Episode #36 - 2022 OH GOP Primary Prediction Show with Taylor Armstrong, Chairman of the Ohio College Republicans
On Episode #36 of the MVRed Podcast, we were joined by the Chairman of the Ohio College Republicans, Taylor Armstrong, who talked about the important work their various chapters do on college campuses across Ohio. Taylor is very knowledgeable and has a big future ahead of him. If you are a college student in Ohio, be sure to join your College Republican chapter on your campus to ensure there is a conservative student voice in the academic world. In the second half of the episode, we shared our predictions for the May 3rd GOP Primary. Dane shared his reasons for supporting Renacci, while Michael shared his reasons for supporting DeWine. On the US Senate side, Dane provided some analysis on all of the candidates and how their campaigns have evolved throughout this primary season. Dane shared his reasons for supporting J.D. Vance, while Michael is on the fence between J.D. Vance and Matt Dolan. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to share it on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app, and please leave us a review/rating.
April 27, 2022
Episode #35 - OH Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Blystone (R)
Our first interview in th.e race for the OH GOP Gubernatorial nomination is with political outsider and Central Ohio farmer Joe Blystone. Joe gave us some background into his life and how he made the decision to run for Governor. He talked with us about the latest Trafalgar poll that showed him in a tight race with Jim Renacci for 2nd place and why momentum is on his side. Joe shared his vision for Ohio and his desire to eliminate Ohio's Commercial Activity Tax. We thank Joe for coming on our podcast. Be sure to check out BlystoneForGovernor.com to learn more about his campaign. Be sure to like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @MVRedPodcast, and subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.
February 11, 2022
Episode #34 - US Senate Candidate Bernie Moreno (R - OH) Joins the MVRed Podcast!
On Episode #34 of the MVRed Podcast, we were joined by our second US Senate Candidate running in the state of Ohio, Bernie Moreno (R). Bernie talked to us about being born in Colombia, immigrating to the United States, attending the University of Michigan, and having successful career in the automobile industry. He talked about why he decided to run for the US Senate in the crowded field while owning a successful tech company in Cleveland. Bernie also discussed his overall political philosophy and why OH Republicans should support him in the May 2022 primary. We really enjoyed this discussion with Bernie and we thank him for coming on our show! To learn more about Bernie's campaign, please visit his website at BernieMoreno.com. If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe to the MVRed Podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app!
January 21, 2022
Episode #33 - US Senate Candidate Mark Pukita (R - Dublin, OH) Joined the Show!
On Episode #33 of the MVRed Podcast, we were joined by our first US Senate Candidate running in the state of Ohio, Mark Pukita (R - Dublin, OH). Mark gave us a glimpse into his background and life and why he ultimately decided to run for the US Senate. As you will hear and as he eluded to throughout the show, Mark doesn't beat around the bush on his opinions and was quick to call out the corruption that he believes is taking place in the Ohio Republican Party. Mark also shared his thoughts on his opponents running and why he believes he has a chance to win in the crowded 7-candidate field. To learn more about Mark's campaign, please visit his website at PukitaForSenate2022.com. If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe to the MVRed Podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app!
December 22, 2021
Episode #32 - Ohio Redistricting and a Debate with our First Liberal Guest!
On Episode #32 of the MVRed Podcast, we were joined by our first liberal guest, Zach (@ZachP_25), a Youngstown native currently attending the Ohio State University where he is majoring in economics and minoring in public policy. Our episode began discussing the various proposals from the House/Senate GOP and the House/Senate Dems on the Congressional redistricting for the Buckeye State for next decade (more likely 4 years). We discussed the challenges of redistricting and how we would like to see the Mahoning Valley drawn. The second half of the episode we were joined by Dane who was a late arrival due to his work. Dane and Zach had a robust debate on conservatism vs. liberalism. If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe to the MVRed Podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app!
November 12, 2021
Episode #31 - Virginia Governor Race, Ohio GOP Senate Primary Campaign, Passing of WTAM's Mike Trivisonno
On Episode #31 of the MVRed Podcast, we dove into new polling out Thursday, October 28th, showing Republican Glenn Youngkin pulling ahead of Democrat Terry McAulliffe in two separate pols (Fox and Co/Efficient). In addition we were teased a poll coming out Friday, October 29th, from Rich Baris of People's Pundit Daily showing Youngkin up 3 points. We discuss why education is turning out to be a potential winning issue for the GOP in a state that has turned quite blue over the past decade. We also discussed the current crop of Ohio US Senate Candidates for the GOP after a forum was held in Columbus this past weekend hosted by national radio host Hugh Hewitt. We also offered our condolences to the family of Cleveland talk radio giant Mike Trivisonno who passed away this afternoon. Afternoon's on The Big One (WTAM 1100) will not be the same without you Triv. May you rest in peace! If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe to the MVRed Podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app!
October 29, 2021
Episode #30 - Nick Santucci (R) Joins the MVRed Podcast to Discuss His Race to Flip Ohio's 64th House District to the GOP
The Republican candidate in Ohio's 64th District (Southern Trumbull County) Nick Santucci joined the MVRed Podcast to tell our audience a bit more about himself, his campaign, and his vision for his district which consists of the city of Warren, Howland, Vienna, Niles, Weathersfield, Mineral Ridge, Girard, Liberty, and Hubbard. Nick talked about his time at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and how those relationships he formed advocating for the Mahoning Valley could benefit his district if elected. A native of Howland, Nick believes in fixing our roads and infrastructure and cleaning up his district to make it more attractive to people and businesses. You can learn more about Nick by visiting his campaign website at www.NickSantucci.com or finding him on Facebook or Twitter. If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe to the MVRed Podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app!
September 23, 2021
Episode #29 - Ryan Girdusky Joins Us to Discuss a Wide Array of Political Topics
On Episode #29 of the MVRed Podcast, national political commentator and consultant Ryan Girdusky joined our show to discuss a wide array of political topics ranging from the Ohio Senate race, Joe Biden's poll numbers, COVID-19 restrictions, and more. The show concluded with Dane and Michael talking about the Ohio Gubernatorial race and whether Jim Renacci has enough to take down Governor Mike DeWine. If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe on your favorite podcast streaming app!
August 13, 2021
Episode #28 - Ohio Budget, Ohio Statewide 2022 Races, and Trump vs. DeSantis in 2024?
On Episode #28 of the MVRed Podcast, Dane and Michael discussed the new Ohio Budget that Governor Mike DeWine signed into law on June 30th that contained a 3% income tax cut and additional funding for school vouchers within the state. The discussion then focused on the highly contested Republican races for Governor between Mike DeWine, Jim Renacci, and a potential dark horse Joe Blystone, as well as the Senate race between Jane Timken, Josh Mandel, JD Vance, and others. The episode concluded with a discussion around whether there may end up being some friction between the Trump backers and Ron DeSantis backers in the future if DeSantis is able to win re-election by a substantial margin in 2022. If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe on your favorite podcast streaming app!
July 02, 2021
Episode #27 - The End of Ohio's COVID-19 Health Orders, DeWine vs. Renacci, the Future of the GOP
On Episode #27 of the MVRed Podcast, Dane and Michael discussed Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's 5/12/2021 announcement that he would have the COVID-19 health orders end effective June 2nd. We discussed a potential GOP Primary battle between DeWine and former OH Congressman and US Senate Candidate Jim Renacci. We concluded discussing our thoughts on whether the GOP should be the Party of Trump (as a person) or the Party of Trump (from a policy perspective). If you have not already, please like/follow us on social media and subscribe on your favorite podcast streaming app!
May 14, 2021
Episode #26 - COVID-19 Restrictions, OH Governor Mike DeWine, Ryan Girdusky Talks OH Senate Race
On Episode #26 of the MVRed Podcast, Dane and Michael share their predictions on how the COVID-19 restrictions will be viewed by the general public once increasing numbers of people get vaccinated and the supply of vaccines statewide exceed the demand in the next month or two. We discussed the GOP Legislature's override of GOP Governor Mike DeWine, a political setback for the Governor who has enjoyed broad support across the political spectrum throughout the pandemic. In the last half of the show, national author and political columnist Ryan Girdusky joined the program to discuss the OH Senate Race, in particular the GOP primary field. Please subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app and share our show with your friends, family, and coworkers!
March 29, 2021
Episode #25 - Transition from President Trump to President Biden
On Episode #25 of the MVRed Podcast, we discuss the turbulent conclusion to the Trump Presidency, what we predict for the first few years of the Biden Presidency, and the path forward for the Republican Party post-Trump. We thank everyone for supporting us through 25 episodes of this show! We really appreciate the love and support!
January 25, 2021
Episode #24 - 2020 Election Recap, Mahoning Valley Going Red, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
On Episode #24 of the MVRed Podcast, we discuss the results of the 2020 Election and how our predictions stacked up against the actual results in the Electoral College (hint hint Dane was right on 49 out of 50 states - more accurate than Nate Silver). We also discuss the Mahoning Valley going red across all three counties in 2020 (Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana). We conclude discussing Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and his anticipated primary battle in 2022.
November 30, 2020
Episode #23 - MVRed Podcast Election 2020 Predictions
On Episode #23 of the MVRed Podcast, Dane and Michael go through each battleground on a state-by-state basis and offer their analysis and research as to who they think will win each battleground. Spoiler Alert --- Dane and Michael disagree on two states. At the close of the episode, Dane and Michael offer their predictions for OH-13 between Tim Ryan (D) and Christina Hagan (R), OH State-59 between Al Cutrona (R) and Christopher Stanley (D), and OH State-63 between Gil Blair (D) and Mike Loychik (R). Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube, and SUBSCRIBE to our podcast on your favorite podcast app!
November 02, 2020
Episode #22 - Recap of the 2nd Presidential Debate, Early Voting Numbers, and The Polls!
On Episode #22 of the MVRed Podcast, we discuss our thoughts on the 2nd Presidential Debate between President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden and why we felt it was a strong moment for Trump that came at a critical time in his re-election efforts. We also took a deep dive into the early voting numbers coming out of Florida and what it means for Trump's chances of winning the state. We conclude talking about the polls and Dane touches on Hunter Biden! Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube, and SUBSCRIBE to our podcast on your favorite podcast app!
October 26, 2020
Episode #21 - Author/Commentator Ryan Girdusky Joins Us to Discuss National Populism and the OH-13 Race Between Congressman Tim Ryan and Christina Hagan
On Episode #21, we were fortunate to be joined by well known National Populist commentator Ryan Girdusky. The first half of the episode Ryan went into detail about the various elements of populism and how he became a champion for the National Populist movement. The second half of the episode we talked about President Trump's chances in the 2020 Election and the big Congressional Race in Ohio's 13th District between longtime Democrat Incumbent Congressman Tim Ryan and Republican Christina Hagan. Please be sure to subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast app, please follow us on Twitter @MVRedPodcast, and please share our podcast with your friends that enjoy politics. Please check out Ryan's book "They're Not Listening: How the Elites Created the National Populist Revolution" | Subscribe to his weekly newsletter by visiting RyanGirdusky.com | Follow him on Twitter @RyanGirdusky
October 12, 2020
Episode #20 - Recap of the First Debate, Amy Coney Barrett Nomination, and Our Thoughts on Trump's Reelection Chances
On Episode #20 of the MVRed Podcast, we discussed the crazy past few weeks in the political world with the death of RGB, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the RBG seat, the First Presidential Debate, and Trump's COVID diagnosis. We discussed where we see the race currently with Trump likely down 5-7 points nationally and perhaps a few points in some key swing states. We took a deeper dive into Ohio and Pennsylvania and shared why we believe Trump will win Ohio and his keys to winning Pennsylvania. Please be sure to subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast app, please follow us on Twitter @MVRedPodcast, and please share our podcast with your friends that enjoy politics.
October 07, 2020
Episode #19 - Pollster Rich Baris Joins Us to Discuss the State of the 2020 Election in Ohio and Throughout the Rust Belt
On Episode #19 of the MVRed Podcast, we are joined by one of the few pollsters who was accurate in his battleground state polling in the 2016 Election, Rich Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) of Big Data Poll. Rich discussed his latest poll he conducted for The Epoch Times that shows a very tight race among Likely Voters in the Rust Belt. Rich provided some insight as to why Trump is polling so strong in 2020 in Ohio. We also touched on the complexities pollsters like Rich are facing in this age of Trump. Please follow Rich on Twitter @Peoples_Pundit and also subscribe and hit that notification bell on his YouTube Channel (People's Pundit Daily). We thank Rich for agreeing to come on and we also want to thank his wife Laura for all the work behind the scenes to make it happen. We hope everyone enjoys. Please be sure to subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast app, please follow us on Twitter @MVRedPodcast, and please share our podcast with your friends that enjoy politics.
September 19, 2020
Episode #18 - Reaction to the Republican Convention, Civil Unrest, and the GOP's Push to Win Mahoning County
On Episode #18 of the MVRed Podcast, we offer our analysis of the 2020 Republican National Convention held this past week. We share our thoughts on the civil unrest taking place in Kenosha, WI and Portland, OR and why we believe it will impact the 2020 Election. We touch briefly on the tightening polls in some states and the betting markets which show Trump and Biden with near equal 50/50 odds to win in November. We conclude discussing the GOP's push to win a once dark blue Mahoning County and why we believe it will benefit Christina Hagan in her quest to defeat Tim Ryan this November.
August 31, 2020
Episode #17 - The DNC, the RNC, and Trump Polling Well with Independents
On Episode #17 of the MVRed Podcast, we share our thoughts on the 2020 Democrat National Convention held last week. We discuss if we think the Democrats are making the same misstake Republicans made in 2012 when they ran more in opposition to the sitting President (Obama at the time), as opposed to running on the issues. We discuss what we would like to see the Republicans talk about this week at the RNC. We discuss Trump's standing in the polls, especially as it relates to independents. We conclude talking about how we see Trump faring in the Mahoning Valley which went from solidly blue in 2012 to purple in 2016.
August 25, 2020
Episode #16 - Kamala Harris, Trump's Improving 2020 Odds, and Hagan Giving Tim Ryan a Run for His Money!
On Episode #16 of the MVRed Podcast, we discuss Joe Biden's VP Pick Senator Kamala Harris. We take a dive into the polls and share why we believe Trump's odds of winning reelection are improving. We conclude the episode talking about Christina Hagan giving Tim Ryan a run for his money! Please like us on Facebook and Twitter and please subscribe on your favorite podcast app!
August 12, 2020
Episode #15 - Ohio Corruption, Hagan vs. Ryan, Trump vs. Biden, and COVID-19!
On Episode #15 of the MVRed Podcast, we discuss the Ohio corruption scandal involving GOP Speaker of the House Larry Householder, the OH-13 Congressional race between Tim Ryan and Christina Hagan who was recently endorsed by President Trump, the state of the 2020 race between Trump and Biden, and we close things out with an interesting discussion on COVID-19.
July 27, 2020
Episode #14 - Trump's 2020 Campaign, the Mahoning County Young Republicans, and Cancel Culture
On Episode #14 of the MVRed Podcast, we are joined by ShoMore' Deniro and James Mullarkey of the Mahoning County Young Republicans. They talk about what it is like to work behind the scenes during a Presidential campaign and how their organization is working to advance the Republican Party cause in the Mahoning Valley. We also discuss the 2020 Presidential Campaign and share our early concerns of Trump's re-election prospects. We conclude the episode by talking about #CancelCulture!
July 02, 2020
Episode #13 - America's Response to the Killing of George Floyd
On Episode #13 of the MVRed Podcast, we went into great deal of discussion as it relates to America's response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. We discuss the overall movement as it relates to religion and Christianity's role in America in 2020. We touch on the importance of voting in all elections and we question why voting Joe Biden in as President with his 40+ years in office will fix the issues at hand. We share our thoughts as to whether any reforms as it relates to police departments can actually work. We conclude the episode by discussing President Trump's rough 10 days and why this may have been his worst stretch of his presidency.
June 08, 2020
Episode #12 - Reopening America, Joe Biden, Ohio Politics
On Episode #12 of the MVRed Podcast, an episode plagued with technical issues on our live stream side, we discuss opening up the economy, Joe Biden's 2020 odds and why we think he is vulnerable, and the fascinating state of Ohio Politics with a rift between Republican Governor Mike DeWine and the Republican State Senate and State House Leadership over the COVID-19 response. We are also happy to announce that we are now available on the iHeartRadio app! Please subscribe on there or you can continue listening via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
May 16, 2020
Episode #11 - Opening Up the Economy, Biden vs. Trump, and Tim Ryan
On Episode #11 of the MVRed Podcast, we have our second interactive Facebook Live stream of our podcast recording. On this episode Dane and Michael discuss the need to open up the economy, despite opposition by some that believe the health risks are substantial enough to continue the stay-at-home orders across the country. We also discuss the Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump in 2020 and how we see the race shaping up thus far. We conclude with discussing the proposal by Congressman Tim Ryan (D) to give all Americans $2,000 a month until we hit pre-COVID-19 employment levels. We are also happy to announce that we are now available on the iHeartRadio app! Please subscribe on there or you can continue listening via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Facebook Live Recording: https://www.facebook.com/mvredblog/videos/2276057642701708/
April 25, 2020
Episode #10 - Our First Live Episode on Facebook Live
On Episode #10 of the MVRed Podcast, we have our first interactive Facebook Live stream of our podcast recording. The entire episode was focused on the Coronavirus and its impacts on our economy, our government, and on our lives. It was a big success and it was a great to have audience interaction. We are also happy to announce that we are now available on the iHeartRadio app! Please subscribe on there or you can continue listening via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Facebook Live Recording: https://bit.ly/2Xj5w60
April 08, 2020
Episode #9 - The Coronavirus
In episode #9 of the MVRed Podcast, our entire focus is on the Coronavirus. Nearly 20,000 Americans currently have been diagnosed with this virus and that number is expected to grow exponentially in the weeks ahead. We share our thoughts on the Chinese and the dangers of US medical supplies and drugs being produced in China as opposed to the USA. We offer some suggestions/solutions that we think President Trump and Congress should consider when life gets back to normal as it relates to US companies that have a foreign presence. Lastly, we give our thoughts on how President Donald Trump has handled the situation, as well as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine who has been at the forefront of this crisis alongside Youngstown's own Dr. Amy Acton. Please tune in, share on social media, and spread the word!
March 21, 2020
Episode #8 - Coronavirus, Bernie vs. Biden, Mayor Pete, and the OH GOP 13th Congressional Primary
In episode #8 of the MVRed Podcast, we talk about the Coronavirus that is having a huge impact globally and most recently on the stock markets here in the USA. We share our thoughts on whether we are concerned and how much longer it has an impact on the markets. Michael and Dane share their thoughts on Joe Biden's big victory in South Carolina and whether it is enough to prevent Bernie from running away with the nomination. We also share our thoughts on Mayor Pete's failed campaign as he announced on March 1st he was dropping out. Lastly, we talk about the race for the OH 13th Congressional nomination for the GOP. Please tune in, share on social media, and spread the word!
March 02, 2020
Episode #7 - Iran, Bernie vs. Warren, the Iowa Caucuses, and Boscov's
In episode #7 of the MVRed Podcast, we share our thoughts on the US taking out the #2 official in Iran, Elizabeth Warren's big accusation against Bernie Sanders, the Iowa Caucuses, and Boscov's coming to the Eastwood Mall.
January 26, 2020
Episode #6 - Impeachment, the Democrat Field, and Tim Ryan vs. Christina Hagan?
In episode #6 of the MVRed Podcast, we talk about why we believe the Democrat's impeachment "charade" was a major mistake for their 2020 chances, we discuss the Democrat candidates and where they currently stack up, and we also discuss Tim Ryan having a formidable challenger on the horizon in Christina Hagan, a former Ohio State Representative that is just 31 years old.
December 20, 2019
Episode #5 - Tim Ryan, 2020 Election, and Lebron James
In Episode #5, we talk about the Presidential Campaign for OH-13 Congressman Tim Ryan (D) that ended in the past week or so and why we think his campaign failed to gain traction. We also talk the Democrat candidates running for the Democrat nomination and how we think the 2020 race may play out a year from the 2020 General Election. We conclude talking briefly about Lebron James and the NBA.
October 30, 2019
Episode #4 - Millennial vs. Baby Boomer Discussion
In Episode #4, we dive into the divide between the Baby Boomer generation and the Millennial generation. From attending college, to incurring large amounts of student loan debt, getting married later on in life, and to their willingness to experiment with elements of socialism, we discuss the millennial point of view on those topics and why they are often at odds with Baby Boomers. We also talk briefly about the 173rd Canfield Fair and Dane's observations after visiting the Mahoning County Republican and Democrat Party tents at the event. Please tune in, hit that subscribe button on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode on social media!
September 05, 2019
Episode #3 - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, City of Youngstown, and School Consolidation
In Episode #3, Michael and Dane discuss Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's job performance eight months into his first term, as well as the political landscape evolving in Ohio as it trends more Republican. On the local side they discuss the City of Youngstown being required to pay back $3.1 million in water and sanitation funds used for economic development projects within the city and they discuss whether now is the time to start talking about public school district consolidation within the Mahoning Valley. At the conclusion of the episode, Michael and Dane are at opposite ends of the spectrum regarding an article Michael reads that the two will debate in Episode #4. MVRed.com Article Regarding Mahoning Valley Public School District Enrollment Declines: http://mvred.com/2018/12/01/valley-public-school-enrollment-figures-declining-faster-than-ohio-rate/
August 16, 2019
Episode #2 - Recap of the CNN Democratic Presidential Debates
In Episode #2, Michael and Dane discuss the winners and losers of the CNN Democratic Presidential Debates, they talk about the Mueller Testimony that left a lot of Democrats disappointed, and the show wraps up with Michael and Dane answering questions from some of our listeners.
August 03, 2019
Episode #1 - The Inaugural MVRed Podcast
On the inaugural episode of the MVRed Podcast, Dane and Michael discuss their Democratic Presidential Candidate Power Rankings based on where things currently stand in late July. We also talk about President Trump coming to the defense of Nancy Pelosi as she juggles the different factions of her Democrat Party. We close our episode with a discussion on the immigration debate in Washington DC.
July 24, 2019