Series: Lightning Bug

Spotlight Blues (Lightning Bug 8)

Spotlight Blues – Lightning Bug 8 Primary results, local races, 9th congressional district, low voter turnout, Barletta’s outside money. Barletta fund-raising numbers from Open Secrets: https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/geography?cid=N00025495&cycle=2018  Image shows how much of his money comes from out-of-state.

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Crystal Balls, Crumhorns, and Coalition Fallout (ep40)

We start with a discussion of what the changes at Wellstone Action mean for organizing, conversations about justice, and coalition-building.  Dwayne “Spyke” shows us his wicked renaissance instrument collection including the Crumhorn, and we offer up some predictions about the PA Primaries for state-wide and also the 12th and 9th congressional primaries.Our opinions are our…

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A Thorn in their Side (Lightning Bug 7)

“A celebration of progressive politics in rural PA…”  Dwayne and Jess discuss 1) KKK Flyers and the ethics of how to reprint it, 2) Daryl Metcalfe, perpetual candidate for worst state legislator ever, and his role in blocking Amazon coming to PA and his opponent Dan Smith  (also, coverage of Metcalfe’s Two primary opponents )…

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Bufalino! (Ep 6)

Congressional Candidate 9th congress Debate, Indivisible National, State Update and Defamation all rolled into one. Candidates Laura Quick, Gary Wegman, and Denny Wolf are running in the 9th. News about efforts to undermine redistricting in PA. Dwayne’s Tacos!  

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Homophobic Metcalfe!!! Mayoral Sex Scandal??? (Lightning Bug 5)

Local scandal hits Bloomsburg. Representative Metcalfe’s homophobic rant. Janus decision day plans. It’s all here. Mayor Bower scandal. Coverage of Metcalfe.

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NEPA Healthcare Strike (L Bug 4)

Episode 4 is called “NEPA Healthcare Strike”. The upcoming one day healthcare strike at two facilities in NEPA is the largest healthcare worker strike in Pennsylvania history. Why are these hospitals putting profits before patient safety?

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Oh SNAP! Lightning Bug 3

We have a conversation centered around legislation intended to harm people on Medicaid & SNAP for election year messaging.  Cartoon credit.  More background on the ass-backwardness of this idea. 

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Lightning Bug 2-MLK, Labor, and Millennial Minute (ep2)

Dwayne, Jess, and Barnstorming guest Taylor discuss the Bloomsburg MLK day remembrance, MLK’s life and words compared to how he is idolized now, and his thoughts on labor and economic justice.  They also make time for the millennial minute.  And, of course, chicken and waffle make an appearance. Image credit from IBEW 4th district.

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Lightning Bug Debut (Ep 1)

We are super excited to debut Lighting Bug, a sister podcast hosted by our friends Dwayne and Jess.  Based in Columbia County, PA, Dwayne  and Jess are witty and smart political activists. In episode 1, they discuss the March For Our Loves as well as review national politics. Former Senator Rick Santorum “still finds a way”…

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