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Ep. 41: 7/11/21 Monica Bullington

Ep. 41: 7/11/21 Monica Bullington

July 11, 2021

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 Wildermore.

Ep 40: 6/27/21 Jeremy Kelley, Chad Bevers

Ep 40: 6/27/21 Jeremy Kelley, Chad Bevers

June 27, 2021

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. 

Plus a new theme song by local band Wildermore!

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Ep 39: 6/13/21 (Karl Goeke)

Ep 39: 6/13/21 (Karl Goeke)

June 13, 2021

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. 

Ep 38: 5/31/21 (Lizzy Johnston, Julie Emig)

Ep 38: 5/31/21 (Lizzy Johnston, Julie Emig)

May 31, 2021

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 future.

Thanks to our sponsor Lil Beaver Brewery. 

Ep 37: County Redistricting part 2 (Josh Barnett, Lizzy Johnston, Pat Cortesi)

Ep 37: County Redistricting part 2 (Josh Barnett, Lizzy Johnston, Pat Cortesi)

May 17, 2021

The conversation about redistricting continues with a couple other special guests. 

 

Thanks to our sponsor Lil Beaver Brewery

Ep 37: County Redistricting part 1 (Josh Barnett)

Ep 37: County Redistricting part 1 (Josh Barnett)

May 17, 2021

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 Lil Beaver Brewery.

Ep 36: 4/26/21 (Amelia Buragas)

Ep 36: 4/26/21 (Amelia Buragas)

April 26, 2021

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 risks associated with COVID, one summary of which can be found here: https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-misinformation-is-distorting-covid-policies-and-behaviors/

Thanks to our sponsor Lil Beaver Brewery. Check them out at lilbeaverbrewery.com or at 5 Finance Drive. 

Ep 35: April 11, 2021

Ep 35: April 11, 2021

April 13, 2021

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. 

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Bloomington Firefighters Union Endorsed Candidate Forum: Election Edition 2021 Bonus Episode

Bloomington Firefighters Union Endorsed Candidate Forum: Election Edition 2021 Bonus Episode

April 1, 2021

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 - IAFF Local 49".

2021 Election Edition Debrief Part 2

2021 Election Edition Debrief Part 2

March 15, 2021

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/money dynamics with local organizations, what we look for in elected officials, our impressions of the candidates and of course lots of opinions on local issues. 

Special guests:
Justin Bellas, Lil Beaver Co-Owner

Patrick Cortesi, Chair of the McLean County Democrats

 

Recorded on site at Lil Beaver Brewery!

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