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Activism and Counter Protest at its Source (ep 28)

We offer a different kind of episode- back to back interviews.  First, we hear from seven (7!) youth who marched in the #MarchForOurLives either in Washington or Lewisburg. Then, we invite Carissa Noll on who talks about being the first person on the scene in Lewisburg for a counter-protest of the “Tradition Family Property” group…

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Tirade of Hyphenates, Grape Nuts, Policy Innovation, and a Confused Right Wing Radio Host (ep 27)

A tirade of hyphenates for the Right: “Deficit-bloating, greedy privatizing, school-closing, selective bible-quoting, truck-nuts dragging, dog-whistling, science denying, pedaphile-embracing, Breitbart-reading, tiki torch-carrying, caviar-eating, porn-star-gagging, hummer-driving, Alex Jones- loving, right-wing clown car!  Drive it out of our county, out of our country.  Go Back to Russia.” “The best part of our podcast is the beginning and…

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LAHS Walk-Out Students are Real Leaders, Greek Politics, and a Game! (26)

We are pleased to have Lydia Matukaitis, Nora Haynos, and Draven Marino, all LAHS students and leaders of the walk-out, join us to speak in their words. They show us that they are “real leaders” as opposed to being pawns as they have been unfairly smeared in national and local media (looking at you Alf…

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Kids Walk-out, Fetterman and Fracking, We Crush on Danny Ojeda (ep 25)

Aesthetic?  Ascetic? Fetterman and Fracking.  Is this a problem?  We discuss ideological purity versus electability.  We gush over populist Danny Ojeda, an inspiring candidate in W Va for congress. Make PETITION forms landscape, FFS! A bipartisan issue! Brought to you by Mondragon Books. Thank you to Billy Kelly for our theme music!

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New Districts, To Endorse or Not, Hang on a Sec with a Letter Defending Slavery With Dwayne (ep 24)

Well, we have our new districts.  Should Democratic county chairpeople endorse in primaries?  We play “hang on a sec” with a letter from a Mifflinburg High School student that seems to defend slavery.  And Blue Ghost fireflies.  So cool. Mifflinburg information. Blue Ghost Fireflies.

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Petitions, The New Maps, Taylor’s New Pad, Critical Thinking (ep 23)

Petition signing and circulating advice.  The PA Supreme Court map is NOT a gerrymander. Chip and Taylor role-play how to talk about guns. This is inspired by the cool people at Hear Yourself Think who introduced Jordi to the idea of 27-9-3-1 (27 words, nine seconds, 3 tactics for reframing, and one idea). Can we ever…

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Who Let The Drug-Sniffing Dog In? And Gerrymander Politics Jordi and Chip (E22)

Jordi reports back on the Susquehanna Valley Conservative Club “Opioid Forum.”  Then we discuss the Republican antics around complying with the court’s order in LWOV v Commonwealth, the PA Gerrymander case.

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Gender-bending Bible figures, Gerrymander win! and Lewisburg Lights with Peterson Toscano and Dwayne (20).

Peterson Toscano and Dwayne Heisler join Taylor and Jordi. We discuss the upcoming summit for The Hub for Progress. The PA Gerrymander case WON! Jordi tries to make everyone else improvise on topics picked randomly which ends up with a discussion of downtown Lewisburg tree lights.  Game of Thrones references abound.  We add “eunuchs” to…

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Marino Insults Professors. Judy Herschel visits Milton. Dwayne “Johnny Appleseed” spreads democracy. (19)

We breakdown Rep Marino’s disastrous town hall in Lewisburg.  At 41:45, he needlessly insults Shari Jacobson for being a professor (decide for yourself).  He also offers an utterly incomprehensible defense of his opioid bill. And Judy Hershel’s visit to the Milton Democracy in Action women.  Dwayne tells us about his efforts to spread how-to-run for…

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What is Rural Organizing? A prolife letter (18)

We discuss “what is rural” in advance of PA Together summit.  Is it code for talking to white folks?  Is it about farmers? Also, we react to Sam Pearson’s highly recommended reading “The Racist Right Looks Left.” Finally, we play “Hang on a sec,” Our game of reading a local letter to the editor (LTE) which…

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