Don Gonyea http://wvasfm.org en While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans http://wvasfm.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 51629 at http://wvasfm.org Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely http://wvasfm.org/post/clockwork-impeachment-talk-surfaces-actions-unlikely When a U.S. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 51538 at http://wvasfm.org Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely Die-Hard Fans Still Fill The Grids With Balls And Strikes http://wvasfm.org/post/die-hards-fans-still-fill-grids-balls-and-strikes Transcript <p>DON GONYEA, HOST: <p>And before R. A. Dickey headed off to the ballpark, I tossed him one more question about a decades-old baseball ritual - following the game with a pencil and a scorecard - keeping score.<p>R. A. DICKEY: I grew up watching WGN and TBS from my living room and having a scorebook there and, like, keeping score off the television. At the end of it, it's like you've put together this really neat puzzle and woven this story, and you've somehow played a part in it.<p>I'll never forget watching WGN and trying to get Shawon Dunston over 300 for the year. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 50565 at http://wvasfm.org In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It's Alt Country Vs. Rock http://wvasfm.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 50572 at http://wvasfm.org Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad http://wvasfm.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 21:53:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 50300 at http://wvasfm.org Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama http://wvasfm.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 49960 at http://wvasfm.org The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama As News Of Cantor's Upset Settles, A Shakeup Still Looms On The Hill http://wvasfm.org/post/news-cantors-upset-settles-shakeup-still-looms-hill Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: And I'm Melissa Block. Republicans are reeling from the<p>stunning news out of the Virginia GOP primary last night. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the number two Republican in the U.S. Congress, was not just upset, he was beaten badly by a relatively unknown challenger. His name is David Brat. He's a college professor who used Tea Party backing to beat Cantor by 11 points. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 49562 at http://wvasfm.org Clinton Uses 'Hard Choices' Book Tour To Steer Benghazi Message http://wvasfm.org/post/clinton-uses-hard-choices-book-tour-steer-benghazi-message Republicans have been using the 2012 attack in Libya against her. Analysts say while Hillary Clinton is talking about Benghazi, she is defining the issue herself well ahead of any political campaign. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 49527 at http://wvasfm.org Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS http://wvasfm.org/post/senate-expected-approve-sebelius-replacement-hhs The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 49227 at http://wvasfm.org With California Campaign, Political Pundit Decides To Try It Himself http://wvasfm.org/post/california-campaign-political-pundit-decides-try-it-himself Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You'll hear this all the time in news stories about politics. At a certain point a political analyst or pundit is quoted offering insight. Maybe they're university professors with expertise on an issue or on candidates in their region of the country. So what happens when one of those go-to experts removes their pundit hat and becomes a candidate? Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 49094 at http://wvasfm.org