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Champions of the Downtrodden, with David Osbourne
Ken’s guest is David Osborne, president, co-founder, and general counsel of the Fairness Center in Harrisburg, a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides free legal services to those hurt by public-sector union officials.
Episode 4 | 56min
Ken’s guest is missing in action, so the guest is Ken talking about some of the key concepts in his novel, Atlas Snubbed, a parody sequel to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. For example, the Separation of Society and State as an effective governor on the runaway welfare state, voluntary business regulations as a more effective and cheaper solution, and a novel approach to the justice system: voluntary sentencing.
Ken’s guest is Bob Lankin, a mass incarceration expert, talking about the incredible number of Pennsylvanians in prison, the real cost to taxpayers, and alternative approaches to probation and bail that can dramatically reduce the size of Pennsylvania’s prison industrial complex.
Ken’s guest is Tim Runkle, treasurer for the Green Party of Pennsylvania discussing ballot access, flat-out incorrect “official” information, voting reforms, and pork-barrel Primaries. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week: Using the law and economic extortion to diss, fine, and crush challenger political parties.
Ken’s guest is Michael Heise, political activist in Montgomery County, discussing what it takes to change government, whether it’s peace with police, legal psychedelics, named guns, or marching in the streets. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week: What no one votes Libertarian.
Ken’s guest is Jeff Zick, co-founder of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival in Scranton, discussing the state of legalization locally and nationally, the successful Cannabis Festival, and why Pennsylvania law persecutes sick people. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week is yet another one of no one’s favorites: The Quote-Unquote “Justice” System.
Ken’s guest is Attorney Dan Wassmer, former Bucks County assistant Solicitor, dodging discussing why lawyers are so damn expensive, the evils of corporate personhood, blatantly racist courts, or how they’ve effectively monopolized the “justice” system and excluded regular people. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week is another one of no one’s favorite: Inept drivers.
Ken’s guest is a captain in the Pennsylvania National Guard. But what is the Guard? What do they do? Where do they serve? Who commands them, Washington, Harrisburg, or the headlines? Most importantly, who pays for them?
What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week is no one’s favorite, but it should be: Jury Duty.
Ken’s guest is Chris Dreisbach, a very different sort of drug warrior. Chris is CEO of Blueprints for Addiction Recovery, Inc., a multi-site drug and alcohol treatment provider, and co-founder of Second Chance PA, a pre-arrest diversionary program offering individuals opportunities for treatment instead of incarceration. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week is “Laws that kill citizens”.
Ken’s guest was flushed away by the storms raging across eastern Pennsylvania, so the Them portion of the show is spent in the bathroom. But is it single-sex, multi-sex, state-controlled replete with bathroom police, moderated by the Moral Majority, or what? Then there’s that unmitigated disaster known as DUI Checkpoints.