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PDA endorsed candidate Rob Zerban is challenging Paul Ryan for the second time. Rob is a savvy businessman and solid progressive running on a Medicare for All, Jobs for All populist platform. Rob is ready to represent the working people of his district and return power to the people.
Rob embraced hard work and perseverance, learning that community and government can be a partner in creating the American Dream.
Since Rob sold his last business in 2008, he has dedicated his life to public service. He has gone door-to-door educating the public about preserving the wonderful natural resource that is the Great Lakes. He served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Rob was elected to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors from 2008-2012.
Rob is a job creator, an innovator, and a pragmatist. He understands that he was able to succeed because his community and government were there for him and his family when he needed it.
He was raised in a single parent household where his mother worked outside of the home to keep a roof over his head.
With the help of Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, Rob attended the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York, a prestigious culinary school where he was trained as a chef and in restaurant business management.
After several years of direct service and managerial experience, Rob went on to create two small businesses. Together, his businesses employed 45 people and made sure they had family sustaining wages, excellent benefits, and the best healthcare. Rob understood that taking care of his employees and never taking for granted their hard work helped his companies thrive.
Rob is committed to protecting and building programs so future generations can continue to achieve and live the American Dream.
On this epsideo of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin
Candidate for the 11st State Senate District, Dan Kilkenny (D), stopped in to talk about his campaign and record of public service, the importance of having a large family, and how the state of Wisconsin needs to do better in helping small business and start ups.
Director of the upcoming production of The 39 Steps, a Monty Python-like take on Alfred Hitchcock's work, UW-Rock County Professor Zac Curtis and one of the stars of the show, Tayla Anderson, stopped in to talk about the organized mayhem of the show where 6 actors play 47 roles.
Rob Zerban who is running for US Congress against Janesville's own Paul Ryan, called in to talk about challenge of taking on the established Republicans and how this campaign is different from two years ago. Rob shared his personal story and how it would influence the job he would do if elected to Congress.
Janet Zimborski is a local naturopathic medicine practitioner. She stopped in to talk about her business and Facebook page "Sense of Harmony", and gave tips and suggestions to listeners on recognizing the need for a naturopathic approach.
Rob Zerban is running against Paul Ryan for the 1st CD seat in the US House of Representatives. I will be playing a recorded interview of Rob as he talks about where he stands on healthcare, job creation, gas prices, and anything else that might come up. Learn more about the man who will beat Ryan in the fall! We will also be talking to Rep.Janet Bewley about the Voter ID bill that passed on Thursday. And, Scott Wittkopf, writter of Bdgrdemocracy will be here to discuss some new bills that showed up on Thursdsay. As always, will talk about the Bill of the Week, our Weekly News Roundup and more. And of course your calls! 310-742-1896
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Civil Discourse is a locally run Progressive Radio Show which is hosted by former State Senator Peter Bear and Eric Brant.
Peter and Eric connect the dots from historical events to current issues in an effort to correctly predict the outcomes. They lay out current events, expand on the issues, and blend facts with their own take on the subject matter.
This show aims to easily and accurately break down complex political situations for working America.
Great show this week! Rob Zerban joins us at 11:00 to discuss his run in the Democratic Primary for Paul Ryan's seat. At 11:30, Rob's primary opponent, Amar Kaleka, joins us to discuss his run in the primary. What seperates these candidates from each other and from Paul Ryan? Be sure to check out this week's episode of Civil Discourse to compare and contrast both Democratic candidates for Wisconsin's first Congressional District!
Guest - Rob Zerban
Contact Rob's office to volunteer at (262)564-6920
Congressman Paul Ryan is vulnerable in November's election. One year ago it would not have seemed possible; with Ryan being the darling of the corporate conservatives, and powerful chair of the House Budget Committee.
Things have changed in the 1st Congressional District. Rob Zerban has stepped up to challenge Ryan, and the race has become very interesting - as Ryan's fiscal policies, budget decisions, and financial interests make him vulnerable. The publicity surrounding the nuns' bus tour is a clear demonstration of Ryan's conflicts and hypocrisy.
Candidate Rob Zerban will be on to discuss this Congressional race.
I will start off the show with Yuri Rashkin from Defend Wisconsin News Round-Up. After Yuri, I will have Rob Zerban, who is running against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st CD. Then I will have Enda Kunkel and Michele Doolan on to talk about the We are Women march going in this Saturday in Madison. I will start off the second hour with Lisa Graves from The Center for Media and Democracy. We will be discussing ALEC and the MacIver Institute. After Lisa will be mayor Tom Barrett, who is running for Governor in the Recall Election. I will end the show with Kelley Albrecht from Politiscoop and we will be discussing the updates in the Bo Morrison case. It all starts at 9am. The call in numbers are 877-497-1797 or 310-742-1896.
Rob Zerban will be on first discussing jobs and how to get jobs back into the 1st CD. I will be talking with Scot Ross from One Wisconsin Now about what is his organization, what they have done, where there are going, and some of the reason they are here. After that will be my podcast of when I visited Occupy Chicago followed by an update from Mark Banks. I'll finish up the show talking to the Wisconsin Contingent that is at Occupy DC and occupy Boston! Plus I'll will have Yuri Rashkin with the Defend Wisconsin Weekly News Round-Up and possibly Frank Koehn with news From Up North. Live call in number is 310-742-1896 or toll free at 877-497-1797. It all starts 9am this Friday!
I will start off this week with Yuri Rashkin from Defend Wisconsin News Round-Up. We will talk about the main stories from the last 2 weeks in Wisconsin. Following Yuri, I will have Rob Zerban, who is running against Paul Ryan in the 1st Congressional District. After Rob Zerban, I will have Scott Wittkopf from Badger Democracy on to talk about the Beer and Brats meeting with Governor Walker. After that we will have a recap on the recall elections. At the top of the second hour, I will have Matt Rothschild from the Progressive Magazine who will go in depth and cover the ins and outs of the recall elections. I will then finish out theshow with Zach W from Blogging Blue. The first half of thediscussion will be the recap on the recalls. Then I will finish out the talk with a story Blogging Blue has been covering. All starts at 9am Friday! The call in numbers are 877-497-1797 or 310-742-1896.
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