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2020 Dem Candidates? Riffing on 538. Ep 17a

We spend 20 minutes on the idea of who is a good candidate for 2020 for the Democratic nomination.  Thanks to the 538 podcast for inspiring this! We delve into celebrity culture along the way to many other topics.

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BVR-exit, interview with Stacy Sommerfield (ep 15)

We interview Stacy Sommerfield, the director of BVRA, about the chaos kicked up by the EBT supervisors’ decision to try to leave at the end of 2018.

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Framing, PA D Party, and Our Favorite Guest Barnstormer Comes Back (episode 14)

Our favorite guest Barnstormer, the velvet-y bass and master organizer, Dwayne Heisler returns! We discuss framing and the PA-Dem party.

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The Man Who Burns Confederate-Nazi Flags, Gene Stilp, Inspirational Provocateur (13)

We interview folk hero, the craftiest activist around, professional gadfly, provocateur extraordinaire, and vegetarian, Gene Stilp.   Photo credit: Vice article. “Meet the Guy Who Burns Confederate Flags at NASCAR Races.”

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Local Election Breakdown, Marino’s Whining, Trump and Wrestling (Episode 11)

Chip finds a sound effect app on his phone and Taylor and Jordi start cringing. After a whirlwind of missed dates among your co-hosts, on Friday we finally coincided in one of our favorite recording spots: The CommunityZone.

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Halloween costumes, indictments, and candidates’ night (not a debate) Episode 10

We try out some costume ideas like our winning “Millard Filmore” costume.  We reflect, but don’t celebrate, the Mueller indictments.  And Taylor and Jordi report on candidates’ night.

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Remembering Paul Wellstone with David Bly (Ep 9)

In November 1990, 18-year old Jordi, a freshman at Carleton College, registered to vote at the polling place and voted for Paul Wellstone.  “It’s been all worse choices since then,” he quips. We look back fondly and mournfully on Senator Paul Wellstone’s legacy, fifteen years to the day he, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, and three...

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Episode 8 Genevieve Williams, Missouri, and some Yellin’ ‘Bout Bernie

Taylor tracks down a DNC member, Genevieve Williams, from Missouri’s 7th congressional district.  Genevieve ran and lost n the primary in 2014 and then won a three-way primary in 2016 before losing to Billy Long who has NEVER HAD A TOWN HALL, she tells us. Like the Barnstormers, Genevieve loves heartland America and progressive values. ...

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Barnstorming 7: Mike Crossey for PA-18 edition

The whole gang (Chip, Taylor, Jordi) enjoy talking to Mike Crossey, candidate for congress in PA-18 (the fightin’ 18th!). Mike is an affable candidate with loads of experience in education, unions, and local governance. Mike discusses the special joys and challenges of running for the special election in March after Congressman Tim Murphy resigned following...

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Episode 6 Bob Solomon Interview

Jordi and Taylor (minus Chip who is in route from Alabama and a CSA flag burning) interview Dr. Bob Solomon, candidate for congress in PA-18.

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Episode 5- Marino is Toast and Laphroaig

“Post production is the button that says publish.”  We revisit our stellar production values, drink some Scotch, and discuss Tom Marino’s rapid fall from Trumpian grace. How cheap is a Congressperson?  What kinds of sources does Chip have? Will Chris Carney, former Congressman run?  How strong is Judy Herschel?  Will Rick Mirabito run (Lycoming County Commissioner)?...

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Barnstorming PA Episode 4: Cider and Party Infrastructure

At Civil War Cider this week, we recorded very late. We discuss a NYT article about the resistance. Cider is drunk. What is wrong with the Democratic party. “If the Democratic strategy is to wait for people to wake up and smell the coffee, we are fucked.” Jordi Comas Picture credit.

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Barnstorming PA 2: Let’s Burn Some Shit

Our second foray. Still figuring out format. Chip talks about his adventures with Gene Stilp burning a hybrid CSA-Nazi flag. We discuss the Alabama race between Moore and Strange as well as the NFL flag controversy. Chip drops some knowledge about the anthem, and he is RIGHT despite some in-studio doubters. Chip doubts need to...

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Barnstorming PA episode 3 “it’s not funny”

Still trying to figure out our name, we also cover other stuff and invite Dwayne Heisler, special friend of the show, on. We discuss Las Vegas shooting. Chip calls people “punks.” We breakdown the annual Lewisburg solidarity rally. Tim Murphy vies for hypocrite of the year award. Food is eaten and liquor drunk.

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Barnstorming 1: TBD edition

Chip, Taylor, and Jordi launch the podcast.

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