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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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Trailblazing in Blossburg S2e7

Taylor and Jordi traveled to Blossburg PA in Tioga County to meet Leslie Danks Burke, Shane Nickerson, and Josh Marshall.  We had a nice lunch at 242 Coffee Company. Want to run for local office?  Check out TrailblazersPAc’s resources. Show Notes TrailblazersPAC 2017 annual report NPR reporting Blossburg 242 Shane Nickerson

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“I’m all about Queer Liberation, not Rainbow Capitalism.” s2e6

Sam Terry of the Human Rights Campaign sat down with Jordi and Will at DemFest at Knoebel’s (Taylor pops up later) to talk about his work on queer or LGBTQA+ rights; the NDO in Lewisburg; Gov Wolf’s LGBTQ commission; PA Congressional races including Matt Cartwright in Sam’s part of the state (PA-17 around Wilkes-Barre); and…

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“The Biggest Gathering of Snowplows. Ever.”

“My inner saboteurs are unionized.” [Jordi]  This is a special pod. Brought to you by Mondragon Books. For the FIRST TIME Ever, all of the co-hosts of Lightning Bug and BarnstormingPA get together for a good-bye podcast for Taylor Lightman, co-founder and co-host of BarnstormingPA who is headed for Sweden.  Will Hayes, our smashingly handsome and…

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Do They Do That In…? A Game

Here are the questions we used for “Do They Do That In?”, the August 6 Podcast on BarnstormingPA.  Listen here for answers! This country was the first on its continent to establish a national park in 1909. Artists, musicians and other creatives are guaranteed two years’ income every fifteen years when not able to work…

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