Episode 49: One Virginia 2021
David Bailey hosts Liz White, Executive Director of One Virginia 2021, to discuss redistricting, and the impact of the newly formed redistricting committee. Click Here to watch.
Episode 48: “Reflection on My Time in the General Assembly”
David and co-host James Turpin sit down with former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, the Honorable Karen Darner, to discuss her distinguished and experienced career. Click Here to watch.
Episode 47: Hala Ayala
David hosts Delegate Hala Ayala to discuss her campaign for Lt. Governor. Click Here to watch.
Delegate Joshua Cole
David hosts Delegate Joshua Cole, as they discuss the impact and outreach of the Autism Advisory Council among a litany of topics. Click Here to watch.
Episode 45: Eddie Radden, General Assembly Staffer
David and Angel continue their conversation from last week with Eddie Radden, Jr. They discuss his time working as a doorman for the Virginia General Assembly. David also sends a warm thank you to Angel Minor on her last day co-hosting the show full-time. Click Here to watch.
Episode 44: Eddie Radden, Community Activist
David and Angel host local activist and mentor with the NAACP, Eddie Radden, Jr., to talk about his extensive experience in Virginia. Click Here to watch.
Episode 43: “Table Turned”—Minor interviews Bailey
This week, Angel Minor hosts the show, and interviews TWIVA host David Bailey. We get an in depth look into his background and life outside of the show. Click Here to watch.
Episode 42: Virginia’s Mental Health Crisis
David and Angel host Anna Mendez, Executive Director of Partner for Mental Health, to discuss the many support options for Virginian’s dealing with mental health issues. Click Here to watch.
Episode 41: Passenger Rail in Virginia
David and Angel host Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, to discuss the future of public transportation in Virginia. Click Here to watch.
Episode 40: Joint Commission on Technology and Science
David and Angel host Delegate Cliff Hayes to discuss the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. Click Here to watch.
Episode 39: Is the Soul of America in Danger?
David and Angel host Dr. Lewis Brogdon, Director of the Institute for Black Church Studies to discuss the path towards understanding and improving race relations in today’s social climate. Click Here to watch.
Episode 38: Chief of the Virginia Division of Capitol Police
David and Angel host Colonel Anthony S. Pike to discuss his many years heading Virginia’s Capitol Police, as well as the outlook of Capitol Square as COVID-19 restrictions continue to lighten. Click Here to watch.
Episode 37: VIG Oral History Project
David and Angel host seven members of Virginians for Integrity in Government to discuss their oral history project. Virginians for Integrity in Government (VIG) has begun an effort to develop an oral history of former members of the Virginia General Assembly. The focus will be on those members who served in the 1970’s and 1980’s and moving forward. Click Here to watch.
Episode 36: Virginia African Diaspora Committee
David and Angel host 4 members of the Virginia African Diaspora Committee to discuss the impact of their organization and their experience and Virginians of African descent. Click Here to watch.
Episode 35: Meet Sen. Travis Hackworth
David and Angel host Senator Travis Hackworth to discuss his roots in SWVA and serving his constituents. Click Here to watch.
Episode 34: Delegate Cia Price Reflects on Recent Legislation
David and Angel host Virginia House of Delegates member Marcia “Cia” Price to discuss her recent legislation and outlook on the upcoming special session. Click Here to watch.
Episode 33: Where Do You Get Your State Government News?
David and Angel host six Virginia experts on publications to discuss different avenues people can take to stay informed. Click Here to watch.
Episode 32: Division of Legislative Services
David and Angel host Acting Director of the VA Division of Legislative Services, Amigo Wade, to discuss the role of his division in Virginia legislation. Click Here to watch.
Episode 31: Virginia Board Appointments
David and Angel host two top officials from the Virginia Board Appointments, to discuss the many ways to get involved with government committees and state boards. Click Here to watch.
Episode 30: Ranked Choice Voting
David and Angel host Delegate Sally Hudson, Director of Elections for Arlington General Registrar, Gretchen Reinemeyer, and President of Virginia FREE, Chris Saxman to discuss the future impact of “Ranked Choice Voting.” Click Here to watch.
Episode 29: Accountability & Changing the Culture
David Bailey and Angel Minor host Delegate Lamont Bagby and Delegate Jeffrey Bourne to discuss the continued fight against racial injustice. Click Here to watch.
Episode 28: Delegate Kathy Tran
David Bailey and Angel Minor host Delegate Kathy Tran to discuss her role in the Virginia House of Delegates, the struggle of the Asian-American community, and much more. Click Here to watch.
Episode 27: Virginia FREE & Virginia Politics
David Bailey and Angel Minor host President of Virginia FREE, and former member of the VA House of Delegates, Chris Saxman. Click Here to watch.
Episode 26: Clyde Cristman of DCR
David Bailey and Angel Minor host the Director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Clyde Cristman. Click Here to watch.
Episode 25: Virginia Sen. Boysko and Sen. Hashmi
David Bailey and Angel Minor host Senator Jennifer Boysko and Senator Ghazala Hashmi to discuss their legislation during this year’s General Assembly session. Click Here to watch.
Episode 24: Dr. Quentin Kidd & CNU Wason Center
David Bailey and Angel Minor host Dr. Quentin Kidd to discuss the impact of Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Civic Leadership, as well as his expertise in polling. Click Here to watch.
Episode 23: Capital Punishment
David Bailey and Angel Minor host Delegate Mike Mullin and Senator Scott Surovell to discuss their controversial bills that abolish the death penalty in Virginia. Click Here to watch.
Episode 22: Senator Adam Ebbin
David and Angel host Sen. Adam Ebbin to discuss his marijuana decriminalization bill, among other legislation moving forward, as the General Assembly continues into special session. Click Here to watch.
Episode 21: Virginia School Counselor Association
David Bailey and Angel Minor host Lila Hiltz and Brett Welch, school counselors and Advocacy Co-Chairs for the Virginia School Counselor Association, to discuss National School Counseling Week. Click Here to watch.
Episode 20: Racism as a Public Health Crisis
David hosts Delegate Lashrecse Aird to discuss her proposed bill HJR537 and the impact of racism in society and public health. Click Here to watch.
Episode 19: Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg
David hosts Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg, representing Henrico in the 72nd District, to discuss the Virginia Voting Rights Act and other election legislation. Click Here to watch.
Episode 18: Legislative Staffers
David hosts three legislative staff members, Meg Graham, Julia Chun, and Lily Franklin, to discuss the importance of staying informed and involved in state lawmaking. Click Here to watch.
Episode 16: Megan Rhyne
David hosts the Executive Director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, Megan Rhyne, to discuss the impact the organization has had on local government. Click Here to watch.
Episode 15: Senate Page Program
David sits down with the director of the Virginia Senate Page program, along with 3 alumni of the program, to discuss their experience and volunteering opportunities. Click Here to watch.
Episode 14: VCU Capital News Service
David hosts two professors and three students from VCU’s Capital News Service Program. Click Here to watch.
Episode 13: Lobbyist in a Box
David sits down with Diane Seaborn of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS) to learn how to navigate the Virginia Legislative Information Services (LIS) website. Click Here to watch.
Episode 12: Senator Scott Surovell
This Week in Virginia intern, Angel Minor, interviews her senator, Scott Surovell, about his experience working in the Virginia legislature. Click Here to watch.
Episode 11: 2020 Education Issues
David discusses the impact of COVID-19 and the political climate on Virginia education with Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni. Click Here to watch.
Episode 10: COVID-19 in the Commonwealth
David hosts Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Daniel Carey. Click Here to watch.
Episode 9: Building a Safer, More Resilient Virginia
David hosts Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran. Click Here to watch.
Episode 8: Tazewell County Mask-Up Campaign
David hosts Tazewell County officials, AJ Robinson, Charlie Stacy, and Mike Hymes, to discuss their Mask-Up campaign to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Click Here to watch.
Episode 7: Virginia Presidential, U.S. Senate, and Redistricting Amendment polls
David hosts Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo and Tom Kramer, the Research Director and Executive Director of the Wason Center for Civic Leadership at Christopher Newport University. Click Here to watch.
Episode 6: New School Food Law
David hosts two members of the Virginia House of Delegates, Delegate Danica Roem and Delegate Delores McQuinn. Click Here to watch.
Episode 5: Delegate Bagby and Delegate Rasoul
This episode features Delegate Bagby, who gives a Special Session update, and Delegate Rasoul, who discusses his personal COVID-19 experience and his approach to writing legislation. Click Here to watch.
Epsiode 4: Constituent Communications
David hosts two members of the House of Delegates, Delegate Carrie Coyner and Delegate Paul Krizek. Click Here to watch.
Epsiode 3: Bobby Vassar and Delegate Lashrecse Aird
Bobby Vassar and Delegate Lashrecse Aird discuss the implications of the Constitutional amendment regarding redistricting. Click Here to watch.
Episode 2: Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne, Jr.
Aubrey Layne, Secretary of Finance, provides an update on Virginia’s budget. Click Here to watch.
Episode 1: Directors of Elections
David talks with past and current Presidents of the Voter Registration Association of Virginia, Walt Latham and Allison Robbins, about the upcoming election and changes to voter registration. Click Here to watch.