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Welcome to the Independent Voter Podcast channel. Join us for discussions on voter rights, election reform, and more from an independent-minded perspective. IVN is supported in part by the Independent Voter Project. Become a member today and support IVP’s mission to advance the rights of nonpartisan voters. We don’t have a party. We don’t have highly paid lobbyists. All we have is you. Just $5 a month helps us combat the partisanship that has overtaken our political system. Click the link below to become a member today!

Welcome to the Independent Voter Podcast channel. Join us for discussions on voter rights, election reform, and more from an independent-minded perspective. IVN is supported in part by the Independent Voter Project. Become a member today and support IVP’s mission to advance the rights of nonpartisan voters. We don’t have a party. We don’t have highly paid lobbyists. All we have is you. Just $5 a month helps us combat the partisanship that has overtaken our political system. Click the link below to become a member today!

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Welcome to the Independent Voter Podcast channel. Join us for discussions on voter rights, election reform, and more from an independent-minded perspective. IVN is supported in part by the Independent Voter Project. Become a member today and support IVP’s mission to advance the rights of nonpartisan voters. We don’t have a party. We don’t have highly paid lobbyists. All we have is you. Just $5 a month helps us combat the partisanship that has overtaken our political system. Click the link below to become a member today!

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Episodes

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Oct. 21

10/21/2020
"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Oct. 21 by Independent Voter Podcast

Duration:00:42:00

Rank the Vote: Helping States Overcome ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’

10/21/2020
Nathan Lockwood, Managing Director of Rank the Vote, joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss how his team is helping grassroots initiatives pursue Ranked Choice Voting across the Nation. Rank the Vote is a national non-partisan organization dedicated to sharing strategies and tactics with activists at the state-level. Mr. Lockwood is a Yale graduate who previously served as a statewide speaker and as the Communications Co-Lead for Voter Choice Massachusetts, the organization which...

Duration:00:30:27

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Oct. 14

10/14/2020
"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Oct. 14 by Independent Voter Podcast

Duration:00:42:00

The Two-Party Doom Loop: "This Is How Our Democracy Will Die"

10/14/2020
In this episode of "UnRig It,” Independent Voter News Editor Shawn Griffiths talks with Unite America Executive Director and National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers Board Member Nick Troiano about the peril the country is in under the two-party “Doom Loop.” A phrase coined by author Lee Drutman, the two-party “Doom Loop” describes the downward spiral US politics is in as a result of the perpetual us-vs-them, tit-for-tat mindset our nation’s elected officials maintain as their pursuit...

Duration:00:19:19

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Oct. 7

10/7/2020
"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Oct. 7 by Independent Voter Podcast

Duration:00:42:00

Online vs. In-Person Schooling: Whose Vote Should Count?

10/7/2020
Michael Allman joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss the challenges facing public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and in general. Mr. Allman is a candidate for School Board in California’s San Dieguito Union High School District. He is a local CEO and an experienced board member having chaired numerous public and private boards and as well as chairing several audit committees. Mr. Allman has also been a Founder, President, and Chair of numerous successful technology...

Duration:00:30:27

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Sept. 30

9/30/2020
In this episode, we discuss in more detail the Aztecs' decision to play in Carson, affordable housing and more.

Duration:00:42:00

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Sept. 23, 2020

9/23/2020
"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" is aired weekly on Mightier 1090am from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. In this episode, Marston talks to Fox 5 sports director Troy Hirsch and KUSI sports reporter Maddison Sinclair about the concerns surrounding Aztecs playing in Carson. Plus, a new perspective is offered on WHO's recent COVID-19 guidelines from local orthodontist, Dr. Kami Hoss.

Duration:00:42:00

The League of Women Voters is in a League of Its Own

9/23/2020
Lori Thiel and Jennifer Avina join host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss how the League of Women Voters is trying to make a non-partisan difference in the 2020 elections. Ms. Thiel is president of the League of Women Voters of San Diego. Ms. Avina is an attorney and a member of the League, who currently coordinates the San Diego chapter’s Youth Internship program and the "101 Days of Action" campaign that provides daily activities related to the upcoming election. Ms. Thiel shares the...

Duration:00:30:48

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Sept. 16, 2020

9/16/2020
In this episode, Jeff Marston talks to KUSI sports anchor Brandon Stone about how professional athletes influence student athletes.

Duration:00:42:00

"The Extra Point with Jeff Marston" on Mightier 1090: Sept. 9,2020

9/9/2020
Host Jeff Marston talks to former state lawmaker Steve Peace about SDSU West and IVN San Diego columnist Ron Donoho about homelessness, plus more.

Duration:00:41:00

Joe Collins: Taking a Big-Name Incumbent into Deep Waters in CA-43

9/9/2020
Joe Collins is T.J. O’Hara’s guest on Deconstructed. Mr. Collins spent 13 years in the United States Navy and served with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has a strong sense of duty, commitment, and leadership and is running for a seat in the United States Congress. He must also like combat because he is running as a Republican in California, and he is taking on an incumbent by the name of Maxine Waters. Representative Waters is a 15-term member of Congress and, including her...

Duration:00:30:27

At Home Voting: The Method and the Madness

8/26/2020
Amber McReynolds joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss “at home” voting. Ms. McReynolds is the CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute, co-author of the book When Women Vote, and an expert on election policy and administration. She is also the former Director of Elections for Denver, Colorado, where she transformed the Elections Division into a national and international award-winning office. In addition, Ms. McReynolds was recognized by Governing Magazine as a 2018 Top...

Duration:00:30:13

"We're Throwing a Punch at the Bipartisan Establishment"

8/12/2020
In the latest episode of "Unrig It," Independent Voter News Editor Shawn Griffiths interviews Open Primaries President John Opdycke about the combined efforts to get nonpartisan primary reform passed with an alternative voting method in Alaska, Arkansas, North Dakota, St. Louis, and the campaign to bring nonpartisan primaries to one of the nation's biggest battleground states -- Florida. Griffiths and Opdycke not only talk about these reform efforts, but the state of nonpartisan reform...

Duration:00:25:08

Scot Faulkner Talks About ‘Naked Emperors’ Past and Present

7/29/2020
Scot Faulkner joins host T. J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss his experience as the first Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of Representatives and how he views the transitioning nature of our Nation. He shares the inside story of just how corrupt the House was when he was called upon to “fix it” in 1995 and who erected barriers (and why) to limit the change in the second edition of his critically acclaimed bestseller, "Naked Emperors; The Failure of the Republican...

Duration:00:30:27

Why Local League of Women Voters and RepresentUs Support San Diego’s 'Top 4 RCV' Initiative

7/15/2020
Lori Thiel and Amy Tobia join host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss More Choice San Diego’s Top4RCV initiative. Ms. Thiel is president of the League of Women Voters of San Diego. The League of Women Voters is a national, nonpartisan, political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Ms. Tobia is a local leader for RepresentUs...

Duration:00:30:27

Paul Meshanko and The Neuroscience Behind Political Behavior

7/8/2020
Paul Meshanko, MBA, CSP, joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss the neuroscience behind political behavior. Mr. Meshanko is an author, professional speaker, and the founder and President of Legacy Business Cultures. He is a leading facilitator of training in the fields of leadership development and diversity and inclusion who has successfully helped government agencies examine and improve their cultures and performance. Mr. Meshanko discusses how the human brain works, what...

Duration:00:30:20

The Alliance Party: Introducing Civility, Transparency, and Responsibility into our Politics

7/1/2020
Dr. James Rex, National Chair of The Alliance Party, joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss the rapid emergence of this new political party. Dr. Rex also describes the philosophical underpinnings of the party that he hopes will distinguish it from its peers. While only coming into existence on October 14, 2018, The Alliance Party has already built a significant number of ballot lines among the states and attracted candidates at the federal, state, and local levels. It also has a...

Duration:00:28:24

Katherine Gehl on Ending Division, Dysfunction, and Inaction in a Democracy in Crisis

6/17/2020
In the latest episode of Unrig It, the official podcast of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR), Independent Voter News editor Shawn Griffiths talks with Honorary NANR Co-Chair Katherine Gehl. Gehl is a pre-eminent leader in the national reform space and is co-author of the new book, "The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy." Griffiths and Gehl discuss the history of the collaborative work she has done with...

Duration:00:38:35

Deconstructed Podcast with T.J. O'Hara and Author Neal Simon

6/3/2020
Neal Simon, the author of Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic, joined T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss the challenges of our current partisan political environment and how to address them.

Duration:00:29:53