How Talk Radio Unites Ron Johnson and His Wisconsin Voters.
I’m sitting in my office at the Statehouse, where I write a blog for state house reporters (www.whatthehouse.com), and I’m listening to the talk radio in my office as my boss and I discuss Wisconsin’s recall election, which ended today in what ended up being a 9 to 1 Democratic lead.
That is not the only political issue I am talking about in this office, where I have spent the better part of the last decade reporting on education, jobs and other issues.
It’s also not the first time I’ve listened to talk radio in the last few days, but it is the first time I’ve listened to talk radio that I know is a radio station that reaches people with no political affiliation and no party affiliation.
On one of those days, when I’m working and I’m listening to talk radio, I do, too.
Here’s an example of a day in my office, as I listen to talk radio on my state-of-the-art iPod:
It’s a morning in August, a time when talk radio is all about tax cuts, immigration reform, oil and coal resources, corporate profits, global warming and other issues that affect Wisconsin’s families and working families.
I’m sitting at my desk in the state statehouse, listening to talk radio between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon, when my co-host Matt Rothschild, one of the co-hosts of the daily radio show, Talking Wisconsin, is talking about the recall election of Governor Scott Walker, who won the recall vote by 983 votes.
Rothschild is my go-to guy for politics, and we have long been friends.
He has been in my statehouse listening seat for more than a decade. He writes a column I call “The Good Word” which tells you stories about various politicians and issues, and I read that column as a listener of the radio show.
I hear Rothschild’s morning radio show from time to time, and