Ep 25 Escapades of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education

December 8, 2017

In Episode 25, we revisit Betsy DeVos and focus on the latest escapades of the Department of Education - things you probably haven't seen in the mainstream news, but should know about. In the Trumpster Fire, we define and discuss the latest changes to Title 9. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dolly Parton. Our Media Minute encourages you to consider the lessons learned from watching the 1989 movie, Lean on Me, and our Activist Action asks you to provide books for kids in several different ways. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Inside 254 Presents: Best Media Minutes of 2017!

November 24, 2017

In this special Thanksgiving week episode, we run down our favorite Media Minutes of 2017 - plus your Fan Favorite choice! Journey with us back in time and enjoy 20 minutes of upbeat positivity and consider buying some of our suggestions as holiday gifts for your peeps.

Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Expert Extra #13: Jennifer O’Mara, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Rep District 165

November 17, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Jennifer O'Mara, candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative (District 165). Jen was one of many women around the country who heard the activist call of the Women's March and responded by deciding to run for office. Colleen interviews Jen and Jen's husband, Brad, by phone, and they dig deep into why Jen decided to run, how Brad is helping her, and the latest updates on her campaign. Inside 254 will check in with Jen several more times as the 2018 campaign heats up. Learn how you can help women candidates in your area, and how you can help Jen's effort to Flip the 165th in Pennsylvania!

Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Join Inside 254 for a Special ONE NIGHT ONLY SHOWING of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World!

November 11, 2017

Join us for a ONE NIGHT ONLY SHOWING of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

When: Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:15pm

Where: Frank Banko Alehouse at the Steelstacks in Bethlehem, PA

Cost: $10 tickets at the door

Support Indigenous films and filmmakers!

RSVP today at our event page.

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Inside 254 Holiday Fundraiser: Donate and Get Our Hot-Off-The-Press Journal for All of Your Resistance Thoughts!

November 1, 2017

Dearest listeners, please help us be sustainable! Our current holiday fundraiser will help us pay our podcast hosting fees for the year.

Make a one-time donation of $25 or become a patron at the $8/month level and get our brand new, hot off the presses, writing journal for all of your resistance thoughts as we head into 2018. You will also receive two large logo stickers, a shout-out on our Facebook page AND the podcast, and our sincere gratitude.

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Join Inside 254 for a showing of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, and support local arts at The Arts Unite Against Climate Change

October 30, 2017

Join us for two special local events! On Nov. 9, attend a free evening of short play readins, poetry, music, and information from local organizations that tackle environmental issues at Eckhaus in Kutztown, PA. See their event page for more info. And on Nov. 14, join Amanda for a showing and discussion of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. RSVP today at our event page.

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Ep 23 The Death of Compassion and Introducing a New Segment: Fierce Woman Warrior

October 27, 2017

In Episode 23, we share a specific recent incident that led us to today's topic: the death of compassion in our social and economic structures. We also talk about how our community of individuals acted compassionately, and we ask how much we can bear when structural solutions either fail or are rejected. In the Trumpster Fire, we criticize Trump's handling of Puerto Rico, specifically, his insult to the San Juan mayor, his paper towel toss, and his paternalistic comment about the disaster relief budget. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, begins TODAY, which is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our first Fierce Woman Warrior is Pema Chodron. Our Media Minute encourages you to read Kristin Neff's book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself  and Michael Stone's Yoga for a World Out of Balance, and our Activist Action asks you to consider lending money to a woman in another country via Kiva Loans. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Expert Extra #5: Christopher Ayala and Organizing 101

June 2, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Christopher Ayala, state organizer for our faculty union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF). Our discussion focuses on how you can take some easy, practical, and methodical steps to change something in your neighborhood - Chris makes organizing principles accessible to everyone! Listen and learn how you can begin.

Please listen and share our podcast with your like-minded friends. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our web site where we post links and additional information from the current episode. Thank you for listening!

Announcing our first fundraiser! Join us on June 17 at 12:30pm for yoga, wine, and games (try to pin the covfefe on Trump!) at Shine Yoga Center in Perkasie, PA. Suggested donation $10. Please visit our Facebook event page to RSVP, or if you want to help us out, but can't make the event, you can make a one-time donation at our GoFundMe page.

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Ep 12 Community

May 26, 2017

Episode 12 explores strategies for finding and building community. The Trumpster fire unpacks Trump loyalists and what they care about, our Media Minute reviews Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, and the Activist Action provides practical networking advice.

Please listen and share our podcast with your like-minded friends. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our web site where we post links and additional information from the current episode. Thank you for listening!

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