The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode IX)

As the title of this post indicates, today’s radio program on 550 AM WSVA marked the ninth episode where Andy Schmookler & Joshua Huffman appeared to discuss politics.

Topics included: the Virginia budget & medicaid expansion in the state as well as Crimea and U.S. foreign policy.

If you were unable to tune in, or would like to hear the hour again, you can find it here.

Thanks for listening!

The Schmookler & Huffman Show: Part II

IMG_2054Well, ladies and gentlemen, the first episode of the Schmookler & Huffman program aired on 550 AM WSVA this morning.  During our hour on the air, we discussed the NSA and the sometimes conflicting ideals of liberty and security, some of the scandals that continue to tarnish the reputation of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and a bit of an exploration into political principles and philosophy.

I’m pleased to say that our discussion seemed to be well received and, as a result, our second show is slated for an upcoming Monday in August.  I’ll provide these details to you as soon as they become available.

However, if you were unable to listen to our program live this morning, don’t fret as you can hear it at this WSVA link.

Thanks for listening!

The Schmookler & Huffman Show

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Andy Schmookler & Joshua Huffman.
Photo of Andy Schmookler from nonesoblind.org.

What happens when you take a progressive author, commentator, and 2012 Democratic congressional candidate with a penchant for biblical quotations and combine him with a paleoconservative/libertarian political activist and blogger who was formerly employed by both Dr. Ron Paul and the Republican Party of Virginia?  Next week, the answer to this question will be revealed.

10 AM, Monday, July 29th, on WSVA 550 AM, will mark the start of this new radio show.  Andy Schmookler, the aforementioned author, and Joshua Huffman, the author of The Virginia Conservative, will sit down and discuss some of the more pressing political issues of the day.  Presumably, it will bear some semblance to Fox’s Hannity & Colmes Program (though hopefully without the stain of extreme rudeness which was common on that show).

Whether you consider yourself a liberal, conservative, libertarian, statist, or something else, you ought to tune in to Monday’s program.  It is time to expand political dialogue in the Shenandoah Valley!

On The Radio

Readership has been up here at The Virginia Conservative these last several months.  In fact, November places first in overall visits per month with October clocking in at third behind January 2010.  Even though December is not over yet, it too is shaping up to be another well-read month.  Now you may have noticed that lately, I’ve been exploring a variety of ways to expand my audience.  After all, the more people you reach, the greater chance you have to make some sort of meaningful difference.

Well, yesterday afternoon marked my first appearance on the radio.  For those of you in the Charlottesville listening area, you might have caught me on The Schilling Show.  The show airs on 1070 AM WINA every weekday from Noon until 2 PM.  On this program, Rob Schilling, his guests, and his callers discuss numerous political and religious issues, as well as local topics of importance to the Charlottesville community.   Although you can also tune in to the program on the radio here in the Valley, reception is spotty due to the inference caused by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Over all, I thought my performance went well.  Although, I’ll freely admit that pretty nervous before we started, I must say that I really enjoyed my time on the air.  I wish that I would’ve had a bit more time, as there were several important issues I would have loved to discussed, but I guess I’ll have to save them for another day.  As they say, time flies when you’re having fun!  If you are interested in hearing my segment, you can find in on the podcast section found here.  Just scroll down the page until you find my name and simply click on the playback format you prefer.

I want to say thank you again to Mr. Schilling for letting me come on his program and I hope that those of you unfamiliar with his work will take the opportunity to check out his show.  Although I don’t know the next time or place, I’m really looking forward to my next spot on the radio.  Maybe you’ll be able to tune in.