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Tomato Monkey Saturn: The Umbrella of the Dems

7/17/2018
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What's it like to be a community activist, fired up by the passion of Bernie Sanders? And how do you then become a county party executive? Take a listen to this week's podcast to hear the evolution of of an activist. Plus, how the Blue Wave can succeed.

Duration:00:37:23

Be Good Person

7/9/2018
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What would you do if confronted with extreme racism? We're confronted with videos of non-white Americans facing harassment and brutality. How can White allies respond? We don't have all of the answers -- and welcome yours. But it has to start somewhere.

Duration:00:43:04

We're not f@#*d

7/5/2018
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Micah tells us why we're not f@#*d. And we aren't, but we all have a lot of work to do. Plus, Megan's last show!

Duration:00:33:59

To save a forest; And Sara, Megan, and Micah go Old School

6/18/2018
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We talk with a local leader about what saving a forest means to him. Plus, Sara, Megan, and Micah riff like the good ol' days -- with discussions of dialogue, building bridges, and voting (YOU HAVE TO DO IT!).

Duration:00:51:58

Delegate John Williams, Medical Cannabis, and Roads

6/5/2018
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Join us and WV Delegate (WV-51) John Williams as we discuss medical cannabis, taxes, and roads. Plus, Sara compares West Virginia to a planet from Star Wars. Listen in to find out which one!

Duration:00:38:39

Tales from the Campaign Trail in West Virginia

5/29/2018
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Want to get to know what candidates for like? What music pumps them up? Fuel for the campaign? Check out this podcast and hear from Danielle Walker and Evan Hansen as we discuss tales from the campaign trail.

Duration:00:39:38

Primary Season in West Virginia

5/20/2018
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Progressives fared well in the West Virginia primary in 2018. Check out our analysis of why progressives shouldn't be ignored here. Plus, we touch base with Democratic candidate for WV-01, Kendra Ferchee.

Duration:00:37:34

Tim Ryan for WV House -- and He Won

5/14/2018
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Check out our interview with Tim Ryan: Nominee from the WV 56th district. Exciting news -- this guy made the primary. So keep an eye on him in November.

Duration:00:26:55

Monica Addington for WV House of Delegates

4/25/2018
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Check out Monica Addington, working mom who is running for West Virginia House of Delegates. A strong supporter of LGBTQ and Planned Parenthood. Hear how she evolved on these issues.

Duration:00:27:56

"Live" Recording from the NAOTB Party with Progressive Candidates

4/14/2018
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Last week, we got together with some of our favorite West Virginia candidates and threw a celebration. Sometimes you just have to enjoy one another and have fun!

Duration:00:46:12

Danielle Walker Rocking it in the WV-51st

3/20/2018
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Wondering what it's like to be asked to run? And what about running for office with a family to take care of? What keeps you motivated and inspired. Hear from Danielle Walker, running for House of Delegates in the West Virginia 51st.

Duration:00:38:50

We Are Back! And It's 2018

1/10/2018
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Phew! It's 2018. So take a listen as we discuss what's up for The New Activists in 2018 -- including lots of interviews with some great candidates. Plus, we discuss some promising promising court cases about gerrymandering and net neutrality. Let's get busy folks. So get inspired and get active.

Duration:00:27:40

Flynn, Taxes, and Blankenship: The Oddsey Continues

12/4/2017
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Another day, another chance to discuss the latest (and hopefully not last) victim of the Russia scandal, Michael Flynn. Then, we ponder life with the Republical #TaxScam, discuss the latest sexual harassment scandal, and close with the latest crazo to enter the race for Senate from WV - the convicted Don Blankenship. It's never a dull moment...

Duration:00:47:26

Conversation with a Candidate (WV-1): Kendra Fershee

11/20/2017
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Our first interview with a congressional candidate -- Kendra Fershee of Morgantown, WV who has thrown her hat in the ring to represent the first district of WV. Join us as we hear her why she ran, how she's running, and her vision for freedom in West Virginia

Duration:00:51:41

The Indictment, the Budget, and Bigotry

11/7/2017
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Join us with a special guest for a discussion of the Manafort indictment, why the House budget is SO horrible and how to stop bigotry in WV.

Duration:00:53:44

Talking to a wall

10/31/2017
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We took a field trip this week! Off to Kingwood, West Virginia to try and talk with Senator Capito's staffers. Talk we did. Listened to we were not. So have a listen and keep the pressure on... Onward.

Duration:00:15:05

The immoral tax reform plan and an NDO

10/23/2017
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Worried about the recent budget and tax plan out of DC? Because you should be. A primer on how the GOP use the language of tax reform and how it will hurt just about everyone you know. Plus, Morgantown, WV passes a non-discrimination ordinance! Because we have to pay attention to our little victories too.

Duration:00:35:29

Smorgsbord of Crap

10/15/2017
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What a week! Executive orders, chest pounding, version one of the horrible Trump budget passes the house. Take a listen as we vent, fume, and laugh.

Duration:00:31:15

ACA Enrollment, Guns, and Women's Healthcare

10/9/2017
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If you're wondering how you can effectively push back on the Trump administration while helping people enroll for the ACA, then this show is for you! Megan and Sara also riff on gun control. With special guest, Kelly Allen.

Duration:00:37:11

Title IX, Where we stand: Shifting Sands

9/18/2017
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Title IX stipulates that no one in the US can be excluded from participation in educational program receiving federal assistance due to their sex. Over time, how this is precisely implemented has changed. So this week, we discuss the history of the policy and the Trump administration's changes. Guess what? They're bad!

Duration:00:40:20