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Common Good Issues - Cryptocurrency

Common Good Issues - Cryptocurrency

June 18, 2021

What exactly is cryptocurrency and how does it impact our economy? Economics Professor Fadhel Kaboub helps us understand the sometimes confusing world of Crypto, the surprising environmental impact of Bitcoin mining, and why we should be skeptical that the same folks who tanked the economy in 2008 are now champions of cryptocurrency.

 

Fadhel Kaboub, Ph.D. is President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Associate Professor of economics at Denison University. His research focuses on the Political Economy of the Middle East and the fiscal and monetary policy dimensions of job creation programs. He is a widely published author and his recent work has been presented at many prestigious institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, Columbia University, Sorbonne University, and the National University of Singapore.

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - Is the Insurance Industry Rigged?

Common Good Issues - Is the Insurance Industry Rigged?

June 17, 2021

An insurance company insider speaks out on how corporate PR is killing health care and deceiving Americans. Wendell Potter is a self-described "reformed insurance propagandist" who left the industry after blowing the whistle on shady insurance company tactics. He and host Doug Pagitt discuss a the challenges of reforming the deeply flawed American health care system. "It's a David vs Goliath battle, but David can win."

 

Wendell Potter is the President of the Center for Health and Democracy.

After seeing firsthand how strategic PR and lobbying is used unfairly to tilt the scales toward corporate interests against the people’s interests, Wendell left his corporate career to advocate for meaningful health care reform. He made headlines in 2009 when he disclosed in Congressional testimony how insurance companies, as part of their efforts to boost profits, have contributed to spiraling health care costs and the growing number of Americans without health insurance. He also revealed how insurance companies use their customers’ premiums to wage multi-million dollar PR and lobbying campaigns to influence public opinion and public policy. Since then, he has spoken at more than 200 public forums and authored the award-winning book, Deadly Spin, An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans.

 

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Juneteenth and the Truth and Conciliation Summit

Common Good Faith - Juneteenth and the Truth and Conciliation Summit

June 16, 2021

Today we look at the history of Juneteenth and how being truthful about our past is the only way to build a better future. To that end, Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose gives us a preview of the Truth and Conciliation Summit that she is hosting this week. She is joined by Doug Pagitt, Dominique Gilliard, and Dr. Dena Samuels who is one of the presenters at the summit.

 

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Dena Samuels, PhD, serves as a mindfulness-based diversity, equity, and inclusion author, speaker, leadership trainer, and consultant. As an award-winning tenured professor, Dr. Samuels taught at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs for 20 years while consulting around the U.S. and beyond. She now consults full-time on mindful, inclusive leadership development, and remains on faculty at the university. She has authored several books and many other publications. Her latest book, “The Mindfulness Effect: an unexpected path to healing, connection, and social justice,” offers 25 mindfulness practices for health/wellness, self-empowerment, culturally inclusive leadership development, social justice and environmental justice.

 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilegewill be released on August 24, 2021.

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Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Biden Abroad, Domestic Extremists, and the Trump Loyalty Test

Common Good Politics - Biden Abroad, Domestic Extremists, and the Trump Loyalty Test

June 15, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss President Biden's trip to the G7 Summit, the work to hold domestic extremists accountable, and how the Tea Party paved the way for the MAGA Movement.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good News - June 14

Common Good News - June 14

June 14, 2021

Doug Pagitt takes a look at the week's headlines, including why we can't move on from the January 6th insurrection until there is true accountability.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Doug Pagitt on the UnPresidented Podcast

Doug Pagitt on the UnPresidented Podcast

June 11, 2021

Our Executive Director Doug Pagitt was on the other side of the interview desk as a guest on the UnPresidented Podcast this week. He talks about our work at Vote Common Good and the struggle Democrats have in reaching more progressive faith voters. 

 

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - Church and State with Bishop Mariann Budde

Common Good Issues - Church and State with Bishop Mariann Budde

June 10, 2021

Bishop Mariann Budde of the Washington DC Diocese sits down with Doug Pagitt to discuss her role in the Episcopal church, how she navigates the intersection of faith and politics, and to talk about the infamous photo of Trump holding up a bible in front of St. John's church - a church in her diocese - after teargassing citizens to clear the area.

 

Bishop Mariann Budde Responds to Trump's Photo Op at St. John's Church

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Consumerism

Common Good Faith - Consumerism

June 9, 2021

Our panel of pastors discuss the ways consumerism shapes our society and the way we see ourselves, often to our detriment. But what if our faith invites us into a different and more beautiful way of being a human in community?

 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilegewill be released on August 24, 2021.

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Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Qanon and Why We Can’t Just “Get Over” The Insurrection

Common Good Politics - Qanon and Why We Can’t Just “Get Over” The Insurrection

June 8, 2021

Hundreds have been arrested on charges related to the January 6th Insurrection, and the list grows daily. Doug and Robb discuss how Trump and The Big Lie, fueled by Qanon conspiracies, created a monster that most Republicans are trying to ignore, or worse, get in bed with. They also offer a critique of the Biden administration's immigration policies which have largely been the same as Trump's but with softer language.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good News - Immigration Reform, Bit Coin, Ransomware and More

Common Good News - Immigration Reform, Bit Coin, Ransomware and More

June 7, 2021

Doug and Dan do the news: two Republicans in the house propose common good immigration reform, Vice-president Harris visits Guatemala, El Salvador embraces Bit Coin, plus the unavoidable headlines about Trump's pants.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Science - Scientific Origin Stories

Common Good Science - Scientific Origin Stories

June 4, 2021

Hosts Doug Pagitt and astrophysicist Paul Wallace take a look at scientific origin stories, from life on our planet to the Coronavirus, and discuss how science helps us understand our past so we can build a common good future.

 

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. H writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director of Vote Common Good and is a pastor, author, and social activist.    

 

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The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - The Bipartisan Push to End the Death Penalty in Ohio

Common Good Issues - The Bipartisan Push to End the Death Penalty in Ohio

June 3, 2021

Doug sits down with Hannah Kubbins, Executive Director of Ohioans To Stop Executions, to hear about how a bipartisan effort is on track to end the death penalty in Ohio in the next 18 months. Learn more about their efforts at nodeathpenaltyoh.com

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - The Moral Implications of Income Inequality

Common Good Faith - The Moral Implications of Income Inequality

June 2, 2021

Our panel of pastors discuss income inequality and the various ways the Church has attempted to tackle this problem - or avoid it.

 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilegewill be released on August 24, 2021.

@DDGilliard     //      facebook.com/dominique.dg.7

 

Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians

 

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Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

@drstephanyrose     //      facebook.com/stephanyrose 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - How to Get Past the Obstructionists

Common Good Politics - How to Get Past the Obstructionists

June 1, 2021

This past week, a minority of 35 Senators killed a bipartisan commission into the January 6th Insurrection. What do you do when the minority party can effectively veto anything it doesn't like - even when it goes against the will of the American people? Doug and Robb discuss this and more.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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