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V-RADIO is a podcast devoted to Independent and 3rd party activists. Not right or left, awake. I also frequently have guests including scientists, documentary filmmakers, and politicians. Thank you for supporting V-RADIO!
 
Welcome to Trickle-Down Socialism, where we discuss how the US currently has a system of socialism for the super rich and corporations, we try to defang the term “socialism” and explore how government, with a slight tweak in priorities, could be a force for good in all of our lives. Capitalism kills, economic justice, campaign finance reform, Progressive politics, Labor Unions, Labor Movement Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trickledownsocialism/support
 
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On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey discusses how politicians can work across the aisle and engage in bipartisanship, how his third-grade teacher changed his life, and dives deep on his friendship with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Follow Trey on Twit…
 
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey gives his thoughts on Senator Tim Scott's Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress, our partisan media landscape, and Kim Mulkey's decision to leave Baylor University to coach Women…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend John Ratcliffe, former United States Director of National Intelligence for the Trump Administration and former Congressman for Texas's 4th district. They discuss their shared time in Congress, their beliefs about fairness and truth in Washington, D.C., and Ratcliffe's top concerns about the United State…
 
A new study tells us what pandemic responses are helpful or not, BC establishes its own sick pay program, and a tale of school violence shows the importance of facts. Also, Trudeau’s Bill C-10 will censor content that isn’t considered Canadian enough. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 1:01:14 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
This week, Trey reflects on the importance of the American justice system following the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Trey also discusses how the American justice system differs from the media and politics and the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. Follow Trey on Twitt…
 
Late government actions have let variants of concern into Canada, BC locks down travel within health regions, and Alberta’s free market leads the way in solar investment. Also, Trudeau’s first budget in two years shows just how much debt we are in. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 57:56 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey gives his thoughts on House Democrats' attempts to "pack" the Supreme Court, Senator Tim Scott's likelihood to run for President, his past appearances on Forensic Files, and his plans to have DNI John Ratcliffe …
 
Pat talks to District Attorney Rachel Rollins, who was elected to the Suffolk County (Boston, MA) top law enforcement position on a platform of declination and diversion instead of prosecuting low-level crimes, especially crimes associated with poverty, mental illness, and drug use. In the interview, D.A. Rollins explains her progressive values and…
 
The Conservatives unveil their climate plan, the Liberal convention shows how far they have shifted, and BC’s throne speech stays the course. Also, the international media tears into Trudeau’s vaccine rollout and coins the term “Tru-Anons”. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 56:14 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey is asked why he left the United States House of Representatives, why lawmakers no longer discuss the national debt, and why he was inspired to write his most recent book, Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of …
 
Kenney walks a tightrope with unpopular restrictions, Horgan ignores a major logging protest in his riding, and Trudeau attempts to blame the provinces for poor vaccine rollouts. Also, Trudeau continues to stonewall testimony on the WE Charity scandal. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 58:18 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey weighs in on term limits as a cure-all for our political ailments, why he loves South Carolina, and how he thinks about changing his mind on major issues. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on the loss of his family's beloved cockapoo, Jury, and the meaning of Easter. He discusses the Easter holidays he experienced as a child growing up in his parent's home, Easter as the fulfillment of the prophecy of Christ as the son of God, and what the book of Isiah means for his family after the loss of their 18-ye…
 
A doctor finds that Canada’s care home response is the worst in the world, BC imposes new taxes on a struggling populace, and Alberta introduces an updated modern education curriculum. Also, John Horgan blames young people for the rise of the 3rd wave. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 1:03:03 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey weighs in on H.R.1 or the "For the People Act," the importance of asking questions and challenging beliefs, and when Americans will feel like things will "all be okay again." Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend, Jason Chaffetz, a former Republican congressman from Utah and Chair of The House Oversight Committee. They discuss how Jason came to the House Oversight Committee, their time on the Hill together and Jason's new book "They Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: The Truth About Disaster Liberalism." Jason Chaf…
 
Pat talks to Ally Dalsimer, an environmental expert who is running for Congress in Virginia after 30 years of working for Department of Defense's environmental management program. She talks about how she is refusing corporate donations from the outset, how it's too late for half-measures on climate change mitigation and environmental protection mea…
 
CP Rail looks to create a transcontinental rail route, the Supreme Court rules the federal carbon tax to be constitutional, and the auditor general blasts Trudeau’s infrastructure plans. Also, the media calls Conservatives climate deniers. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 57:38 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend Dr. Kevin Gilliland, licensed clinical psychologist, Executive Director of Innovation360, and the author of "Struggle Well, Live Well: 60 Ways to Navigate Life's Good, Bad, and In-Between." They discuss the impact of the Coronavirus and current events on our mental health, and more. Dr. Gilliland explai…
 
Alberta brings recall legislation and citizen initiatives, BC’s vaccine schedule moves up with focus on essential workers, and Rogers attempts to buy Shaw for $26b. Also, the Two Michaels receive court dates while Canada gives money to pro-China groups. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 55:26 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
Dan talks to lifelong educator Josette Williams who is running for Boston City Council about how she plans to reactivate her district (D4) to create a city government that works for all residents, not just the fortunate few. Topics of their discussion include: a city-wide minimum wage, equity in public education, how to engage youth in government a…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on using the same standards of proof and testimony to weigh allegations. Trey discusses how different the standards for allegations and wrongdoing are in the criminal justice system compared to the court of public opinion and later shares his thoughts on the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill, the current situation at the …
 
BC’s vaccine rollout has some setbacks on Day 1, while Alberta looks to mobilize its own vaccine industry, and the situation of the 2 Michaels becomes more dire. Also, it turns out that the federal government knew about the Vance allegations back in 2018. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 43:32 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by co-host of America's Newsroom and co-host of The Five, Dana Perino to discuss her new book, Everything Will Be Okay, Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman). In her book, Dana shares advice with young women about workplace anxiety, letting go of past mistakes and valuable life lessons she's learne…
 
Alaska pleads for cruises while Trudeau says no, alternative voting methods are being readied for a possible spring election, and SNC gets a sole sourced $150M contract for field hospitals. Also, a 4 month gap between vaccine doses leads to questions. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 44:36 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
Pat interviews Ross Barkan on the present state of the American political Left and where the Left can go from here, especially in a Biden Presidency. Barkan is An award-winning journalist and former candidate for office, he is a columnist for the Guardian and Jacobin, as well as a contributor to the Nation and Gothamist/WNYC. He’s written a novel, …
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson. Jeh shares how he discovered his passion for public service, the value of compromise to get stuff done in Washington and they discuss former Secretary Johnson’s involvement investigating foreign interferences in the 2016 election. Follow Trey on Twi…
 
Hate crimes are on the rise in Canada, the Alberta budget sees continued support for healthcare, and another top military commander is under investigation. Also, Trudeau and his cabinet walk out on Parliament’s Uighur genocide vote. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 47:08 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy answers listeners’ questions about the extreme winter conditions in Texas, the latest on the Durham report and whether New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will be held accountable for his pandemic nursing home policies. Later, Trey reflects on what direction the Republican party is headed and finding a balance between having the im…
 
An episode dedicated entirely to understanding where we stand in the fight for Single-Payer Healthcare. Pat interviews Stephanie Nakajima, Director of Communications for Healthcare NOW, a grassroots organization fighting to win a national single-payer healthcare system because they believe access to healthcare is basic to human dignity. Topics disc…
 
For years it was understood that the Zeitgeist Movement and the Venus Project did not support activism geared at only specific groups. (Race, Gender, etc). When the Social Justice Inquisition moved into the left I was told I was crazy for saying that. More recently I have waded back into the argument but also spent a lot of time attacking what has …
 
This week, Trey Gowdy questions what expectations and standards Americans have for our leaders and the President. Trey reflects on whether Americans have reasonable expectations for a president and asserts that it is the responsibility of the citizens to demand exceptional leadership for their country. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University, Keith E. Whittington. Professor Whittington explains the fundamentals of impeachment, the parameters of who can be impeached and for what reasons. He also explains the arguments for and against moving forward with former President Trump’s impea…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by FOX News Chief Political Anchor, Bret Baier. Bret shares what first inspired him to pursue a career in journalism, how news media has changed in the past few decades and his passion for raising money for Children’s National Hospital through his upcoming charity, the All-Star Panel event. Later, Trey speaks about t…
 
Our guest this week, Mayor Colin Byrd, is mayor of Greenbelt, Maryland, the youngest black mayor in the US, a member of the Greenbelt city council, and has announced a run for US Congress, announcing his run against Steny Hoyer, who has held that seat for over 20 years. We discuss what he calls the "Audacity of Progressives" and his vision for his …
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by Justice on the South Carolina Supreme Court, Justice John Cannon Few Justice Few shares the importance of a judge showing deference to the jury, how members of the judiciary separate their personal beliefs from both the facts and the law and how we can strengthen our democracy by listening to one another. Follow T…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy asserts the idea that fairness should not depend on political party, but instead should be the standard we give to both our friends and our opponents. He explains his hopes that America can establish a system of accountability for politicians and media that lie, and why the political environment we live in does not encourage a…
 
In our final episode of Season 2, Dan talks to Pastor Chris Hall. They discuss what Christianity means to them, how Conservatives used wedge issues like abortion and gay marriage to consolidate political power, and how the New Testament can fit in with robust social programs that aim to alleviate poverty and extend equal opportunity to all citizens…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol building and his hopes the country returns to acting as a nation of laws. He explains the consequences of the destructive nature of the fighting amongst fellow Americans and poses the question of where the accountability lies for political leaders who mislead their constitue…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by Republican strategist, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for George W. Bush, Karl Rove. Karl shares his early passion for politics and government, how he selected political candidates he would work with and the importance of being tolerant of all political views and beliefs . Later, Karl explains h…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on New Year’s Eve, new beginnings and the idea of hope on the horizon. He explains why he loves New Year’s Eve and its symbolism of a new slate, encourages people to make a difference in their own communities and shares what he believes the greatest American institution is. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC…
 
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer. Ari explains how he landed his first job, how the modern political and media landscape has become even more partisan due to technology and the importance of separating opinion from news. Later, Ari explains what it is going to take for…
 
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