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Kyrsten Sinema announces that she is willing to kill voting rights legislation because of her love of the filibuster. Her teary-eyed performance on the Senate floor all but sinks hopes to pass voting legislation this year. Schumer says they will begin debate on Tuesday and force the issue. The U.S. Supreme Court shoots down Biden’s vaccine and test…
 
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. While a lot of words were said, it remains to be seen whether the political will exists to defend democracy. Will we keep anti-majoritarian rules like the filibuster in place? Will we continue to support a Senate that grants disproportionate power to white, rural states and dis…
 
On this week’s show, we’ll catch up with Cyril to see how his New Year is going so far and check in on the state of our democracy one-year out from the violent insurrection on the Capitol Building in DC. We also have COVID cases skyrocketing as kids head back to school following the holiday break. And, the 2022 election season starts to heat up whi…
 
On today’s show, just in time for Christmas week, I welcome Dr. Christopher Rodkey to the program. Chris is the Pastor of St. Paul's UCC in Dallastown, PA, and a public theologian who engages in three publics: the church, the academy, and society. He also just announced his candidacy for State Representative in PA's 93rd District, the seat currentl…
 
The FDA has permanently lifted a restriction on access to abortion pills. This will allow patients to receive the medication by mail instead of requiring them to schedule an in-person appointment with specially certified health care providers. The decision will not change state laws that ban the pills, but it’s one piece of positive news in an othe…
 
Tonight on Out d'Coup LIVE, I welcome Diana Leygerman to the show. Diana is a teacher, writer, and former Central Bucks School Board candidate. We'll be talking about the ongoing political and cultural battles that have erupted in the Central Bucks School district and districts across Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the nation. Last month, The New …
 
President Biden presided over the launch of his virtual “Summit for Democracy” on Thursday. Biden warned the more than 80 leaders of democratic nations that the threat to democratic forms of government is pressing and all “the date we’re seeing is largely pointing in the wrong direction.” The statements may have fallen a little hollow as the U.S. i…
 
Tonight on Out d'Coup LIVE we're talking about the essential work of organizing muscular movements in the face of a lackluster Democratic Party leadership. While the last few years has seen a new vitality in local electoral politics from groups like DSA, the Women's March, PA Stands Up, and other like-minded organizations we continue to see generat…
 
The Supreme Court’s right-wing majority seems prepared to deal a death blow to Roe v. Wade, sending women’s autonomy and equality back generations. Rebecca Traister’s article in New York Mag, “The Betrayal of Roe,” should be at the top of your reading list as we prepare for a protracted fight. The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has now been …
 
On today’s show, I welcome Nick Marcil back to the show. Nick Marcil is a second-year Master's Student of Higher Education Policy & Student Affairs at West Chester University. He is a member of the PA Debt Collective Member, and Co-Founder of PASSHE Defenders. The PA Debt Collectives has joined forces with BuxMont DSA and Lower Bucks for Change to …
 
On tonight's show, I welcome Gwendolyn Marshall to the show. We’ll be talking about her book, "Ancestry & Culture: An Alternative to Race in 5e," that’s the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. You mean THAT Dungeons & Dragons? Yes, that one. As the #BlackLivesMatter movement has brought renewed attention to the centrality of race in American histo…
 
New research shows that at least 50% of people who survive COVID-19 “experience a variety of physical and psychological health issues for at least six months following their recovery,” according to the Washington Post. The Congressional Budget Office says that Biden’s Build Back Better Bill will not be entirely paid for as the White House claimed. …
 
On this week’s show, we’ll be talking about Cyril’s latest column in the Bucks Co, “Vanguard Group must stop financing the planet’s destruction,” latest column in Bucks County Courier Times. The Malvern PA-based Vanguard is the largest global financier in coal with $86 billion in investments, and second largest in oil and gas. This week the Bucks C…
 
On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE I welcome Dr. Lara Putnam to the show. Lara is UCIS Research Professor in the History department at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a historian of race, gender, and migration in the modern Americas. Her interest in grassroots social movements has led her into local civic organizing in Pittsburgh’s 11th Ward. …
 
Well, the big roads, bridges, and fossil-fuel infrastructure bill passed. And now...drumroll please...it looks like the more important Build Back Better reconciliation bill is on the ropes as fossil fuel industry and corporate-backed Democrats renege on their promises. Hope you have your flood and fire insurance updated. Earlier in the week, Brian …
 
On this week's episode, I am talking with Kierstyn Zolfo from Bucks County Indivisible. We'll be checking the receipts on Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick. As we shift our attention to the 2022 midterm elections, we'll take a look at the votes that Fitzpatrick DOESN'T want to campaign on. Yes, Fitzpatrick's "moderate" credentials are a bit sus whe…
 
On today's show, we'll be talking about Cyril's latest column, "Why is your neighbor flying that all-black American flag?" And, it's the day after Election Day. Despite amazing organizing in the community, extremists swept elections throughout much of Bucks County. We'll reflect a bit on Election Day and look ahead to the organizing that has alread…
 
Tonight on Out d'Coup LIVE we'll be taking a look at the urgency of now. As COP 21 gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland, we are faced with perhaps the last best chance for a livable future as leaders of developed countries tamp down hopes of progress. Tomorrow is election day as we are faced with the crisis in our school boards as right wing extremis…
 
Build Back Better? One thing is clear, there would have been next to nothing had it not been for the progressive caucus’s willingness to hold their ground and not cave to pressure from Nancy Pelosi and corporate Democrats. Half-full? From Harold Meyerson, the American Prospect. David Dayen from The American Prospect, says the bill has some real pos…
 
On today’s show, we've got another round of open phones. From Bucks County, to Harrisburg, to Washington, the challenges we face just don't stop. What's on your mind? What's at the top of your agenda? We're taking your comments on YouTube. You can also join the show live on Riverside.fm and call in to the show. You can support this show by becoming…
 
Biden makes a last attempt to personally lobby his “friends in the Senate” to pass his Build Back Better plan through reconciliation. So far, his efforts have led to a DECREASE in the size and scope of the bill. According to reports, Biden told progressive lawmakers that the bill is likely to be cut from $3.5 trillion to a ceiling of around $2 tril…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Wednesday Show with Cyril Mychalejko. Cyril is a progressive columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. On today's show, we talk about Cyril's latest column, “Right-wing 'media' triggers misinformed right-wing rage." We'll also check in on his newest entry in his newsletter, “Domestic Extre…
 
Tonight I welcome Jordan Hopkins back to the show. Hopkins is a writer, editor, and independent, investigative journalist based in Philadelphia. He's been covering the slimy money trail left behind the right-wing extremist slugs infecting our social and political networks. Listeners of the show will remember that the last time Jordan was on the sho…
 
In what has become a ping-ponging of women’s Constitutionally protected right to an abortion, the conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Texas law banning almost all abortions. The decision puts the case on a direct pathway back to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema say they are ready to tank Biden’s Build Back Bet…
 
Tonight, I welcome Jamie Davis and Cyndi Shain to the show. Davis and Shain are candidates for the Palisades School District School Board. The Palisades School District has become a hotbed of controversy as the right-wing extremism that has reared its ugly head throughout Bucks County has infected this district as well. We'll get into the controver…
 
Hundreds of Bans Off Our Bodies rallies were held across Pennsylvania and the United States last Saturday. The demonstrations brought out hundreds of thousands of people supporting access to abortion and reproductive healthcare. The Senate Judiciary Committee releases a report saying we were much closer to a serious Constitutional crisis than we th…
 
On this week’s show…We’re going to dig into Cyril’s latest column, “Bucks County Youth Must Rise Up to Defend Education.” In that column, Cyril interviewed Edha Gupta, a Central York High School activist who helped lead organizing efforts to overturn a ban on a list of books confronting racism written by people of color. Cyril sees lessons in those…
 
*** UPDATE *** *** Unfortunately, Jordan was unable to join us for tonight's show. I provided an overview of Jordan's article and some of the political history around his piece. Hopefully, we'll be able to get him back on the show at a later date. My apologies for everyone who shared out the show promo over the past several days and were looking fo…
 
Progressives hold the line, forcing Nancy Pelosi to postpone a vote on the $1 trillion Kyrsten Sinima promoted the “bi-partisan” (aka the fossil fuel) infrastructure bill. Meanwhile, Joe Manchin says he won’t support a reconciliation bill larger than $1.5 trillion - $2 trillion less than the compromise package and $4.5trillion less than the origina…
 
On today’s show, we've got another round of open phones. From Bucks County, to Harrisburg, to Washington, the challenges we face just don't stop. What's on your mind? What's at the top of your agenda? We're taking your comments on YouTube. Tonight we're talking about refusal to work, bread and roses, journalism fails, Biden's faltering agenda, and …
 
Happy 10 year anniversary to Occupy Wall Street! We’ll be reflecting on that. Here comes the subpoenas! The House Select committee on the January 6 insurrection issued subpoenas to several former Trump officials including former White House strategist Steve Bannon, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former social media director Dan Sca…
 
On this week’s show we talk about Cyril's latest column, "Bucks County GOP must reject militias, QAnon, Proud Boys, and other extremism." We also check in with some of the Anti-MaskerRaiders in Bucks County. It's also the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street which is a good opportunity to talk about the critical importance of organizing. You shou…
 
On today’s show, we've got another round of open phones. From Bucks County, to Harrisburg, to Washington, the challenges we face just don't stop. What's on your mind? What's at the top of your agenda? We're taking your comments on YouTube. You can also join the show live on Riverside.fm and call in to the show. Join our Discord server: https://disc…
 
We're back in your media feeds! Cyril Mychalejko is back with Kevin Mahoney to get us caught up on all the craziness in Bucks County. The incredible disappearing Damsker? What? Rise in COVID numbers got you down? No longer the hero of local right-wing school board members? Worried about ties with Reopen PA? Who knows? School boards throughout the c…
 
On today’s show I welcome Pennridge United school board candidates Dawn Curran and Carolyn Sciarrino. Dawn Curran is a teacher at Central Bucks High School West and has two kids, the oldest of which started first grade this fall. Dawn and her husband have been part of the Pennridge community for the past 15 years. Dawn is especially interested in h…
 
President Biden announces a COVID vaccine mandate for all businesses with 100 or more employees. His administration seems to have had it with the politicization of the pandemic. In his address he said: “What makes it incredibly more frustrating is we have the tools to combat covid-19, and a distinct minority of Americans, supported by a distinct mi…
 
On today's Out d'Coup LIVE special I talk with Steve Oross, Associate Professor of Psychology at Kutztown University. Eralier this year, Oross had a heart transplant and has spent the last six months rehabilitating and recovering from his surgery. While he has made a remarkable recovery, his status as a recent heart transplant patient puts him in a…
 
It's Raging Chicken's Friday politics round-up with Kevin Mahoney and Sean Kitchen. It's been quite a week and we're here to dig into it. You can help support homegrown, progressive media by becoming a patron of Raging Chicken for as little as $5/month: https://www.patreon.com/rcpress Join our Discord to live chat during the show: https://discord.g…
 
On this week's episode, I am talking with Kierstyn Zolfo from Bucks County Indivisible to dig into the myth vs. reality of Republican Rep. Brian Fiitzpatrick's (PA-01) reputation as a moderate. Fitzpatrick's "moderate" credentials have helped garner him endorsements from the PSEA, the PA AFL-CIO, and the Sierrra Club. But what's the real deal here?…
 
Bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan leaves at least 112 people dead and 111 injured. That includes 13 U.S. service members. Florida is facing its worst COVID outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic thanks to a Governor stuck in a right-wing media fantasyland and the rapid spreading delta variant. The Orlando area has begged residents t…
 
On today's show, we dig into Kutztown University's back to school plans. If you've been following this show at all you'll know that the KU administration has been a bit belligerent when it comes to ensuring the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students. During the last academic year, KU had one of highest rates of COVID cases in the PA Stat…
 
On this week's episode, I talk with Ben Tupper about the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan. Ben Tupper served in the United States military for 20 years, and was part of Task Force Phoenix in Afghanistan for a year long tour, responsible for mentoring, training, and fighting along side the Afghan National Army. Ben retired in 2015 at the rank of Majo…
 
It's a special Thursday version of Raging Chicken's weekly politics round-up. Surprise! On today's show, we spend a good chunk of time talking about the situation in Afghanistan, how to grapple with fallout and aftermath of U.S. empire; and, how the media is fueling misleading and unhelpful narratives about the U.S. withdrawl. We also talk more abo…
 
It's a special Monday evening edition of The Wednesday Show with Cyril Mychalejko. It's been quite a week in Bucks County. We've seen rising tensions over mask mandates; right-wing ideologues flaming about Critical Race Theory; and, school board elections that seem to be smack dab in the middle of it all. In the midst of all that, David Damsker, th…
 
On this week's episode, I welcome two candidates for school board in the Pennridge School District, Adrienne King and David O'Donnell. Adrienne King was raised in a working single parent home in Warminster, PA, and is a graduate of the Centennial School District. She has a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ma…
 
We're back after our last vacation of the summer. Tonight we want to hear what's on your mind. Join in the chat or call-in on Riverside.fm. We'll be talking about the dire warnings in the newly released IPCC Climate Report. It's not looking good for business-as-usual. Plus, as schools plan for the coming school year, the idea of masking has sent gr…
 
The Portman-Sinema infrastructure bill passed the Senate, 67-32. The bill will not deal with the necessary investments for the challenges of climate change, but we’re going to see some decent investment. However, given Senator Krysten Sinema’s statement that she is not ready to support the reconciliation bill that is “part two” of Biden’s infrastru…
 
On this week’s show, we’ll be talking about Cyril’s freshly minted column, “Join the Civil Rights movement of 2021 and beyond,” published today in the Bucks County Courier Times. Cyril had the opportunity to talk to Kadida Kenner of the New Pennsylvania Project about the critical need to protect and extend voting rights in PA at a moment when echoe…
 
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