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Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (s4e25)

Taylor and Jordi are joined by Meghan Beck and Le Paliulis to talk about the Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project. This project is seeking to establish a new community college to Union, Snyder, Northumberland, and Montour Counties. Together, they envision a future where there are cost-effective, local opportunities for training/up-skilling, associate degrees, and workforce development….

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PA Prim-a-pallooza 2022- Fetterman’s Stroke, Barnette’s Rise, and a Quiz!

An all-star cast of returning champs, newcomers, and even a “doctor in the house” joined us for a review of the 2022 PA Primary- one of 538’s “Top 16 GOP Primaries to Watch” (yo, the Dem side is interesting too, ya number nerds). We are joined by Terrayne Myricks of Alcoholitics, Jess Brittain (long time…

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PA Senate Debate Reactions- Many Good Choices Make Tough Decision (s4e22)

We listen to highlights from the Democratic Senate Primary debate with Terrayne Myricks, the laughing and wry host of Alcoholitics (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alcoholitics/id1403073002). We focus on key moments from Rep Conor Lamb (https://www.conorlamb.com/) , State Rep Malcolm Kenyatta (https://www.malcolmkenyatta.com/), and Lt. Governor John Fetterman (https://johnfetterman.com/). We discuss the amazing idea that a simply safe magic prize would…

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Community Health Fair May 7 in Wilkes-Barre- “You Don’t Just Play Life By Yourself”- FREE STUFF. (s4e20)

May 7! Community Health Fair in NEPA! (https://stayhappening.com/e/gwv-nurses-community-health-fair-E2ISU9IARIO) 12-4 at Kirby park! Organized by the Greater Wyoming Valley Nurses!Join Logan, and his dad, nurse Ryan, as we discuss this great community event. Solely organized by had-working nurses and frontline health care workers as a day to celebrate, health, wellness, community, resilience and spring weather! Nurses…

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The Case for Malcolm Kenyatta for US Senate Nominee (S4e19)

Terrayne, our friend from the Alcoholitics podcast [https://anchor.fm/alcoholitics], makes the case for voting for Malcolm Kenyatta as the Democratic candidate for US Senate.  Jenna [https://twitter.com/End_LWOP), Henry, Taylor, and Jordi join the roundtable.   We believe in competitive primaries and open platforms so that voters, not party bosses, decide who wins nominations. We also play the…

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Stacy Richards Two Years On (s4e18)

We welcome back Stacy Richards, Union County Commissioner, to check in about rural news and updates.  Long time friend, Stacy shares her insights and perspectives on the steady work of making positive changes through good policy.  We talk about election integrity and threats to democracy.  The county commissioners are a key element of a good…

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Does The State of The Union Still Matter? (s4e17)

This is a question about the SOTU in general and this year. Do you remember Biden’s from March 1, 2022? Did it change the political landscape? Does it ever? Dwayne: “If MTG is not looking happy, then the rest of America should be smiling.” We recorded this March 3, two days after the March 1…

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Malcolm Kenyatta for Senate Interview– “Don’t wait on your neighbor because your neighbor may be waiting on you.” (s4e16)

“Don’t wait on your neighbor because your neighbor may be waiting on you.” Malcolm Kenyatta (https://www.malcolmkenyatta.com/) discusses his vision for a politics that heals a broken social contract with working people of all backgrounds. He also shares stories of uniting people across regional and other kinds of difference across PA as part of his own…

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Derek Slaughter, Mayor of Willliamsport, Two Years in with KJ Williams; “I’m Not Kicking this Can Down the Road” Policing, recreation, ARPA, becoming a change agent (s4e15)

We welcome back Mayor Derek Slaughter (https://www.cityofwilliamsport.org/government/mayors-office/) of WIlliamsport two years after his sea-change victory to become the first African-American mayor, as well as a major shift from an old guard to a younger, more progressive cohort of local electeds. Check out our prior show with him. KJ Williams, newly a resident of Williamsport, joins…

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The Future of Rural Democratic Voters- Not What You Think- and Electile Dysfunction (s4e10)

We dig into a NYT piece about the loss in Virginia and pull out what is meaningful from what is overblown media obsession with Democrats-are-on-the-brink-of-collapse.

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