Episode

9/5 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Isabel Gillies

September 5, 2014

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the bizarre politics of the Kansas Senate race, the independent who could win the Kansas Senate race, could Sam Brownback lose the governors race in Kansas? Can the Democrats keep the Senate? the minimum wage in the Arkansas Senate race, minimum wage the smart Democratic wedge issue, why Republicans are in trouble in 2016, more voter suppression in Ohio and former Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell and his wife both found guilty of corruption.

Isabel Gillies talks about her new book  Starry Nighwas Sam invited at the right time to Isabel’s book launch, Kindles help kids read, how Isabel got her first book agent, will Isabel ever get on Bob’s Burgers? And Isabel suggested the Joan Rivers documentary Joan Rivers: Piece of Work

PreK  and social justice, debating the legacy of Joan Rivers and why to vote for Zephyr Teachout, is looking at hacked celebrity nude photos a form of sexual assault? and your calls and IMs.

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