The Elected Executive
We've all been thinking about the people governing over us from DC. But, it's important to remember that there are people much closer to home, that are also involved in governing.
I talked to two of those people, and I asked them: what's it like to be in elected office?
(Off Topic) Adventure is Out There
What would it be like to get away from it all? To pack up your stuff, and ride off in to the sunset? To not have any deadlines, or trip itineraries? To go where you want, when you want?
I talk to someone who did exactly that. Hear her story, on this episode of The Pulse.
Why We March
There have been a number of high profile marches this year. In fact, it seems that marching is all some people have time for. There's always something to protest, or support. In any case, why do people go out and march? Does it have the same effects as it did 'back in the day?'
Find out, on this episode of The Pulse.
Music credit: Kevin Macleod,Renaissance Soul,Graham Bole,Kai Engel,Revolution Void.
(Off Topic) The Jog Of Death
Several years ago, I got lost in the woods with some friends. Here, for the first time, is that story.
Crime and Punishment
Why do we put people in jail? What are we hoping to achieve? Are those goals being met, and could we be doing better?
Today on The Pulse, I talk with a former inmate, and the commander of a county jail.
A Woman's Choice
This week, I present two organizations on the opposite ends of the abortion debate. The bulk of this episode is not about abortion specifically; but rather, I focus on how these two groups go about caring for women. They share more similarities than you would think.
Keep an open mind.
Music credit: Renaissance Soul, Kevin MacLeod, Kai Engel, and Purpleplanet.com.
(Off Topic) The Law: It's complicated
Being a police officer seems pretty straight forward, right? Someone broke the law, so you arrest them.
Not according to Lin Tucker: a police chief in Skagit County, Washington. Most of the time, the law gives officers room to make a judgement call. But how do they do it? What are the standards they use in the gray areas?
Find out on this episode of the pulse.
The Filter Bubble
Why do we have such different beliefs? Why is it important to talk to the other side? What do we do with people who disagree with us?
All this and more, on this episode of The Pulse.
Music credit: Graham Bole, Benedek, Renaissance Soul, Kevin Macleod, bensound.com, Kai Engel
Can I Get a Lift?
Ride sharing apps have become immensely popular: the most well-known service, Uber, has been valued at 60 billion dollars. What's with all the hype? Is this the future of travel? Are all cab drivers soon to be unemployed?
Find out, on this episode of The Pulse
Music credit: bensound.com Kevin Macleoud, Renaissance Soul, Kopeika, Benedek
How do you maintain political neutrality in the classroom? How do you (as a teacher) express your opinions in a way that doesn't influence your students?
What is the nature of universal truth?
This episode, I talk with two high school teachers about the ethics of teaching politics in a school setting.
The Virtual Reality Restaurant
I received a package in the mail the other day, from a company I've never heard of. When I opened the box, there were so many questions
Music credit: bensound.com Kevin Macleod, Renaissance Soul, incompetec.com
To Sell a House
"The housing market" is this vague force we hear about, that in some way, affects all of our lives. Even if we don't own a house, the economic impact of other people buying and selling real estate can be felt. Underneath this economic force, are hundreds of thousands of brokers, working tirelessly to help us find the right place to live. What's that like? How do you make a living doing this?
Find out, on this episode of The Pulse.
Music credit: Kevin Macleod, Renaissance Soul, incompetec.com, bensound.com
(Local Bits) Angie Homola Feature
An interview with Angie Homola, who is (currently) running for state senate, representing legislative district ten in Washington state.
Music credit: bensound.com, Kevin Macleod.
What happens when a middle school teacher allegedly compares Muslims to the third Reich? Who becomes involved? How does her town respond?
Find out on this episode of The Pulse.
On the first episode of The Pulse, I take a look at the use of lethal force in police work. I interview a family member of a man who was shot by police officers, and I have a conversation with a police chief.