pennsylvania

Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (s4e25)

Taylor and Jordi are joined by Meghan Beck and Le Paliulis to talk about the Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project. This project is seeking to establish a new community college to Union, Snyder, Northumberland, and Montour Counties. Together, they envision a future where there are cost-effective, local opportunities for training/up-skilling, associate degrees, and workforce development….

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PA Senate Democratic Debate Reactions Part Two (s4e23)

Dwayne Heisler, Jordi Comas, and Taylor Lightman share thoughts on one of the more recent PA Democratic Senate Debates. After some headlines, they listen and respond to clips from the debate. The first clip is about whether or not the candidates would support ending the gas tax in response to inflation and high gas taxes….

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PA Senate Debate Reactions- Many Good Choices Make Tough Decision (s4e22)

We listen to highlights from the Democratic Senate Primary debate with Terrayne Myricks, the laughing and wry host of Alcoholitics (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alcoholitics/id1403073002). We focus on key moments from Rep Conor Lamb (https://www.conorlamb.com/) , State Rep Malcolm Kenyatta (https://www.malcolmkenyatta.com/), and Lt. Governor John Fetterman (https://johnfetterman.com/). We discuss the amazing idea that a simply safe magic prize would…

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Interview with Representative Conor Lamb (s4e21)

Jordi and Taylor sit down with Rep. Conor Lamb who is currently running in the Democratic primary for US Senate. The free-flowing conversation covered the opioid epidemic, his vision for healthcare, climate change, hydrogen, and more. Visit www.conorlamb.com for more information. Visit www.barnstormingpa.org/shop to buy some merchandise! Visit www.patreon.com/BarnstormingPA/ to donate!

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Community Health Fair May 7 in Wilkes-Barre- “You Don’t Just Play Life By Yourself”- FREE STUFF. (s4e20)

May 7! Community Health Fair in NEPA! (https://stayhappening.com/e/gwv-nurses-community-health-fair-E2ISU9IARIO) 12-4 at Kirby park! Organized by the Greater Wyoming Valley Nurses!Join Logan, and his dad, nurse Ryan, as we discuss this great community event. Solely organized by had-working nurses and frontline health care workers as a day to celebrate, health, wellness, community, resilience and spring weather! Nurses…

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Stacy Richards Two Years On (s4e18)

We welcome back Stacy Richards, Union County Commissioner, to check in about rural news and updates.  Long time friend, Stacy shares her insights and perspectives on the steady work of making positive changes through good policy.  We talk about election integrity and threats to democracy.  The county commissioners are a key element of a good…

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Malcolm Kenyatta for Senate Interview– “Don’t wait on your neighbor because your neighbor may be waiting on you.” (s4e16)

“Don’t wait on your neighbor because your neighbor may be waiting on you.” Malcolm Kenyatta (https://www.malcolmkenyatta.com/) discusses his vision for a politics that heals a broken social contract with working people of all backgrounds. He also shares stories of uniting people across regional and other kinds of difference across PA as part of his own…

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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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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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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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