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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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End This Uncivil War (s3e28)

In this inauguration episode, Jordi, Dwayne and Nathan are joined by special guest, Cole Goodman! They discuss their headlines from the inauguration, play a game about inaugural speeches that Taylor devised, and dig a bit deeper about how they felt about the inauguration. Lastly, they talk about the Judicial races coming up in 2021 in…

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The 2021 Hub Winter Summit Was A Mini-Conference with Workshops (s3e27)

Long ago, before the mayhem of J6, we recorded an episode recapping the 2021 Hub For Progress Winter Summit. Jordi, Sam, Nathan, and Jess Britain talk about their takeaways from the event, they play a game about events, and talk about changes they would make with a ‘magic wand.’ Fill out the listener survey!

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The Storm Before The Calm (s3e26)

Taylor, Nathan, and Sam, were joined by Harvey Edwards this week to record the episode! They gave their headlines which mostly focused on J6 and the reconciliations and healing that need to happen in the wake of it and the Trump Administration in general. Next, they touch on the seating of Sen. Brewster and discuss…

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F%&! White Supremacy Emergency Pod (s3e25)

This episode was recorded on the Friday after the J6 insurrection at the Capitol. The full crew (Jordi, Taylor, Sam, Dwayne, Nathan, and Jess) talk about our thoughts in the immediate aftermath of the event, how we can effectively talk about what happened (including how to deal with all the “whataboutism”), and actions we can…

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Stay Home For The Holidays (s3e23)

Fill out our listener survey here! Taylor, Jordi, and Dwayne welcome guest podcaster Nathan Alan Lund to the show. First we gave our headlines of the week. Dwayne’s headline was “Stay Home For The Holidays” emphasizing that our Healthcare Workers are doing their part and we need to do our this holiday season. Nathan’s headline…

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COVID: Worst Log Flume Ever (s3e22)

Jordi, Sam, Dwayne, and Taylor give their weekly headlines then have a lively conversation about the erosion of our Democracy at the hands of Republican politicians unable to stand up to Trump and the brownshirts rallying in DC and elsewhere. Next, we talk about how we can use better COVID messaging to reach people that…

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It’s Not A Disaster, It’s A Crime Scene or Innumeracy Reigns (s3e21)

Taylor, Sam, Dwayne, and Jordi chat about the situation with COVID-19 and how you can help by downloading PA’s COVID Alert App. Next, we talked entirely too much about a bad joke made by a local right-wing elected official. We analyzed the joke and briefly talked about how we can navigate degrading remarks about other…

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Doug Mastriano, the Rambo-Fantasizing, Science-Denying, Freeloader (s3e20)

The crew (Taylor, Jordi, Dwayne, and Sam) give their headlines of the week and then talk about Sen. Doug Mastriano, PA’s foremost COVID denier and his recent COVID positive-test. We brainstorm about what is motivating Mastriano’s behavior. We determine he is a Rambo-Fantastizing, Science-Denying, Freeloader and we break down each of these descriptors… Lewisburg Neighborhoods…

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