RJ Politics

RJ Politics

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Rory Appleton and Steve Sebelius spend their days talking to voters and politicians, often landing exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in politics. Once a week, right here on RJ Politics, they want to let you in on the action.


The Latest on Impeachment, 2020 and More
Dec 6 • 40 min
Review-Journal Education Reporter Amelia Pak-Harvey joins the show to discuss a deal Nevada made shortly after entering the union in 1864, and how various acts of corruption since have hurt today’s students. Then Rory and Steve break down the latest news…
Tom Steyer / Fifth Democratic Debate and Nevada Marijuana Laws
Nov 22 • 45 min
Rory and Steve break down the latest Democratic presidential debate, Carson City Bureau Chief Colton Lochhead joins the podcast to discuss Nevada’s marijuana regulation efforts and Rory sits down with 2020 candidate Tom Steyer.
100 Days Until Nevada’s Democratic Caucus
Nov 15 • 28 min
Rory and Steve discuss what the final 100 days leading up to Nevada’s Democratic presidential caucus could look like, as well as movement in the 2020 field and the League of Women Voters’ new idea to prevent gerrymandering in the state.
Las Vegas passes controversial camping ban / Biden Campaign Manager Greg Schultz
Nov 8 • 43 min
Review-Journal reporter Shea Johnson joins the podcast to discuss the Las Vegas city council’s vote to pass a controversial ordinance that will ban people from camping and sleeping in public areas. Rory and Steve also sit down with Joe Biden’s national…
BONUS: Comedian Cristela Alonzo discusses her support for Julian Castro
Nov 5 • 19 min
RJ Politics interviews comedian and actress Cristela Alonzo, who performed in Las Vegas last week to benefit the presidential campaign of Julian Castro. She discusses what watching a presidential candidate with a similar background as her own means to her…
Andrew Yang / The Middle
Nov 1 • 27 min
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins Rory and Steve in studio to discuss his campaign, his universal basic income proposal and more. Rory and Steve also preview ‘The Middle,’ a new project from the Review-Journal politics team launching…
Mayor Pete Buttigieg / The Latest 2020 Developments
Oct 25 • 39 min
Rory sits down with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the fourth 2020 candidate to join the podcast. Rory and Steve also discuss a handful of 2020 developments, including a notable name missing from the recently announced Nevada Trump Victory team.
Debate, Debate, Debate / Dr. Jill Biden
Oct 18 • 33 min
Rory and Steve recap and analyze the fourth Democratic presidential debate. Then, Rory speaks with Dr. Jill Biden about her husband’s decision to run for president and the campaign’s impact on their family.
Sitting Down with Julián Castro Campaign Manager Maya Rupert
Oct 11 • 35 min
Rory and Steve discuss the 2020 presidential campaign with Maya Rupert, the campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.
2020 Candidates Come to Vegas for a Gun Violence Forum
Oct 4 • 31 min
Rory and Steve recap a forum on gun violence sponsored by March for our Lives and Giffords. Then, they discuss a city of Las Vegas ordinance that would punish domestic abusers without taking their guns away, as required by state law.
BONUS: Joe Biden Interview
Oct 1 • 12 min
Former Vice President Joe Biden sits down with Rory on this special midweek edition of the RJ Politics podcast.
Impeachment, Whistleblower Allegations and a Visit from James Comey
Sep 27 • 34 min
Rory and Steve recap and break down a wild week in national politics. Then, they discuss former FBI Director James Comey’s presentation on leadership at UNLV.
Michelle Kwan / Affordable Housing, Gun Control and More
Sep 20 • 35 min
Rory and Steve discuss some national news made by Bernie Sanders in Vegas as well as a local congresswoman’s efforts on national gun control. Then, Rory sits down with five-time world champion figure skater and Joe Biden campaign staffer Michelle Kwan.
BONUS: The Third Democratic Presidential Debate
Sep 13 • 26 min
In a bonus edition of RJ Politics, the Review-Journal’s Rory Appleton and Steve Sebelius share their biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate.
Cory Booker / Latest from the Trump White House and Nevada GOP
Sep 13 • 32 min
Review-Journal White House Correspondent Debra Saunders joins the show to discuss the departure of National Security Adviser John Bolton. Rory and Steve then break down some news from the Nevada GOP, and Rory sits down with New Jersey Senator and…
Kamala Harris / Nevada Dems and GOP Have an Interesting Week
Sep 6 • 45 min
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Rory Appleton and Steve Sebelius discuss the week’s political movements in Nevada. Steve and Rory break down a busy week for the state Democratic and Republican parties, and Rory sits down with 2020 Democratic presidential…
Sneak Peak: Interview with Sen. Kamala Harris
Sep 3 • 2 min
RJ Politics launches this Friday, Sept. 6. Here is a sneak peak of our first episode, which will feature an interview with Democratic presidential hopeful and California Senator Kamala Harris.
Coming Sept. 6
Aug 23 • 1 min
Launching Sept. 6, a weekly podcast from the Las Vegas Review-Journal covering Nevada’s constantly shifting political landscape.