MINNEAPOLIS — Around the country, growing tensions over political ideology and the direction the United States is headed in has led to an increase in protests, violence, and general angst.
However, a radio show on KTLK is looking to bridge the gap between Republican and Democrat, left and right.
The Black Republican Black Democrat show started in January 2017, two hours after the Sue Jeffers show on Saturday evenings.
Alpha News Senior Editor Preya Samsundar was initially brought onto the show in late February by hosts Jamar Nelson and Don Allen as a “roving reporter” for the show to provide a news segment.
When Allen left the show in June, Samsundar stepped up to fill-in and serve as co-host in the interim.
In mid-July, it was officially announced that Samsundar would become the permanent co-host of the show.
“It’s an honor to be the new co-host of Black Republican Black Democrat,” Samsundar said. “It is a great opportunity for Jamar [Nelson] and I to engage with each other, our guests, and listeners to hear the various opinions that exists within our community.”
The show has grown in its time on the air – talking with personalities such as former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards and MSNBC contributor Raul Reyes.
“It’s an absolute honor to have Preya [Samsundar] as an addition to the show,” Nelson told Alpha News. “While she may not be the Black Republican, she keeps me in line with her subjective views.
Black Republican Black Democrat is on Saturdays at 6 p.m. You can find the show on TwinCitiesNewsTalk.com, 1130 AM, 103.5 FM, or you can follow and listen live on the iHeartRadio app, available on iTunes and Google Play.