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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

Should student athletes be paid? (with Peter Daggett)

10/10/2019
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Much to the chagrin of the NCAA, the state of California recently passed the Fair Pay to Play Act, which law permits collegiate athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements. A similar bill will likely be filed in Oklahoma next year, so we sat down with OU gymnast (and burgeoning entrepreneur) Peter Daggett to hear his perspective as a student athlete.

Duration:00:54:29

Power to the People with Katie Fahey(Gerrymandering Oklahoma series #4)

10/5/2019
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This is the fourth and final episode in our "Gerrymandering Oklahoma" series. By now we know what gerrymandering is, how and why it happens, and a few ways to prevent it. But how, exactly, do you get it to stop when the political system is rigged against you? You let the voters take the lead. For this, we spoke with Katie Fahey who started a people-first movement in Michigan in 2018 that led to the formation an independent redistricting commission and virtually eliminated gerrymandering...

Duration:00:32:49

Ratf**ked (Gerrymandering Oklahoma series #3)

9/18/2019
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This is the third episode in our "Gerrymandering Oklahoma" series. We wanted to learn more about gerrymandering around the country, so we wanted to talk to a man who literally wrote the book on the topic, David Daley. He is the author of "Ratf**cked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and has probably looked at more maps and driven more legislative district boundaries than anyone else in the country.

Duration:00:48:08

A Cause we all have in Common (Gerrymandering Oklahoma series #2)

9/6/2019
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This is the second episode in our "Gerrymandering Oklahoma" mini series. Now that we know how legislative redistricting is done and how that process often leads to gerrymandering, we want to talk broadly about how states can prevent politicians from picking their own voters. For that, we speak with Dan Vicuña from Common Cause, to gain some insight on what's worked in other states and how their organization is involved.

Duration:00:27:36

GADDIEMANDERED! (Gerrymandering Oklahoma series #1)

8/30/2019
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This is the first episode of our "Gerrymandering Oklahoma" mini series. We're joined by OU political science professor Keith Gaddie to discuss the ins and outs of gerrymandering and the legislative redistricting process. (Hint: It's super important and most people have no idea.)

Duration:00:56:17

Emergency Pod: Drug Money

8/26/2019
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The judge has ruled: Oklahoma has won their lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, and for that the state will receive $572 million...or will they?

Duration:00:12:13

Run Sally Run

8/23/2019
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Quick updates on the two ballot initiatives (SQ802 & 803) that are collecting signatures right now, plus we're joined by Sara Jane Rose and Alyssa Fisher from Sally's List to talk about recruiting and training women to run for public office. (Psst - you can do it!)

Duration:00:52:13

Reforming the Law (CJR series #3)

8/5/2019
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This is the third episode in our three-part series about criminal justice reform in Oklahoma. In this episode, we speak with state Representative Garry Mize about the legacy of state questions 780, 781, and 788, and what the legislative path to meaningful criminal justice reform might look like.

Duration:00:47:25

Fines, Fees, and Fallacies (CJR series #2)

7/25/2019
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This is the second episode in our three-part series about criminal justice reform in Oklahoma. In this episode, local defense attorney Brian Jones walks us through each of the steps involved in the typical criminal legal process, including details about the many, MANY fines and fees, as well as some of the big fallacies most people people believe about how the legal system operates.

Duration:01:03:54

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