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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jul 29, 2019

Russell Hanser is a Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK), a law firm based in Washington, D.C., where he works in telecommunications and state regulatory affairs. Russell describes his career path including his time as a law clerk, working at the FCC, and for large law firms with policy niches.

  • Russell was...

Jul 22, 2019

Abby Watson is the Head of Government Affairs for Siemens Gamesa, managing the company's state and federal policy agenda across North America. Siemens Gamesa is an international renewable energy company based in Spain. Abby chats about wind energy, lobbying, responding to RFPs, and the differences between east coast and...

Jul 15, 2019

Matthew Hussey is the Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Ericsson, a multinational network and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with over 90,000 employees. Matthew has a background in engineering, the legislative process, and advocacy.

  • Matthew obtained his bachelor’s...

Jul 8, 2019

Alex Johnson is the President of InState Partners, a firm that helps businesses expand their operations into new states as well as introduce and promote innovation within government. Since 1999, InState Partners has impacted legislation and government contracts for their clients throughout the country. 

  • He received his...

Jul 1, 2019

Jim Coon is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Advocacy for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association representing over 340,000 members. Jim has a unique resume with extensive experience working in Congress and in the aviation field.

  • Jim was raised in Virginia.
  • He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic...