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Smart Citizen

23 EpisodesProduced by Emily BoseWebsite

Empowering Americans to understand their system of government and use their voice in the process. Support this podcast:

23 Episodes | 2020

3 Ways to Be a Smart Citizen During the Holidays (with your kids)

December 21st, 2020


Three ways to be a Smart Citizen and invest in your community during the holiday season. Plus, ways to get your kids involved in community and being …

How Does the Presidential Election Work?

December 10th, 2020


A quick overview of the process for the US Presidential Election.  

Hosted by Emily Bose 

You can find the infographic here:

We Voted in the 2020 Election...Now What?

November 30th, 2020


We voted in the general election on November 3rd, but there are still many ways to engage and stay connected to what's happening in our local communities.

Learn more on our website

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Make a Plan to Vote

October 30th, 2020


We're almost there! Election Day is in less than a week away and it is more important than ever to make a plan to vote and then actually go do it.   

To learn more about Mail-In Voting specifically - check out my video …

Mental Health Advocacy on City Council - Interview with Michael Berlucchi

October 29th, 2020


Our conversation with Michael Berlucchi, incumbent Virginia Beach City Council Candidate, Rose Hall District. We discussed the importance of mental health in the broader community, equality & fairness, transparency, …

Should Every Student Go to College? Joanna Moran Interview

October 29th, 2020


Our conversation with Joanna Moran, candidate for Virginia Beach School Board, Rose Hall district. You can learn more about Jessica at

Do Teachers Have a School Discipline Toolkit? Interview with Jessica Owens

October 27th, 2020


Our conversation with Jessica Owens, incumbent Virginia Beach School Board candidate, Rose Hall district. Learn more about Jessica at

Does Jody Wagner Support Defunding the Police? Jody Wagner Interview

October 26th, 2020


Our conversation with Virginia Beach Mayoral candidate Jody Wagner. We discuss economic development, flood mitigation, police reform, and more! You …

Five Fast FAQ About Mail-In Voting in 2020

October 24th, 2020


Tune in for 5 Fast FAQ about mail-in voting in 2020. The deadlines listed here are specific to Virginia, but the information should be applicable no …

Do City Council Decisions Work for Young Families? Jessica Abbott Interview

October 23rd, 2020


Our conversation with Jessica Abbott, incumbent Virginia Beach City Council candidate, Kempsville District. We discussed flood mitigation, public transportation, how City Council really works, and so much more! You can …

What is City Council doing for SWAM Businesses? Interview with Sabrina Wooten

October 22nd, 2020


Our conversation with Sabrina Wooten, incumbent Virginia Beach City Council candidate, Centerville District. We discussed SWAM businesses, flood …

A Developer's Perspective on City Council - Garry Hubbard Interview

October 21st, 2020


Our conversation with Garry Hubbard, candidate for Virginia Beach City Council, Rose Hall District. We talked about development, infrastructure, flooding, and more! Learn more about Garry here:

Is the School Board Transparent? Interview with Victoria Manning

October 21st, 2020


Our conversation with Victoria Manning, incumbent candidate for Virginia Beach School Board. We talk about School Board transparency, grading …

What is the City Council Doing for You? - Rosemary Wilson Interview

October 20th, 2020


Our conversation with Rosemary Wilson, incumbent Virginia Beach City Council Candidate, At Large. We talked about the Transatlantic high-speed cable, new companies coming to Virginia Beach, COVID-19 response, and how …

Are Teacher's Perspectives Heard? - Interview with Beverly Anderson

October 19th, 2020


Our conversation with Beverly Anderson, incumbent School Board Candidate - At Large. We discussed the importance of all day kindergarten, the …

Are We Keeping Everyone Safe? - Interview with Lauren Logan

October 18th, 2020


Join our interview with Lauren Logan, candidate for Virginia Beach School Board, At Large. We discuss the School Board's plans for COVID-19 phase …

Building Resilience Through Adversity - Interview with Jen Franklin

October 16th, 2020


Our conversation with Jen Franklin - candidate for the Virginia Beach School Board, Kempsville District. We talked about building resilience through …

Experienced Teacher Runs for Re-Election - Interview with Trenace Riggs

October 16th, 2020


Our interview with Trenace Riggs, incumbent Virginia Beach School Board Candidate - Centerville. We discussed the role of the School Board, teacher …

Is The School Board Really Diverse? Interview with Luis Cortes

October 16th, 2020


Join us for an interview with Luis Cortes, School Board Candidate for the Centerville District. 

You can learn more about Luis Cortes here:

Sustainability on City Council - Interview with Nadine Paniccia

October 12th, 2020


Join our conversation with Nadine Paniccia, Virginia Beach City Council At Large Candidate. We had a wide-ranging conversation covering storm water sustainability, government transparency, local election reform, and …

IT Pro Runs for School Board - Interview with Matthias Paul Telkamp

October 8th, 2020


Interview with Virginia Beach School Board (At Large) Candidate Matthias Paul Telkamp.

We discuss:

  • Critical IT infrastructure lacking in our schools

How to Prepare to Vote

October 6th, 2020


How do Smart Citizen's vote? 

What do you do with the sample ballots arriving in the mail? Can you create a plan or strategy for voting? 

We review the sample ballot for Virginia Beach, talk about creating a voting …

What is a Smart Citizen?

October 4th, 2020


Is local government important?

Does your vote matter? Are there ways to be prepared for local elections? Let's find out together!

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