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Stacy Richards- Because Local Matters

Hot off the reel-to-reel, Jordi talks to Stacy Richards, candidate for Union County commissioner in a four way race. We go way back to 2004, and we started there and then covered energy policy, organizational cultures, what counties can do, and her broad experiences in regional collaboration. I helped her wordsmith two slogans: “For what…

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Movies, Special Elections, Philosophy and Ben

“Expertise is not a prerequisite to be on this podcast.” We talk about political movies, reflect on the PA-85 spcial election results, existentialism and the burning Amazon rainforest, and, lsof course, some sidetracks into local papers, feminism and gender, fatherhood, and Laphroaig. Ben Highlights: “I am just a lay man.” “What happens if the ignorant,…

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Quick! Let’s Make Progressivepalooza! (S2e23)

This is a gem! Taylor and Jordi are joined by Firefly hosts Dwayne Heisler and Jess Steward Brittain after another amazing Columbia County Indivisible meeting. Laura Quick, former and future candidate for Congress join us to share her experiences running and to talk about the splendid idea of Progressiveapalooza- a gathering for rural PA, the…

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Gen Z and The Womens’ March- Wilkes U Students S2 E21

Jordi went to Wilkes-Barre for the Womens’ March sister march organized by Action Together NEPA. He met this band of engaged and vivacious Wilkes U students who met up with him later to discuss the march, campus politics, their hopes and dreams, race, class, and several good laughs. You can feel the hope.

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Mid-term recap part 2

We recap the PA 2018 election including Wolf and Fetterman winning the governor race, Sen Casey winning re-election, and congressional races. NY Times recap. Thanks to Billy Kelly for our music!

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GOTV is Occupational Therapy for Democracy. And the Sidious Horizon. (s2e12)

The astoundingly tall and articulate Bill Haynos joins Sam and Jordi for a discussion of GOTV and canvassing. Bill brought some Singlecut beer for us to enjoy.  We discuss the NPR article discussing the likelihood of a record turn-out in the 2018 Mid-Terms.  A weird tangent about frog metaphors gets us to the idea of…

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Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay vs. Representative Fred Keller – Post-Debate “Good at not saying words…” (s2e10)

Chris Martine, professor biology and creator of the AMAZING “Plants are Cool, Too!” on YouTube joins regular Jordi Comas as we reflect on the debate between incumbent Fred Keller and challenger Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay.  Both are running to represent the 8th district of the PA house.  While Fred Keller likes to claim that they had…

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Crazy.Middle-Class.Whites. Plus Education with Abe Feuerstein

Sam and Jordi are joined by FoP (Friend of the Podcast) Abe Feuerstein, Professor of Education at Bucknell University.  We talk for awhile about our kids in college, about recent primaries in Florida, a horrid ad by Republican Nominee Ron DeSantis, and education funding, especially in PA.  This includes a discussion about progress in the…

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Mama Bear Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay is for Healing our Valley and Protecting our People Valley S2e8

“Running Whole-Assed All the Way to the Finish Line” may be a good attitude even if it, sadly isn’t Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay’s campaign for her 2018 run for the PA-85.In her words “Running isn’t something I want to do, but feel compelled to do.” “They see her as a hero” says campaign manager and former…

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