Category Archives: Politics Progressive

Political Cage Match on Debate Central

Perhaps that headline is a bit sensationalist. But I do enjoy the lively, informative discussions that BlogTalkRadio political hosts engage in at Debate Central.

Debate Central BlogTalkRadio hosts Jenn and Jack will square off Saturday at 7pm ET on Debate Central in the first Heading Right/Heading Left blogger debate! Adam Lambert and Ed Morrissey will moderate this discussion covering the hot topics of the Iraq war and health care. Join them for this no holds-barred political debate.

Jack hosts Blast the Right Radio, and Jenn hosts Jenn’s Jungle Republic Radio.

My Left Wing Radio Takes First Flight

BlogTalkRadio continues to build its political channel with notable hosts and guests. Maryscott O’Connor, (MSOC, to those familiar with her) joins the political progressive today with My Left Wing Radio.

msocMSOC, author of My Left Wing, the blog self-described as “one long, sustained scream,” ventures into audio with the My Left Wing Radio show. The inaugural show airs today and runs Mondays at 4pm Eastern. The call in number is (347) 215-7634.

Maryscott O’Connor hosts a show to discuss the godawful mess of a world in which we’re living — and what, if anything, we can do about it. And she’ll probably end up talking about blogging — a lot. Call-in listeners and live bloggers at MyLeftWing.com are essential. This show is designed to be INTERACTIVE; MSOC will respond to livebloggers and callers alike; so JOIN THE PARTY, people.

Be sure to see the entire collection of notable BlogTalkRadio progressive political shows at the central hub for progressives and democrats at Heading Left.

The State of the Politics on BlogTalkRadio

Right meets Left today on the Alan Levy show. Alan gets a state of the union on politics on BlogTalkRadio with special guests Adam Lambert and Ed Morrissey.

Heading Left director Adam Lambert will step up to the plate with Political and Heading Right Director Ed Morrissey today at 2pm ET on the Alan Levy Show.

headingleftHeading Left is the central hub for Progressives and Democrats on BlogTalkRadio. This is where the best progressive thinkers, writers, pundits and characters from the online community gather to discuss current events and politics through the miracle of BlogTalkRadio.

heading_right Heading Right is the central hub for Conservatives on BlogTalkRadio. This is where the best conservative thinkers, writers, pundits and characters do the same.

Think Youth Welcomes Senator Andrew Rice

U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Rice D – Oklahoma will be on Think Youth today. In the evenly-divided Oklahoma State Senate, Sen. Rice has proclaimed himself as a consensus-builder and a strong advocate for children and families.

andrew_rice.jpgAndrew Rice joins the Think Youth clan to discuss his candidacy and all aspects of Oklahoma State Senate. Catch this fascinating show today at 7pm ET on Think Youth.

This passage from Senator Rice’s website biography details his history and approach to politics:

When Oklahoma voters elected 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans to fill the State Senate, many feared that it would lead to gridlock at the State Capitol. However, Senator Rice has worked closely with Republicans in both the House and Senate to get results for Oklahoma.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Rice saw his life take a dramatic turn on September 11, 2001, when his older brother, David, was killed in the terrorist attack on New York?s World Trade Center…As a result of his family?s tragic loss, Andrew Rice re-dedicated his life to social justice work and common-sense public policy.

Think Youth Live Podcast airs Fridays at 7pm ET and is co-hosted by politically progressive teens Dan Solis, Theo van der Deer, Johnny Camacho, KoKo Chassid, Jeff Pritchard, Jordan Stearns, Thomas Senecal, and James Mason.

NY Times Columnist Frank Rich on Think Youth

The Think Youth show is hosted by teenagers. Progressive, motivated teenagers with a passion for politics and a tool to broadcast their opinions. What were you doing when you were a teenager?

Today, Frank Rich of the NY Times will join the Think Youth show at 7pm ET to discuss his new book “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina.” From his website:

FrankRich Frank Rich became a New York Times Op-Ed columnist in 1994 after serving for thirteen years as the newspaper’s chief drama critic. He has written about culture and politics for many other publications and was on the staffs of Time, the New York Post, and New Times magazine after starting his career as a founding editor of The Richmond Mercury, a weekly newspaper, in the early 1970s. He is the author of Ghost Light, a childhood memoir; Hot Seat: Theater Criticism for The New York Times, 1980-1993; and The Theatre Art of Boris Aronson, coauthored with Lisa Aronson.

Rich was a guest on The Colbert Report, which is always good for a laugh and demonstrates his sense of humor.

Next week BTR Political Bloggers Debate Top Issues LIVE!

Ever wondered what it would be like if debates were unplanned and actually measured the debaters’ abilities to argue their respective sides? It seems the rhetoric that politicians deliver during the debates is always so stiff, not at all spontaneous or reflective of their knowledge and ability to think on their feet.

That’s why we are kicking off Bloggers Debates at Debate Central here on BlogTalkRadio. The idea is that two bloggers will square off on a few key issues, coming at them from their unique perspectives. Two of the topics will be mutually decided upon ahead of time, each for ten minutes, and the last third of the show is a wild card. Yes, the third topic of debate will be one hundred percent unplanned, coming from listeners, callers, or emails.

Which better bloggers to begin with than James Boyce of Heading Left and Smoking Politics, and Ed Morrissey of Captain’s Quarters and Heading Right? James contributes to the Huffington Post and is former Senior Advisor to John Kerry’s campaign, while Ed blogs at Captain’s Quarters, an incredibly popular politically Conservative site, and has interviewed Mitt Romney and John McCain for BTR among many others.

These two politically active and opinionated hosts will go head to head on Debate Central. These two very informed and passionate bloggers and BTR hosts will be tackling Fred Thompson’s impact on the Republican race, Bill Richardson and his plan for Iraq, and taking your calls for the final ten minutes of the debate. Get those topics ready!

Please make sure to let us know how you liked the event. We’d love your feedback so we can best bring you many more debates between the top political bloggers in the coming weeks!

Due to scheduling issues, the first official Bloggers Debate has been rescheduled for next Thursday June 21 at 7:30pm EST. Mark it down in your calendars! You won’t want to miss their intellectual arsenal, especially with an extra week to prepare!

Hilary

Politically Speaking, We’re Going To Have A Great Next Day.

I was thrilled when Senator John Kerry joined Nate Wilcox and I on “Heading Left” on Monday. But that was just the start of what is turning out to be a remarkable week on BlogTalkRadio.

Tonight, we welcome The New Media Journal to BlogTalkRadio with their first show, “The Threat Of Radical Islamist Terrorism.” Featured guests include Dr. Harvey Kushner, Laura Mansfield and Jeffrey Epstein. This show airs at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

Right after that, we welcome back Captain Ed of Captain’s Quarters who has two remarkable guests on his show. First, Ed welcomes Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota to his show. Governor Pawlenty is National Co-Chairman of Senator John McCain’s Presidential Exploratory Committee and will discuss Senator McCain’s 2008 quest with Ed.

Following that, Ed welcomes on former Congressman Newt Gingrich to his show to discuss his potential 2008 campaign. Listen to the Captain tonight. That’s going to be a terrific show.

Tomorrow, we have two more great shows for political junkies. Alan Levy, founder of BlogTalkRadio, chats with Scott Kesterson on Scott’s show, The Words Of War. Scott is embedded in Afghanistan and will bring us his perspective and opinions straight from the battle zone.

Nate Wilcox and I will host another edition of “Heading Left” tomorrow, this time welcoming former Senator Mike Gravel from Alaska to our show. Senator Gravel is running for President in 2008 as well, and he will be on to discuss the war in Iraq and how the Congress can take the lead in stopping it.

Every day, more and more political hosts join BlogTalkRadio and more and more great shows are hosted and available for you to listen. People love talking politics here at BlogTalkRadio – join the conversation.

Politically Speaking, We’re Going To Have A Great Next Day.

I was thrilled when Senator John Kerry joined Nate Wilcox and I on “Heading Left” on Monday. But that was just the start of what is turning out to be a remarkable week on BlogTalkRadio.

Tonight, we welcome The New Media Journal to BlogTalkRadio with their first show, “The Threat Of Radical Islamist Terrorism.” Featured guests include Dr. Harvey Kushner, Laura Mansfield and Jeffrey Epstein. This show airs at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

Right after that, we welcome back Captain Ed of Captain’s Quarters who has two remarkable guests on his show. First, Ed welcomes Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota to his show. Governor Pawlenty is National Co-Chairman of Senator John McCain’s Presidential Exploratory Committee and will discuss Senator McCain’s 2008 quest with Ed.

Following that, Ed welcomes on former Congressman Newt Gingrich to his show to discuss his potential 2008 campaign. Listen to the Captain tonight. That’s going to be a terrific show.

Tomorrow, we have two more great shows for political junkies. Alan Levy, founder of BlogTalkRadio, chats with Scott Kesterson on Scott’s show, The Words Of War. Scott is embedded in Afghanistan and will bring us his perspective and opinions straight from the battle zone.

Nate Wilcox and I will host another edition of “Heading Left” tomorrow, this time welcoming former Senator Mike Gravel from Alaska to our show. Senator Gravel is running for President in 2008 as well, and he will be on to discuss the war in Iraq and how the Congress can take the lead in stopping it.

Every day, more and more political hosts join BlogTalkRadio and more and more great shows are hosted and available for you to listen. People love talking politics here at BlogTalkRadio – join the conversation.