Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.
We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.
Guest, Alain Sanders
Alain L. Sanders is an associate professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has taught a wide variety of courses on American politics including classes on American government, the presidency, Congress, the courts, constitutional law, campaigns and elections, and the mass media. Prior to joining the Saint Peter’s University faculty, Professor Sanders was a professional journalist for 21 years. He worked as a senior reporter for TIME Magazine and wrote stories for every major news section of the magazine, including the Nation, World and Law sections. He was one of the first reporters to secure an exclusive in-depth interview with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: Lewis Powell. He was also a member of the original writing team for the pioneering, irreverent, humor-in-the-news Chronicles and Notebook sections, as well as a writer for TIME’s early Internet site. Professor Sanders frequently appears on U.S. radio and television talk shows and news program segments to discuss and analyze U.S. political developments. For several years, he was a regular weekly radio commentator on American news developments for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian radio stations 2KY, 4BC and 2NC.
Professor Sanders is also a speaker who lectures on domestic and international politics before various public groups. A retired lawyer, Professor Sanders practiced briefly with a New York City law firm early in his career. He holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He was born in Paris, France and he is fluent in French.
A retired lawyer, Professor Sanders practiced briefly with a New York City law firm early in his career. He holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He was born in Paris, France and he is fluent in French.