Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter is a podcast about poverty and inequality — and everything they intersect with. Each week, host Rebecca Vallas is joined by experts, advocates, activists, and other smart people to break down the issues of the day — and how we fight back. Heavy topics… but with a hefty dose of laughter and snark. Off-Kilter is powered by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Find Off-Kilter on the Progressive Voices Network, the We Act Radio network in DC, local radio stations across the U.S., and as a podcast.We want to hear from you! Send ideas, pitches, and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition Talk with Dorian Warren + Angela Hanks
Rebecca talks to Dorian Warren & Angela Hanks about the work ahead now that the Biden/Harris transition team has been formed; some of the most exciting new members of Congress to watch; why Jan 5 matters so much; how Democrats can avoid falling into another austerity trap, and more.
Show notes: https://offkiltershow.medium.com/transition-talk-with-dorian-warren-angela-hanks-e986b94f43f7
Down-Ballot Deep Dive with Daniel Nichanian
Rebecca talks to Daniel Nichanian, founder of The Appeal's Political Report, for a deep dive into some of the most important down-ballot stories from the 2020 election -- from ballot measures to state and local races that will shape policymaking in 2021 and beyond.
Show notes: https://offkiltershow.medium.com/down-ballot-deep-dive-with-daniel-nichanian-c000fcf09b04
The Purge, 2020 edition
Rebecca talks to disability lawyer Matthew Cortland about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the disability community so far, the ageism and ableism underpinning claims that "we need to learn to live with it," and more.
Show notes: https://offkiltershow.medium.com/the-purge-2020-edition-32c38a059666
Hunger and Poverty on the Rise
Rebecca talks to Joel Berg of Hunger Free America about rising hunger and poverty in the U.S. as the pandemic drags on, the recent federal court ruling striking down Trump’s Food Stamp cuts, a new poll indicating 2020 may see record turnout among low-income voters and more.
Show notes: https://offkiltershow.medium.com/hunger-and-poverty-on-the-rise-580db7171930
Josh Hoe on National Expungement Week 2020
Rebecca talks to criminal justice advocate and "Decarceration Nation" host Josh Hoe about the national momentum for expanding and automating expungement, why he fought so hard to pass Michigan's "Clean Slate" package even though it won't clear his record, and more.
Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/josh-hoe-on-national-expungement-week-2020-4f8d98e7ae46
Shaping Narrative, Shifting Power: Part II
Second in a 2-part series on the role of narrative in shifting the balance of power and building a more equitable society. (Produced in partnership with our friends at The Forge organizing journal.)
Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/shaping-narrative-shifting-power-part-ii-bbf21b9a6458