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Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown

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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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Schedule Broadcast Day
6:00 pm CT
6:55 pm CT

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Shadow Politics, November 26, 2023 Dr. Pastor Adebo Tomomewo, founder of Destiny Church, helping people in Washington D.C. with boots on the ground
Shadow Politics, November 19, 2023 Guest, Lindsey Appiah, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, helping with DC troubled youth
Shadow Politics, November 12, 2023 Guests, James J Sydnor and Hector Rodriguez, DC Veterans with exemplary service
Shadow Politics, October 29, 2023 Guest, Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer
Shadow Politics, October 15, 2023 Guest, Tia Bell, Founder - the T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project
Shadow Politics, October 8, 2023 Guest, Dr. Bandy Lee, Medical doctor, a forensic psychiatrist and a world expert on violence
Shadow Politics, September 17, 2023 Guest, Jack Evans, Attorney, Former Ward 2 Councilmember
Shadow Politics, September 10, 2023 Guest, Joe Sestak, Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidate
Shadow Politics, August 27, 2023 Guest, Frank Smith Jr, Civil Rights Activist and politician in Washington, D.C., advocate for DC Statehood.
Shadow Politics, August 20, 2023 Guest, Susan Milligan, Senior Politics Writer
Shadow Politics, July 23, 2023 Guest, Joe Trippi, Democratic Strategist, on-air political analyst for MSNBC/NBC, CBS Evening News, FOX News and CNN
Shadow Politics, July 16, 2023 Guest, Greggory Pemberton, DC Police Union Chairman
Shadow Politics, July 2, 2023 Guest, Michael McFaul, Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Shadow Politics, June 18, 2023 Guest, Gene Wu, State Representative proudly serves the people of District 137 in the Texas House
Shadow Politics, June 11, 2023 Guest, Chuck Thies, Director of communications for Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent C. Gray
Shadow Politics, June 4, 2023 Guest, Charles Wilson, Chairman, DC Democratic Party
Shadow Politics, May 21, 2023 Guest, Dr. Joseph Richardson, Jr., Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology
Shadow Politics, May 14, 2023 Guest, Eric Goulet, Ward 3 representative of the DC State Board of Education
Shadow Politics, May 7, 2023 Guest, Zooey Zephyr, Montana State Representative, the state's first transgender lawmaker
Shadow Politics, April 23, 2023 Guest, Gloria Johnson, State Representative in House District 1
Senator Michael D. Brown
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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


Guest, Eleanor Clift December 03, 2023
Guest, Lindsey Appiah November 19, 2023
Guest, Hector Rodriguez November 12, 2023
Guest, James J. Sydnor November 12, 2023
Guest, Valerie Plame October 29, 2023
Guest, Tia Bell October 15, 2023
Guest, Bandy Lee October 08, 2023
Guest, Jack Evans September 17, 2023
Guest, Joe Sestak September 10, 2023
Guest, Frank Smith Jr August 27, 2023
Guest, Susan Milligan August 20, 2023
Guest, Joe Trippi July 23, 2023
Guest, Michael McFaul July 02, 2023
Guest, Gene Wu June 18, 2023
Guest, Chuck Thies June 11, 2023
Guest, Charles Wilson June 04, 2023
Guest, Eric Goulet May 14, 2023
Guest, Zooey Zephyr May 07, 2023

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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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