Racism and Values in American Politics

 

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Racist Tweets, Border Camps, and Campaign Finance

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Trump's Tweets (03:07)

The Border Camps (20:36)

Compliment the Other Side: Tabitha Isner & the Trump Administration (31:35)

Campaign Finance (37:29) 

Outside of Politics (01:20:32)

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Five Things You Need to Know About Campaign Finance

The World Cup, Sudan, Iran, and the Census

Topics Discussed:

The Women's World Cup (03:43)
Sudan (09:41)
Iran (14:23)
Compliment the Other Side: Rep. Bennie Thompson & Connie Morella (25:33)
The Census (31:25)
Outside of Politics (53:41)

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Engaging Young Voters with Claire Harmon

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Social Work and Advocacy with Dr. Missy Bird

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The Democratic Primary Debates: Round One

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Wednesday night debate (01:46)

Thursday night debate (27:13)

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Detention Centers, E. Jean Carroll, and True Crime

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  • Detention Centers at the Border (05:14)

  • E. Jean Carroll's Rape Accusation (26:25)

  • Compliment the Other Side: Tucker Carlson & Governor Kate Brown (32:05)

  • True Crime (41:31)

  • The Enneagram and Parenting (01:02:11)

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Mark Charles, Joe Biden, and Reparations

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Mark Charles on Reconciliation, Lament, and a Campaign for All the People

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Running for Senate: MJ Hegar and Stephany Rose Spaulding

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Today, we're featuring two incredible women who are running for Senate in 2020. MJ Hegar is running against incumbent John Cornyn in Texas. Stephany Rose Spaulding, who spoke to us during her 2018 campaign for Congress, is running for the Democratic nomination in Colorado. 

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Tariffs, Hong Kong, and Brexit

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We discuss the "deal" the administration made with Mexico over tariffs and Hong Kong protests about extradition legislation. Beth compliments Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Sarah compliments states working to overturn the death penalty. In our main segment, we return to our conversation about Brexit and share what we think will happen. Outside of politics, we talk accents and celebrate Nicholas Holland's 40th birthday. 

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Five Things You Need to Know About Brexit

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Despite the fact that Brexit has been a thing for years now, things are still a mess over in the United Kingdom as they attempt to decide exactly how this is going to go down. Today, we're breaking down what you need to know about Brexit before we discuss our opinions about it on Tuesday's episode. 

We'll be answering all these questions and more:

  1. How did Britain get to be in the European Union in the first place?

  2. How did Bexit became a thing?

  3. What's in the divorce deal?

  4. What is the Irish backstop and why is it complicating things?

  5. What happens after Theresa May leaves office?

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2020 Candidates, Rachel Held Evans, and Our Journey on LGBT Rights

We start by talking about developments in the 2020 field, including the addition of Mark Charles, Kirsten Gillibrand's failure to launch, and security risks exemplified by what happened to Kamala Harris. We also share our heartbreak over the shooting in Virginia Beach and ponder President Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom. 

For Compliment the Other Side, Beth honors the work of Democrats in Connecticut who are working on a new budget package. 

In our main segment, we respond to listener Cody's message about Pride Month. We share our personal journeys in relation to LGBTQ rights and how we got to the positions we hold now.

Finally, we reflect again on the life and legacy of Rachel Held Evans and what an honor it was to be at her funeral this weekend. It was truly a sacred experience and we are so grateful to have known her. We encourage you to take the time to watch the funeral service yourself.

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Mueller, Netanyahu, the USS John McCain, and Boycotting Red States

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We talk through the news of the week, including that nine minute press conference that Robert Mueller gave urging us all to read his report. We also discuss the Israeli election, the potential boycotts of red states, and the absurd reason the USS John McCain is in the news. 

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Nancy Pelosi, President Trump, and Women in the Military (with Lt. Col. Jeannette Haynie)

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We discuss the tension between President Trump and Congress, specifically the House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We also share our conversation with Lt. Col. Jeannette Gaudry Haynie, a Naval Academy graduate an attack helicopter pilot who is doing important research focusing on the gendered nature of conflict. 

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Willie Geist Talks Journalism and the Politics of 2020

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We share our great conversation with Willie Geist about journalism, the politics of the 2020 presidential race, and what's in his Netflix queue. 

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Equality Act, Immigration, Justin Amash, and Abortion Law

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We start with a few current events including the House passing the Equality Act, Jared Kushner and the new immigration law, Justin Amash's important Twitter thread, and a surprising Compliment the Other Side from Sarah. Then, we dig in on the complexities of abortion law in America and what we think will happen next. Outside of politics, Sarah shares her thoughts on the Game of Thrones finale and Beth has feelings about the finale of this season of Survivor. 

5 Things You Need to Know About Abortion Law

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Today, we're sharing five things you need to know about abortion law in advance of a deeper conversation about recent events on Tuesday's episode. 

  1. Abortion has a long emotional history in the US that Roe vs. Wade didn't stop.

  2. Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia have passed "heart beat bills".

  3. Heartbeat bills and outright bans on abortion in all circumstances are surging in popularity, despite the fact that public opinion is largely more nuanced about abortion.

  4. Stare decisions recently took a hit on the Supreme Court. 

  5. Kentucky's law has already been struck down in court. Mississippi and Ohio's are already being challenged. Georgia and Alabama laws are also expected to be challenged.

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International Trade, European Election Meddling, and Rural Infrastructure

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 We share thoughts on a variety of international news stories including trade with China, conflict with Iran, and Russian interference in European elections. Then, we dive deep on rural infrastructure and how the lack thereof is affecting America. Outside of politics, Sarah fumes about Game of Thrones and Beth contemplates different kinds of love on her 12th anniversary.