The Grasscast
Episode 4: Voting Rights with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Episode 4: Voting Rights with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

December 31, 2021

This final episode of 2021 has it all. Hosts Chris Blackwood and Robert Mac dive into the issue of voting rights in an effort to understand and solve ongoing voter suppression in the USA. They interview Damon Hewitt, the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and discuss why they don't have a shorter name, the origin and current state of American voter suppression and what can be done about it, and why everyone seems to enjoy making fun of lawyers. 

If that's not enough, this episode also includes comedy clips from some recent live Grassroots Comedy shows, featuring Jani Tillery, Martin Amini, Haywood Turnipseed Jr, and Grassroots Comedy's own Chris Blackwood. With all of that, along with some additional surprises, this is not an episode you want to miss! 

Episode 3: Youth Empowerment with Horton‘s Kids

Episode 3: Youth Empowerment with Horton‘s Kids

December 8, 2021

After a long hiatus we're finally back! In this long-awaited episode, we dig into youth empowerment in the Nation's Capital in an interview with Leigh Player from Horton's Kids. In addition, Chris and Robert offer advice to teenagers, because they are like, really smart and good at it. They also advise you to listen to this episode for your own good. Because education and laughter are good for the mind, body and soul. 

Episode 2: Climate Change with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Episode 2: Climate Change with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network

May 29, 2021

Hosts Chris Blackwood and Robert Mac dig into the issue of climate change through interviews with Mike Tidwell from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), Charley Silverman from Orchard City, Colorado, and another special guest that Chris met as a gas station. Featuring comedy clips from comedians Brittany Carney, Violet Gray, and Robert Mac, this episode is as funny as it is informative. 

Episode 1: Immigrant Rights with Ayuda

Episode 1: Immigrant Rights with Ayuda

April 22, 2021

In this pilot episode of the Grasscast, we dive into the issue of immigrant rights, with a special guest from Ayuda- a Washington, DC based organization that provides legal, social, and language services to help low-income immigrants access justice and transform their lives.

Chris and Robert discuss silver linings of harmful immigration policies (spoiler alert- there are none), we hear from a real life United States immigrant, and hear topical comedy from comedians Denise Taylor, Maher Matta, and Dana Fleitman.

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