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 8 – Abortion

Hello, and welcome back to The Split Ticket!  This week, Dylan Gadberry, Madeleine Leigh, and Sterling McTee discuss Roe v. Wade, pro-life and pro-choice arguments, and why having this debate is so hard for Americans.

This episode’s sources:

  1. Iowans For Life
  2. The Atlantic, on science and the pro-life argument
  3. RedState, on Roe v. Wade
  4. Cornell Legal Information Institute, on the 14th amendment
  5. Caselaw, with the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade
  6. The Lancet, on Guttmacher Institute’s survey of abortion clinic availability (click here for map)
  7. American Cancer Society, on abortion and breast cancer
  8. National Health Institute, on abortion and pelvic inflammatory disease
  9. American Psychological Association, on post-abortion syndrome
  10. Wikipedia, on McFall v. Shrimp
  11. The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America, by LINDA GORDON

Edited/Produced/Formatted for radio by Madeleine Leigh

Episode 7 – Hate Speech

Hello, and welcome back to The Split Ticket!  Today, Dylan Gadberry, Madeleine Leigh, Sterling McTee, and Paige Penningroth, along with host Brady Silas, discuss free speech, hate speech, and who has the power to regulate hate speech.

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. Freedom Forum Institute, on when the First Amendment applies
  2. Des Moines Register, on Plymouth Church’s BLM banner
  3. AAUP, on exceptions to free speech in schools
  4. Freedom Forum Institute, on freedom of expression
  5. The U.S. Courts, on free speech
  6. Wikipedia, on hate speech in the U.S.
  7. The Washington Post, on hate speech and the first amendment
  8. Reuters, on social media regulating hate speech
  9. Soul of Society: A Focus on the Lives of Children & Youth, “Exposure to Online Hate Among Young Social Media Users”
  10. The Atlantic, on social media and hate speech
  11. The European Union’s Framework Decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
  12. FindLaw, on the legal responsibilities of social media sites
  13. ABC News poll about Neo Nazis

Edited/Produced by Maggie Littel

Formatted for radio by Maggie Littel

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 3 – Guns

Welcome back to The Split Ticket!  In this episode, Louis Moreno, Camryn Kubicki, Sterling McTee, Ireland Larsen, and Dylan Gadberry, along with host Brady Silas, discuss gun rights, background checks, gun safety, and mental health.

Remember to make sure your sock drawer is hella fucking secure.

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This Episode’s Sources:

  1. The Daily Wire, limiting mass shootings
  2. Just Facts
  3. FBI Uniform Crime Report
  4. Small Arms Survey
  5. Free Beacon
  6. FBI data on background checks
  7. VPC on regulating assault weapons
  8. The Daily Wire, violent crime in Australia 
  9. Business Insider, Obama’s effect on gun sales
  10. The New York Times, Australia’s gun laws

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