Episode 118: Bail Fail

The United States bail system is the primary way our courts deal with pre-conviction imprisonment. Those that are charged with a crime, but not yet convicted, have the option to trade money for freedom. But in many cases, as our criminal justice system increasingly criminalizes poverty, defendants are simply too poor to gain their freedom…

Episode 109: WTF Is On The Ballot – District 11 Schools

This month we kick off the 2017 election cycle with our semi-annual WTF Is On The Ballot episodes. First up; the mill levy override that will benefit District 11 schools. In this episode we sit down with Lauren Hug and Anthony Carlson from Friends of D11 to discuss why funding for the city’s largest school…

Episode 108: Who Needs Healthcare Anyway

In the wake of yet another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act we sit down with Rebecca and Randy from Peak Vista Community Health Centers. We take a quick history tour of the how Medicare came about and then we focus in on some of the issues surrounding the program. Randy and Rebecca walk us…

Episode 101: CSPD, Physical Fitness and a Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

  This week we talk about the pursuit of physical fitness and how it resulted in a gender discrimination lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs Police Department. Our guest, attorney Ian Kalmanowitz of the law firm Cornish & Dell’Olio, walks us through the test that the department instituted and how that test drastically altered…