her legacy.

Music used in this podcast:

Suddenly Last Summer by The Motels

Question by The Moody Blues

Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles

We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Grim by Ass Ponys

The End by Sibylle Baier

3 thoughts on “Episode #246: Brett and Butter Issues”

  1. That was a very touching story about Patsy Mink that her colleague Neil Abercrombie shared. I could feel the passion throughout the conversation. Thank you for that interview Ken.


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