Picket

By Picket

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Hosts Lorenzo and Jake reflect on the nation’s past and present, seek out the long-dormant Jack and Diane, and search from the picket fence to the picket line in an effort to claim their slice of the American pie. The project's objective is to facilitate an open, non-partisan discussion focused on a diverse array of values and beliefs. They interview inspiring individuals from across this land to gain a better understanding citizens' and politicians' perceptions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Join them on their mission to find common ground.

Episode Date
How Broken Is The Senate? w/ Dr. Ross Baker
25:25

Jake and Lorenzo consider the intentions of the constitution's framers and whether or not the upper body of our bicameral system behaves as intended. What’s wrong and what’re we gonna do about it? Joining them today is Dr. Ross Baker, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Member of the Board of Contributors at USA Today, and scholar of all things Senatorial.

Oct 14, 2020
Post Debate Discussion: w/ Jake and Lorenzo
09:08

Following the September 29th presidential debate, Jake and Lorenzo reflect on their conversation from Monday’s episode. What predictions came true? Find out on this special short edition of Picket. These are the key moments from an hour-long post-debate discussion.

Sep 30, 2020
Punching For The Presidency: Presidential Debates w/ Alan Schroeder
18:55

Its time for the political Super Bowl, the presidential debates. Jake and Lorenzo hear from Alan Schroeder, Professor Emeritus at Northeastern, an expert on televised and presidential debates. Where we figure out what we can expect from the candidates, strengths and weaknesses, and much more.

Sep 28, 2020
The 51st: Puerto Rico? w/ Gov. Luis Fortuño
28:55

It’s been over 60 years since we added a new state to the union. In the latest installment of Picket, Jake and Lorenzo discuss Puerto Rico’s lengthy fight for Statehood with Former Governor Luis Fortuño.

Sep 09, 2020
Buying Elections w/ Commissioner Weintraub
27:49

We may not be the ones deciding our elections. Jake and Lorenzo look into the “dark money” of America’s campaign finance system (among other topics) with the help of Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.

Aug 26, 2020
The Green Party w/ Howie Hawkins
27:34

With the general election looming a few short months away, Jake and Lorenzo speak with Howie Hawkins, the Green Party’s candidate for President of the U.S. Tune in they dive into America’s partisan system and learn about those pushing to change it. 

Aug 12, 2020
Confederate Monuments w/ Dr. Karen Cox
35:24

History or hate? Jake and Lorenzo speak to Dr. Karen Cox of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte about the debate over Confederate monuments and symbols.

Jul 29, 2020
The Electoral College w/ Lawrence Lessig
42:04

With the help of Havard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, Jake and Lorenzo consider a much-debated feature of America's democratic process: the Electoral College. Take a listen as they discuss solutions to this pressing issue.

Jul 15, 2020
Reopening w/ Tom Steyer
32:03

In part two of Picket’s COVID-19 series, Jake and Lorenzo talk reopening with former presidential candidate and Chair of California’s business and jobs recovery task force, Tom Steyer.

Jul 01, 2020
The Middle East w/ Sec. Leon Panetta
29:17

Jake and Lorenzo sit down with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to discuss American foreign policy toward the Middle East.

May 27, 2020
Coronavirus w/ Supervisor Mary Adams
25:44

Lorenzo and Jake take a look at the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, speaking with Monterey County District 5 Supervisor Mary Adams. 

Apr 15, 2020
Freedom
21:54

Lorenzo and Jake hold up a lens to the history and present state of freedom in America. Join them for the first full episode of the Picket Podcast. 

Apr 08, 2020
Welcome to Picket.
00:45

Lorenzo and Jake discuss what the podcast will be about and what you can anticipate moving forward. 

Apr 01, 2020