podcast politics green party

Jo'Nathan Kingfisher of the Wisconsin Green Party | YDHTY, Episode 77

One of the things I've learned speaking with minor party candidates and activists is the number of issues they bring to the table that would be popular with voters if Americans ever got the chance to hear them. Issues such as the decriminalization of marijuana, criminal justice reform, and ending...
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podcast economy

How to Make Towns More Sustainable | Chuck Marohn | StrongTowns.org

Of the pandemic's many casualties, the fiscal state of America's cities and towns has been chief among them. In a report put out by the National League of Cities last year, cities, towns, and villages across America are predicted to see a collective budget shortfall of over $200 billion over the...
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electoral reform ranked choice voting

Ranked Choice Voting In Florida | YDHTY, Episode 72

In the past election cycle, ranked choice voting gained national attention for its use in Maine and ballot initiatives to bring it to the states of Massachusetts and Alaska. The next few episodes of YDHTY will feature people across the country looking to implement this process at the local level. ...
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podcast politics electoral reform ballot access

How Ballot Access Laws Hurt Third Party Candidates | Richard Winger | YDHTY, EP. 70

Of all the things that make a viable candidate, being able to actually cast a ballot for said candidate is probably the most important characteristic. With each state having its own set of rules around how candidates can qualify for battle access, minor parties and independent candidates looking to...
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podcast politics two party system electoral reform economy

Steven Hill | Rebuilding America with the Lessons of Europe | YDHTY, EPisode 67

A recurring theme in the last two presidential election cycles has been the concept of bringing America back to a former state of greatness that has since been lost. Whether in Trump's "Make America Great Again" or Biden's much less catchy "Build Back Better" (sorry - but Trump, for his faults,...
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podcast politics 2020 election

What People Don't Understand About the MAGA Movement | YDHTY, Episode 66

This week, John King's Magic Wall saw its shadow, giving us a few more weeks of election season before declaring an official winner to the 2020 Presidential Race. In a normal year, things like a slow economy and a pandemic would be blamed on the incumbent, and the challenger would coast to an easy...
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podcast politics economy

How Democrats Can Win Back the Working Class | Liam O'Mara | Democratic Candidate for CA-42 | YDHTY, Episode 65

Liam O'Mara is not your typical anything. Growing up in a working class, union household, Liam worked jobs such as a longshoreman and a fry cook in his 20s before deciding, at age 30, to be the first person in his family to go to college, and then deciding to go on to earn his PhD in history and...
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podcast politics two party system

Steve Cox, Independent Candidate for CA-39 | Episode 64

YDHTY is the first to kick-off coverage of the 2022 midterms with Steve Cox - a candidate running as an independent for House of Representatives in California's 39th congressional district. In addition to having extensive and wide-ranging policy positions on his site, VoteForCox.com, Steve also...
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podcast politics 2020 election

Is Voter Fraud a Real Problem? | YDHTY, Episode 62

Up until 2020, the question leading up to most presidential elections is, "Who's going to win?" This year, the most important question seems to be, will people be able to agree on who the winner is? Most of the doubt around the outcome of the election comes from questions around the prevalence of...
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podcast politics proportional representation two party system electoral reform ranked choice voting

Californians for Electoral Reform | YDHTY - EPISODE 62

Since 1993, Californians for Electoral Reform (CFER) has been working to bring about ranked choice voting and proportional representation to the state, seeing their first victories in Northern California in the late 90's and early 2000's. This week, CFER co-presidents Steve Chessin and Kevin Sabo...
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