30 episodes

A brother and sister find themselves living in two different bubbles - one in rural conservative Colorado and the other in liberal urban Los Angeles. Join these two as they talk about current issues that pop up in the news with their local friends and neighbors. Together they try to find common ground among these groups who might have more in common than they think.

Soybeans meet Soy Lattes Jessica Marshall

    • Government

A brother and sister find themselves living in two different bubbles - one in rural conservative Colorado and the other in liberal urban Los Angeles. Join these two as they talk about current issues that pop up in the news with their local friends and neighbors. Together they try to find common ground among these groups who might have more in common than they think.

    Impeachment Vote is Coming-

    Impeachment Vote is Coming-

    Jessica and Kyler spending an evening chatting about what they've learned and heard from their friends and colleagues regarding impeachment.

    • 1 hr
    Quick Announcement- Indiegogo Campaign begins Nov 5th- Electoral Elementary

    Quick Announcement- Indiegogo Campaign begins Nov 5th- Electoral Elementary

    Please help Jessica fundraise for her new podcast Electoral Elementary.  It is a narrative kids podcast that explores simple civics lessons through storytelling and song.  Starting Feb 2020, listeners will be able to follow Gloria Martinez, a proactive and meticulous 5th grader, as she runs and takes hold of her new leadership role in the tangled world of student government.  Please spread the word and fund us here, www.indiegogo.com (search Electoral Elementary)  or https://igg.me/at/ee-civcsed/x/14583658#/

    Recap- State of Education -SMSL203

    Recap- State of Education -SMSL203

    Kyler and Jessica wrap-up their discussion on the state of education.  They debate the struggle public education has with funding and privatization.  The two educator's they spoke to came from very different schools, but it seems the obstacles in front of them were all too similar.

    • 58 min
    Teachers in LA go on Strike- SMSL202

    Teachers in LA go on Strike- SMSL202

    Jessica meets up with Aurora Mireles, an elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles.  She reflects on that rainy week in January when over 30,000 LAUSD teachers went on strike.  Ms. Mireles explains the bigger systemic problems hurting public education beyond teacher's salaries: segregation, poverty, safety and lack of funding for fundamental services.

    • 1 hr
    Teaching in Rural America -SMSL201

    Teaching in Rural America -SMSL201

    We are back with Season 2!  This series of episodes will look into some of the topics that the Democratic Primary candidates have brought up while stumping around the country.  First up, education and teacher pay.



    Kyler discusses the state of education with the Principal Ronna Cochran of Sargent High School north of Monte Vista, Colorado.  Ms. Cochran shares her experience teaching in a small school system for more than 20 years.  Although she acknowledges their resources are limited, she works hard to provide new ways to enhance her students' school experience.

    • 45 min
    Government Shutdown recap -SMSL025

    Government Shutdown recap -SMSL025

    Kyler and Jessica discuss the anxieties and higher calling both their interviewees invoked when they spoke of their positions within the federal government.  Did the president learn anything about using these positions as bargaining chips in his border wall negotiation?  And will they have to talk about this all over again if he decides it is worth another shutdown?

    • 45 min

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