Don’t be a #COVIDIOT

I must have recorded and re-recorded my first YouTube installment of Political Payne at least a dozen times. All respect to most YouTubers who make it look so easy, but I’ll admit, I struggled to find the right balance of news and opinion, the right tone to take, and the length and number of issuesContinue reading “Don’t be a #COVIDIOT”

Recent interview with Jeremy Wirth

A friend of mine since high school, Jeremy Wirth, a very talented photographer and videographer, began the Let It Grow podcast to connect people in our community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. He gave me a call and we had an extended interview with his cohost Rion Naus, where we talked about socialContinue reading “Recent interview with Jeremy Wirth”

Introducing “Political Payne”

Hello, dear reader, and welcome to a new endeavor, this website, and the show/blog “Political Payne.” I hope this website will serve as a hub for video and blog reporting and opinion by yours truly, Joe Payne, independent journalist from Santa Maria, California. It’s been a longtime coming, but I’m excited to share my perspectiveContinue reading “Introducing “Political Payne””