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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

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

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