J.C. Hernandez, state director of Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA), and Lauren Toomey, deputy director, joined J.R. on the podcast to talk about AFP, their legislative priorities, and grassroots engagement for 2018.
J.R. interviews David Poole, executive director of the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP). David describes VPAP and how they have grown into the central source for political data in Virginia.
Joining J.R. for a very special holiday episode to close out 2017 is our good friend, Santa Claus! Santa gives us straight answers about what’s going on at the North Pole with the elves, reindeer, how he prepares for the big day, working with North American Air Defense, and more!
Dr. Alice Lousie Kassens, John S. Shannon Professor of Economics at Roanoke College and Senior Analyst for the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research gives an overview of the Virginia economy as we close out 2017.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for The Richmond Times-Dispatch, talks about the journalism profession and covering politics in Virginia.
John Whitbeck, chairman of The Republican Party of Virginia, chats with J.R. about the clear message voters sent November 8 when they delivered a resounding defeat to the GOP. Republican candidates have lost ten straight statewide contests since 2012, and Whitbeck explains how the GOP needs to change.
From artificial intelligence to drones, broadband to wifi, workforce development to public safety, and much more, Gabe Venturi and Wayne Ozmore come on the show to talk about the current state of technology in Virginia, how it’s advancing, and some things to consider.
Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of Christopher Newport University’s Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy explains the 2017 Virginia Election.
Governor Jim Gilmore and Norman Leahy join J.R. Hoeft to break down, preview and predict the results of the 2017 Virginia General Election.