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1.20 Civil Discourse Over Dinner

11/8/2018
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Using the power of the internet and our own experiences, we attempted to come up with some ideas for you to take on the task of keeping your family gatherings more about connection. If that is your goal, of course. Transcript here: http://bit.ly/120Civil Articles and items we referenced: How to talk politics at your family holiday meal - CNN, Nov 22, 2017https://cnn.it/2qjAMjG How the night before Thanksgiving became the 'biggest drinking day of year' - StarTribune.com, Nov 22,...

Duration:00:40:45

1.19 Voting Your Hopes

10/25/2018
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Is there a way to make elections more fair and get voters excited? Can we create a system that encourages us to talk about the issues? Find RCV for Colorado on social media at facebook.com/@rcvforcolorado or at their website below to learn more. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSheLVsiXYYwm4VFLuhY7B-L--7-YV0H2wkLecHHAW4ds1p2xhH1J0AfpjORt05UN62uAzFkwhnNw-8/pub Articles and items we referenced: Ranked Choice Voting for Colorado: https://rcvforcolorado.org/ A...

Duration:00:39:30

1.18 The Pragmatic Progressive

10/11/2018
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How does one balance ones ideals against the need to move forward towards a better future? Politicians are people doing a job and yet the modern approach to politics creates 2 dimensional versions of these people. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQpeJIpu4-B7es6ULSxImOHu1ntVH-Y_jTZh08JtX45UD6mv-eDIwpHPEDBC3_lXuXwAcl7TzuNnwOC/pub Articles and items we referenced: Polis for Coloradohttps://polisforcolorado.com/ Out Boulder outboulder.org Register to Vote...

Duration:00:29:23

1.17 Fair Trade Immigration

9/27/2018
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Remembering our history gives us insight and empathy. What inspired Columbus Day as a holiday? And why do Indigenous People challenge the celebration of it? It is interesting and revealing to look into. Transcript available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRQ5k_tWJeMn3IdkQMncw_qG6uZ1f_uPBuej15Yi5ge9Cgu5bRjP6bF6J4y65aN-RorWwRhm2bGdPPl/pub Things Referenced: How Columbus Day Fell Victim to Its Own Success - Yoni Appelbaum - The Atlantic, Oct 08, 2012...

Duration:00:45:37

1.16 Do White People Really Love Salad?

9/13/2018
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Our conversation with Dr. Mosby-Tyler ranged from 80s diversity training to the cultural significance of salad in our dinner choices. We were delighted to have her on the show and hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it! About Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler She is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. In her work, Dr. Mosby-Tyler...

Duration:00:38:05

1.15 This Mortal Coil

8/30/2018
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There have been a few high profile suicides in 2018 as well as a CDC report released showing that suicide is up 30% in America. What is happening? We looked into the numbers and while we don't have answers, there are some interesting things happening. And if you are considering suicide consider reaching out to the Coloraodo Crisis line (http://coloradocrisisservices.org) or the National Helpline (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org). Transcript available here:...

Duration:00:37:48

1.14 Just a Number

8/16/2018
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My grandmother used to say getting older beats the alternative. She lived to be 87. She was independent and vibrant, mentally and physically, until the very end of her life. And yet culturally we have so many ideas about aging that make my grandmother's story seem anomalous. Is it? Transcript available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS6UY1EtpADgTpW4koZC7tVHwoMehiQacvDhqmsTH5TJIbWrYOYeak28KG74bl0q78iCEOrWJSmh1Cu/pub Articles and other items we references for this...

Duration:00:46:47

1.13 To Bi or Not to Bi

8/2/2018
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Do bisexual people exist, is everyone bisexual? A study was recently released that claimed all women are bisexual. This led to some questions and lots of reading and then more questions. Transcript at https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQiddELx7zOiTKH_rc1LTxtipIAykF7nemoc6gAZ5Ap0t6R9VKfL0XCY24Ex5zgUbUoxCdRrwXfFMc1/pub Articles and Books We Referenced for This Episode: More Bisexual Women_ Think Again. _ Psychology Today, Jan 30, 2017 Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never...

Duration:00:39:49

1.12 Watch Your Phraseology

7/19/2018
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There are lots of day-to-day sayings we use without really knowing the origins. Erik and Aicila thought it would be fun to look into a few of them. Transcript: Click Here https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQsPt2qZtfa5tGVFxf3y_dUh2KzLxJD-lgMOTGn7D3CqoapS_b3ct1gUb-amxZfAsdTgUEdNz-3v8UN/pub Articles and books we referenced for this episode: Is It Racist To 'Call A Spade A Spade'_ _ Code Switch _ NPR, Sep 23, 2013 The Racial History Of The 'Grandfather Clause' _ Code Switch _ NPR,...

Duration:00:35:44

1.11 Tribal Rights

7/5/2018
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So June 28, 1969, the Stonewall riots happened and kicked off the modern LGBT movement. Pridefest, which just happened in Denver, happens across the country in honor of those folks who said no. Today we live in a world full of identity politics and there are some questions as to how that benefits and harms us a nation. Erik and Aicila spent some time looking into identity politics and how it shows up today. Transcript: Click Here Articles and books we referenced for this episode: Have...

Duration:00:42:57

1.10 Politicizing Human Rights

6/21/2018
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Immigration has been a hot button issue for awhile. In May, Sessions raised the stakes by determining people attempting to cross the border would be criminally prosecuted. The result has been a chaotic and disturbing situation. Transcript: Click here! Articles and Books we referenced for this episode: DHS head Nielsen says immigration crisis 'is not new,' product of legislative loopholes _ Fox News, Jun 06, 2018 The Facts on Immigration Today_ 2017 Edition - Center for American Progress,...

Duration:00:36:54

1.09 What's With Millennials?

6/7/2018
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Ageism is frequently viewed from the perspective of how we treat older people. It is, however, far more wide reaching and complex. In this episode Erik and Aicila explore the question of Millenials and how they are perceived. Transcript link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGpYxoOUFD7vTxbgl5Nisi4vSeJLC6iGgiJxPPwhYgE/edit?usp=sharing "The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age....

Duration:00:35:58

1.08 Up in Smoke

5/24/2018
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Marijuana has been legalized in several states at this point. CO and WA were notably the first to legalize recreational use of cannabis. So far the sky hasn't fallen and yet, things have been happening. We dug in a little and ended up with more questions than answers. Transcript of episode (link following): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AIxq0_1xI-rA9U_GaS-j1LtQIi7Wvdbzyc7vibh_0MM/edit?usp=sharing *Clarification* Erik asserted the Civil War was about states right's. We know that it is...

Duration:00:37:25

Up in Smoke Excerpt 2

5/23/2018
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We have data about alcohol, does it transfer to the questions around marijuana?

Duration:00:00:37

1.07 He is Having a Baby

5/10/2018
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Jason Barker made a movie about his experience of being a pregnant man. In this episode, Erik and Aicila talk about the gender binary and the beautiful story Barker shared about his journey bearing his child. Correction: Aicila referred to Scott Barker as the subject of the Guardian Article and it is Jason Barker the story is about. Sources and articles we referenced: Gender Binary Wikipedia When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink_ _ Arts & Culture _ Smithsonian April 7, 2011 The story of...

Duration:00:27:04

He's Having a Baby Excerpt 1

5/1/2018
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The question of binary assumptions and how they serve or don't serve us.

Duration:00:00:42

1.06 Sex Tech

4/26/2018
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Sex work is stigmatized and seen in a negative light. However, the people who engage in sex work have a different story to tell. Erik and Aicila dig a little into their story and the impact of recent legislation. Correction: Aicila said counties with populations fewer than 170,000 were allowed to create brothels in Nevada. It is actually fewer than 700,000. Sources we reference: Sex Trafficking Experts Say SESTA Is the Wrong Solution, Oct 3, 2017 How Congress Censored the Internet, Mar...

Duration:00:36:53

Excerpt from Sex Tech 2

4/23/2018
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A little bit about why the online platforms serve us all.

Duration:00:01:42

Excerpt from Sex Tech 1

4/16/2018
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A quick excerpt from our upcoming show on FOSTA/SESTA's impact, censorship, and sex work in America. Show will be available on April 26.

Duration:00:00:48

1.05 Hopefully Yours

4/12/2018
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We've talked about cheating cheaters, consent and violations, guns and mass shootings. So this week is all about what gives us hope. According to Merriam Webster, hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Correction: Aicila said about 20% of the population voted in the 2016 election, it was actually closer to 36% of the population, 54% of eligible voters. “Those who...

Duration:00:34:17