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Politics can get really nasty sometimes. My hope is to encourage civil discussion and civic engagement among ourselves. I will be breaking down current and controversial topics so that they are simple to understand.

Feel free to contact me:
Jehicob572@gmail.com

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Politics can get really nasty sometimes. My hope is to encourage civil discussion and civic engagement among ourselves. I will be breaking down current and controversial topics so that they are simple to understand.

Feel free to contact me:
Jehicob572@gmail.com

    A Peek Inside the US House of Representatives

    A Peek Inside the US House of Representatives

    I had the opportunity to sit down with my good friend Britt Olsen who recently worked as a congressional intern for Representative John Curtis (Utah-3).  Tune in to learn the inner workings of the US House of Representatives, how the partisan theatrics of both the majority and minority parties prevent good solutions from being implemented, and a more efficient way of contacting your elected officials.  

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    • 16 min
    A Peek Inside the US Senate

    A Peek Inside the US Senate

    Have you ever wondered what Washington DC is like on the inside? Away from all the cameras and media? I had the opportunity to sit down with my good friend Christopher Vizcardo who recently finished an internship with Utah Senator Mike Lee. Tune in to learn more  about how elected officials answer mail from constituents, the impeachment inquiry, how to better gain the attention of a US Senator, and a behind-the-scene look at how the Senate operates. 

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    • 32 min
    The Impeached President

    The Impeached President

    The House of Representatives voted 230-197 to impeach President Donald Trump making him the third president in US history to be impeached. The articles of impeachment were regarding abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for his actions regarding Ukraine.  Why did Congress vote the way they did? Were President's Trump's actions impeachable? What happens next? Tune in to find out. 
    You can read the House's Intelligence Committee 300-page report at: https://intelligence.house.gov/report/ 


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    • 23 min
    The Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis

    The Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis

    Venezuela is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis as it faces unprecedented inflation and corruption at the highest level of their government. Adam Smith went to the Columbian/Venezuelan border during the summer to deliver medical supplies as part of his $5 for Freedom campaign. He also filmed a documentary titled "Paradise Lost" to help raise awareness about the Venezuelan people. Tune in to learn more about his experience and what you can do to help refugees in your community and around the world.  

    To learn more about the Utah Venezuelan Alliance go to their website. Para aprender más sobre la Alianza Venezolana de Utah, siga su página de Internet: alianzavenezolanautah.org  


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    • 17 min
    Restoring Our Sense of Community

    Restoring Our Sense of Community

    Civic engagement is crucial for a healthy community and our commitment to our democratic ideals. But what exactly does it mean to be civically engaged? How can one be civically engaged? Why should we care about being civically engaged? Tune in to learn more. 

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    • 15 min
    Interview with Adam Perry

    Interview with Adam Perry

    I had the opportunity to get together with my good friend Adam Perry and get his opinion on civic engagement, the role the LDS Church plays in Utah politics, what the American way means to him, and why it's important to have civic discussions and conversations with those that may not agree with everything you have to say. Tune in to learn more.  



    If you'd like to read more on Adam's opinions, go check out his website at https://aperry53.wixsite.com/blunderingballots

    If you want to learn more about how you can be civically engaged, I would encourage you to visit this website: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2019/11/12/the-bucket-list-for-involved-citizens-76-things-you-can-do-to-boost-civic-engagement/ 


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    • 20 min

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