Series: Barnstorming PA

Politics from grassroots to international from three funny, independent, and passionate activists.

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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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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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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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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“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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