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A Thorn in their Side (Lightning Bug 7)

“A celebration of progressive politics in rural PA…”  Dwayne and Jess discuss 1) KKK Flyers and the ethics of how to reprint it, 2) Daryl Metcalfe, perpetual candidate for worst state legislator ever, and his role in blocking Amazon coming to PA and his opponent Dan Smith  (also, coverage of Metcalfe’s Two primary opponents )…

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Marc Friedenberg and the Road to Congress (ep 37)

Marc joins Jordi and Cyndy Peltier to discuss his open, unedited style of campaigning, his background in technology and law, running in the expansive 12th, Medicare for all, and his feelings about Harry Potter.  Marc is a pure populist building on the themes and issues of the Bernie Sanders campaign and all the other great…

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Judy Herschel and the Road to Congress (ep 38)

“Now is the time for people like myself to be very loud… to go out and find those solutions.”  Judy Herschel, her campaign manager Anne Allen, and her scheduler/brother/photographer/jack-of-all-trades John Zincone stop by one of our many mobile studios.  We dig deep into her early life with 6 siblings, how she got a tattoo, how…

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An Embarrassment of Riches: The Marc and Judy Show in Lewisburg (ep 39)

Jordi is joined by some friends for a rambling and fascinating discussion of the recent Judy Herschel and Marc Freidenberg candidate forum hosted by the League (The  LOWV Lewisburg Area).  After a fun interruption from Ben, we dig into the two candidates and what rural liberals and progressives like us are looking for. The primary…

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Bufalino! (Ep 6)

Congressional Candidate 9th congress Debate, Indivisible National, State Update and Defamation all rolled into one. Candidates Laura Quick, Gary Wegman, and Denny Wolf are running in the 9th. News about efforts to undermine redistricting in PA. Dwayne’s Tacos!  

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Life with a Bully and Civics Awareness (ep 35)

We welcome Sam Pearson as a new Barnstormer!  Aside from being a scotch drinker, she is an architect and community organizer.  Elijah Comas tells us about the upcoming production of Life by Charles Mei at the lewisburg High School on May 11. We talk about Rep Marino’s lawsuit against his own constituents in Williamsport.  This is…

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Homophobic Metcalfe!!! Mayoral Sex Scandal??? (Lightning Bug 5)

Local scandal hits Bloomsburg. Representative Metcalfe’s homophobic rant. Janus decision day plans. It’s all here. Mayor Bower scandal. Coverage of Metcalfe.

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NEPA Healthcare Strike (L Bug 4)

Episode 4 is called “NEPA Healthcare Strike”. The upcoming one day healthcare strike at two facilities in NEPA is the largest healthcare worker strike in Pennsylvania history. Why are these hospitals putting profits before patient safety?

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POST Debate thoughts with PA 12 Dems (ep33)

Thanks to Clinton County Democratic Chair Joe Wentz and debate organizer Rose Reeder for helping us connect to a fun and smart group of PA-12 Democrats.  We pushed our equipment and engineering chops to the limit here.  The background noise is tweaked, but the audio is not great.  We had a few beers and some…

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Oh SNAP! Lightning Bug 3

We have a conversation centered around legislation intended to harm people on Medicaid & SNAP for election year messaging.  Cartoon credit.  More background on the ass-backwardness of this idea. 

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