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Bourbon in The Back Room

Vincent Sheheen and Joel Lourie

An inside look at politics with Senators Sheheen and Lourie. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the important, fun, and sometimes weird world of South Carolina Politics. Learn how the laws that impact your life every day get made and find a unique perspective on connections around the state!
Episodes
Midterm Elections RECAP, S.C.'s Legislative Future, and a look at 2024 Elections - With Will Folks of FITS NewsNovember 23, 2022 Episode artwork Saving Education, Changing Political Landscapes, and How to Rally People Together - with Governor Dick Riley and Terry PetersonNovember 09, 2022 Episode artwork Sky High Tuition, Board Troubles, and How to Run a Public University - with Dr. Harris Pastides, USC President EmeritusOctober 27, 2022 Episode artwork Children's Advocacy, Gun Violence, Healthcare, and a Path into Politics - With Dr. Annie Andrews (D)October 12, 2022 Episode artwork The Real Abortion Debate - With Senator Margie Bright Matthews (D) and Senator Tom Davis (R)September 26, 2022 Episode artwork I.S. LEEVY JOHNSON - How to Fix Voting, The Branding of Divisiveness, and South Carolina's Progressive Generation August 31, 2022 Episode artwork The Upcoming Special Session, Reforming Foster Care, and UofSC's Board Controversy - With Senator Katrina Shealy (R)August 24, 2022 Episode artwork How Democrats Can Win, What it Will Take to Turn SC Purple, and Behind the Scenes of Political Campaigns - With the Chair of the SC Democratic Party - Trav RobertsonAugust 10, 2022 Episode artwork The Truth about "Cancel Culture", An Inside Look at Political Rhetoric, and Wes's New Best Selling Book - With Political Consultant Wesley DonehueAugust 01, 2022 Episode artwork Local Government Compared to State, An S.C. Democrat on Abortion Bills, and The Lebanese Caucus - With Representative Seth RoseJuly 20, 2022 Episode artwork The Future of SC Abortion Law, Thoughtful Conservatism, and Slanderous Primary Races - With Representative Micah CaskeyJuly 06, 2022 Episode artwork 2022 Post Primary Breakdown - Winners, Losers, and a Look Toward General Elections - With Antjuan Seawright and Caitlin Byrd June 21, 2022 Episode artwork 2022 Primary Elections Deep Dive! Predictions, Preparation, and Press - With Guest Politics Reporter Meg KinnardJune 09, 2022 Episode artwork Prioritizing Constituents, Voting for What's Right, and Running for Re-Election - With Congressman Tom RiceMay 31, 2022 Episode artwork Building Political Bridges, How State Government is Changing, and When to Retire - With Speaker of the House Jay LucasMay 26, 2022 Episode artwork Sine Die, The Budget Debate, and Legislators Come Down for a Drink - Live from Bourbon! - 50th Episode Celebration!May 19, 2022 Episode artwork Marijuana Canceled!? - End of Session, The Budget, and Hate Crimes - with Senator Marlon KimpsonMay 11, 2022 Episode artwork Hate Crime Legislation, Clemson Drag Show Controversy, a New Speaker of the House, and a New Freedom Caucus - With Representative Beth BernsteinMay 04, 2022 Episode artwork Tuition, Teacher Pay, S.C. Panthers, and Why the Speaker of the House Resigned - with Representative Gary SimrillApril 27, 2022 Episode artwork The Death Penalty, Medical Marijuana, and UofSC's Floundering Board - LIVE! at the Capital Rotary ClubApril 19, 2022 Episode artwork Senator Sandy Senn - Winning a Swing District, Thinking Outside Your Party, and a Look at Controversial LegislationApril 12, 2022 Episode artwork Senator Greg Gregory - Political Fearlessness, Rational Gun Laws, and Caring for ConstituentsApril 05, 2022 Episode artwork Congressional Majority Whip Jim Clyburn - Civil Rights, South Carolina Political Power, and the Roots of Jim ClyburnMarch 29, 2022 Episode artwork Laurie Funderburk - Federal Appointments, SC Agriculture, and State Representation March 24, 2022 Episode artwork Rep. Russell Ott - Rural Representation - Farming, Horse Betting, and School FundingMarch 15, 2022 Episode artwork