‘A View from the Left Side’: New Podcast from Rep. PPH (video)

Rep. Pam Powers Hannley

I’m not the politician who strides into the room with an entourage and takes the first opportunity to grab a mic and give a speech. I’m the politician who wanders around parties and events chitchatting incognito until somebody, like my husband, tips people off and blows my cover.

Before COVID, I heard a lot of your stories with this way.

Literally everywhere I go–even to Jim’s recent Rincon Rangers High School Reunion–people tell me how much they appreciate getting an insider’s view of the Arizona Legislature through my video updates and blog posts.

Although this blog has been quiet since the end of a grueling, six-month Legislative session, I have been busy in the background.* Given the dismal state of our state government and the struggles to make progressive change in the Congress, I decided to up my communication game and start a weekly podcast.  Each episode of A View from the Left Side focuses on a specific topic and includes a commentary to set the stage, followed by guest interviews. My podcast is available in podcast format through several services like Spotify, Stitcher Radio, I Heart Radio and others. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel and get the podcast, along with my other updates.

A View from the Left Side began with a soft opening on August 20 with Episode 1: The State of Politics in Arizona. There is obviously a lot of material for a political podcast in Arizona. 

Ending on June 30, 2021, the first session of the 55th Legislature was the longest session in recent history because it took the Republicans two months to get their radical agenda passed. With the House split 31-29, they needed every one of their members to pass horrible ideological bills like the Flat Tax, the alternative tax to get around Prop 208 (Invest in Ed), Arizona’s extreme anti-abortion bill (SB1457), Critical Race Theory, Empowerment Scholarship (ESA) expansion and the PEVL purge and other voter suppression.

As predicted, the state got sued over several laws and petition drives started. In Episode 2: Arizonans Fight Back Against #AZLeg Republicans with Six Referenda, my guests detail the pushback against extremist Republican ideas. Other episodes cover hot topics like COVID 19, reproductive choice, online gaming and more. Here is a list of the eight episodes that I have published. Look for new episodes every Friday. They premiere on podcast format first, followed by YouTube. (The YouTube version includes some video, whereas the podcast version is only audio.)

You can also subscribe to A View from the Left Side on multiple podcasting services such as iTunes, SpotifyStitcher RadioI Heart Radio and others. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel and get the podcast, along with my other updates.

A View from the Left Side Episodes

Episode 1: The State of Politics in Arizona Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 2: Arizonans Fight Back Against #AZLeg Republicans with Six Referenda Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 3: Arizona Bowl: Using Sex to Sell Football and Gaming Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 4: Labor Day: How Unions Are Organizing Arizona Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 5: Fighting Back Against Repressive Anti-Choice Laws in Arizona and Texas Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 6: COVID19 in Arizona: Where Are We Now? 18 Months Later … Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 7: The Filibuster: It’s Time to Remove a Relic of Racism Podcast Format / YouTube

Episode 8: Updates: From Taxes to Reproductive Rights and COVID … What’s the Latest? Podcast Format / YouTube

* NOTE: I have since added the podcast episodes to this website for easy access.

 

Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Culture Wars at #AZLeg with Abortion Ban, School Vouchers & Camps for Homeless A View from the Left Side

As the Arizona Legislature approaches the 100-day target for the end of session, the Republican Legislators have shifted their focus to passage of their party's most extreme bills.In Season 2, Episode 7, Rep. Pam Powers Hannley's Legislative updates focus on the Culture War raging in the Legislature — from the 15 week abortion ban and school voucher expansion to homeless encampments and inequitable ambulance services. Ironically,  Arizona Republicans routinely pontificate about "parental choice" when it comes to schools and school curricula BUT parental input falls by the wayside when it comes to statewide voucher expansion OR the ultimate parental choice — whether or not to have a baby and when. Creeping authoritarianism in the Republican Party — fueled by fake news and misinformation in social media — is troubling.Time Stamps …Rep. PPH Introduces Season 2, Episode 3  | 0:49Bills Tackling Homelessness and Addiction Ignore Poverty Link March 22, 2022  | 1:36Democrats Grill Boyer on Massive Expansion of School Vouchers March 23, 2022  | 7:36'Social Engineering Day': Featuring Republican Overreach into Personal Decisions March 24, 2022  | 11:17 Multiple Ambulance Bills Point to Need for Study Committee March 29, 2022  | 13:20Study Hall 1964 Collides with Education Culture Wars 2022 March 30, 2022  | 20:11
  1. Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Culture Wars at #AZLeg with Abortion Ban, School Vouchers & Camps for Homeless
  2. Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: 'PC Bill' Drama, Wasting Time, & Anti-Worker Bills
  3. Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Taxes, Voter Suppression, the Border Wall & More
  4. Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: COVID Vaccine Bans to School Vouchers & More
  5. Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Marijuana Regulations to Cheaper Guns & More