Tag Archives: rural-urban divide

So you live in the city-SMSL012



The interviewer becomes the interviewee.  Kyler askes Jessica what life is like in a big metropolitan area, especially one as spread out as Los Angeles.  They discuss a variety of topics; from raising kids to safety and diversity.

Jessica follows up with Kyler about a couple of things regarding technology and WiFi.

Next month, we’ll be back talking about a current topic.


So you live in the country-SMSL011



Jessica and Kyler turn on each other… well to interview.  This month we try something different.  Kyler’s busy schedule has opened an opportunity for the siblings to interview each other about their respective lifestyles.  In part one, Jessica asks Kyler what is like to live in the country?  Where do you buy clothes? How do your kids trick-r-treat?  What are the benefits and challenges of living in a small community?

Next time the tables will turn and Jessica will speak on living in a large city.


Gun rights Pt 3- SMSL010



Kyler and Jessica are back to wrap up what they’ve learned from their conversations on gun rights and gun control.  They seem to agree that the problem is of course once again bigger than the weapons themselves.  The Parkland, Florida students have successfully made the issue something our representatives must answer to.  So now the questions is – what happens next?  Will we see this issue taken up by those running in November?


Where do you get your NEWS?- SMSL007



Jessica and Kyler ask a small group of people about where they get their news.  Our hosts assumed that your age might determine where you find out about current events.  So they decided to ask the same questions to three age groups: those in their 20’s,  30-40’s, and 50 and above.  Take a listen to see how Twitter, fake news, and a free press all shape the group’s thinking of the media.


Taxes and Death- SMSL002



For their pilot podcast Jessica and Kyler seek to find out what people think about the tax bill the Republicans are pushing through Congress.  The one thing everyone seems to agree on is that taxes are super confusing and no one really knows what is in the bill.  Jessica speaks with Kara Krasnoff, a California tax preparer, on the proposed changes to the tax code.  Kara describes these changes as drastic.  Then Kyler sits down with Grant Mattive, whose family operates a potato packing operation and farm. Together they mull over what the new tax bill would mean for business owners.  It seems that both parties are in agreement that the new plan will not improve our tax system or help middle class families. Take a listen.