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Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting and politics works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.
 
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Down Ballot

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Down Ballot

Matthew Moore

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People tend to pay attention to politics when there's a heated Presidential election happening. But what about all of those other names and items, just a little bit lower on the ballot? Down Ballot is a podcast that discusses government and politics on a local level.
 
If you’re slogging through a California ballot packet, we’re here to help! We’ll be posting pro-con debates on high-stakes ballot propositions, interviews with candidates for offices that will shape the politics of the state, and special reports on everything from voting rules to money in politics. Subscribe with Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, or by pasting this link into any podcast player.
 
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Go Behind The Ballot

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Go Behind The Ballot

Claire Campos O'Neal and Nichole Abshire

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Go Behind the Ballot is a podcast that asks questions and seeks answers about our political system. We engage with issue experts, political candidates and officeholders. We walk alongside our listeners who ask questions like ‘Why does our government run this way?’ and ‘What can regular folks do to have their voice heard?’ and ‘What do our politicians do anyway?’ and ‘How do taxes work?’ and ‘Who decides what happens in our schools?’ Co-hosts Claire Campos-O’Neal and Nichole Abshire, two Texa ...
 
In the digital era, information and the social media platforms used to spread it have become weapons of choice for those seeking to short circuit American democracy. Yahoo News' new weekly podcast Bots & Ballots explores the intersection of politics and technology as told by those in Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley trying to prevent a repeat of the infiltration of the 2016 presidential election. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Never Mind the Ballots is a podcast tackling the biggest political issues in Bristol. The show is hosted by Bristol Live's politics editor, Esme Ashcroft, who will be joined by a different politician and member of the public each week. Each episode will address stories from the past week, with guests offering their opinions and values.
 
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We attended the Women and the Future of Democracy event at the LBJ Library and felt so connected to the speakers and women around the world more broadly. We discuss our most sobering and valuable takeaways. You can watch the stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qxUpzbmQms The panelists and moderators were compelling, accomplished women who…
 
Italy held snap general elections on 25th September which saw a victory for its 'centre-right' coalition of parties. Chief among these was the radical right Brothers of Italy party led by presumptive PM Giorgia Meloni, who managed to triumph over a divided centre-left. We discuss what the origins and ideology of the new rightist government and the …
 
This week's episode looks back at the results from last weekend’s snap General Election in Italy which has likely resulted in their first female Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni. As Italy prepares for a new right-wing government, Sam and Chern discuss the dynamics of the race and the performance of the main blocs. How were the right able to dominate …
 
Voter suppression is a very real and apparent issue nationwide. What is being done to combat this, and who are the people at the forefront of making voting easier for voters? The League of Women Voters Austin Area (LWVAA) is a nonpartisan grassroots organization that aims to protect and expand voting rights in the United States. Today's guest is Me…
 
https://youtu.be/7B3PTuADIHQ Join us as we discuss our reactions to CNN’s documentary ‘Deep in the Pockets of Texas’. We share our thoughts about the state of Texas politics and how two Texas billionaires can account for so much of the shift to the right in Texas. We explore how different parts of the documentary clearly illustrated the path to whe…
 
Attention Mentions: Chris: The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy by Philip S. Gorski and Samuel L. Perry Claire: Dopesick on Hulu Nichole: The Bachelorette on ABC and Hulu http://christackettnow.com/ There’s big money behind the Texas Far Right, and it was Chris Tackett who exposed it. In this conv…
 
This week's episode looks ahead to two upcoming elections in the Americas – the National Assembly election in the Canadian state of Quebec, and the General Election in Brazil. In Quebec, Francois Legault is heading for a second term of majority Government for his Coalition Avenir Quebec party. What has been the key to the party’s rapid rise prior t…
 
Sweden’s general election on 11th September produced a knife edge result which saw the right-wing bloc of the centre-right parties and the radical right Sweden Democrats win a small majority. The election marks the final incorporation of the Swedish Democrats into the party system and the breakdown of the cordon sanitaire around them. Follow us on …
 
Join us as we take a look back at what we’ve learned so far about the state of public education in Texas. If you’ve joined us on this journey you’ll hear call backs to some of our favorite and most mind-blowing moments. If you’re new to our podcast, you can use this as a guide for what to listen for in our fascinating, wide-ranging conversations wi…
 
Working in public service has its challenges but knowing that you’re making a positive impact on the lives of many is more than rewarding. Joining us today is Rep. James Talarico, the Youngest Member of the Texas House. In this episode, he shares his journey to serving in public office and how his mother served as his inspiration. In his chat with …
 
This week's episode dissects the results of last weekend’s Swedish General Election and looks ahead to the upcoming parliamentary election in Latvia. In Sweden, Magdalena Andersson has resigned as Prime Minister and it is expected that a new centre-right Government will be forming after their narrow win. What will the eventual government look like,…
 
Articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/04/18/privatization-of-public-education-gaining-ground/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/magazine/have-we-lost-sight-of-the-promise-of-public-schools.html Clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that Nichole mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skH-evRRwlo Claire and Nichole read t…
 
Attention Mentions: Laura: The First Lady on Showtime Claire: Now and Then Podcast Nichole: Leave No Trace on Hulu Laura’s organizations: https://justfundittx.org https://texaseducatorsvote.com https://tamsatx.org Laura Subrin Yeager’s experience in policy work dovetailed perfectly into her public education advocacy. She saw an issue in her child’s…
 
This week's episode examines Liz Truss’s election as Conservative Party leader and her new Cabinet, as well as previewing the upcoming the Italian General Election. As the UK mourns the loss of Her Majesty the Queen, they are also experiencing the first week of the Liz Truss premiership after she defeated former Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Who are some…
 
*This episode was recorded before the news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II* Chileans voted overwhelmingly against a new draft of the constitution last weekend.This vote comes after a long process of social protests followed by fascinating political change in one of Latin America’s most prosperous countries and one of the most solid democracies…
 
Join us as we dish about our experience attending the Smith Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Del Valle ISD. We saw first-hand what incredible facilities can be built when communities support school bond ballot measures. Nichole shares her appreciation for the school’s thoughtful design from the eye of an educator. Claire explains what t…
 
Attention Mentions: Dr. Annette Tielle: Touring through new campuses has her attention Claire: Stitcher, the podcast app (she’s obsessed!) Nichole: Lifetime movies that have been uploaded to YouTube so she can safely have some melodrama in her life Go behind the ballot with us as we have an enlightening conversation with Dr. Annette Tielle, the sup…
 
This week's episode looks ahead to this weekend’s Swedish General Election where Magdalena Andersson is hoping to lead her Social Democratic Party to a third term. Sam and Chern assess the chances and campaigns of each of the major parties and discuss what form the eventual government may take after the results come in. Has Andersson been able to r…
 
Angola elected its President and National Assembly on 24th August. Although the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) won again, this was the closest election since Angola’s independence from Portugal in 1975. Previous elections had seen a landslide victory for the MPLA and long term president José Eduardo dos Santos, who had…
 
Connect with Andru Ballota: @andru-ballota www.andruballota.com twitter.com/AndruBallota instagram.com/aballota mixcloud.com/AndruBallota/ tinyurl.com/Airborneradio play.spotify.com/artist/7ptqPIUtY…&utm_medium=open #AirborneRadio 091 Tracklist Space Motion - Epic Resurrection (Original Mix) [Space Motion Records] Saison - Drop It (Extended Mix) [T…
 
Join us as we discuss Claire’s experience testifying before the Texas Legislature Public Education Committee. She informs us about the invited testimony that took place during the day and then the public testimony that lasted late into the night. Claire shares how different stakeholders handled themselves and what you can expect from the process if…
 
Attention Mentions: Patti Everitt: she's really paying attention to the importance of teachers Claire: Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-wives Edition on Bravo and Peacock Nichole: Fair Play, a documentary on Apple+ Go behind the ballot with us for this information-packed episode with Patti Everitt who knows all things charter schools. She has…
 
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/08/08/texas-school-choice-legislation/ Join us as we discuss the Texas Tribune article titled ‘Texas Republicans are trying to sell school choice measures, but rural conservatives aren’t buying’. We share our thoughts about the article and discuss the implications of what we’ve learned so far about the state of pub…
 
Go behind the ballot with us as we learn from Dr. Audrey Young who serves in District 8 on the Texas State Board of Education. She walks us through the challenges and rewards of serving in a small district of around 250 students versus the state board where she has almost 2 million constituents. We discuss the necessity of teamwork and commitment e…
 
Kenya held general elections on 9th August to a plethora of positions including its presidency. This contest was won narrowly by William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance, in a victory which is now being tested. We're joined by Dr. Fred Ajwang of Kings College London to dive into the world of Kenyan politics, a world of clientelism, ethnic vot…
 
https://www.facebook.com/TBCEDUCO/videos/763877027740278 Join us as we share our thoughts on Candace Hunter’s Teacher Bootcamp. We watch Candace in action and see how she instructs teachers with encouragement and expertise. We learn how she translates her best practices from in-person instruction to virtual instruction. We recognize how watching he…
 
Attention Mentions: Candace: Blinkist, a learning app Claire: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg and Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons on Hulu Nichole: Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet on Netflix Instagram: @hunterforaisd Facebook: @hunterforaisd Website: https://hunterforaisd.wixsite.com/my-site Join us as we talk to Candace Hunter about …
 
What is a green party? Where do they do best and who supports them? We look at this ever more relevant party family and break down their ideology, origins and supporters. From the Nordics to Mexico to New Zealand, this is a truly global guide to the greens! Please do rate and subscribe wherever you're listening and follow us on twitter @ballotworld…
 
This week's episode looks at the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, and takes a closer look at how the race to replace Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister has unfolded. In Sri Lanka, Gotobaya Rajapaska has resigned but the political and economic unrest continues. Can Ranil Wickremesinghe restore trust in the political system and begin to solve t…
 
Go behind the curtain with us as we discuss our experience attending a Public Education Townhall hosted by Rep. Vikki Goodwin. We watched her in action as she led a panel with Round Rock ISD Trustee and Vice President Tiffanie Harrison and Education Advocate Laura Yeager. Tiffanie Harrison provided a glimpse into the pressures facing Round Rock ISD…
 
Join us as we introduce ourselves and what you can expect from our show. We aim to demystify Texas politics one issue at a time. Mondays will be our interview episodes with experts in the field. Thursdays will be our reaction conversations. We begin with a Public Education series that explores the current state of education from the viewpoint of va…
 
On July 26th Tunisian’s voted in favour of a Constitutional Referendum that many suggest is largely a power grab by current president Kais Saied. This referendum was marked by very low turnout (a little over 30%), but a very high percentage of “Yes” votes among those who participated (94%). The opposition boycotted the referendum. Was this constitu…
 
Attention Mentions: Rep. Goodwin: While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams Claire: The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler Nichole: The Martha Mitchell Effect on Netflix; Usher Tiny Desk Concert by NPR and available on YouTube; The Bear on FX and streamed on Hulu Texas Representative Vikki Goodwin: https://vikkigoodwin.com https://www.facebook.com/Vikk…
 
Connect with Andru Ballota: @andru-ballota www.andruballota.com twitter.com/AndruBallota instagram.com/aballota mixcloud.com/AndruBallota/ tinyurl.com/Airborneradio play.spotify.com/artist/7ptqPIUtY…&utm_medium=open #AirborneRadio 090 Tracklist 1. Kx5 Feat Hayla- Escape (John Summit Extended Mix) [Mau5trap] 2. Chicane - Offshore (Kryder Extended Re…
 
This week's very special face-to-face episode looks back at last weekend’s Upper House elections in Japan and the downfall of Boris Johnson ahead of his pending resignation as Prime Minister. In Japan, amidst the fallout from Shinzo Abe’s assassination, Fumio Kishida’s LDP and allies now hold super majorities in both houses. Was the assassination a…
 
We're concluding our countdown of the world's electoral systems, this week looking at the top three. Who will come out on top? Which electoral system will be known for all time as the incontrovertible best? Tune in to find out. Follow us on twitter @ballotworld and please rate and subscribe wherever you're listening.…
 
This week's episode turns Sam and Chern’s attention to the United States, reviewing the 2021-22 term of the Supreme Court and taking an early look at this year’s midterms. As a seismic and consequential term for the Supreme Court comes to an end, this episode discusses the trends of the decisions and the behaviour of the justices. What are the stan…
 
This week we're embarking on an epic mission to settle once and for all what the best electoral system is. We survey a wide range of the systems in use and discuss their pros and cons, working our way up from worst to best. This week we get from the block vote all the way up to the single transferable vote, before leaving you in suspense for our to…
 
This week's episode looks back at two European election results – the French legislative assembly and the state election in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Juan Manuel Moreno and his Andalusian Peoples Party won a stunning majority and topped the polls for only the second time. How did the centre-right win in this traditionally leftist region? And…
 
This week we're catching up on two second rounds from elections we've looked at in the past few weeks. First, we return to Colombia, where Andres has been reporting on the ground, to hear about Petro's narrow victory. Then we go back to France where Macron's bloc looses its parliamentary majority, throwing the 5th republic into uncharted waters. We…
 
Bonjour! We're back in France taking a look at the first round of the French legislative elections that are following hot on the heels of Macron's reelection as President. We're unpacking where NUPE came from and why its posed such a danger to Macron, as well as the behaviour of the other parties and alliances in this contest. Because it's the Ball…
 
This week's episode looks at the new frontbenches in Australia as Albanese’s Cabinet is sworn in, and Peter Dutton begins his tenure as the leader of the Liberal Party. Sam and Chern dissect appointments and look into what portfolios suggest about the policy focus of the two parties. Were there any surprises in Albanese’s Cabinet? Will they regret …
 
Connect with Andru Ballota: @andru-ballota www.andruballota.com twitter.com/AndruBallota instagram.com/aballota mixcloud.com/AndruBallota/ tinyurl.com/Airborneradio play.spotify.com/artist/7ptqPIUtY…&utm_medium=open #AirborneRadio 089 Tracklist 1. Pantheon & The Journey - Run (Extended Mix) [Interfonic] 2. Franky Wah feat. Clementine Douglas - Surr…
 
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