Episode 75: Polluter Pay 2.0 w/ Sean McBrearty of Clean Water Action Michigan

Here’s the 75th episode of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast. We’ve covered the ways Michigan Democrats are protecting the state’s environment, and building a cleaner and more affordable energy future for both our environment and economy. Democrats also repealed the “No stricter than federal” law, which Republicans passed in 2018 that prevented the state from enacting…

Episode 74: Fighting to move Delta County forward w/ Kelli van Ginhoven

Here’s episode 74 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! As we’ve seen in our state, elections have consequences, especially on the state and local state side! I talk about how within a year, Michigan Democrats passed some much-needed legislation to move the state forward in terms of women’s reproductive rights, worker rights, union rights, setting-up a…

Episode 72: Michigan’s New Gun Safety Laws w/ Dr. April Zeoli

Here’s episode 72 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! In my opening segment this week, I talk about the appalling and Islamophobic Wall Street Journal column declaring Dearborn, MI as the “America’s Jihad Capital.” Islamophobia within the right wing world never left, and it’s putting lives in danger. I then cover some of the many new laws scheduled…

Episode 71: Interview w/ Susan Demas of Michigan Advance

Here’s episode 71 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Please vote on this week’s LoL Twitter Poll: What is the biggest winning issue for Michigan Democrats heading into the November election? If you have others, leave them in replies Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance, joins Pat this week. Michigan Advance is a progressive, nonprofit news site dedicated to…

Episode 70: The Rich Are O.K With Fascism

Here’s episode 70 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Please vote on this week’s poll question: Polls show President Biden’s losing to Donald Trump in Michigan. How do you feel about these numbers less than 10 months from Election Day? On this week’s episode, I cover how Democrats across the country have been given a beautiful…

Episode 69: Interview with Democratic State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky

Here’s Episode 69 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! I’m thrilled to have Democratic State Representative, and Speaker Pro Tempore, Laurie Pohutsky back on the show this week! We cover a range of topics including abortion rights, clean energy and climate change, if the Michigan Democratic Party’s messaging machine is improving, the establishment and progressive factions…

Episode 67: Kasey Helton and the Michigan “Dirt Road Democrats”

Here’s the 67th, and the final episode for 2023, on Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Livingston County progressive activist Kasey Helton returns to the podcast this week as we discuss how “dirt road” Democrats are trying to move the political needle towards the progressive side in rural Michigan. And we’ve seen some of that hard work…

Episode 66: Pushing The Overton Window w/ Democratic State Rep. Emily Dievendorf

It’s Episode 66 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! This week, I can’t hold back my disdain for the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision to green-light an expensive, and short-sighted, tunnel project for the stretch of the 70-year old Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Despite studies showing why the pipeline must stop…