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The Gang Is Back Together (s3e3)

Sam Pearson, Jordi Comas, Dwayne Heisler, and Taylor Lightman talk about the RBG vigils and the consequences of her death on the election, the recent PA Supreme Court rulings on voting, why the current right-wing framing of ‘rioting’ is wrong, and events going on this week! Action Together NEPA Volunteer Sign-up Form Choose Democracy trainings...

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FauxRage! (s3e2)

Join Taylor and Jordi as they workshop their new idea for a rightwing energy drink, fauxrage! They also discuss early voting, the conservative reaction to white-nationalist graffiti, and the transition integrity project.

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5 Minutes of Actions-Poke Around the Barn

New series Jordi is prototyping covering a few actions in around five minutes. Also a vlog on YouTube- https://youtu.be/j7RiBo6t_ZA Show slides here with links. Key links: Transition Integrity Project:bit.ly/HUB-TIP Rural Phone Bank: bit.ly/RuralVPBA19 Sign up to do voter outreach: bit.ly/HUB-project44k

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New Season Teaser (s35e1)

The path to Pennsylvania Avenue run through…Pennsylvania! Your favorite podcast about rural PA progressive politics is back in action! This is the teaser for our new season. We will interview candidates, civic leaders, and organizers and chat about the upcoming week and how YOU can get involved.

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Corona Quarantine (s3e2)

Dwayne and Taylor talk all things corona, but mostly about healthcare and quarantines! There’s a little quiz at the end about the 1918 flu…

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Season Three Premier (s3e1)

Jordi and returning champ, Jess Steward, talk with Michelle Siegel, candidate for PA State Senate district 27 and her campaign manager, Kristin Volchansky. They are also joined Doug Pagitt from the Vote Common Good team on tour! Doug is seen in the photo with the hat.

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Pre-Debate Teaser with JOlah!

Joey Olah, aka JOlah, who does his own YouTube channel invited us to do a pre-debate show on HIS YouTube Channel. Joey is whip-smart and knows his stuff about politics. We talk about debate format, the founding fathers, and a little bit about why Biden is still on top before our guerrilla studio is shut...

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Stacy Richards- Because Local Matters

Hot off the reel-to-reel, Jordi talks to Stacy Richards, candidate for Union County commissioner in a four way race. We go way back to 2004, and we started there and then covered energy policy, organizational cultures, what counties can do, and her broad experiences in regional collaboration. I helped her wordsmith two slogans: “For what...

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Mister Slaughter Runs For Mayor (s2e30)

Taylor and Jordi follow Derek as he canvasses in Williamsport. He currently is running for Mayor. We discuss the issues and his candidacy. This is a special podcast with actual field recordings and lots of editing by superstar Taylor. Infrastructure, community, and improving local competence dominate the conversation. If you like this kind of podcast...

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The Jim Knight Special (s2e29)

The crew (Taylor Lightman, Sam Pearson, and Jim Buck) host Jim Knight, candidate for East Buffalo Township Supervisor. Topics discussed include Jim’s background, bike & ped. safety, the regional police lawsuit, and the regional fire department.

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Movies, Special Elections, Philosophy and Ben

“Expertise is not a prerequisite to be on this podcast.” We talk about political movies, reflect on the PA-85 spcial election results, existentialism and the burning Amazon rainforest, and, lsof course, some sidetracks into local papers, feminism and gender, fatherhood, and Laphroaig. Ben Highlights: “I am just a lay man.” “What happens if the ignorant,...

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Nuance Isn’t A Slogan (s2e27)

Sam Pearson and Jordi Comas are joined by Dwayne Heisler and Jimmy Sabatino. They first discuss Jimmy’s run for township supervisor in Butler Township. They then discuss the results of the PA85 Special Election and lessons learned from that race — how do progressive’s run and win in central and NEPA? Lastly, they discuss their...

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A Tale of Two Letters (s2e26)

Jordi and Taylor play ‘Hold On A Sec.’ with the letters to the Editor from the August 13th Daily Item.

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Clair Moyer: Running Against the Smoke-Filled Room (s2e25)

We sat down with Clair Moyer, who’s running as an Independent write-in candidate for the PA-85 Special Election on August 20th. Check out his website at www.2ceme.com

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Coffee With The Candidates (s2e24)

Here is the audio for the Coffee with the Candidates hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. The event allowed Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay and David Rowe to contrast their vision for the future of PA’s 85th district.  This was the first candidate event jointly hosted by the League...

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Quick! Let’s Make Progressivepalooza! (S2e23)

This is a gem! Taylor and Jordi are joined by Firefly hosts Dwayne Heisler and Jess Steward Brittain after another amazing Columbia County Indivisible meeting. Laura Quick, former and future candidate for Congress join us to share her experiences running and to talk about the splendid idea of Progressiveapalooza- a gathering for rural PA, the...

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A Civic Day In Lewisburg (s2e22)

After the Market St. Corridor Study Preliminary data presentation and the Green New Deal Townhall, Sam Pearson, Jordi Comas, and Taylor Lightman get together for scotch and discussion!

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Gen Z and The Womens’ March- Wilkes U Students S2 E21

Jordi went to Wilkes-Barre for the Womens’ March sister march organized by Action Together NEPA. He met this band of engaged and vivacious Wilkes U students who met up with him later to discuss the march, campus politics, their hopes and dreams, race, class, and several good laughs. You can feel the hope.

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2020 Democratic Presidential Primary & Policy Bracket (s2e20)

Jordi and Taylor play a unique bracket game pitting different 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates against up-and-coming Democratic policy idea’s. Madness ensues in the Sangria episode.

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Midterm Madness Pt. 1 (s2e18)

Jordi and Taylor finally publish our final midterm analysis episode. With a 24-hour news cycle, we realize the midterms were +1000 news cycles ago, but we think it’s important to revisit and reanalyze our midterm victories and defeats with an eye towards 2019 and 2020 elections. The picture is courtesy of Nick Field from the...

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Marc Friedenberg Interview — It’s a Special Election (s2e17)

Join us for a rebroadcast of an earlier interview with Marc Friedenberg. At the time, he was running for the Democratic nomination for PA-12. Now he’s running in a special election for that same district. Feel free to learn more about his candidacy on his website: marcforpa.com

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Mid-term recap part 2

We recap the PA 2018 election including Wolf and Fetterman winning the governor race, Sen Casey winning re-election, and congressional races. NY Times recap. Thanks to Billy Kelly for our music!

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Interview with Sarah Donnelly (s2e15)

Taylor and Jordi interview Sarah Donnelly who’s running for State Rep. in the 107th.  Check out her website here: https://donnellyforpa107.com/

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Interview with Airneezer Page (s2e14)

Taylor sits down with Airneezer Page, who is running for PA State House in District 83.  Check out more on her candidacy here: www.page4pa83.com

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GOTMFV Pre-election snippets 2018 (s2e13)

This episode is snippets of an interview with Dwyane and Taylor with a little bit of Taylor monologue (and Taylor playing the banjo for the first time in pod history!).

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GOTV is Occupational Therapy for Democracy. And the Sidious Horizon. (s2e12)

The astoundingly tall and articulate Bill Haynos joins Sam and Jordi for a discussion of GOTV and canvassing. Bill brought some Singlecut beer for us to enjoy.  We discuss the NPR article discussing the likelihood of a record turn-out in the 2018 Mid-Terms.  A weird tangent about frog metaphors gets us to the idea of...

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Drive For Five “Making East Buffalo Stronger” — Interview with Jim and Tina (S2E11)

Taylor Lightman sits down with Jim Buck and Tina Prowant to discuss the Drive For Five, a ballot referendum in East Buffalo Township, Union County, Pennsylvania that asks voters if they would like to add two additional township supervisors to the board.  They discuss why they are all involved in a push for 5 supervisors,...

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Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay vs. Representative Fred Keller – Post-Debate “Good at not saying words…” (s2e10)

Chris Martine, professor biology and creator of the AMAZING “Plants are Cool, Too!” on YouTube joins regular Jordi Comas as we reflect on the debate between incumbent Fred Keller and challenger Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay.  Both are running to represent the 8th district of the PA house.  While Fred Keller likes to claim that they had...

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Crazy.Middle-Class.Whites. Plus Education with Abe Feuerstein

Sam and Jordi are joined by FoP (Friend of the Podcast) Abe Feuerstein, Professor of Education at Bucknell University.  We talk for awhile about our kids in college, about recent primaries in Florida, a horrid ad by Republican Nominee Ron DeSantis, and education funding, especially in PA.  This includes a discussion about progress in the...

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Mama Bear Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay is for Healing our Valley and Protecting our People Valley S2e8

“Running Whole-Assed All the Way to the Finish Line” may be a good attitude even if it, sadly isn’t Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay’s campaign for her 2018 run for the PA-85.In her words “Running isn’t something I want to do, but feel compelled to do.” “They see her as a hero” says campaign manager and former...

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