41 episodes

From local elected officials to community organizers—find out how public officials and community leaders are responding to COVID-19 (Series 1), doing work to impact their local community (Series 2), filling the gap when government fails (Series 3), and serving the public interest (Series 4) on the Growing Democracy Podcast. Podcasts transcriptions available at: www.growingdemocracyOH.org/episode-list/

The GDP is hosted by Casey Boyd-Swan and Ashley Nickels; produced by David Jirsa; and edited by Gheramy Demery at Golden Ox Studios.

Supported by a grant from the American Political Science Association (APSA), and our Patreon supporters (www.patreon.com/growingdemocracyOH)

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From local elected officials to community organizers—find out how public officials and community leaders are responding to COVID-19 (Series 1), doing work to impact their local community (Series 2), filling the gap when government fails (Series 3), and serving the public interest (Series 4) on the Growing Democracy Podcast. Podcasts transcriptions available at: www.growingdemocracyOH.org/episode-list/

The GDP is hosted by Casey Boyd-Swan and Ashley Nickels; produced by David Jirsa; and edited by Gheramy Demery at Golden Ox Studios.

Supported by a grant from the American Political Science Association (APSA), and our Patreon supporters (www.patreon.com/growingdemocracyOH)

    Series 2 Episode 14: Dan Grueber, Civic Engagement & Gaming

    Series 2 Episode 14: Dan Grueber, Civic Engagement & Gaming

    This week the podcast continues the series, The Power of Civic and Political Engagement. We look back on our first live Twitch episode featuring Kent State University doctoral candidate Dan Grueber, who is examining the effects the gaming community has on political attitudes and behaviors. The discussion looks at the intersection of gaming and political engagement, and the increasing amount of representation within games and the gaming community.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Series 1 Episode 13: Dr. Megan Hatch, Housing During Pandemic

    Series 1 Episode 13: Dr. Megan Hatch, Housing During Pandemic

    This week the podcast continues its theme of governing during pandemic. Ashley and Casey welcome Dr. Megan Hatch, Associate Professor of Urban Policy and City Management at Cleveland State University. The conversation looks at how state and local housing policies impact individuals, especially those that disproportionately impact vulnerable populations. The topics include how eviction moratoriums, rental assistance, and state preemption laws have been implemented during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Links on www.growingdemocracyOH.org to the following organizations:
    Cleveland/Cuyahoga County rental assistance program
    Data on evictions in Cleveland during the pandemic
    Eviction Lab
    Source of Income Anti-Discrimination policy brief
    Cleveland's proposed source of income anti-discrimination ordinance
    Criminal Activity Nuisance Ordinances (CANOs)
    Student advocacy on CANOs
    Sandra Park's work on CANOs
    My research on landlord-tenant laws
    Scholars Strategy Network
    Phil Garboden and Eva Rosen's work on serial eviction filings
    CDC Eviction Moratorium
    Definition of state preemption
    Bruce McDonald, Chris Goodman, and my paper on preemptions during COVID
    Heights Community Congress
    Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research
    Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
    ACLU of Ohio

    Books on Housing
    Evicted
    Color of Law
    Segregation by Design
    Manufacturing Decline
    The Voucher Promise
    The Lines Between Us

    • 39 min
    Series 2 Episode 13: Dr. Shemariah Arki, Center of Pan-African Studies

    Series 2 Episode 13: Dr. Shemariah Arki, Center of Pan-African Studies

    This week the podcast continues the series, The Power of Civic and Political Engagement. On this episode, Ashley and Casey talk with educator, organizer, and activist Dr. Shemariah Arki, professor and interim director for the Center of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University. Dr. Arki discusses the many organizations they are involved in with and challenges the listener to think of how civic engagement is affected by power structures, especially through the perspective of historically marginalized and minoritized communities.
    Links:
    Dr. Shemariah Arki - https://www.shemariaharki.com/Shooting Without Bullets - http://www.shootingwithoutbullets.org/Sankofa Circle International - https://www.sankofacircleinternational.org/
    Ellipsis Institute - https://www.ellipsisinstitute.com/
    Facebook: Dr. Shemariah J. Arki
    Ellipsis Institute for Womxn of Color in the Academy
    Instagram: @BlackCommaFeminist@EllipsisInstitute
    Twitter: @BlackCommaFem
    LinkedIn: Dr. Shemariah J. Arki

    • 56 min
    Series 2 Episode 12: J. Leigh Garcia, Art & Civic Engagement

    Series 2 Episode 12: J. Leigh Garcia, Art & Civic Engagement

    This week the podcast continues the series, The Power of Civic and Political Engagement. On this episode, Ashley and Casey talk with J. Leigh Garcia, Assistant Professor of Print Media, and Photography for the School of Arts at Kent State University. Mx. Garcia explains how her ancestry helped to shape and focus her art on the issues confronting undocumented immigrants at the United States southern border. The discussion also looks at how art, in general, can be used to increase civic engagement and shine a light on social justice movements. Links-J. Leigh Garcia Website - https://www.jleighgarcia.com/Women Against Hate United by Love - https://wearewomenagainsthate.org/Resiliencia - https://www.jleighgarcia.com/resilienciaSoñé una Milpa - https://www.unamilpa.com/Families for Freedom - https://familiesforfreedom.org/Immigrant Defense Project - https://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/

    • 33 min
    Series 2 Episode 11: Megan Fisher, COO WomenSafe

    Series 2 Episode 11: Megan Fisher, COO WomenSafe

    This week the podcast continues the theme, Power of Political and Civic Engagement. Discussions with local elected officials, public officials, and community activists about what civic and political engagement means to them. On this episode, Ashley and Casey talk with Megan Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at WomenSafe, Inc., an organization in Geauga County, Ohio that empowers and supports domestic violence survivors. The discussion centers around the intersection of civic engagement and domestic violence advocacy and what led Megan to this challenging and important career.

    Links to organizations mentioned in the episode, and other Domestic Violence organizations:
    WomenSafe, Inc. (Geauga County) - https://womensafe.org/
    24-hour COPEline – 1-888-285-5665

    Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center – (Cuyahoga County) - https://dvcac.org/
    24-hour Hotline – (216) 391-HELP (4357)

    Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center – (Summit & Medina County) - https://hopeandhealingresources.org/
    24-hour Hotline – (330) 374-1111 (Summit) (330) 723-3900 (Medina)

    Safer Futures – (Portage County) - https://fcsserves.org/program/safer-futures/
    24-hour Hotline – (330) 673-2500 (330) 296-2100

    National Domestic Violence Hotline - https://www.thehotline.org/
    24-hour Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

    • 47 min
    Series 4 Episode 4: Eli Kalil and David Thomas, Ashtabula County

    Series 4 Episode 4: Eli Kalil and David Thomas, Ashtabula County

    This week the podcast continues the series, Serving the Public Interest. Each episode will introduce listeners to elected officials and public administrators who are serving the public interest. This week the podcast welcomes Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas and Eli Kalil, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Ashtabula Democratic Party. The discussion explores public service and civic engagement through the lens of opposing political parties and how both parties are experiencing a youth movement in Ashtabula County.

    Links-
    Ashtabula County Website - https://www.co.ashtabula.oh.us/
    Ashtabula County Auditor - https://auditor.ashtabulacounty.us/dnn
    Ashtabula County Democratic Party - https://www.ashtabulacountydems.org/
    Ashtabula County Republican Party - https://ashtabulagop.com/

    • 41 min

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