Semi-Emergency Podcast: The Road to Fascism is Riddled with People Telling You to Calm Down
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
2w ago
The WAWLT Boys reviewed that devastating Biden debate performance and what the seemingly rudderless Democratic Party could or should do faced with a leader who resembles the Benadryl Hat Man. We also dived into the outrageous recent Supreme Court decisions that threaten to undermine democracy as we know it, unleash heretofore unseen environmental degradation, and shield corporations from any liability from bad acts. Pretty awesome week all around ..read more
Visit website
The Diner Lobby is Strong feat. Jordan Zakarin
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
1M ago
We’re talking congestion pricing this week and we refuse to kowtow to the powerful, influential diner lobby that has place New York Governor Kathy Hochul firmly in its pocket. To help us clear the congestion, we welcome back our very own antihistamine Jordan Zakarin (@JordanZakarin), publisher of Progress Report (www.progressreport.news).  But before that, we talked about the implications* of Joe Biden’s immigration executive action and how it reflects the worst parts of his predecessor’s ghastly policies.   *Here’s the article Thomas wrote for Truthout that we mentioned: https://tru ..read more
Visit website
It's a Cruel Summer from Florida to Gaza
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
1M ago
In this jam-packed summer spectacular we have two interviews that tell the story of Florida governmental ineffectiveness and evil, first on the state level and then locally. First, we welcome back McKenna Schueler (@SheCarriesOn), staff writer for the Orlando Weekly, who shares her recent reporting on Florida’s legislation doing away with local municipalities’ ability to make their own rules around wages and labor conditions. We also explore the enormous hole in equity and justice for workers created by Florida’s lack of a state labor department and the danger that presents as outdoor workers ..read more
Visit website
Florida's Brightline Problem & Why We Can't Have Good Transit
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
2M ago
The guys talked about the recent proposed fair increases on the Brightline train system, which has been the source of much controversy in its brief tenure as Florida's de facto rail transit system. Along with the hefty price tag that taxpayers mostly carried, the private company that began as a patronage project for former-Gov. Rick Scott has been marred by a decade-plus of missed deadlines, diminished , safety concerns, flagging ridership, unanticipated costs, and now dramatically inflated pricing. But maybe worst of all, Brightline simply doesn't work. Billed as a way to connect the entire s ..read more
Visit website
Civil War Review - Bring On the Civil War Please
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
3M ago
This week we are reviewing the latest film from Alex Garland, Civil War, and considering what it would take to get this wonderful, fully functional, definitely real country to descend into the kind of madness where violent rural weirdos embrace guns as a cultural identity. We also touched on friend of the show Billy Corben's brief run to lead the Miami-Dade DEC, among other topics ..read more
Visit website
Amendment 4 and the Fight for Reproductive Freedom in Florida feat. Dani Martens
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
3M ago
Beginning in May, abortion will be effectively banned in Florida with a strict new law making the six-week mark the limit for those seeking care. However, voters will have the chance to vote on Amendment 4 in November to codify abortion throughout the state, and organizers are amping up to get the vote out. Dani Martens, a reproductive rights advocate and expert, helps us break down the implications of the ballot amendment from a services and political standpoint. For those seeking abortion care or support for their procedure ineedana.com. The "Yes on 4" campaign is active and needs your suppo ..read more
Visit website
Amendment 4, Immigration & Squatters Rights feat. Jordan Zakarin & Yareliz Mendez Zamora
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
3M ago
In the first half of this episode we catch up with our friend Jordan Zakarin and talk about the media narrative around squatting, the eclipse, Florida's future, and more. Then, we talked with another friend, Yareliz Mendez Zamor from the Florida Immigrant Coalition about the Florida Supreme Court's ruling that will put abortion on the ballot this year, and how women's health issues intersects with immigration. Don't forget to subscribe to Jordan's Newsletter at progressreport.substack.com. Also, visit FLIC at floridaimmigrant.org ..read more
Visit website
Interview: Haiti's Hard Times Equal Opportunity for DeSantis
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
4M ago
It’s a familiar story: Haiti is currently experiencing extreme social strife, and the opportunists are lining up to take advantage. We talked with Florida Immigrant Coalition co-executive director Tessa Petit about her home country’s history as a target for the Western powers and how Florida and Ron DeSantis are using the current conditions as a pretext for even more anti-immigrant legislation.  You can visit Haitians Who Blog to stay updated on the latest, and follow FLIC on Twitter for more updates ..read more
Visit website
The Attempted Political Assassination of Robert Dempster & Super Tuesday Roundup
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
4M ago
We spent this week talking about the endless supply of disarray that the Florida Dems seem almost preternaturally capable of concocting around their wheezing party, this time in the form of a completely manufactured controversy wherein our state party has suspended the chairmen of three county parties, including Democrat strongholds Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Among those suspended is friend of the show Robert Dempster. We talked about what a disastrous strategic move this represents for any Democrat prospects in Florida as we stare down an election cycle that looks less and less hopeful for th ..read more
Visit website
Conversation: Linda Loves Florida (Tourism Industry) feat. Jason Garcia
Why Are We Like This?
by Why Are We Like This?
5M ago
We welcome back Jason Garcia (@jason_garcia), the publisher of Seeking Rents, for a discussion about State Sen. Linda Stewart's recent scandal wherein she was caught advancing industry-written legislation that would prevent Orlando being able to rein in taxpayer spending on Visit Orlando. Jason stuck around to guide us through the Florida legislative session and we wrapped up talking about the FII Priority Miami conference ..read more
Visit website

Follow Why Are We Like This? on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR