Indivisible Westchester: The Podcast

Indivisible Westchester: The Podcast

Indivisible Westchester brings you the grassroots take on what's happening from Westchester to the White House and what you can do to activate and resist.

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State Senator Pete Harckham joins us to talk about his re-election campaign against a man who calls himself "Trump's Translator." We also learn how we can get involved and help keep this seat blue. Learn more about Senator Harckham and volunteer: https://peteforny.com

Oct 2020

10 min 50 sec

Polls show that college students support Joe Biden by large margins but how to get them to register and turn out to vote? We talk with Abe Baker-Butler, founder of Frosh Vote, and what he is doing to make sure college students are at the polls in November.

Sep 2020

14 min 11 sec

We talk to Indivisible Westchester's Mark Klapper and Indivisible New Rochelle's Kim Snyder about fighting Russian bots and home grown trolls. Find out what you can do to curb disinformation. Find more tools to fight disinformation: https://www.disarmdisinfo.com

Sep 2020

20 min 12 sec

We are joined by Ny Whitaker, Lead New York for Biden+Harris and Cheryl Geller, Co-Lead Westchester for Biden+Harris. Hear how New Yorkers are working to take back the White House this election season and how you can get involved and help. Sign up to phone bank with Westchester for Biden+Harris: Sundays: https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/283543 Mondays: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/312933/ Find more phone banks, text banks postcards and more here: www.newyorkforbidenharris2020.com

Sep 2020

26 min 29 sec

We are back! Former Obama Administration Official Chris Lu joins us to talk all things 2020 Election: Biden, Trump, voting and more. Looking for ways to get involved in the 2020 election? Check out our Take Action page: www.indivisiblewestchester.org/take-action

Sep 2020

39 min 34 sec

We talk to NY State Senator Shelley Mayer about New York’s bleak financial picture. She shares what it means for schools and the people struggling to get the benefits they need.

May 2020

17 min 41 sec

The Presidential Candidates aren’t on the ballot, but the June Democratic primaries are on in Westchester. And with them, come changes in the way we can vote. Jarret Berg, attorney and Co-Founder of Vote Early NY, discusses early voting and how to vote by mail. Find out more about voting in NY: https://www.voteearlyny.org

May 2020

20 min 21 sec

Local food banks are overwhelmed by the need caused by the Coronavirus. We talk to Indivisible member Rhiannon Navin who has been working tirelessly to feed people in New Rochelle since the outbreak began. Help fund the effort in New Rochelle: https://bit.ly/2XMBE2g

Apr 2020

15 min 24 sec

Amy Gross, Clinical Psychologist and Certified Meditation Teacher, joins us to share strategies to manage our anxiety during the COVID-19 global pandemic. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) Join Amy for her meditation classes: https://pausetobepresent.com

Apr 2020

15 min 43 sec

County Executive George Latimer joins us to talk about the County's response to the pandemic, the coming holidays, and what the future may hold.

Apr 2020

21 min 6 sec

Healthcare workers on the front lines of fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic are suffering from a severe shortage of medical equipment - especially masks. We talk to one local Indivisible member who is organizing a massive mask making effort - one stitch at a time. Find out more here: https://www.sewforny.org

Mar 2020

15 min 56 sec

This week we look just north and talk with Democratic candidate Michelle Hinchey about her campaign to flip State Senate District 46. We also get an update on other races in apple country from Craig Zumsteg. Find out more about Michelle Hinchey: https://hincheyforny.com

Mar 2020

16 min 9 sec

Brette McSweeney, Executive Director of Eleanor’s Legacy, joins us to discuss their mission to “recruit, train and fund pro-choice Democratic women candidates across New York at the state and local level.” Find out more about Eleanor’s Legacy and how you can get involved: https://www.eleanorslegacy.com

Mar 2020

24 min 23 sec

Indivisible Westchester's curated art show featured political art from artists around the county. We talk with the artists about the power that art has as a form of resistance. View the art discussed in this episode on the podcast page of our website: indivisiblewestchester.org

Feb 2020

13 min 7 sec

What is it like to date in this political climate? Dr. Suzanne Burger of Westchester Citizen Therapists and Liz Etkin join us to discuss romantic relationships in the age of Trump.

Feb 2020

19 min 59 sec

Education journalist Holly Korbey suggests that the disappearance of civics education is one of the biggest threats to our democracy. She joins us to discuss her new book, Building Better Citizens: A New Civics Education for All, and shares how civics education can help us save democracy.

Feb 2020

10 min 54 sec

It’s 2020 and New Yorkers are voting in two Democratic Primaries. We talk to Bill Serratore, Executive Director of the Westchester County Democratic Committee, and IW’s own Bruce Campbell about when, where and how to VOTE.

Jan 2020

19 min 21 sec

It’s 2020 - the year we all have been waiting for! We talk “resistance resolutions” with some of our favorite activists from NYCD16 Indivisible and discuss how to take ACTION in this key election year. Find out more about NYCD16 Indivisible: http://nycd16-indivisible.org

Jan 2020

23 min 8 sec

Congressman Eliot Engel, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, gives us an update on impeachment. He also discusses the recent conflict with Iran.

Jan 2020

8 min 22 sec

We talk with the founder and host of the podcast Immigrantly, Saadia Khan. Immigrantly is dedicated to highlighting unique American stories and experiences. Listen to Immigrantly here: https://immigrantlypod.com

Dec 2019

20 min 46 sec

We talk with DemCast about their mission to amplify grassroots media and how it can help all of us in 2020. Learn more about DemCast: https://demcastusa.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemCastUSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemCastUSA/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demcastusa/

Dec 2019

20 min 29 sec

We talk to newly elected County Legislator Ruth Walter and her campaign manager Brendan Carty about her win this election season and how she was able to flip this seat from red to blue.

Dec 2019

17 min 25 sec

We talk to Dr. Suzanne Burger of Westchester Citizen Therapists and Jin Whang of Indivisible New Rochelle about how to survive the holidays with your Trump supporting family. Also, we share some listeners questions and advice about getting through holiday meals and parties.

Nov 2019

24 min 15 sec

The Campaign Financing Reform Commission is supposed to create a public financing system for New York State. But, as the Commission comes close to unveiling its plan the Fair Elections for New York Coalition is increasingly worried that the recommendations will be watered down. We spoke to activists about these fears at a rally prior to a Commission meeting. Also at play, a move to end Fusion Voting, a constitutionally protected right which allows candidates to run on multiple ballot lines. Learn more about Fair Elections for New York: https://fairelectionsny.org

Nov 2019

28 min 21 sec

We talk to Jarret Berg, co-founder of Vote Early NY, about Early Voting in New York State this past election. Also, what happened in Westchester - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Find out more at https://www.voteearlyny.org

Nov 2019

18 min 2 sec

County Executive George Latimer shares with us why he wants to be remembered as a regular guy. And, the latest on taxes, election security, cyberattacks and Facebook.

Nov 2019

27 min 37 sec

County Executive George Latimer gives us an exclusive announcement about the 2020 County Budget.

Oct 2019

14 min 1 sec

We talk to Bronxville native Meaghan Winter, author of All Politics is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States. Hear what she discovered on the ground in three important battle ground states. Meaghan Winter is a freelance magazine writer and author of ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States (Bold Type Books, October 2019). Her work has appeared in Best American Magazine Writing, The New York Times, ESSENCE, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bloomberg Businessweek, Slate, The Believer and The Kenyon Review. Meaghan has an MFA from Columbia University, and she has taught writing at Columbia, The New School, and CUNY. She lives in New York City. Find out more about Meaghan here: https://www.meaghanwinter.com

Oct 2019

23 min 11 sec

We tag along with Democratic Candidate Vedat Gashi as he canvasses in Somers for an open seat on the County Board of Legislators. Plus, we chat with Chairman of the Board Ben Boykin who discusses why the 2019 local election matters.

Oct 2019

20 min 38 sec

Westchester's own Reverend Kym McNair explains what "undoing racism" means and how that journey can change your life. Plus, the women of CURE and how they are helping their own local community start on that very journey. Find out more about Undoing Racism workshops: https://www.pisab.org Discover learning opportunties with CURE: https://www.learnwithcure.com

Oct 2019

30 min 21 sec

NY State Senator Alessandra Biaggi celebrates the demise of the IDC, discusses the successes of the recent legislative session and shares what is on her agenda moving forward.

Oct 2019

31 min 6 sec

Congressman Eliot Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses the impeachment of President Trump. We are also joined by Tom Watson, Columbia Professor, Journalist, Political Commentator, Consultant and Activist to discuss all things impeachment. Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomwatson

Oct 2019

23 min 27 sec

Tony the Democrat, founder of Postcards to Voters, tells us about his start in the postcarding effort, how many postcards they have sent out to date, and the surprising power of postcarding. We also chat with the women behind IW's own postcarding and learn how you can get involved. Find out more about Postcards to Voters and join their National effort: https://postcardstovoters.org Join IW's Local postcarding effort: https://www.indivisiblewestchester.org

Sep 2019

34 min 27 sec

We are at Westchester's own Climate Strike in Peekskill, NY. Hear from the children, the organziers and the Deputy Mayor of Peekskill, Kathleen Talbot. Find out more about the Global Climate Strike at globalclimatestrike.net.

Sep 2019

13 min

We are joined by Barry Graubart, Deputy Chapter Leader for Advocacy for the NY State Chapter for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Indivisible Westchester's own Amy Gross, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action. Also, an interview with Student Activist Kelly Marx. Get involved at www.momsdemandaction.org or text READY to 64433.

Sep 2019

33 min 32 sec

Recorded live during our Westchester County Board of Legislators Forum. Hear excerpts from each of the candidates who are running in contested elections. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019! Early Voting has come to New York THIS year. Find out more at Voteearlyny.org. Watch the full forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVSFFiWOPrs&t=1s Find out more about the candidates here: Catherine Borgia: https://www.electborgia.com Kitley Covill: http://electcovill.com Vedat Gashi: https://www.vedatgashi.com Damon Maher: https://electdamonmaher.com Colin Smith: https://www.colin4westchester.com/ Ruth Walter: https://www.electruthwalter.com

Sep 2019

20 min 4 sec

We are on location at the NY State Indivisible Convening with members of our sister group NYCD-16 Indivisible to talk about what's next for the resistance in New York State. Also, an interview with Jarret Berg, co-founder VoteEarlyNY, who gives us the basics on Early Voting in NY State and how we can spread the word. Find out more about Early Voting in NY at www.voteearlyny.org. Follow our sister group at nycd16-indivisible.org.

Aug 2019

21 min 20 sec

We talk with two activists about "reading" the Mueller Report and his recent testimony, and an interview with Justin Hendrix, co-founder of the Mueller Book Club

Jul 2019

28 min 38 sec

We discuss why the Census matters, the damage Trump has done, and how we can help make sure everyone is counted.

Jul 2019

26 min 32 sec

We discuss reproductive rights and the Reproductive Health Act with Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund, and Annemarie Uhl, Chair of the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund and PPHP Votes. Also, an interview with Catherine Lederer-Plaskett from WCLA Choice Matters.

Jul 2019

36 min 50 sec

What happens when fake news becomes real news and how to prevent it. We discuss our forum on disinformation that featured Renée DiResta and Justin Hendrix. Also, an interview with Renée DiResta.

Jul 2019

22 min 17 sec

How to get involved in local elections, and an interview with Catherine Parker, Westchester Board of Legislators Majority Leader, who previews the upcoming BOL races.

Jun 2019

33 min 19 sec

We hear from two high school seniors about Trump, climate change, abortion rights, gun violence and more. Plus an interview with Abe Baker-Butler, the 17-year-old co-founder of the Westchester Student Coalition Against Gun Violence.

Jun 2019

31 min 30 sec

How to get involved in big and small ways and an update from Sarah Reeske, NY Upstate Organizer for Indivisible Project.

May 2019

12 min 32 sec

Such a big list but so little time plus a chat with Dr. Suzanne Burger about the dangerous situation in the White House.

May 2019

21 min 5 sec