Episode 9 – Environment

Hello, and welcome to the first episode of 2019! In this episode Jayson Mears, Madeleine Leigh, Melanie Schnurr, and Paige Penningroth, along with host Liz Clary, discuss the current state of our environment, how it relates to politics, and possible solutions to our impending global problems.

This episode’s sources:

  1. The United Nations, an overview of their special climate report
  2. The United Nations, on the Paris Agreement 
  3. The United Nations, on Nationally Determined Contributions for the Paris Agreement
  4. The United Nations, on climate change
  5. The United Nations, on slowing climate change in 2018
  6. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, their special climate report
  7. Science Alert, which countries are behind their NDC for the Paris Agreement
  8. The Guardian, on Republicans’ opinion of climate change
  9. The New York Times, on Republicans and the Montreal Protocol
  10. The Weather Channel, on global emissions in 2017

Edited/formatted for radio by Madeleine Leigh

Episode 6 – Media Bias

Welcome back to the split ticket!  In this episode, Maggie Littel, Sabina Idriz, Logan Zweifel, David Mordini, and Faith Bourgeacq, along with host Elizabeth Clarey, discuss media bias, journalistic ethics, and Donald Trump’s interactions with the media.

#exhausted

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. Fox Article: “Trump Has Kept Many Promises His First Year In Office”
  2. CNN Article: “The exhausting first year of Donald Trump’s Presidency”
  3. Time Article: “Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year”
  4. Journalists’ Resource, on the media’s effect on Supreme Court approval ratings
  5. Pew Research Center, on campaign coverage
  6. SPJ Code of Journalistic Ethics
  7. Forbes, on the owners of media companies
  8. Buisness Insider, on the owners of media companies

Edited/Produced by: Madeleine Leigh

Episode 5 – Education

Hello, and welcome back to The Split Ticket! In this episode, Alex Castro, Emily Kellogg, Jayson Mears, Melanie Schnurr, and host Elizabeth Clarey discuss standardized testing, Common Core, teachers’ salaries, and what to do about the cost of higher education.

This episode’s sources:

  1. Understood, on Common Core state standards
  2. Teacher Hub, two teachers’ opinions about Common Core standards
  3. TFP Student Action, on why Common Core is bad for education
  4. Huffington Post, on mixing education and politics
  5. The Guardian, on how education affects elections in the U.S.
  6. Barry C. Burden, on the effects of education on voter turnout
  7. FindLaw, on how school funding is actually used
  8. The Atlantic, on how income inequality affects children’s quality of education
  9. New York Times opinion letter, on affirmative action
  10. Washington Post, on problems with standardized tests
  11. Vittana, on the benefits and drawbacks of standardized tests
  12. World Happiness page 183, on countries’ comparative happiness

Edited/Produced by Madeleine Leigh

Formatted for radio by Maggie Littel

Episode 4 – Conspiracy Theories

Hello, and welcome to the Halloween episode of The Split Ticket!  Paige Harken, Camryn Kubicki, Madeleine Leigh, Paige Penningroth, Ireland Larsen, Sabina Idriz, Sterling McTee, Tanner Halleran, Dylan Gadberry, and host Liz Clarey discuss a whole range of conspiracy theories, including Scientology, Bohemian Grove, birds, the Mandela effect, UVB 76, 9/11, the Denver International Airport, and the Liberty Bell.

BIRDS AREN’T REAL.

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. Scientology
    1. Ranker’s 13 Scariest Scientology Conspiracy Theories
  2. Birds Aren’t Real
    1. Birds Aren’t Real official website
  3. 9/11
    1. Educate. Inspire. Change. Facebook video on 9/11
    2. Images of planes after being hit by birds
    3. F4 Phantom Jet Hits Concrete Wall at 500 MPH
  4. Bohemian Grove
    1. Skeptoid on the Bohemian Club Conspiracy
    2. Ranker’s Creepy Stories and Theories About Bohemian Grove 
  5. Aliens
    1. CBS on UFO sightings
  6. Denver International Airport
    1. The Independent, on why the Denver International Airport is so weird
  7. UVB 76
    1. Wikipedia article on UVB 76
    2. The Daily Dot on UVB 76
    3. UVB 76 Live Stream Blog
  8. Mandela Effect/Multiverse Theory
    1. The Independent, on the Mandela Effect
    2. Big Think on how the Mandela Effect proves the existence of parallel universes
  9. The Liberty Bell
    1. Washington Post on the Missing Liberty Bell

Edited/Produced by Madeleine Leigh

Formatted for Radio by Maggie Littel

Episode 2 – Ethics in Prisons

Hello, and welcome back to The Split Ticket! In this episode, Ben Rowray, Camryn Kubicki, Ireland Larson, and Madeleine Leigh, along with host Elizabeth Clarey, discuss some of the problems in America’s prison system.

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. The American Prospect Article
  2. 2016 Prison Strikes Article
  3. The Outline Article
  4. 2018 Prison Strikes Article
  5. Swedish Prisoners Article
  6. New York Times ADX Article
  7. BBC Albert Woodfox Article
  8. New Yorker Albert Woodfox Article
  9. UNICOR
  10. Big Businesses Using Prison Labor
  11. Prison Wages Article
  12. Nassau Weekly Article
  13. Truthdig Article
  14. Mass Incarceration and Violent Crimes Article
  15. The Sentencing Project
  16. The Morrison Institute
  17. prisonpolicy.org

 

Edited/Produced by: Madeleine Leigh