Episode 24

Published on:

14th Feb 2024

The One with Sleep-Deprived Podcast Hosts

Opening Banter (00:00)

Introduction (00:53)

On the Campaign Trail (14:23)

  • Peter Manning earns Hall of Fame spot (Index Journal)
  • (McCormick) Chamber banquet provides chance to reflect on growth, focus on future (Index Journal)

The Supreme Court and the Voting Rights Act (22:27)

  • John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh Really Did Just Save the Voting Rights Act (Slate)
  • Supreme Court Hears Racial Gerrymandering Challenge to South Carolina Voting Maps (NCSL)
  • Supreme Court Served Up Another Chance to Kill Voting Rights Act (Slate)
  • The Social Dilemma (documentary)

Civil Forfeiture (29:34)

  • Congress Has a Real Chance to Fix One of the Most Commonly Abused Snares in the Criminal Justice System (Slate)
  • H.R.1525: Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2023 or the FAIR Act of 2023 (congress.gov)
  • South Carolina Supreme Court drops the ball on asset forfeiture reform (Reuters)
  • Asset forfeitures rankings by state (Freedom in the 50 States)

SC Cuts the Duration of Unemployment Benefits (40:14)

  • SC House votes to cut how long laid-off workers can collect benefits when unemployment is low (Index Journal)
  • The States With The Best And Worst Unemployment Benefits—And Why They’re So Different (Forbes)
  • How is the Unemployment Rate Calculated? (Connecticut Department of Labor)

Closing (52:08 )

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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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Barrett Gruber

A transplant from Atlanta to Columbia; Barrett has been using his voice and quick whit to entertain for decades. Starting out in Radio and Television in the late 20th century, Barrett finds himself entertaining again in the 21st Century via a media that's easily paused.