SapphireWire Podcast – Episode 9

By Posted 11 November 2014 | Comment

The campaign secrets the Dems don’t want you to know. In this episode, Lisa and Kyle discuss the intra-party dynamics that are stifling Democrats in Kansas – including challenges with recruiting and keeping candidates, chilly receptions from the party and its leaders, the real challenges with fundraising, and the myth of the level playing field.

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SapphireWire Podcast – Episode 8

By Posted 05 November 2014 | Comment

Post-election pondering – Lisa & Kyle discuss the 2014 election results, focusing on the Governor & US Senate races, polling, and what went wrong for the Democrats in Kansas – will they ever learn?

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SapphireWire Podcast – Episode 7

By Posted 22 October 2014 | 1 Comment

Lisa & Kyle discuss Greg Orman’s recent events and Lisa shares her outrage about his “College Affordability Plan”. They also react to the Gubernatorial debates, including Brownback’s sleazy “Carr Brothers” ad and the televised Secretary of State debate, where the moderator nearly stole the show.

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Greg Orman’s College Affordability Plan
Lawrence Journal World – Orman delivers “closing argument” as campaign enters final stretch
KWCH – Governor Debate Forum
Topeka Capital-Journal – Kobach, Schodorf trade barbs in Topeka debate

October 21st Gubernatorial Debate between Sam Brownback and Paul Davis

SapphireWire Podcast – Episode 6

By Posted 15 October 2014 | Comment

Lisa & Kyle discuss the final U.S. Senate debate between Pat Roberts and Greg Orman, hosted at KSN-TV in Wichita (including our thoughts Orman’s “get past abortion” comment). And the dispute over the new “Sex, Drugs and Politician” ad in the Governor’s race.

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October 13th PPP Poll Results
October 9th Remington Research Group Poll Results (PDF)
Lisa’s Kansas City Star article, “As I See It: Lisa Johnston on money in politics

October 15th Senate Debate between Pat Roberts and Greg Orman

Post Updated Oct 18th with video of the debate

SapphireWire Podcast – Episode 5

By Posted 09 October 2014 | Comment

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In this episode, Lisa & Kyle discuss the October 8th U.S. Senate debate, the reasons behind conflicting poll results, and whether or not citizens are getting dumber.

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NBC/Marist Poll Results
Kansas.com Coverage of the SurveyUSA Poll Results
CNN/ORC Poll Results
Fox News – October 8th Poll Results

Videos: Jimmy Kimmel: Who is Joe Biden? and the October 8th US Senate Debate

How to Listen to a Podcast

By Posted 09 October 2014 | Comment

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