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Pirate Hour: Jim Gray

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OU1BTkYSvs[/embed] The ninth episode of the Pirate Hour is a discussion with the Vice Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party. We are very excited to speak with Judge Jim Gray, former presiding judge for the Orange County Superior Court, author and Libertarian candidate for Vice President. Gray has been a member of the California Judicial Council, as well as the California Judicial Council's Advisory Committee on Juvenile Law, the Alcohol Advisory Board to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the Advisory Board of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug…
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Pirate Hour: Lawrence Lerner

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GID0VkoLLdU[/embed] The eighth episode of the Pirate Hour is a discussion about revolutionary innovation, social media and tactics for achieving change. This week we speak with Lawrence Lerner, President of LLBC, llc and Vice President and Global Head of Quality and Testing for GENPACT LLC. Lerner describes his method for analyzing problems as "constructive disruption" and "revolutionary innovation." This is a method for identifying as many variables as possible and analyzing facts when implementing change in an organization. We were very interested to discuss Lerner's ideas as they relate to…
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Pirate Hour: Eric Maag

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uJuaG8KpvA[/embed] The seventh episode of the Pirate Hour is a discussion about upcoming propositions that would effect education, student rights and the labor movement. This week we speak with Eric Maag, Professor of Communication at Southwestern College in San Diego. Prof. Maag is also interim president of the Southwestern College Education Association (faculty union), where he coordinates labor union activities on behalf of 800 college educators in San Diego. Maag is an influential college debate coach and activist. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to speak with him.…
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Pirate Hour: Russell Dalton

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aErBzgcL4w&t=1s[/embed] The sixth episode of the Pirate Hour is a fabulous conversation about new trends in political representation and democracy. This week we spoke with Russell Dalton, professor of Political Science at UC Irvine and founding director of the Center for the Study of Democracy. Prof. Dalton has written and/or edited over 20 books and 150 research articles related to the role of citizens in the political process, as well as methods for making democracy more accessible and effective. His recent work evaluates a rising trend of "Apartisanship" in the…
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Pirate Hour: Angela Keaton

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vmq1dMUM2M[/embed] This week we were very lucky to speak with Angela Keaton, development director for¬†Antiwar.com. Ms. Keaton is a libertarian activist and a brilliant speaker regarding third parties and progressive issues. Her work for Antiwar.com helps ¬†build awareness of the dangers of globalization, interventionism and imperialism. Ms. Keaton has also worked to help administer the Libertarian Party for several years. Our discussion with Ms. Keaton was phenomenal. She provides a wonderful analysis of the Pirate Party's chances in California and identifies areas where we can focus to avoid the problems…
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Pirate Hour: William Kelleher and Alan Dechert

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0GpyoUqk4[/embed] The goal of the Pirate Hour is to create a forum for members of the California Pirate Party and the public at large to speak with intellectuals and public figures in a democratic open space to share ideas and information. The third episode of the Pirate Hour was recorded on Thursday, August 9, 2012 and we were very lucky to have two guests this week: William Kelleher and Alan Dechert. Our main topic of conversation this week is online voting in California and throughout the United States. The California…
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