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Juneteenth Plans for Lycoming Tri-County NAACP and Let’s end COVID! (special episode s3e47)

The regional Juneteenth celebration coming up on Saturday, June 19, from 10:30am to 5pm in Brandon Park, Williamsport, will include, among many other things, a mobile vaccine clinic provided by River Valley Health and Dental.  The mobile clinic will be offering J&J single-dose vaccination between 11 and 3 that day.  The first 50 to get…

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Tierra Williams, Poet and Advocate for Ferguson Township Supervisor-Centre County (s3e45)

Tierra Williams is running for Ferguson Township Supervisor in Centre County. You can support her directly here. She is part of the PA United “We Can’t Wait” slate of candidates. Tierra was fresh off of a poetry and politics events which we certainly heard more about it for being cool and innovative. Townships, in PA,…

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“I am proud to be maladjusted…” MLK at the Ware Lectures in 1966

During a weekend training called “Jubilee 3” hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association, I heard about a lecture by Martin Luther King JR delivered to the UUA national meeting in 1966 called “The Ware Lecture.” Martin Luther King, Jr., Dana McLean Greeley, and Homer Jack, director of the Unitarian Universalist Association Department of Social Concerns,…

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Rep Maxine Waters Is Right. Stay in the Streets.

Representative Maxine Waters(C) (D-CA) speaks to the media during an ongoing protest at the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota on April 17, 2021. – Police officer, Kim Potter, who shot dead Black 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb after appearing to mistake her gun for her Taser was arrested April 14…

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Can We Imagine the Next Chapter of the Pandemic? It’s Hard to Prioritize Both Speed and Equity with Aaron Troisi, Nathan Alan Lund, and Sam Pearson (s3e39)

This is our second episode looking back at a year of pandemic and looking forward. Thrilled to invite long-time friend of The HUB for Progress (www.thehub4progress.org) , Aaron Troisi, Lead Political Organizer with SEIU Healthcare PA. 60% of nursing home employees have resisted getting vaccines. Aaron describes that is a problem of the left and…

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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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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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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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New Districts, To Endorse or Not, Hang on a Sec with a Letter Defending Slavery With Dwayne (ep 24)

Well, we have our new districts.  Should Democratic county chairpeople endorse in primaries?  We play “hang on a sec” with a letter from a Mifflinburg High School student that seems to defend slavery.  And Blue Ghost fireflies.  So cool. Mifflinburg information. Blue Ghost Fireflies.

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