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About J.R.

J.R. Hoeft

Show Host

J.R. Hoeft is a retired Navy officer who spent time in the nuclear, surface warfare, and public affairs communities.

He led the government’s first foray into using social media for crisis communication during the Deepwater Horizon incident of 2010. He also has served as the chief public information officer for the United Nations military component in Haiti.

J.R. has been active in Virginia politics since 1997 and has been podcasting since 2006. He also writes columns for The Princess Anne Independent News.

He lives in Chesapeake, Virginia.

About the Podcast

We might lament that “politics is in everything…I can’t escape!” but whether we’re talking about challenging the non-profit status of the church, kneeling at a football game, or governments spending money to attract businesses to their communities, and countless other examples – politics pretty much does permeate everything and we ought to have the discussion in a civil and, hopefully, enjoyable, manner.

And what does politics mean, anyway? Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines it:

5 a: the total complex of relations between people living in society

So that’s what we’re going to try to do. And we are going to try to do it by talking to the experts.

Let’s get underway!

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