Rag Radio: Weird World of Presidential Politics with Political Guru Glenn W. Smith

Noted political analyst and Democratic consultant Smith helps us make some sense out of the madness!

Glenn W. Smith

Trump vs. the Pope! Bernie vs. Hillary! The Republicans vs. Sanity! Progress Texas PAC director and Rag Radio political analyst Glenn W. Smith joins Thorne Dreyer in a discussion of — YES! — the weird world of presidential politics.

We talk about Nevada and South Carolina, the Texas primary and Super Tuesday. And the GOP’s refusal to entertain an Obama Supreme Court nominee — and the political impact that could have moving forward. We address the mudslinging and name-calling between some in the Clinton and Sanders camps. And much more!

Glenn Smith, who serves as director of the Progress Texas PAC and writes a weekly column for Quorum Report, is a former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Post. A prominent Democratic consultant, Glenn managed Ann Richards’ winning Texas gubernatorial campaign in 1990, has coordinated national campaigns for MoveOn.org, has worked for former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, and served as a senior fellow at George Lakoff’s Rockridge Institute in Berkeley.

♦ Also listen to our Aug. 15, 2015 show with Glenn Smith and Roger Baker on the “bizarre state of U.S. politics,” and our March 27, 2015 broadcast featuring Thorne Dreyer’s 30-minute interview with Bernie Sanders followed by a discussion with Glenn Smith.

Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP in Austin, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica’s KPFT HD-3 90.1-FM, and by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA — and is a featured podcast at VT. All Rag Radio podcasts can be found at the Internet Archive. Contact: ragradio@koop.org



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