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"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

Interview with Stephanie Zucker: Candidate for WV Senate 14

4/10/2018
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Check our our interview with Stephanie Zucker whose passion and commitment to her community can make a real difference in WV. Wonder what happens when your car breaks down in WV? Or when someone is down on their luck? We pull together. Hear Stephanie's take.

Duration:00:45:36

There's even more hope...WV Senate Candidate Simon Hargus!

4/2/2018
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Candidate Simon Hargus is running for WV Senate office in District 3! Listen to his people inspired politics for a refreshing interview about what politics could (and should) be in West Virginia!

Duration:00:31:32

What works: Early childhood education

3/27/2018
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Want to know a way to decrease crime, increase earnings, and get more people in the workforce? Support early childhood education! Take a listen to hear the latest and greatest for supporting our youngest citizens.

Duration:00:29:01

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

Interview with a Candidate: Ralph Baxter in the West Virginia 1st

2/19/2018
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Interview with Ralph Baxter of Wheeling, WV who is running to represent the people of West Virginia in the first congressional district. Plus, updates on awful bills coming out of Charleston. Listen to learn how you can help stop them!

Duration:00:46:43

Interview with a Candidate: Evan Hansen

2/12/2018
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This week, we were thrilled to interview Evan Hansen, candidate for House of Delegates in the West Virginia 51st. Like scientists? Think that education is cool? What about roads without giant potholes? Then check out this guy!

Duration:00:26:25

Legislative Session

2/6/2018
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The West Virginia legislative session is under way! Check our our analysis of the bills to watch and why we MUST stay engaged.

Duration:00:31:09

Interview with WV Senatorial Candidate Paula Jean

1/22/2018
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Check out our interview with West Virginia Senatorial Candidate Paula Jean Swearengin. She's taking on Democrat Joe Manchin in the primary.

Duration:00:48:19

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

Fired Up -- December Edition

12/11/2017
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This week, we're pissed and fired up. Lots of things are going poorly! Taxes, tweets, and Russia... So hear our frustrations and struggles, plus our commitment to moving forward with passion and action.

Duration:00:48:51

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

DACA in WV: Grassroots efforts to save it

9/11/2017
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The Trump administration is pulling back protections for undocumented adults who came to the US as kids.... Sigh. The New Activists talk with the Director of the ACLU in WV about what this means. And how we can help. Plus, an interview with a local activist collecting powerful stories of immigration. The more you know... So tune in, stay informed, and act.

Duration:01:06:57

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