INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Price and Robinson discuss the decision of Sinema to leave the Democratic Party.
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) recently announced that she was leaving the Democratic party and would from henceforth identify as an independent. As for what that means for the balance of power in the United States Senate, Sinema wouldn’t answer that directly, but all signs point to her choosing to caucus with the Democrats thus allowing them to still maintain a one seat advantage. Many on the left including congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders applauded her decision as they believe it will allow them the chance to elect a more progressive senator in her place. Entertainment executive, producer and lawyer Warren D. Robinson says not so fast to that line of thinking, “I think it was a very smart move on her part because she was definitely going to face a tough primary that she may have lost.” Says Robinson, “I think she has actually made it harder, if not impossible, for a more progressive democrat to win that seat now; Arizona is a swing state that has more registered Republicans and Independents than they do Democrats and unlike a progressive challenger Sinema can draw from all three.” Robinson makes the point that not only will Arizona voters have to decide who to back, so will the national Democratic party. In the end, however, he thinks Sinema’s reelection may ultimately come down to Republicans. “The key question is who do Republicans nominate.” Robinson says, “If they come out of the primaries with a far right candidate, much like they did this cycle, Sinema is moderate enough to garner a significant amount of moderate republican votes especially in the suburbs around Phoenix; However if republicans come out with a more moderate candidate of their own then Sinema and her Democratic challenger may split the democratic votes and give this seat back to the Republicans which is why the national party has a tough decision to make here as well. Either way, this was a very Savvy move from Senator Sinema.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE