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Plain Talk is a podcast hosted by blogger and columnist Rob Port focusing on political news and current events in North Dakota. Host Rob Port writes SayAnythingBlog.com, North Dakota’s most popular and influential political blog, and is a columnist for the Forum News Service published in papers including the Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Jamestown Sun, Minot Daily News, and the Dickinson Press.

Plain Talk is a podcast hosted by blogger and columnist Rob Port focusing on political news and current events in North Dakota. Host Rob Port writes SayAnythingBlog.com, North Dakota’s most popular and influential political blog, and is a columnist for the Forum News Service published in papers including the Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Jamestown Sun, Minot Daily News, and the Dickinson Press.
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Plain Talk is a podcast hosted by blogger and columnist Rob Port focusing on political news and current events in North Dakota. Host Rob Port writes SayAnythingBlog.com, North Dakota’s most popular and influential political blog, and is a columnist for the Forum News Service published in papers including the Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Jamestown Sun, Minot Daily News, and the Dickinson Press.

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Episodes

Ep. 122: The politician who actually lowered insurance rates

10/17/2019
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North Dakotans who get their insurance through the individual market place will enjoy premiums next year which are, on average, about 20 percent lower. That's thanks in no small part to Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread. He talks about his campaign for re-election, and what he'd like to accomplish next in his office. This episode brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:25:42

Ep. 121: Auditor says things "cordial" with Governor Burgum

10/15/2019
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North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion announced his re-election plans and says things are "cordial" with his fellow Republican, Governor Doug Burgum, despite the latter snubbing the former's campaign announcement. This episode is brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:19:13

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 10-14-19 Do We Need Cops In Schools?

10/14/2019
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Rob and Jay discuss a recent ACLU report suggesting we need fewer cops in schools and more counselors.

Duration:00:39:05

Ep. 120: North Dakota ACLU Talks Cash Bail, Cops In School

10/14/2019
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Dane DeKrey of the North Dakota ACLU talks about his group's desire to see cash bail ended in the state. He also talks about the group's recent report on the use of cops in schools. This episode brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:23:54

Ep. 119: Prosperity has left us feeling empty

10/8/2019
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Americans at living at historically high levels of prosperity, but we also see increasing rates of problems with things like anxiety. Why? Clay Routledge, a professor of psychology and behavioral science researcher from North Dakota State University, discusses ahead of an October 14 presentation he'll be making at the Cato Institute. Details: https://www.cato.org/events/search-for-meaning-in-age-of-abundance This episode brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:25:06

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 10-07-19

10/7/2019
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Rob and Jay talk about Trump's polling in North Dakota, the upcoming Yankees/Twins game, and why Americans are so sad amid so much prosperity.

Duration:00:23:31

Ep. 118: "We'll be a mining superpower"

10/1/2019
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Steven More, economic advisor to President Donald Trump, says on this episode that we need to let the American mining sector compete better globally. This episode of Plain Talk is brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:14:09

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 09-30-19

9/30/2019
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Rob and Jay talk about how Rob makes everybody mad.

Duration:00:39:39

Ep. 117: Armstrong says impeach push is "wasted time"

9/27/2019
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"I can't tell you how much time we've wasted on this," Congressman Kelly Armstrong says of the latest push from Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump. This episode brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:23:12

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 09-23-19

9/23/2019
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Rob, the glinty-eyed capitalist, and Jay talk about the controversy over a company buying up mobile home parks. Also, as the cost of the farmer bailouts surpass the cost of the auto bailouts, were they worth it?

Duration:00:22:41

Ep. 116: Senator Cramer says he believes Iran was behind Saudi attack

9/18/2019
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Senator Kevin Cramer talks about how the world better weathered the attacks on Saudi oil production thanks to America's energy renaissance. He also says he believes Iran was behind the attacks, but the question of how the U.S. should respond doesn't have an easy answer. This episode of Plain Talk brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of ND.

Duration:00:31:49

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 09-09-19

9/9/2019
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Can the North Dakota Ethics Commission regulate the speech of elected officials? Rob and Jay Thomas discuss.

Duration:00:22:30

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 09-03-19

9/3/2019
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Rob joins Jay Thomas on WDAY AM970 to talk about Walmart's changing gun policies.

Duration:00:21:24

Ep. 115: Senator Cramer says border wall has made life easier for customs agents

8/29/2019
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Senator Kevin Cramer takes questions from listeners and talks about his recent visit to the southern border with Mexico. This episode of Plain Talk is brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:23:12

Ep. 114: CEO Says Oil Refinery Will Put Out Less Pollution Than National Park

8/27/2019
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Bill Prentice is the CEO of Meridian Energy, the company behind the construction of the Davis Refinery in western North Dakota. He says the new refinery will be so clean it will put out less pollution than the cars visiting nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park. He talks about the political and legal struggle to build the refinery. This episode of Plain Talk brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:17:34

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 08-26-19

8/26/2019
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Rob and Jay discuss the cost to taxpayers and students of North Dakota State University Athletics. Also, lawmakers want ideas on how to spend the state's Legacy Funds, what would be the best way?

Duration:00:22:42

Ep. 113: Cramer Decries "Pervasive Antisemitism" In Democratic Party

8/22/2019
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Senator Kevin Cramer takes listener questions, and discusses what he sees as antisemitism among Democrats, the economy, and the budget. This episode brought to you by Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:39:10

Bonus Audio: Jay Thomas Show 08-12-19

8/12/2019
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Audio from the Jay Thomas Show, with Jay and Rob discussing Jeffrey Epstein, mass shootings, gun control, and red flag legislation.

Duration:00:41:39

Ep. 112: Burgum pollster talks 2020, new ND ACLU director talks outreach

8/9/2019
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Dane DeKrey, the new leader of the ACLU in North Dakota, says he'd like to see if he can find some common ground with conservatives. Also Chip Englander, pollster for Governor Doug Burgum's campaign, talks about the 2020 race. This episode of Plain Talk is brought to you by EnergyofNorthDakota.com and Americans for Prosperity of North Dakota.

Duration:00:33:24

Ep. 111: Democrats hate what North Dakota does

8/8/2019
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How can Democrats ever hope to win over rural, red state America when their supposedly moderate presidential front runner says he wants to eliminate fossil fuels? Which are important in all kinds of ways for both North Dakota, specifically, and rural American generally? Also Jodi Beauchene's friend was murdered in Fargo recently. Charges are pending in the case, but while they do she says some changes need to be made to North Dakota's domestic violence laws. This episode is brought to you...

Duration:00:26:24