Blue Wave Pod
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A Blue Wave in American politics is on the horizon. Our goal is to tell the story of this wave as it grows, one person at a time.
||CleanEp 24 - 'Twas the night before midterms||'Twas the night before midterms And all through the House The Republicans were stirring, Because they ran on racist policies and are about to lose. OK, so it doesn’t rhyme, but after all the heated language and constant debates, the midterms are final||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23 - Trump is winning||Your favorite Negative Nancys are back and this time we are predicting a whole new type of doom and gloom - Trump winning in 2020. As it looks right now, Trump is winning and owning the libs. He has two Supreme Court appointments, he has his tax bill, h||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22 - Immigration and religion in Tennessee||A candidate with strong religious ties running on a platform of faith and community. Why can't that be a Democrat? For decades, we've heard about the "religious right" and their devotion to the Republican party, but are things changing? The Republic||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21 - On the campaign trail||Time to catch up with some of our favorite candidates on the campaign trail. Ken Harbaugh was the very first guest we had on the podcast and he is now one of the best fundraisers and campaigners in the state of Ohio. Tim Piatt is a personal friend that||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20 - Where the hell have ya been?||We're back! But where the hell have we been? Peru and Maine. And a little bit of Canada. Plus one of us has a new job as an elected official. It's been a busy "month off" from the show, but we're excited to catch up on everything we missed and jump rig||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19 - Learning from a loss||It is never easy to lose, but we can learn quite a bit from those races and candidates who just don't make it this time. Is there really a split in the Democratic party? What messages are working? Is this Blue Wave really going to happen? In this episod||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18 - Where are all the Ohio Democrats? Part 2||In our last episode, we depressed ourselves and many of you with our reading of the Ohio primary numbers. To cheer us up and tell us why there are still many great signs that the Blue Wave is still coming, we called David Pepper, Chairman of the Ohio De||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17 - Where are all the Ohio Democrats?||Trump's approval rating is on the rise, Republicans voters are showing up in droves, and Democrats are mostly missing in action in Ohio. In the 2018 primary, the statewide turnout numbers show that Republicans beat Democrats by over ten points. B||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16 - First time, long time||Before we started this podcast, we didn't know what to do. The 2016 election happened and everyone said "get involved" - whatever that meant. All we could think of was to go to meeting after meeting to try and figure it out. At one of those meeti||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15 - It's time to fight dirty||One thing you have to say about Republicans - they know how to work the system to win. Whether it's taking a solidly obstructionist stance against President Obama's legislative priorities or blocking liberal appointments to the Supreme Court even when||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14 - Run with Pride||There are seven current members of Congress who openly identify as part of the LGBTQ community. Since the 2016 election, Run with Pride has been helping to increase those numbers by supporting LGBTQ candidates across the country in red and blue distri||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13 - Dennis the Menace||Dennis Kucinich is considered a political outsider, but this unabashed progressive has been involved at almost every level of government for 50 years. With strong ties to Ohio, he has served as City Councilman, Clerk of the Municipal Court, Mayor, Sta||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12 - Let me tell you a story||Good storytellers win elections. Since 2013, Organizing for Action has been using that very idea across the United States to encourage citizens to become educated in political issues, share their personal stories with others and lead their communities.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11 - March for Our Lives - 3/24/2018||Join Eric on his personal march from the very spot that Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech to the front of the Capitol building where a stage full of gun violence survivors was set up for one of the largest protests in American history||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10 - A bus full of teachers||A group of teachers from Ohio chartered a bus, loaded up, and headed to Washington D.C. for the March for Our Lives on March 24, 2018. School security, mental health, poverty, and more come up as the teachers talk to our host and each other about why t||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9 - A newer generation of leadership||Since Parkland, there's been quite a bit said about young Americans and their voice in the national conversation, particularly when it comes to gun control and school safety. But we wanted to dive a bit deeper and hear not only about their views on th||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8 - A new generation of leadership||If elected as Ohio's Governor, Senator Joe Schiavoni will be the youngest governor in the country. This former Gold Glove boxer and Senate Minority Leader is now in one the biggest Democratic primaries in the country. In this episode, we speak to Senato||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7 - You run. No, you run. Let's all run!||Facebook is a double-edged sword. It has been Russia’s main source for spreading misinformation in the US, but it also became the place where shell-shocked progressives went to find communal support after the political earthquake that was 2016. Lorra||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6 - Flippin' pancakes and flippin' districts||For Rick Neal, it is all about running towards the problem, not away from it. This former Peace Corp member who has worked in public health in Morocco, Cambodia, Congo and Afghanistan, is now running for Congress in Ohio to try and take out the GOP's he||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5 - Give 'em Helle||Joe Helle is currently mayor of Oak Harbor, Ohio, a small town about 30 miles east of Toledo. In addition to seven years of military service and a prominent role in Ohio's recent voter purging case, Mayor Helle has dedicated himself to local issues tha||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4 - A David and Goliath story in the 16th||Aaron Godfrey is anything but your typical politician. He is a complete political novice, a die-hard progressive, and a firm believer in the ability of the average American to step up and take back this country. Facing enormous odds with no help to star||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2 - A liberal in llama land||In our mission to tell the story of how to flip seats from red to blue, we want to understand what motivates voters in a deep red district. For these next two episodes, we talk to two very different ones. First, we speak with Brandon Peery, a lifelong||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3 - A Christian in Trump country||In our mission to tell the story of how to flip seats from red to blue, we want to understand what motivates voters in a deep red district. Last episode, we spoke with a lifelong liberal voter in the heart of Trump country. Now, we're sitting down wit||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1 - There's something happening in the 7th||For our first episode, we talk with Ken Harbaugh, Democratic candidate for the OH-7 congressional district in 2018.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro||A Blue Wave in American politics is on the horizon. Our goal is to tell the story of this wave as it grows, one person at a time.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome insight on Ohio politics
Love the hometown feel and the critical look at Ohio politics!
Great so far!!
After only a few episodes I am hooked. I love hearing from REAL people engaged in the political process. From people that decided to take greater action since the election of President Trump, and still giving a voice to those who voted for him. Great balance and real concerns.
You got me interested. Loved the first episodes. Hope they can keep it going and show what is really happening across this country.