Episodes

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Local Elections, Judicial Elections and Atavistic Vexillology (s4e7)

Please support us! https://www.patreon.com/BarnstormingPA Is your PA-themed costume a Rocky Balboa Butter Sculpture? Aside from costumes, it’s election season. We are joined by first-timer Jenna Henry (https://twitter.com/End_LWOP), the director of Better Pennsylvania (http://www.betterforpennsylvania.org/), a newer organization fighting to secure democracy and promote the welfare of ALL people. Sam Pearson (https://twitter.com/samzpearson), a leader in community development,…

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Dan Greak for Union Township Supervisor (s4e6)

Election day is just around the corner and today we release an interview with Dan Greak who is running for Union Township Supervisor in Union County! Dan has lived in the area for most of his life working as a contractor and teaching Tae Kwon Do first in East Lewisburg and now in Winfield. If…

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Judge David Spurgeon for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (s4e1)

Welcome to Season 4! We start the season off by interviewing Judge David Spurgeon who is currently running for Commonwealth Court. We begin the interview by talking about his upbringing in McKeesport in the Monongahela Valley and how his background led him to a successful career in law. Next, we talk about his decision to…

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Judge Lori Dumas for PA Commonwealth Court (s4e5)

Judge Lori Dumas (https://www.judgedumas2021.com/) is running for the PA Commonwealth Court, one of the three major courts in PA (with Superior- parallel to Commonwealth and Superior- the highest). We whole-heartedly support her candidacy, and you can see why in this interview. Be sure to vote November 2! It’s an opportunity year. Judge Dumas’ website is…

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Judge Timika Lane for PA Superior Court Vote NOV 2! (s4e4)

This is Why Courts Matter! We get to elect our highest justices in PA. Judge Lane is the ONLY candidate for superior court who has, ya know, been a judge! Us PA voters have one vote for Superior Court (and one for Supreme Court and TWO for Commonwealth Court. Judge Timika Lane (https://judgelane.com/) discusses her…

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Labor Matters Every Day- Hillary Rothrock, Dave Kamper, Jeff Kennedy and Labor Today

Huge thank you to Dave Kamper (labor organizer and historian), Hillary Rothrock (SEIU PA member and leader), and Jeff Kennedy (political consultant and broadcaster) for joining Jordi on this deep dive into labor today. Aaron Troisi makes a special “guest” appearance via a prior recording. We also discuss Jane McAlevey’s critique of the Bezmer strike…

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Judge Maria McLaughlin for Pennsylvania Supreme Court (s4e3)

Judge Maria McLaughlin hops on the pod for an interview about her candidacy for PA Supreme Court! The conversation begins topically about cheesesteaks and quickly gets into the importance and unusual nature of the PA judicial races in 2021. We hear from the Judge about her background and how her parents emphasis on education propelled…

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Thank You for Normalizing Abortion With Me- Oct 4 LIVE show with Kate DiPasquale and Dwayne Heisler

Mawkward- a Jordi neologism of Male +Awkward: the awkward space in a conversation of men talking about Womens’ (protest, health, issues, agenda… fill in the blank). Please support the show by donating one time at PayPal or being a monthly donor with Patreon (merch and swag on it’s way!) Kate DiPasquale, from Columbia county, tearing…

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“The System is Silently Begging For Us to Step Up…” HUB Summit Preview

Ideal for grassroots leaders, engaged citizens and newly aroused, angry people. Come to learn how to build people power or sustain and nurture your group (two tracks). Title is HUB Facilitator Daryl Lewis describing his own realization of the power of organized people. Register at https://bit.ly/HUBSummitFall2021

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LIVE episode #1- Terrayne and Jontel Guest-Star; Afghanistan, Ricardo Muñoz and the Google Game

This is a recording of our first LIVE episode. Huge thank you to Terryane Myricks of Alcoholitics and Jontel Toland of the Leon Block for sharing their words, laughs, patience and wisdom with us. Topics include ruminations and reflections on Afghanistan, the aftermath of the killing of Ricardo Muñoz in Lancaster (link to candlelight vigil…

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