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Civics, Y'all! is a podcast that explores the intersection of civics, politics and our everyday lives. We hope to be a show where people who normally don't follow politics will find more approachable and digestible conversations, and perhaps learn something along the way. This is a political conversation for all of us!

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Civics, Y'all! is a podcast that explores the intersection of civics, politics and our everyday lives. We hope to be a show where people who normally don't follow politics will find more approachable and digestible conversations, and perhaps learn something along the way. This is a political conversation for all of us!

    Civics, Y'all! 2021 Episode 3 - Federal vs. States Rights

    Civics, Y'all! 2021 Episode 3 - Federal vs. States Rights

    Show Notes
    https://ballotpedia.org/Belden_Batiste (Noonie Man Batiste)
    https://antigravitymagazine.com/feature/voter-education-guide-for-new-orleans-elections-saturday-march-20/ (Antigravity) and https://dsaneworleans.org/2021-voter-guide-march-20/statewide.php (DSA) Voting Guides
    https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteProvisionally/Pages/default.aspx (provisional ballot in Louisiana)
    https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/state-voting-bills-tracker-2021 (voter suppression in 2021)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMW6wekzblk (Who Gets to Vote at NOPL)
    https://www.state.gov/duties-of-the-secretary-of-state/ (duties of the Secretary of the State)
    https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendment/amendment-x (10th Amendment of the Constitution)
    https://bookshop.org/a/13656/9780674244818 (The Embattled Vote in America)
    https://www.jacksonville.com/news/national/2017-08-22/how-civil-war-taught-school-depends-where-you-live (learning in school that the South didn't lose the Civil War)
    https://gimletmedia.com/shows/uncivil (Uncivil podcast)
    https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/the-complicated-business-of-running-for-governor-when-youre-the-states-elections-chief/ (Brian Kemp running for governor as SOS)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/us/politics/georgia-voting-law-annotated.html (Georgia's recent bill surpassing voting rights)
    https://www.eater.com/21536548/feeding-voters-food-at-the-polls-election-day-voting (food trucks in the 2020 election)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnON7tcxukg (Rev./Senator Raphael Warnock's first Senate speech)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Atlanta_spa_shootings (Atlanta spa shootings)
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-03-19/asian-american-groups-don-t-just-send-more-police (increasing police presence in Asian communities)
    https://twitter.com/deaconblues0/status/1372743824498380800 (Deacon Blues' tweet about gun vs. voting laws)
    https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/article-1/section-4/ (Constitution Article 1 Section 4)
    https://www.justice.gov/crt/about-section-5-voting-rights-act (pre-clearance provision of the Voting Rights Act)
    https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ruth_bader_ginsburg_789776 (Ruth Bader Ginsberg quote about removing pre-clearance)
    https://www.businessinsider.com/georgia-secretary-of-state-criticizes-perdue-loeffler-embarrassing-actions-2020-12 (I misspoke - Brian Kemp was SOS of GA, now governor, not Perdue)
    https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2012.1019 (opting in and out of the Medicade expansion of Obamacare)
    https://bookshop.org/a/13656/9781541644977 (audiobook I referenced (re: Medicare expansion))
    https://indivisible.org/resource/indivisible-states-how-state-legislatures-work (what do state legislatures do?)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction (marijuana legality state by state)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_law_in_the_United_States_by_state (same-sex marriage law by state)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laboratories_of_democracy (states as experiments or laboratories of policy)
    https://www.vox.com/recode/22330018/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-misinformation-carnegie-mellon-facebook-survey (vaccine hesitancy)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Syphilis_Study (Tuskegee experiments)
    https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID/were-the-covid-19-vaccines-rushed (vaccine feels rushed (but why it actually wasn't))
    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-how-it-was-possible-to-develop-covid-19-vaccines-so-quickly#The-bottom-line (research into how the vaccine was developed)
    https://www.patreon.com/emiliestaatstrong (Our Patreon )
    https://twitter.com/civics_yall (Our Twitter)
    Our Email: civics.yall.podcast@gmail.com

    • 47 min
    Civics, Y'all! 2021 Episode 2 - Capitol Insurrection

    Civics, Y'all! 2021 Episode 2 - Capitol Insurrection

    Here is the second part of our conversation, recorded on January 6th, in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.
    As always, patrons have access to episodes early and there's patron-only content at: https://www.patreon.com/emiliestaatstrong
    Show Notes
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you_live_in_interesting_times (quote about living in interesting times)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_JxN9CwIMU (Trump's "I love you" speech)
    https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/06/954125266/rep-omar-says-she-is-drafting-new-articles-of-impeachment-against-trump (Ilhan Omar's impeachment articles)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hale (Nathan Hale)
    Contact us at civics.yall.podcast@gmail.com!

    • 20 min
    Civics, Y'all! 2021 Episode 1 - Georgia Senate Races

    Civics, Y'all! 2021 Episode 1 - Georgia Senate Races

    We're trying something a little different - more "live" episodes, like we did around the Election. The episode is lightly edited, in line with our "live" episodes.
    This episode was recorded on January 5th before we knew the final results of the Georgia Senate races. We recorded again on January 6th in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.
    As always, patrons have access to episodes early and there's patron-only content at: https://www.patreon.com/emiliestaatstrong
    Show Notes
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_garden (victory gardens)
    Emilie's source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Congress#The_partisan_era_(1830s%E2%80%931900s) (History of the United States Congress)
    Jadi's source: https://time.com/5903361/contested-election-history/ (Not Every Presidential Election Has Been Decided on Election Day)
    https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/jim-crow-laws (Jim Crow era and laws)
    https://theweek.com/articles/869173/brief-history-treason-united-states (A history of treason in the U.S.)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgement_of_Solomon (The judgement of Solomon)
    Contact us at civics.yall.podcast@gmail.com!

    • 29 min
    Civics, Y'all! Noel's Christmas & Civics Episode Part II

    Civics, Y'all! Noel's Christmas & Civics Episode Part II

    Here is Part II of Noel's Christmas episode - where she tells Emilie the story of Christmas in America and the surprising connections to propaganda posters and advertising.
    Show Notes
    https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1335006495931510786?s=20 (Rep. Jim Jordan's tweet)
    https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/11/29/the-war-on-christmas/ (The War on Christmas - Snopes)
    https://www.businessinsider.com/war-on-christmas-history-2017-12 (The War on Christmas - Business Insider)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_Puritan_New_England (Christmas in Puritan New England)
    https://theweek.com/articles/479313/when-americans-banned-christmas#:~:text=The%20Pilgrims%20who%20came%20to,They%20didn't. (When Americans Banned Christmas)
    https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2016/fall/feature/how-washington-irving-shaped-christmas-in-america (How Washington Irving Shaped Christmas in America)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas_Day (St. Nicholas Day)
    https://www.thoughtco.com/the-history-of-christmas-traditions-1773799 (The History of Christmas Traditions)
    https://poets.org/poem/visit-st-nicholas (A Visit from St. Nicholas / The Night Before Christmas - Clement Moore)
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/46/46-h/46-h.htm (Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol)
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0734472/ (Gene Roddenberry)
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/civil-war-cartoonist-created-modern-image-santa-claus-union-propaganda-180971074/ (Thomas Nast - Santa Claus as Union propaganda)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Christmas_tree (White House Christmas tree)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus (Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus)
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/heartbreaking-true-story-behind-alfs-special-christmas-215419797.html (Alf Christmas episode)
    https://dustyoldthing.com/christmas-during-great-depression/ (Christmas During the Great Depression)
    https://nddaily.blogspot.com/2014/12/wpa-christmas-toys.html (WPA Christmas toys)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Lee_O%27Daniel (Pappy O'Daniel - The Cohen Brothers)
    https://milspousefest.com/we-can-thank-wwii-for-these-christmas-traditions/ (Christmas Traditions from WWII)
    https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/dreaming-white-christmas ("White Christmas" and WWII)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD_Tracks_Santa (NORAD tracks Santa Claus)
    https://www.google.com/search?q=frosty+the+snowman+alcohol+advertisementandsxsrf=ALeKk001JlNdKzj0K3ADoMFvrZkhys9fOQ:1608612050992andtbm=ischandsource=iuandictx=1andfir=WM71JW251ZUUxM%252CjdbfxddZgzwHdM%252C_andvet=1andusg=AI4_-kSrjvOWav0oPm6QjtTLRQbyqiRT1gandsa=Xandved=2ahUKEwixt4Xv4uDtAhVCB50JHVUnDkcQ9QF6BAgMEAE#imgrc=WM71JW251ZUUxM (Frosty the Snowman sells alcohol)
    https://www.wesa.fm/post/its-beautiful-day-opera-fred-rogers-one-acts-make-stage-debut-festival#stream/0 (Mr. Rogers' Christmas opera)
    https://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/has-donald-trump-ended-bill-o-reilly-s-war-on-christmas (Has Trump ended Bill O'Reilly's War on Christmas?)
    https://www.salon.com/2005/11/21/christmas_6/ (John Birch Society - There Goes Christmas)
    https://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2007/06/religious-displays.pdf (religious displays and the courts)
    https://www.flavorwire.com/616310/the-unbelievable-story-of-the-movie-swag-at-the-center-of-a-first-amendment-struggle (10 Commandments film and statues)
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/pledge-allegiance-pr-gimmick-patriotic-vow-180956332/ (Pledge of Allegiance from PR Gimmick to Patriotic Vow)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_the_Red-Nosed_Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
    https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/charlie-brown-holiday-specials-pbs-apple-tv-cbs-deal-7070309/ (Charlie Brown Christmas special and Apple+/PBS)
    https://www.historytoday.com/archive/did-romans-invent-christmas (Saturnalia and Christianity)...

    • 48 min
    Civics, Y'all! Noel's Christmas & Civics Episode Part 1

    Civics, Y'all! Noel's Christmas & Civics Episode Part 1

    Noel's been working on this episode for weeks and we had so much material we decided to split it into the two parts. Jadi and I mostly ceded the podcast to Noel for this two-part episode, fittingly, since it's the Noel season.
    Part I starts with one of Noel's letters - this one is addressed to her dad and features a very special Christmas memory. And then, a conversation between Noel and Megan Romer, one of our early guests on the show.
    Show Notes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJzt_ZbNQOk (Star Trek IV Main Theme)
    https://player.captivate.fm/episode/453b3f6a-8ae1-4192-8c65-a479ef64af7a (Megan's first episode was Episode 2)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macy%27s_Thanksgiving_Day_Parade (Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade)
    https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/movie-guide-countdown-to-christmas-2020 (Hallmark Christmas movies)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087056/ (George C. Scott A Christmas Carol)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104940/ (Muppet Christmas Carol)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Christianity (Pauline Christianity)
    https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/1/15951874/prosperity-gospel-explained-why-joel-osteen-believes-prayer-can-make-you-rich-trump (Prosperity Gospel/Joel Osteen)
    http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/marquette-professor-says-first-amendment-and-property-rights-are-used-to-fuel-racism/ (property supremacist)
    https://www.npr.org/2012/04/16/150568478/christian-conservatives-poverty-not-government-business (small government big church)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing_of_Jesus (the Anointing of Jesus (nard))
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u499fuB0OGI (Disney World Christmas processional)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407362/ (Battlestar Galactica)
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1ZR125Z01N2AX?ref_=wl_share (the Amazon wishlist link for the family of Laura evacuees)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Laura (Hurricane Laura)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajun_Navy (Cajun Navy)

    • 29 min
    Civics, Y'all! Episode 9 - Thanksgiving in Bulbancha

    Civics, Y'all! Episode 9 - Thanksgiving in Bulbancha

    We're grateful to each and every one of our listeners!
    Show Notes
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Georgia_gubernatorial_election (governor's race in Georgia in 2018)
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/570479477780716056/ (unplugging from the Matrix)
    https://www.bigeasymagazine.com/2018/12/17/remembering-bulbancha-the-place-of-many-tongues-a-tour-of-new-orleans-unlike-any-other/ (Decolonized Walks of Bulbancha)
    https://www.wwno.org/post/new-orleans-300-bulbancha-3000 (Tricentennial of New Orleans)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Louisiana#Native_groups_at_time_of_European_settlement (the history of New Orleans before colonization)
    https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/principles-principes.html (Canada's relationship with Indigenous Peoples)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans (colonial founding myth)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_(game) (the game of telephone)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_tradition#Native_America (oral traditions in Native American communities)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving#United_States (Thanksgiving in the United States)
    https://www.lpgov.org/page/ParishGovStructure (Louisiana parish government structure)
    https://www.indigenousaction.org/podcast/ (Indigenous Action Network podcast)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_aid_(organization_theory) (community care and mutual aid)
    https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745343167/pandemic-solidarity/ (Pandemic Solidarity Pluto Press)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_French#19th_century ("English" schools in Louisiana)
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=PASSE%20BLANC (passe blanc)
    https://bookshop.org/a/13656/9780593120316 (History Smashers: The Mayflower)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribal_sovereignty_in_the_United_States (Tribal sovereignty in the United States)
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/joy-of-food/ (ritual of feasts and meal sharing)

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Awesome stuff!

Interesting and informative topics. Thanks for doing this.

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Great so far

Great so far, looking forward to more.

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