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The Activists and the WolfPAC

1/14/2019
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Micah and Sara interview Richard Saffle of WolfPAC about campaign finance. Plus, a quick chat about the shutdown and the West Virginia legislative session.

Duration:00:35:20

Reflections and Hope with Stephanie Zucker

1/8/2019
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Join us with an in-depth conversation with Stephanie Zucker, former candidate for West Virginia Senate district 14. Though she didn't win, she came closer than past candidates, learned a ton in the process, and continues to fight for progress.

Duration:01:04:47

"Fake news," media literacy, and you

12/23/2018
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We live in a time of "fake news" where journalists are attacked and tweets dominate the news. So how do we cope? Join us and WVU journalism professor Emily Corio as we dig into fake news (hint: it's not new) and what to do about it (hint: check your sources!).

Duration:00:46:49

Interview with WV Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate - Stephen Smith

12/16/2018
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Want a change in 2020 in West Virginia? Join us for an interview with Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stephen Smith.

Duration:00:34:52

The gender wage gap in West Virginia

12/7/2018
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Join us and Kelly Allen from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy as we discuss the gender wage gap in West Virginia. Who does it affect? Why does it persist? What are policy solutions? Plus, open enrollment for the ACA lasts until December 15!

Duration:00:39:33

An homage to a friend

12/2/2018
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Sara and Micah discuss a few tidbits in this weeks news but focus our discussion on the loss of a friend and activist, Jarred Parrott.

Duration:00:31:01

Midterms 2018: A West Virginia Recap and Reflection

11/12/2018
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Our take on the 2018 midterms in West Virginia and Beyond.

Duration:00:26:41

Vote. And be nice.

11/4/2018
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Our final podcast before the 2018 mid-terms. Take a listen for your last pep-talk and suggestions for how to make sure people turn out on Tuesday. We also go a bit deep and dark, but try to end on a positive note. Do your good in the world. Also, VOTE.

Duration:00:43:33

Endorsement Edition

10/22/2018
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The New Activists have their endorsements out! Check us out to hear they who and why. Early voting in WV starts on October 24. So get informed and VOTE.

Duration:00:30:08

Interview with a Candidate: Joanna Tabit for WV Supreme Court

10/21/2018
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Check our our interview with candidate for West Virginia Supreme Court, Judge Joanna Tabit. #beinformed

Duration:00:16:50

VOTE, sex ed, and Amendment 1 in WV

10/14/2018
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Can you believe we got it all in one episode? A discussion of voter disenfranchisement, sex ed and birth control, and Amendment 1. Tune in. And VOTE!

Duration:00:40:10

The Activists with WV Supreme Court Candidate Dennise Smith

10/7/2018
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Sara and Micah host candidate for the West Virginia Supreme Court, Dennise Smith. Plus, we digest our trip to lobby Joe Manchin in DC... Just moments before learning of his vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

Duration:00:42:10

Digesting the Hearing: Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh

10/3/2018
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Tune in for some rage. We digest the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing with Dr. Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh. Let's just say Sara has a hard time not dropping all of the f-bombs.

Duration:00:36:05

Fired up: Women, Kavanaugh, and Voting

9/25/2018
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Tune in and get fired up. We are. We discuss the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And encourage you to vote.

Duration:00:30:34

The Activists and the WV Secretary of State

9/18/2018
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Micah and Sara interview the West Virginia Secretary of State, Mac Warner. Why clean voter rolls (and how it can be done better!)? Why vote early? Plus, your questions.

Duration:00:49:14

WV Supreme Court: Interview with Judge Will Thompson

9/10/2018
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Wonder who is running for Supreme Court in West Virginia? Us too! So take a listen to hear from Judge Will Thompson of Boone County. Get educated for this November.

Duration:00:34:07

The good, the bad, and our activism

9/4/2018
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This week, we talk the good news (OK R representatives who did NOT vote for teachers losing their primaries) with the bad (WV insanity with the Rs stealing the supreme court). Plus, a bit of encouragement to pump you up for your local candidates.

Duration:00:28:51

How can I vote? Tales from West Virginia

8/20/2018
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Micah and Sara talk with Mike Queen, Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner. We focus on youth civic engagement and the West Virginia connection to voters's rights for 18-year-olds. We also take your questions and focus on 21st century technology, vote by mail, and security.

Duration:00:41:55

The Youth Vote: Engagement and Strategies for 2018

8/13/2018
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The youth vote is one of the most important and untapped in the U.S. But great groups, like Inspire, work with youth leaders in schools to encourage voter engagement among high school students. Join us as we talk with Hilary Kinney, West Virginia leader and all around great person, as we discuss how to engage the youth.

Duration:00:32:55

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