Episode 17: Little Pink Houses

This week, editorial page editor Sarah Garrecht Gassen, cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and editorial writer Luis Carrasco talk about Vail’s tiny homes for teachers, sexual harassment in politics, Fitz’s fans and bringing Christmas back.

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1:20 – The Vail school district is considering providing tiny houses for their teachers, which shouldn’t be necessary but are.

9:00 – Republicans and Democrats are taking a different approach to accusations of sexual misconduct.

16:40 – What about Bill Clinton?

18:54 – Fitz’s favorite cartoon of the week.

19:25 – Reader responses, as dramatized by Fitz.

21:05 – What’s going on the letters page this week?

22:54 – A letter about the “war” on Christmas, poorly dramatized by Luis.

23:54 – Christmas and other holidays.

27:06 – Our groovy recommendations for the week:

Luis is playing the board game “Secret Hitler.”

Fitz is taking part in the celebration of the Presidio’s Living History Luminaria Night.

Sarah is grading final exams… yay(?)

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Episode 14: The Franken-Moore Scale

Welcome to The Point Being podcast for the week of Nov. 17

The Star’s editorial team (sans Fitz this week) talks about what to do now that Prop. 204 is dead, harassers and creeps, letters to the editor and the UA refusing to share information.

Listen and check out the show notes below.

0:54 – Last Sunday’s editorial and what to do now that Prop. 204 has been defeated by the voters.

2:25 – A wide ranging conversation on alleged sexual harassers and run-of-the-mill creeps. Including Don ShooterRoy MooreAl Franken and Matthew Weiner.

19:20 – A letter writer chimes in with an interesting take on Lincoln, Trump and Russia.

21:56 – Letter writer Pat Moran is grateful to have her son back from Afghanistan.

24:15 – This Sunday’s editorial concerns the University of Arizona being unwilling to share with the Star what it’s doing to train student athletes in sexual violence prevention.

28:35 – Our groovy recommendations for the week:

Luis was raised by television so it’s no wonder he likes the Raised by TV podcast hosted by Lauren Lapkus and Jon Gabrus.

Sarah is listening to Vice President Joe Biden read his book “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.”

Thanks for listening!