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Potstirrer Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more


40 - 2018 Midterms: Taking Back the Vote

The 2018 midterm elections are here! In this episode, Jaye talks midterm predictions, the Voting Rights Act, millennials and Gen Z, and voter suppression. Jaye also discusses a major think tank responsible for the current Republican agenda, and which supplies the manpower behind GOP presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. Why does this organization have a vested interest in subverting democracy? Can the American people overcome the anti-democratic measures of right-wing politicians and save this country? Listen for more!

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Arthur, Rob, and Allison McCann. 2018. "How the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act Led to Hundreds of Closed Polls." Vice. October 16. (November 4, 2018)

Brophy, Alfred L. "Guinn v. United States (1915)." The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (November 04, 2018)

Berman, Ari. 2011. "The GOP War on Voting." Rolling Stone. August 30. (November 4, 2018)

Foner, Eric. 2018. "South Carolina’s Forgotten Black Political Revolution." Slate. January 31. (November 4, 2018)

"Forecasting the Race for the House." FiveThirtyEight. (November 1, 2018)

"Forecasting the Race for the Senate." FiveThirtyEight. November 1, 2018)

Kao, Emilie. 2018. "How Religious Freedom Erodes, One Step at a Time." The Heritage Foundation. August 7. (November 4, 2018)

Mahler, Jonathan. 2018. "How One Conservative Think Tank is Stocking Trump's Government." The New York Times. June 20. (November 4, 2018)

Onion, Rebecca. 2013. "Take the Impossible 'Literacy' Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s." Slate. June 28. (November 4, 2018)

"Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Was Included on the List The Heritage Foundation Helped Compile." 2018. The Heritage Foundation. August 31. (November 4, 2018)

Weyrich, Paul."'I Don't Want Everybody to Vote.'" August 1980. (November 4, 2018)


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