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”….

COS By the Numbers ||Week of April 25th, 2018

Why, hello there! Welcome to a politics heavy version of COS By the Numbers. This week we take a look at how a Republican victory in Arizona portends bad bad things for Republicans in November, a inept Congressman being inept in his continued efforts at Congressional ineptitude, and of course; what the hell is happening…

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 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 103: News You May Have Missed

It’s time for our semi-monthly roundup of the news items that you might be missing because the world is an insane place led by an even more insane President! Anyway, we have you covered in case you are feeling overwhelmed. This week, we cover:   John Kasich and John Hickenlooper are teaming up to propose a…

Episode 75: Gerrymandering

There are a lot of answers to the question “How did we get here?” This is just one of them. In this episode of The Little London Show we dive into the strategic manipulation of the voting public – Gerrymandering. We cover it from it’s history to it’s recent ramifications. While the word in itself…

#LLSBookClub: Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics

When I (Darcie) first started reading this book I thought to myself, “Maybe everything isn’t as chaotic as it seems.” Thanks to the work of authors Weiler and Hetherington our current political stage can make a little more sense. Their study of authoritarian tendencies (via child rearing value questions) results in some strong correlations in…

Episode 61: WTF Is On The Ballot? (Part 2)

This week we dive into four more items on the ballot in November: Amendment 71: Requirements for Constitutional Amendment Amendment 72: Increase Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Proposition 106: Access to Medical Aid-in-Dying Medication Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition If you have received the Blue Book in the mail and thought to yourself…

Episode 51: Conventions Recap!

We dove into the ins and outs, what was circus-y and what was normal, what to know and what to expect. Tune in this week to the Conventions Recap! In this episode Jeff argues that this whole convention/presidential candidate thing is pretty normal – democracy is messy! We deep dive into some of the statements…

Get the Info You Need and Caucus Today!

It’s Super Tuesday! Yay! Today is the day that we can get to our precincts and show our support for Presidential candidates as well as experience the enthusiasm of other voters in our community. Caucuses are not like any other part of the voting or civic engagement process in the United States. They are special, and specially…

Episode 11: Dear City Council, What Do You Do?

In this episode Councilwoman Jill Gaebler  (@jillgaebler) gives us an inside look at Colorado Springs City Council (@COSCityCouncil). Ever want to know how it really works or who is throwing temper tantrums? This show is for you!

Episode 10: What the F*** is TABOR?

Diving into the city budget last episode piqued our interest about Colorado’s Tax Payer Bill of Rights, or TABOR. So we wanted to know: “What the F*UCK actually is TABOR?” Join us as we delve into TABOR, how it affects every city, town and municipality in Colorado and the people and groups that support it….