Air Date: 10/07/2010
Panel members will be appearing live from Richmond, where they will be attending the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention upcoming on Oct. 8-9. With the theme, “The Constitution Still Matters,” the Convention will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and is sponsored by the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation, a statewide federation of local, non-partisan Tea Party and Patriot groups.
Panelists include Sonnie Johnson, President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of Virginia; Jamie Radtke, Chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation; and Larry O’Connor, Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.tv. The event will be hosted and moderated by corporate sponsor Andrew Badolato, the founder and CEO of the E3 Corporation, and Stephen Bannon, an award-winning filmmaker of such critically acclaimed movies as Generation Zeron ,Fire From the Heartland, and Battle for America. Complete panelist and moderator biographies appear below.
Sonnie Johnson is the President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of Virginia, a public policy and educational organization. Sonnie* holds a degree in communications.
Jamie Radtke – Chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation, She has been involved in grassroots activism for over 15 years. Jamie worked for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Chairman Helms and in Governor Allen’s administration. Jamie has also worked as Chief Strategist for various political campaigns. Jamie has spent the last 6 years challenging rogue Republicans who have chosen the expansion of government above the freedoms and rights of the people. Jamie Radtke has a Bachelors in Political Science from Liberty University and a Masters of Public Policy from The College of William & Mary.
Larry O’Connor is Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.tv. He is also a regular contributor to Big Hollywood, Big Government and Big Journalism. He has a nightly Internet radio program on *Blog Talk Radio<http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stage-right>. Before becoming a conservative agitator he worked on Broadway and in Los Angeles in the theatre industry. Larry hosts ”The Stage Right Show” every weeknight at 9PM Pacific. The Stage Right Show features the news of the day from the center-right perspective and highlights the top stories found at Big Hollywood, Big Government and Big Journalism.
Stephen Bannon – Host – Stephen Bannon is an award-winning filmmaker of such critically acclaimed movies as In The Face of Evil, The Last 600 Meters, Titus Andronicus, and *Generation Zero*. One of the co-founders of the National Tea Party Federation, Stephen served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, with 4 years of sea duty onboard the destroyer U.S.S. Paul F. Foster (DD964) with the Pacific Fleet. Stephen served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon and was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal for service in the Persian Gulf in 1979 and 1980. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Stephen also holds a Masters Degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University with honor, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School with honors. Mr. Bannon lives in Laguna Beach , CA and has a daughter attending The United States Military Academy at West Point.
Andrew Badolato – Host and Corporate Sponsor – Andrew Badolato is the founder and CEO of the E3 Corporation. E3 is developing new business models that rebuild and restore America’s small businesses, manufacturing base and localized economies. With over 22 years of experience, Andrew has been a co- founder and/or early stage investor in 23 plus companies that have raised over $1billion in private equity and obtained an aggregate high market capitalization of over $29 billion. He was the founder, President and Director of MILCOM Technologies, successfully licensing over $1.6 billion of research and development from Lockheed Martin. Andrew was VP Corporate Finance of St James, and the founder and initial seed round investors of Inktomi, a company that obtained a $20 billion public market valuation. Andrew was also the founding President and Director of SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc and launched the company’s lead product, SinoFresh™ Nasal, Oral & Sinus Care, to a national distribution contract. Andrew is a cofounder of The Renewable Corporation and Managing Director of White Knights & Vultures LLC. Andrew is a member of the Tea Party Federation. He graduated from St. Thomas of Villanova University in Miami, FL, with a Bachelors of Arts in Business.