S01E50: Scott Mayausky Makes Sense of Virginia's Antiquarian Taxation Methods
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
12h ago
Scott Mayausky serves as the Commissioner of Revenue for Stafford County and explains why Virginia's cumbersome method of taxing through localities is so complicated, how it works, and how regressive taxation leans heaviest on those who can least afford it ..read more
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S01E49: Clay Jones Really Doesn't Like Donald Trump
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Clay Jones is an editorial cartoonist whose work has been seen on CNN and who is remembered in Virginia for his work with the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. Clay talks about his unlikely path to success, his inimitable dislike of all things Trump... and the origins of his iconic Pizza Rat ..read more
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S01E48: David Keene and Awesome Wood
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
David Keene is the co-founder of the Fredericksburg Workshop, a non-profit which exists to support woodworkers, carpenters, craft, and all sorts of hands-on experiences with tools most of us otherwise can't afford. Unless you're a member of the Fredericksburg Workshop, that is! Plus, the inevitable adolescent wood joke ..read more
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S01E47: Martha Hutzel and the Magic of Reading
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Martha Hutzel serves as director for the Central Rappahannock Regional Library where she shares how libraries are about so much more than books, the history of CRRL's role in ending segregation, and how libraries still offer and embody the true spirit of a Jeffersonian democracy ..read more
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S01E46: Data Centers: Do They Make Good Neighbors?
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Water, sewer, gas, electric... internet? Marty, Shaun, & Cori discuss the ins-and-outs of data centers and how interconnectivity is changing our communities, why the clean energy conversation is more physics than politics, and how Virginia's answers to clean energy may have to come in the form of nuclear power ..read more
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S01E45: Dr. Janet Gullickson and Germanna's Rise to Excellence
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Dr. Janet Gullickson serves as president of Germanna Community College and talks about how to pronounce Gonzaga (gon-ZAY-ga), how AI is impacting the traditional three-page five paragraph essay, why two-year educations matter so much to economic development, and why Germanna doesn't do stupid ..read more
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S01E44: The Hunger for Enterprise Journalism in Local News
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Marty and Shaun discuss belligerency, transparency, and l'affaire King George while discussing the nature of journalism writ large, why enterprise journalism and accountability and investigative reporting -- open to all sides -- matters immensely in an ocean of opinions and pretenders, and how unipolar nonpartisan (sic) messaging creates accomplices rather than basic good government. A must listen episode ..read more
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S01E43: Kevin Biondi and the (Railroad) Ties That Bind
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Kevin Biondi serves as treasurer for the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail in King George County, a unique 16-mile privately owned hiking path following the old route of the Dahlgren Branch line, and shares his thoughts on how the Dahlgren Trail came to be, some of the politics surrounding rails-to-trails, the Tour d'Sheetz (it's a thing!) and how park benches and poetry are good for the soul ..read more
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S01E42: Nick Brousse on Enhancing the Student Experience
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Nick Brousse serves as an assistant principal for Fredericksburg City Public Schools and talks to us about his unique transition from Capitol Hill to public education, how Fredericksburg's unique challenges require unique solutions, the changing education landscape in an era of AI, and why public schools are proving to be so much more for working class students ..read more
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S01E41: Chris Allen on What Makes Fredericksburg Awesome
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by Martin Davis and Shaun Kenney
3d ago
Chris Allen is the executive director for Fredericksburg Main Street and talks about his organization's role in historic preservation, small business development, and what makes a thriving downtown community (and Fredericksburg in particular) so special ..read more
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