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We’re talking about government, politics, and the independent movement inside Arizona, mostly, and nationally. Artwork by Sarah Hinman. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cbleone/support

We’re talking about government, politics, and the independent movement inside Arizona, mostly, and nationally. Artwork by Sarah Hinman. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cbleone/support
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We’re talking about government, politics, and the independent movement inside Arizona, mostly, and nationally. Artwork by Sarah Hinman. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cbleone/support

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@CBLeone

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English

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Episodes

Time for a teacher

12/10/2018
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I speak with Eric Kurland, a teacher for 20 years who ran for the Arizona House of Representatives in District 23. Eric shares thoughts about his campaign and Kathy Hoffman, also a teacher, who won the 2018 election for Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction. This episode was recorded at Lazy Ape Studios. LINKS • Eric Kurland: https://kurland23.com/ • Kathy Hoffman: https://www.electkathyhoffman.com/ • Kathy Knecht: https://www.electknecht.org/ • Lazy Ape Studios:...

Duration:00:51:49

Bon appetite voters

10/29/2018
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How chocolate cake changed politics forever | a story by Perry Waag and Chris Leone. You can read the story at https://www.voteleone.org/bon_appetite_voters. #independent #politics Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/addyour2cents/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:06:27

Vote Smart | Facts Matter

9/17/2018
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In this episode, I speak with Walker McKusick, the National Director for Vote Smart. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in History and Economics. After graduation, he taught History and Politics in England to students from 8th grade through their senior year of high school. He joined Vote Smart in 2015. Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, and unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans. Founded 30 years ago by a group of...

Duration:00:26:10

Outlaw Dirty Money in Arizona

9/3/2018
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In this episode, I speak with Paul Weich, a business and election attorney, about the Arizona ballot initiative called Outlaw Dirty Money – shortly after this episode was recorded, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that found the initiative didn't have enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. We also discuss whether the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission is the right entity to enforce the initiative. Paul was a reporter for NPR in Tucson and is a...

Duration:00:29:51

What is a grassroots Republican

8/15/2018
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In this episode, I speak with Clair Van Steenwyk. Van is running for Arizona State Senate in District 22. He answers the questions of what is a grassroots Republican and why the disconnect between the Republican platform and its leadership. Visit www.vote4van.com to learn more about Van. #independent #politics Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/addyour2cents/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:36:12

Kathy & Chris | One low and one high point in your campaign

7/28/2018
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This is the third of three episodes in which I spoke with Kathy Knecht. Kathy's words are worth listening to. "The important things are always hard," said Kathy. But this episode was not so hard. Check it out and let me know what you think. #independent #politics Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/addyour2cents/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:12:35

Kathy & Chris | Why am I running

7/27/2018
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The second of three episodes in which Kathy and Chris talk about being an Independent and campaigning. In this episode both people answer the question, why am I running. Kathy Knecht is running for the Arizona State Senate in District 21 as an Independent. She is a seasoned campaigner, having won three school board elections. Kathy is also an active volunteer, serving the arts, education, and veterans. She has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 15 years. Kathy's two daughters achieved the...

Duration:00:14:28

Kathy & Chris | Why are you an Independent

7/26/2018
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The first of three episodes in which Kathy and Chris talk about being an Independent and campaigning. In this episode both people answer the question, why are you an independent. Kathy Knecht is running for the Arizona State Senate in District 21 as an Independent. She is a seasoned campaigner, having won three school board elections. Kathy is also an active volunteer, serving the arts, education, and veterans. She has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 15 years. Kathy's two daughters...

Duration:00:12:03

What's an independent to do

7/6/2018
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What's an independent to do when every candidate professes to put the public interest first? I talk about three things an independent can highlight to convince voters he will follow through on his committment, but his party-affiliated counterpart will not. #independent #politics Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/addyour2cents/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:18:40

Humanity 101 with Dr. Neal Lester - updated!

6/20/2018
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This episode marks the first time I interviewed a guest. At the time, my audio skills were limited. They are still limited but improved. I re-edited the episode and removed a lot of the extraneous noise. My conversation with Dr. Neal Lester of Arizona State University is worth a listen. Lester is a Foundation Professor of English and a Founding Director of Project Humanities. He has extensive public service experience. Links to topics and people mentioned in the show: • Project Humanities:...

Duration:00:38:19

Gamechangers | Can Independents Rewrite the Political Playbook

6/15/2018
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I highlight the things I liked about a 30 page report named Gamechanger - Independents Rewrite the Political Playbook. #independent #politics Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/addyour2cents/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:15:52

Can independents fix primaries

6/13/2018
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Arizona has open primaries, which means, independents can vote in the primaries. If independents in large numbers participated, would it fix some if the problems we have with our party primary system? #independent #politics Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/addyour2cents/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:08:58