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Making Action Happen

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Making Action Happen is a show about the Action22 members and communities. The show introduces you to Colorado community leaders, elected officials, and individuals to gain perspective on their ideas and experiences. While Action22 works on public policy from the rural space, we explore which perspectives are driven by political party lines and which ones are not. Specifically, we focus on and discuss topics that have ongoing and immediate impact on our communities, and by extension other communities like ours. The purpose is to help you find insight and solutions relevant to what you are working on, regardless of where you are in the world. Making Action Happen is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Making Action Happen is a show about the Action22 members and communities. The show introduces you to Colorado community leaders, elected officials, and individuals to gain perspective on their ideas and experiences. While Action22 works on public policy from the rural space, we explore which perspectives are driven by political party lines and which ones are not. Specifically, we focus on and discuss topics that have ongoing and immediate impact on our communities, and by extension other communities like ours. The purpose is to help you find insight and solutions relevant to what you are working on, regardless of where you are in the world. Making Action Happen is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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United States

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Making Action Happen is a show about the Action22 members and communities. The show introduces you to Colorado community leaders, elected officials, and individuals to gain perspective on their ideas and experiences. While Action22 works on public policy from the rural space, we explore which perspectives are driven by political party lines and which ones are not. Specifically, we focus on and discuss topics that have ongoing and immediate impact on our communities, and by extension other communities like ours. The purpose is to help you find insight and solutions relevant to what you are working on, regardless of where you are in the world. Making Action Happen is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Perspective of Youth

1/21/2021
This week: We talk with Nicholas DeSalvo who was cemented as the youngest political candidate in Colorado when he ran for the Pueblo West Metro Board in 2020 at 17 years of age. While still in school, he serves as the elected Student Body President of Pueblo West High, the largest school south of Colorado Springs.

Duration:00:54:19

Colorado Legislative Session - Let's Begin

1/14/2021
This week: Micah Espinoza shares his COVID vaccination experience Garin Vorthmann, named one of Colorado's most influential lobbyist, will discuss the brief opening of Colorado's Legislative Session and what we should be paying attention to now and when the Session restarts.

Duration:00:54:39

Encore: IT, Wolves, and Economic Recovery, Oh My!

12/31/2020
This week we will be talking to Paul Hendricksen from CMS IP Technologies about IT security in a post-COVID world and what you should be keeping your eye on. Also, Shawn Martini from Colorado Farm Bureau will be discussing Colorado's Proposition 114 which would introduce additional wolves onto public lands. Shawn will also be touching on the ongoing trade negotiations with the U.K. Last we will hear from Kevin Wilkins, Exec Director of the San Luis Valley Development Resource Group about the...

Duration:00:55:07

Scott Tipton

12/17/2020
In this week's show, we welcome Congressman Scott Tipton, live from DC as they finish up the COVID stimulus package. If you have any questions or messages for the Congressman as he gets ready to depart DC and come home, email them to sara.blackhurst@action22.org.

Duration:00:45:41

Simulation? and Stabilization

12/10/2020
This week we talk with Action22 Board Member, Guillermo Lambarri, Director of External Affairs at AT&T. We will be discussing FirstNet here in Colorado, plus, what it will take to provide the needed virtual connectivity in a Post-COVID world. Sara and Brian will pose the question: If this pandemic were a simulation how would we assess outcomes and what have we learned? Based on that analysis, they will lay out the game plan and strategy for Action22 efforts in the coming year.

Duration:00:56:37

Colorado Special Session Review

12/3/2020
The Colorado General Assembly just adjourned an a Special Legislative Session. This week, we will will have a full Post- Special Session Wrap-up from Daneya Esgar, JBC Chair and Mike Beasley, 5280 Strategies.

Duration:00:54:33

Talking Crap and Naming Names

11/12/2020
This week, Sara Blackhurst and Brian McCain will further unpack election results and implications of outcomes. Expect a candid discussion on where we are now and what happens next for Colorado, the Nation and the urban-rural divide.

Duration:00:55:35

Post Election Analysis

11/5/2020
In this week's episode Mike Beasley is joining us for a full post election analysis - why Colorado voted the way they did and what it all means.

Duration:00:55:44

Importance of Redistricting and prepare for Open Enrollment with Connect for Health Colorado

10/29/2020
In this weeks episode, we ask listeners to engage on how they can be a part of Redistricting Colorado's voting districts. This will be some of the most important work done in 2021. Considering new coverage or need a health plan for you and your family? Now is the time. Open Enrollment for Colorado's in qualified health plans begins November 1.

Duration:00:54:07

Spooky Colorado

10/22/2020
Join us this week with our guest is Brian McCain. One of our favorite things about Brian is his wild and engaging stories. As an early Halloween Treat for you, Brian will be sharing some of Colorado's spookiest tales and legends.

Duration:00:56:35

Live at the 2020 Action22 Annual Meeting

10/8/2020
This week's show will broadcast live at the Action22 Annual Meeting. We will be visiting with Community Leaders from around the region who are in attendance.

Duration:00:56:13

And Now Introducing ... Action22

9/24/2020
In this week's episode, we introduce listeners to Action22 and Southern Colorado. We will share how we have come to serve as a venue for collaboration and communication, to accomplish the priorities of the people we represent and expand the influence and impact of our members. Our guest this week is Brian McCain who will share the perspective he gained as District Director for Congressman Scott Tipton and will also help us map out the future of the political landscape of the Action22...

Duration:01:00:00