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Jamie Mathy is the owner of Red Raccoon Games. He and Tyson (a fellow game enthusiast) review the 5000 year history of gaming, the rise of American-style games in the 1900s, the more recent emergence of modern/European games in the 2000s, game
Brad McMillan is the Executive Director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University. He is also the co-chairman of CHANGE Illinois, which advocates for fair redistricting processes at the state level. We d
Steve drops by to talk COVID restrictions, the open Bloomington ward 6 council seat, the life of a talk radio host, local Libertarian party projects, and more.  Theme song by Wildermore.
Lynden McGriff has been a pharmacist for almost 20 years. He shares his experience in retail pharmacy, long-term care in Kindred Hospital Peoria, and administering COVID vaccinations. We also discuss his wife's new children's therapy facility,
Monica Bullington is an award-winning Bloomington-Normal RE/MAX Rising realtor. She talks about the real estate market since 2020 turned everything upside down. Also city planning and how city amenities can impact home prices.  Theme song by W
Jeremy drops by LIl' Beaver to catch up. We talk about the last election cycle, soccer, parking maximums, and books. Then we grab Lil' Beaver founder Chad Bevers to hear how business is going and what he has planned in the next couple months. 
Local Spanish teacher (and fellow Lil' Beaver fan) Karl Goeke reflects on his experiences as a both an educator and parent during the last year. We also discuss his time in union leadership, including lobbying in DC. 
Lizzy stops by again to give us a quick update on the county redistricting process. Then she and Julie Emig (Bloomington City Council) chat about our community's planning processes, and what we should be looking to progress towards in the near
The conversation about redistricting continues with a couple other special guests.    Thanks to our sponsor Lil Beaver Brewery
McLean County Board member Josh Barnett has been in the news recently speaking strongly about his views on the county's redistricting process. He shares with us the series of events which led him to take those actions.   Thanks to our sponsor
Amelia is back by popular demand to talk all things Bloomington-Normal. We reflect on the recent election, the long term impacts of COVID on how we live and work, the housing market, and what books we've been reading. We mention a study of the
What do you call two guys mansplaining simultaneously? A podcast! Justin and Tyson meet up at Lil Beaver to dissect election results and what they hope to see happen in the next 4 years.  If you like what you hear, please consider supporting u
Tyson moderates a forum with the three candidates endorsed by the Bloomington Firefighters Union: Jamie Mathy (ward 1), Nick Becker (ward 5), and Mollie Ward (ward 7).    You can see the video on Facebook at "Bloomington Firefighters Union -
Justin, Jeremy, and Tyson reflect on their experiences recording the Election Edition podcast. Topics include election predictions, reflecting on the goals of the podcast, campaign strategy, our biggest surprises during the interviews, power/mo
Justin, Jeremy, and Tyson reflect on their experiences recording the Election Edition episodes. Topics include election predictions, reflecting on the goals of the podcast, campaign strategy, our biggest surprises during the interviews, power/m
Interview with Town of Normal council candidate Kevin McCarthy. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information online at www.mccarthyforcouncil.com and @councilmanmccarthy on Facebook.   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver
Interview with Bloomington ward 3 candidate Willie Halbert. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information on Facebook at "Willie Holton Halbert for Bloomington City Council Ward 3".   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver B
Interview with Bloomington ward 1 candidate Jamie Mathy. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information online on Facebook at "Alderman Jamie Mathy".   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Music: “Up for Days” by P
Interview with Normal town council candidate Scott Preston. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information on Facebook at "Councilman Scott Preston".   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Music: “Up for Days” by P
Interview with Bloomington mayoral candidate Mboka Mwilambwe.  Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information online at www.mbokaformayor.com.    Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Music: “Up for Days” by Pleasan
Interview with Town of Normal council candidate AJ Zimmerman. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information online on Facebook at "AJ Zimmerman for Normal".   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Music: “Up for Da
Interview with Town of Normal council candidate Karl Sila. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information online at voteforkarl.org on Facebook at "Karl Sila for Normal Town Council".   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver
Interview with Bloomington ward 3 candidate Sheila Montney. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information at...   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Music: “Up for Days” by Pleasant Pictures Music Club
Interview with Bloomington Ward 9 candidate Tom Crumpler. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information at...   Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Music: “Up for Days” by Pleasant Pictures Music Club
Interview with Bloomington mayoral candidate Mike Straza. Municipal elections are April 6. You can find more information on Facebook at "Straza for Mayor" or online at strazaformayor.com.    Thank you to our sponsor: Lil’ Beaver Brewery Mu
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