32 episodes

A podcast to highlight civic engagement and to learn to be effective citizens, with a focus on Michigan.

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A podcast to highlight civic engagement and to learn to be effective citizens, with a focus on Michigan.

    Episode 30: Ida B. Wells & Michelle Duster

    Episode 30: Ida B. Wells & Michelle Duster

    An interview with Michelle Duster about her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells and her work as an activist today.

    http://idabwellsmonument.org/

    https://mldwrites.com

    Music by Evan Schaeffer

    • 50 min
    Episode 29: Long Term Fiscal Outlook, or How I learned to stop worrying and talk about the national debt

    Episode 29: Long Term Fiscal Outlook, or How I learned to stop worrying and talk about the national debt

    An interview with Hillary Allen and Joseph Paul Javier of It's Up to Us, discussing the national debt and what they're doing to improve the conversation surrounding it.

    Music by Evan Schaeffer

    • 46 min
    Episode 28: Free Minds

    Episode 28: Free Minds

    An interview with Julia Mascioli of Free Minds.

    https://freemindsbookclub.org

    Music by Evan Schaeffer

    • 55 min
    Episode 27: Tutoring in prisons

    Episode 27: Tutoring in prisons

    An interview with Samantha Thoma about tutoring incarcerated individuals in prison. 

    Blog post: https://uvalawpublicserviceblog.org/2018/04/01/from-serial-to-uva-a-1ls-pursuit-of-criminal-justice/comment-page-1/

    Petey Greene: https://www.peteygreene.org



    Music by Evan Schaeffer

    • 37 min
    Episode 26: Contingent Magazine, and supporting historians

    Episode 26: Contingent Magazine, and supporting historians

    An interview with Erin Bartram, co-founder of Contingent Magazine.

    Check it out at: https://contingentmag.org


    Also for your reference, the Max Boot column we discuss: Americans’ ignorance of history is a national scandal



    Music by Evan Schaeffer

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 25: Medicaid & work requirements

    Episode 25: Medicaid & work requirements

    An interview with Lisa Ruby of the Michigan Poverty Law Program on recently passed Medicaid work requirements in Michigan.

    Update: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/12/21/work-requirements-approved-michigan-medicaid/2388961002/



    Music by Evan Schaeffer

    • 51 min

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