Episode 23

Published on:

7th Feb 2024

Gimme a "V" for Vilardebo! (Pt 2)

This is part two of our recording with special guest and fellow candidate for SC State House in District 26, Matt Vilardebo (mattv4sc.com)!

Opening Banter (00:00)

Introduction (01:20)

  • Nikki Haley on Saturday Night Live (YouTube)
  • Why AP called South Carolina for Biden: Race call explained (AP)

Moms for Liberty Charter School in SC (08:53)

  • Moms for Liberty activists starting taxpayer-funded charter school (Popular Information)
  • Charter School Programs in South Carolina (SC Department of Education)
  • Ashley River Classical Academy (website)
  • Moms for Liberty Charleston Chapter (website)
  • Republican officials are turning to Hillsdale College in Michigan for teacher training, textbook reviews and a curriculum that celebrates American patriotism. (NBC News)
  • The 1776 Project Is a Desperate Search for the Right Enemies (Foreign Policy)
  • The PragerU goal: "Indoctrinate kids at a young age into a far-right belief system" (Salon)
  • Prager U Christopher Columbus cartoon (YouTube)
  • Erskine again denied reaffirmation of accreditation (Index Journal)

Legislative Priorities for South Carolina (22:24)

  • Brack: Start making progress on Palmetto Priorities (Charleston City Paper)
  • New SC law guarantees many teachers daily break, planning time, but not right away (Live5 News)
  • Percentage of population in the United States with at least one gun in the household in 2021, by ethnicity (Statistica)
  • The Societal Impact of the Prison Industrial Complex, or Incarceration for Fun and Profit—Mostly Profit (Prison Legal News)
  • System of a Down - Prison Song (YouTube)

Gov Henry McMaster Turns Down Free Money to Feed Kids (38:11)

  • SC turns down federal program providing hungry kids with summer food assistance (Live5 WCSC)
  • 'Let the children eat!' Lawmakers demand SC take part in summer grocery program (ABC WPDE)
  • SC Dems urge McMaster to reconsider move to reject federal money to feed disadvantaged kids (The State)
  • Definitions of Food Security (USDA)

Closing (45:52)

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Black White and Blue in the South
Discussing Democratic Politics... with a Southern Flair
Welcome to "Black White and Blue in the South," the dynamic podcast that unites two progressive Democrats with distinct perspectives on the pressing issues of our time. Join hosts, Dr. Jumelle Brooks and Bill Kimler, as they engage in candid conversations about politics, society, and the pursuit of a more equitable future.

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