Media Coverage of SMART ALEC

Atlanta Progressive News (May 10, 2016)

Atlanta, Georgia

APN Editor Co-Launches SMART ALEC, a Progressive Policy Think Tank


Jiggy Jaguar show, KJAG Radio, syndicated (May 23, 2016, 1:35-1:50 p.m. PST)



L.A. Steel Show, podcast, Blog Talk Radio (May 25, 2016, 5:30-5:50 p.m. PST)


The Monitor with Mark Bebawi, KPFT 90.1, Pacifica Radio (May 30, 2016, 5:35-6:00 p.m. PST)

Houston, Texas


The Peter Collins Show, podcast (May 31, 2016, 12:05-12:45 p.m. PST)

(subscription-only – audio click for preview) (May 31, 2016)

SMART ALEC, Lobbying for Good

By Joan Brunwasser–Lobbying-for-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Activism_Alec-Legislators_Homelessness_Homelessness-160531-687.html (June 02, 2016)

Introducing SMART ALEC – An Alternative to the Spin


Declare Your Liberty with Ernest Hancock, podcast, appearing on Freedom Phoenix and Liberty Radio Network (June 03, 2016, 8-9 a.m. PST) 


Huffington Post (June 07, 2016)

Progressives Need SMART ALEC Approach to Policies

By Lance Simmens


WAOK Radio / CBS Radio Atlanta 1380 AM, with Robert Patillo (June 10, 2016, apx. 9:10 – 9:25 a.m., EST)

Atlanta, Georgia


KBOO Radio 90.7 FM, with Kathleen Stepenson (June 10, 2016, 9:30 – 10am PST)

Portland, Oregon


SiriusXM Progress 127, with Ari Ravin-Havt (June 17, 2016, 7:30 – 7:45am EST)


Daily Caller (June 20, 2016)

By Evan Gahr


WPKN Radio 89.5 FM, “Counterpoint” with Scott Harris (June 20, 2016, 8:30 – 9:00pm EST)

Bridgeport, Connecticut


John Fredericks Show (syndicated) – WHTK AM 1650 in Hampton Roads, WNTW AM 820 in Richmond and Central Virginia and WBRG 104.5 FM, 106.7 FM, 96.9 FM and Supertalk AM 1050 in Roanoke, Salem, Lynchburg, Lexington, Charlottesville, Farmville and Danville(June 20, 2016, 9:05a.m. EST)



Fulton County Daily Report (June 23, 2016) – Online and Print

Conservative ALEC Demands Progressive SMART ALEC ‘Cease and Desist’

By Greg Land

Fulton County, Georgia


Huffington Post (June 24, 2016)


Atlanta Progressive News (June 26, 2016)

Atlanta, Georgia

Koch-Funded ALEC Threatens SMART ALEC with Lawsuit


Creative Loafing Atlanta (June 27, 2016)

Atlanta, Georgia

“First Slice: 06/27/16”

By Thomas Wheatley


Daily Caller (June 27, 2016)

EXCLUSIVE: Lefty SMART ALEC Dares ALEC To Sue For Trademark Infringement

By Evan Gahr


Inter-Press Service (June 28, 2016)

Why I Started SMART ALEC – Lobbying for the Public Good

By Matthew Charles Cardinale


Solartopia – with Harvey Wasserman (June 30, 2016)


Sirius XM – Channel 126 Urban View – “Inside the Issues” with Wilmer Leon (July 02, 2016)


TruthDig (July 02, 2016)

Truthdigger of the Week: Matthew Cardinale, Affordable Housing Advocate and Foe of Corporate Lobbyists

By Emma Niles


KAHI-AM 950 Radio, Foothills of Northern California, “Poppoff” with Mary Jane Popp, 1 p.m. PST (July 07, 2016)


KPFK Radio, “Politics or pedagogy?” show with John Cromshow, (July 25, 2016, 2:00p.m., PST) 

90.7 FM Los Angeles, California; 98.7 FM Santa Barbara; 93.7 FM San Diego; 99.5 Ridgecrest.


Huffington Post (July 29, 2016)

SMART ALEC Founder Refuses to Cease and Desist

By Judy Frankel


Louisiana Weekly (August 01, 2016) – Online and Print

Housing Advocates Push for Affordability Study

By Della Hasselle


The Jeff Santos Show, Free Speech TV (August 02, 2016)


The Bev Smith Show, Syndicated – (August 09, 2016, 8:45 p.m. EST – 9:45 p.m. EST)

WAOK 1380 AM Atlanta, Georgia; WURD 900 AM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1450 AM News Talk WOL Washington, D.C.; KJMC 89.3 FM Des Moines, Iowa; also Baltimore, Maryland; markets in North and South Carolina.


Waking Up in America with Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard, Syndicated – (August 20, 2016, 6:00 a.m. PST – 7:00 a.m. PST)

Live on KTBL 1050 AM Metropolitan Albuquerque, New Mexico

Replay on Totally Gospel 100.3 FM Metropolitan Buffalo, New York; 1120 AM Western New York and Southern Ontario Canada


New Orleans Planning Study Recommends Atlanta Housing Ordinance be Adopted

Atlanta Progressive News, Atlanta, Georgia (August 20, 2o16) 


Interview on “Living Arts” with Michael Woodson (August 25, 2016, 6 p.m.)

KPFT, Houston, Texas


Atlanta Affordable Housing Law Gaining Ground In Other Cities

WABE radio, National Public Radio station, Atlanta, Georgia (August 30, 2016)


Interview on Alan Nathan Show podcast (Libertarian view) (August 31, 2016, 1:21-1:30pm EST)


Interview on “8 o’clock buzz” with Jonathan Zarov.  WORT-FM 89.9, Madison, Wisconsin.  (September 09, 2016) 


Multnomah County Must Do More to Address Housing Crisis

OP-ED in Street Roots Magazine (September 09, 2016 Weekly Print Issue)

By SMART ALEC CEO Matthew Charles Cardinale


Interview on “Night Call” with Peter Werbe.  WRIF-FM 101, Detroit, Michagin. (September 11, 2016)

Interview starts at 2:13:51.


Interview on the Mike Malloy Show.  (September 15, 2016, 9 p.m. EST)

Podcast on Progressive Voices Network.


Interview on “Alternative Perspectives” with Betty Couvertier.  WRFG-FM 89.3.  Atlanta Georgia.  (September 20, 2016, 7-8 p.m. EST)


Interview on “Out of the Bag” with Catherine Watters.  People’s Internet Radio.  (September 28, 2016, 7-7:30 p.m. EST)


Interview on Susan Brender Show (October 04, 2016)


Interview on L.A. Steele Show, Blog Talk Radio (October 05, 2016)


Interview of State of Belief radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy (October 08, 2016)