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Tierra Williams, Poet and Advocate for Ferguson Township Supervisor-Centre County

Tierra Williams is running for Ferguson Township Supervisor in Centre County. You can support her directly here. She is part of the PA United “We Can’t Wait” slate of candidates. Tierra was fresh off of a poetry and politics events which we certainly heard more about it for being cool and innovative. Townships, in PA,…

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“I am proud to be maladjusted…” MLK at the Ware Lectures in 1966

During a weekend training called “Jubilee 3” hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association, I heard about a lecture by Martin Luther King JR delivered to the UUA national meeting in 1966 called “The Ware Lecture.” Martin Luther King, Jr., Dana McLean Greeley, and Homer Jack, director of the Unitarian Universalist Association Department of Social Concerns,…

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Rep Maxine Waters Is Right. Stay in the Streets.

Representative Maxine Waters(C) (D-CA) speaks to the media during an ongoing protest at the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota on April 17, 2021. – Police officer, Kim Potter, who shot dead Black 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb after appearing to mistake her gun for her Taser was arrested April 14…

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Can We Imagine the Next Chapter of the Pandemic? It’s Hard to Prioritize Both Speed and Equity with Aaron Troisi, Nathan Alan Lund, and Sam Pearson (s3e39 )

This is our second episode looking back at a year of pandemic and looking forward. Thrilled to invite long-time friend of The HUB for Progress (www.thehub4progress.org) , Aaron Troisi, Lead Political Organizer with SEIU Healthcare PA. 60% of nursing home employees have resisted getting vaccines. Aaron describes that is a problem of the left and…

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100 hours of work a week and standing in line for food. One year into the pandemic with Home Health Care Worker with Hillary Rothrock, Sam, and Dwayne.

We mark a year since the pandemic began wit special guest Hillary Rothrock, a home healthcare worker, union leader, single mom, and excellent guest. She recently led a “Fast for $15” with other comrades to draw attention to how our most “essential workers” are shockingly horribly underpaid. Twitter #Fastfor15 (https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/5368692-caregivers-asking-lawmakers-to-increase-minimum-wage-end-48-hour-fast/ https://twitter.com/hashtag/fastfor15?src=hashtag_click&f=live) Want to help? CallDOH…

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“We Don’t Need to Expand the Parking Lots” The PA Budget, Rural Healthcare, and More. Guests Katie Blume and Gillian Kratzer. s3e37

We have been fans of Katie Blume and GIllian Kratzer for years- their work in pa, their fabulous aura, and of course the rib-breaking laugh fest. Katie has years of experience in political, environmental and community organizing. She hails from Eastern Centre County (NOT State College) where she is also on the Milheim Borough Council….

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Naughty Words and Big Sighs: Talking Rural Reproductive and Sexual Health with Jess Brittain and Kate DiPasquale. Plus, stupid shit men say through the ages- a game. (s3e35)

  Kate DiPasquale and Jess Brittain join Taylor and Jordi to talk about reproductive and sexual health in terms of access (read this), politics (read this), and culture. We also get our first installment of “Heard in the Kitchen” from Jess. We learn about Kate’s journey to becoming an organizer. Find out why Jess says…

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Polygamy and Stem-Cell Research- What’s Moral Now(game)? Cole Goodman is Back! And Malcolm Kenyatta hot takes. (s3e34

Jordi aims to keep his losing record on Taylor’s games perfect. Cole Goodman answers the BarnstormingPA bat signal and jumps on to bail us out with his insight and good humor. And an AMAZING Miami Vice track suit. Oh, and headlines. Malcolm Kenyatta’s jump into the race gets the hot take treatment. Bonus! Cole also…

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Jontel E Toland- The Kind of Candidate We Need PLUS- Headlines of the Future about Schooling, Food, Electric Cars. And, a Game! (s3e31)

Thanks to show sponsors Billy Kelly and Mondragon Book store in the Open Door Gallery at 430 Market St in Lewisburg.Please fill out our listener survey!  https://bit.ly/BarnstormingPAform  If you want to join us for the BLM biweekly Roundtable for NEPA and rural PA, email us at info@thehub4progress.org or look on Facebook. We are thrilled to…

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When It Comes to COVID You Need to Talk to This Actual Karen. (s3e29)

We are joined by Karen Wolf, PhD. Karen is a nurse practitioner, nurse educator and a political sociologist making her uniquely qualified to understand the complexities of health, community, and human systems. Bonus fun fact: she is also a UU making this episode 75% UUs (Sam, Jordi, and Karen). We review the Biden COVID plan,…

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