Disruptive Politics

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Dasgupta, Sunil. "Disruptive Politics." Interview with Will Regan, Nora Swisher, Paul Severance, Ben Kramer. I Hate Politics Podcast. Jan. 20, 2023. https://ihppod.libsyn.com/disruptive-politics.


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Last October, the climate group Declare Emergency blocked traffic on the Capital Beltway in an effort to force President Biden to announce a climate emergency. Sunil Dasgupta talks with Will Regan and Nora Swisher, who were arrested and jailed for that action, and Paul Severance, the group’s spokesperson to find out about their theory of victory. The episode includes a second interview Maryland state senator Ben Kramer about his claim to disruptive politics in proposing big changes to the agency responsible for land-use planning in Montgomery County. Music from Takoma Park bluesman Reggie Right-Eye and the Missing Pieces Band.