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Why Not? A Podcast.
45 minutes | 3 days ago
Tackling Education in the South: A Brief History and a Lens Toward the Future (with guest host Hannah Basha!)
In this episode, Thomas and friend of the show Hannah Basha, a senior Education major and Masters Candidate at Clemson University, talk about some of the issues facing education both in the United States and in the state of South Carolina. There is an in depth look at the historical trends that led to the policies that we have today, along with the underlying racism that exists in continuing to weigh down students across the nation and state. Follow Hannah Basha on Instagram (and LinkedIn?) @the_bash_ !If you have any questions or recommendations, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com!Follow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!Please share the podcast with your friends and anyone who you believe will be interested! Consider subscribing and giving a rating!Why Not? A Podcast is created and written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Intro and outro music is created and performed by Kevin Macleod. Consider making a donation to him in the creative commons.
31 minutes | 10 days ago
There's No Way to Sugarcoat This: The Holocene Extinction Event and Wildlife Management Techniques
In this episode, Caleb goes solo due to an audio issue and rails against humans for destroying the natural environment and only acting in human self-interest. He details the Holocene extinction event and its effect across the planet, and some of the wildlife management techniques which can work to help wildlife going forward. He also details private and governmental organizations that are doing the important work to fight for wildlife. Here is the long list of different organizations detailed in this episode: https://www.nature.org/en-us/https://oceana.org/https://www.worldwildlife.org/https://www.nrdc.org/https://www.globalwildlife.org/https://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/species-programs/https://www.fws.gov/refuges/wildlife-conservation/https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/habitat-conservationNotes on Zoology Conservation resource: https://www.notesonzoology.com/wildlife/wildlife-conservation-purpose-and-methods-zoology/4330If you have any questions or recommendations, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!Follow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!Please share the podcast with your friends and anyone who you believe will be interested! Consider subscribing and giving a rating!Why Not? A Podcast is created and written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Intro and outro music is created and performed by Kevin Macleod. Consider making a donation to him in the creative commons.
11 minutes | 24 days ago
Why Not? A Legislative Update: Gun Control in South Carolina
Hello everyone!In this solo episode, Thomas takes a look at a bill that has come across the floor of the south Carolina state legislature which would effectively eviscerate the idea of gun control in the state. He also offers several resources and strategies for you all to use to make a difference in the policy!Resources: H.3904 - 2021-2022 Bill 3094: Open Carry with Training Act - South Carolina Legislature Online (scstatehouse.gov)Sin and Sweet Tea: Remembering the Emmanuel 9 - Sin and Sweet Tea: Remembering the Emmanuel 9 | by Thomas Marshall III | Feb, 2021 | MediumArticle Explaining the Issue - Lawmakers consider bill to allow open carry in South Carolina (wrdw.com)Moms on Demand South Carolina Legislative Priorities - As the 2021 Legislative Session Begins Today in South Carolina, Here’s What to Know About Gun Violence - Moms Demand Action | Moms Demand ActionHow to find your House Member: South Carolina Legislature Online - Find Your Legislators (scstatehouse.gov)Phone Script for calling your local House Member: “Hello! My name is (insert name) and I am a constituent of your House district how are you doing today. I am calling today to let you know that I am not in support of the Open Carry Act that would allow South Carolinians to openly carry their guns in public spaces. I know the bill is still in committee but I would like to let my Member know I disapprove of the bill. I would like to call disapproving that bill because (list reasons if you would like) and I hope (insert House Member) decides to vote no for such a bill that research shows could have an adverse effect on gun violence preventionBlack Homicide Victimization | Violence Policy Center (vpc.org)Follow Why Not on Instagram @whynotapodcastCreated and Written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd.Intro and Outro music written and performed by Kevin MacLeod. Consider making a donation to him through Creative Commons.
65 minutes | a month ago
Lost in a Maize of Colonization: Decolonization in South Carolina and the United States (with special guest Jerad Green!)
In this episode, Thomas and Caleb go over the experience of colonization in the United States and in South Carolina specifically, and then go over the different resources available to you in order to make a difference. The bulk of this episode is spent with Jerad Green, an advocate for indigenous issues and one of the founding members of Decolonize Clemson. As an advocate, Jerad has dedicated his work to supporting the needs of historically marginalized communities through retention initiatives, leadership development, identity formation, and mentoring. As a diversity and inclusion educator, Jerad has led several strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives, implemented small and large-scale cultural awareness programs, facilitated dialogues and workshops around social justice, and provided educational trainings for diverse groups on intercultural competence. Jerad has an in depth knowledge about issues surrounding race and racism and how institutionalized oppression creates barriers for marginalized communities in their pursuit of excellence.Decolonize Clemson: https://www.decolonizecu.org/Land Acknowledgement: https://native-land.ca/Follow Jerad! @jeradgreen Follow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!Check out these articles!Decolonization Is Essential to Successfully Resist Extractivism (truthout.org)Opinion | Colonialism Made the Modern World. Let’s Remake It. - The New York Times (nytimes.com)Movement Building — Native MovementConsider donating to the Cherokee Museum: https://secure.squarespace.com/checkout/donate?donatePageId=5f108512c41bcf7968ca29cc&ss_cid=eef56bf5-6bde-406a-9162-028687b3e575&ss_cvisit=1609604844505&ss_cvr=57033f71-ec8a-46fd-b2d2-34b136a43f5b%7C1609532898600%7C1609532898600%7C1609604853695%7C2Contact us at email@example.com, or through our Instagram Direct Messages. Podcast created and written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Music written and performed by Kevin MacLeod. Consider donating to him through the Adobe Creative Commons.
45 minutes | a month ago
Why Not? An Opinion: The South Carolina Legislature and the Illegal Heartbeat Ban
In this special episode of Why Not? An Opinion, Thomas and Caleb go over the specific workings of the South Carolina state legislature, and some of the most horrid pieces of legislation that the GOP in the state is trying to pass. This includes an illegal heartbeat abortion ban, and a bill to get rid of the independent election commission that keeps an eye on the elections in the state. The guys also go over some of the prompts that you can use and modify to contact your legislature, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions that you may have. Prompt for use in contacting your state legislature: “Hello! My name is Thomas Marshall and I am a constituent of your senate district how are you doing today. I am calling today to let you know that I am not in support of the Fetal Heartbeat Bill that will be voted on soon by the Legislature. I would like to call disapproving that bill because (list reasons if you would like) and I hope the senator decides not to vote for such an egregious bill that would strip women’s rights from many South Carolinians including people right here in his/her district."Follow the WREN Network on Instagram @wrenetwork!Follow @TheBlueLabSC on Instagram!Follow Circle Up SC on Instagram @circleupsc!Follow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!Podcast written and created by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Intro and Outro music written by Kevin Macleod, consider donating to him in the Adobe Creative Commons.
41 minutes | a month ago
Former Oil Addicts for a Green New Deal
Just a quick disclaimer! This episode was actually the first episode that Thomas and Caleb ever recorded - and thus quality may be a little off compared to the last several. We hope you enjoy it!In this episode, Caleb and Thomas talk about the climate crisis that serves as an existential threat to all living things and the planet as a whole. How fun! They talk about issues that both the state of South Carolina and the nation are facing, and also talk about solutions on both a national and state level including the Green New Deal and the activism surrounding it!Follow the Sunrise Movement on Instagram @sunrisemvmt! And look out for your local chapter's social media accounts!Follow the Sierra Club on Instagram @sierraclub!Follow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!Reach out with any questions and topics over email at why.not.a.podcast3gmail.com. Podcast created and written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Music written and performed by Kevin Macleod. Consider donating to him through the Adobe Creative Commons.
36 minutes | a month ago
Why Not? An Opinion: A Generation Tired of Living through Traumatic and Historical Events
Warning: This episode contains material that could be considered triggering and traumatic for some listeners. If you have any issues while listening, we encourage you to stop, and contact us with any concerns. We also list events that may be traumatic for some listeners. This occurs from minute markers 10:10 to 12:35. This episode is ultimately a reflection on the impact of the the events of the past 20 years on Thomas and Caleb. It is to some extent the most introspective episode yet. Mental Health Resources: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helplinehttps://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtmlhttps://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resourcesThe role of social media within institutionalized racism by Caleb Todd: https://calebtodd.medium.com/the-role-of-social-media-within-institutionalized-racism-73eb942ea32cSin and Sweet Tea by Thomas Marshall: https://tmarsh2.medium.com/sin-sweet-tea-growing-up-black-in-the-new-age-of-southern-politics-f8af57c2f6adFollow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!Contact us at email@example.com!Podcast created and written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Intro and outro music performed and written by Kevin Macleod. Consider donating to them in through the Adobe Creative Commons.
45 minutes | a month ago
Boba, Slavery, and the Electoral College
For most of this episode, the guys take a deep look at Thomas's choice of chocolate boba and the other issues in his diet... Just kidding *insert Vine reference*, this episode focuses on the deep and dark history of the electoral college, and the issues that it has, and how it negatively impacted our political environment. They also focus on how this has devalued some aspects of our representative system, and in some ways increased focus on battleground states. There is also a look at the role that slavery had in advancing an electoral college system, and the repercussions that we see of that today. Finally, they take look at some of the groups advocating for electoral college reform, and some of the specific plans to get rid of the electoral college system. Follow the Brennan Center for Justice on Instagram @brennancenter, and check out their website here: https://www.brennancenter.org/!Check out the National Popular Vote website to see how you can impact overhauling this system: https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/!Check out our Instagram @whynotapodcast!Feel free to reach out with any topics or questions on social media or through our email: firstname.lastname@example.org!Podcast created and written by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd. Intro and Outro music written and recorded by Kevin Macleod. Consider making a donation to him through the Adobe Creative Commons.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Why Not? An Opinion: A Coup Review
Introducing Why Not? An Opinion! In these episodes, we are going to be sharing our opinions on different issues that pop up. There is less research and more emotion that goes into these episodes. In this episode, we talk about the treasonous insurrection that occurred on January 6th, 2020 at the Capital. We also talk about the underlying trends that allowed for the coup to happen, and the political and social implications of it going forward. Contact the show at email@example.comFollow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Like Butter on Bread: A Review of Gerrymandering in the US and in SC
In this episode, Thomas and Caleb look at the history of gerrymandering across the United States, and use the state of North Carolina as a case study for how horrible the process can be. They also look deep into the process of racial gerrymandering, including the extensive use of it in the state of South Carolina. And finally they talk about the different groups doing work on this issues, and solutions to redistricting in the future. Follow the South Carolina League of Women Voters on Instagram @lwvcolasc and on Twitter @LWVSC!Follow the SC Progressive Network on Instagram @scpronet_grow and check out their Fair Maps program and sign the petition on their website www.scpronet.com/! Also consider making a donation to one of their many projects!And despite our disappointment that they are not focusing on South Carolina, do consider donating to Eric Holder's National Democratic Redistricting Committee at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ndrc-donate?refcode=hpage!Contact the show at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
An Exploitative Family Vacation to the Multiple Outlet Locations
In this episode, Caleb and Thomas talk about the tourism industry in South Carolina! They discuss the ways that it can negatively affect workers, and what happens when there CAN'T (or shouldn't) be tourism - we're looking at you COVID-19 pandemic. *Take a drink any time that Caleb says "Ya know" or any time Thomas trails off over the course of his sentence*Follow the ACLU of South Carolina on Instagram @aclusc!Follow the Human Rights Campaign on Instagram @humanrightscampaign!Check out this New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/travel/charleston-tourism-black-lives-matter.htmlConsider donating to The Workers Fund to continue helping workers who have either been laid off due to the crisis, or essential workers who are not receiving a livable wage: https://www.theworkerslab.com/the-workers-fund!Contact the show at email@example.comFollow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Why Not? A Podcast Teaser
Why Not? A Podcast is hosted by Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd and will be a reflection on progressive issues and solutions. Look out for new episodes every Thursday!
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Progressives against Puppets and a Review of the 2020 Election
Thanks for listening to the very first episode of Why Not? A Podcast! We are so excited to have you on board and hope that you continue to listen.In this episode, co-hosts Thomas Marshall and Caleb Todd talk about what happened nationally in the 2020 Election Cycle, with the election of Joe Biden as President and the diminished success of Democrats across the nation. They also focus specifically on South Carolina politics, where political puppets Lindsey Graham and Nancy Mace won their respective elections against strong candidates, the Republicans gained surprising seats, and there were some amazing progressive firsts for the state. All of this is an effort to understand what went wrong, and better understand what we need to do collectively going forward!Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!Follow the South Carolina Progressive Network on Twitter @scpronet!Follow Circle Up SC on Instagram @circleupsc!Follow Unlearning Racism on Instagram @unlearning.racism!Donate to Georgia Democratic Senate Candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dscc-warnock-ossoff-runoff-nov2020Music by Kevin MacLeod: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3522-cold-funkIf you enjoyed the show feel free to reach out, give us a follow, and leave us a review. Contact the show at email@example.comFollow us on Instagram @whynotapodcast!
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