Episode #14 On The State Of The States, And Remembering Joan Mondale, The Watergate Class Of ’74 & Pat Buchanan In ’96

President Obama told us about the state of the union … now it’s time to hear about the state of the states.  Political Junkie host Ken Rudin talks with the Washington Post’s Reid Wilson about how several governors whose re-election prospects were iffy for 2014 have improved their standing with the stronger economy.

With the passing of former Second Lady Joan Mondale, we hear from her niece, Lucy Mondale, who talked about Joan’s lifelong love of the arts … and her enduring love affair with her husband, Walter Mondale.

Last week, Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, announced his retirement.  He and another retiring congressman are the last of the Watergate Class of 1974, the group of 75 Democrats who were elected to the House in November 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal.  A member of that group, Michigan’s Bob Carr, talks about what that congressional class was able to accomplish.

And the “this day in history” feature has Pat Buchanan talking about his war on the Republican establishment with his big win in the 1996 Louisiana caucuses.

 

Credits:
Podcast artwork generously provided by Mikey Casalaina at evolvedmonkey.com

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