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.
Reverend Mark Nieting has been a Lutheran educator and pastor for four decades. He joins J.R. to explain the importance of Martin Luther and the ideas and reforms put into motion 500 years ago.
The 2017 Virginia Republican ticket joins J.R. for a comprehensive look at the campaign as it heads into the homestretch. Ed Gillespie for governor, State Sen. Jill Vogel for lieutenant governor, and John Adams for attorney general make their case as to why Virginians should elect them Nov. 7, 2017.
Author Dave Levitan joins J.R. to talk about his book, “Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science.” Levitan talks about his inspiration for the book and goes into detail about what these rhetorical devices are that politicians use to muddy the waters. This is not a “bash the Republicans” podcast, but they do show up a lot!