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Lightning Bug 2-MLK, Labor, and Millennial Minute (ep2)

Dwayne, Jess, and Barnstorming guest Taylor discuss the Bloomsburg MLK day remembrance, MLK’s life and words compared to how he is idolized now, and his thoughts on labor and economic justice.  They also make time for the millennial minute.  And, of course, chicken and waffle make an appearance. Image credit from IBEW 4th district.

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Dancing with Fox, Voter Trends, A Game (real or fake) (ep 30)

We celebrate our 30th episode with a great discussion about how to push back on narratives when a reporter has bought into a false one.  In this case that a wedding store is being “forced to close.”  It is not.  We dig into a great Pew Research report on voter trends.  Listen to learn the…

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Lumpenproletariat Robbery, Herschel and Freidenberg Ads, Chip Rises (ep 29)

We start with the odd experience of the ginko tree’s odor.  Then we do uncovered stories in the news (uniformity clause in PA, Regan’s ex-roommate’s crime, rural poverty, the local LWV rule change), compare the new (and first) ads from PA-12 congressional candidates Marc Freidenberg and Judy Herschel, and the problems of Sinclair news’ partisan…

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Lightning Bug Debut (Ep 1)

We are super excited to debut Lighting Bug, a sister podcast hosted by our friends Dwayne and Jess.  Based in Columbia County, PA, Dwayne  and Jess are witty and smart political activists. In episode 1, they discuss the March For Our Loves as well as review national politics. Former Senator Rick Santorum “still finds a way”…

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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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