Author Archives: Maria Sanchez

Brexit. What is the fallout?

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The fallout from the Brexit votes continues. The Dow plunged 600 points on Friday. Prime Minister David Cameron tendered his resignation while other EU countries are considering their own referendum votes. Meanwhile, house Democrats staged an unsuccessful 25 hour sit-in to further gun control. And what have we learned thus far about Zika? Join us as we catch up on all recent world events!

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New Columbia Statehood Commission 2016


The Council of the District of Columbia created the New Columbia Statehood Commission in 2014.  There was a two day convention June 17 and 18  to further the initiatives for DC statehood. This is the first time in 34 years this has occurred. Join Maria and CD Senator Michael Brown and some possible guests who attended the convention as we discuss the process involved for DC statehood.

This ‘sticky’ post will always appear at the top of our site, but follow the posts below for the most recent recordings of Maria Sanchez and Senator Michael Brown as they discuss the Shadow Politics of Washington DC Statehood.

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.

Click the link below to listen to the podcast recorded June 19, it’s a discussion of history in the making:

The Race to the White House


Maria and Senator Michael Brown look at the latest developments in the race to the White House. As President Obama, Jesse Jackson & the Democratic Party endorse Hillary Clinton, there is divisiveness in the Republican Party. Mitt Romney criticizes supporters of Trump stating the “GOP has broken my heart”. While other “Anti-Trump” Republicans attempt a last ditch effort to thwart his nomination at this summer’s convention. What are your thoughts? 

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Competing for the title of Miss Missouri

Our first guest, at the top of the hour, is James Winkler – he is the President of CAP Enterprises, an Artist, Artisan, Author, Technician, Comic, Entrepreneur and PR Agent. His new radio show on the BBS Radio Network is ‘Radio Free DC’! – A listener-supported underground program all about the music, entertainment, historic and hottest happenings in-and-around the Nation’s Capitol. Love it! The show can be heard every Monday at 6pm PST/9pm EST on BBS Radio at Radio Free DC 

Our second guest is Angela Luna, who is competing for the title of Miss Missouri June 12-18 as Miss Zona Rosa 2016. While competing through the Miss America Organization, Luna is raising funds for angela-lunathe Children’s Miracle Network which is the national platform for Miss America. It’s also Miss Luna’s own personal platform as well: “Raise Your Voice It’s Your Choice “Educating generations about the importance of the right to vote!

Born and raised in the St.Louis area, Angela aspires to become a Television News Anchor by studying Mass Media in Multimedia Journalism/Sports Broadcasting at Northwest Missouri State University. Luna is entering her senior year and has had many field reporting experiences particularly at the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

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Live from the Iowa Caucus


Senator Michael D. Brown reports from the front lines in Iowa following the Iowa Caucus. He will be calling in to give us a “birds eye view” as the Caucus unfolds. Maria will be in the studio giving us some historical perspective of the Caucus, the Electoral College and its origination. Fascinating history in the making!

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