Mini-Pod! 31st Street Swing Left
Play episode · 11 min

On another bonus “mini-pod” we hear from Lisa Herrick, a clinical psychologist who became politically activated in 2016 when Trump was elected. She founded a powerhouse volunteer group in Washington D.C., “31st Street Swing Left” in February 2017. Now a group of 1,000 members, 31st Street was part of the successful effort to turn Virginia Blue last year, and has raised a jaw dropping amount of money for campaigns!

The Weekly List
The Weekly List
Amy Siskind
Week 206 - Record-Setting Week
This week, with Election Day nearing, the  coronavirus raged out of control, with a record number of new daily  cases on Thursday, and then again Friday, topping 83,000.  Hospitalizations also soared in many states, and the death toll started  to rise. Trump meanwhile continued to hold campaign rallies in  battleground states, almost all of which were in the midst of surging  cases. His supporters stood packed together, shoulder-to-shoulder, and  mostly without face masks. It was unthinkable that a leader would do  such a thing — but Trump proved once again his care is only for himself  and his re-election, even though many of his supporters will end up  getting sick and some will die. Meanwhile, Americans voted in record number, by  Thursday topping the early votes for all of 2016, and by week’s end, 56  million had voted, 40% of all who voted in 2016. Record turnout  continued in multiple states, with registered Democrats far outpacing  Republicans. Despite the huge turnout, Senate Republicans continued to  push through Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — even as Democrats boycotted  the Judiciary Committee vote — and while eschewing a Covid relief bill,  as 8 million more Americans descended into poverty. Trump spent the week all over place: attacking  Dr. Anthony Fauci, then “60 Minutes” anchor Lesley Stahl, and gaining no  ground as Americans voted and Election Day neared. News of foreign  interference loomed large, as did acts of violence and intimidation from  far-right groups. Read the full list here:
1 hr 11 min
The Chauncey DeVega Show
The Chauncey DeVega Show
Chauncey DeVega
Ep. 305: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
Robert P. Jones is the CEO and Founder of PRRI and a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics. He is the author of the acclaimed book The End of White Christian America. His new book is White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Jones reflects on the relationship between racism and white supremacy in White Christianity and the Age of Trump. Jones also explains how the lie that Christianity is somehow “race neutral” and “colorblind” does the work of right-wing politics and of sustaining social inequality along the color line in the United States and around the world. He also shares new data on authoritarianism and White Christian identity politics. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the emotional state of the American people in these weeks prior to Election Day 2020 and the cost of being a hope warrior and the need for both inspiration as well as healthy pessimism (and realism) about the tough fight ahead. In the age of Trump’s pandemic, Chauncey DeVega returns to the movies (again) and shares his thoughts on Yellow Rose, The Last Shift, and The War with Grandpa. And Chauncey defends the honor of rats in the face of the horrible slur that “Republicans are escaping Donald Trump like rats fleeing a sinking ship”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW * Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will * A Crusade for Something Noble * Even in Defeat, Trumpism Isn’t Going Anywhere * An authoritarian holds the reins of power: Don't assume Donald Trump can lose the election * Rats avoid actions that will hurt others – even if it earns them a treat WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: On Facebook: My email: Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at Patreon: Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Up
56 min
The Takeaway
The Takeaway
Politics with Amy Walter: What Early Voting Patterns Tell Us About Wisconsin
This week marked the second and final debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. What has felt like a never-ending election cycle is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a groundswell for racial justice and police reform. With less than two weeks until Election Day, Joel Payne, Democratic strategist and Host of Here Comes the Payne, and Patrick Ruffini, Republican Party pollster and political strategist, reflect on the rest of the race. It’s been six months since the $2 trillion CARES Act was signed into law. The bill provided much-needed aid to states, businesses, and individuals who were deprived of traditional means of income as a result of the pandemic. The relief the CARES Act provided has since dried up and millions have fallen into poverty as a result. Emily Cochrane, a congressional reporter at The New York Times, shares the latest from the ongoing stimulus talks between Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin and what could happen if a deal doesn’t come together before Election Day. Turnout is up in Wisconsin where voters will play a pivotal role in deciding who will become the next president of the United States. As some Wisconsin neighborhoods have already surpassed turnout levels from 2016, Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin shares how the level of enthusiasm compares to four years ago. Plus, Craig Gilbert of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes trends in early voting and what’s happened to pockets of support for President Trump since 2016. This election cycle special attention is being paid to growing voting blocs that have the power to move the needle towards or away from a second term for Donald Trump. Since 2016, millions of Latino voters have become eligible to vote, making young Latino voters a powerful political force. Takeaway host Tanzina Vega joins Amy to discuss what A Votar series and what she's observed from the conversations she’s had with this group ahead of Election Day.
47 min
The Colin McEnroe Show
The Colin McEnroe Show
Connecticut Public Radio
The Nose Turns Like A Wheel Inside A Wheel
It has come to The Nose's attention that you can rent an entire movie theater out for just $99 and have yourself a slightly less pandemic-panicky moviegoing experience. Which got us thinking about, just, going to the movies. Remember going to the movies? And then: "Which of the Hollywood Chrises is the worst Hollywood Chris?" is a question the internet has been grappling with recently. As with all things internet, there's now a bit of a controversy. And: David Byrne's American Utopia is Spike Lee's HBO movie version of Byrne's American Utopia Broadway show, which is a theater version of Byrne's American Utopia tour, which Byrne did in support of his album, American Utopia. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: A Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science Alan Arkin on Hollywood success: 'I was miserable pretty much all of the time' In his mid-30s, the actor was living the dream, but was far from happy. As he publishes his memoir Out of My Mind, he talks about turning his life around -- and the disgraced guru he pinned his hopes on Last Week Tonight - The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant is Here! Mike 'Doc' Emrick retiring from legendary NHL broadcasting career Actor Jeff Bridges Tweets That He Has Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma The Pandemic Lessons From MLB's Surprisingly Successful Season COVID-19 Pauses Production On Joe Rogan's Podcast The Outfield Frontman Tony Lewis Dead at 62 Tom Lehrer Is Releasing His Lyrics and Music Into the Public Domain Apple Launches 'Apple Music TV,' a 24-Hour Music Video Livestream Keith Jarrett Confronts a Future Without the Piano The pathbreaking musician reveals the health issues that make it unlikely he will ever again perform in public. 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' won't air on ABC this year, moves to Apple TV+ The popular Halloween special, which premiered on CBS in 1966, will instead air on demand on AppleTV+ for free from Oct. 30-Nov. 1. NASA To Make Major Announcement Of 'Exciting News' About The Moon Flying observatory that made new discovery is able to 'pick up phenomenon impossible to see with visible light', space agency notes The 50 Best Movie and TV Show Twists of All Time From 'Fight Club' to 'Game of Thrones,' from 'The Sixth Sense' to 'Lost,' nothing hits quite as hard as a shocking reveal Rethinking Appropriation and Wokeness in Pop Music Over the last decade, the language and aesthetics of social justice have become the social currency of the music industry (and pop culture at large), ultimately yielding the myth that representation solves everything. This is one story of how we got there, and where we carefully go from here. Artist In Residence Creates Portraits Of Reform At The District Attorney's Office AOC's debut Twitch stream is one of the biggest ever And she's genuinely pretty good at Among Us Scientists have found a rare half-male, half-female songbird GUESTS: Taneisha Duggan - Producing associate at TheaterWorks Bill Yousman - Professor of media studies at Sacred Heart University Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Eugene Amatruda contributed to this show. Support the show: See for privacy information.
50 min
Boston Public Radio Podcast
Boston Public Radio Podcast
WGBH Educational Foundation
BPR Full Show 10/23/20: Lessons from Witch City
Today on Boston Public Radio: We started off the show by talking with listeners about your impressions of Thursday night’s presidential debate, the last before the November election. NBC Sports Boston anchor and reporter Trenni Kusnierek discussed the growing number of professional athletes taking part in get-out-the-vote campaigns, a recent article by Celtics point guard Marcus Smart titled "This Article is Not About Basketball," and low sports viewership numbers for 2020. Beat the Press host Emily Rooney talked about President Trump’s contentious “60 Minutes” interview, and weighed in on the rising number of coronavirus cases in Mass. Jill Shah spoke about the new stipend program for low-income families in Chelsea, Mass. Shah is president of the Shah Family Foundation, which is coordinating and supporting efforts between Chelsea and philanthropic partners to facilitate one of the largest universal basic income programs in the nation. Emerson Baker talked about the history of the Salem Witch Trials, and the elements at play in 1692 Salem that are relevant to America today. Baker is a professor of history and a General Education Faculty Fellow at Salem State University. He's also the author of multiple books, including “A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience." Food writer Corby Kummer compared the eating habits of former Vice President Joe Biden to those of President Donald Trump. He also discussed various ways restaurants and food brands are pivoting for the election, and reflected on rising food insecurity in the U.S., seven months into the coronavirus pandemic. Closing out the show, we talked to listeners about your strategies for staying outside and virus-free in the winter of coronavirus.
2 hr 44 min
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu