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Let's Pod This is the official podcast of grassroots organization Let's Fix This, Inc., where we talk with policymakers, advocates, elected officials, and regular folks from across the state to try to explain how our government works and provide context for the pressing issues facing our state.

Let's Pod This is the official podcast of grassroots organization Let's Fix This, Inc., where we talk with policymakers, advocates, elected officials, and regular folks from across the state to try to explain how our government works and provide context for the pressing issues facing our state.
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Let's Pod This is the official podcast of grassroots organization Let's Fix This, Inc., where we talk with policymakers, advocates, elected officials, and regular folks from across the state to try to explain how our government works and provide context for the pressing issues facing our state.

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English

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405-5296263


Episodes

Let's Start with the Data (CJR series #1)

7/19/2019
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This is the first episode in our three part series on the criminal justice system in Oklahoma. We're joined by policy experts Damion Shade & Ryan Gentzler to lay a foundation of data about the Oklahoma criminal justice system, how we got here, and why things are so bad. --------- SERIES DESCRIPTION Criminal justice is always an important, hot button issue in our state. In fact, Oklahoma incarcerates more people per capita than anywhere else in the entire world. During this series we talk...

Duration:00:30:43

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (live panel discussion)

6/24/2019
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Audio from the panel discussion following our "The West Wing" Watch Party, recorded live on May 15, 2019, featuring Donelle Harder (Gov. Stitt's spokesperson), Phil Bacharach (Chief of Staff to State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister), and Steve Hill (Chief of Staff to OKC Mayor David Holt).

Duration:00:45:47

The Politics of Pride

6/21/2019
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We're joined by two members of OKC's LGBTQ community - one a Republican and the other a Democrat - to talk about how they got involved in politics, what Pride means to them, and how they navigate the waters that contain those two things.

Duration:00:51:35

2019 Predict-o-Rama Results (with Rep. Zack Taylor)

6/17/2019
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We review the results of our 2019 #okleg Predict-o-Rama game and visit with one of the winners, Rep. Zack Taylor from Seminole.

Duration:00:41:38

Can we run OKDHS like a business?

6/8/2019
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We discuss the pros & cons of Governor Stitt replacing the veteran director of DHS with a young venture capitalist, Justin Brown. Special guest: attorney Brian Ted Jones.

Duration:01:03:38

The Art of Activism

5/31/2019
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We're joined by Oklahoma state Senator Carri Hicks and local actress/producer/activist Cacky Poarch to get their perspective on the 2019 legislative session and learn about "Faces of the 47th: The Art of Activism," a documentary feature film debuting at the deadCenter Film Festival next week.

Duration:00:58:21

Sine Die (with Rep. Josh West and Rep. Marcus McEntire)

5/24/2019
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Both chambers of #okleg have effectively adjourned, but did they complete all their work? We talk about what was left on the table and also visit with Representatives Josh West and Marcus McEntire about their experience in the legislature.

Duration:01:28:23

"I Stand With Pruitt!"

5/17/2019
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The #okleg reaches a budget agreement, the Governor sold his airplane, Andy's bill was vetoed, and we have not one but TWO Pruitt Watches. The end of session must be near!

Duration:01:07:08

Mo Money, Mo Problems (w/ Jonathan Dodson)

5/11/2019
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As #okleg nears a budget agreement (or ARE they??), we turn to the municipal level and discuss designing safer, "complete" streets with guest Jonathan Dodson.

Duration:00:59:22

BudgetWatch 2019

5/3/2019
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With less than a month 'til the end of session, we discuss rumors about the budget, the status of criminal justice reform, and Governor Stitt's use of the veto. We also curse more than usual. Earmuffs, kids. #SSGOTV.

Duration:00:59:28

Government overreach!

4/26/2019
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From map data to prison data, from county government feuds to former legislators back in the news, from Medicaid expansion plans to a ban on bans, we've got a little something for everyone this week!

Duration:01:09:12

Rally for Coverage (w/ Sabine Brown & Carly Putnam)

4/18/2019
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Sabine Brown (Together Oklahoma) and Carly Putnam (Oklahoma Policy Institute) join us to review the current state of healthcare in Oklahoma and their upcoming "Rally for Coverage."

Duration:00:38:17

Legislative Update and Texts with Mom (with Effie Craven and Jason Dunnington)

4/15/2019
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Special guests Effie Craven and Rep. Jason Dunnington join the show to discuss where the legislature is with various bills and what it's like to text their moms.

Duration:01:03:34

Opioid Settlement, Round 1 (with Attorney General Mike Hunter)

4/10/2019
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Oklahoma has sued more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies over their creation & marketing of addictive opioid medications. Last week we learned that one company, Purdue Pharma, was settling out of court for $270 million. We sat down with the state's Attorney General, Mike Hunter, to discuss the case and the settlement.

Duration:00:44:32

Talkin' Tourism (with Lt. Gov Matt Pinnell)

4/8/2019
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Recorded live at Missy's Donuts in Guthrie, OK, we sit down with Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell to discuss his approach to the Lt. Gov position and his other position as Secretary of Tourism & Branding.

Duration:00:46:00

Privileged Pollution and Secret Sh*t

4/5/2019
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This week we discuss a bill to keep pollution audits private, cleaning up the voter rolls, and the high cost of transporting people with mental illness. Just a typical week in Oklahoma, right?

Duration:00:52:40

Dead Candidates Society (with Megan Funderburk & Bo Broadwater)

3/30/2019
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Should deceased candidates be allowed to remain on the ballot? We discuss the implications of that situation along with independent redistricting and the structure & finances of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES).

Duration:00:57:48

Mid-Session Update

3/21/2019
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As bills move from one chamber to the other, we take a look at what legislation has been signed, what's [mostly] dead, and what are still alive. Special guest: Bo Broadwater from The Journal Record Legislative Report.

Duration:00:57:36

Gravel Tax and Sunshine Week (with Tres Savage & Joe Hight)

3/15/2019
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Tres Savage from NonDoc explains the finer points of why Oklahoma counties should be allowed to tax the production of aggregates (i.e. rocks and gravel) and we visit with Joe Hight, chairman of Freedom of Information Oklahoma, to discuss Sunshine Week, government transparency, and whether the legislature should be subject to the Open Records Act.

Duration:00:48:26

Religion & Politics (with Jon Middendorf)

3/13/2019
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Most of us were taught that it's impolite to discuss religion & politics, but in Oklahoma, those topics are often intertwined. In the eyes of Jon Middendorf, pastor at @okcfirst, the gospel "has to have skin on it," and by that measure, it is inherently a political conversation. Join us as we discuss the intersection of these two issues and how they define our state.

Duration:00:57:46