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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


44 - Here's to 2019

It's a new year, and Jaye ushers in 2019 with thoughts on the government shutdown, advice for the Democratic Party regarding the 2020 presidential election, and a read on Vice President Mike Pence. What makes Pence worse than Trump, and why would a Pence presidency be worse for the United States than Trump remaining in office?

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Cain, Aine. 2018. “Inside the Trump-Endorse Marriage of Mike Pence, Who Calls His Wife ‘Mother’ and Refuses to Dine With Other Women.” Business Insider. February 22.

Cross, Lauren. 2017. “Pence Rejects East Chicago’s Request for Emergency Declaration.” The Times of Northwest Indiana. January 18.

Cross, Lauren. 2018. “HUD: East Chicago Disregarded HUD Policies, Failed to Evaluate, Remove Contamination for Housing Projects in Superfund Site.” The Times of Northwest Indiana. January 22.

D’Antonio, Michael, and Peter Eisner. 2018. The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Ewing, Walter, Martinez, Daniel E., and Ruben G. Rumbaut. 2015. “The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States.” American Immigration Council. July 13.

Green, Lloyd. 2018. “Mike Pence: Power, Religion and America’s ‘Shadow President.’” The Guardian. August 28.

Kaltwasser, Jared. 2018. “Early Intervention Could Have Prevented Indiana’s HIV Outbreak.” MD Magazine. September 27.

“Lead Poisoning.” Healthline.

“Lead Poisoning and Health.” World Health Organization. August 23, 2018.

Mahler, Jonathan, and Dirk Johnson. 2016. “Mike Pence’s Journey: Catholic Democrat to Evangelical Republican.” The New York Times. July 20.

Mayer, Jane. 2017. “The Danger of President Pence.” The New Yorker. October 23.

Morlin, Bill. 2018. “Study Shows Two-Thirds of US Terrorism Tied to Right-Wing Extremists.” Southern Poverty Law Center. September 12.

Nowrasteh, Alex. 2015. “Immigration and Crime – What the Research Says.” Cato Institute. July 14.

Salas-Wright, Christopher P., Vaughn, Michael G., Schwartz, Seth J., and David Cordova. 2016. “An ‘Immigrant Paradox’ for Adolescent Externalizing Behavior? Evidence from a National Sample.” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. January, 51:1, pp. 27-37.

Stack, Liam. 2016. “Mike Pence and ‘Conversion Therapy’: A History.” The New York Times. November 30.

Stark, Kevin. 2018. “How Pollution Seeped Into the Lives of East Chicago Residents.” WBEZ 91.5 Chicago. June 17.

Thrasher, Steven W. 2018. “Mike Pence is Still to Blame for an HIV Outbreak in Indiana – but for New Reasons.” The Nation. October 4.

Twohey, Megan. 2016. “Mike Pence’s Response to HIV Outbreak: Prayer, Then a Change of Heart.” The New York Times. August 7.

Walsh, Joan. 2017. “Why Mike Pence is Worse than Donald Trump.” The Nation. August 22.


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