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Tired of the screaming rightwing maniacs on talk radio? You've found the right spot. APW will recap the top stories with the people who cover the news, offering unique insight and commentary you won't find elsewhere, and providing interviews with newsmakers from both sides of the aisle.
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Everyone's Angry

Everyone's Angry

2020-06-2601:10:00

Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the ongoing Confederate monuments issue and Bubba Wallace's very real noose. Infectious disease expert Dr. Steven Lai Hing Zooms in to talk about the frustrations of watching coronavirus numbers tick back up to record highs. Josh yells a lot about the state leaving people seeking help with unemployment claims sitting in a parking lot for hours. And we wrap up with this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Dr. Steven Lai Hing Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh talk about the ongoing protests and the removal of confederate monuments around the state. House minority leader Anthony Daniels joins them to discuss ending state funding for the confederate memorial park. And this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week thinks American WW2 heroes were just like the confederates.
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. This week, on a special episode of the podcast, David interviews Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor University, about what effect nationwide protests will have on the spread of COVID-19, and why COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting black communities and people of color. Guests: Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor University Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the protests across the country against police brutality and systemic racism, Alabama NAACP President Benard Simelton discusses how the organization is responding and they wrap with a discussion on the news and a Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Alabama NAACP President Benard Simelton Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the protests in Minneapolis, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed discusses the coronavirus in his city and how they are dealing with policing issues, and they wrap with a discussion on mail-in voting and a whole bunch of Rightwing Nuts of the Week. Guest: Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
The Revenge of MeeMaw

The Revenge of MeeMaw

2020-05-2201:15:41

Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the fight between Gov. Kay Ivey and the GOP-controlled Legislature. And Ivey’s ridiculous decision to lift more restrictions even as COVID cases increase substantially. Catherine Flowers Zooms in to discuss health issues in and around the Black Belt, and we wrap up with a discussion on Alabama’s pathetic prisons and the Rightwing Nuts of the Week. Guest: Catherine Flowers Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
13. Bye, Bye, GOP

13. Bye, Bye, GOP

2020-05-1501:17:49

Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh talk about the ALGOP’s civil war, now-former GOP lobbyist John Meredith Zooms in to talk about his decision to publicly walk away from the GOP and we close with a discussion on Trump and “unmasking” and why he’ll forever be the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: John Meredith Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David talk about the fight between Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature. Montgomery's Jannah Bailey talks about the viral video of her plea for equitable school funding and the fight over Montgomery's property tax bill. Plus, a discussion of race and education and this week's Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Jannah Bailey Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh discuss Gov. Kay Ivey's new "safer-at-home" order and the Legislature's decision to return to a cramped State House amid the pandemic. Alabama House Minority Leader joins the show and delivers some news about the Democrats' response to being asked to come back. We wrap up, as always, with a Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh discuss the decision by Kay Ivey to keep Alabama locked down. Rep. Terri Sewell calls in from DC to talk about the latest stimulus package and her plan to reopen Alabama. And Dr. Ronald Wyatt joins the show to discuss the state's response to the epidemic. They wrap up with a local Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell Dr. Ronald Wyatt Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh discuss what comes next after the coronavirus shutdowns, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin phones in to talk about the city's response to the virus and his mission to protect the people in Alabama's largest city, and they wrap up with the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Randall Woodfin, mayor of the city of Birmingham Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh discuss the absolute failure of state government over the last decade or longer that led to the current state of disarray; former Gov. Don Siegelman Zooms in to talk about his new book and his experience in the US justice system and federal prison; and they wrap up by discussing Steve Marshall's awfulness and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. If you need more coronavirus info or believe you might be infected, call 1-800-338-8374, visit the ADPH's website or check the Alabama Political Reporter's coverage of the crisis. Guests: Don Siegelman, former Alabama governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
7. The Coronavirus Shuffle

7. The Coronavirus Shuffle

2020-04-0301:28:38

Josh and David talk about life in quarantine and the Republican response to the crisis. Actress and activist Erika Alexander zooms in to discuss her work with Hillary Clinton and what life might have been like with a competent president. And they wrap up with Josh trying to explain Tiger King to David and with a Right Wing Nut if the Week. If you need more coronavirus info or believe you might be infected, call 1-800-338-8374, visit the ADPH's website or check the Alabama Political Reporter's coverage of the crisis. Guests: Erika Alexander, actress and activist Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David talk about the latest coronavirus news in Alabama, David sets fire to the Ainsworth bandwagon, Alabama Political Reporter's Chip Brownlee talks about the coronavirus stats and the state's lack of transparency, and we wrap up with a breakdown of the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill and your Nut of the Week. If you need more coronavirus info or believe you might be infected, call 1-800-338-8374, visit the ADPH's website or check the Alabama Political Reporter's coverage of the crisis. Guests: Chip Brownlee, reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
5. This Coronavirus Sucks

5. This Coronavirus Sucks

2020-03-2001:19:04

Josh and David talk at length about COVID-19's impact on Alabama. House minority leader Anthony Daniels stops by to go over the legislature's future and the steps being taken to protect people and businesses. Rep. Laura Hall talks about her bill to provide restitution for people wrongly incarcerated. And we wrap up with streaming suggestions and your Rightwing Nut of the Week. If you need more coronavirus info or believe you might be infected, call 1-800-338-8374, visit the ADPH's website or check the Alabama Political Reporter's coverage of the crisis. Guests: Rep. Anthony Daniels, Alabama House minority leader Rep. Laura Hall Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh and David talk about the coronavirus and the massive impact it's having on the country, Dr. Burnestine Taylor with ADPH joins the podcast to discuss the virus in-depth and talk about the state's response, AEA associate director Theon Stokes talks about recent legal battles and we wrap up with the Rightwing Nut of the Week. If you need more coronavirus info or believe you might be infected, call 1-800-338-8374 or visit the ADPH's website. Guests: Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Assistant State Health Officer, Alabama Dept. of Public Health Theon Stokes, Associate Director, Alabama Education Association Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. This week's music provided by: Witchcord, “Consequences of Miscalculation” The BBS, "Disregard for Time"
Josh and David talk with Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, the leader of the Democrats in the Alabama House, about what to expect for the rest of this session and if Republicans are willing to work with Democrats on policy priorities. Plus, what the heck happened on Super Tuesday, the return of the Elf on the Shelf (Jeff Sessions) and a discussion about the state-sanctioned murder of Nathanial Woods, who was executed Thursday night. Guest: Anthony Daniels, Alabama House of Representatives minority leader Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. This week's music provided by: Electric Blue Yonder. New album out Saturday, Feb. 29. Shane Gillis
Josh and David talk to former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter about his endorsement of Michael Bloomberg, and how the campaign is trying to win voters in Alabama. ADP Chairman Chris England discusses Thursday’s legal victory and the pathway towards reconciliation for the Dem Party in Alabama. Plus, legalizing weed, the abortion debate and we have a four-way tie for Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Michael Nutter, national political chair of the Michael Bloomberg campaign. Chris England, chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. This week's music provided by: Electric Blue Yonder (1st and 2nd segment breaks). New album out Saturday, Feb. 29. BrownBoneSimpson Band (3rd segment break).
Can we all agree to stop protecting confederate monuments? What do landfill regulations have to do with you? And Sen. Doug Jones joins Josh and David to discuss his re-election campaign and the state of the Alabama Democratic Party. Guest: Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) Host: Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) and David Person Subscribe for weekly episodes on Alabama politics.
Tired of the screaming rightwing maniacs on talk radio? You've found the right spot. APW will recap the top stories with the people who cover the news, offering unique insight and commentary you won't find elsewhere, and providing interviews with newsmakers from both sides of the aisle.
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