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For Your Misinformation
26 minutes | May 24, 2021
Sharing is Caring
This week Katie is crowdsourcing stories from listeners about their local political scenes and more - submit yours HERE! Other topics include the January 6th commission, abortion bans, and exciting bills moving through the Illinois legislature. Check out our Linktree
42 minutes | May 17, 2021
Big yikes! Liz Cheney won’t get on board with Trump’s Big Lie so Republicans voted her out of leadership. Is it possible to bring the conspiracy theorists in our lives back to reality before anyone is further radicalized? The key is seeking to understand their view and speaking with respect so it’s easier for them to change their minds in the future. Otherwise we’re heading towards more voter suppression and Tucker Carlson 2024.
37 minutes | May 10, 2021
Handmaid’s Tale Island
Katie and Morgan are back to talk about the future of democracy in American through the metaphor of a tropical boat ride, because we’re fun and breezy. Live in Illinois? Our legislative session ends May 31. Find your local elected officials and ask them to support SB 2190/HB 1797. Decades of research and experience show that forced parental involvement laws hurt young people and serve no valid purpose. Protect youth, repeal parental notice of abortion.
27 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Guilty on All Three Counts
Accountability is good, but it’s not a substitute for policy changes. Could it be that training armed agents of the state to view certain communities as war zones and giving them military-grade equipment isn’t actually keeping us safe? For 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant and the hundreds of other Americans murdered by police in 2021 we’ll keep fighting to shift funding away from bloated police budgets towards evidence-based community services in order to make policing obsolete. Pass the Breathe Act.
61 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
On April 19, 1995 Army veteran Timothy McVeigh detonated two tons of explosives planted in a truck outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Radicalized by the tragic events at Ruby Ridge and Waco, McVeigh hoped to inspire Americans to rise up against what he saw as government tyranny in the form of income taxes, environmental restrictions, and gun control legislation. Donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center or visit linktr.ee/ForYourMisinformation for more resources
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Democracy Vibe Check
This week we’re covering current events and how they fit into the larger scheme of American history and democracy. Topics include DC Statehood, Matt Gaetz, the filibuster, Ulysses S Grant, FDR, LBJ, anti-trans bills, voter ID laws, Amazon’s anti-union push, Ryan Lochte, and the foster kitten. Because why not? P.s. If you’re reading this you’d make a better Senator than Joe Manchin P.p.s. Visit https://linktr.ee/ForYourMisinformation for resources
46 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Trials and Tribulations
This week we’re sharing an important conversation about vaccine hesitancy from the podcast Shelter in Place. COVID-19 cases are dropping as more people get vaccinated — so why isn't everyone pro-vaccine? These are questions about who we trust, where we get our information, how we make decisions — and what is our duty to society. Visit our Linktree for resources
57 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Abortion in a Post-Roe America
I have a wacky idea - what if stopped electing religious extremists who are deeply threatened by girls who f*ck? If Roe v. Wade falls (and it might!) it won’t end abortion, but it will turn some states into abortion havens and others into abortion wastelands. You can really choose your own dystopian adventure of conservative male power and control! Links here: https://linktr.ee/ForYourMisinformation
45 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Sex Workers Don’t Need Rescuing
My body, my choice, right? This week we’re demystifying sex work with comedian and stripper Irene Fagan Merrow. Irene explains why full decriminalization of consentual adult sex work is the goal, and how earning a fat wad of cash in one night is actually VERY empowering, thank you very much. Subscribe to Irene’s newsletter! You can also listen to her podcast and find her on Twitter, Instagram and Onlyfans Sign up for bystander intervention training and more at our Linktree
46 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Not Just a Pretty Face
Most people know Hedy Lamarr as a stunningly beautiful Hollywood actress, but did you know she also invented the technology behind WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth? Jaki Silver of Give Our Take is here for Women’s History Month to give us a glimpse into Hedy’s fascinating life. Visit our LinkTree for more resources
51 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Voter Education with Common Cause Illinois
This week we’re joined by Tyler St. Clair of Common Cause Illinois to talk about their non-partisan focus on accountability, transparency, and good governance. Tyler explains how it is up to us, as political junkies, to let our networks know when we should be worried, when we should be excited, and when we need to act. Plus, tips for writing a Letter to the Editor! Click here for more resources
62 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
The Future is Flint
How do you decide which communities deserve drinkable water? Morgan explains how the government failed the residents of Flint, Michigan by putting profits over public health in this classic example of environmental racism. Top priority: Call your reps and demand they vote YES on HR 1, or text “sign PGPFDU” to 50409 and Resistbot will do it for you Visit our LinkTree for more ideas and resources
59 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
No More Stolen Sisters
The erasure of missing and murdered Indigenous women is where true crime, white supremacy, and public policy intersect. This week we’re joined by our first Canadian guest to shine a light on this human-rights crisis that disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States. Click here for Texas Mutual Aid organizations accepting donations, learn more about the Sovereign Bodies Institute, or visit our LinkTree
24 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Republican Identity Crisis
The modern Republican party is basically your friend’s boyfriend you were always suspicious of, and who got caught cheating on her. It’s long past time for the more moderate Republicans to distance themselves from the Trump wing, but why is it taking so long? History has its eyes on them, and so do we. Donate early money to unseat the 20 Republican Senators up in 2022, or visit our LinkTree for more ways to get involved.
75 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Self-care, Advocacy, & Blocking Your Abusive Ex-President
Katie's guest this week is a former Elizabeth Warren intern, Harvard student, and program associate at Impactual. Maya Jenkins discusses what she learned growing up as the granddaughter of two civil rights activists, solving big problems like low voter turnout, and how coming from a place of respect and love for yourself allows you to harness tools to advocate for what you deserve. Use this script to call your Senator to tell them to convict & disqualify Trump from future office LinkTree
69 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
American History, Revisited
It’s Black History Month, so let’s look at America’s painfully predictable pattern of progress followed by white backlash. Fellow white people, repeat after me: racial justice is our problem, too. That’s the secret to the American experiment, and the only way to move past the wave of hate we’re in to continue making America into the truly multiracial democracy we know she can be. Donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, or visit our LinkTree for other ways to make an impact.
39 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Nick, our favorite local organizer, is back to talk about the short window we have to use our Democratic trifecta to save our democracy and transform our harmful systems. We defeated Trump, and now we have to defeat the forces that allowed him to rise. Plus, romance novel recommendations and Bachelor takes. Visit our LinkTree for scripts with demands for your elected officials.
63 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
MLK Jr. would’ve hated the insurrectionists
Katie and Morgan react to the January 6th riot at the Capitol. While tragic, it was ultimately a bump in the road towards MLK Jr.’s vision of a multiracial democracy that cares about every person’s civil and human rights. To get there we'll need to hold the people involved accountable, find the truth, and only then begin reconciliation. Donate to Amy Burrell’s campaign HERE, or visit our LinkTree for more resources.
46 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Get Outta Town - How to Stop Political Hacks in Local Government
Katie is joined by Amy Burrell who is running for Village of Orland Park Trustee in the April 2021 suburban election. Sign up to volunteer with #OneOrland: https://www.oneorland.com/volunteer
7 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Final Push for Georgia
Georgia is on our minds. If the thought of human-turtle hybrid Mitch McConnell controlling the Senate for the next two years makes you want to vom (same), there’s still time to shut it down! Sign up to phonebank with us and Gaslit Nation at 3:00pm or Fated Mates at 5:00pm CT today. If that’s not your thing you can also send Pizza to the Polls for Georgians waiting in long lines to cast their votes. For other ideas, visit our LinkTree.
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