TTS 45 (Politics): Berning Question

Bernie Sanders… Running or not?

Well, yeah, probably. Can’t wait for an announcement, though. We’re talking to two Bernie supporters who are already on the ground, already running. You’ve met Elizabeth Crudup in Episode 43. We add Daniel Lockwood for a spirited discussion where host Gary Pearce tries to carve out the middle ground. ish.

The video’s on YouTube. The link takes you to the real start of the show. Something went goofy with the WARMUP (we put that on YouTube, too, but it should show up as a separate show. This time the files got smushed together. Back it up if you want to see that.

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TTS 44: Mom & ...Mom Are Fighting?

Mostly Bobby listens while Gary updates the Women’s March stuff. The Mom & Mom? That comes from the ‘disagreements’ between some in the Women’s movement and the leaders of the National March.

Bobby comes alive with some sports talk. We try for another takedown using some ESPN footage of a 360° basketball dunk.

Then turns out that Bobby’s ok with you guys praying at the start of a City Council meeting (which he’ll never attend). Not feeling coerced at all, while Gary is a little less sanguine about it.

And Gary explains how he’s sitting in the middle of a Neck Shaped Shower, while the Legislature isn’t listening to you at all.

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TTS 43 (Politics): Women's March on Raleigh 2019

The Women’s March on Raleigh stages it’s third annual event on Saturday, January 26, 2019 with a march up Fayetteville Street and a rally in Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh.

TTS host Gary Pearce decided to volunteer after seeing some Facebook announcements. At one of the meetings he met activist and dynamo Elizabeth Crudup from Harnett Couty , and Gary may have mentioned something about doing a political podcast nobody had ever heard of. Elizabeth’s eyes lit up. Turns out Gary’s research was right - there are only a few political shows in the area, and nothing that can really dig in at the grassroots level.

They planned a show. Gary asked Elizabeth to invite a few other activists, and she did. You’ll meet Ken Presting, a political organizer in Cary; Alan Longman, who’s primary interest is in drugs and the courts in Harnett County; and Chuck Tryon, a volunteer with Indivisible in Fayetteville.

The discussion starts with the Women’s March, then moves on to not-nearly-every topic near to the hearts of progressives and Democrats in the Triangle area… but a lot of them.