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A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.
 
Our lives have changed – our politics need to change too. Now is a time for us to remember that we need each other as Americans. Now is a time for us to reject those voices that say we don’t. The Braver Angels Podcast brings you face to face with leading voices from across the divide alongside remarkable Americans you did not know existed. Experience a movement to reignite the spirit of America and defeat the forces that divide us. With John Wood, Jr., Ciaran O’Connor and April Lawson.
 
The following political analysis is from Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) Political Analyst Jim Ellis. BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization. It is provided solely as a membership benefit to the organization’s 300-plus member companies and trade associations. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of any particular member or the organization generally.
 
Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture. Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers reveali ...
 
What The Politics is a weekly podcast show dedicated to exploring issues that matter. Hosted by two journalists, each episode will explore topics trending in the political arena. This podcast will offer a bipartisan platform to the listener, supported with information by experts and enlightened by experiences of the average voter. New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe and join the conversation!
 
Economists say the way we work has become so stressful it’s now the fifth leading cause of death. Our mission is to find a better way. Explore the art and science of living a full and healthy life with behavioral and social science researchers who can help us better understand what drives our human experiences, and how to change. Better Life Lab is a co-production from New America and Slate.
 
This is one person's bipartisan search for understanding and common ground regarding aspects of American identity outside of political affiliation. Here, there may be points of discomfort as differences arise, but I am asking interviewees and listeners alike to "lean in"...to engage and remain open to new perspectives. Over the next several months, I’ll be approaching Americans from all walks of life, different political orientations, genders, religions, career paths, cultural backgrounds, a ...
 
Each week, I host an open conversation between opposing views on today’s biggest political topics and social issues. Anything goes, so long as discourse remains civil even when disagreeing. Guests freely speak their minds without interruptions, ask questions, and get access to a perspective far different than their own. Things may get contentious at times, but the end goal is always the same. Find a mutual understanding with one another, identify solutions, and demonstrate that we can heal o ...
 
Community Party Radio Show is hosted by author and political activist David Samuels, author of the book False Choice: The Bipartisan Attack on the Working Class, the Poor and Communities of Color. Pick up your copy of the book on Amazon. Community Party Radio Show airs Tuesday nights at 8p est / 7p cst /5p pst and our new time on Wednesday nights at 7p est / 6p cst /4p pst on www.SoMetroRadio.com. You can also hear the show on the iRadio station SoMetro Talk that is available on apps like Tu ...
 
As one of a handful of people to oversee religious outreach for a winning presidential campaign, Michael Wear guides you through the tumultuous waters of faith and politics this campaign season. Twice a month, Faith 2020 will host leading journalists, politicos, and religious leaders for in depth interviews that will help us to understand the ways faith is influencing this election. Along with Michael’s expert analysis, we'll make sense of how campaigns are engaging faith on the trail and ho ...
 
The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom. The show takes listeners beyond the headlines and speaks to the individuals behind the stories that are shaping the 2020 election in America and the British political landscape. New episodes are released every week. If you enjoy the show, you can sign up to The Hardy Rep ...
 
In 2020, women are not in the US Constitution...and they never have been. Now, nearly 100 years after the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, it is on the cusp of finally being ratified. From Wonder Media Network, Ordinary Equality tells the full story of a landmark amendment that passed, failed, was resurrected, and now has the potential to change US history once and for all. Host and human rights attorney Kate Kelly presents the untold stories of the revolutionaries, the activists ...
 
This podcast is hosted by Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the United States. With this podcast, Carter will introduce you to some of the incredible men and women he’s met over the years. You’ll hear stories from business leaders at the forefront of sustainable corporate practices, Members of Congress working to protect nature in the United States, and so much more! Let their lives and stories inspire you to do better for our natural world.
 
Seth McGuire (Patrick J Adams) is a first term Congressman. He’s also an unflinching idealist and a profound optimist. When embroiled in his first ever controversy, Seth is completely ill-equipped to navigate D.C.’s political treachery. Hope comes in a EUREKA moment, putting him at a crossroads: can his bold and revolutionary plan really save this country, or is he going to talk himself right out of office when people hear his crazy idea? Find out in our 6-part, scripted, narrative podcast s ...
 
Edgy thought-provoking posts, commentaries, and interviews by Dr. Beni Balak on today’s social economics and geopolitical issues helping decipher the misinformation propaganda inflicted on our society by today’s corporate media profiteers and their political facilitators. Dr. Balak is an economics professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He currently teaches various courses on economics, media, and propaganda.Co-hosting the podcast with Dr. Balak, is Jesse Velez, a recently grad ...
 
In today's global economy, understanding investment options can be an extremely challenging task. Investors are continually bombarded with hearsay opinions and ever-changing financial data. So, to prevail, serious investors need the benefit of market education and unbiased guidance. This realization is why a fast-growing number of listeners choose to make KPP Financial's 'InvestTalk' radio program and podcast a must have element of their investing strategy. InvestTalk is a weekday program th ...
 
The Opportunity Starts at Home podcast takes a deep look at opportunity in America, especially how housing shapes that opportunity. Of all the factors that affect our ability to thrive, both economically and socially, few are more important than the homes in which we are raised. Housing predicts the kind of neighborhood you’ll grow up in; the quality of school you’ll attend; and your access to transportation, amenities, resources, job opportunities, and social networks. Housing is simply fun ...
 
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With a reputation as a legislator who seeks middle ground while listening to all sides of an issue, state Rep. Dade Phelan has secured an overwhelming majority of support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for House speaker. The Beaumont Republican was born and raised in that city to a prominent family that owns Phelan Investments, a fourth-…
 
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/20/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth Read More... The post The “SPARS Pa…
 
Biden says that Trump’s election claims show incredible irresponsibility, “are damaging” and send a “horrible message”. Trump intensifies his fight to undo the will of voters, inviting Michigan lawmakers to White House as his lawyers spew lies. The CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel as cases surge across the country. The U.S. tops 251,000 C…
 
Biden, Republicans and the Climate / Green Questions on the 2020 Ballot / Beyond the Headlines / Ice Hockey COVID Outbreaks / Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality In A Divided World Some Republicans see opportunity for bipartisanship with a Democratic president, especially on the climate. How climate solutions can find sup…
 
This week, Ira Sheskin, a professor at the University of Miami and editor of the American Jewish Year Book, joins us to break down what we know so far about the results of the 2020 election, with a focus on the Jewish vote in Florida. Then, we hear from Senator Norm Coleman, National Chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and Mark Mellman, Pr…
 
The wide-ranging bill contains perks for seniors and student loan borrowers. Today's Stocks & Topics: OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., Retirement Funds, DNKN - Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., BERY - Berry Global Group Inc., Online Brokerage, WWR - Westwater Resources Inc., BTI - British American Tobacco PLC ADR, Gold, ACI - Albertsons Cos. Inc. TRIVIA …
 
President-elect Joe Biden declared quote "America is Back," as he formally introduced his key cabinet picks on Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden said his appointees and nominees are a team that reflects "America is back and ready to lead the world." The White House has signed off on Biden to start receiving presidential daily intelligence brie…
 
Has the Black Lives Matter movement been helping the African American community? It’s November 2020 and Americans are divided. While the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013, it returned to international headlines in May 2020 following the death of George Floyd. With an estimated 15 to 26 million people participating in demonstrations this yea…
 
Despite the coronavirus pandemic challenges, the National Retail Federation expects holiday spending to reach as high as $766.7 billion. Today's Stocks & Topics: DFCIX - Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund A, XME - SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF, Investing & Marriage, HA - Hawaiian Holdings Inc., Social Security, Energy Sector, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., CVS …
 
Montgomery County, located just north of Washington D.C. is a leader in the use of performance management, including through its CountyStat initiative, drawing on the model of other PerformanceStat efforts. Its reputation for results-focused government continues today under County Executive Marc Elrich, who has been in that role since 2018. To lear…
 
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/24/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth Read More... The post Trump Admin A…
 
Dr. Brad Lockerbie is a professor of political science. Prior to joining the faculty at ECU, he was on the faculty at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Do Voters Look to the Future? Economics and Elections published by SUNY Press. He is the co-author (with Jody Baumgartner) of “Maybe it is More than a Joke: Satire, Mobilization and Pol…
 
Nearly a decade ago, “Ready Player One” looked ahead to 2045, imagining an immersive virtual-reality world scaffolded with ’80s pop culture. The novel was a meteoric hit, catapulting Austin author Ernest Cline to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and into helping shape the 2018 movie adaptation from Steven Spielberg. Now comes the seque…
 
“The poet laureate of Texas no doubt was Billy Joe Shaver,” declared Ray Benson from the stage of the Long Center Lawn on Sunday afternoon as a tribute to the legendary Texas songwriter neared its end. Luck Productions, a company aligned with Willie Nelson’s Luck TX ranch just west of Austin, presented the event, which featured more than a dozen lo…
 
Isabel Conde De Frankenberg, who hadn’t run in more than a week due to a knee injury, dominated the Class 5A girls race Monday at the UIL cross country championships at Old Settlers Park, pulling away from the other leaders in the final kilometer to win by an astounding 19 seconds. Winning the Region IV meet by nearly a minute, Conde De Frankenberg…
 
The Bastrop County Commissioners Court on Monday extended for a second time an emergency burn ban that County Judge Paul Pape implemented October 29th due to drought conditions and high winds in the county. The court extended the burn ban to December 14th. Violating the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor that carries up to a $500 fine. See omnystudi…
 
Austin fire officials say a person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the truck they were riding in drove off the road, went airborne and crashed into an apartment complex in North Austin on Sunday. Austin Fire Department officials said crews were called around 9 p.m. on Sunday to Villas Del Sol apartments, near Rundberg Lane a…
 
Gasoline prices dropped in the Austin metro area and across the nation over the past week as faltering demand because of the coronavirus pandemic offset a rise in crude prices, according to fuel-price tracking website GasBuddy. Austin gas prices have dipped 2 cents in the past week to an average of $1.68 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily su…
 
22 children and 15 families took part in a virtual Adoption Day across the five-county Central Texas area Monday. Via Zoom, families connected with caseworkers and the judge to make the adoptions official. What would normally be a huge celebration filled with costumes, games and face painting was replaced with a more intimate celebration on a Zoom …
 
Austin Water has begun implementing new strategies to combat the prevalence of zebra mussels in its treatment plants. Zebra mussels, which are tiny, invasive mollusks, first appeared in Austin waters in 2017 and have since infested the city’s drinking water sources: Lake Travis and Lake Austin. To keep zebra mussels out of the water utility’s raw w…
 
More Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be on roads statewide this Thanksgiving, looking for drunken drivers, people who are speeding and those who aren’t wearing a seat belt or are committing other violations. Increased patrols will begin Wednesday and last through Sunday, the department said. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i…
 
Texas lawmakers are working to draft legislation that they hope will make it possible to hold more people accountable for sexual assault, after a recent audit outlined several reasons why prosecuting these crimes can be difficult and recommended solutions. The audit, requested by state lawmakers last year, examined the investigation and prosecution…
 
A federal judge once again delayed the trial for Cecily Aguilar, a woman whom authorities have accused of helping dismember and dispose of the body of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen in April. Aguilar’s hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. January 19th, 2021. Her rearraignment — where she can choose to change or keep her plea of not guilty — is set fo…
 
Gov. Greg Abbott and state health officials released plans Monday for distributing coronavirus vaccines when they become available, possibly as soon as next month. Health care workers, staff in long-term facilities, emergency medical service workers, home health care workers and people in other vulnerable groups will be the first to receive the vac…
 
Michigan board votes to certify election results despite pressure from President Trump. The U.S. Coronavirus death toll tops 257,000 with 12.3 million cases. Biden picks first latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security, and the first woman to head the intel community. Biden's chief of staff says the impact of Trump blocking transition is es…
 
Steven Mnuchin downplayed his decision to pull the plug on several Federal Reserve programs, saying there’s enough money around to provide funding where it is needed. Today's Stocks & Topics: MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., Value Stocks, SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., Post-Covid World, Very Expensive Stocks, Dividend Cuts, Gold, 401k, Taxa…
 
Heather Hamrick opened Bastrop Beer Company in March 2018. As the company's business was becoming profitable as it entered its third year, Bastrop Beer Company announced it was suspending on-premise alcohol consumption and would begin functioning as to-go only as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold. Hamrick had to lay off four workers as sh…
 
Austin-based ClosedLoop.ai, a health care technology company, has raised $11 million as it looks to add to its team and product offerings. The investment round included investment from Silicon Valley Bank and Meridian Street Capital. ClosedLoop offers a health care data science platform, using artificial intelligence and automation tools to build a…
 
Some Pflugerville school district parents and teachers are questioning the school district’s handling of COVID-19 protocols during the pandemic. Two teachers who quit before in-person learning began on Sept. 14 are now updating their own COVID-19 dashboard for the district and created a Facebook group to address questions and concerns that parents,…
 
An audit paid for by the city of Hutto found that 14 former employees received more than $238,000 through their severance agreements for consulting that was never performed. According to the audit, the City Council did not approve any of the severance agreements made and no mention of them was made on City Council agendas. The City Council approved…
 
Two former government employees were sentenced last week to prison after they pleaded guilty to selling sensitive military equipment stolen from Camp Mabry. 36-year-old Joseph Mora was sentenced to three years and 27-year-old Cristal Avila to two years. From 2016 to 2019, Mora and Avila stole scopes, infrared laser aiming devices, thermal night vis…
 
An Austin police officer has been suspended for driving recklessly, getting into a crash and pulling a gun on another driver, according to a disciplinary memo released last week. The incident happened May 23, when the memo says Officer Thomas Tuminelli was speeding on his way to work and tailgating a driver. At a stop sign, Tuminelli stopped abrupt…
 
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas has declared racism a mental health crisis. In a two-page declaration, signed by more than 160 local, Texas and national organizations, the foundation seeks to bring attention to the effect racism has on mental health and guide the conversation on how to change policies and actions. T…
 
A local nonprofit seeking to reinstate Austin’s homeless camping ban says the city improperly disqualified thousands of signatures from voters who wanted to put the ordinance on the November ballot. The lawsuit, filed last week in Travis County district court, raises concerns about the process City Clerk Jannette Goodall used to review more than 24…
 
A protester who participated in demonstrations in downtown Austin earlier this year is suing an Austin police officer in federal court, accusing him of using excessive force. Jose Herrera, a military veteran who served in Iraq and now has post-traumatic stress disorder, according to court documents filed earlier this week, was shot in the leg with …
 
Rising property taxes, increases in costs of living and redevelopment has pushed many Hispanic families out of East Town Lake neighborhood, which makes up part of Austin’s District 3. It’s a trend that’s happening all over the city, as more and more Hispanic families seek affordability outside of the Austin city limits. Hispanic families move out t…
 
Will Texas Democrats be rewarded by President-elect Joe Biden? Democrats in the Lone Star State didn’t deliver a win for Biden, but Texas still matters as the nation’s second largest state in what is not exclusively a spoils system. Among the contenders for the Cabinet is U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, a Democrat from Brownsville and an early Biden suppor…
 
A growing number of financial institutions are moving their investments from fossil fuels into less polluting projects and resources. So what do oil and gas companies make of this shift? Some of them are waking up to the clean energy transition in response to investor pressure. But there are leaders and laggards when it comes to oil and gas compani…
 
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/22/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth Read More... The post The Great Mas…
 
Journalist and historian Anne Applebaum on the lure of authoritarianism. You can find out more about her and her work on Twitter at @AnneApplebaum and her work at AnneApplebaum.com. Her new book, 'Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism', is available to purchase now at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621076/twilight-…
 
Austin FC announced on Friday that the team’s first jersey, released on Wednesday, broke a 24-hour sales record for an inaugural jersey launch on MLSStore.com. Austin outsold all previous expansion teams’ first-day jersey sales “by a wide margin,” team president Andy Loughnane said, though exact figures were not disclosed. The bright verde-and-blac…
 
Bastrop and Pflugerville competed in their third hotly-contested volleyball match of the season after splitting the first two in District 18-5A. As expected, the match at Bastrop on Tuesday was an emotional rollercoaster with each team gaining momentum surges. In the end Pflugerville held on to win the tiebreaker 26 to 28, 25 to 23, 25 to 13, 22 to…
 
Lovely quilts were seen hanging throughout the Central Business District and at many homes in Smithville last Saturday in the town's annual Airing of the Quilts. The event is based on an old pioneer tradition. Quilts were treasured possessions, essential for long winter nights, and after much wear and tear, the ladies of the house would “air” their…
 
Austin-area businesses added thousands of workers to payrolls in October despite fears of a surge in coronavirus infections this fall and expiring government stimulus, pushing local unemployment to its lowest point since the pandemic first slammed the economy. The unemployment rate in the Austin metro area fell to 5.1% last month, according to the …
 
Construction on the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation’s two-story building that will house the Art Institute of Austin in Downtown Bastrop has been delayed due to construction workers contracting the coronavirus. While construction on the project was expected to be completed early this month, after initial delays in June and October, the new…
 
Austin police are looking for three people who authorities say were involved in a drive-by shooting near a convenience store in Southeast Austin earlier this week. The incident happened near the intersection of Vargas Road and Felix Avenue around 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The driver of the car got into a dispute with someone at the store and, later, som…
 
An investigation is under way after Pflugerville police said they shot a man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment for about 17 hours after a family disturbance. Police Chief Jessica Robledo said Friday that 34-year-old Kelvin Scott was shot after he left the home. She declined to say why the officer fired his weapon, but Robledo said she …
 
One of several investigations aimed at Fort Hood leadership is complete, and early findings point to significant failures in how officials respond to and prevent sexual misconduct among soldiers, U.S. Army officials said this week. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who released a video statement about the independent review Wednesday, said Army leaders…
 
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