Episode 10 – Student Voices, Student Activism

Hello, and welcome back to the Split Ticket!  In this episode, we are very excited to host three guests from Prosper, TX, who share their experiences defending students’ first amendment rights: Haley Stack, Neha Madhira, and Lori Oglesbee.  Along with our own Melanie Schnurr and Madeleine Leigh, they talk about why student voices matter and the legislation they are advocating for to protect them.

Here are links to some things mentioned this episode:

  1. Eagle Nation Online, Prosper High School’s online news publication
  2. New Voices, the student-led movement to protect student voices
  3. The New York Times Article
  4. More information on Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
  5. Women’s Media Center Podcast with Stack and Madhira 

Edited/formatted for radio by Madeleine Leigh

Image credit: Dr. Kelly Bruhn

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 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 1 – Political Polarization

Hello, and welcome to the first episode of The Split Ticket!  In this episode David Mordini, Madeleine Leigh, Paige Harken, Tanner Halleran, and Melanie Schnurr, led by host Brady Silas, discuss what political polarization is, the forms that it takes, its roots, and what it means for our society as a whole.  Also: where do we draw the line on forgiveness for politicians’ past actions? Which actions are unforgivable?

#english #onlynewtknows

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. CGPGrey. “The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained.” YouTube, YouTube, 9 Mar. 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo.
  2. Boorstin, Daniel J. The Decline of Radicalism: Reflections on America Today. First Printing , 1970.
  3. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp
  4. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/trump-partisan-divide-republicans-democrats/541917/
  5. https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/05/16/the-top-14-causes-of-political-polarization/
  6. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350364-parties-struggle-with-shifting-coalitions
  7. https://hbr.org/2017/05/research-political-polarization-is-changing-how-americans-work-and-shop
  8. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/01/24/the-two-key-factors-behind-our-polarized-politics/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.01e39d0fe812
  9. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/23/republicans-and-democrats-agree-they-cant-agree-on-basic-facts/
  10. “Polarization.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polarization.
  11. Wolchover, Natalie. “Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms?” LiveScience, Purch, 24 Sept. 2012, http://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html.
  12. Dunn, Amina. “Republicans, Democrats See Opposing Party as More Ideological Than Their Own | Pew Research Center.” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 20 Sept. 2018, http://www.people-press.org/2018/09/13/republicans-democrats-see-opposing-party-as-more-ideological-than-their-own/.
  13. Leuchtenburg, William E. “Franklin D. Roosevelt: Domestic Affairs.” Miller Center, 24 July 2018, millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/domestic-affairs.
  14. Strahan, Randall, and Daniel J. Palazzolo. “The Gingrich Effect.” Political Science Quarterly, vol. 119, no. 1, 2004, pp. 89–114. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/20202306.
  15. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/22/opinion/oe-neuman22
  16. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-newt-gingrich-scandals-accomplishments-veepstakes-running-mate-trump-gop-republican-214050
  17. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350364-parties-struggle-with-shifting-coalitions
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTBnsqxZ3k [Daisy Attack Ad]

Edited/Produced by: Madeleine Leigh