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Flyover Folk Episode 18: Progressive Rural Priorities Ahead of the 2020 Election With JD Scholten

Today, we’re talking with JD Scholten. JD is a 5th generation Iowan who received national attention in 2018 for his surprise near-defeat of Congressman Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. We talk about King’s history with white nationalism, rural populism, and the role of small town voters in the Iowa upcoming Iowa caucus. [...]

Flyover Folk Episode 17: Rural Representation in the Media with Screenwriter and Producer Tony Tost

Tony Tost is a screen writer and producer now based in Los Angles. He is the Creator of DAMNATION, a TV series which originally aired on the USA Network and was recently released Netflix. The series explores the little known history of the midwest farmer and labor strikes during the 1930s and is loosely based farmer protest movement the took place the in the rural communities outside Sioux City, Iowa. [...]

Flyover Folk Episode 16: North Dakota Voter Suppression with Dr. Hannah Walker

Dr. Hannah Walker is an assistant professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. She recently co-authored an expert report with Dr. Matt Barreto, Dr. Gabe Sanchez and Janelle Johnson which was submitted to the federal court in the case Brakebill at al. v Jaeger. The report demonstrates that North Dakota's new voter ID law makes it harder for some citizens—specifically Native American citizens—to exercise their right to vote. [...]