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September 25, 2019
CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses mature themes, including illicit drug use and graphic details of murder. Listener discretion is advised. The War on Drugs in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 1971, and 20 percent of the prison population is incarcerated for drug offenses. Yet there is little evidence it is responsible for declining drug use. How did the War on Drugs truly begin? Jaye explores US history and explains how Prohibition led to our nation's drug war. Featured Podcast: Divisive Issues Website: http://frondsradio.com/divisiveissues Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: https://www.kqed.org/lowdown/24153/reefer-madness-the-twisted-history-of-americas-weed-laws https://www.history.com/news/marijuana-criminalization-reefer-madness-history-flashback https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html https://www.theatlantic.com/membership/archive/2019/01/25-years-reefer-madness/580351/ https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/prohibition https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fdas-evolving-regulatory-powers/milestones-us-food-and-drug-law-history https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1273&context=wmjowl http://smtp.williamwhitepapers.com/pr/2002AlcoholProblemsinNativeAmerica.pdf https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/bitter-aftertaste-prohibition-american-history-180969266/ Okrent, Daniel. 2010. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. New York: Scribner. https://www.npr.org/2011/06/10/137077599/prohibition-speakeasies-loopholes-and-politics https://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/north-america/us/ku-klux-klan/the-second-ku-klux-klan https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/28/in-1927-donald-trumps-father-was-arrested-after-a-klan-riot-in-queens/ https://www.history.com/news/kkk-terror-during-prohibition https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2015/12/prohibition-history-how-the-ban-on-booze-produced-the-modern-american-right.html http://prohibition.themobmuseum.org/the-history/enforcing-the-prohibition-laws/the-supreme-court-and-prohibition/ https://timeline.com/harry-anslinger-racist-war-on-drugs-prison-industrial-complex-fb5cbc281189 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/column-war-on-drugs-merely-fights-the-symptoms-of-a-faulty-system/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xd7d8d/how-marijuana-came-the-united-states-456 https://history.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/2006_Ari%20Cushner.pdf https://www.cbsnews.com/news/harry-anslinger-the-man-behind-the-marijuana-ban/ https://www.cbp.gov/about/history/did-you-know/marijuana https://www.cannabis-marijuana.com/assassin-of-youth.html https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/reports/2018/06/27/452819/ending-war-drugs-numbers/ Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Dana composed by Vibe Tracks Bayou State of Mind composed by Jingle Punks Temptation composed by Chris Haugen Almost a Year Ago composed by John Deley and the 41 Players Mist composed by Odonis Odonis White Hats composed by Wayne Jones
September 13, 2019
CONTENT WARNING - This episode includes discussion of gun violence. Listener discretion is advised. With the rash of mass shootings in the United States, including ones such as the El Paso, TX shooting linked to domestic terror, what is leading to these mass shooting incidents, and domestic terrorism generally? Jaye discusses a possible culprit, stochastic terrorism. What is stochastic terrorism, and can the violent rhetoric of politicians lead to radicalization and extremist violence? Jaye also examines the demagoguery of Donald Trump, and the appeal of Trump and gun culture to white evangelicals, and how evangelical support for both are connected. Featured Podcast: The Losers Website: http://theloserspod.podbean.com Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: https://cindywangbrandt.com/why-im-not-a-bridge-builder-within-evangelicalism/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/meghan-mccain-clashes-with-view-co-hosts-im-not-living-without-guns?ref=scroll https://www.dictionary.com/e/what-is-stochastic-terrorism/ https://theintercept.com/2019/08/04/el-paso-dayton-mass-shootings-donald-trump/ https://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2019/08/weekends-killings-bring-out-the-term-stochastic-terrorism/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/04/there-are-no-lone-wolves/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/our-emotional-footprint/201609/who-is-demagogue Roberts-Miller, Patricia. 2017. Demagoguery and Democracy. New York: The Experiment. https://www.prri.org/spotlight/religion-vote-presidential-election-2004-2016/ https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/right-wing-extremism-linked-to-every-2018-extremist-murder-in-the-us-adl-finds https://www.theatlas.com/charts/rkN8tZz8m https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/12/study-shows-two-thirds-us-terrorism-tied-right-wing-extremists https://www.businessinsider.com/report-under-trump-far-right-violence-on-the-rise-in-the-us-2018-11 https://www.adl.org/murder-and-extremism-2018#the-incidents https://deadline.com/2019/08/mail-bomber-who-targeted-donald-trump-critics-sentenced-to-prison-1202661835/ https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2378023118790189 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/06/15/the-bogus-claim-that-a-map-of-crosshairs-by-sarah-palins-pac-incited-rep-gabby-giffordss-shooting/ https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/418180-franklin-graham-on-supporting-trump-he-defends-the-christian https://www.timesofisrael.com/who-is-king-cyrus-and-why-is-netanyahu-comparing-him-to-trump/ https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-leaders-mark-start-of-trump-term-god-is-going-to-sweep-the-nation-173238/ https://beta.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/08/02/how-conservatives-have-changed-the-meaning-of-religious-liberty/ https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2011/1/10/934890/- https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/bill-oreillys-dangerous-war-against-dr-tiller-107722/ https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/565f/9d4dcdd3a8520f41da3359f403f5b38372fb.pdf https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/joshuamanson/gun-control-history-race-black-panther-party-conservatives https://www.foxnews.com/media/third-term-trump-touts-new-2024-campaign-sign-on-twitter https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/feb/20/kevin-nicholson/which-higher-number-people-or-number-guns-america/ https://www.newyorker.com/news/on-religion/god-guns-and-country-the-evangelical-fight-over-firearms https://www.salon.com/2016/06/14/authoritarian_gun_lovers_the_gun_lobby_was_never_about_freedom_and_the_orlando_massacre_fallout_proves_it/ https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/9/6/189/htm https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/trump-shut-countering-violent-extremism-program/574237/ https://www.prri.org/research/partisan-polarization-dominates-trump-era-findings-from-the-2018-american-values-survey/ Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Happy Sixth composed by Freedom Trail Studio Doom is Mood Backwards composed by The Whole Other Spookster composed by Wayne Jones
August 29, 2019
In the final installment of a two-part series about urban renewal, Jaye discusses contemporary urban renewal, particularly the impact of privatization on urban renewal efforts in America's impoverished inner city neighborhoods. Why have these neighborhoods persisted? Also, what efforts have federal, state and local governments, as well as corporations, made in revitalizing - or gentrifying - these neighborhoods, and have these efforts succeeded? Jaye discusses these approaches, and both the benefits and drawbacks of urban renewal efforts. Featured Podcast: Stranger Still Website: http://strangerstillshow.com Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7586&context=jclc http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2014/11/white-people-rioting-for-no-reason.html https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/race-riots-1960s https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/the-war-on-poverty-what-went-wrong/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/robert-rector-how-the-war-on-poverty-was-lost-1389137703?tesla=y https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/have-we-won-war-poverty-not-yet https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/12/10/heres-how-the-safety-net-has-and-hasnt-reduced-poverty-in-the-u-s/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/01/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-war-on-poverty/ https://courseworks.columbia.edu/access/content/group/c5a1ef92-c03c-4d88-0018-ea43dd3cc5db/Working%20Papers%20for%20website/Anchored%20SPM.December7.pdf https://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/empowerment-zones.html https://www.urban.org/research/publication/did-states-maximize-their-opportunity-zone-selections https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/04/can-opportunity-zones-save-the-country/558266/ https://www.citybeat.com/news/blog/20999328/ohio-names-opportunity-zones https://www.citybeat.com/news/article/13026910/news-remembering-buddy-gray https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/citywiseblog/the-ghost-of-buddy-gray3/ http://www.otrfoundation.org/OTR_Architecture.htm http://www.otrfoundation.org/OTR_History.htm https://inside.6q.io/benefits-of-cultural-diversity-in-the-workplace/ https://www.3cdc.org https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/citywiseblog/3cdc-in-over-the-rhine-between-two-worlds/ https://www.citybeat.com/news/article/13013941/renovation-or-gentrification Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Grant & Green composed by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers Late composed by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Pilots of Stone composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
August 13, 2019
In the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA, Jaye discusses gun violence, including many of the root issues that contribute to the gun violence epidemic in the United States, and the importance of properly addressing these issues. She takes on white supremacy, misogyny, other right-wing extremist ideologies, and Donald Trump's failure to unqualifiably condemn white supremacy. Is gun control the answer to the scourge of mass shootings? Content Warning: This episode includes discussion of sexual violence, gun violence, suicide, and murder, including mass murder. Listener discretion is advised. Featured Podcast: Divisive Issues Website: http://frondsradio.com/divisiveissues Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/as-his-environment-changed-suspect-in-el-paso-shooting-learned-to-hate/2019/08/09/8ebabf2c-817b-40a3-a79e-e56fbac94cd5_story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/el-paso-suspect-said-he-was-targeting-mexicans-told-officers-he-was-the-shooter-police-say/2019/08/09/ab235e18-bac9-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/el-paso-mass-shooting-arrest-warrant/1ffd2f8f-a950-402e-93b3-5c2dd922b514/ https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/10/el-paso-shooting-227612 https://www.prri.org/research/partisan-polarization-dominates-trump-era-findings-from-the-2018-american-values-survey/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-antifa-teror-group-white-supremacy-violent-white-supremacists-a9035106.html https://time.com/5643405/what-to-know-shooting-dayton-ohio/ https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/connor-betts-twitter-politics-social-media/ https://theweek.com/articles/857197/misogyny-murder-often-handinhand https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dayton-shooting-hit-list-rape-list-bellbrook-high-school-classmates-say-ohio-shooter-connor-betts/ https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2582989 https://theundefeated.com/features/fivethirtyeight-breaks-down-the-more-than-33000-annual-u-s-gun-deaths/ https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/gun-accidents/ https://pediatricsnationwide.org/2019/05/17/a-narrowing-gender-gap-in-youth-suicides/ https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/748665339/the-pistol-that-looks-like-a-rifle-the-dayton-shooters-gun https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/dayton-shooter-pornogrind-band https://life.shared.com/my-ex-boyfriend-was-the-dayton-shooter-former-girlfriend-connor-betts https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/09/gilroy-garlic-festival-gunman-warrant/1964304001/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gilroy-garlic-festival-shooting-being-investigated-domestic-terrorism-fbi-n1039681 https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/dayton-shooting-oregon-district-gunman-left-decade-red-flags/E5UoTI8To1CJDaWUndXBlO/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/us/mass-shootings.html https://theweek.com/articles/857197/misogyny-murder-often-handinhand Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Sunshine composed by The Mini Vandals The Coming Storm composed by Ethan Meixsell Darkdub composed by Quincas Moreira Bloody Tears composed by Quincas Moreira
August 1, 2019
In part 1 of a two-part series about urban renewal, Jaye talks about the history of America's urban slums. How did these poor, run-down neighborhoods develop in US cities, and how did these areas become associated with people of color, particularly black Americans? The history of Cincinnati's West End is discussed as an illustration of how segregated, impoverished neighborhoods developed over time, and how residents became vulnerable to the negative effects of urban renewal policies. Learn more about the Flying Machine Patreon and become a Patron! http://flyingmachine.network/support Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Source Links: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/12/22/being-timothy-thomas-son/95286890/ https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/03/07/republic-street/24507335/ http://www.kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/reports/2004/07_2004_Gentrification%20and%20Revitalization.pdf https://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/assets/File/Cincinnati%20MetropolitanMaster%20Plan%201948.pdf https://www.buffalo.edu/content/dam/www/news/imported/pdf/July08/CinciEnqTaylorSegregation.pdf https://thevoiceofblackcincinnati.com/african-americans-in-cincinnati/ https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/citywiseblog/lost-city-kenyon-barr-queensgate/ https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/homeownership-still-financially-better-renting https://blackexcellence.com/10-richest-black-communities-in-america/ https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/28/18285178/facebook-hud-lawsuit-fair-housing-discrimination https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/25/discrimination-lawsuit-over-donald-trump-cincinnati-apartments/89269132/ https://www.clearinghouse.net/chDocs/public/FH-NY-0024-0034.pdf https://www.epi.org/publication/the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america/ https://books.google.com/books?id=VKB9g0oXvA4C&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=kenyon+barr&source=bl&ots=T-PY0NBqkL&sig=ACfU3U151iKuwRLFNBClP0wvtYiVdLEkfA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiVnoS_p-DjAhUNTN8KHaPrCrs4ChDoATADegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=kenyon%20barr&f=falsehttps://www.epi.org/publication/the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america/   Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Schizo composed by Anno Domini Beats Almost a Year Ago composed by John Deley and the 41 Players Long Way Home composed by Silent Partner 1940's Slow Dance composed by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions Super Blues composed by Unicorn Heads Sinking Ship composed by Silent Partner
July 23, 2019
This Patreon bonus episode, originally released March 2019, is being released free this month as part of Flying Machine's Flyer Drive! To learn more and become a Patron, go to http://flyingmachine.network/support. Enjoy the episode! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is famous for several iconic statements, including the admonishment of "white moderates." But did you know that the "white moderates" Dr. King was referring to were specific local clergymen in Birmingham who had written an open letter opposing the protests he helped to organize? These clergy are dubbed "The Birmingham Eight." Who were these men? What did it mean for them to be "moderate," and how did they respond to Dr. King's letter? And what can this incident in American history teach us about allyship? Citations: “A Call for Unity: Text and Background.” Dallas Baptist University. https://www3.dbu.edu/mitchell/documents/ACallforUnityTextandBackground.pdf Gilbreath, Edward. 2013. Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. “Harmon, Nolan B. (Nolan Bailey), 1982-1993: Manuscript Number 134.” 2009. Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. January 27. http://pitts.emory.edu/archives/text/mss134.html King, Martin Luther. 1963. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” University of Pennsylvania. April 16. https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html Mathews, Donald [Paul Hardin, Jr.]. 1989. “Interview with Paul Hardin Jr.“ University of North Carolina. December 8. https://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/html_use/C-0071.html Montgomery, Brandt L. 2017. “Bishop Carpenter and Civil Rights in Alabama.” Covenant. August 10. https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2017/08/10/bishop-carpenter-and-civil-rights-in-alabama/#_ftn4 Saxon, Wolfgang. 2006. “Rev. Earl Stallings, 89, Pastor Praised by Jailed Dr. King, Dies.” The New York Times. March 4. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/04/us/rev-earl-stallings-89-pastor-praised-by-jailed-dr-king-dies.html Stallings, Earl, et. al. 1963. “An Appeal for Law and Order and Common Sense.” January 16. https://genius.com/Alabama-clergymen-an-appeal-for-law-and-order-and-common-sense-annotated Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Believer composed by Silent Partner Easy Day composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100194 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Intractable composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100194 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
July 16, 2019
As the myriad of Democratic presidential candidates with tons of ideas are hitting the debate circuit, Elle Riccardi from the podcast Short, Colorful + Loud joins Jaye to discuss political spectrums. What are the building blocks of political spectrums? Where did "left" and "right" come from? Are communism and fascism all that close to each other? Elle and Jaye discuss various kinds of political spectrums, including left-right, horseshoe theory, the political compass (including how they tested on it!) and more. They also discuss centrism, anarchy, and how the Overton Window can affect how we view what is "normal" in political discourse. Short, Colorful + Loud: Twitter: @scl_podcast Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/shortcolorfulandloud/ Website: http://shortcolorfulandloud.tumblr.com Our collaboration is part of the Flying Machine Flyer Drive #FlyerDrive! http://flyingmachine.network/support Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Source Links: https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/03/27/the-end-of-the-new-deal-era-and-the-coming-realignment/ https://www.politicalcompass.org/ http://factmyth.com/the-left-right-political-spectrum-explained/ https://psmag.com/social-justice/an-end-to-horseshoe-theory https://www.npr.org/2017/01/09/509001314/jeff-sessions-previously-denied-federal-judgeship-amid-racism-controversy https://web.archive.org/web/20070930160218/http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/1751/2/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/06/the-left-right-political-spectrum-is-bogus/373139/ https://www.mackinac.org/7504 https://www.mackinac.org/OvertonWindow https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/us/politics/overton-window-democrats.html https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/25/overton-window-explained-definition-meaning-217010 Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ As Loud as Possible composed by Max McFerren Jupiter composed by Silent Partner
July 2, 2019
In the aftermath of the US Supreme Court ruling effectively declaring political gerrymandering legal, Jaye discusses the challenges Democrats face in mitigating the damage of an increasingly right-leaning SCOTUS. In this episode, Jaye focuses on the novel Supreme Court plan touted by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, which is intended to neutralize the ideological and partisan slant of the court. What are the pros and cons of the plan? Jaye makes the case that the challenges this Supreme Court plan would face reflect the issues the Democrats face in general as they attempt to gain ground lost to the Republican Party by taking the Court for granted. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Check out the Flying Machine Drive! http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/buttigiegs-supreme-court-plan-and-democratic-party/590905/ https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/inside-pete-buttigieg-s-plan-overhaul-supreme-court-n1012491?cid=public-rss_20190603 https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/24/the-lost-history-of-fdrs-court-packing-scandal-225201 https://www.buffalo.edu/content/dam/www/baldycenter/Spring17/Retirement%20Act%20Glock%202017%20%283%29.pdf https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/court-packing-ideas-get-attention-from-democrats/2019/03/10/d05e549e-41c0-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8bc4c78d4023 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/politics/supreme-court-democratic-candidates.html https://www.livescience.com/9857-9-supreme-court-justices.html https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/instructors/setups/notes/new-deal.jsp https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/03/27/the-end-of-the-new-deal-era-and-the-coming-realignment/ https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/split-ticket-voting-hit-a-new-low-in-2018-senate-and-governor-races/ https://www.forbes.com/2010/05/13/third-parties-fusion-voting-elections-opinions-columnists-bruce-bartlett.html#41991ce45f7a https://www.history.com/news/has-a-u-s-supreme-court-justice-ever-been-impeached https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/there-are-four-not-two-ways-to-amend-the-constitution/2016/08/18/058afcf2-6420-11e6-b4d8-33e931b5a26d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d1834d67b2f6 Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ River Flow composed by Silent Partner Magnolia composed by Silent Partner 1940's Slow Dance composed by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions
June 18, 2019
Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they discuss free speech versus calls to violence and terrorism, as well as if Donald Trump's rhetoric and actions in support of gun control will upset his supporters enough to turn against him in 2020. Chuckles stans Candace Owens and sees her temporary ban on Twitter as an example of a conspiracy by the social media giant against conservative voices. Jaye points out that white supremacists run rampant on Twitter despite the ability to filter them out just like they filter out Islamic terror groups - because Twitter doesn't want to ban Republican politicians. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Featured Podcast: Falling In Love Montage Website: http://fallinginlovemontage.com Source Links: Source Links: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4801423/aoc-questioning-fbis-michael-mcgarrity-white-supremacist-violence-treated-domestic-terrorism https://trofire.com/2019/06/10/aoc-makes-fbi-official-squirm-with-softball-question/ https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-appears-conflate-types-fbi/story?id=63542165 https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/12/study-shows-two-thirds-us-terrorism-tied-right-wing-extremists https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a27733112/domestic-terrorism-law-congress-white-supremacists/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/25/coast-guard-terror-christopher-hasson-free-trial/3580298002/ Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Compressor Works Twang composed by Max McFerren
June 4, 2019
CONTENT WARNING: Miscarriage, stillbirth, medical procedures, death, child molestation, sexual and physical violence With the proliferation of abortion bans passed into law in several states designed to trigger a US Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade (1973), what are the real dangers of these laws? Jaye reconsiders her earlier position on fetal personhood and outlines her view regarding the tension between the rights of the woman versus the rights of the fetus. She delves into infant and maternal mortality in the US, mass shootings, and discrimination by faith-based charities, making the argument that the anti-abortion movement has no real interest in protecting the sanctity of life. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Featured Podcast: Divisive Issues Website: http://frondsradio.com/divisiveissues Stranger Still Abortion Video: https://youtu.be/2J4w2xGW9H8 Source Links: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/evangelical-history/evangelicals-really-silent-roe-v-wade/ https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133 https://arcdigital.media/how-did-evangelicals-and-republicans-come-to-oppose-abortion-dcd4ac56c333 https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liver-transplant/about/pac-20384842 https://www.americantransplantfoundation.org/about-transplant/facts-and-myths/ https://ffrf.org/component/k2/item/18514-what-does-the-bible-say-about-abortion https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/autonomy-moral/ https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-law-journal/article/nature-and-significance-of-the-right-to-bodily-integrity/79703F3BE9C5C21BB76338C050E951BC/core-reader http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Homicide+a+leading+cause+of+death+in+pregnant+women.+%28Continuing...-a080055987 https://www.nkhiddengulag.org/blog/the-north-korean-government-initiates-ban-on-abortions-yet-commits-forced-abortions-against-its-prisoners#_ftn1 https://www.vogue.com/article/serena-williams-vogue-cover-interview-february-2018 http://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/health/reports/black-womens-maternal-health.html https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/pregnancy-relatedmortality.htm https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5001799/ https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/infantmortality.htm https://www.chds.us/ssdb/category/graphs/ https://khn.org/news/sham-sharing-ministries-test-faith-of-patients-and-insurance-regulators/ https://www.colorlines.com/articles/hud-rule-allows-homeless-shelters-deny-admission-transgender-people https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/infant-mortality-u-s-compare-countries/#item-neonatal-mortality-u-s-higher-comparable-countries https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=23 https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/safety/k-12-school-shooting-statistics-everyone-should-know/ https://www.axios.com/abortion-restriction-states-passed-laws-8326c9aa-6631-4bd1-b02b-c6ba6cd0a335.html Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Rock Tune composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Toy Piano composed by Wayne Jones Last Train to Mars composed by Dan Liebowitz Namaste composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
May 19, 2019
As several states are passing extremely restrictive anti-abortion laws, and civil rights are increasingly being denied to a number of groups in the United States, Jaye discusses the conservative evangelical Christianity that got us here. Is conservative evangelicalism "real Christianity" and why does the answer to that question matter? How does evangelicalism lead its adherents to support authoritarian, regressive, and cruel politicians and public policies? Jaye shares her personal experience in evangelical Christianity for first-person insight into the methods and teachings that lead evangelical Christians to extreme stances on issues that may have little to no basis in the Bible they claim is inerrant. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Source Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/05/04/rachel-held-evans-progressive-christian-author-who-challenged-evangelicals-dies/?utm_term=.ffd3a34e2058 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/treasury-irs-expected-to-ignore-trump-tax-return-subpoena-deadline.html https://apnews.com/254643092cb74f17a78e1a1c7974816c https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/how-the-faithful-voted-a-preliminary-2016-analysis/ https://www.pnas.org/content/115/19/E4330 http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html?start=9 https://fgulen.com/en/fethullah-gulens-works/toward-a-global-civilization-of-love-and-tolerance/jihad-terrorism-human-rights/25257-lesser-and-greater-jihad Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Wistful Harp composed by Andrew Huang Cliffsides composed by Dan Liebowitz
May 6, 2019
Several Democratic candidates are running to be the party's nominee for President of the United States. Jaye believes it matters less which candidate becomes the Democratic nominee, but more what direction the Democratic Party will go in the 2020 election. Will they focus on recruiting Trump supporters, or convincing non-voters to go to the polls? Jaye argues that focusing on Trump supporters will guarantee a loss for the Democrats, and the best way forward in 2020 and beyond is to excite non-voters and turn out their base with a slate of common-sense progressive reforms. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Manchester Dream composed by Bruno E Halls of the Undead composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100355 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Plantation composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
April 23, 2019
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of transphobia, anti-LGBTQ bigotry and violence, depression and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. The relationship between the American church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people has all too often been rocky, and conflict is inflamed by opposition by churches and Christian political institutions to equal rights for LGBTQ Americans. Opposition to equal rights for LGBTQ Americans is based on the belief among many Christian traditions, denominations, and sects that homosexuality and transgender identity are morally wrong, based on how they interpret a handful of Bible verses. In Part II of a two-part series, Jaye focuses on the non-affirming position of many Christian institutions as it relates to gender identity. She makes the argument that while the non-affirming position on homosexuality is not conclusively supported by the Bible, non-affirming stances in regards to gender identity have even *less* biblical support. These positions also tend to conflate sex and gender, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. Jaye discusses the immense harm done to transgender and non-binary people by non-affirming positions, many of which are grossly misinformed. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Links and Citations: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/12/30/transgender-teen-death-needs-mean-something/21044407/ https://www.thetrevorproject.org/#sm.00000n2x6ylkgtfsru51q7ieff8ll https://web.archive.org/web/20150101215955/http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/warren-county/leelah-alcorns-dad-we-love-our-son https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2450/text https://sojo.net/magazine/june-2017/just-i-am https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/health/transgender-trump-biology.html Furtado P. S.; et al. (2012). "Gender dysphoria associated with disorders of sex development". Nat. Rev. Urol. 9 (11): 620–627. doi:10.1038/nrurol.2012.182. PMID 23045263. Harrison, Jack; Grant, Jaime; Herman, Jody L. 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April 8, 2019
In the 50th episode of Potstirrer Podcast, Jaye reacts to the Mueller report - or really, the Barr Letter summarizing the report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Are the conclusions Attorney General William Barr came to regarding the report accurate? What do we know about Barr, and should he be trusted? Jaye makes the argument that any finding from the Mueller report likely won't matter in terms of repercussions for Donald Trump, but nevertheless, it is vital that the report be released to the public in full. Iran-Contra, the decline of the US as the leader of the free world, and the importance of truth in the latest from Potstirrer Podcast! Potstirrer Podcast Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Where Shall We Dine composed by Letter Box Shawl Paul composed by Norma Rockwell
March 24, 2019
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, child molestation, and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised. R. Kelly has been an R&B superstar for two decades, with hit songs such as "I Believe I Can Fly" and "I Wish," and winning several music awards, including three Grammys. But while Kelly has enjoyed mainstream success, throughout his career, he has been plagued by allegations of sexual involvement with underage girls and inappropriate, abusive relationships with women and girls. Recently, the documentary miniseries "Surviving R. Kelly" was released on Lifetime, discussing allegations of Kelly's sexual misconduct, including more recent allegations that he keeps women and girls captive in an abusive "sex cult." The documentary featured interviews with several accusers, family members of alleged victims, former business and personal associates, and family members. R. Kelly has not been convicted of any crime related to the sexual misconduct and abuse allegations, and he has denied all accusations. In this episode, Jaye discusses the R. Kelly documentary with her brother, the author of Gods of Life and co-owner of Shining Otaku Comics, Ervin Johnson II. Jaye and Ervin talk about Kelly's history, the #MeToo movement, and women's empowerment. The episode also includes a "palate cleanser" segment where they discuss manga (Japanese comics), Shining Otaku, and Gods of Life. Shining Otaku Comics YouTube (Gameoncloud9): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHp5LI7jz4wK6Q_-JzvFXg Twitter: @shiningotaku IG: @shiningotaku Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiningotakucomics/ Website: http://shiningotaku.com Potstirrer Podcast Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations/Resources: "The Criminal Justice System: Statistics." RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) https://www.rainn.org/statistics/criminal-justice-system Gibbs, Rosemary. 2019. "R. Kelly Charged in Chicago With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse." Forbes, February 22. https://www.forbes.com/sites/adriennegibbs/2019/02/22/r-kelly-charged-in-chicago-with-aggravated-criminal-sexual-abuse/#4a59fd2d4756 Sobol, Rosemary, and Megan Crepeau. 2019. "R. Kelly Walks Out of Cook County Jail After Paying More Than $160,000 in Overdue Child Support." Chicago Tribune, March 9. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-r-kelly-released-20190309-story.html "Surviving R. Kelly" - Lifetime Network https://www.mylifetime.com/shows/surviving-r-kelly Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Ocean composed by THBD
March 10, 2019
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of homophobia, anti-LGBTQ bigotry, sexual assault and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. The relationship between the American church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people has all too often been rocky, and conflict is inflamed by opposition by churches and Christian political institutions to equal rights for LGBTQ Americans. Opposition to equal rights for LGBTQ Americans is based on the belief among many Christian traditions, denominations, and sects that homosexuality and transgender identity are morally wrong, based on how they interpret a handful of Bible verses. In Part I of a two-part series, Jaye focuses on the non-affirming position of many Christian institution as it relates to sexual orientation. She examines the "clobber" verses, making the argument that the non-affirming position is not conclusively supported by the Bible. What damage is being done to LGBTQ people, both inside and outside the church because of the non-affirming doctrine of many American churches? And - can you be Christian and affirming? Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: "Addressing Anti-Transgender Violence." Human Rights Campaign/Trans People of Color Coalition. https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/HRC-AntiTransgenderViolence-0519.pdf?_ga=2.212877463.266057429.1552114026-1186084336.1552114026 "Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation." University of California - Davis. https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_changing.html Blair, Ralph. 2013. "Clobber Passages." Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. http://ecinc.org/clobber-passages/ Helminiak, Daniel A. 2000 [1994]. What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality. Novato, CA: Alamo Square Press. Mallory, Christy, Brown, Taylor N.T., and Kerith J. Conron. 2018. "Conversion Therapy and LGBT Youth." The Williams Institute: UCLA School of Law. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Conversion-Therapy-LGBT-Youth-Jan-2018.pdf Ryan, Caitlin, Toomey, Russell B. Diaz, Rafael M. and Stephen T. Russell. 2018. "Parent-Initiated Sexual Orientation Change Efforts with LGBT Adolescents: Implications for Young Adult Mental Health and Adjustment." Journal of Homosexuality. November 7, pp.1-15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30403564 Shidlo, Ariel, and Michael Schroeder. 2002. "Changing Sexual Orientation: A Consumers' Report." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2002. 33:3, pp. 249-259. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a8fa/f008ed1c74f105da2ddaf5d20172033e2d4a.pdf Vines, Matthew. 2014. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. New York: Convergent Books. Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Heart Beats composed by Silent Partner Sad Minuet composed by Sir Cubworth Angevin - Thatched Villagers composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200110 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
February 24, 2019
When most Americans think of late civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we often picture a unifying Christian minister who used non-violence to advance his dream of racial equality in the United States. But in death, has Dr. King been whitewashed? In the final installment of this two-part series, Jaye provides an overview of Dr. King's transformation - from "outside agitator" to "colorblind civil rights icon." She examines the making of a hero in the American consciousness, and how willful distortion of Dr. King's legacy served a political and social purpose. Is our society that different today than the society of the 1960s? And how has the "rehabilitated" King given the United States an easy out from its original sin of racism? Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Bicycle-Reunited composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100870 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ The Machine Assembly composed by The Whole Other Funkorama composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100474 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Whatdafunk composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Dub Eastern composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200046 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
February 10, 2019
When most Americans think of late civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we often picture a unifying Christian minister who used non-violence to advance his dream of racial equality in the United States. King would have been 90 years old this year, had he not been assassinated. We observe his birthday every January, and often hear his name invoked, as well as that of other civil rights leaders, in February during Black History Month. But in death, has Dr. King been whitewashed? In the first installment of a two-part series, Jaye discusses some widely-held beliefs regarding Dr. King and the world in which he lived. She provides context for Dr. King's life, and sets the record straight on a respected, but misunderstood historical figure. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Rhastafarian composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Dwarf Star composed by Freedom Trail Studio Bomber composed by Riot Lude Illa composed by Joe Bagale Trips composed by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
January 27, 2019
In response to Vice-President Mike Pence stating Christian education should be off-limits to criticism, defending his wife Karen's decision to teach at a Christian school that excludes the LGBTQ community, hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools, started by scholar and exvangelical Chris Stroop @c_stroop, went viral, particularly on Twitter. Jaye discusses the need for extremist ideology and abusive behavior in evangelical Christian schools to be exposed, and the importance of providing space for those who have lived through attending Christian schools to share their experiences. Jaye also shares a couple of personal stories from briefly attending a Christian elementary school. Why are right-wing politicians, conservative media, and evangelical Christian leaders hostile to people coming forward with the truth about evangelical Christian education? Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Minor With Cricket by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Orange composed by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Apocalypse composed by SYBS
January 13, 2019
It's a new year, and Jaye ushers in 2019 with thoughts on the government shutdown, advice for the Democratic Party regarding the 2020 presidential election, and a read on Vice President Mike Pence. What makes Pence worse than Trump, and why would a Pence presidency be worse for the United States than Trump remaining in office? Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine: http://flyingmachine.network Flying Machine Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: Bruni, Frank. 2018. “Mike Pence, Holy Terror.” The New York Times. July 28. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html Cain, Aine. 2018. “Inside the Trump-Endorse Marriage of Mike Pence, Who Calls His Wife ‘Mother’ and Refuses to Dine With Other Women.” Business Insider. February 22. https://www.businessinsider.com/mike-pence-marriage-wife-karen-2017-10 Cross, Lauren. 2017. “Pence Rejects East Chicago’s Request for Emergency Declaration.” The Times of Northwest Indiana. January 18. https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/pence-rejects-east-chicago-s-request-for-emergency-declaration/article_f11de049-2f52-5551-8d44-03f094f3742e.html Cross, Lauren. 2018. “HUD: East Chicago Disregarded HUD Policies, Failed to Evaluate, Remove Contamination for Housing Projects in Superfund Site.” The Times of Northwest Indiana. January 22. http://interactive.wbez.org/curiouscity/east-chicago/ D’Antonio, Michael, and Peter Eisner. 2018. The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Ewing, Walter, Martinez, Daniel E., and Ruben G. Rumbaut. 2015. “The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States.” American Immigration Council. July 13. https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/criminalization-immigration-united-states Green, Lloyd. 2018. “Mike Pence: Power, Religion and America’s ‘Shadow President.’” The Guardian. August 28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g90YK0tSW38 Kaltwasser, Jared. 2018. “Early Intervention Could Have Prevented Indiana’s HIV Outbreak.” MD Magazine. September 27. https://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/intervention-could-have-prevented-indianas-hiv-outbreak “Lead Poisoning.” Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/lead-poisoning “Lead Poisoning and Health.” World Health Organization. August 23, 2018. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/lead-poisoning-and-health Mahler, Jonathan, and Dirk Johnson. 2016. “Mike Pence’s Journey: Catholic Democrat to Evangelical Republican.” The New York Times. July 20. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html Mayer, Jane. 2017. “The Danger of President Pence.” The New Yorker. October 23. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/the-danger-of-president-pence Morlin, Bill. 2018. “Study Shows Two-Thirds of US Terrorism Tied to Right-Wing Extremists.” Southern Poverty Law Center. September 12. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/12/study-shows-two-thirds-us-terrorism-tied-right-wing-extremists Nowrasteh, Alex. 2015. “Immigration and Crime – What the Research Says.” Cato Institute. July 14. https://www.cato.org/blog/immigration-crime-what-research-says Salas-Wright, Christopher P., Vaughn, Michael G., Schwartz, Seth J., and David Cordova. 2016. “An ‘Immigrant Paradox’ for Adolescent Externalizing Behavior? Evidence from a National Sample.” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. January, 51:1, pp. 27-37. Stack, Liam. 2016. “Mike Pence and ‘Conversion Therapy’: A History.” The New York Times. November 30. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html Stark, Kevin. 2018. “How Pollution Seeped Into the Lives of East Chicago Residents.” WBEZ 91.5 Chicago. June 17. http://interactive.wbez.org/curiouscity/east-chicago/ Thrasher, Steven W. 2018. “Mike Pence is Still to Blame for an HIV Outbreak in Indiana – but for New Reasons.” The Nation. October 4. https://www.thenation.com/article/mike-pence-is-still-to-blame-for-an-hiv-outbreak-in-indiana-but-for-new-reasons/ Twohey, Megan. 2016. “Mike Pence’s Response to HIV Outbreak: Prayer, Then a Change of Heart.” The New York Times. August 7. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/mike-pence-holy-terror.html Walsh, Joan. 2017. “Why Mike Pence is Worse than Donald Trump.” The Nation. August 22. https://www.thenation.com/article/why-mike-pence-is-worse-than-donald-trump/ Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Auld Lang Syne (Instrumental Jam) composed by E's Jammy Jams Under the Radar composed by Silent Partner A Darker Heart composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Palmetto Moon composed by The 126ers
December 16, 2018
For this year’s “War on Christmas” holiday special – Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they react to strange stories and answer listener questions. Jaye waxes poetic about KFC on an open fire while Chuckles reveals something that even Jaye didn’t know about him.   Citations:   “Col. Harland Sanders 11 Herbs and Spices Firelog.” KFC. https://www.kfc.com/fire-log    “German Chocolate Factory Spill Makes for Sweet Street.” Reuters. December 12, 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/german-chocolate-factory-spill-makes-sweet-street-n947301   Hay, Andrew. 2018. “No Free Money in New Jersey: Police Want Spilled Banknotes Back.” Reuters. December 13. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-jersey-truck-money/no-free-money-in-new-jersey-police-want-spilled-banknotes-back-idUSKBN1OD059   Hooper, Ben. 2018. “Deputies Find Suspected Burglar Was Deer Trapped in Bathroom.” UPI. December 13. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/12/13/Deputies-find-suspected-burglar-was-deer-trapped-in-bathroom/4181544730120/   Hooper, Ben. 2018. “KFC Creates Fried Chicken Scented Fire Log.” UPI. December 13. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/12/13/KFC-creates-fried-chicken-scented-fire-log/7401544720429/   Wamsley, Laurel. 2018. “Satanic Sculpture Installed at Illinois Statehouse, Just in Time for the Holidays.” National Public Radio. December 4. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/673422143/satanic-sculpture-installed-at-illinois-statehouse-just-in-time-for-the-holidays   Music:   Carol of the Bells composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/   Happy Little Elves composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/  
December 2, 2018
In November of 2018, 26 year old American explorer and missionary John Allen Chau was killed by the Sentinelese people, an isolated tribal group living on North Sentinel Island off the coast of India. Chau went the island illegally in order to share with them about Christianity. The incident is controversial, sparking outrage, consternation, and even admiration. Were Chau's actions worth the cost of his life? And could his actions cost the Sentinelese people their lives as well? Jaye discusses the parties involved in the incident, Christian missionary work, and why history matters when unpacking the discomfort some have with the idea of missions. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Desert Catharsis composed by Asher Fulero Cry composed by Vibe Tracks Aurora Currents composed by Asher Fulero Timelapsed Tides composed by Asher Fulero
November 21, 2018
In light of the growing normalization of white supremacy and related forms of bigotry in the United States, Jaye focuses on the debate between unfettered free speech and the regulation of hate speech. What does "free speech" truly mean in the US context, and why does it matter? Should "dangerous" speech be made illegal? Jaye also discusses libertarian ideology - specifically how, despite its emphasis on individual rights, it may fall short in the realm of free speech. In a corporatocracy, should we consider ensuring free speech rights in relation not only to government, but also to businesses, especially in the Internet age? Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ The Black Cat composed by Aaron Kenny Restless Natives composed by Doug Maxwell / Media Right Productions Reception composed by William Rosati
November 4, 2018
The 2018 midterm elections are here! In this episode, Jaye talks midterm predictions, the Voting Rights Act, millennials and Gen Z, and voter suppression. Jaye also discusses a major think tank responsible for the current Republican agenda, and which supplies the manpower behind GOP presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. Why does this organization have a vested interest in subverting democracy? Can the American people overcome the anti-democratic measures of right-wing politicians and save this country? Listen for more! American Citizens - Register to Vote NOW and Vote November 6!: http://www.vote.org Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: "African American Population Distribution Post-Emancipation." 2016. Dartmouth College. February 22. https://journeys.dartmouth.edu/censushistory/2016/02/22/african-american-population-distribution-post-emancipation/ (November 4, 2018) Arthur, Rob, and Allison McCann. 2018. "How the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act Led to Hundreds of Closed Polls." Vice. October 16. https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/kz58qx/how-the-gutting-of-the-voting-rights-act-led-to-closed-polls (November 4, 2018) Brophy, Alfred L. "Guinn v. United States (1915)." The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=GU001 (November 04, 2018) Berman, Ari. 2011. "The GOP War on Voting." Rolling Stone. August 30. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/the-gop-war-on-voting-242182/ (November 4, 2018) Foner, Eric. 2018. "South Carolina’s Forgotten Black Political Revolution." Slate. January 31. https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/01/the-many-black-americans-who-held-public-office-during-reconstruction-in-southern-states-like-south-carolina.html (November 4, 2018) "Forecasting the Race for the House." FiveThirtyEight. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/#lite (November 1, 2018) "Forecasting the Race for the Senate." FiveThirtyEight. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/#lite November 1, 2018) Kao, Emilie. 2018. "How Religious Freedom Erodes, One Step at a Time." The Heritage Foundation. August 7. https://www.heritage.org/religious-liberty/commentary/how-religious-freedom-erodes-one-step-time (November 4, 2018) Mahler, Jonathan. 2018. "How One Conservative Think Tank is Stocking Trump's Government." The New York Times. June 20. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/magazine/trump-government-heritage-foundation-think-tank.html (November 4, 2018) Onion, Rebecca. 2013. "Take the Impossible 'Literacy' Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s." Slate. June 28. https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/06/voting-rights-and-the-supreme-court-the-impossible-literacy-test-louisiana-used-to-give-black-voters.html (November 4, 2018) "Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Was Included on the List The Heritage Foundation Helped Compile." 2018. The Heritage Foundation. August 31. https://www.heritage.org/impact/supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-was-included-the-list-the-heritage-foundation-helped (November 4, 2018) Weyrich, Paul."'I Don't Want Everybody to Vote.'" August 1980. https://youtu.be/pN7IB-d7Hfw (November 4, 2018) Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Cut It composed by Silent Partner DD Groove composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100492 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Six Feet Off the Ground composed by Nana Kwabena Heaven and Hell composed by Jeremy Blake
October 21, 2018
What if the religious extremism Americans should be most concerned about comes from Christianity? In this episode, Jaye explores the authoritarian, extremist elements of American evangelicalism and the overwhelming support of Donald Trump by white evangelical Christians. Jaye also discusses the Quiverfull movement, the increasing emphasis on authoritarianism and control within evangelical Christian colleges, dominionism, racial reconciliation, evangelical support for Donald Trump's inhumane policies, and parallels between right-wing evangelicalism and ultra-conservative Islam. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ NEW Facebook Group! Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: Boorstein, Michelle, and Julie Zauzmer. 2018. "White Evangelical Christians Fail to Condemn Family Separations at US Border." The Independent. June 20. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-evangelical-christians-trump-us-mexico-border-families-separation-a8407776.html (October 21, 2018) Bort, Ryan. 2018. "Why Trump Will Never Lose Evangelical Support." Rolling Stone. August 29. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-evangelicals-716947/ (October 21, 2018) Cox, Daniel, and Robert P. Jones. 2015. "Deep Divide Between Black and White Americans in Views of Criminal Justice System." Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). May 7. https://www.prri.org/research/divide-white-black-americans-criminal-justice-system/ (October 21, 2018) Frey, William H. 2018. "The US Will Become 'Minority White' in 2045, Census Projects." The Brookings Institution. March 14. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/14/the-us-will-become-minority-white-in-2045-census-projects/ (October 21, 2018) Garrison, Greg. 2018. "Why Evangelical Christians Support Trump." AL.com. August 29. https://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2018/08/why_evangelical_christians_sup.html (October 21, 2018) Gjelten, Tom. 2018. "Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies." National Public Radio. March 27. https://www.npr.org/2018/03/27/591140811/christian-colleges-are-tangled-in-their-own-lgbt-policies (October 21, 2018) Green, Emma. 2017. "A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention." The Atlantic. June 14. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-southern-baptist-convention-alt-right-white-supremacy/530244/ (October 21, 2018) Johnson, Andre E. 2018. "The Fallacy of Racial Reconciliation." Patheos. March 16. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rhetoricraceandreligion/2018/03/fallacy-racial-reconciliation.html (October 21, 2018) Joyce, Kathryn. 2006. "Arrows for the War." The Nation. November 9. https://www.thenation.com/article/arrows-war/ (October 21, 2018) Lenoe, Matthew. 2018. "Right-Wing Warnings Pose Far More Danger to America than Left-Wing Violence." The Washington Post. September 28. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/28/right-wing-warnings-pose-far-more-danger-america-than-left-wing-violence/?utm_term=.fe6b1724095b (October 21, 2018) Masci, David. 2015. "Compared With Other Christian Groups, Evangelicals' Dropoff is Less Steep." Pew Research Center. May 15. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/05/15/compared-with-other-christian-groups-evangelicals-dropoff-is-less-steep/ (October 21, 2018) Mutz, Diana C. 2018. "Status Threat, Not Economic Hardship, Explains the 2016 Presidential Vote." PNAS. May 8. 115 (19) E4330-E4339. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/04/18/1718155115 (October 21, 2018) Peters, Stephen. 2017. "Trump Administration Explains Vote Against United Nations Resolution." Human Rights Campaign. October 3. https://www.hrc.org/blog/trump-admin-votes-against-resolution-condemning-death-penalty-for-same-sex (October 21, 2018) Stroop, Christopher. 2018. "Authoritarian Christianity, Or, What Franklin Graham Really Means When He Equates Progressivism with Godlessness." Not Your Mission Field (blog). May 30. https://chrisstroop.com/2018/05/30/authoritarian-christianity-or-what-franklin-graham-really-means-when-he-equates-progressivism-with-godlessness/ (October 21, 2018) Stroop, Christopher. 2018. "Want to Know the Future of 'Trumpvangelicals' in America? Look at Their Colleges." Playboy. September 25. https://www.playboy.com/read/want-to-know-the-future-of-trumpvangelicals-in-america-look-at-their-colleges (October 21, 2018) Thomson-DeVeaux, Amelia. 2018. "Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation." FiveThirtyEight. June 21. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-rank-and-file-evangelicals-arent-likely-to-turn-on-trump-over-family-separation/ (October 21, 2018) Wong, Janelle. 2018. "This is Why White Evangelicals Still Support Donald Trump. (It’s not economic anxiety.)" The Washington Post. June 19. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/06/19/white-evangelicals-still-support-donald-trump-because-theyre-more-conservative-than-other-evangelicals-this-is-why/?utm_term=.6aa6ec7efe64 (October 21, 2018) Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ V for Victory composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Level Plane composed by Riot Stalling composed by Silent Partner Sweet and Low composed by Silent Partner
October 7, 2018
Episode 38 - Voting Still Matters...For Now With the voter registration deadline upon us in many states, Jaye discusses the long-term impact of the vote, and why getting registered to vote and exercising the franchise is important in saving our democracy. She explains how voting in conservatives to federal and state offices over time has led to increased money in politics and reduced political impact from individual voters, especially poor Americans and ethnic minorities. Despite this, Jaye argues that voting still makes a difference, and that focusing on non-voters can help bridge the gap caused by voter suppression. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, particularly in the second main segment of the episode. Please be advised. American Citizens - Register to Vote NOW and Vote November 6!: http://www.vote.org Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: Park, Alex. 2014. "10 Supreme Court Rulings—Before Hobby Lobby—That Turned Corporations Into People." Mother Jones. July 10. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/how-supreme-court-turned-corporations-people-200-year-saga/ (October 5, 2018) "‘Partisan Warfare’: How Republicans Took Control of Congress." 2016. University of Pennsylvania. August 4. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-republicans-took-control-of-congress/ (October 5, 2018) "Voter Turnout." FairVote. https://www.fairvote.org/voter_turnout#voter_turnout_101 (October 5, 2018) Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Beautiful World composed by Drew Banga 1973 composed by Bruno E. A Stranger Thing composed by Bruno E. Stalling composed by Silent Partner
September 23, 2018
Political science researchers Benjamin Knoll and Cammie Jo Bolin join Jaye in this episode to share with listeners their knowledge and research on women clergy, and talk about their new book, She Preached the Word. The researchers discuss some of the book's themes, including the barriers to ordination of women, the acceptance of women clergy in congregations, and the effects they have on their congregations. They also discuss their research methodology, including the new, original data collected and analyzed to arrive at their findings. How do women clergy affect the self-esteem and outlook of women and girls in their congregations, and how might women in religious leadership affect the prospects of women leadership in other areas of public life? Order the book She Preached the Word: https://www.amazon.com/She-Preached-Word-Ordination-America/dp/0190882360/ Additional Resources by Knoll and Bolin: "Ten Things to Know About Women's Ordination in the United States": https://blog.oup.com/2018/06/womens-ordination-united-states/ "Who Supports Women's Ordination in America? It's Not Who You Might Think.": https://religioninpublic.blog/2018/06/11/who-supports-womens-ordination-in-america-its-not-who-you-might-think/ "New Research Shows that Women's Ordination Boosts Trust and Commitment Among Some American Worshippers": https://religionnews.com/2018/06/29/new-research-shows-that-womens-ordination-boosts-trust-and-commitment-among-some-american-worshipers/ "It's Good for Girls to Have Clergywomen, Study Shows" https://religionnews.com/2018/07/17/its-good-for-girls-to-have-clergywomen-study-shows/ Would you like to reach out to our guests? Benjamin Knoll Twitter: @benjaminknoll28 Website: InformationKnoll.com Cammie Jo Bolin Twitter: @cjobolin Contact the Show Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Redwood composed by Quincas Moreira
September 9, 2018
Episode 36 - Power and Purity Several scandals involving sexual harassment and sexual abuse have been uncovered recently in a number of churches across the Christian landscape. Why is abuse within the church such a huge story, why does it occur, and what can churches do better to reduce abuse occurrences and respond to these incidents? Jaye discusses a few of these recent scandals - delving into authoritarianism, sexual repression, and purity culture, and how these mechanisms can enable perpetrators and silence victims. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual activity, sexual assault and child abuse. Please be advised. Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: "As Pope Ignores Claims He Shielded Sex Abuser, Some Catholics Struggle." 2018. CBS News. August 29. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-no-comment-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-cover-up-vigano-letter/ (September 9, 2018) Burton, Tara Isabella. 2018. "Megachurch Leadership Resigns to Protest Their Church's Handling of Sexual Misconduct Allegations." Vox. August 9. https://www.vox.com/2018/8/7/17657730/bill-hybels-willow-creek-steve-carter-resigned-allegations-sex-harassment (September 9, 2018) Galli, Mark. 2018. "We Need an Independent Investigation of Sovereign Grace Ministries." Christianity Today. March 22. https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/march-web-only/sovereign-grace-need-investigation-sgm-mahaney-denhollander.html (September 9, 2018) Goodstein, Laurie. 2018. "How the Willow Creek Church Scandal Has Stunned the Evangelical World." The New York Times. August 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/evangelicals-willow-creek-scandal.html (September 9, 2018) Gryboski, Michael. 2018. "Rachael Denhollander's Former Church Apologizes for Mishandling Ex-Gymnast's Concerns." The Christian Post. June 1. https://www.christianpost.com/news/rachael-denhollanders-former-church-apologizes-mishandling-ex-gymnasts-concerns-sovereign-grace-224568/ (September 9, 2018) Moon, Sarah, and Jo Reger. 2014. “’You Are Not Your Own:’ Rape, Sexual Assault, and Consent in Evangelical Christian Dating Books.” Journal of Integrated Social Sciences. 4(1): 55-74. http://www.jiss.org/documents/volume_4/issue_1/JISS%202014%204(1)%2055-74%20Christian%20Dating%20Books.pdf (September 9, 2018) "New York, New Jersey, Launch Investigations Into Catholic Church's Handling of Sex Abuse Allegations." 2018. CBS News. September 6. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-new-jersey-launch-investigations-into-catholic-churchs-handling-of-sex-abuse-allegations/ (September 9, 2018) "Part Three: Life in Christ." Catechism of the Catholic Church. S2:C2:A6 http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm (September 9, 2018) Showalter, Brandon. 2018. "Bishop Apologizes for Groping Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin's Funeral." The Christian Post. September 3. https://www.christianpost.com/news/bishop-apologizes-groping-ariana-grande-aretha-franklin-funeral-227155/ (September 9, 2018) Sheehan, Andy. 2018. "301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys & Girls’" KDKA-TV. August 14. https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-diocese-sex-abuse-grand-jury-report-released/ (September 9, 2018) Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Sunflower composed by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
August 26, 2018
Many of us think of demagogues as charismatic leaders who hold an extreme degree of power over their supporters. But why do people fall for demagogues? In this episode, Jaye takes a deep dive into the subject of demagoguery - exploring how we understand and debate political and social issues. What does a country run by demagoguery mean for democracy?   Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Citations: Balmer, Randall. 2014. "The Real Origins of the Religious Right." Politico. May 27. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133 (August 26, 2018) Ladd, Chris. 2017. "Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie Republican." Forbes. March 27. https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisladd/2017/03/27/pastors-not-politicians-turned-dixie-republican/#3857ed00695f (August 26, 2018) Meet the Press. 2018. "Rudy Giuliani: 'Truth Isn't Truth'" NBC News. August 19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CljsZ7lgbtw (August 26, 2018) Merritt, Carol Howard. 2017. "Liberty University, Your Roots are Showing." The Christian Century. May 15. https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/liberty-university-your-roots-are-showing (August 26, 2018) Perlstein, Rick. 2012. "Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy." The Nation. November 13. https://www.thenation.com/article/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy/ (August 26, 2018) Roberts-Miller, Patricia. 2017. Demagoguery and Democracy. New York: The Experiment. Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Brittle Rille - Reunited composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200047 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Cryin In My Beer composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Heaven and Hell composed by Jeremy Blake Training in the Fire composed by Twin Musicom Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
August 12, 2018
Highly-rated Latino Christian fiction author Allison K. Garcia is back on Potstirrer Podcast to share with listeners information about her upcoming novel, Finding Amor. Allison chats with Jaye about the inspiration for the new book, writing about characters in a different culture than her own, the family separation crisis on the US/Mexico border, and more! Allison even gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect from Finding Amor! *Note: Please excuse the sound quality of the episode, as I am testing out new ways of recording interview episodes. - Jaye Pre-Order Finding Amor on Amazon.com Allison's Book Recommendations: -Waking Up White (2014) - Debby Irving -Plantation Jesus (2018) - Skot Welch and Rick Wilson -The Distance Between Us (2012) - Reyna Grande Collaboration Blog: Diversity Between the Pages  Allison's Recommended Action Groups: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): https://www.aclu.org/ Virginia Organizing: https://virginia-organizing.org/ Families Belong Together: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/ Coming to the Table: https://comingtothetable.org/ Faith in Action: https://www.faithinaction.org/ Reach out to Allison K. Garcia: Author Facebook page  Readers and Dreamers Facebook group Sign Up for Allison's Newsletter Twitter: @ATheWriter Instagram: @allisonkgarciaauthor Also, - Check out Falling in Love Montage, another awesome podcast from the Flying Machine Network! Reach out to Potstirrer Podcast: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: FlyingMachine.network Become a Patron Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/
July 29, 2018
With Donald Trump verbally capitulating to Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki summit July 16, the Russia investigation heating up, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating the NRA for potential money laundering for the benefit of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Trump is clearly embroiled in a great deal of controversy. But in the face of it, Trump tells the American people to believe him over the facts that are publicly available. Evangelical leaders are also steering their flock toward belief in Trump - elevating their defenses of Trump over the Bible they state is inerrant. Will there come a time where Trump Christians will have a moment of clarity and decide that their deal with the devil is untenable? Citations: Blitzer, Ronn. 2018. “Update: White House Fixes Omission in Trump/Putin Transcript.” July 25. https://lawandcrime.com/legal-analysis/white-house-may-have-broken-federal-law-by-doctoring-trump-putin-video/ Ingraham, Christopher. 2018. “Two Charts Demolish the Notion That Immigrants Here Illegally Commit More Crime.” The Washington Post. June 19. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/two-charts-demolish-the-notion-that-immigrants-here-illegally-commit-more-crime/?utm_term=.ede8e5f1e92c “Maria Butina is the ‘Spy’ the Trump Administration Asked For: Talker.” 2018. USA Today. July 19. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/19/maria-butina-alleged-spy-trump-administration-asked-talker/800507002/ Martin, Michael. 2018. “Send Your Paycheck or Face the Wrath of God, says Trump Pastor.” Metro. January 9. https://www.metro.us/president-trump/send-paycheck-says-trump-pastor-paula-white Mazzetti, Mark, and Katie Benner. 2018. “12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation.” The New York Times. July 13. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/us/politics/mueller-indictment-russian-intelligence-hacking.html Naham, Matt. 2018. “Mueller has Likely had ‘Secret’ Access to NRA Docs Revealing Origins or $30 Milion Spent on 2016 Election.” Law & Crime. July 2. https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/mueller-has-likely-had-secret-access-to-nra-docs-revealing-origins-of-30-million-spent-on-2016-election/?utm_source=engageim “National Rifle Association.” 2016. Open Secrets. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cycle=2016&cmte=National%20Rifle%20Assn Nowrasteh, Alex. 2018. “Criminal Immigrants in Texas: Illegal Immigrant Conviction and Arrest Rates for Homicide, Sexual Assault, Larceny, and Other Crimes.” CATO Institute. February 26. https://www.cato.org/publications/immigration-research-policy-brief/criminal-immigrants-texas-illegal-immigrant Schwartz, Ian. 2018. “Trump: Don’t Believe the Crap You See from These People on Fake News.” Real Clear Politics. July 24. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/07/24/trump_dont_believe_the_crap_you_see_from_these_people_on_fake_news.html Smith, Chris. 2018. “’Coincidence Number 395’: The NRA Spent $30 Million to Elect Trump. Was it Russian Money?” Vanity Fair. June 21. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/the-nra-spent-dollar30-million-to-elect-trump-was-it-russian-money Swaine, Jon. 2018. “Maria Butina: Ties Emerge Between NRA, Alleged Spy and Russian Billionaire.” The Guardian. July 26. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/26/maria-butina-nra-svetlana-nikolaeva-konstantin-nikolaev Tharoor, Ishaan. 2018. “Trump’s Helsinki ‘Disgrace’ Caps a Destructive European Trip.” The Washington Post. July 17. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/17/trumps-helsinki-disgrace-caps-a-destructive-european-trip/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.03ef347bbd70 “'These Children Are Being Trafficked, We Must Have Stricter Border Laws': Pastor Paula White Tours Migrant Detention Facility.” CBN News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSSBPrtAAqI Van Dyk, Ted. 2018. “To Beat Trump, Get a Grip.” The Wall Street Journal. July 23. https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-beat-trump-get-a-grip-1532386992 “What Lies Ahead for Donald Trump and the Church.” 2016. Center for Moral Clarity. November 17. http://cmc.rodparsley.com/News.aspx?nid=4982 Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Amazing Grace composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Autumn Sunset composed by by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cockpit composed by Silent Partner Night Walker composed by Mitch Music http://youtu.be/WkOLiZ1pLSU
July 15, 2018
With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump, many pro-life Americans are rejoicing at the pick. Their hope is that Kavanaugh's elevation to the Court will signal the end of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Jaye explores the question - what will happen if Roe is set aside by the US Supreme Court? Will this achieve the goal of ending abortion, or is that truly the goal? And - to Americans who are staunchly pro-life regarding abortion, is symbolism more important than the outcome of protecting life? Also - Jaye shares her experiences attending the Families Belong Together Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was one of many around the country protesting the Trump Administration's immigration policies  June 30, including the policy of family separation at the US-Mexico Border. Citations: “CFPB Sues Nation's Largest Student Loan Company Navient for Failing Borrowers at Every Stage of Repayment.” 2017. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. January 18. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-sues-nations-largest-student-loan-company-navient-failing-borrowers-every-stage-repayment/ (July 15, 2018) Gantz, Sarah. 2018. “Ever Been Depressed? Had Cancer? Pre-Existing Conditions Can Define Your Future.” Chicago Tribune. July 3. http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-depressed-cancer-preexisting-conditions-20180703-story.html (July 15, 2018) Leasca, Stacey. 2018. “These States Will Likely Ban Abortion if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.” Glamour. July 10. https://www.glamour.com/story/trigger-law-states-will-ban-abortion-roe-v-wade-reversed (July 15, 2018) Moreau, Julie. 2018. “House Republicans Advance Adoption Amendment Critics Say is ‘Anti-LGBTQ.’” NBC News. July 12. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/house-republicans-advance-adoption-amendment-critics-say-anti-lgbtq-n891041 (July 15, 2018) Mulhere, Kaitlyn. 2018. “Betsy DeVos is Telling States to Stop Cracking Down on Student Loan Companies.” Time. March 9. http://time.com/money/5193456/devos-student-loan-servicers-state-regulations/ (July 15, 2018) Stratford, Michael. 2018. “CFPB Says Education is Obstructing Access to Navient Records.” Politico. July 12. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-education/2018/07/12/cfpb-says-education-is-obstructing-access-to-navient-records-277104 (July 15, 2018) Piepenburg, Claudia. 2018. “Private Prisons Play a Large Role in Current Immigration Policy.” The Coast News. July 11. http://www.thecoastnews.com/private-prisons-play-a-large-role-in-current-immigration-policy/ (July 15, 2018) “Private Prisons.” American Civil Liberties Union. https://www.aclu.org/issues/smart-justice/mass-incarceration/private-prisons?redirect=issues/mass-incarceration/privatization-criminal-justice/private-prisons (July 15, 2018) “Private Prisons in the United States.” 2017. The Sentencing Project. August 28. https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/private-prisons-united-states/ (July 15, 2018) More on Families Belong Together 2018: https://wordpress.com/post/potstirrerpodcast.com/522 Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Seductress composed by Francis Prev Wishing Well composed by Heroboard Black Heat composed by Ross Bugden Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
July 1, 2018
Several US Supreme Court rulings in June that have emboldened Donald Trump and the GOP, and have left Democrats reeling. In addition, US Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, which means the Trump administration has another opening they can fill on the court. Jaye discusses these and related developments, seeks to place them into perspective. In the wake of these events, Jaye aims to provide messages of admonishment, motivation, and hope. Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Network Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine   Citations: Crisp, Elizabeth. 2018. “Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs Law Restoring Felon Voting Rights After Five Years.” The Advocate. May 31. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_8f432008-6515-11e8-a42c-4f773f2862c5.html (July 1, 2018) Gidda, Mirren. 2017. “Most Terrorists in the US are Right Wing, Not Muslim: Report.” Newsweek. June 22. http://www.newsweek.com/right-wing-extremism-islamist-terrorism-donald-trump-steve-bannon-628381 (July 1, 2018) Kendall, Brent, and Jess Bravin. 2018. “Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban.” The Wall Street Journal. June 26. https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-upholds-trump-travel-ban-1530022794 (July 1, 2018) King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1963. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” April 16. https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html (July 1, 2018) Liptak, Adam. 2018. “Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions.” The New York Times. June 27. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-unions-organized-labor.html (July 1, 2018) Liptak, Adam. 2018 “Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls.” The New York Times. June 11. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/us/politics/supreme-court-upholds-ohios-purge-of-voting-rolls.html (July 1, 2018) Mashable Daily. “All the Times Trump Has Called for Violence at His Rallies.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIs2L2nUL-0 More Information: Trump v. Hawaii: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/trump-v-hawaii-3/ Janus v. AFSCME: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/janus-v-american-federation-state-county-municipal-employees-council-31/ Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/husted-v-philip-randolph-institute/ State-by-State Felon Voting Rights: https://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286 Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Castello Oak composed by Bird Creek Ophelia's Blues composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
June 17, 2018
In our multi-parter second installment of Riverside Chats, Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they share just a little bit of their lively political conversations - as a couple with divergent political views. In Part 2, Jaye and Chuckles discuss poverty, police brutality, and the landscape for 2018 and 2020. Should the Republican Party, who is in control of all branches of federal government, consider courting voters outside of their core base? PLUS - Potstirrer Podcast has now joined Flying Machine Network! Check out all the awesome podcasts on Flying Machine Network - and so much more - at FlyingMachine.Network! The Riverside Chats special format is brought to Potstirrer Podcast on occasion to include some diversity of thought to the show and to encourage learning and discussion outside of the "echo chambers" of the right and the left. *Note: For Riverside Chats, we experimented with a different sound setup. My apologies in advance for the sound issues. -Jaye Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Music: Cloud Patterns composed by Silent Partner Ocean composed by THBD https://soundcloud.com/thbdsultan Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/VAz3HfbdKyQ Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com
June 3, 2018
In today's episode, Jaye discusses recent news stories related to undocumented immigration and refugees from Latin America. Where are the 1500 missing migrant children that were being tracked by the federal government? How are children in the custody of US Customs being treated? And is there any moral or ethical issue with calling MS-13 gang members "animals?" Jaye delves into past events as she makes the case that when we dehumanize other people, it becomes all too easy to treat them inhumanely - or watch and do nothing. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of physical and sexual violence, and descriptions of oppressive behavior. Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Citations: “ACLU Obtains Documents Showing Widespread Abuse of Child Immigrants in US Custody.” 2018. American Civil Liberties Union. May 22. https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-obtains-documents-showing-widespread-abuse-child-immigrants-us-custody (June 3, 2018) “Bystanders.” “Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Encyclopedia. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008207 (June 3, 2018) Burke, Garnace. 2018. “Almost 1,500 Migrant Children Placed in Homes by the U.S. Government Went Missing Last Year.” Time. April 26. http://time.com/5256734/government-missing-migrant-children/ (June 3, 2018) Darby, Luke. 2018. “Trump on Abused Immigrant Children: ‘They’re Not Innocent.’” GQ. May 24. https://www.gq.com/story/trump-on-immigrant-children (June 3, 2018) Diamant, Jeff and Gregory A. Smith. 2018. “Religiously, Nonwhite Democrats are More Similar to Republicans Than to White Democrats.” Pew Research Center. May 23. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/23/religiously-nonwhite-democrats-are-more-similar-to-republicans-than-to-white-democrats/ (June 3, 2018) “Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Encyclopedia. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008193 (June 3, 2018) Goebbels, Joseph. 1932. “We Are Voting for Hitler!” Trans. Randall Bytwerk. Calvin College. http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/angrif12.htm (June 3, 2018) Gonzales, Richard. 2018. “ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected to Widespread Abuse by Officials.” National Public Radio. May 23. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/23/613907893/aclu-report-detained-immigrant-children-subjected-to-widespread-abuse-by-officia (June 3, 2018) Hartig, Hannah. 2018. “Republicans Turn More Negative Toward Refugees as Number Admitted to US Plummets.” Pew Research Center. May 24. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/24/republicans-turn-more-negative-toward-refugees-as-number-admitted-to-u-s-plummets/ (June 3, 2018) Hitler, Adolf. 1937. “On National Socialism and World Relations.” Trans. Randall Bytwerk. Calvin College. http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/hitler1.htm (June 3, 2018) Jenkins, Aric. 2018. “Jeff Sessions: Parents and Children Illegally Crossing the Border Will Be Separated.“ Time. May 7. http://time.com/5268572/jeff-sessions-illegal-border-separated/ (June 3, 2018) Martin, James. 2012. “Civil War Conscription Laws.” Library of Congress. November 15. https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2012/11/civil-war-conscription-laws/ (June 3, 2018) Montini, EJ. 2018. “The Feds Lost – Yes, Lost – 1,475 Migrant Children.” USA Today. May 22. https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2018/05/22/immigration-children-separate-families-lost-kirstjen-nielson/631627002/ (June 3, 2018) Rizzo, Salvador. 2018. “Fact-Checking Immigration Spin on Separating Families and 1500 ‘Lost’ Children.” Chicago Daily Herald. May 30. http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180530/fact-checking-immigration-spin-on-separating-families-and-1500-lost-children (June 3, 2018) Vasquez, Tina. 2018. “By Painting Asylum Seekers as ‘Violent Animals,’ Trump Unlocked a School-to-Deportation Pipeline.” Rewire.News. May 24. https://rewire.news/article/2018/05/24/painting-asylum-seekers-violent-animals-trump-unlocked-school-deportation-pipeline/ (June 3, 2018) Wagner, Steven. “Statement by Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs United States Senate.” 2018. US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. April 26. https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Wagner%20Testimony.pdf (June 3, 2018) “What You Need to Know About the Violent Animals of MS-13.” Whitehouse.gov. May 21. https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/need-know-violent-animals-ms-13/ (June 3, 2018) Williams, Heather Andrea. 2015. “Compartmentalizing Slavery.” Slate. June 17. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/06/how_white_people_justified_and_struggled_with_separating_slave_families.html Music: Acoustic Folk Blues composed by Taylor Brook Castello Oak composed by Bird Creek Dreams Become Real composed by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Plantation composed by Audionautix Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Soul Blossoms composed by Jonny Easton
May 20, 2018
In our multi-parter second installment of Riverside Chats, Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they share just a little bit of their lively political conversations - as a couple with divergent political views. In Part 1, Jaye and Chuckles debate the Stormy Daniels controversy, revisit health care, and begin discussing the 2018 midterm elections. Should the Democratic Party attempt to court Trump voters, and if so, how can they do that without losing their base? The Riverside Chats special format is brought to Potstirrer Podcast on occasion to include some diversity of thought to the show and to encourage learning and discussion outside of the "echo chambers" of the right and the left. *Note: For Riverside Chats, we experimented with a different sound setup. My apologies in advance for any sound issues. -Jaye Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com
May 6, 2018
Do we have a "free press" in the United States? Jaye makes the case that even though the news media are not owned by the government, elite monopolistic ownership of media outlets and lack of federal regulations lead to outcomes not much different than state-run news media. What does the lack of free press mean for our democracy? Also - we debut a new segment called "Editorial by Jaye." In the first "editorial," Jaye gives her reaction to the Alfie Evans case. While the case is extremely tragic - is it also an example of nationalized health care gone horribly wrong? Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: Aziza, Sarah. 2018. “As Supreme Court Weighs Travel Ban, Trump’s Wider Anti-Muslim Agenda Proceeds Unchallenged.” The Intercept. April 27. https://theintercept.com/2018/04/27/muslim-ban-supreme-court-trump-vetting-muslims/ (May 6, 2018) Bailey, Isaac J. 2018. “Alfie Evans Shows We Don’t Do Death Well.” The Charlotte Observer. May 4. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article210389519.html (May 6, 2018) Burke, Timothy. 2018. “How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media” Deadspin. March 31. https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-americas-largest-local-tv-owner-turned-its-news-anc-1824233490 (May 6, 2018) Chang, Alvin. 2018. “Sinclair’s Takeover of Local News, In One Striking Map.” Vox. April 6. https://www.vox.com/2018/4/6/17202824/sinclair-tribune-map (May 6, 2018) Colker, David. 2015. “The Rev. Everett Parker, Who Fought a TV Station’s Racism, Dies at 102.” Los Angeles Times. September 23. http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-everett-parker-20150923-story.html (May 6, 2018) “FCC Suspends Last Elements of Broadcast ‘Fairness’ Rules.” 2000. The New York Times. October 4. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/04/politics/fcc-suspends-last-elements-of-broadcast-acutefairnessacute-rules.html (May 6, 2018) “The FCC & Censorship: Legendary Media Activist Everett Parker on the Revocation of WLBT’s TV License in the 1960s for Shutting Out Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” [Transcript] 2008. Democracy Now. March 6. https://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/6/the_fcc_censorship_legendary_media_activist (May 6, 2018) “History of WLBT.” WLBT-TV. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/212466/history-of-wlbt (May 6, 2018) Kane, Paul. 2018. “Ryan Dismissing House Chaplain, Leaving Lawmakers Demanding Answers.” The Washington Post. April 27. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/speaker-ryan-forces-out-house-chaplain-n869421 (May 6, 2018) “Local TV News Fact Sheet." 2017. Pew Research Center Journalism & Media. July 13. http://www.journalism.org/fact-sheet/local-tv-news/ (May 6, 2018) Martin, Gregory J., and Josh Martin. 2018. “Local News and National Politics.” Working Paper. Emory University. April 4. http://joshuamccrain.com/localnews.pdf (May 6, 2018) Matthews, Dylan. 2011. “Everything You Need to Know About the Fairness Doctrine in One Post.” The Washington Post. August 23. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-fairness-doctrine-in-one-post/2011/08/23/gIQAN8CXZJ_blog.html?utm_term=.d070a81e7d83 (May 6, 2018) Mirabella, Lorraine. 2018. “Friendly Buyers Step Up to Help Sinclair Shed Enough TV Stations to Appease Regulators.” Baltimore Sun. March 9. http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-sinclair-tribune-station-sales-20180307-story.html (May 6, 2018) Pagano, Penny. 1987. “Reagan’s Veto Kills Fairness Doctrine Bill.” Los Angeles Times. June 21. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-06-21/news/mn-8908_1_fairness-doctrine (May 6, 2018) Stefon, Matt. 2017. “Fairness Doctrine.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. August 16. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fairness-Doctrine (May 6, 2018) Thierer, Adam. 1993. “Why the Fairness Doctrine is Anything But Fair.” The Heritage Foundation. October 29. https://www.heritage.org/government-regulation/report/why-the-fairness-doctrine-anything-fair (May 6, 2018) Thomsen, Jacqueline. 2017. “Kushner, Ivanka rub elbows with Dem Billionaire Soros at Hamptons Party: Report.” The Hill. July 3. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/340495-ivanka-jared-kushner-rub-elbows-with-dem-billionaire-at-hamptons (May 6, 2018) Tillman, Zoe. 2018. “The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual.” Buzzfeed. April 29. https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/the-justice-department-deleted-language-about-press-freedom?utm_term=.omRdAev7y#.knzLaerkB (May 6, 2018) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Ether composed by Silent Partner
April 22, 2018
In the concluding episode of a two-part series, Jaye continues her discussion on the decline of the United States within the framework of her hometown, Detroit, Michigan. She discusses the conditions in Detroit prior to the 1967 Detroit riots that led to the riots and the decline of the city, including workplace discrimination, housing segregation, the destruction of tight-knit black communities by urban renewal, racial strife between white and black Detroiters, and tensions between police and the community. As Detroit is making its comeback, what lessons can Americans learn from Detroit that will help the US survive its "fifth quarter?" Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: Anderson, Elisha. 2017. "25 Years Ago, Malice Green Became the Face of Police Brutality in Detroit." Detroit Free Press. November 3. https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/eight-mile-road (April 22, 2018) "Coleman A. Young, 79, Mayor of Detroit and Political Symbol for Blacks, is Dead." 1997. The New York Times. November 30. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/30/us/coleman-a-young-79-mayor-of-detroit-and-political-symbol-for-blacks-is-dead.html (April 22, 2018) "CuriosID: How a 1900s Black Detroit Community was Razed for a Freeway." 2015. WDET. October 19. https://wdet.org/posts/2015/10/19/81771-curiosid-how-a-1900s-black-detroit-community-was-razed-for-a-freeway/ (April 22, 2018) "Deadly Force." WXYZ-TV Detroit. Aired November 6, 2018. https://youtu.be/7HMYEgrv-ho (April 22, 2018) Dumke, Mick. 2018."Chicago's Gang Database is Full of Errors - And Records We Have Prove It." ProPublica. April 19. https://www.propublica.org/article/politic-il-insider-chicago-gang-database (April 22, 2018) Dumke, Mick. 2018. "Chicago's Gang Database Isn't Just About Gangs." ProPublica. April 20. https://www.propublica.org/article/chicago-gang-database-is-not-just-about-gangs (April 22, 2018) "Encyclopedia of Detroit: Eight Mile Road." Detroit Historical Society. https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/eight-mile-road (April 22, 2018) "Encyclopedia of Detroit: Paradise Valley." Detroit Historical Society. https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/paradise-valley (April 22, 2018) Gallagher, John. 2018. "Amazon to Detroit: You Didn't Have Enough Talent to Get HQ2." January 18. https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/01/18/detroit-amazon-headquarters-finalists/1043624001/ (April 22, 2018) "History of Housing Discrimination Against African Americans in Detroit." National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). http://www.naacpldf.org/files/our-work/Detroit%20Housing%20Discrimination.pdf (April 22, 2018) Konerman, Alyssa. 2017. "25,737 People Lived in Kenyon-Barr When the City Razed it To the Ground." Cincinnati Magazine. February. http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/citywiseblog/lost-city-kenyon-barr-queensgate/#disqus_thread (April 22, 2018) Patterson, Kai. 2016. "Remembering Black Bottom and Paradise Valley." The Mirror News (Henry Ford College). February 22. https://mirrornews.hfcc.edu/news/2016/02-22/remembering-black-bottom-and-paradise-valley#12T08 (April 22, 2018) Swartsell, Nick. 2017. "Echoes of a Lost West End." CityBeat. November 6. https://www.citybeat.com/news/article/20981774/echoes-of-a-lost-west-end (April 22, 2018) Sugrue, Thomas J. 2005 [1996]. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Stalling composed by Silent Partner
April 1, 2018
In the first of a two-part series, Jaye discusses the decline of the United States within the framework of her hometown, Detroit, Michigan. She also outlines the conditions needed for a thriving country. Is "inefficient" government truly the problem? Is America a failed state? Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: "Covering Watergate: Success and Backlash." 1974. Time. July 8. http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,943934-1,00.html (April 1, 2018) "G.I. Bill." The History Channel. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/gi-bill (April 1, 2018) "L. Brooks Patterson Slams Detroit: 'The Truth Hurts...Tough S***." 2014. WWJ-TV. January 21. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/01/21/l-brooks-patterson-slams-detroit/ (April 1, 2018) "U.S. Federal Individual Income Tax Rates History, 1862-2013." 2013. Tax Foundation. October 17. https://taxfoundation.org/us-federal-individual-income-tax-rates-history-1913-2013-nominal-and-inflation-adjusted-brackets/ (April 1, 2018) Weingroff, Richard F. 1996. "Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, Creating the Interstate System." Public Roads. Federal Highway Administration. 60(1). Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Stalling composed by Silent Partner
March 18, 2018
In this episode, Jaye contemplates her academic background and personal experiences in American evangelicalism when examining the recent focus by the mainstream media on white evangelicals. Over 80 percent of white evangelical voters supported Donald Trump in 2016, and many American evangelical leaders continue to defend Trump's rhetoric and actions, which sharply run against the very Bible evangelical doctrine states is the inerrant word of God. Are white evangelical believers being persecuted or led astray? And - is American evangelicalism redeemable? Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Check us out online: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: Johnson, Elizabeth Wynne. 2018. "Kentucky Votes to Ban Child Marriage." National Public Radio. March 16. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/16/594253182/kentucky-votes-to-ban-child-marriage (March 18, 2018) Higgins, Michelle, Edmonson, Christina, and Ekemini Uwan. 2017. "Facts About Lecrae." Truth's Table. September 30. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/truths-table/id1212429230?mt=2 (March 18, 2018) Robertson, Campbell. 2018. "A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers are Leaving White Evangelical Churches." The New York Times. March 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/us/blacks-evangelical-churches.html (March 18, 2018) "United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls." United States Department of State. March 2016. https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/254904.pdf (March 18, 2018) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Midsummer Night's Dream composed by Mendelssohn
March 4, 2018
In this episode, Jaye discusses the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. What are the problems contributing to these school shootings, and what can be done to decrease the instances of these tragedies in the future? Jaye takes on the arguments made on both the extreme pro-gun and anti-gun sides - as Americans on all sides of the Second Amendment / gun control debate are needed to cooperatively craft lasting, working solutions that will save the lives of children and preserve our democracy. Thank you for listening! Subscribe, review, rate 5 stars, and share! Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: Cato, Jason. 2018. "Here's a List of Every School Shooting Over the Past 50 Years." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. February 16. http://triblive.com/news/education/safety/13313060-74/heres-a-list-of-every-school-shooting-over-the-past-50-years (March 4, 2018) Fleshler, David, and Yiran Zhu. 2018. "Timeline: How the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Unfolded." Sun-Sentinel. February 23. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/sfl-florida-school-shooting-timeline-20180223-htmlstory.html (March 4, 2018) "Mass Shootings." Gun Violence Archive. http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting (March 2, 2018) McMahon, Paula. 2018. "Nikolas Cruz Left 180 Rounds of Ammunition - With Swastikas - at Parkland School, Sources Say." Sun-Sentinel. March 2. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-nikolas-cruz-left-180-rounds-20180302-story.html (March 4, 2018) "Past Summary Ledgers." Gun Violence Archive. http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/past-tolls (March 2, 2018) Trump, Donald. 2018. 'Keynote.' Presented at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Committee Conference (CPAC), National Harbor, MD. Wellford, Charles F., Pepper, John V., and Carol V. Petrie. 2005. Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com
February 18, 2018
**WARNING: Mature Subject Matter Jaye concludes her two-part discussion of the abortion issue in Part II. She discusses the origins of the Religious Right after the Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision in 1973, and the role abortion as a political issue played in the formation of the Religious Right. Jaye also reacts to the tendency of the pro-life movement to co-opt equality movements for their own purposes. In addition, alternatives and solutions that would lower abortion rates are presented. Does the pro-life movement truly want to save the lives of the unborn? Thank you for listening! Listen, subscribe, rate us 5 stars, and share! Reach out to the show on our social media: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: "Adoption Statistics." Adoption Network Law Center. https://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-statistics (February 18, 2018) Balmer, Randall. 2014. "The Real Origins of the Religious Right." Politico. May 27. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133?o=0 (February 18, 2018) Brown, Stacia L. 2013. "The Problem With Saying 'Black Babies Cost Less to Adopt.'" The Atlantic. July 1. https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/07/the-problem-with-saying-black-babies-cost-less-to-adopt/277452/ (February 18, 2018) del Guidice, Rachel. 2018. "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece: 'My Uncle Would Have Been Very Pro-Life." The Daily Signal. January 12. http://dailysignal.com/2018/01/12/martin-luther-king-jr-s-niece-shares-his-legacy-of-unity-reconciliation-non-violence-and-respect-for-life/ (February 18, 2018) Finer, Lawrence B., Frohwirth, Lori F., Dauphinee, Lindsay A., Singh, Susheela, and Ann M. Moore. 2005. "Reasons US Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 37(3): 110-118. https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2005/reasons-us-women-have-abortions-quantitative-and-qualitative-perspectives (February 18, 2018) "Full Text of Eric Rudolph's Confession." National Public Radio. April 14, 2005. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4600480 (February 18, 2018) King, Martin L. Jr. 1966. "Family Planning - A Special and Urgent Concern." Presented at the Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet of Planned Parenthood-World Population. http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive/document/family-planning-special-and-urgent-concern (February 18, 2018) Papa, Juliet. 2011. "Controversial Anti-Abortion Billboard Causes Stir in SoHo." WCBS-TV. February 23. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/23/controversial-anti-abortion-billboard-goes-up-in-soho/ (February 18, 2018) Pilgrim, David. 2012 [2002]. "The Jezebel Stereotype." Ferris State University. https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/jezebel/ (February 18, 2018) Robbins, Liz. 2011. "Billboard Opposing Abortion Stirs Debate." The New York Times. February 23. https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/billboard-opposing-abortion-stirs-debate/ (February 18, 2018) "Six Words: Black Babies Cost Less to Adopt." National Public Radio. June 27, 2013. https://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/195967886/six-words-black-babies-cost-less-to-adopt (February 18, 2018) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Cloud Patterns composed by Silent Partner
February 4, 2018
WARNING: Mature Subject Matter In Part I of a two-part series, Jaye begins to tackle what has arguably been the most controversial political issue in the United States for the past 50 years - abortion. She discusses her own views on the topic and how she arrived at her stance. Jaye also delves into the history of abortion rights in the United States up until the 1973 Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision. Thank you for listening! Listen, subscribe, rate us 5 stars, and share! Reach out to the show on our social media: Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast Website: http://potstirrerpodcast.com Citations: "Abortion History in the US." FindLaw. http://family.findlaw.com/reproductive-rights/abortion-and-the-law-background.html (February 4, 2017) Acevedo, Zoila. 1979. 'Abortion in Early America.' Women & Health 4(2): 159-167. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J013v04n02_05?journalCode=wwah20 (February 4, 2018) Earll, Carrie Gordon. "What the Bible Says About the Beginning of Life." Focus on the Family. https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/love-and-sex/abortion/what-the-bible-says-about-the-beginning-of-life (February 4, 2018) "Fetal Development Timeline." BabyCenter. June 2016. https://www.babycenter.com/0_fetal-development-timeline_10357636.bc (February 4, 2018) Fox, Pat. 2017. "Abortion in the Ancient and Premodern World." ThoughtCo. March 18. https://www.thoughtco.com/abortion-in-the-premodern-world-3528230 (February 4, 2018) "History of Abortion." National Abortion Federation. https://prochoice.org/education-and-advocacy/about-abortion/history-of-abortion/ (February 4, 2018) Pollitt, Katha. 1997. "Abortion in American History." The Atlantic. May. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/05/abortion-in-american-history/376851/ (February 4, 2018) Storer, Horatio Robinson. 1866. Why Not? A Book for Every Woman. Boston: Lee and Shepard. Thomson, Judith Jarvis. 1971. 'A Defense of Abortion.' Philosophy & Public Affairs 1(1): 47-66. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0048-3915%28197123%291%3A1%3C47%3AADOA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-G (February 4, 2018) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Cloud Patterns composed by Silent Partner
December 24, 2017
This special Christmas/New Years episode takes a look at the “War on Christmas” – the belief that societal forces are attempting to attack or downplay the Christmas holiday. The “War on Christmas” tends to be a common idea in conservative Christian circles, and exploited by conservative politicians and media. Is there a “War on Christmas,” and what it the concern about Christmas truly about? Jaye also gives a year in review and gives her predictions regarding what we will see in US national politics in 2018 and beyond. One of these predictions is a bit shocking – don’t miss it! Admin Note: The next episode of Potstirrer Podcast will be released February 4, 2017. During this break, please be sure to catch up on older episodes, check out the PotstirrerPodcast.com website, and join the conversation on social media. We’re not going anywhere! Thank you for listening. Citations: Carbone, Christopher. 2017. “Which Confederate Statues Were Removed? A Running List.” Fox News. September 22. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/21/which-confederate-statues-were-removed-running-list.html (December 23. 2017) Diamond, Dan. 2013. “Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s How They Do It.” Forbes. January 1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/01/01/just-8-of-people-achieve-their-new-years-resolutions-heres-how-they-did-it/#6ae30191596b (December 23, 2017) Karenga, Maulana. 2017. “Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.” The Official Kwanzaa Website. http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml (December 23, 2017) Mindel, Nissan. 1965. Complete Story of Chanukah. Kehot Publication Society. Noble, Greg, and Lucy May. 2013. “Cincinnati’s Rise and Fall as a Brewery Town Part 1: From Porkopolis to Beeropolis, How it All Began.” WCPO Cincinnati. September 3. https://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/local-a-e/cincinnatis-rise-and-fall-as-a-brewery-town-part-1-from-porkopolis-to-beeropolis-how-it-all-began?page=2 (December 23, 2017) Nyang, Sulayman. “Mawlid an-Nabi: Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s (s) Birthday.” The Islamic Supreme Council of America. http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/spirituality/1--mawlid-an-nabi-celebration-of-prophet-muhammads-s-birthday.html (December 23, 2017) Music: Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 composed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra Stalling composed by Silent Partner Angels We Have Heard on High composed by Oasis Worship
December 10, 2017
Today’s episode is a reminder that truth still matters, even in a “post-truth” era. Jaye discusses the abandonment of truth among many conservative evangelicals in the United States in pursuit of political power. What does the Bible say about truth, and what does it mean for those in American society who claim to hold the Bible as the inspired or literal word of God, yet also profess allegiance to Trump, nationalism, and the Republican Party? *Apologies in advance for unforeseen technical difficulties in post-production (i.e. a running train has been stuck behind my house for the past couple of days! - Jaye). Citations: Fisher, Max. 2017. The Jerusalem Issue, Explained.” The New York Times. December 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/world/middleeast/jerusalem-trump-capital.html (December 9, 2017) Haltiwanger, John. 2017. “Roy Moore: Last Time America was ‘Great’ was During ‘Slavery.’” Newsweek. December 7. http://www.newsweek.com/roy-moore-last-time-america-great-during-slavery-741845 (December 9, 2017) Johnson Pool, Jessica. 2012. "Cultural Worldview, Religious Influence and Interpretation, and American Political Behavior." Department of Political Science. University of Cincinnati. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1337716583 (December 9, 2017) Smith, Laura, and Derek Kravitz. 2017. “Governors and Federal Agencies are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter.” ProPublica. December 8. https://www.propublica.org/article/governors-and-federal-agencies-are-blocking-accounts-on-facebook-and-twitter (December 9, 2017) Sullivan, Sean, Scherer, Michael, and David Weigel. 2017. “RNC to Support Roy Moore in Senate Race in Alabama, Weeks After Cutting Ties with His Campaign.” The Washington Post. December 4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-trumps-support-moore-could-gain-influence-in-washington/2017/12/04/02da209c-d917-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.6368144b680d (December 9, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
November 26, 2017
Today’s episode explores the Second Amendment to the US Constitution in light of the recent mass shootings and rhetoric from American politicians surrounding crime, terrorism, gun control and mental illness. Jaye presents what some listeners may consider a surprising take on the issue of gun control and the Second Amendment. Also, Jaye makes the argument that how politicians, interest groups and the media discuss these issues does the American people a disservice. Does the way we understand and respond to crime and terrorism truly make us safe? Citations: Alexander, Harriet. 2015. “Republican Candidates Accepted Donations from Man Whose Organisation Inspired Dylann Roof.” The Telegraph. June 22. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/republicans/11690736/Republican-presidential-candidates-received-donations-from-man-who-inspired-Charleston-shooter.html (November 19, 2017) Mental Health by the Numbers.” National Alliance on Mental Illness. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers (November 19, 2017) Rosenberg, Eli, Berman, Mark, and Wesley Lowery. 2017. “Texas Church Gunman Escaped Mental Health Facility in 2017 After Threatening Military Superiors.” The Washington Post. November 7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/07/as-texas-town-mourns-details-emerge-on-gunmans-methodical-tactics-in-church-massacre/?utm_term=.6f8e62a5d6da (November 19, 2017) Sanger-Katz, Margot. 2015. “Gun Deaths are Mostly Suicides.” The New York Times. October 8. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/upshot/gun-deaths-are-mostly-suicides.html (November 19, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
November 12, 2017
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s episode continues with the subject matter of alleged sexual misconduct on the part of famous and powerful figures, and how we react to these accounts. This time, Jaye focuses on the case of Roy Moore, the former state court judge running for the US Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in the state of Alabama. Moore, a controversial politician strongly aligned with the Religious Right, has been accused of making sexual advances towards teenagers, including a 14 year old girl, in the late 1970s. Why are many of us inclined to take the word of the accused if we can relate to them, or if they are powerful figures we like? Is “winning” more important than standing by our word? Citations: Dale, Daniel. 2017. “It was 40 years ago” Twitter. November 9 [4:07 PM – 7:05 PM]. https://twitter.com/ddale8 (November 12, 2017) Hannity, Sean. 2017. “Interview with Roy Moore.” Hannity [Radio]. November 10. (November 12, 2017) Huseman, Jessica. 2017. "Trump Voter Fraud Commission Is Sued — By One of Its Own Commissioners." ProPublica. November 9. https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-voter-fraud-commission-dunlap-lawsuit (November 12, 2017) Jenkins, Nash. 2017. “Senate Candidate Roy Moore Says NFL Protesters are Breaking the Law.” Time. October 18. http://time.com/4987441/roy-moore-nfl-protests-law/ (November 12, 2017) Keneally, Meghan, Verhovek, John, and Kevin Pliszak. 2017. “Alabama Republican Candidate Roy Moore’s History of Controversial Statements.” ABC News. November 10. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/alabama-republican-candidate-roy-moores-history-controversial-statements/story?id=51061832 (November 12, 2017) Manchester, Julia. 2017. “Falwell Jr. Stands by Moore: ‘I Believe the Judge is Telling the Truth.’” The Hill. November 10. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/359779-falwell-jr-stands-by-moore-i-believe-the-judge-is-telling-the (November 12, 2017) McCrummen, Stephanie, Reinhard, Beth, and Alice Crites. 2017. “Woman Says Roy Moore Initiated Sexual Encounter When She Was 14, He Was 32.” The Washington Post. November 9. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.a3e781f7c5d7 (November 12, 2017) Stetzer, Ed. 2017. “No, Christians Don’t Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations.” Christianity Today. November 9. https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/november/roy-moore.html (November 12, 2017) Terkel, Amanda. 2017. “Mitt Romney Tells Roy Moore to Step Aside: I Believe Leigh Corfman.” Huffington Post. November 10. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-roy-moore_us_5a05be95e4b0e37d2f371e99 (November 12, 2017) Wegmann, Philip. 2017. “Alabama State Auditor Defends Roy Moore Against Sexual Allegations, Invokes Mary and Joseph.” Washington Examiner. November 9. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/alabama-state-auditor-defends-roy-moore-against-sexual-allegations-invokes-mary-and-joseph/article/2640217 (November 12, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
October 29, 2017
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. In today's episode, Jaye frames the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal and other sexual misconduct incidents currently in the news as part of a larger discussion on how we respond to oppression and violence. Why are many of us inclined to take the word of the accused if we can relate to them, or if they are powerful figures we like? At the same time, why do we hide behind “they weren’t convicted” or “I wasn’t there” to justify not believing the survivors? Jaye discusses the dynamic of privilege from a place of self-awareness and gives her thoughts on how we can better respond to people who share their experiences. Citations: Farrow, Ronan. 2017. “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories.” The New Yorker. October 23. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories (October 29, 2017) Feldblum, Chai R. and Victoria A. Lipnic. 2016. “Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace.” US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. June. https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/task_force/harassment/upload/report.pdf (October 29, 2017) Graves, Lucia. 2017. “Donald Trump’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Hope President Goes Way of Weinstein.” The Guardian. October 23. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/23/donald-trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-harvey-weinstein (October 29, 2017) Kantor, Jodi, and Megan Twohey. 2017. “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” The New York Times. October 5. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html (October 29, 2017) Levin, Sam. 2017. “Women Accusing Trump of Sexual Harassment are Lying, Says White House.” The Guardian. October 28. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/27/donald-trump-sexual-harassment-claims-women-lying-white-house (October 29, 2017) Manchester, Julia. 2017. “Former GOP State Senate Candidate Accuses George H.W. Bush of Groping Her.” The Hill. October 28. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/357618-former-gop-state-senate-candidate-accuses-george-hw-bush-of (October 29, 2017) Moniuszko, Sara M. 2017. “Harvey Weinstein Scandal: A Complete List of the 60 Accusers.” USA Today. October 27. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/10/27/weinstein-scandal-complete-list-accusers/804663001/ (October 29, 2017) Pierson, David, and Tracy Lien. 2017. “She’s Harassed at Work, She Tells Human Resources, and They Do Nothing. Here’s How to Fix That.” Los Angeles Times. October 28. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-hr-sexual-harassment-20171028-story.html (October 29, 2017) Rosenberg, Eli. 2017. “Mark Halperin Apologizes for ‘Crude and Aggressive’ Behavior as Harassment Accusations Mount.” The Washington Post. October 27. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/10/27/mark-halperin-apologizes-for-crude-and-aggressive-behavior-as-harassment-accusations-mount/?utm_term=.a63dd291353b (October 29, 2017) Zimmerman, Amy. 2017. “Why Didn’t Anyone Listen to Corey Feldman’s Warnings About Pedophilia in Hollywood?” The Daily Beast. October 26. https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-didnt-anyone-listen-to-corey-feldmans-warnings-about-pedophilia-in-hollywood (October 29, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
October 15, 2017
In today's episode, Jaye discusses the changes Donald Trump is making to health care, and the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. How has Trump reacted to the natural disaster and loss of life in Puerto Rico, and what does his reaction say about what the president values? In addition, Jaye delves into the role of a free press, and brings historical context to why Trump's constant attacks on the news media are dangerous for democracy. Citations: Barclay, Eliza, and Alexia Fernández Campbell. 2017. "Everything That's Been Reported About Deaths in Puerto Rico is At Odds With the Official Count." Vox. Ocboter 11. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/11/16424356/puerto-rico-official-hurricane-maria-death-toll (October 15, 2017) Beauchamp, Zack. 2017. "Trump Congratulates Mostly Non-American NHL Team on Being 'Incredible Patriots.'" Vox. October 10. https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/10/16455140/trump-pittsburgh-penguins-2017 (October 15, 2017) Bryan, Bob. 2017. "Trump Just Took a Big Step to Unravel Obamacare." Business Insider. October 12. http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-ahp-healthcare-insurance-obamacare-executive-action-2017-10 (October 15, 2017) "Donald Trump: It's Time to Start Saying Merry Christmas Again." 2017. The Telegraph. October 14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/donald-trump-time-start-saying-merry-christmas/ (October 15, 2017) "Hand Fake." 2017. Snopes.com. January 6. http://www.snopes.com/jesse-owens-and-hitler-handshake/ (October 15, 2017) Noack, Rick. 2016. "The ugly History of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a Nazi Slur Shouted at a Trump Rally." The Washington Post. October 24.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/24/the-ugly-history-of-luegenpresse-a-nazi-slur-shouted-at-a-trump-rally/?utm_term=.b15f64122620 (October 15, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
October 1, 2017
In today's episode, Jaye interviews Allison K. Garcia, author of the highly rated novel Vivir el Dream. Allison shares her perspective as a writer, counselor, and Christian active in her church and the local Latino community. The stories of those she has known and lived life with serve as inspiration for her novel about the undocumented immigrant experience. Vivir el Dream is an evocative book with many themes woven throughout, such as Christian faith, desperation, empathy, and hope. Jaye’s conversation with Allison also touches on the hostile environment the rise of Trump has cultivated for people of color, including Latinos, and other vulnerable people. What can the Church do to support undocumented as well as documented immigrants? Check out the episode to learn more! Buy Vivir el Dream on Amazon: http://a.co/9n2J4cW Connect with Allison K. Garcia on social media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allisonkgarciaauthor Instagram: http: //www.instagram.com/allisonkgarciaauthor Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/athewriter Website: http://allisonkgarcia.wordpress.com Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
September 17, 2017
Episode 13 - Jemele Told the Truth In today's episode, Jaye discusses the controversial tweets by ESPN personality Jemele Hill regarding Donald Trump. What about the substance of her tweets? And why is the White House reaction to these tweets problematic for democracy? Jaye also talks authoritarianism, and speaks directly to people who supported Trump in November 2016. Citations: Gaines, Cork. 2017. "The Simple Explanation for Why ESPN Did Not Fire Jemele Hill but Did Fire Curt Schilling." Business Insider. September 13. http://www.businessinsider.com/espn-jemele-hill-curt-schilling-perceived-liberal-bias-2017-9 (September 17, 2017) Linz, Juan Jose. 1964. "An Authoritarian Regime: The Case of Spain." In Cleavages, Ideologies and Party Systems: Contributions to Comparative Political Sociology. ed. Eric Allard and Yrjo Littunen. Helsinki: Academic Bookstore. Landler, Mark. 2017. "Trump Resurrects His Claim That Both Sides Share Blame in Charlottesville Violence" The New York Times. September 14. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-tim-scott.html?mcubz=0 (September 17, 2017) Stephan, Maria J., and Timoth Snyder. 2017. "Authoritarianism is Naking a Comeback. Here's the Time-Tested Way to Defeat it." The Guardian. June 20. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/20/authoritarianism-trump-resistance-defeat (September 17, 2017) Wemple, Erik. 2017. "ESPN's Jemele Hill Stands by Her Statement that Trump is a White Supremacist." The Washington Post. September 15. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/09/15/espns-jemele-hill-stands-by-her-statement-that-trump-is-a-white-supremacist/?utm_term=.39c055dd1908 (September 17, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
September 3, 2017
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes sensitive subjects, such as sexual assault, rape, and child abuse, which may be triggering to some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. In today's episode, Jaye talks religious "insider baseball" regarding the Nashville Statement and American evangelicalism. After a turbulent August in the United States with Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey, and Trump's words and actions regarding domestic terrorism, transgender people in the military, the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, and his desire to roll back DACA, prominent evangelical leaders have failed to address the issues of the current age. The Nashville Statement demonstrates a missed opportunity for American evangelical leadership to show true Christian love towards LGBT Americans. Furthermore, Jaye discusses why their actions in a Trumpian America have constituted an abdication of their spiritual authority. Citations: Billeaud, Jacques. 2011. "Critics: 'Tough' Sheriff Botched Sex-Crime Cases." Associated Press. December 4. http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/12/04/critics_tough_sheriff_botched_sex_crime_cases/ (September 3, 2017) Branson-Potts, Hailey. 2017. "After Harvey, Texas Rallies to Rescue Cats and Dogs, with Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina." Los Angeles Times. September 2.http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-na-houston-harvey-cats-20170902-story.html (September 3, 2017) Dickerson, John. 2008. "A Phony Murder Plot Against Joe Arpaio Winds Up Costing Taxpayers $1.1 Million." Phoenix New Times. October 28. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/a-phony-murder-plot-against-joe-arpaio-winds-up-costing-taxpayers-11-million-6629798 (September 3, 2017) "Nashville Statement." 2017. Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. August 29. https://cbmw.org/nashville-statement (September 3, 2017) Shapira, Ian. 2017. "Finding the White Supremacists who Beat a Black Man in Charlottesville." The Washington Post. August 31. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/finding-the-white-supremacists-who-beat-a-black-man-in-charlottesville/2017/08/31/9f36e762-8cfb-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html?utm_term=.d7e3e2490783 (September 3, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
August 20, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool reacts to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack, and the failure of presidential leadership in response. Jaye also seeks to encourage listeners that among the negativity, there are signs of light and hope for America's future. Citations: Angwin, Julia, Larson, Jeff, Mattu, Surya, and Lauren Kirchner. 2017. “Machine Bias.” Propublica. May 23. https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing (August 20, 2017) Barry-Jester, Anna Maria, Casselman, Ben, and Dana Goldstein. 2015. “The New Science of Sentencing.” The Marshall Project. August 4. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/08/04/the-new-science-of-sentencing#.FOYRaElsl (August 20, 2017) Jenkins, Jack. 2017. “Meet the Clergy Who Stared Down White Supremacists in Charlottesville.” ThinkProgress. August 16. https://thinkprogress.org/clergy-in-charlottesville-e95752415c3e/ (August 20, 2017) Mahler, Jonathan, and Steve Eder. 2016. “‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias." The New York Times. August 27. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/us/politics/donald-trump-housing-race.html?mcubz=0 (August 20, 2017) Thompson, Chrissie. 2016. “The Lawsuit Over Donald Trump’s Cincy Apartments You May Hear More About.” Cincinnati.com. August 25. http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/25/discrimination-lawsuit-over-donald-trump-cincinnati-apartments/89269132/ (August 20, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
August 6, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the Russia investigation updates and the new grand jury impaneled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Jaye also talks about why echo chambers, byproducts of the Internet age and democratization of information, are bad for America. Citations: LaFraniere, Sharon, and Adam Goldman. 2017. "Guest List at Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting with Russia Expands Again." The New York Times. July 18. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/us/politics/trump-meeting-russia.html (August 6, 2017) Lai, K.K. Rebecca, and Alicia Parlapiano. 2017. "What We Know About Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting." The New York Times. July 18. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/18/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-russia-meeting.html (August 6, 2017) Rogin, Josh. 2017. "State Department Considers Scrubbing Democracy Promotion from its Mission." The Washington Post. August 1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/08/01/state-department-considers-scrubbing-democracy-promotion-from-its-mission/?utm_term=.842641758887 (August 6, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
July 23, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool updates listeners on the status of Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal / Trumpcare efforts in the United States Senate. Will the Senate vote on Obamacare repeal and replacement, or repeal only? Why, in the words of Donald Trump, is health care reform "so complicated?" Thank you for listening! Citations: Caldwell, Leigh Ann. 2017. "Confusion Grips Senate GOP Ahead of Expected Health Care Vote." NBC News. July 21. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/confusion-grips-senate-gop-ahead-expected-health-care-vote-n785066 (July 23, 2017). Clarke, Toni. 2017. "Senate Rule Deals Setback to Republican Healthcare Bill." Reuters. July 21. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-rule-idUSKBN1A701Dz`(July 23, 2017). Mercado, Darla. 2017. "GOP's Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Slash Aid for Special Needs Kids." CNBC. June 30. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/27/senates-proposed-medicaid-cuts-may-imperil-plans-for-special-needs-kids.html (July 23, 2017). Ramsey, Lydia. 2017. "CBO: Under the Latest Senate Healthcare Bill, Deductibles Could be More Than Some People Earn." Business Insider. July 21. http://www.businessinsider.com/cbo-deductibles-under-new-senate-health-care-bill-to-rise-sharply-2017-7 (July 23, 2017). Stockman, Farah. 2016. "Recalling the Nixon-Kennedy Health Plan." The Boston Globe. June 22. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/06/22/stockman/bvg57mguQxOVpZMmB1Mg2N/story.html (July 23, 2017). Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
July 9, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool analyzes how the Third Way of the Democratic Party and the Religious Right, aligned with the Republican party, have led to a fractured, broken political system and democracy in peril. Delving into the histories of both movements that span several decades, Jaye argues that while these movements are different ideologically, both are rooted in a common choice to compromise on core values. Have these choices Democrats and white evangelical Christians made to compromise generations ago led to their logical conclusion in 2017? Citations: Balmer, Randall. 2014. "The Real Origins of the Religious Right." Politico. May 27. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133 (July 9, 2017) Marcotte, Amanda. 2014. "It Wasn't Abortion That Formed the Religious Right. It Was Support for Segregation." Slate. May 29. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/05/29/the_religious_right_formed_around_support_for_segregation_not_against_abortion.html (July 9, 2017) Penn, Mark, and Andrew Stein. 2017. "Back to the Center, Democrats." The New York Times. July 6. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/opinion/center-democrats-identity-politics.html (July 9, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
June 25, 2017
In Part 2 of our two-parter first installment of Riverside Chats, host Jaye Pool is joined by her husband Chuckles as they share with listeners just a little bit of their lively political conversations - as a couple with differing political views. Today's episode includes a conversation about the usefulness of historical parallels to describe current political conditions. Jaye and Chuckles discuss the politics of fear and the framing of today's leadership in reference to past events. Do even hyperbolic comparisons have value in political discourse? The Riverside Chats special format is brought to Potstirrer Podcast on occasion to include some diversity of thought to the show and to encourage learning and discussion outside of the "echo chambers" of the right and the left. The Senate has just released a draft of their version of Trumpcare - and it is no better than the House version. This is an $800 billion cash grab and will leave more people uninsured than BEFORE the ACA (Obamacare). In other words - this is worse than health care was before the ACA was even enacted. Call your senators NOW and tell them to vote NO on the BCRA/AHCA (Trumpcare). Listeners - we encourage you to share your reactions and thoughts about the topics we present on the show on our social media and to share your ideas of topics for future episodes. We love hearing from you - thank you for your support! Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
June 11, 2017
In Part 1 of our two-parter first installment of Riverside Chats, host Jaye Pool is joined by her husband Chuckles as they share with listeners just a little bit of their lively political conversations - as a couple with differing political views. Today's episode includes debates regarding illegal immigration, the future of health care, the economy and jobs, student loans, Hillary Clinton, and Democratic Party strategy for 2018 and 2020. The Riverside Chats special format is brought to Potstirrer Podcast on occasion to include some diversity of thought to the show and to encourage learning and discussion outside of the "echo chambers" of the right and the left. Listeners - we encourage you to share your reactions and thoughts about the topics we present on the show on our social media and to share your ideas of topics for future Riverside Chats shows. We love hearing from you - thank you for listening! Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
May 28, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the Trump-Russia scandal and President Donald Trump's well-publicized international trip, as well as the CBO score on the revised Trumpcare bill and the Democratic Party's infighting over the abortion issue. In addition, Jaye reacts to the statement made by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. that Trump is evangelicals' "dream president." Citations: Liptak, Adam. 2017. "Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias." The New York Times. May 22. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/us/politics/supreme-court-north-carolina-congressional-districts.html (May 28, 2017) Smith, Gregory A. 2017. "Among White Evangelicals, Regular Churchgoers are the Most Supportive of Trump" Pew Research Center. April 26. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/26/among-white-evangelicals-regular-churchgoers-are-the-most-supportive-of-trump/ (May 28, 2017). Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
May 14, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare, in the House of Representatives. Jaye discusses health care as a moral and life issue, and calls for the 217 representatives voting for the Trumpcare bill to be accountable to the constituents in the districts they serve. In addition, Jaye discusses why many of the 217 refuse to answer for their health care vote, and shares grassroots tips for progressives to begin tearing down the Republican wall of electoral safety from the ground up. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes sensitive subjects such as rape, medical issues, and death, and may be triggering to some listeners. Citations: Martin, Nina, and Renee Montange. 2017. "The Last Person You'd Expect to Die in Childbirth." ProPublica. May 12. https://www.propublica.org/article/die-in-childbirth-maternal-death-rate-health-care-system (May 14, 2017). Martin, Nina, and Renee Montange. 2017. "U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World." National Public Radio. May 12. http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world (May 14, 2017). Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
April 30, 2017
In today's episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the importance of truth-telling when working through the divides in American society today. In particular, Jaye focuses on controversies over the the meaning and fate of historical symbols of the Confederacy that came out of the Civil War and Reconstruction, such as Confederate monuments and the Confederate Flag. The Civil War and the mythology that came out of the war's aftermath can serve as warning against embracing the "alternative facts" of the present day. Recommended Reading: Blight, David W. 2001. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge: Belknap Press. Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
April 11, 2017
Happy Easter! In today's episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the Trump Russia scandal, as well as the deadly sarin gas attack in Syria and the military response by the Trump administration. Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
April 2, 2017
In this first episode, Jaye Pool discusses the "Third Way" movement towards more conservative governance from the Democratic Party beginning in the 1990s, and how that movement led to Donald Trump's win (and Hillary Clinton's loss) in the 2016 US presidential election. Jaye also talks about the way forward so that the Democrats can get back in touch with what made them successful historically - and the American left can regain their voice. Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton
March 26, 2017
Potstirrer Podcast - Minisode An informational episode outlining what to expect in future episodes of Potstirrer Podcast. Episodes will be released every two weeks.
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