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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.

Weekly Show
Station 1
4:00 pm PT
4:55 pm PT


Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Shadow Politics, March 29, 2020 Guest, Ed Lazere, Former Executive Director of DC Fiscal Policy Institute.
Shadow Politics, March 22, 2020 with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez discussing the Corona Virus - Covid 19
Shadow Politics, March 15, 2020 Guest, Dr Catherine Crosland
Shadow Politics, March 8, 2020 Guest, Harry Jaffe
Shadow Politics, March 1, 2020 Guest, Bill Mosley
Shadow Politics, February 23, 2020 Guest, Anne Anderson, Chair of the League of Women Voters-DC Committee for Full Rights for DC Citizens
Shadow Politics, February 16, 2020 Guest, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman for the District of Columbia
Shadow Politics, February 9, 2020 with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez, The Iowa Caucuses 2020 - First-in-the-Nation
Shadow Politics, January 26, 2020 Guest, Joe Sestak
Shadow Politics, January 19, 2020 Guest, Adam Eidinger
Shadow Politics, January 12, 2020 Guest, William Ruger, VP for Research and Policy at Charles Koch Institute and VP, Foreign Policy at Stand Together
Shadow Politics, December 29, 2019 Guest, Joe Madison, recent inductee into the Radio Hall of Fame
Shadow Politics, December 8, 2019 with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez discussing climate change, Trump impeachment and DC Statehood
Shadow Politics, November 24, 2019 Maria Sanchez interviews guest, Dr Brian Lima, Cardiac Surgeon and author of Heart to Beat
Shadow Politics, November 17, 2019 Guest, Walter Smith
Shadow Politics, November 10, 2019 Guests, Hector Rodriguez and Matthew J. Cary
Shadow Politics, November 3, 2019 Guest, Adam Wunische
Shadow Politics, October 27, 2019 with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Shadow Politics, October 20, 2019 Guest, Roger Pilon
Shadow Politics, October 13, 2019 Trump and the impeachment inquiries, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine, the Kurds and more!


Featured Guests

Guest, Sean R Francis April 5, 2020
Guest, Ed Bales April 5, 2020
Guest, Ed Lazere March 29, 2020
Guest, Harry Jaffe March 8, 2020
Guest, Bill Mosley March 1, 2020
Guest, Anne Anderson February 23, 2020
Guest, Joe Sestak January 26, 2020
Guest, Adam Eidinger January 19, 2020
Guest, William Ruger January 12, 2020
Guest, Joe Madison December 29, 2019
Guest, Dr Brian Lima November 24, 2019
Guest, Walter Smith November 17, 2019
Guest, Matthew J Cary November 10, 2019
Guest, Hector Rodriguez November 10, 2019
Guest, Adam Wunische November 3, 2019
Guest, Roger Pilon October 20, 2019
Guest, Angela Peabody October 6, 2019
Guest, Derek McGinty September 29, 2019


Talk Show Program Host

Maria Sanchez
Maria Sanchez
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.

Videos associated with BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

My name is Michael D. Brown and since 2006 I have served the people of the District of Columbia as their volunteer United States Senator. That’s right, volunteer U.S. Senator. Ending "taxation without representation" in DC is what I work for every day. My job is to secure equal rights for the 700,000 hard-working, tax-paying Americans who live in our nation’s capital and have no voice because they have no vote.

No salary, little funding and just recently a law was passed that will provide matching funds for candidates – but my office was purposely left out because it represents the interests of the people and not that of the elected officials that created the law.

Elected like all other senators (receiving nearly 207,000 votes in the last election), I serve a six-year term representing the citizens of the District. Since 1801, DC residents have been denied the basic civil rights of full citizenship – even though they pay the highest per capita taxes in America, serve in the military at higher than the national average and in every way have been exemplary citizens for more than 200 years. We are the only country in the world that does this and I fight every day to end this tyranny of taxation without representation.

So please watch this video and consider making a small donation so that I can get re-elected and continue the fight. I’m counting on you!!!

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Featured Guests on BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Featured Guest, Ed Bales April 5, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, April 05, 2020 04:00 pm

Guest, Ed Bales

Guest Name: 
Ed Bales
Ed Bales
Guest Occupation: 
Founder of Justice Solutions of America, Inc.
Guest Biography: 

Ed Bales is Founder of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. and its divisions. Mr. Bales is one of the pioneers of the Federal & State Prison Consulting and Advocacy Industry and has earned the following:
- Adjudicated Federal Prison Expert in US District Court and US Circuit Court
- Approved Federal Prison Expert under the Federal CJA (Criminal Justice Act)
- Approved Federal Prison and Sentencing Expert for the FDA (Federal Defender's Association)
- Chosen as the NBC Special Prison Policy Advisor to the Staff of "The Today Show"
- Chosen as the Federal Prison Advisor to Internationally Renowned Fictional Writer, Susan Swan

Mr. Bales has been internationally recognized for well over two decades. He has been a special consultant to hosts of NBC's "The Today Show" and has interviewed with NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, The Today Show, Comcast Morning Show, Bloomberg News, The Glenn Beck Show and more. He has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, MLex International Magazine, People & Wired Magazines and others, as well as an uncountable number of radio talk shows, books and many other International, National and Local Media Outlets over the past two decades.

Justice Solutions of America, Inc.

Featured Guest, Sean R Francis April 5, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, April 05, 2020 04:00 pm

Guest, Sean R Francis

Guest Name: 
Sean R Francis
Sean R Francis
Guest Occupation: 
President of Justice Solutions of America, Inc.
Guest Biography: 
Sean R. Francis, M.S. is president of Justice Solutions of America, Inc.

He spent close to 11 years as an inmate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During that time, Sean grew determined to change and find a way to help people through his own experience. This determination has led to a career in advocating for those who find themselves in the unfortunate position of criminal defendant.


Sean also has a history of advocating for the wrongfully accused. He has interned with the California Innocence Project and spent years working to secure the release of wrongfully convicted inmates. 

Headlined Show information for BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics April 5, 2020

Justice Solutions of America, Inc.
Broadcast Date: 
April 5, 2020

As inmates test positive for the corona virus, jail officials scramble to reduce the risk Our guests this week are Ed Bales, Founder of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. Bales, one of the pioneers of the federal and state prison consulting and advocacy industry; and Sean R. Francis, M.S., president of Justice Solutions of America, Inc.. He spent close to 11 years as an inmate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  As we stay at home and hunker down with our friends and families, we can only wonder how others, who do not have that luxury, might be experiencing this international public health emergency.  Maria and I have discussed how people experiencing homelessness are coping with COVID-19. Now we will talk about a forgotten population, which is in a precarious position. How do we control the spread of the virus in confined spaces, such as prisons and jails? Join us!

Ed Bales
Sean R Francis

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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.

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