Don Gonyea http://redriverradio.org en While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans http://redriverradio.org/post/while-campaigning-other-democrats-sen-warren-gains-fans Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We report next on a woman who's become a focus of presidential speculation. Hillary Clinton, of course, is an overwhelming front-runner for the Democratic nomination, but Elizabeth Warren has excited a lot of Democratic activists. The Massachusetts senator is spending her summer traveling the country.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>She is campaigning for other Democrats which, of course, puts her in front of a lot of crowds. Today she'll visit Detroit addressing the Netroots Nation conference. That's a major annual gathering of progressive activists. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 47390 at http://redriverradio.org Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely http://redriverradio.org/post/clockwork-impeachment-talk-surfaces-actions-unlikely When a U.S. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 47313 at http://redriverradio.org Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It's Alt Country Vs. Rock http://redriverradio.org/post/battle-host-2016-gop-its-alt-country-vs-rock Transcript <p>DON GONYEA, HOST: <p>Call it the first official contest of the 2016 presidential campaign. Sure, the election's a couple of years away. Nevertheless, we have a pair of finalists. They are cities hoping to host the Republican National Convention two summers from now. In this corner, Dallas, Texas.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BIG D")<p>FRANK LOESSER: (Singing)You're from Big D. My, oh, yes. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 46463 at http://redriverradio.org Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad http://redriverradio.org/post/meet-new-stars-campaign-ads-mom-and-dad It's the summer of a campaign year and once again the airwaves, the Internet, and likely your own Facebook and other social media feeds are full of political ads.<p>In the primaries, we've already seen ads featuring <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EIMkxNhClQ">cartoon turtles</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBNQBx6JOcw">gator wrestling</a>, lots of dogs, horses and, of course, guns — propped against pickup trucks or resting over shoulders.<p>And in one case, there's the candidate <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOoXJI4vBns">shooting a drone</a> out of the sky. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 46238 at http://redriverradio.org Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama http://redriverradio.org/post/specter-iraq-haunts-political-life-barack-obama Iraq has long played a major role in President Obama's political life, going back to his earliest days as an Illinois state senator barely known outside of his Chicago district.<p>Obama's early anti-Iraq war stand would become a centerpiece of his first run for the White House, but it's since been a persistent crisis that's been his to manage, despite his every effort to put it behind him.<p>In late 2002, before the Iraq war had begun, then-state Sen. Obama appeared on <em>Public Affairs,</em> a Chicago television program hosted by Jeff Berkowitz. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 45945 at http://redriverradio.org The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama