The Voice of Reason

Ted Durden

Bio: 

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

Bio: 

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
(PST)
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

December 2019

12/12/2019
12/05/2019

Tonight’s subjects; Civility in politics, Impeachment, The Gang of 14, Study shows you have to earn $204,855 to be happy in Los Angeles, Study shows 660 companies moving facilities out of California many moving to Texas, The CBP seizes thousands of fake ID’s from China headed to New York. #WeAreCD30

November 2019

11/21/2019

On The Voice of Reason Mark Reed has an exclusive interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr, on the eve of the 56 solemn anniversary of his Uncle’s assassination John F Kennedy. We will be covering a few subjects tonight.

11/14/2019
11/07/2019

The Voice of Reason,with Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden talking about this issues of the day. Our goal is to find the common bridges that lead to the right solutions to the problems we face as a nation and as a community. #WeAreCD30

We have Matt Pakucko here founder of Save Porter Ranch to discus the Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout.

10/31/2019

The Voice of Reason with Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden a Southern Democrat talking about the political issues of the day. Having a civil conversation about political subjects finding the things we have in common that would result in solutions to the problems we face as a nation and as a community.

Tonight we have the famous Daniel DiCriscio in studio who went through the Clinton impeachment ordeal. Daniel was the hair dresser for Paula Jones and became her spokesperson. His resume is long and successful. Tonight we get Daniel’s perspectives on the political issues of today, the impeachment of President Trump and many others. #WeAreCD30

October 2019

10/24/2019

The Voice of Reason with Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden a Southern Democrat discussing the issues of the day. We cover Jeffrey Epstein, the Democrat candidates for president, can a woman be a president, white privilege, the Syrian Kurd issues and several more.

Our special guest Karen Gonzalez joined us to talk about domestic violence and her organization. #WeAreCD30

10/17/2019

Tonight we have two fantastic quests on The Voice of Reason. With Mark Reed and Ted Durden.

Our first guest is Bruce Bialosky, a Beverly Hills CPA and columnist talking about the issues in California. We touched upon business, gas tax and property taxes. There are 41 States with lower property taxes and California wants to raise them once again.

Our next guest is Robert Alleva who fought with the YPG and SDF in Syria. We discussed President Trump’s withdrawal, the Kurds and the population there. A very fascinating conversation.

10/10/2019

We were honored to have the Consul General Dr. Hillel Newman of Israel on The Voice of Reason.
We discussed all things Middle East, Israel, Anti Semitic rhetoric. It was a fascinating conversation.

10/03/2019

Tonight The Voice of Reason will discuss the impeachment Ukraine scandal and the press coverage.

We have two special guest Nancy Hernandez and Kelly Browne, two moms who have suffered along with their children the fall out from the Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout.

The Voice of Reason hosted by Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden a Southern Democrat tackling the political subjects of the week with civil conversation. Something that is missing in politics today.

September 2019

09/26/2019

Tonight on The Voice of Reason we first talk about the new Ukraine whistleblower scandal. Is it real or is it truly another hoax?

Our special guest tonight is Jack Humphreville a City of Los Angeles Budget advocate, regular contributor to City Watch about the City’s budget policies and goals and DWP. We cover a variety of budget issues in Los Angeles.

The Voice of Reason is hosted by Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden a Southern Democrat. We embark on political conversation in a civil manner finding the commonality of the hard political subjects.

09/19/2019

Join us for an informative show dedicated to the Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout. Our special guest Dr. Jeffery Nordella will be discussing the short term and long term health issues created by the Blowout and there is a lot of confirmed issues.

The Voice of Reason is a show dedicated to civil conversation about the political issues of the day between Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden a Southern Democrat. The kind of conversation missing in today’s political arena.

09/12/2019

Tonight Ted and I will be speaking with two special guest about the hyper-sexualization of our children in and out of our schools.

09/05/2019

Great interview with my friend Councilman John Lee of CD12. Representing the North West San Fernando Valley.

Another great example of The Voice of Reason with Mark Reed a West Coast Republican and Ted Durden a Southern Democrat talking about the hard political topics without getting into a battle.

Councilman John Lee answers the tough questions on homelessness, partisan political positions, state politics and Aliso Canyon. Along with mental health care and drug rehabilitation. Councilman Lee came across as a sincere, intelligent, knowledgeable and caring city councilman.
Thank you Councilman John Lee.

August 2019

08/29/2019

Topics; Breaking news about new VA benefits; Rep. Omar’s affair with a married man, CHP overtime scandal, Kirsten Gillibrand leaves the race for president, commenting on institutional racism.

08/22/2019

Topics of this show include Patrick Bayne stepping down from his company OverStock because of political espionage, San Francisco going over board on PC names for criminals, Democrats threatens the Supreme Court, Congress wants to take actions against Israel for banning Rep Omar and Tlaib and several other topics.

08/15/2019

Subjects tonight; Republican John Lee wins CD12, The squad is rejected by Israel, California Anti Semitic curriculum, the Senate threatens the Supreme Court, Epstein’s death. and a Texas Congressman uses intimidation tactics.

08/08/2019

The Voice of Reason, Ted Durden and Mark Reed talk about the mass shootings and many other subjects. Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to listen to a Southern Democrat and a West Coast Republican talk about the issues facing our communities and Nation without the partisan ranker.

08/01/2019

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

07/25/2019

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.

07/18/2019

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

07/11/2019

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