The Voice of Reason

Ted Durden


Ted Durden was born and raised in North Carolina and moved to Southern California in 1978. He is the youngest of six siblings and father to five. He has been working in the realm of workers’ compensation for the last 27 years, having represented injured workers, employers/insurance carriers, and most recently medical providers.  Ted is a registered Democrat with a decidedly conservative tilt. While he considers himself party faithful, he is not policy loyal, often disagreeing with his more liberal peers on how much influence the federal government should have on our daily lives. He does not believe it is the responsibility of the federal government to solve all of our ills.

Ted also believes that regardless of the political affiliation of the person who sits in the seat of power of the White House, one should pray for his or her success, because at the end of the day, She/he is OUR president. He is also a firm believer in personal responsibility and believes a man or woman’s future is crafted by his or her hands and should be the result of hard work, not handouts. Ted believes in civil and respectful discourse with political opponents, especially in areas of disagreement. He does not believe in the politics of fear, divisiveness, or class. With Steve’s support, Ted started the Voice of Reason, a podcast aimed at bringing subject matters to an ever-widening listening audience that are interesting, thought provoking, provocative, and political. Since the inception of the Voice of Reason, Ted has now been joined by Mark Reed, a politically savvy Republican candidate who has brought his own view of politics to the table.

Mark Reed


Mark Reed, is a Congressional candidate challenging incumbent Congressman Brad Sherman in the 30th Congressional District of California.  Mark is endorsed by over a hundred national, state and local elected officials and leaders. As a Native Californian, Mark truly cares about what happens to Californians, both locally, statewide and nationally.  He was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from El Camino Real High School in 1975. Mark believes in a strong education so he went on to study Architectural Drafting at Pierce Jr. College. After graduating, Mark married his childhood sweetheart, Nina. He is a dedicated family man with three adult children and 10 beautiful grandchildren.

Mark is also a successful actor, small businessman and rancher who has worked in Business Management his whole career. Mark bought his first company at age 26 and then opened a small retail store. He sold both and bought out his second company at age 32. Mark has sat on the Board of Directors of several companies, chaired many National Committees and served on the Board of Directors of the CAB at KCET. Because of Mark’s Native American heritage, he was elected as the National Representative for American Indians, dealing with the national issues concerning Indians in Media and diversity contracts with the Entertainment Industry Networks and Studios. More than anything, Mark is passionate about his state and about his country.  He has testified several times about vertical integration and consolidation of our media to the Federal Communications Commission.

Mark says; “These actions by media is destroying our ability to receive un-bias reporting of what is happening today in our country.” Along with that, Mark has been actively involved in the Veterans’ efforts to save the VA Sepulveda and West Los Angeles Medical Centers from encroachment by private sector developers (profit and non-profit) and Mark believes that Veteran’s should always come first and the land VA Hospitals sit on is sacred. Mark Reed believes in small government that is truly in tune with the citizens he represents and wholeheartedly feels those who are in government now are no longer in touch with the “everyday Joe”.  Mark Reed is the change California needs.

Show Time: 
Thursday 7:00PM - 7:59PM
Show Description: 

A Democrat from the south and a  Republican from the west get together each week to talk about the issues that affect us Americans.

Show Archives

October 2019


September 2019


August 2019


We discuss the Los Angeles City Council race in the West San Fernando Valley CD12. We also discussed President Trump’s tweets and public statements.

July 2019


We have special guest Lachlan Westfall a self proclaimed Liberal to discuss a variety of topics, minimum wage, immigration, border security and other hot topics.


We have special guest Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan to discuss many topics including President Trump.


We have a lively discussion on Racism in America and the political weaponizing of Racism.