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Lewisburg Democratic Mayoral Debate: David Heayn-Menendez and Kendy Alvarez (s3e44)

Lewisburg, PA has it’s very own Democratic primary for mayor! Taylor Lightman sits down with both David Heayn-Menendez and Kendy Alvarez and talks about the issues. They first cover their backgrounds, their reasons for running, and three things they’d change about the borough. Next, they play a game about their favorite things about the borough…

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Gopal, Rich, and Divine for State College Borough Council (s3e43)

Jordi Comas interviews a PA United slate of candidates running for State College Borough Council: Gopal Balachandran, Richard Biever, and Divine Lipscomb. Collectively, they are running on a progressive platform of racial justice, mental health support, and economic stability. The conversation spans housing policy, accessibility to prosperity, and how to reinvest, reimagine, and renew State…

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Amanda Green-Hawkins for Commonwealth Court (s3e42)

Jordi and Taylor interview Amanda Green-Hawkins who is currently running for Commonwealth Court in PA. We begin the conversation by talking about the role of the Commonwealth Court and the responsibilities of a judge. We then talk about Amanda Green-Hawkins’ personal and professional background. Afterwards there is a discussion about equity in the judicial system,…

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Barnaholitics! The Official Barnstorming and Alcoholitics Crossover Episode (s3e41)

Welcome to the BarnstormingPA/Alcoholitics crossover episode! It’s finally happened. Taylor, Jess Britain, and Sam Pearson welcome Terrayne Myricks from Alcoholitics. After much introduction banter and fun, they have do rant headlines. Jess rants about Harrisburg Republicans meeting with Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach about election issues. Terrayne rants about the phrase “this is…

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Earth Day 2021, Bridging Faith and Good Work. Plus, Attack of the Invasive Species! (s3e40)

Welcome to the pod! On this episode, we talk about the ways you can care for the Earth on Earth Day with David Heayn-Menendez from PAIPL, Sam Pearson from Lewisburg Neighborhoods, and Nick Pressley from the We The People Campaign. After some banter and housekeeping, we do some intro’s and hear what everyone is up…

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The American Rescue Plan (ARP): The End of Reaganomics (s3e36)

Taylor, Jordi, and Dwayne are joined by returning champion Keith Pemrick, an Adjunct Professor at American University and a managing partner at Commonwealth Strategic Partners, and Jeff Garis, the Outreach and Engagement Director at The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. We come together to deconstruct The American Rescue Plan! After some intro’s and obscure PA…

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Black Voices Matter: KJ Williams — Oral History of the (Rural) Uprising (s3e33)

Jordi and Nathan sit down with KJ Williams, one of the leaders from “If Not Us, Then Who” (INUTW). INUTW is “a community organization started in Milton, Pa that is committed and dedicated to spread awareness about injustice, inequality, and racism.” In the interview, they talk about how the organization started and what their process…

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Building Democratic Capacity in Rural Pennsylvania (s3e32)

Jordi and Taylor welcome three Pennsylvania politico’s steeped in rural organizing in Pennsylvania. Most recently, Chris Benson worked as Communications Director for Amanda Waldman’s campaign for PA’s 84th District, Chuck Black served as Finance Director for Amanda Waldman’s and Lee Griffin’s campaigns, and Christian Chludzinski worked as Field Director for Lee Griffin and Jackie Baker who ran for PA Senate in…

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Welcome Nick Pressley, Role Model For Resiliency Over Crime and Incarceration. Also, Nursing Homes, and the Fetterman Ad. A Game about Petitions! (s3e30)

Jordi, Dwayne, and Nathan welcome Nick Pressley on the show! After some introduction banter and housekeeping, we get to hear a little bit more about Nick’s story. Then, each host gives their headlines for the week — Dwayne talks about COVID and vaccines, Jordi talks about systemic racism and the PADems judicial endorsements, and Nick…

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