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In November 2020, all roads really did lead to and through Pennsylvania. Besides for providing its crucial 20 electoral votes, suburban counties like Delaware and Chester highlighted exactly how Biden-Harris won–while more rural counties like Fayette and Lawrence, which Trump-Pence improved in, show the epitome of the Democratic problem. This podcast looks at the shifting tides in every corner of the Commonwealth, but it does so through an untraditional lens. We won’t just be interviewing el ...
 
Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
American politics from a Heartland perspective. Focusing on facts and fundamental fairness, but not afraid to embrace the funny where it exists. Dedicated to the quiet heroes of America's Heartland who are making a difference every day. Monday: The Heartland POD with host Adam Sommer's opening statement & Talkin' Politics with co-hosts Rachel Parker & Sean Diller. Wednesday: a rotation of High Country, a report from the Mountain West with Sean Diller, and The Delta with science teacher Nicho ...
 
The Economist unlocks American politics, tackling a new theme each week and digging into the data, ideas, and history shaping the country at this dramatic moment. John Prideaux, The Economist's US editor, hosts with Charlotte Howard, New York bureau chief, and Washington correspondent Jon Fasman. Correspondents from across the US and the rest of the world plus expert guests - politicians, pollsters, professors - join the in-depth reporting and discussion every Friday. See acast.com/privacy f ...
 
The most honest and unfiltered discussion about Pennsylvania progressive politics and policy anywhere. The Keystone Reckoning Project will shine a light on Pennsylvania Republicans at all levels of government in a blunt and brutally honest way, demonstrating that a new messaging strategy can change not only the narrative but, more importantly, the results on Election Day.
 
Every Friday, Guardian columnist and former Washington correspondent, Jonathan Freedland, invites experts to help analyse the latest in American politics. From politicians to journalists covering the White House and beyond, Jonathan and his guests give listeners behind the scenes access to how the American political machine works.
 
Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF's 89.5 and 93.3.
 
Welcome to Idiotville - Erie, PA’s Liberal Conscience: We want you to be better, Erie. But you just keep screwing it up. Every time someone opens their mouth with a good idea, someone has to have a reason why not. That reason usually isn’t very well thought out, it usually involves thinly (or not so thinly) veiled racism. This town can move forward, but until we confront the demons that lurk here, we aren’t going anywhere. If you don’t like what we’ve got to say, come at us with a good take. ...
 
In-depth conversations on Chinese politics, economics, law, and society with faculty, visitors, and guest speakers at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Hosted by CSCC Research Scholar Neysun Mahboubi. For more information on the Center, visit https://cscc.sas.upenn.edu
 
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THE RIGHT JEWS

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THE RIGHT JEWS

Judah Friedman, Rock Breath

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Join The Right Jews on a maddening but fun ride as we jam together on multiple topics while breaking the Jewish liberal stereo type one Jew at a time, plus input from our non-Jewish contributors who’s insights on the Jewish plight are valuable and insightful. We know it boggles the outside conservative mind, as it does ours, but rest assured The Right Jews will do their best to help make sense of it all… THE RIGHT JEWS | BREAKING THE JEWISH LIBERAL STEREO TYPE
 
Brand & New is a podcast produced by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and focused on innovation. Our host, Audrey Dauvet, shares a new topic every two weeks, on Tuesday—to inform and inspire listeners. Each podcast consists of an open dialogue with experts, visionaries, and influential people from all over the world in order to learn more about the evolution of the legal and intellectual property ecosystem, its concepts, and all actual or potential consequences. Because we cons ...
 
The Downballot is a show dedicated to the thousands of elections across America for critically important offices below the presidency, from Senate to city council. With more than 20 years of experience analyzing U.S. elections, Daily Kos provides unparalleled insight into congressional and state races nationwide. Tune in every Thursday morning for one-of-a-kind coverage of these key contests.
 
The podcast, "Race and Regulation," focuses on the most fundamental responsibility of any society: ensuring equal justice, and dignity and respect, to all people. Listen as leading scholars uncover how government regulations across a wide range of areas—including voting rights, child welfare, banking, land use, and more—have contributed to racial inequities, as well as how regulatory changes could help build a more just society. The podcast features some of today’s foremost experts working o ...
 
Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.
 
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Democracy Works

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Penn State McCourtney Institute for Democracy

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The Democracy Works podcast seeks to answer that question by examining a different aspect of democratic life each week — from voting to criminal justice to the free press and everything in between. We interview experts who study democracy, as well as people who are out there doing the hard work of democracy day in and day out. The show’s name comes from Pennsylvania’s long tradition of iron and steel works — people coming together to build things greater than the sum of their parts. We belie ...
 
People who take their politics seriously have come to know Pennsylvania as the “T," because of its outlying cities that lean Democratic and and its largely Republican central core. As a result, the political map of the Keystone state looks like a “T.” In the 2016 election, Pennsylvania is clearly a battleground state that will help determine who will win the White House and capture Congress. Our new "T" podcast covers Central Pennsylvania politics in the run-up to the 2016 Election. Podcast ...
 
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On today’s episode of The Confluence: For 30 years, Dr. Jim Withers of Pittsburgh Mercy has been making “house calls” to people living on the streets; a look into the practice of search and seizure following the FBI raid at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home; and a conversation about how a state grant for early childhood learning will add another early…
 
Host: Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Guest: Rev. Susan Shumway @SuzShumway Rev. Shumway is running for office for her second time. Not content to allow a seat to be uncontested she ran in 2020 against Justin Hill (the insurrection guy who resigned) and is back again, but this time simply being in the race might just be the start. Rev. Shumway chats wit…
 
By the time the Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to monkeypox last week, there were already nearly 7,000 cases in the U.S. Microbiologist Joseph Osmundson joins The Intercept’s Maia Hibbett to discuss the failings of U.S. medical infrastructure in confronting this latest viral epidemic. They als…
 
Black voters are the most stalwart constituency in the Democratic Party, but candidates cannot take them for granted. Media consultant Terrance Green joins us on this week's edition of The Downballot to discuss his career in politics communicating with voters, including leading the largest-ever paid media operation to turn out the Black vote on beh…
 
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers is an annual event produced by independent/volunteer-run Hippocampus Magazine. It will take place this weekend, August 12-14, in Lancaster. Storytelling is a big part of writing and today, we’ll learning a little bit about how to tell or write a story. On Wednesday's Smart Talk Donna Talarico,…
 
When thinking about recess most think about children, but the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Center for Creative Exploration has given recess a new twist. Art Recess, which started in 2019 prior to a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, provides adults with two and a half hours to work an art project of their own or an assigned art project while e…
 
How and what kind of media Americans consume has changed a great deal in the last decade. The time spent watching TV, listening to radio, reading newspapers and magazines are all down while the use of mobile devices is up by 250%. At the same time, with so many choices for content, a polarized nation often goes to the media where they hear news or …
 
On today’s episode of The Confluence: Pittsburgh Regional Transit is taking public comment about its bus rapid transit project, the cost of which increased by $61 million; and a look at the legacy of historian David McCullough, who passed away Monday.Today’s guests include: Katharine Kelleman, CEO of Pittsburgh Regional Transit; and Andrew Masich, …
 
Compiled by New York Times bestselling author Andrew Bacevich and retired army officer Danny A. Sjursen, Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars (Metropolitan Books, 2022) collects provocative essays from American military veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, offering firsthand testimony that illuminates why th…
 
During the Cold War, the British government oversaw the transition to independence of dozens of colonies. Often the most challenging aspect of this transition was the creation of a national army from colonial forces. In Built on the Ruins of Empire: British Military Assistance and African Independence (University Press of Kansas, 2022), Dr. Blake W…
 
The Earth has entered a new age—the Anthropocene—in which humans are the most powerful influence on global ecology. Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. J. R. McNeill and Peter Engelke's book The Great Accel…
 
What is the role of the press in a democracy? For nearly a century, scholars, media critics, and politicians have debated this question—in a large part thanks to Walter Lippmann. Lippmann’s 1922 book, Public Opinion, changed the conversation about how to educate voters and who should be able to vote at all. In this episode, University of British Co…
 
Compiled by New York Times bestselling author Andrew Bacevich and retired army officer Danny A. Sjursen, Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars (Metropolitan Books, 2022) collects provocative essays from American military veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, offering firsthand testimony that illuminates why th…
 
National Journal unveils its new deep-dive podcast, National Journal Radio where expert correspondents go into detail about the most important stories. To kick things off, Hotline Managing Editor Kirk A. Bado speaks with House Races Correspondent Erin Covey about her trip covering Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney's reelection race and what this could mean f…
 
Mick Morucci is the co-founder of Geyser, a reward-based crowdfunding platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning network. He built Geyser to help creatives, developers, educators launch their initiatives through the support of their community. By building on Bitcoin’s lightning network Geyser … Continue reading →…
 
One of the bright spots of the COVID-19 pandemic is that more Pennsylvanians went outdoors for recreation. There's no reason to believe they'll stop either. At a time when many were home from work and didn't want to be stuck indoors, adults and children visited state parks, hiked on trails, camped, swam or explored. And they spent money according t…
 
Three people were killed and a fourth critically injured when lightning struck a tree they were standing under last week in Washington D.C. Fatalities from lightning strikes don’t happen often – sometimes up to two dozen people a year are killed and multiple fatalities are even more rare. Scientists say there could be more lightning strikes as the …
 
Most would assume that back pain is an issue that older people deal with but back pain in young people has been very common due to poor posture, heavy back packs, exercising improperly, technology habits, and more. According to the good body, 30% of children and young people experience back pain, beginning in childhood.Dr. Andrie Joseph, primary ca…
 
On today’s episode of The Confluence: The new Allegheny County Controller’s first audit will assess the effectiveness of two types of development incentives in the county; a new nonprofit is working to register 30,000 eligible voters by the November elections; and to support filmmaking in the region, the a new sound stage will be built at the site …
 
Host Kevin Smith: @KevINmidMO Guest Kiki Hubbar: @KristinaHubbard Organic Seed Alliance: @Seed_Alliance Kevin Smith is joined for a chat by Kiki Hubbard of Organic Seed Alliance. The two chat about the issues facing modern farming, the quality of product and input and how chemically altered seeds and farming practices impact not just the food we ea…
 
Josh Kaplan, Manager of Doja Cat, talks about why today's musicians need to stay relevant and be creative when it comes to utilizing social media. This interview originally aired as part of Wharton Business Daily's special on the music industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Trump’s voters. The yellow jackets in France. Putin’s base in Russia. The Brexiteers. One thing all these groups have in common is anger – anger at being left behind, anger about de industrialization, anger at the arrogance and wealth of the elite. But what more can be said about the nature of that anger and the different aspects of it? In Angrynom…
 
In research on 'mass killings' such as genocides and campaigns of state terror, the role of ideology is hotly debated. For some scholars, ideologies are crucial in providing the extremist goals and hatreds that motivate ideologically committed people to kill. But many other scholars are skeptical: contending that perpetrators of mass killing rarely…
 
2022 – but especially the summer of 2022 – has been marked by major disruptions in air travel. More than 120,000 flights have been cancelled since Memorial Day and one in five flights have been delayed. There are several reasons for the problems and other air travel topics that we’ll discuss today with Tim Edwards, Executive Director at Harrisburg …
 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM. In today’s economy and especially with a view toward the future, STEM is and will be much more important and even essential for the jobs and careers that will make up what is now the information economy. STEM Learning Ecosystems brings together several partners from education, business and o…
 
January 2020 was the last time the United States declared a public health emergency and that to Covid-19. Now there’s a new virus on the scene, Monkeypox, that has caused the United States to have the largest outbreak in the world. At the end of last month, the Biden Administration declared Monkeypox to be a public health emergency, as there are mo…
 
On today’s episode of The Confluence: We talk about what interventions still need to happen to help remedy pandemic learning loss and improve education as we head into the next school year; UPMC and a world-renowned transplant surgeon are at the heart of a federal investigation, we talk about the case and its implications; and how North Allegheny r…
 
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD NOTE - THERE IS NO LAST CALL THIS WEEK IGNORE ADAM ABOUT THAT! Co-Hosts Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85 Rachel Parker @RaichetP Sean Diller @SeanDillerCO Guest Hosts Reece Ellis @TheReeceEllis CW Gardner (Gardner 4 Missourah) @cwg18 True or False - Candidate Social Media presence translates to election perform…
 
During the Cold War, the People's Republic of China used Switzerland as headquarters for its economic, political, intelligence, and cultural networks in Europe. Based on extensive research in Western and Chinese archives, China's European Headquarters: Switzerland and China during the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2022) by Dr. Ariane Knüsel…
 
During the Cold War, the People's Republic of China used Switzerland as headquarters for its economic, political, intelligence, and cultural networks in Europe. Based on extensive research in Western and Chinese archives, China's European Headquarters: Switzerland and China during the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2022) by Dr. Ariane Knüsel…
 
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