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Pirate Podcasts – Episode 12: Qualifying the Integrity of Media Sources

This panel was recorded during the Pirate Party conference on April 29, 2017. It features two speakers: Kendra Moyer and Wendy Joy Welsh. Kendra joins us via video link from Detroit, MI, to present the American Library Association's CRAAP method for evaluating sources. CRAAP stands for Currency ... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 11: The importance of causing a stir

Terra Friedrichs is a former selectman from Acton, Massachusetts. She talks about her experience on the board, using a town's permitting authority as a negotiating tool, municipal rights, the importance of doing your homework, and not being afraid to put corporations on the spot. Terra also talks a... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 10: Your Community Needs You (to run for office)

James O'Keefe is the Captain of the Massachusetts Pirate Party, and a former Green Party candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer. In this podcast, James talks about organizing campaign for local and state offices, with an emphasis on running local. Topics include building a network of supporters, de... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 9: How to run for town meeting

Town Meetings are a common form of town legislature in New England, and they're also a working example of direct democracy. In this podcast, Steve Revilak talks about the ins and outs of Massachusetts town meetings. The first half covers town meeting as an institution, and the logistics of getting... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 8: True Progress – an Aaron James Campaign Event

This podcast was recorded at True Progress, an Aaron James campaign event. True Progress took place at the Somerville Armory on August 30th, 2016. The program is 0:00 Intro 3:24: Bill Rifkin (President of MassCann), on Ballot Question 4, which would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts. 7:42... Read more

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