WITF’s Pennsylvania Politics Podcast
Rank #1: Episode 19: Social unrest; fiscal distress.
Violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia dominated this week’s news cycle, and have inspired a wave of intense discussions over the way Americans think about hate. In the first half of this week’s podcast, we’ll discuss the partisan differences that have colored the conversation—both in Pennsylvania, and more broadly. And we’ll explain why Pennsylvania is the only state in the northeast without explicit protections from hate crimes committed on the basis of sexual and gender orientation, disability, or race. In the second half, we’ll turn to something completely different: the state Treasury’s reluctance to bail the general fund out of fiscal distress. Want to know what’ll happen if the fund runs dry? Trying to make sense of the budget standoff’s tangled politics? Listen on.
Rank #2: Episode 47: Dang property taxes!.
The Morning Call’s Steve Esack recently co-authored a series investigating Pennsylvania’s little-discussed Clean and Green program, which essentially shifts property tax burdens off large landowners and onto regular homeowners—particularly in rural areas. (You should read it). We’ll discuss why the heck this policy exists, and how the billions and billions of dollars it functionally reroutes play into the commonwealth’s already-fraught property tax landscape. Plus, we’ll answer a bunch of questions WITF listeners and readers have submitted over the past few weeks. Steve and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Liz Navratil also recap a number of new developments in two of Pennsylvania’s highest-profile stories of the moment: the ongoing battle over the state’s redrawn congressional map, a lawmaker’s domestic violence allegations against a fellow caucus member.
Good coffee. Good conversation! Get to know Pennsylvania’s political players and policymakers with host Matt Brouillette, president and CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs.
Rank #1: Ep41: Sheryl Delozier, Pa. State Representative.
Rep. Sheryl Delozier never intended to run for office. That changed when a state House seat became vacant and she was challenged to “put up or shut up”. Now, Rep. Delozier is joining with lawmakers from both parties to fight for much-needed criminal justice reform in Pennsylvania. She joins Commonwealth Partners president and CEO Matt Brouillette to talk about her path to the Legislature and her determination to improve Pennsylvania's criminal justice system.
Rank #2: Ep26: Aaron Bernstine, Pa. State Representative, farmer, businessman, professor.
Farmer, adjunct professor, lawmaker. Rep. Aaron Bernstine goes by all three. First elected to the Pa. state legislature in 2016, Aaron joins Commonwealth Partners president & CEO Matt Brouillette to share his biggest surprise on joining the legislature, his record of working across the aisle to reach common goals,, and why he believes you can learn everything you need to know in life from Google and YouTube.
A podcast of the Commonwealth Foundation tackling issues critical to Pennsylvania's economic future.
Rank #1: Ep. 3: Killing Jobs & Playing Favorites: Meet Pa.’s Tax Code.
Pennsylvania has more than 3,000 taxing authorities—a staggering number that exceeds almost any other state in the nation. Not only does this create confusion and raise costs for job creators, it also enables politicians to manipulate the tax code to benefit special interests. The result? Entrepreneurs and job-seekers are taking their talents to other states. What’s the solution? Jared Walczak of the non-partisan Tax Foundation says simplification and neutrality are the keys to a tax structure that promotes, rather than stymies, business investment. We talk to Jared about what Pennsylvania can learn from North Carolina, which is enjoying a boom after responsibly reforming its tax code.Pennsylvania suffers when politicians try to pick winners and losers, but broadening our tax base and reducing rates for everyone will make us more competitive.Visit www.taxfoundation.org for more from Jared Walzcak.
Rank #2: Ep. 7: Civility in a Clickbait Culture.
Has political discourse turned into one big social media flame war? Jeff Coleman, former Pennsylvania state representative and author of "With All Due Respect" joins us for a conversation about engaging in politics with those we disagree with, the harm of labeling your opponents, and creatively engaging in a heightened political environment without giving into clickbait culture.
State of the State is a weekly podcast from PA Post — designed to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the state Capitol, but with a depth you don’t always get from the daily news.
Rank #1: Three Mile Island: As It Happened Part 1.
At 7:24 a.m., on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, something goes terribly wrong at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Dauphin County. What unfolds over the next few hours is chaos and confusion as people are confronted with a partial meltdown in TMI’s Unit 2 reactor.
Rank #2: Three Mile Island: As It Happened Part 2.
By mid-afternoon on March 28, 1979, people who live near the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant aren’t getting much information as they wonder if they’ve been exposed to too much radiation. Many find themselves facing a difficult decision: Wait out the crisis or evacuate.
Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.
Rank #1: A Mother’s Reckoning; author Sue Klebold.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last twenty years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and … Continue reading "A Mother’s Reckoning; author Sue Klebold"
Rank #2: Article finds child sexual abuse in the Amish community.
For most people who don’t come into contact with the Amish community on a regular basis, the Amish are a curiosity. To them, the Amish appear to live an idyllic existence marked by peace, their faith and rejection of modern transportation and energy. The neighbors of the Amish in Lancaster County and other places in … Continue reading "Article finds child sexual abuse in the Amish community"
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Rank #1: Out d'Coup | Happy New Year; 2020 Elections; Assassinating Iran General; Biden Bumbles; Australia on Fire; Michael Moore Podcast; Butter Gritty; Shanna Danielson Launch; UFOs; Free Will Releases.
2020 Presidential race heats up with the Iowa caucuses just one month away. Bernie Sanders breaks fundraising records for any presidential candidate. The Sanders campaign reported raising $34.5 million in the last months of 2019 while expanding the number of people contributing by hundreds of thousands. The Trump organization killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani who commanded Iran’s elite military forces and is considered the second most powerful figure in Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed the strike was a response to intelligence about an imminent attack. The strike further escalates tensions following two days of pro-Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Australian fires rage on with new reports showing that at least 18 people and half a billion animals have already been killed. Australian officials say this weekend may be the worst yet for Southeastern Australia as temperatures of over 100 degrees will be accompanied by high winds. Michael Moore launches podcast, Rumble, and it heads to the top of the podcast charts in just a couple of days. Gritty is going to the Pennsylvania Farm Show! The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show starts this weekend and yesterday Farm Show officials revealed this year’s butter sculpture that included Flyers mascot, Gritty, and mascots from the Steelers and Pirates Democrats in Central, Pennsylvania are stepping up and running for the House and Senate, and next week, Shanna Danielson from Moms Demand Action will be hosting her launch party for the PA Senate! Shanna will be challenging Senator Mike Regan in what is possibly the largest swing region in the state. The launch party will be Thursday, January 9 from 7-9 at Buhrig’s Gathering Place in Mechanicsburg, PA. Amy Klobuchar wants to release classified UFO files if she is elected president. Both Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have also said they are open to releasing the X-Files. China plans more than 40 space launches in 2020. Those launches will include. lunar, interplanetary and space infrastructure missions. Like it or not, everybody, the next space race is here. Free Will has Two releases tomorrow, Saturday, January 4th: The debut of This Way to the Sorbet, our collaboration with our friends Pottstown United Brewing Company: This Way to the Sorbet - Hazy IPA with blackberry, raspberry, lemon, vanilla, and milk sugar. Brewed using flaked oats and wheat with generous additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Lemondrop hops before finishing fermentation atop the three fruit. Fresh berry notes abound with a delicate lemon tartness rounded out by fruity hops and a touch of sweetness. 7.5% ABV. The debut of Vergnügen - Pale Lager brewed with a straight forward grist of pilsner malt and flaked rice, with subtle additions of Columbus and Liberty hops, then fermented cold for many weeks. Refined, familiar, and joyous. Drink this one at your pleasure with good friends, any time. 4.2% ABV. In a special Monday event, Free Will the release of Müsi, a barrel-aged Saison featuring Pennsylvania native pawpaw fruit and spruce tips. Musi is a collaboration with the renown chef Ari Miller and his staff from Musi BYOB in Philly. Musi will debut on Monday, January 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 in Philly at Musi’s infamous Frizwit cheesesteak release. Only 143 750ml bottles are available, no limits. Whatever remains we’ll get out in our taprooms afterward.
Rank #2: Out d’Coup | NZ Assault Ban; #EggBoy; Climate Crisis; Deep Throat?; Bernie Union; Beto Bucks; Nunes’ Mom; PA Anti-Union Bill; Safe Patient Ratios; #PAPromise Rally; PABPC Summit; Space News; Beer!.
New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern moves to ban all assault rifles and automatic or semi-automatic weapons. Just like that Vulcan and Moloch are thrown back to the underworld. #EggBoy becomes global hero for egging fascist Australian politician, Fraser Anning. And, predictably, liberal guardians of civility decide to discipline #EggBoy and “both-sides” the issue. Wisconsin Republican’s plan to strip power of incoming Democratic governor shot down as unconstitutional. The flooding in Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa in the aftermath of the latest “Bomb Cyclone” should be shaking us awake about our climate future. We have less than 12 years now folks. Some union leaders from the AFL-CIO come out hard against the Green New Deal and right-wing and corporate media eats it up. PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale hosted a public hearing on Penn State’s campus on the impacts of climate change on the state. DePasquale said, “Every time there’s a disaster in Pennsylvania, it’s a hit to the state’s taxpayers, as opposed to if we were able to do something beforehand to mitigate this.” A report will be forthcoming. Democratic Presidential hopeful former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper makes his primetime campaign debut by telling the world about the time he went to go see Deep Throat with this mom. Then in his recovery, he asks why women candidates aren’t asked if they plan on choosing a male running-mate. Bernie’s campaign makes history as campaign staffers form a union! Wooo. Bernie goes public with his support and uses the moment to advocate for more unionization across the country. Speaking of moms, Devin Nunes is not happy with his Twitter mom, so he’s going to sue her. And her cow. When Devin Nunes’ Cow tweeted, “Devin’s boots are full of manure. “He’s udder-ly worthless and it’s pasture time to mooove him to prison.” Beto O’Rourke brings in some big fundraising numbers, $6.1 million. He’s a little vague on the details, though. Pennsylvania House Republicans failed at fast-tracking an anti-union bill through the chamber this week and it was a call for a roll call vote that killed it, for now. SEIU Healthcare PA, PASNAP and the Coalition of Nurses were in the capitol on Wednesday to lobby for safe patient ratios in hospitals across the state PA Promise Rally in the Capitol next Wednesday. The PA Promise is legislation that would bring tuition-free college to the PA State System of Higher Education. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center held its annual Budget Summit this week. Vice President’s baby, the National Space Council, will be pushing hard to make the June 2020 launch date to return humans to the moon. Better bring the Preparation H because NASA researchers finding that the longer astronauts spend in space, the more like they are to reactivate the herpes virus. Galactic capitalists getting really excited about turning the eighth continent, the Moon, into a mining and rocket fuel operation. For real. Toyota is getting tapped by Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency to develop a big-ass, off-road lunar rover. As expected, Boeing is delaying the test launch of its crew capsule from April to August. Known millennial hater, Mark Price, is popping up in some odd places doing some pithy subtweeting. This Sunday, Free Will is hosting The March Meltdown 5K from 10 am - 1 pm. The Meltdown begins and ends at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, PA. This unique 5k race takes place on the scenic trails in and around Perkasie and along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek. The Meltdown is open to runners and walkers of all ages, but you must be 21 or older (with a valid ID) to get your free craft brew from Free Will. And Free Will releases Holographic Universe tomorrow, March 23 - Sour Ale with boysenberry, plum, sweet basil, and milk sugar (6.4%) is available in cans and on draft this Saturday, March 23rd in both Perkasie and Peddler’s Village taprooms!
The Committee of Seventy is Philadelphia's advocate for effective, ethical government, and fair, clean elections.
Rank #1: Episode 38: What the sad tale of Johnny Doc means for Philly.
Few in Philly have inspired more rumors - or fear - than legendary union boss John Dougherty. Two top political journalists - Dave Davies of WHYY and David Gambacorta of philly.com - join us to talk through the twisty implications of the corruption indictment of one of the city's main power brokers.
Rank #2: Episode 16: Our "slay the gerrymander" edition.
Meet Amanda Holt, the Joan of Arc of Pennsylvania politics. Hear about this Allentown-area piano teacher's stubborn, inspiring and victorious (well, partially) quest to stop her state's politicians from gerrymandering. Hear Ben Geffen of the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia make the case for the center's lawsuit against the state's notorious congressional map. If, during this July Fourth week, you care about making democracy work again, take a moment listen to two people who are leading the way.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center's podcasts feature policy experts who provide updates and background on key issues in the news. Additional audio and video can be found at http://www.cbpp.org/multimedia
Rank #1: The Food Stamp Program.
The basics of the food stamp program is discussed by the Center's Director of Food Assistance Policy, Stacy Dean.
Rank #2: Tax Trends for the Top 400 Taxpayers.
Trends in income and taxes for the highest-income taxpayers is discussed by Chuck Marr, Director of Federal Tax Policy at the Center.
Every week, our 30-minute podcast brings you all the environmental news and stories to keep you in the know in Pennsylvania.
Rank #1: Recycling oyster shells to help the Chesapeake Bay.
Pittsburgh restaurants are recycling oyster shells to help restore the Chesapeake Bay. We report from Scotland about how ethane from Pa.'s fracking boom is fueling the world's thirst for plastic. Researchers are trying to figure out what's killing apple trees. Pennsylvania will join a regional cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions. Using artificial intelligence to predict landslides.
Rank #2: Pa.'s fracked gas fuels plastics in Scotland; how the border wall is bad for wildlife.
While fracking is banned in Scotland, fracked gas from Pennsylvania is imported there to make plastic. The FBI is investigating the Wolf administration for its role in permitting of the Mariner East pipeline. The Pa. AG says climate change is costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars. A report from the borderlands: how the wall will impact wildlife.
The Confluence is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more at wesa.fm.
Rank #1: Takeaways From The State Of The Union And The State Of PA.
On today's program: What Pennsylvanians should know after the State of the Union; one local business thrives in the film economy; takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 budget, and how Republicans are reacting; and a remembrance of TV personality Quentin Crisp.
Rank #2: Bookish In The Burgh Embraces Its Inner Nerd.
On today's program: A festival hopes to spark a lifelong love of reading; how rain contributes to barge accidents in the Ohio River watershed; flu season is still upon us, but the state and local data are confusing; a rock icon is staging a collaboration with Pittsburgh’s Mendelssohn Choir; dinosaurs are taking over the convention center this weekend; and what to expect from 90.5 WESA’s latest podcast.
PA Books features authors of books about Pennsylvania-related topics. These hour-long conversations allow authors to discuss both their subject matter and inspiration behind the books.
Rank #1: "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" with Allen Guelzo.
Of the half-dozen full-length histories of the battle of Gettysburg written over the last century, none dives down so closely to the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of nineteenth-century military practice. Allen C. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights, and the sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the lay of the land, the fences and the stone walls, the gunpowder clouds that hampered movement and vision; the armies that caroused, foraged, kidnapped, sang, and were so filthy they could be smelled before they could be seen; the head-swimming difficulties of marshaling massive numbers of poorly trained soldiers, plus thousands of animals and wagons, with no better means of communication than those of Caesar and Alexander.What emerges is an untold story, from the trapped and terrified civilians in Gettysburg’s cellars to the insolent attitude of artillerymen, from the taste of gunpowder cartridges torn with the teeth to the sounds of marching columns, their tin cups clanking like an anvil chorus. Guelzo depicts the battle with unprecedented clarity, evoking a world where disoriented soldiers and officers wheel nearly blindly through woods and fields toward their clash, even as poetry and hymns spring to their minds with ease in the midst of carnage. Rebel soldiers look to march on Philadelphia and even New York, while the Union struggles to repel what will be the final invasion of the North. One hundred and fifty years later, the cornerstone battle of the Civil War comes vividly to life as a national epic, inspiring both horror and admiration. Allen Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America and Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, both winners of the Lincoln Prize. Guelzo’s essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in publications ranging from The American Historical Review and The Wilson Quarterly to newspapers such as The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Wall Street Journal.
Rank #2: “Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” with Erica Armstrong Dunbar.
When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital, after a brief stay in New York. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary, and nine slaves, including Ona Judge, about which little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself one clear and pleasant spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware. In 2011, Professor Dunbar was appointed the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. She has been the recipient of Ford, Mellon, and SSRC fellowships and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City was published by Yale University Press in 2008. Description courtesy of Atria Books.
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Rank #1: Who’s Your Daddy?.
From a cowboy with a secret obsession to a dad called “Mom,” fathers and children share unexpected and heartfelt stories all about dads. Guests: Paul Lyons, Louie Ortiz-Fonseca, Chris Davis, Lori Horvitz, Jared Bilski, Rocco Ritorto Photo: Johanna Austin The post Who’s Your Daddy? appeared first on Commonspace.
Rank #2: Woke.
What does it mean to be “woke?” Are YOU woke? And if you’re NOT aware … are you denying reality? Real stories from real people, about whether the truth hit in an instant or set in slowly. Guests: Megan Hicks, Kitty Hailey, Carlos Roa, Cheyenne Barboza, Dr. Neil Bardhan, Matthew Thompson, Kendra Rosati Photo: Johanna Austin The post Woke appeared first on Commonspace.
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Rank #1: Power Play: States Address U.S. Electric Grid | OAS Episode 77.
Much of the nation’s network of electricity generation, transmission and distribution resources is aging and major upgrades are needed to for new technologies, changing market dynamics and shifting consumer preferences. This analysis comes from a new NCSL report, “Modernizing the Electric Grid: State Role and Policy Options.”States are finding a challenge in keeping up with the way technology impacts our power grids, particularly those that still rely on larger power plants. “The challenge facing state policymakers is how to craft policies that promote cost-effective investment in the electric system while allowing innovative technologies and new energy management approaches to flourish and compete in a rapidly shifting environment,” says the report.Our guest is Glen Andersen, who is the energy program director at the National Conference of State Legislatures, and one of the authors of the report. He talks about how new technologies affect public policy, how consumers are creating their own power, how smarter household appliances, electrical gadgets and electric vehicles affect the grid.Additional Resources Transcription of Episode 77
Rank #2: Redistricting: Partisanship, Politics, Power | OAS Episode 75.
Once every 10 years, America’s political landscape changes. While most people are aware the U.S. census takes place in years that end in zero, a smaller percentage know the data collected helps determine how the nation’s political power is divided. In most states, legislatures are charged with redrawing congressional and state legislative maps following the release of the census data. This means political control of the legislature and the governor’s office will be critical when maps are redrawn in 2021. We invited two guests to explain this process and what legislatures are doing in preparation for the historic event. Wendy Underhill is the director of the Elections and Redistricting Program at the National Conference of State Legislatures. NCSL is producing a series of meetings on redistricting, with the next one taking place Oct. 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio. Future redistricting meetings will be held in Las Vegas, Portland, Ore. and Washington, D.C. For the staff perspective, we talk with Michelle L. Davis, a senior policy analyst on redistricting and election law at the Maryland Department of Legislative Services. She is the editor of the website Redistrictingonline and its Facebook page. Additional Resources Transcription of Episode 75
Radio Times is an intelligent talk show dealing with issues of the Delaware Valley, as well as issues of national and global concern. Radio Times is produced by WHYY in Philadelphia.
Rank #1: Fear and the coronavirus.
Guests: Stephen Alles, Sudeep Bhatia, David Ropeik News about the coronavirus is everywhere as are images of surgical-masked citizens in China, full body-suited health care workers, and quarantined cruise ships, all while the death toll and infectious rate continues to rise. Public health experts and governments are concerned about the highly infectious and deadly new virus, but should the American public be worried yet? This hour, we start off discussing the state of coronavirus containment and what Philadelphia’s officials are keeping an eye on with STEPHEN ALLES, director of disease control at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Then we’ll examine our ability to perceive risk and why we get it wrong so often. University of Pennsylvania psychology professor SUDEEP BHATIA and risk communication consultant DAVID ROPEIK, explain our irrational brain, how emotions cloud our thinking and how it can all lead to bad decisions.
Rank #2: School choice takes center stage.
Guests: Mark Gleason, Donna Cooper School choice was front and center at President Trump’s State of the Union address. During the speech, Trump singled out Philadelphia 4th grader, Jeniyah Davis, and awarded her an “opportunity scholarship” to attend a private school. The President even called out Governor Wolf for vetoing a bill that would increase school voucher funding. Vice President Pence continued to push the White House’s school choice agenda, including tax credits for donations to private and religious school scholarship funds, when he visited a West Philadelphia school on Wednesday. This hour, the debate around expanding school choice and what it means for public schools in Pennsylvania. Our guests are MARK GLEASON, executive director of the Philadelphia School Partnership and DONNA COOPER, executive director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth.
The Shorenstein Center Media and Politics Podcast features insight and expertise from leading voices at the intersection of media, politics and public policy. Prominent journalists, editors and academics address topics such as the media industry, campaigns and politics, foreign policy, race and gender, and technology.
Rank #1: Elizabeth Bruenig: Religion, Politics, and the Left.
Elizabeth Bruenig, Washington Post columnist, discussed the role of Christianity in U.S. politics with Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded February 20, 2018, at Harvard Kennedy School.
Rank #2: Jackie Calmes: Conservative Media and U.S. Politics.
Jackie Calmes, White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, discussed the evolution of conservative media and its relationship with the GOP, and the challenges of covering the White House, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Calmes also discussed the historical roots of conservative media, its messaging about race, funding and advertising for conservative outlets, and more. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded October 17, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.