Politics, Culture, and Conversations

Episode 10 | Can We Stop a Revolution? – Summary (Part 2)

In this episode, I explore topics found in my new essay "Can We Stop a Revolution?" including new policies and politics in order to restore trust in government and prevent a breakdown in society.

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Episode 9 | Can We Stop a Revolution? – Summary (Part 1)

In this summary I review chapters from my new essay "Can We Stop a Revolution?" titled:
1. Social Issues
2. Unsustainable Debt
3. Power to the States
4. Change the Elected Presidency
5. Public Trust in Government

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Episode 8 | Can We Stop a Revolution? - Preface and Chapter 2

For the next few weeks I will be reading from an essay I wrote called “Can We Stop a Revolution?”. In the essay, I describe our toxic political environment and explore policy and constitutional changes. This week's episode contains the Preface and Chapter 2.

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Political Journeys

The purpose of the Political Journeys Podcast is to explore and discuss with people who have made politics their life how they adopted their political and social viewpoints. Hopefully, this exploration will enable us to understand how different ideas are formed and produce a higher level of participation.

Episode 3 - Guest: Jim Brulte

Please enjoy my conversation with Jim Brulte who is currently the state chairman of the Republican Party, a former state Senator and former state Assemblyman.

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Episode 2 - Guest: Richard Alatorre

The purpose of the Political Journeys Podcast is to explore and discuss with people who have made politics their life how they adopted their political and social viewpoints. Hopefully, this exploration will enable us to understand how different ideas are formed and produce a higher level of participation.

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Episode 1 - Guest: Ed Rollins

The purpose of the Political Journeys Podcast is to explore and discuss with people who have made politics their life how they adopted their political and social viewpoints. Hopefully, this exploration will enable us to understand how different ideas are formed and produce a higher level of participation.

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Brian Nestande

Brian values diverse thoughts and opinions. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2008 as a Republican but always sought out opposing view points and enjoys vigorous debate. Serving until 2014, he was honored to represent a variety of communities in Riverside County. Prior to his election to the state legislature, Nestande operated a government affairs consultant business.

Brian’s first political job out of college was working on the congressional campaign of Michael Huffington. He then managed Sonny Bono’s race for congress and subsequently served as his chief of staff in Washington DC until Sonny’s death in 1998. Nestande continued in the same role for Mary Bono when she succeeded her late husband in Congress.

Nestande graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Political Science. He and his wife Gina live in Palm Desert, California and have seven children. He is currently a Deputy CEO of Riverside County and also serves as a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy.

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