Kyler and Jessica chat about the 2018 mid-term election results and those still being tallied.
Kyler shares a thoughtful discussion with Jim Ehrlich, Executive Director, of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee about the new tariffs being imposed on our trade partners by the Trump administration. They speak at length about the purpose of tariffs and how the tricks of trade have rippling effects throughout the world. Mr. Ehrlich does a wonderful job of breaking down a topic that can be only described as confusing to the average American.
Kyler interviews Clay Hamilton, a local machinist, whose family owns a farm in southern Colorado. Clay’s father, a farmer, took his own life after suffering from depression for many years. Unfortunately, statistics are showing that this is a common story in rural America. Kyler and Clay hit on a few reasons why suicide rates are highest amongst farmers than any other occupation.
Saturday, March 24th is the March for our Lives. We have been overwhelmed and impressed by the students of Parkland who refuse accept complacency rather than action in the fight for gun control measures. For part two in our Gun Rights series, we sat down with educators Tom Tichy, Milcah Hawk and Steve Lange, to hear their thoughts on mass school shootings, teachers with guns and efforts to keep their students and themselves safe. Everyone agreed the most important thing we can do is vote.
As promised we started talking to folks in our area about guns. Do they have guns in their home? Do they feel safe on the street in their towns? Do they trust that law enforcement can protect them and their property? We’ve once again split this topic into parts. Our first episode explores two perspectives we may be more familiar with, the rural hunter and someone who experienced an act of random violence in the big city. Both John and Chris give heartfelt and thorough explanations as to why they believe as they do about gun rights. In Part 2, we will sit down with some teachers in our areas to hear what they think about school safety and mass shootings.
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.
Part 3, of our #MeToo series, is a discussion between our hosts about what they have gathered from talking to women about the movement. Kyler states that his interview gave him an understanding of the issue that he could never have understood before. They agree that their conversations instilled that this problem is a cultural reckoning that has seeped into greater issues of power, morality and gender roles. Listen in as they break down what their guests agreed upon and how they saw the issue slightly differently.
The siblings try to unpack the #metoo movement that has gripped the nation for the last four months. Each sat down with some local women to listen to what they thought about the moment and how the energy behind it has informed their thoughts on sexual harassment.
In Part 1, Jessica asks her book club, which is comprised of four professional women from a variety of fields (tech, sales and education), to share their experiences with harassment and if the movement has struck a cord. Please excuse the clinking glasses. As with most book clubs, there’s always wine.
After their pilot podcast, Jessica and Kyler are back to debate what ended up being in the 2017 Tax Bill. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was actually finalized in conference, passed through Congress, and signed by the President. The siblings talk about what surprises were put in and left out.