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Podcast by Tom Moss

Indivisible Chicago Podcast Tom Moss

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    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

Podcast by Tom Moss

    162 Chief Mktg Officer of Chicago, Michael Fassnacht / Christine Morse for MI-61

    162 Chief Mktg Officer of Chicago, Michael Fassnacht / Christine Morse for MI-61

    INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR JULY 13, 2020

    1. With pressure mounting to take down the statues of the Confederacy, it’s worth considering why these monuments were put up in the first place.

    2. Michael Fassnact was CEO of the advertising firm Foote Cone and Belding until late 2019 when he started doing ad hoc work with the city. On April 1, 2020, he was named Chief Marketing Officer of the City of Chicago. Over a remarkably successful career, Fassnacht has worked on developing brand trust in the public and private sector. His latest challenge, the brand of Chicago and its mayor.

    3. Christine Morse is running for state representative in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, a race that is part of Indivisible Chicago’s effort to help our friends in Michigan and Wisconsin flip their legislatures blue. Find out more at vote4morse.com. Sign up to help at 3states1mission.com

    • 46 min
    161 Chris Patterson from Nonviolence Chicago / Chokwe Pitchford for MI-79

    161 Chris Patterson from Nonviolence Chicago / Chokwe Pitchford for MI-79

    1. 3states1mission.com returns! Chokwe Pitchford is a candidate for Michigan State Rep. He joins from his home in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to discuss the campaign, his community, and why this is such an important race. Learn more at chokwefor79th.org. Sign up to phone bank for Chokwe’s campaign and many others at 3states1mission.com. Remember when you said you’d do anything to defeat Trump? Well?

    2. When there is a shooting on the West Side, members of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago show up to mediate, deescalate, and work with the victims family. As we work to imagine better ways of addressing gun violence and public, it must include programs like this. Senior Director of Programs and Policy Chris Patterson joins this week to discuss this effort, which is built on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more and get involved at nonviolencechicago.org.

    • 51 min
    160 Kim Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney / Jon Hoadley for Congress MI-06

    160 Kim Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney / Jon Hoadley for Congress MI-06

    1. Public opinion can be static for years, and then something changes. That’s what happened with public opinion support for gay marriage—support was static for years, and then, one day, things changed. Similarly, over the past few weeks, public opinion for Black Lives Matter has shifted dramatically. Can we now imagine real change in race relations in America?

    2. In 2016, Kim Foxx ran for State’s Attorney against an incumbent who had drawn criticism in the wake of the Laquan McDonald murder. This year, she won her bid for re-election after a bitter primary campaign. The Indivisible Chicago Alliance endorsed her in this race. And then came the pandemic, and then the George Floyd murder and subsequent outpouring of grief and rage. This week, the State’s Attorney joins the podcast to discuss the events of the past several weeks, as well as her record of criminal justice reform over the last four years.

    3. Jon Hoadley is running for Congress in southwest Michigan, one of the campaigns Indivisible Chicago is supporting as part of our Three States, One Mission campaign. An openly gay candidate, this week, he returns to the podcast to discuss last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the rights of LGBTQ employees. Learn more about his campaign at jonhoadley.com. Join the campaign’s Summer of Action kickoff on July 9 at https://bit.ly/3dlNt3J.

    • 50 min
    159 Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson

    159 Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson

    This week's guest is Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson.

    1. The current president initially planned his first pandemic rally to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma — of all places — on June 19th — of all dates. Tom talks about the Tulsa Race Massacre, and what it means for the president to choose this place for his first MAGA rally for months.

    2. This week’s guest is Brandon Johnson, Cook County Commissioner for the first district, where he serves on a number of committees, including the Criminal Justice Committee—of which he is vice chair. Commissioner Johnson joins the podcast this week to talk about the aftermath of the George Floyd murder, the impact is has had on his district, and how we must not squander this moment when real change is possible.

    We are broadcast on WCPT AM-820 Monday nights at 7pm.
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    • 48 min
    158 Alderman Matt Martin, 47th Ward

    158 Alderman Matt Martin, 47th Ward

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    Every week, Indivisible Chicago Podcast host Tom Moss talks to politicians, newsmakers, academics and activists about resisting the Trump agenda. The ICP is also a great way to keep up with what’s happening in Indivisible Chicago.

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    INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020

    _1. Some fear saying the wrong thing, so say nothing at all. The world of clinical psychology offers a model that might help: The Silk Ring Theory. More here: https://bit.ly/3h4xTMM

    _2. AS a former civil rights attorney, supporter of CPAC, and co-author of the State consent decree, Alderman Matt Martin is in a unique position to help sort out some of the policy positions regarding reforming the police department. Has your Alderman signed on to support CPAC? Find out here: bit.ly/ICP_CPAC

    • 47 min
    157 Jon Hoadley for MI6 / Dani Brzozowski for IL16

    157 Jon Hoadley for MI6 / Dani Brzozowski for IL16

    LISTEN, SUBSCRIBE, AND RATE

    Every week, Indivisible Chicago Podcast host Tom Moss talks to politicians, newsmakers, academics and activists about resisting the Trump agenda. The ICP is also a great way to keep up with what’s happening in Indivisible Chicago.

    Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or listen online at IndivisibleChicago.com/podcast.
    Take a minute to rate us on iTunes. It helps us get the word out about the ICP. https://apple.co/2oR4UlH

    INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020

    _1. The killing of George Floyd is a tragedy that should compel us to do more. Peaceful protests are a start. Educating ourselves is another — Indivisible National’s reading list is here: bit.ly/INDIVISIBLE_Antiracism.

    _2. So much depends on leadership, and right now that is in short supply. The fight for democracy runs through Michigan, and right now, Indivisible Chicago leader Bill Mengebier is leading the effort with phone banks. Bill joins the podcast with an update. It’s all hands on deck. Get involved at 3states1mission.com.

    _3. Jon Hoadley, candidate for Congress in Michigan 6, Zoomed by the phone bank to share some good news about polling in his district. Find out more about his campaign at jonhoadley.com.

    _4. Dani Brzozowski is the first candidate in Illinois 16 to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood. She’s running as a true progressive in a district currently represented by a man who votes with Trump 93% of the time. Learn more at daniforillinois.com.

    The Indivisible Chicago Podcast is a member of the DemCast Podcast Network.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

james.t.schwartz ,

Look forward to this every week

I look forward to listening to this every Monday. I used to listen on my commute and now from home to stay up to date on Indivisible's organizing efforts in Chicago and across the nation.

IQ Pilates ,

Excellent delivery of important topics!

This is a great way to stay updated on important local and national topics. The audio quality is good, and Tom creates a comfortable yet subtly urgent atmosphere in his questions and summaries. Well worth a berth in your podcast political feed!

Dleikenb ,

Chicago, listen up

Anyone who cares about the future of Chicago should listen in to Tom Moss’ insightful podcast. If all politics are local, then this podcast is the future of Chicago!!

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