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Thoughtful and Important

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This allows for us to hear and consider the important change makers in Illinois. It starts here

Direct and insightful

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Looking forward to the next episode

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46 Ratings
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Thoughtful and Important

By Bucky from Chicago - Jan 25 2018
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This allows for us to hear and consider the important change makers in Illinois. It starts here

Direct and insightful

By TheGreatOdin - May 30 2017
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Looking forward to the next episode
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Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Latest release on Nov 16, 2020

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Podcast by Tom Moss

Rank #1: 127 Ryan Bernsten from the Fifty States of Mind Podcast / IC’s Chad Fitzgerald

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019

_1. “America” by Paul Simon is probably the single song about the American Road Trip that gets it right.

_2. As part of a capstone project at Oxford University, Ryan Bernsten traveled to all fifty states seeking answers about life in America during this new era. He’s the host and producer of the podcast "Fifty States of Mind,” with a book to follow. This week, Ryan joins the podcast this week to share what he learned in Hawaii, Wyoming, Ohio, … and the rest.

_3. Indivisible Chicago Executive Board Member Chad Fitzgerald comes on the podcast for a post-mortem on last week’s protest at Trump Tower and a reminder of what lies ahead.

Nov 04 2019

49mins

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Rank #2: 99 Ra Joy on the Lightfoot Transition; Indivisible Chicago’s Jeff Radue

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR APRIL 22, 2019

Opening: As a cathedral burns, metaphors abound. How can rebuilding Notre Dame help us think about rebuilding our democracy?

Segment: Ra Joy is this week’s guest. Has was Chris Kennedy’s running mate in last year’s gubernatorial primary. He’s an artist, an organizer, and now, on Lori Lightfoot’s transition team. We talk politics, policy, and the intense challenges that await the mayor-elect on Mary 20th. Got an idea? Check out the transition website at bettertogetherchicago.com.

Segment: Indivisible Chicago’s Jeff Radue returns to the ICP for an update on SB145, the bill that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to be on the Illinois Primary ballot.

Apr 22 2019

47mins

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Rank #3: 69 Lori Lightfoot, Chicago mayoral candidate / Marj Halperin / Second City’s TJ Shanoff

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Segment 1: Tom talked to mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot at the end of a week that began with the departure of the current mayor from the race. Lightfoot has a lot to say about Emanuel’s performance over the past eight years, and how she would manage the city as mayor. IC is not currently endorsing in this race.

Segment 2: Indivisible Chicago executive committee member Marj Halperin and Second City’s TJ Shanoff join the podcast to talk about the Blue Wave Rave coming up on October 3 at the Athenaeum Theater. Find out more and register at http://bit.ly/2MWxOiS. While this is may be the most important election of our lifetimes, we can still have a good time reclaiming our state and country.

Sign up for Yes, We Canvas! training here: http://bit.ly/2MZhIoQ
--Wednesday September 26, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia.

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Sep 09 2018

58mins

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Rank #4: 109 State Senator Robert Peters / Anna Marin from PASO

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR JULY 1, 2019

Opening: From the week that was: Chaos in Miami, open season for gerrymanders, and the citizenship question stalled, for now.

Segment 1: Robert Peters was appointed to fill the State Senate seat of Kwame Raoul when Raoul was elected Attorney General. No stranger to politics, this is Peters’ first time holding office, and he and Tom discuss some of the successes in his first term.

Segment 2: Anna Marin, Organizing Director of PASO. There is a major rally coming up on Saturday, July 13 to be sure our voices are heard regarding the horror show on the border. Learn more about the rally here: http://bit.ly/2xiCwgC. Learn more about PASO here: https://www.pasoaction.org/.

Jun 30 2019

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Rank #5: 108 UPDATED Renato Mariotti - To Impeach or Not to Impeach Live From Oak Park

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR JUNE 24, 2019

Opening: To Impeach or not to impeach? Max Boot’s Washington Post opinion piece with a template for articles of impeachment can be found here: https://wapo.st/2x6MYrl

Interview: Holding the schmuck accountable, or playing right into his hands? Jousting at windmills, or justice for scoundrels? This week, attorney, former federal prosecutor, co-host of his own podcast — On Topic [ https://apple.co/2RxHiQD ], and CNN analyst Renato Mariotti joins the podcast to help get it sorted.

Jun 24 2019

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Rank #6: 136 Marie Newman for Congress in Illinois 3

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

-1. First up, leadership from the Coalition for Change Illinois 3 -- Abby McEntee, Jeanette Quirk, and Ray Valek -- about what’s at stake in this election.

-2. The Indivisible Chicago Alliance made its first ever endorsement this year when we went all in with Marie Newman in her rematch with Dan Lipinski. Marie is a true blue progressive Democrat taking on an entrenched incumbent in the Democratic primary on March 17, just ten weeks away. In this, the first podcast of the new year, she joins to talk about how she plans to prevail. Recorded live on Saturday January 4th at the Indivisible Chicago Canvassing Kickoff at Zoe’s Patio in Garfield Park.

Jan 06 2020

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Rank #7: 98 Igor Volsky, Guns Down America

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Opening: No matter what Lou Dobbs might think, the current president’s approval ratings continue to hover at about 40 percent. How many of those might be labeled “deplorable?” Clues here. https://pewrsr.ch/2Iy5TSX

Interview: There are more guns than citizens in the United States, which is a statistic that the NRA can’t stand. Why isn’t it more? This week’s guest holds an opposing view: America needs far fewer guns and much less NRA. Igor Volsky is founder and executive director of Guns Down America, and author of a new book that outlines what he thinks we need to do to fix this problem.

Volsky’s Washington Post article about the global aspirations of the NRA is here. https://wapo.st/2GkYkh2

Guns Down America looked at how big banks have invested in guns. See if your bank made the grade here. Isyourbankloaded.org

Apr 14 2019

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Rank #8: 142 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020

_1. The Constitution of the United States has authority because we all agree it has authority. But that social contract is being tested. Will our democracy pass that test? Talking about the future of the Constitution, the Supreme Court and free speech, this week’s guest is Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional scholar and Dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

_2. Indivisible Chicago’s Kathy Tholin on the final four-week push to elect Marie Newman over Dan Lipinski in Illinois 3. Interested in preserving that Constitution? You can start by knocking on doors in your own hometown. Find out more at 3states1mission.com.

Feb 16 2020

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Rank #9: 72 Jane Collective member Martha Scott / Mia Sato, Better Government Association

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR OCTOBER 1, 2018

Opening: Three thoughts about the two acts of the Kavanaugh hearing.

Segment 1: The Jane Collective was a group of Chicago activists in the late 60’s and early 70’s that took the problem of illegal abortion into their own hands. Martha Scott was there and comes on the podcast to tell the story. We referred to a photo from 1972, which you can see here: https://n.pr/2NaumfJ.

Segment 2: Mia Sato is Engagement Editor for the Better Government Association. The organization has just released Illinois Votes, www.ilvotes.org, to help voters research candidates, find their polling places, and prepare to vote. Mia joins the ICP to tell us all about it.

Find out more about the BLUE WAVE RAVE and register at http://bit.ly/2MWxOiS. While this is may be the most important election of our lifetimes, we can still have a good time reclaiming our state and country.

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Oct 01 2018

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Rank #10: 140 Eddie Bocanegra, READI Chicago

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2020

-1. Whether it’s high school football or impeachment, knowing you’re going to lose doesn’t make losing any easier. So, what now?

-2. READI Chicago finds young men likely to be involved in violence, gets them therapy, a job, and a pathway to a real future. It’s hard work. It’s expensive. And it’s effective. Eddie Bocanegra is senior director of READI Chicago at the Heartland Alliance. He joins the podcast this week to explain the program and help us understand the challenges these young men face. Learn more at heartlandalliance.org/readi/.

Feb 02 2020

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Rank #11: 141 Cam Davis, MWRD Commissioner / True Blue Revue Review with Marj Halperin

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020

-1. On Monday, February 3, hundreds of you filled the Athenaeum Theatre for the 2020 get-out-the-vote kickoff. Indivisible Chicago Alliance board member Marj Halperin joins the podcast for a True Blue Revue Review. While the event has passed, opportunities to get involved are still plenty. Find out more at 3states1mission.com.

-2. Last year, former Obama Great Lakes Czar Cam Davis won a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District through an historic write-in campaign. This year, he’s on the ballot again, running for a six-year term. Cam joins the podcast to talk climate change and lake levels, renewable energy, and why we should all care about the District.Indivisible Chicago is not endorsing in this race, but more information about Cam’s campaign can be found at camdavis.org.

Feb 08 2020

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Rank #12: 117 Congressman Chuy Garcia

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

Opening: What do Hong Kong, Kashmir, El Paso and the someday-state of New South Illinois have in common? Tom thinks about borders and ambiguity after reading Joshua Keating’s Slate article, "The Grim Worldview Behind Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Push, the Hong Kong Protests, and the Kashmir Crisis." Find it here http://bit.ly/31ZHJHy.

Segment: This week, a conversation about the current president’s cruel immigration policy, the horror of gun violence, and how the two collided tragically recently in El Paso, a town that holds special meaning to this week’s guest, Congressman Chuy Garcia. Tom and the Congressman talk about immigration, sensible gun policy, how the honeymoon may be over for Mayor Lightfoot, the state of the 2020 presidential race, and more.

Aug 26 2019

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Rank #13: 139 Judicial candidates Brad Trowbridge and Jill Rose Quinn / Marj Halperin

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

-1. Revolution or Restoration? The New York Times double-endorsement articulates the problem — or is it an opportunity? nyti.ms/ICP_NYTendorse

-2. Marj Halperin joins to talk about the True Blue Revue, the kick-off event for the Three States One Mission Campaign. Find out more and register at truebluerevue.com.

-3. Cook County judicial candidates Bradley Trowbridge and Jill Rose Quinn join the podcast for a 101 on Cook County courts and judicial elections. Also, how would their election add some much-needed diversity to the courts? While Indivisible Chicago is not endorsing in these races, you can find out more about Trowbridge’s campaign at bradtrowbridgeforjudge.com. Find out more about Quinn’s campaign at votejillrosequinn.com.

Jan 25 2020

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Rank #14: 138 Best Of the Essays

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020

Each week, host Tom Moss opens the podcast with an opening monologue or essay with topics ranging from the history of impeachment, the rise of authoritarianism, or the time Diana Ross single-handedly stopped a panic in Central Park. This week, a look back on a few of the highlights with guest host, ICP producer Dan Nelson.

_1. Diana Ross saves the day, first aired 7/15/19
_2. Quantifying the deplorables, 4/15/19
_3. Sexism by proxy, 12/2/19
_4. What would Walter Cronkite do?, 11/18/19
_5. Bran Stark for President, 5/27/19
_6. All come to look for America, 11/4/19

Jan 19 2020

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Rank #15: 88 Obama Presidential Center controversy with Jackson Park Watch co-president Margaret Schmid

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Opening: What has Tom missed while he’s been away for a few weeks? Also, meet New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and learn about the “controversy” that rocked her in January.

Interview:: Considering our current situation, many of us get a warm glow remembering the Obama years. Which makes the Obama Foundation's ham-fisted move to put the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, with little public input, so frustrating for the Center’s potential neighbors. Jackson Park Watch co-president Margaret Schmid joins the podcast this week to discuss the situation. Learn more at jacksonparkwatch.org and protectourparks.org

Feb 03 2019

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Rank #16: 137 Favorite Interviews from 2019

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020

A look back on 2019 with a few of Tom’s favorite interviews.

-1. Mara Kiesling, Executive Director and Founder of the National Center for Transgender Equality. From June 3, 2019

-2. Toi Hutchinson, now Senior Advisor to the Governor on Cannabis Control, she was State Senator and one of the architects of the cannabis legalization act that went into effect this year. From September 2, 2019

-3. Representative Lauren Underwood. From March 25, 2019

-4. Tom’s Mom. From July 8, 2019

Jan 12 2020

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Rank #17: 130 Ken Thomas, State Senate Candidate / Jessica Droeger

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019

_1. Jessica Droeger joins to talk about how to stay grounded when so much chaos continues to swirl around us. Tom suggest a radical idea—“radical kindness.” Jessica refers to openprogress.com. The Tom Junod Esquire article Tom mentions is available at bit.ly/ICP_Junod.

_2. Ken Thomas is a young lawyer who is running for State Senate in the 13th District — the seat once held by Kwame Raoul and Barack Obama. This week, he joins the ICP to talk about not just taking on an incumbent, but also eviction court, affordable housing, and the criminal justice system. While the Indivisible Chicago Alliance is not endorsing in this race, more information about Ken’s campaign can be found at kenthomas.org.

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #18: 89 Voter Suppression: a conversation with Oren Jacobson; IC exec director Darcey Regan

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Opening: The history of voter suppression goes back to the beginning and runs through the North as well as the South. Tom highlights an essay in Talking Points Memo by Gregory Downs, which can be found here: bit.ly/ICP_Downs.

Segment 1: Oren Jacobson calls himself a civic entrepreneur. He also recently completed a study analyzing the effects of strict photo identification laws.

Segment 2: Indivisible Chicago executive director Darcey Regan joins the podcast to discuss the new Progressive Principles document. Find the document at indivisiblechicago.com. Also, plan to attend the Mayoral Forum on Tuesday at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan, Wednesday at 6:30. More information available at bit.ly/ICP_MayorConvo.

Feb 10 2019

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Rank #19: 100 Marie Newman, Candidate for Congress in IL-03 / Kirk Robinson

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES AND ACTIONS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

Opening: Poet and professor Kirk Robinson has up-close experience with the shifting sands of higher education. He joins the podcast to share those experiences, as well as mark the occasion of our 100th episode.

Interview: For the second time, Marie Newman is taking on a Democratic incumbent in Illinois’ Third Congressional District. She joins the podcast this week to talk about the race—what’s different this time around and why some are saying she’s a favorite? Find out more or get involved with her campaign at https://www.marienewmanforcongress.com/.

Apr 29 2019

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Rank #20: 95 Lauren Underwood and Indivisible Chicago’s Erika Bachner

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95 Lauren Underwood and Indivisible Chicago’s Erika Bachner

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019

Opening: One thing is for certain: the future is coming. Tom discusses a recent Pew Research Center study that asked Americans what they think life will be like in 2050. It isn’t rosy. [pewrsr.ch/ICP_095]

Segment 1: The freshman class of this congress is the most racially diverse and most female group ever elected, and this week’s guest, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, is among that group. She discusses her questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen, the character of the 14th district, and even the dangers of vaping.

Segment 2: Erika Bachner is a co-founder of the Indivisible Chicago Alliance, co-founder of Indivisible Oak Park Area, and is now a candidate for the River Forest Village Board.

Mar 24 2019

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179 Rachel Blum, How the Tea Party Captured the GOP

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1. Does America need a Truth Commission or would a Works Project do the trick?

2, The Tea Party emerged coincidentally with America's first Black president. Initially promoting libertarian values, they attracted broad swaths of the disaffected, those with libertarian concerns, but also those with isolationist, nationalist, and racist concerns. And then came Trump. Today's guest has researched the Tea Party, how it started, how it ate the Republican party, and where it might go from here. Rachel Blum is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma University and author of *How the Tea Party Captured the GOP: Insurgent Factions in American Politics*, from University of Chicago Press.

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Nov 16 2020

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178 Indivisible Chicago GOTV All-Stars Kathleen Long, Bill Mengebier, and Kathy Tholin

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

1. Celebrating President-elect Biden, and reflections on riding the emotional roller coaster from November 2 to November 7, 2020. While there may be trouble ahead, for today, let's face the music and dance.

2. Three States. One Mission. 1500 volunteers and more than half a million phone calls. We go behind the scenes with Indivisible Chicago's Get-Out-the-Vote All-Stars -- Kathleen Long, Bill Mengebier, and Kathy Tholin.

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Nov 09 2020

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177 Indivisible Chicago Founder Jason Rieger / Ken Davis

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 26, 2020

1. 8 days until voting ends. Do you remember where you were four years ago?

2. Indivisible Chicago founder Jason Rieger on The Last Weekend. Learn more at 3states1mission.com.

3. Chicago media legend and friend of the podcast Ken Davis joins to talk emails and laptops, and life after Trump. Spoiler: One way or the other, he’s not going away.

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Oct 26 2020

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176 Deb Andraca, WI State Assembly candidate / ICA board member Denise Poloyac

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

1. The only thing the GOP oppo research has done so far is demonstrate Joe Biden’s decency. Last week, a Trump aide compared Biden to Mr. Rogers. Yeah? So?

2. After a months-long hiatus, Indivisible Chicago is heading back (safely) to the doors. ICA board member Denise Poloyac joins to discuss. Sign up for canvassing, phone banking, and more at 3states1mission.com.

3. All roads to the White House lead through Wisconsin, but there is also much at stake for the state—and the country—in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Deb Andraca is a candidate in the north Milwaukee suburbs trying to flip that district blue. Learn more and get involved at debforwi.com.

Oct 19 2020

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175 Rep Mike Quigley on Election Security / Rep Jamie Raskin on 12th Amendment Project

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020

_1. What could happen if -- under the terms of the 12th Amendment -- an inconclusive election were to end up before the House of Representatives to decide? Spoiler: nothing good if a majority of states are not represented by a majority of Democratic members. Congressman Jamie Raskin joins to explain. Raskin will keynote a fundraiser on Friday, 10/16, at 6pm CT to support six candidates across the country to ensure the House is in good hands. The event is sponsored by our friends at Indivisible Hawaii. Register here: https://bit.ly/3dngyNJ

_2. Twenty-two days before election day, but 107 days before inauguration, we are prudent to prepare for a contested election. Congressman Mike Quigley from IL05 joins this week to talk about what could go wrong at the polls and what we need to do to get ready.

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Oct 12 2020

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174 29 Days to Get Out the Vote and Protect the Results

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR OCTOBER 5, 2020

_1. We need to stay positive and we need to get out the vote. But we have to be prepared should the president follow through on what he has already said he might do and reject the results of the election. Indivisible Chicago Alliance Executive Director Darcey Regan joins the podcast to discuss contingency planning. To get notifications, visit protecttheresults.com.

_2. With less than a month, it’s all hands on deck. Time to step up, if you haven’t already. Joining to discuss opportunities, with an eye toward Wisconsin this time, Kathleen Long and Laura Tanner, co-leaders Indivisible Evanston and Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar, Sister District Greater Chicago. Sign up for phone banking shifts at 3states1mission.com. Sign up to a poll observer at wisdems.org/voter-protection. Sign up to drive people to the polls at soulstothepollsmke.org.

Oct 05 2020

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173 The Myth of the Imperial Presidency with authors Dino Christenson and Douglas Kriner

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

1. With claims of electoral fraud, a disputed election is thrown to Congress, where Republicans hold a slim edge. The year is 1876, and the compromise that leads to a Rutherford Hayes administration is catastrophic. What can we do to avoid such an outcome in 36 days? Hint: 3states1mission.com.

2. “The Imperial Presidency” is a term coined by Arthur Schlesinger in the 70s to describe the Nixon Administration, though it certainly has currency today. But what role does public opinion play in checking that power? This week, we take a step back from the election, from the Supreme Court fight, to think about how the Presidency works — or fails to — in these times. Dino Christenson is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University and an institute fellow at the Hariri Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. Douglas Kriner is the Clinton Rossiter Professor in American Institutions in the Department of Government at Cornell University. They are co-authors of The Myth of the Imperial Presidency, from University of Chicago Press.

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Sep 28 2020

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172 David Daley, Author of Ratf***ed and Unrigged

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

_1. Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

_2. David Daley spent a year documenting the ways that the Republicans, starting after Obama won election in 2008, set in motion REDMAP, a long-term strategy to win key state legislative victories in time to redraw lines after the 2010 census and secure power, while the Democrats weren’t paying attention. It worked, and his book Ratf**ked documents that part of the story. His next book, Unrigged, published last March, documents how citizens across America fought to take back their Democracy. That fight is just getting started.

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Sep 21 2020

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171 Blue Mondays Pop-up Episode: Protecting the Wisconsin Vote

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

This week, the Return of Blue Mondays with co-hosts Marj Halperin and Tom Moss. This week, Protecting the Vote in Wisconsin.

Guests include:

Renato Mariotti, CNN legal analyst, former federal prosecutor, host of the podcast On Topic, and friend of Indivisible Chicago.

Reverend Greg Lewis, leader of Souls to the Polls, a statewide Wisconsin coalition of faith leaders that mobilizes ministers and their congregations to strengthen the voting power of the Black community. More at soulstothepollsmke.org.

JP Thomas, Regional Voter Protection Director for the Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign. Volunteer to be a poll observer at wisdems.org/voter-protection.

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Blue Mondays is jointly sponsored by Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA), which is registered under 501(c)(4) and the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Political Action Committee, a separate non-profit organization connected to ICA. This program is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Additional sponsors: Blue Beginning and The Hideout.

Sep 15 2020

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170 Blue Mondays #5 - Three States, One Mission: Illinois

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

This week, Marj Halperin and Tom Moss wrap up Blue Mondays with a deep dive into Illinois politics with guest, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood - underwoodforcongress.com.

To discuss the Fair Tax, Anders Lindall, communications co-chair of Vote Yes for Fair Tax - www.YesForFairTax.org

And reporter Dave McKinney, who spent nearly 20 years covering the Illinois Statehouse for the Chicago Sun Times. He’s still on the beat, now for WBEZ.

Special musical guest, Jon Langford.

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Sep 01 2020

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169 Blue Mondays #4 - Three States, One Mission: Wisconsin

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020

As the presidential campaigns approach the post-Labor Day sprint to November, few states loom as large as Wisconsin. This week, Marj Halperin and Tom Moss take a deep dive into the politics of the state that may decide this race.

Ben Wikler, Chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party of Wisconsin wisdems.org/volunteer

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Founding Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, and recently named one of USA Today’s Women of the Century vdlf.org

Paul Kendrick, Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising rustbeltrising.com/

Musical guest, Jon Langford

Volunteer to phone bank today at 3states1mission.com

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Blue Mondays is jointly sponsored by Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA), which is registered under 501(c)(4) and the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Political Action Committee, a separate non-profit organization connected to ICA. This program is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Additional sponsors: Blue Beginning and The Hideout.

Aug 25 2020

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168 Blue Mondays #3 - Three States, One Mission: Michigan

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020

As the Democratic National Convention begins, as some of the polls begin to tighten, Indivisible Chicago’s Blue Mondays continues this week with a deep dive into four Southwest Michigan races.

This week, Marj Halperin and Tom Moss welcome Michigan-6 Congressional candidate Jon Hoadley, who is seeking to unseat a 34-year Congressional incumbent. Learn more at jonhoadley.com.

Also, there is much at stake in the Michigan House of Representatives, and three candidates join the program to explain.

Christine Morse - Running for State Rep in District 61, which includes Kalamazoo County - vote4morse.com

Chokwe Pitchford - Candidate for State Legislature - 79th district, which includes Benton Harbor, St. Joe, and surrounding areas- www.chokwefor79th.org/

Abigail Wheeler - Candidate for State Rep in Michigan’s 66th district - wheelerforthe66th.com

Musical guest: Jeff Tweedy

Volunteer to phone bank today at 3states1mission.com.

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Blue Mondays is jointly sponsored by Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA), which is registered under 501(c)(4) and the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Political Action Committee, a separate non-profit organization connected to ICA. This program is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Additional sponsors: Blue Beginning and The Hideout.

Aug 18 2020

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167 Katie Fahey, Exec Director of The People, featured in Slay the Dragon

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A special edition of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

After the election in 2016, Michigan resident Katie Fahey posted on Facebook to see if anyone was interested in taking on gerrymandering in Michigan. People were interested. Over the next two years, she led the successful fight to end gerrymandering, and is now executive director of The People — thepeople.org. In this special edition of the ICP, Katie shares her story.

Katie will also be present at an Indivisible Chicago event on Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Sign-up for our virtual Zoom movie theater on Sunday, August 23, as we come together starting at 4:00 to watch what Variety called “the most important political film of the year," Slay the Dragon. Immediately following the film, at 6:00, Katie Fahey, will join us for a panel discussion, along with Ratf**ed author, David Daley, and the film's Ruth Greenwood, a leader in the ongoing fight against voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin.

More information and sign up at bit.ly/ICP_SLAY

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Aug 15 2020

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166 Blue Mondays #2, Four Reporters, Three States, Two Co-hosts, One Livestream

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020

Indivisible Chicago's Blue Mondays continues this week as Marj Halperin and I welcome four journalists to discuss the political landscape across the Three States, One Mission area.

Monroe Anderson is a political analyst and journalist who’s written for Triibe, the Defender, Newsweek, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Tribune. He is currently featured on the Ben Joravsky podcast every Wednesday.

Malachi Barnett is Public Interest Reporter at MLive Media Group, and knows well the political landscape of Michigan

Shia Kapos is a reporter for POLITICO and author of POLITICO's Illinois Playbook, the most indispensable morning newsletter for influencers in Illinois government and politics.

Dan Simmons, a Wisconsin State Journal reporter, writes extensively on Wisconsin politics.

Musical guest: Michael McDermott. Find Michael’s music at michael-mcdermott.com.

All proceeds from the event supports the GoFundMe set up by the Hideout to keep their staff paid until they can reopen. Donations made during the musical segment go directly to the musical guest.

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Blue Mondays is jointly sponsored by Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA), which is registered under 501(c)(4) and the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Political Action Committee, a separate non-profit organization connected to ICA. This program is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Additional sponsors: Blue Beginning and The Hideout.

Aug 11 2020

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165 Blue Mondays #1, Electoral Politics and the Pursuit of Racial Justice

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020

When your grandchildren ask you what you did to protect democracy in the Trump era, what will you say? For ideas, check out Blue Mondays, where you'll learn more about what you need to know, AND DO, now that the election is mere moments away. Every Monday in August -- there are five of them this year -- Marj Halperin and Tom Moss will host a LIVE show at The Hideout's virtual performance space -- hideoutchicago.online. The audio recording of that show will appear as an episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast.

The inaugural episode was recorded on Monday night, August 3, and focused on electoral politics and the pursuit of racial justice.

This week's guests:

Christian Perry, a community organizer with Black Millennial Renaissance, www.blackmillennialrenaissance.com/
Ashley Perkins, Nonviolence Training Coordinator and Lead Trainer at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, www.nonviolencechicago.org/
Angela Lang, Executive Director, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities in Milwaukee, WI, www.blocbybloc.org/

All proceeds from the event supports the GoFundMe set up by the Hideout to keep their staff paid until they can reopen. Donations made during the musical segment go directly to musical guest Melody Angel.

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Blue Mondays is jointly sponsored by Indivisible Chicago Alliance (ICA), which is registered under 501(c)(4) and the Indivisible Chicago Alliance Political Action Committee, a separate non-profit organization connected to ICA. This program is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Additional sponsors: Blue Beginning and The Hideout.

Aug 04 2020

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164 Michigan organizer Joey Andrews / WI State Rep Robyn Vining

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR JULY 27, 2020

1. Eight hundred years ago, “law and order” didn’t mean to King John of England what it meant to Richard Nixon or what it means to Donald Trump. How did “law and order” go from the language of rebellion to the language of racism and reactionaries?

2. Joey Andrews is organizing for political candidates in southwest Michigan, and he joins the podcast this week to talk about the political landscape there and exactly why we should care. And more important, what we can do to help.

3. State Assembly Representative Robyn Vining is running for re-election in a district she won last time by just 132 votes, and Indivisible Chicago has been phone banking for her to help ensure the margin is far greater this time around. Learn more about her campaign at www.robynforwi.com and follow her on Instagram at @robynvining.

Jul 27 2020

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163 Andrew Koppelman, Gay Rights v. Religious Liberty

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020

1. Remembering John Lewis.

2. Since 1988, Northwestern Law professor Andrew Koppelman has been arguing that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. It took a while, but last month, the US Supreme Court finally agreed. Professor Koppelman is theJohn Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern University. His latest book is Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty: An Unnecessary Conflict, from Oxford Press. The article mentioned in the interview is available here: bit.ly/3fIitwD

Jul 20 2020

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162 Chief Mktg Officer of Chicago, Michael Fassnacht / Christine Morse for MI-61

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INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR JULY 13, 2020

1. With pressure mounting to take down the statues of the Confederacy, it’s worth considering why these monuments were put up in the first place.

2. Michael Fassnact was CEO of the advertising firm Foote Cone and Belding until late 2019 when he started doing ad hoc work with the city. On April 1, 2020, he was named Chief Marketing Officer of the City of Chicago. Over a remarkably successful career, Fassnacht has worked on developing brand trust in the public and private sector. His latest challenge, the brand of Chicago and its mayor.

3. Christine Morse is running for state representative in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, a race that is part of Indivisible Chicago’s effort to help our friends in Michigan and Wisconsin flip their legislatures blue. Find out more at vote4morse.com. Sign up to help at 3states1mission.com

Jul 13 2020

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161 Chris Patterson from Nonviolence Chicago / Chokwe Pitchford for MI-79

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1. 3states1mission.com returns! Chokwe Pitchford is a candidate for Michigan State Rep. He joins from his home in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to discuss the campaign, his community, and why this is such an important race. Learn more at chokwefor79th.org. Sign up to phone bank for Chokwe’s campaign and many others at 3states1mission.com. Remember when you said you’d do anything to defeat Trump? Well?

2. When there is a shooting on the West Side, members of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago show up to mediate, deescalate, and work with the victims family. As we work to imagine better ways of addressing gun violence and public, it must include programs like this. Senior Director of Programs and Policy Chris Patterson joins this week to discuss this effort, which is built on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more and get involved at nonviolencechicago.org.

Jun 29 2020

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160 Kim Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney / Jon Hoadley for Congress MI-06

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1. Public opinion can be static for years, and then something changes. That’s what happened with public opinion support for gay marriage—support was static for years, and then, one day, things changed. Similarly, over the past few weeks, public opinion for Black Lives Matter has shifted dramatically. Can we now imagine real change in race relations in America?

2. In 2016, Kim Foxx ran for State’s Attorney against an incumbent who had drawn criticism in the wake of the Laquan McDonald murder. This year, she won her bid for re-election after a bitter primary campaign. The Indivisible Chicago Alliance endorsed her in this race. And then came the pandemic, and then the George Floyd murder and subsequent outpouring of grief and rage. This week, the State’s Attorney joins the podcast to discuss the events of the past several weeks, as well as her record of criminal justice reform over the last four years.

3. Jon Hoadley is running for Congress in southwest Michigan, one of the campaigns Indivisible Chicago is supporting as part of our Three States, One Mission campaign. An openly gay candidate, this week, he returns to the podcast to discuss last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the rights of LGBTQ employees. Learn more about his campaign at jonhoadley.com. Join the campaign’s Summer of Action kickoff on July 9 at https://bit.ly/3dlNt3J.

Jun 22 2020

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