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Cara Live

An honest and intelligent journey through the political and social landscape of the country.

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This week, my guest is Joe Trippi, Partner with Trippi, Norton and Rossmeissl, Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor. Trippi has been in the business of campaigning since the 70s. His client list includes, but not limited to, races for Tom Bradley, Ted Kennedy, Doug Wilder, John Edwards, Jerry Brown and Gary Hart. Recently, Trippi was the architect of Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, as well as campaign manager for Mike Espy in Mississippi. We will compare and contrast both campaigns and the current challenges of campaigning in the south as a Democrat in the era of Trump. Also, what can we learn from those results and the strategies that will garner wins for 2020 (i.e. a new southern strategy)? We welcome your comments and questions, so please feel free to call and join the conversation at (563) 999-3627. Guest:  Joe Trippi, Partner with Trippi, Norton and Rossmeissl, Democratic Strategist, CNN Contributor This episode was co-hosted by Scott Lindsay, Senior Adviser on Karl Dean for Governor campaign (TN).  

Dec 2018

59 min

Tonight, we will compare and contrast the country’s history on the impact of politics and race.  The political history of athletes like Muhammad Ali, Tommy Smith and John Carlos is embedded in US history, but what can we learn from their plight in the wake of protests by Colin Kapernick and the NFL?   Guest:  Dr. Nathan Hare, Founder of the Black Think Tank, Sociologist, Activist, Scholar    

Nov 2018

16 min

What should we expect with the newly elected Congress in January?  Will newly elected Congress provide a check and balance with current administration?  The U.S. Virgin Islands were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes last year, so aren't we hearing about the recovery efforts?  What is happening in Florida and Georgia with the election results? Guest:  Michael McQuerry, Communication Director for Representative Stacey Plaskett.  

Nov 2018

69 min

Does the Democrats have any goals after winning the House?  Is there a ground game or new messaging?  What is the political future of Beto O'Rourke and Andrew Gillum?  Does the nation have 'Georgia on their mind?'  What happens now that Sessions is out?

Nov 2018

65 min

The midterm elections are heating up.  Each candidate is making their closing argument on why they are the best fit for the job.  So, who's winning the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts prior to the midterms? What is the current political climate? Why is it important to vote? Guest:  Scott Lindsay, Senior Adviser for Tennessee's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Karl Dean.  

Oct 2018

63 min

The art of filmmaking is to tell a story through film.  Films influence culture and societies.  How are stories developed?  What are the challenges of raising capital through such vehicles as Kickstarter compared to traditional means?  Has the power of the internet made it easier to market and distribute?  Guests:  Ryan Walker, New York & Regina Griffin, DC http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV #InMyOpinionTV  

Aug 2013

61 min

Are cities shifting their financially-burdensome citizens to suburban municipalities?  Are we promoting further community disarray by moving our most financially-vulnerable citizens away from the city core and its many services?  Who benefits most from the influx of wealthier city citizens? http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV

Jun 2013

65 min

What are the policy differences between Pres. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" and Pres. Obama's "Race to the Top?"  What is the success rate for both policies?  Why is there a partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans in idealogy as it relates to higher education?  Since under performing schools have economic challenges, how do they garner opportunities to achieve? http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV  

Jun 2013

62 min

Why is it necessary to bridge the growing divide between atheists and religious adherents? If you are a person of faith, is it worth while to find common ground with an atheist? If you are an atheist, what can you learn from a person of faith? What does it mean to be an atheist?   This program, which is accompanied by a television production, features a panel of politicos which includes Cara Pearson (Live) who serves as the moderator, Brandon Andrews, Stephen Reese and TaQuon Ethridge. Guests:  Toure Coffey, New York and Nyle Fort, New Jersey http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV

May 2013

62 min

What is the relationship between the growth of the prison system and the Emancipation Proclamation?  Is there a defining difference between plantation life and the convict leasing system?  What is the effect of marijuana on mass incarceration?  Why is the plight of violence in Chicago causing Black Men a better chance of going to prison than to college? Guests:  Yusef Shakur, Detroit, MI & Nyle Fort, Newark, NJ Moderators:  Cara Live, Stephen Reese and TaQuon Ethridge http://www.facebook.com/InMyOpinionTV

May 2013

64 min

THERE'S A DELAY AFTER INTRO. SHOW BEGINS AT 4:15 MARK. NO ADDITIONAL AUDIO ISSUES. Will Lebron James remain in Cleveland? Will Mike Brown survive as head coach in Cleveland? What impact will Michael Jordan's ownership of Bobcats bring to the team? What is the possibility of a Lakers v. Celtics final? Does VH1's 'Basketball Wives' feed into stereotypes?

May 2010

47 min

Tonight's show features Nigerian-born musician, Kuku. His captivating sound can be described as jazz, soul and folk.

Jun 2009

55 min

After the intro, there's a 3 minute delay of total silence because my guest was not ready :-(. Skip that and the intro plays again and the interview starts. No problem with audio from that point on! Will injuries plague the Celtics in the playoffs? Can the Celtics expect Kevin Garnett to return? Which NBA draft class is the best of all time? Are any changes expected during the off season?

Apr 2009

53 min

Is Limbaugh the leader of the GOP? Will Blagojevich prevail? Do you agree with Stimulus Plan? Is Sarah Palin planning for a 2012 run? Should Obama use political capital?

Jan 2009

57 min

Who are the Repubs referring to as Pro-American? Does Colin Powell's endorsement matter? Is the Acorn controversy a pre-emptive strike? What is going to happen to the Republican Party?

Oct 2008

62 min

Was the debate a deal changer for McCain? Does the Bradley effect still exist? Will the politics of distraction work? Guest: Scott Lindsey, TN Democratic Advocate

Oct 2008

62 min

Are women ready to throw support to Palin? Did McCain commit political suicide? Should Bristol Palin's pregnancy matter? Does McCain's age matter? What is McCain's strategy? What's with Kwame Kilpatrick?

Sep 2008

57 min

Discussion with Scott Lindsey (former Hillary supporter). What's happening at the DNC.

Aug 2008

62 min

Larry W. wrote: An urban high school teacher took a poll & found that young urban blacks were more aligned with the conservative Right than the more liberal Democrats. How do you feel about this and also with the education that our kids are receiving/not receiving will this trend continue because of ignorance and a lack of understanding (especially religious freedoms)?

Aug 2008

59 min

Why doesn't Obama have a substantial lead in the polls? Is Bill Clinton angry?

Aug 2008

60 min

What is with Jesse Jackson? War? What War? It's the ECONOMY, stupid! Read the blog: http://caralive.blogspot.com

Jul 2008

60 min

In the past weeks, I’ve been plagued by the question of ‘Is America Ready For A Black President? With racism raising it’s ugly head since Barack Obama entered the race, the most appropriate question ‘Is A Black President Ready For America?’ Read entire blog at http://CaraLive.blogspot.com

Jun 2008

57 min

Guest: Boston Celtics Color Analyst, Cedric Maxwell. Will there be a Lakers v. Celtics final? Why did the Celtic dream team struggle against the 8th seeded, Atlanta Hawks? What is the future of the league?

May 2008

54 min

Are we ready to cross Obama's bridge? What will happen with Florida & Michigan? What does Florida’s Governor gain by votes being counted?

Mar 2008

73 min

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