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A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team: city hall reporter Joshua Fechter, investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff and business editor Gregg Jefferson. Join them as they examine current events, hash out rivalries and go on the record with guests from local and state arenas.
 
Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.
 
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Introducing a new co-host and talking about executive orders in CA Watch our Facebook live videos here. Watch the video version of this episode here. Introducing Justin Quigley Jefferson Liberty Radio: September 8th, 2018: Libertarianism and Jefferson Americans Restoring Representation Americans Restoring Representation Forgotten Liberty Radio: May…
 
Polls, polls, everywhere polls! We are just days away from Election Day, and wouldn’t you know it, we are being inundated with polls about who’s winning where, what voters think about this and that, and frankly, it can get overwhelming, because who do you believe? And if you think a poll is right, somebody will remind you about 2016 when the polls …
 
A conversation with Jason Herrick, president of Pantera Energy Company and president of the political action committee Amarillo Matters. An Amarillo native, Jason's lived and worked in Europe before he returned to lead his family's oil and gas company. He shares with host Jason Boyett about his career and his ongoing volunteer efforts with opportun…
 
Today's episode is a reflection on the role of foundations and non-profit organizations in the political economy of Minneapolis. We take a close look at the McKnight Foundation's interjection of a $250,000 grant at a critical moment in the struggle over the Upper Harbor Terminal, assessing the implications and impacts of that grant. We also use Blu…
 
Florida Amendment 1 focuses on if citizenship should be a requirement to vote. Florida Amendment 2 is about the gradual raising of the minimum wage. These are just some of the amendments on the ballot this election year and University of Central Florida political prof. Aubrey Jewett breaks them all down. Plus, Greg explains why his little dog Tucke…
 
Ballot measures, law enforcement, judicial jurisdiction, and yes, you guessed it, representation! Watch our Facebook live videos here. Watch the video version of this episode here. Law Enforcement Forgotten Liberty Radio: November 2nd, 2019: Your Gun Rights & The Corrupt Courts Forgotten Liberty Radio: November 16th, 2019: A Case for Murder? YouTub…
 
A conversation with Nikki Green of Two for the Road, the PBS travel and adventure show she created and cohosts with her husband, Dusty. Nikki tells host Jason Boyett about growing up in Claude, quitting her orthodontic career in her 30s to travel the world, and how COVID-19 has impacted production of their show, which just released its fourth seaso…
 
We were honored to sit down with Northside artist and youth worker Koo Keem to reflect on the dynamics of real estate, gentrification, the music industry, housing policy and police power at play in the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment. We also talk through some of our experiences with the Minneapolis uprisings in the wake of the MPD lynching of …
 
Living in a bubble. Originally, it was somewhat of an insult, that somebody was disconnected from real life, but now, in this 2020 era of the pandemic, living in the bubble has become a reality, especially for athletes. Now the question is, will the actions and views of athletes on political topics have an impact on choices voters make in November?…
 
A conversation with Jason Barrett, owner of The 806 Coffee + Lounge and an active community leader in the San Jacinto neighborhood and 6th Street Historic District. The 806 is a coffee shop and vegetarian restaurant specializing in art and live music—and has had enormous influence since it launch in 2007. With host Jason Boyett, Barrett tells the o…
 
Join us as we talk about ballot measures, the constitutionality of a joint presidential ticket, and back to representation, per the usual. Watch our Facebook live videos here. Watch the video version of this episode here. California Ballot Measures California Proposition 22, App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative (2020) AB-5…
 
The potential for building housing onsite has been one of the most hotly contested elements of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal re-development. On today's episode we take an overview of the capitalist housing policies that have facilitated gentrification and housing insecurity and then sketch out a vision for socialist housing policies that we co…
 
Thank you for helping us hit the milestone of 150 subscribers on Patreon! In celebration we are unlocking our recent Patreon exclusive episode breaking down the late September New York Times podcast and front page coverage of Minneapolis and the city council "pledge" to dismantle MPD. We really appreciate you tuning in, help us hit our goal of 200 …
 
Politics is in the fall air right now, a month out from the November election, and that campaign machinery has been churning for a long time leading up to now. What works? What falls flat? What are the insider secrets that campaigns know about you that they don’t want you to know? In our latest Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite, the founder of …
 
We're back! After a long(ish) hiatus, we're officially back! Join us every Saturday morning at 9AM PST for our live Facebook broadcast. Watch our Facebook live videos here. Watch the video version of this episode here. Ceres Courier: Ceres Mayoral Candidates Ceres Demographics Forgotten Liberty Radio: The Citizenship Question Turlock Journal: City …
 
We are taking a short detour from Season 2's coverage of the Upper Harbor Terminal today to sprinkle in a bonus episode. We were honored to talk with two tenants and organizers with the Alliance of Hornig Tenants, a tenants union fighting for each other and housing justice. We talked about the issues that kick started their organizing, learn about …
 
On this week's edition of "Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite," former Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente discusses the importance of every single vote in an election, and recalls the controversy surrounding 2000's Bush v. Gore election battle in the courts. Pariente also talks about what you should know about merit retention races y…
 
A conversation with Dr. Paul Matney, the retired past president of Amarillo College. A longtime educator, Matney spent more than three decades teaching media and communications students at WT and AC—while also serving as a weekend weatherman, a baseball umpire, and the face of AC within the larger community. He shares with host Jason Boyett about t…
 
Today we talk with Samuel Stein author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. Sam's book is a great analysis of the forces behind the global phenomenon of Gentrification and the relationship between the capitalist real estate market, urban planning and municipal governments. In our interview we talk through some of the key conce…
 
Special guest Sidejob Spence joins us for a conversation on the exciting unionizing burst in Minneapolis this summer and how it can relate to the fight against gentrification. We attended the inspiring picket at the NE Minneapolis Spyhouse last saturday, which was a part of an unfair labor practice strike called by the Spyhouse union. Walking up th…
 
The minimum wage in Florida right now stands at $8.56 an hour. In 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that increases the state minimum wage each year based on inflation. By the way, Florida’s minimum wage is higher than the national minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 an hour. However, some say that $8.56 isn’t enough to live o…
 
On today's episode we step back to analyze our strategies for creating the structural changes we need in our political economy. The Upper Harbor Terminal project inspired strong resistance that has so far been unable to defeat the Billionaire agenda moving the development. Years of strong mobilization aimed at defunding the MPD have not yet been ab…
 
In this week's upcoming episode of "Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite," former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez discusses 2018's Amendment 4 and the restoration of felon voting rights as it pertained to her. She talks about regaining the right to vote after being released from prison in 2013, and also about the events that put her b…
 
A conversation with Teresa Kenedy, president of the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee and a retired social worker with Amarillo ISD. Teresa tells host Jason Boyett about growing up as a member of the only Hispanic and Catholic family in a small mountain town. Upon arriving in Amarillo for college, she found a much more robust Hispanic culture—…
 
We were honored to interview Dakota professor, author and activist Waziyatawin. Land and power are the core of capitalist development projects like the Upper Harbor Terminal and there is no way to understand the dynamics of land ownership and power in Minnesota without understanding the genocide of the Dakota people and the dispossession of their h…
 
We are going to be sprinkling in some Patreon exclusives throughout season 2. Become a subscriber on Patreon to hear our whole conversation with writer & filmmaker Amber Delgado Patreon.com/moneypowerlandsolidarity Also subscribe to Amber's Curated Tolerance Patreon for really insightful reflections on Gentrification…
 
In this week’s new Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite, Amendment 4, or better known as the felon voting rights, is the fiery topic that doesn’t seem to die down. Voters approved Amendment 4 in 2018, restoring voting rights to most non-violent felons who finished their sentences. There is a legal battle over Florida's law requiring them to pay le…
 
A conversation with Ali Ramos, a graphic designer and Amarillo native who just graduated with a master's degree in social work from Columbia University. Ali is also a board member for NMD United, a national organization advocating for individuals with neuromuscular disabilities. She shares with host Jason Boyett about growing up with a physical dis…
 
Today we launch Season 2 with a reflection on the core issues of land, labor, wealth and power at play in the Upper Harbor Terminal development. We also re-orient ourselves to the UHT after the George Floyd uprising and set the context for the UHT city council vote coming this fall. Please subscribe, rate and leave a review of the show to help us r…
 
State Rep. Geraldine Thompson says that women have made great changes to society after gaining the right to vote, but she also talks about the struggles Black Americans faced during the Civil Rights era and the decade that followed. She also recounts the horrific tale of July Perry, an affluent Black man who wanted to vote in 1920 and it ended in h…
 
In the latest Beyond the Soundbite podcast, U.S. Rep. Val Demings shares her thoughts on why President Donald Trump does not understand what it is like to worry about working every day and trying to take care of a family. The former Orlando police chief also recalls being on the shortlist for being a vice presidential candidate and the intense vett…
 
A conversation with Austin Sutter, executive director of the Amarillo Hockey Association. A native of Red Deer, Alberta, he tells host Jason Boyett about arriving in Amarillo 15 years ago as a professional hockey player and deciding to stay even after his playing career ended. He believes Amarillo is on the verge of becoming a thriving hockey city …
 
Political analyst Frank Torres says that Orange County Sheriff John Mina “didn’t have to strap on the gloves” for his re-election race during the primary elections as he also talks to Ybeth, Greg, and Gary about some of the political upsets of incumbents who were unseated and how write-in candidates may or may not impact races. Plus, the gang talks…
 
A conversation with Karah Gilbert, the founder of Solidarity Isn't Silent and an employee of Randall County's Youth Center of the High Plains. Karah shares with host Jason Boyett about her work with young people in the criminal justice system. They also discuss her multi-faceted organization, which began this summer as a way to stand up to the inju…
 
Republican State Representative Randy Fine shares the struggles he and his family faced when they got the coronavirus, with him saying, “it’s not the flu” and admits that his lungs have been damaged by the virus. And while he says it’s “stupid” that people do not social distance or wear a mask, he is against a face-covering mandate. He explains why…
 
State Representative Anna Eskamani, a Democrat representing District 47 in Orlando, says she would give Gov. Ron DeSantis a D+ over his handling of COVID-19 and points out some of the reasons for the grade: lack of a statewide mask mandate, reopening the state too early and Floridians still have not gotten their unemployment payments. Later in the …
 
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