Thursday, February 28, 2013

2Political Episode 83


2Political Podcast Episode 83 is now available. You can listen to it or download it from the podcast site, You can leave comments there as well as download or listen to any episode (you can access the five most recent episodes from the list on the right side of my blog).

So far, the new recording schedule is going pretty well! We begin today with Jason's trip to the Open Day at the Library of Congress—and to a real estate open house.

When we begin talking about current events and politics, we talk first about C. Everett Koop. Then, we move on to the sequester. Then it's on to the Republicans and their obsession with destroying democracy. Charter schools—clearly one of Arthur's pet peeves—also gets a look in. All of that leads us to talk about instant runoff voting, of all things (Arthur suggests watching the video in the links—it explains it much more clearly than he says he did). While it wasn't the best explanation, the system nevertheless could be part of the way forward.

Please leave a comment (anyone's welcome—agree or disagree!), or you can ring the 2Political Comment line on 206-350-3982.

Links for this episode:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born February 25, 1841
Tex Avery was born February 26, 1908
The Alternative Vote Explained – C. G. P. Grey’s video that Arthur recommended
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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