Episode 166: All the Governor’s Bills

Jared Polis has been the Governor of Colorado for less than six months – but in that six months A LOT has happened in the legislative world. In this episode we dive into some of the bills that Governor Polis has signed and how they are advancing his legislative agenda focusing on education and health…

Episode 162: Bikes and Ballots with Jill Gaebler

Councilwoman Jill Gaebler sits down with Jeff to discuss the recent bike lane summit (the “Battle of the Bike Lanes”) and some of the issues surrounding trying to get a city ready for the next generation. Jill and Jeff also discuss the large swath of city council candidates running for the three at-large city council…

Episode 161: Issue 1 With Firefighters For a Safer Colorado Springs

Darcie and Jeff sit down with representatives from Firefighters for a Safer Colorado Springs to discuss Ballot Issue 1, which will make an appearance on your ballot this spring. John and Jason walk us through what, if passed, the initiative will provide for firefighters and the city, how it is different than a traditional “union”….

Episode 153: WTF Is On The Ballot? – Candidates

In our second show focusing on the 2018 mid-term ballot we cover the people running for offices throughout Colorado, including the governorship, our 5th Congressional district and more. If you still need to register to vote it’s not too late! You can go to the Secretary of State website here: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html Make sure to get your…

Episode 152: WTF Is On the Ballot?! Part 1: Amendments and Propositions

Ballot season is here! Colorado doesn’t have much in the way of “big” national level elections (except for District 5 for the 116th US Congress, currently held by Doug Lamborn) – BUT, that said, every election is important, and to help you sort through the ballot we present you with Part 1 of our semi-annual…

Episode 140: PERA’s Funding Shortfall

PERA is the retirement system for over 560,000 public service employees. It is also very very underfunded. This week we dive into the numbers to examine how the Colorado PERA system has reached such a perilous place and the efforts that the Colorado legislature is undertaking to try and fix the system. We also look…

Episode 138: Who the F*ck Is On The Primary Ballot?

It’s that treasured time of year when the mail arrives – delivering you the requisite four Bed Bath & Beyond coupons along with a official voting ballot! We know – the ballot often feels like a homework assignment for a class you signed up for on accident. But don’t worry, we have you covered! Join…

Episode 120: WTF Is Up With 2018

We are back for our first show of 2018! This week we take a look back at the political upheavals and surprises of 2017 including the Virginia elections and the Doug Jones victory in Alabama. Later on in the show we talk about the upcoming gubernatorial elections that will see many House and Senate seats…

Episode 114: Indictment-Palooza

The Mueller Investigation has been ramping up and has produced some indictments of key people in the Trump orbit. In this episode we dive into what is happening surrounding the indictments, what an indictment actually is and look at the various charges that have been levied by the special prosecutor against Paul Manafort and company….

Episode 113: WTF Is In The Ballot CLIFF NOTES

We spent all of October talking about ballot issues, putting together in-depth shows with phenomenal guests to help break down what you will be voting for (or against) on November 7th. But much like the end of the school semester, sometimes we just need some Cliff Notes™ to help us cram before the big day….

Episode 112: WTF Is On The Ballot – Widening I-25

This is the last episode in our deep dives into the November 2017 ballot issues. Almost time to vote! With DC Jim joining us in the studio we dive into a TABOR refund ballot initiative that will go towards the I-25 widening, as well as a reallocation of the PPRTA tax that will also go…

Episode 111: WTF Is On The Ballot: Stormwater!

Storm water, and the approaches to dealing with it, has a long and tortured history in Colorado Springs. We are the only major city in the entire country that does not have a dedicated funding source to maintain and expand storm water infrastructure. The lack of funding has been catastrophic for our city. Join us…