I would like to welcome you to Wimmer’s Wilderness. We are working to bring greater awareness to our local communities and how important they are. We as individuals can have a significant impact on the quality of our communities. I have always wanted to create a way to help bring a little more light on important issues that affect us. I have created a Podcast called Wimmer’s Wilderness to give voice to this idea. Wimmer’s Wilderness is an informed look at decisions about Politics, Community, Government, Environment and Education from a local perspective.
Our regions, states and countries are simply a collection of local communities working together. If we are able to make a positive change in our local communities then that will lead to better outcomes at the regional, state and national level.
Episode #51 Down Ballot
In episode #51, we discuss Down Ballot. As elections come to a close Nov 3rd, it is essential to understand how down-ballot races impact our lives. It is more than just a Presidential election.
Make sure you stick around till the end to play our quiz. You will have a chance to win our Wimmer’s Wilderness Mason glass drinking jar, recycled cardboard pen, and our very popular reusable/retractable drinking straw.
Episode #50 The Presidency
We discuss the Presidency. As the Presidential election comes to a close Nov 3rd, it is essential to understand the position, its powers, and how it has evolved. In today's podcast, we explore the following three points: What is the American Presidency? How do we pick a President? How has the Office of President changed over time? We finish with our Quiz allowing our listeners to win a mason glass drinking jar, recycled cardboard pen, reusable-retractable metal straw, and a $50 gift card.
Episode #49 Voting
In episode #49, we discuss voting in depth. We cover five main points.
Point #1 - Founding Fathers' views & local community views on voting
Point #2 - How the first national elections impacted voting,
Point #3 - Important dates in voting history with help from historical voices of Sojourner Truth as read by Kerry Washington, MLK & LBJ.
Point #4 - Recent voting changes & issues.
Point # 5 - When does voting start and where to vote.
We end our episode with our quiz.
Episode #48 Conversation with Conservation Made Simple President Cameron Winkler
In Episode #48 we have a great conversation with Cameron Winkler, the President of Conservation Made Simple. We discuss his interest in conservation, starting when he was a 12-year-old volunteering at his local zoo and evolving into a non-profit to educate and lead on environmental issues.
Conservation Made Simple is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose goal is to empower people to acknowledge and reduce their environmental impact.
Episode #47 Education
In Episode #47, we discuss Education funding trends from 2005 to date. We explore the effects on education funding of the Great Recession and the economic recovery up to the Covid19 Pandemic impact.
Our second topic delves into the promise of state lotteries and the realities of their negative trends on education funding.
We finish with my run for a local school board seat and our fun Quiz.
Episode #46 Census
In episode #46, we are going to discuss the census in depth. I have covered the census previously, but it is essential to keep getting the word out to get our national count completed and done accurately.
We are covering 5 points
Point #1 What is the Census?
Point #2 What it means to Apportionment?
Point #3 What it means to Funding?
Point #4 Why is this Census Different in 2020?
Point #5 How do we count everyone?
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No interest in a different opinion
I’m sad to say that I’ve listened to my last Wimmer’s Wilderness. It’s an interesting idea, focusing on local governments and hosted by a former small town mayor. I hadn’t listened to every episode but would pop in every so often. He talks a good talk but local people have complained that he is completely unwilling to listen to an opposing view. I found out two days ago that it was true. I commented on his Facebook page that I was not a fan of his latest guest and was glad to have noticed who it was before listening. My comment was deleted and I have been blocked from the page now. Very childish. If you want to listen to a narcissist and can resist never disagreeing with them, here’s your guy.