Joe Parrish for NC House (Dist. 56) - TTS 62 (2020)

Joe Parrish will be a candidate for the North Carolina House seat in NC District 56, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Eventually we get around to talking about that. We begin with Joe’s participation in NC Democratic politics since he was a teen, and his support for a Transgender caucus (separate from the broader LGBTQ caucus) in the Democratic Party.

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Veto NOverride Part TWO- TTS 61 (Choice)

In PART ONE we looked at activity surrounding the ‘debate’ and vote on the NC House Republican’s failed attempt to override Governor Cooper’s veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Senate Bill 359) .

Part TWO is the whole ‘debate’ . It runs about an hour. Several Republicans speak passionately (maybe a little cynically?) about the bill, while a lone Democrat pretty much demolishes their argument with logic. No minds (or votes) were changed. It’s all ‘more of the same’, so Gary adds some color commentary in an attempt to get you to watch this half of the episode.

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Veto NOverride Part ONE - TTS 61 (Choice)

On Wednesday, June 5, the North Carolina House failed to override Governor Cooper’s veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Senate Bill 359). The TTS camera was there!

Here in Part ONE, we’ll show some of the activity before the House session, an interview with three women involved in the Pro Choice movement (NC NOW President Gailya Paliga, and two Planned Parenthood South Atlantic staffers: Lindsay Robinson, Director of Public Affairs and Dani Hoffpauir, Field Organizer).

In Part TWO, we’ll play the entire ‘debate’ with Gary’s color commentary just to make it a little more interesting.

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Correction (Dammit) - TTS 60 (Politics)

In Episode 59, I said that the new Alabama Abortion Law targeted women for criminal or civil prosecution if they had an abortion… even if the went out of state to do it. Then I started seeing news stories that directly contradicted that assertion. I reviewed my notes to see where I picked up that idea, but I hadn’t made any references or copied any links to articles. Did I dream it? I can’t prove otherwise.

So the law is somewhat less Draconian than the way I first presented itsomewhat. But it’s still pretty bad. - Gary Pearce

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