Part-time activist hoping to build and deepen solidarity in the local leftist community. Discussion will be focused on local politics, culture and more.
E107 - The Weed Episode (w/Zoë Patchell)
Delaware CAN President Zoë Patchell joins Rob in the virtual bunker to talk about the effort to legalize cannabis in Delaware, why it's necessary, and what the obstacles are.Show Notes:Delaware CANCarl Sagan Mr. X essay2019 legal marijuana billFind your elected officials' contact info
E106 - Minimum Viable Product (w/Steve Tanzer)
DelawareLiberal blogger Steve Tanzer returns to the virtual bunker to talk about the latest elections as the result of the last several years of organizing, and what Delaware politics will look like going into the future, especially in the upcoming legislative session.Show Notes:Steve's First EpisodeMo' Better DemocratsThe Andria Bennett drama
E105 - A Unique Opportunity (w/Sarah McBride)
State Senator Sarah McBride joins Rob in the virtual bunker to talk about the priorities for the upcoming general assembly, their contesting theories of change, and the need to move beyond status quo policies.Show Notes:Latest Sarah McBride profile in The CutObama's Lost Army
E104 - Citizens' Victory (w/Maria Beauchamp)
Wilmington and Puerto Rican activist Maria Beauchamp joins Rob in the virtual bunker to talk about the rising left-wing political movement in Puerto Rico, and how it was partially inspired by Network Delaware.Show Notes:Puerto Rico is Moving LeftLatest Puerto Rican election resultsErika's piece in the Delaware Call
E103 - A Comprehensive Plan (w/Jordyn Pusey, Rich Hall)
Land Use General Manager Rich Hall and PDD President Jordyn Pusey join Rob in the virtual bunker to talk about everyone's favorite topic: land use. Specifically, why a document that the county is putting together now might be one of the most important things you can get involved with.Show Notes:Comprehensive Plan informationGet involved with NCC2050Get a Planning 101 Certificate
E102 - The Waves of American Poverty (w/Phil Wilson)
Therapist and writer Phil Wilson joins Rob in the virtual bunker to talk about his latest piece in Current Affairs, and the elements of American poverty that often get ignored, the major problems and gaps in our welfare system, and why couch surfing isn't as light-hearted as it sounds.Show Notes:Couch Surfing the Waves of American PovertyThe Rise of Suburban Poverty
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One of the best!
Highlands Bunker is one of the best podcasts to stay up to date with local politics here in Delaware. Love all the interviews with activists, candidates and leaders throughout our state. If I had to leave feedback, I would say audio could use a bit more processing. Throughout the podcast I have to constantly increase and decrease the audio levels. A simple compressor on the master audio file would fix it in no time. Looking forward to you guys creating more content in the future!
Highland Bunker not only provides important local Delaware politics and news, but also questions some of the assumptions that underpin our current cultural and political landscape on a more universal level. These conversations allow us to look for ways to take actions towards a more harmonic community. At the same time if something is absurd, it will be called out for the problem that it is.
Vanella always brings a ton of energy and insight, but also a curiosity to learn from the amazing guests he has onto the show. I have taken away a new idea from every episode. I personally support this podcast because we need more conversations coming from the PEOPLE not media ceos.
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Highlands Bunker does a great job knitting together Delaware's left of center activist communities. Conversations are always on point without being preachy.