Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why I Lied: Radio, Politics & Cocktails! My Newest Adventure In Progressive Radio

My New Partnership -
Online Progressive Radio at A World of Progress Radio
Well, my fellow Politicos, I lied. I did, and I'm sorry. I told you that the new gig as Co-Host on A World of Progress Radio wouldn't interfere with my blogging duties here on Momma Politico. And in all honesty, I really didn't think it would. But as we all know, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions...

So, here we are, many months after Labor Day, and I am back and blogging again. Most of the time, it will probably be show-related, but you know me, my fellow Politicos, I'll never fail to spout off about anything I feel is important in regards to all things political. And it's good to be back with you, my friends.

You might ask, "How did this new venture come about?" Well, in mid-July, I was approached by a tweetpal named Kim G., who goes by @awop in the twitterverse. She had asked if I'd be interested in coming on her very first online progressive radio show to discuss the GOP attack on public schools. Well, Hell's Bells, how could I pas up that opportunity??? I told her she had the right gal, and we began to email, tweet and talk about what she envisoned for her first show. We seemed to get along famously, me with my Southern California style and her with her NC southern hospitality and charming drawl, and by the end of the week, I was running the switchboard, saying "y'all' and employed as Co-Host on A World of Progress Radio. Kim is a kind and generous-hearted soul, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference, fight the good fight and have this much fun - all at the same time!

It's been a fast and wonderful six months. We're there to promote the common good, as Kim would say, and to help those who keep fighting the good fight. We've grown a loyal bunch of fabulous followers on Twitter, and a great group of listeners, and gained some terrific contributors: Ashley Arrington, @arrington13, a smart cookie and our LGBTQ correspondent; Allie McNeil (no relation!) @watergatesummer, our faboo scheduler and 99% report correspondent; and our latest addition, Jordan Catapano, @GirlWalksIn2Bar, our brilliant cocktail correspondent and author of my fave gift of the season, This Girl Walks Into A Bar. My segments usually consist of Kitchen Table Politics, my view on the national events of the day and how they affect us all at our own kitchen tables, and The Undercover Liberal, in which I venture into places liberals dare not go and report back about my experiences. I'm having a blast, and really love working with such amazing folks. If you're interested in my latest joint venture, tune in on Sundays at 4 Pacific/7 Eastern, catch the podcast at that link anytime, or download our podcast on iTunes. (I know...we're on cool is that?) You can also follow my tweets as always at @mommapolitico and our show tweets @awopradio. Please follow us and show your support!

On the home front, Tweenie is learning to drive, and Little Man loves woodshop and works the snack bar in middle school. The Hubby and I are continually amazed at their brilliance and beauty, and marvel at how fast the time goes by. We just celebrated our 21st year of marriage and our 25th year together. Hard to believe, and still wonderful. The Christmas lights are up, and we'll decorate inside next weekend. Life is good, and we are fortunate enough to be happy, healthy and have jobs we enjoy. We're blessed in about a million ways.

And I am ever so grateful for your support, my dear Politicos! I beg your forgiveness, and I will do my best to be more faithful to my postings here as we go into the coming election year. (YAAAAAYYYY!!! Elections! My favorite time of year to be a nerdy-geeky-wonk!) More soon, and thanks for sticking with me as I explore this great new progressive radio medium. I hope you'll join us on the journey.