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Shadow Politics

Shadow Politics with U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown and Maria Sanchez
U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown

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.

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Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Shadow Politics, March 18, 2018 Sharon Pratt, Former Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1995 and Founder of Pratt Consulting LLC
Shadow Politics, March 11, 2018 Guests - WE THE PEOPLE FOR SENSIBLE GUN LAWS
Shadow Politics, March 4, 2018 CaDori is a Nurse, Author, Founder of CaDori Helping Hands, entrepreneur and radio host
Shadow Politics, February 25, 2018 Are mass shootings contagious? Our guest Dr Sherry Towers says yes.
Shadow Politics, February 18, 2018 In honor of Black History Month, our guest is Charles 'Chuck' Hicks
Shadow Politics, February 11, 2018 Renowned breast care expert and surgeon, John G. West, M.D.
Shadow Politics, January 28, 2018 Adrian Escarate - Defending DACA
Shadow Politics, January 21, 2018 Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and "New California" are all vying to become the 51st State - who should get it?


Featured Guests

Guest, Sharon Pratt March 18, 2018
Guest, CaDori March 4, 2018
Guest, Sherry Towers February 25, 2018
Guest, Charles Hicks February 18, 2018
Guest, John G West MD February 11, 2018
Guest, Adrian Escarate January 28, 2018
Guest, Ed Lazere January 7, 2018
Guest, Dr Bonnie Eaker Weil December 17, 2017
Guest, Carol Schwartz December 10, 2017
Guest, Bill McColl December 3, 2017
Guest, Anise Jenkins November 19, 2017
Guest, Florencia Ramirez October 29, 2017
Guest, Kiril Ravensong October 15, 2017
Guest, Dr John A Horton October 8, 2017
Guest, Dr John Huber October 8, 2017
Guest, Kriston Capps October 1, 2017
Guest, JLouis Mills September 24, 2017
Guest, Jeremiah Lowery September 17, 2017
Guest, Hector Rodriguez September 10, 2017


Talk Show Program Host

Maria Sanchez Maria Sanchez Westlake CA USA Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube The Maria Sanchez Show
Professional Broadcaster, Moderator, Producer, Campaign Manager, Youth Support Activist, Executive, Director and Co-Founder of various Oranizations

A native Californian, Ms. Maria Sanchez graduated from the University of California, Davis where she earned a BS degree in the double major of Public Relations and Human Resources. Presently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.

Ms. Sanchez began her professional broadcasting career as the producer for 103.5 FM KOST’s “Mark & Kim Show,” at the time the longest running morning broadcasting team in Los Angeles radio history. She transitioned from being the producer of that highly rated show to a talk radio host the most listened to talk radio station in America – KFI AM 640, Los Angeles. 

She developed “The Maria Sanchez Show”; considered Sacramento’s must hear radio program from 9am to noon, Monday through Friday. Currently she can be seen moderating infomercials for a variety of products. In addition, she also co-created and anchored the debate oriented call-in participation show “Cross Talk” for the local NPR affiliate, KCLU 88.3 FM. You may read her blog at

A civic minded mother of four, Maria is also a Founder of both the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and Oaks Christian Schools and served on the Founding Board of Directors of My Friend's Place, a resource center for at risk youth in Hollywood for nine years.   

Ms. Sanchez was the Campaign Manager for the Mayor of Thousand Oaks who was successfully re-elected in November 2014 and was the Campaign Manager for a candidate in the recent Thousand Oaks City Council special election in June 2015.

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the California Central Coast, the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America, Gold Coast Chapter, and is the co-founder, Past President, and current 1st Vice President of the Westlake Village Republican Women, Federated.

Senator Michael D. Brown Senator Michael D. Brown DC USA Facebook Twitter Statehood Now
Democractic Senator of the District of Columbia, Talk Show Host and Full Representation Activist

Over the past 33 years Senator Brown has been involved in many national and local political campaigns, including six Presidential campaigns. He has also been involved in the past ten consecutive Democratic National Conventions including being an Obama super-delegate in 2008 and 2012. Last November he was reelected with 207,000 votes, that's more votes than eight other United States Senators who are now serving in congress. In addition, he was on the staff of the Democratic National Committee and was a community activists and neighborhood commissioner in his hometown of Washington, DC. Senator Brown is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

In 2008 Barack Obama said that, Even without a vote, Senator Brown has always been a strong advocate for the rights of DC residents.

As a shadow senator, Brown receives no pay from the government, receives no budget from the government, and cannot vote on matters before the Senate. While he does not have an office in the United States Senate, the Government of the District provides him with an office in City Hall. His office is totally funded by contributions from DC taxpayers. Brown lobbies the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of the District in their attempt to gain full representation in Congress, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the union as a state. As shadow senator, Brown also works with the District's delegate, mayor, and council to advance the interest of local residents on Federal issues. Brown is a member of the Democratic Party.

Featured Guests on BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Featured, Guest, Sharon Pratt March 18, 2018

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 04:00 pm

Guest, Sharon Pratt

Guest Name: 
Sharon Pratt
Sharon Pratt
Guest Occupation: 
Former Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1995 and Founder of Pratt Consulting LLC.
Guest Biography: 

Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt was born on January 30, 1944 in Washington, D.C. Pratt is the daughter of Mildred Petticord and Carlisle Edward Pratt. Pratt graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961 and earned her B.S. degree in political science in 1965 from Howard University. Pratt attended Howard University Law School where she earned her J.D. degree in 1968.

Pratt served as in-house counsel for the Joint Center for Political Studies from 1970 to 1971. From 1971 to 1976, she worked as an associate for the law firm Pratt & Queen PC. In 1972, Pratt became a law professor at the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C., and worked there until 1976 when she became the Associate General Counsel for the Potomac Electric Power Company, known as PEPCO. In 1982, Pratt directed the failed mayoral campaign for Patricia Robert Harris. That same year, Pratt married Arrington Dixon, a Democratic Washington, D.C. City Councilman. Pratt was promoted to the Director of Consumer Affairs for the Potomac Electric Power Company in 1979 and then later to Vice President of Consumer Affairs in 1983. In 1988, Pratt announced that she would challenge Mayor Marion Barry in the 1990 mayoral election in Washington, D.C. Pratt was elected Mayor of Washington D.C., the first African American female to hold this position. In 1994, she lost her bid for re-election as mayor to Marion Barry. From 1997 to 2001, Pratt served as the President of @ The Center, a start-up electrical marketplace for Africa. In 2002, Pratt began Pratt Consulting, working with companies and governments developing Homeland Security/Emergency Management Plans. She is also the Executive Vice President for BI Solutions.

Pratt’s past and present board memberships include: the Center For Creative Leadership, the Democratic National Convention, Society for PSP, Emmitsburg St. Mary’s College Board, Opportunity Funding Corporation and a trustee at Howard University. Pratt is also the recipient of the Presidential Award from the NAACP, Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year Award, the Congressional Black Caucus’ Mary McCleod Bethune-W.E. Dubois Award and the Clean Cities Award.

Pratt is divorced, has two children, Aimee A. Dixon and Drew Willliams, and is also a grandmother.

Pratt was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 26, 2007.

Headlined Show information for BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Headlined, Shadow Politics, March 18, 2018

Sharon Pratt
Broadcast Date: 
March 18, 2018

Our guest this week is Sharon Pratt, Former Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1995 and Founder of Pratt Consulting LLC. A Howard University and Howard University Law School honors graduate, Sharon Pratt is one of a handful of women with the experience of running a major government  enterprise; first African American woman elected mayor of a major American city (Washington, DC); first woman elected an officer of the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco); the first woman elected treasurer of the National Democratic Party (DNC); and founder of Pratt Consulting LLC. 

Join us as we discuss politics, the National Democratic Party and DC statehood with the Honorable Sharon Pratt. We are privileged to have Mayor Pratt on our show and we expect an interesting and lively program!

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Dear Senator Brown,

I'm an avid listener and I want to say thanks for another great show this past Sunday. I am sorry to hear Senator about your mishap last week. I hope you will be back in good health in no time. On your show you had mentioned that both you & Kathleen had worked for President Carter’s campaign. What are the chances of having him on your show for an interview?  I would truly enjoy having the two of you interview President Carter & get his perspectives on the current climate in the congress.

As always, thanks again and I look forward to your future shows.


Good afternoon Senator. I have been an avid listener to your show ever since it began. I enjoy the views you share on the topics of the day. And although I might not agree at times I do find them insightful.

I also enjoy the rapport you have with Kathleen & the sense of humor the two of you share.

I thought your show yesterday concerning public education was insightful and informative. I hope you have more shows in the future concerning this topic.

Thanks again & I look forward to more shows from you & Kathleen.

Joe from San Jose, Ca.