NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Can Dems Stave Off A GOP Senate Takeover On Election Day?


Rick Klein, Political Director for ABC News, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to analyze the political landscape in the final weekend before the 2014 midterm elections and discussed how vital minority votes are for the Democratic party to hold onto the Senate.

Klein said, “… if the Obama coalition of voters, young voters, African American voters, Latino voters, Asian voters show up in the same kind of numbers they did the last time, Democrats hold the Senate.” Klein went on to say “… if they sit this one out, they lose. So you need those voters. It’s hard to see how you patch together a win if you don’t.”

Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (J. Hogan Gidley, Kim Keenan and Paris Dennard) discussed the latest poll numbers, GOP attempts to bar voters from the polls and what to expect from this year’s midterm elections.

With just four days left until the pivotal midterm elections, have Democrats crafted a compelling enough narrative to get their base and the Obama voters to the polls to cast their ballots. Do you think Republicans have the wind at their backs and are on their way to taking over the Senate on Election Day?

Actress Debbi Morgan, from All My Childrenand Starz “Power,” joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share her personal triumph over domestic violence and talk about her one-woman stage play, “The Monkey On My Back.”

The Monkey On My Back” is also the name of Morgan’s book which is a personal memoir detailing three generations of women growing up and living with domestic violence. Morgan said, “I have been acting since I was 16 years old and it actually served me quite well because I could use all of my acting skills to hide behind this mask. I was always smiling, acting like I was happy and full of joy and I was hiding behind this mask with so much insecurity, humiliation, pain, fear.”

NewsOne Now’s” audio operator, Tim Canalichio  traveled to a local renaissance festival in search of African Americans and the reasons why Black folks don’t patronize such events in the premiere installment of our new segment, “White-ish.”


All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.