Episodes

Browse our most recent and favorite podcasts.

Does The State of The Union Still Matter? (s4e17)

This is a question about the SOTU in general and this year. Do you remember Biden’s from March 1, 2022? Did it change the political landscape? Does it ever? Dwayne: “If MTG is not looking happy, then the rest of America should be smiling.” We recorded this March 3, two days after the March 1…

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Malcolm Kenyatta for Senate Interview– “Don’t wait on your neighbor because your neighbor may be waiting on you.” (s4e16)

“Don’t wait on your neighbor because your neighbor may be waiting on you.” Malcolm Kenyatta (https://www.malcolmkenyatta.com/) discusses his vision for a politics that heals a broken social contract with working people of all backgrounds. He also shares stories of uniting people across regional and other kinds of difference across PA as part of his own…

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Derek Slaughter, Mayor of Willliamsport, Two Years in with KJ Williams; “I’m Not Kicking this Can Down the Road” Policing, recreation, ARPA, becoming a change agent (s4e15)

We welcome back Mayor Derek Slaughter (https://www.cityofwilliamsport.org/government/mayors-office/) of WIlliamsport two years after his sea-change victory to become the first African-American mayor, as well as a major shift from an old guard to a younger, more progressive cohort of local electeds. Check out our prior show with him. KJ Williams, newly a resident of Williamsport, joins…

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Breyer Retirement, Dr. Oz, Chambersburg and More! (s4e14)

Intrepid hosts Taylor, Jordi, and Jess try to record a quick podcast and fail — there was too much to talk about! They begin with some quick headlines. Jordi talks about how Chambersburg, PA became the first municipality in PA to repeal their Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Taylor talks about Dr. Oz’s campaign to become the next…

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J6 2022: F%&! White Supremacy Revisited Becomes a Rallying Call For Now(s4e13)

Jordi and Taylor are joined by Jenna Henry from Better PA and Dwayne Heisler from SEIU to do a J6 retrospective. They begin by talking about how their feelings today are different than their immediate feelings after J6. This launches them into a longer free flowing conversation about how the insurrection happened, what are the…

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A Sociology of Fracking in Pennsylvania with Colin Jerolmack (s4e12)

On this episode, Jordi and Taylor interview Colin Jerolmack, author of ‘Up To Heaven And Down To Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community In An American Town’. This book examines the sociology of fracking in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, artfully telling this story through a mix of personal biographies and social theory. Jordi and Taylor begin by asking…

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The Future of Rural Democratic Voters- Not What You Think- and Electile Dysfunction (s4e10)

We dig into a NYT piece about the loss in Virginia and pull out what is meaningful from what is overblown media obsession with Democrats-are-on-the-brink-of-collapse.

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Straight Ahead- Prison Reform Badly Needed in PA- Interview With David Garlock and Tyree Little (s4e11)

Ahead of a public forum in Williamsport on Saturday, Nov 3 at 1 in Brandon Park, Jordi was honored to have David Garlock (https://twitter.com/DavidLeegarlock) and Tyree Little of the newly formed Straight Ahead organization in PA (https://twitter.com/TowardAbolition). Thanks to Jennifer Black for helping to produce this episode. David and Tyree share their stories of being…

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Election 2021 Hot-ish Takes- The Smorgasbord Edition (s4e9)

We pulled together smart people from all over PA to cover local races we each had an eye on as well as the results from the PA-wide judicial elections. We, too, fell into the trap of not waiting for all the votes to be counted. Since this was recorded, Judge Lori Dumas has pulled ahead…

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Build Back Better Framework is Good News- with panel of Healthcare Workers (s4e8)

Biden released on Oct 27 his framework for the Build Back Better reconciliation bill (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/28/build-back-better-framework/). Along with the already-passed physical infrastructure bill, these two are the centerpiece of the very agenda Biden and Democrats ran and won on at the national level. With Dwayne Heisler (SEIU Healthcare PA https://twitter.com/dwayneheisler ) and Jeff Garis (The 99%…

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