Making Action Happen

Making Action Happen

Making Action Happen is a show about the Action22 members and communities. The show introduces you to Colorado community leaders, elected officials, and individuals to gain perspective on their ideas and experiences. While Action22 works on public policy from the rural space, we explore which perspectives are driven by political party lines and which ones are not. Specifically, we focus on and discuss topics that have ongoing and immediate impact on our communities, and by extension other communities like ours. The purpose is to help you find insight and solutions relevant to what you are working on, regardless of where you are in the world. Making Action Happen is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Episodes

April 15, 2021 60 min
This week we discuss CDPHE's Employee Traffic Reduction Program and how it will impact Colorado with Kelly Sloan, Mathew Groves and Patrick McConnell. We dissect how this came to be and how Coloradoans can voice their comments with CDPHE.
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Senator Bennet joins us again to discuss current federal issues and legislation. Afterwards, Sara and Brian discuss Action 22 standing up for rural ag.
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April 1, 2021 60 min
This week: We talk with Nicholas DeSalvo who was cemented as the youngest political candidate in Colorado when he ran for the Pueblo West Metro Board in 2020 at 17 years of age. While still in school, he serves as the elected Student Body President of Pueblo West High, the largest school south of Colorado Springs.
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We sit down with the Colorado Farm Bureau and discuss ag related issues and legislation that will impact Colorado.
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This week we talk to Greg Brophy about redistricting in Colorado and what it might look like. Frances Koncilja then joins us to discuss SB21-072 and energy transmission.
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As a pre-Energy Summit show, this week we welcome Reg Rudolph, CEO of San Isabel Electric Association to talk about the barrier no one else is talking about in economic and energy expansion for Southern Colorado - housing. We will also discuss the real life impact of overturning Insulin cost limits for diabetes patients.
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We have a discussion with Hollie Velasquez Horvath who is Xcel's Senior Director, State Affairs and Community relations about the state of energy in Colorado and where we see it going. We take a moment to remember Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Rod Slyhoff and his love for Pueblo and the lives he touched.
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February 25, 2021 60 min
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February 18, 2021 60 min
In this week's episode Mike Beasley returns to speak about the start of the Colorado Legislative Session and how it will impact the Action 22 region.
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This week Pueblo County Commissioner, Garrison Ortiz briefs us on his innovative Pueblo Means Business initiative which will streamline business permitting in a whole new way. Also, Brian and Sara will Tell Tales and Name Names as they talk about Action22 topics listeners have submitted.
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February 4, 2021 60 min
This week we talk with US Senator Michael Bennet about his current focus with the new administration, bringing the country together, COVID relief and goals going into the new year. We then give a quick recap of Action 22's first board meeting of 2021.
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January 28, 2021 60 min
This week Brian and Sara talk with Geoff Hier, Director of Government Relations Colorado Rural Electric Association about potential impact of the new administration and what an accelerated push for renewable energy actually means for consumers, businesses and the environment.
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January 21, 2021 60 min
This week: We talk with Nicholas DeSalvo who was cemented as the youngest political candidate in Colorado when he ran for the Pueblo West Metro Board in 2020 at 17 years of age. While still in school, he serves as the elected Student Body President of Pueblo West High, the largest school south of Colorado Springs.
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This week: Micah Espinoza shares his COVID vaccination experience Garin Vorthmann, named one of Colorado's most influential lobbyist, will discuss the brief opening of Colorado's Legislative Session and what we should be paying attention to now and when the Session restarts.
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This week we will be talking to Paul Hendricksen from CMS IP Technologies about IT security in a post-COVID world and what you should be keeping your eye on. Also, Shawn Martini from Colorado Farm Bureau will be discussing Colorado's Proposition 114 which would introduce additional wolves onto public lands. Shawn will also be touching on the ongoing trade negotiations with the U.K. Last we will hear from Kevin Wilkins, Exec Dir...
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December 17, 2020 60 min
In this week's show, we welcome Congressman Scott Tipton, live from DC as they finish up the COVID stimulus package. If you have any questions or messages for the Congressman as he gets ready to depart DC and come home, email them to sara.blackhurst@action22.org.
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December 10, 2020 60 min
This week we talk with Action22 Board Member, Guillermo Lambarri, Director of External Affairs at AT&T. We will be discussing FirstNet here in Colorado, plus, what it will take to provide the needed virtual connectivity in a Post-COVID world. Sara and Brian will pose the question: If this pandemic were a simulation how would we assess outcomes and what have we learned? Based on that analysis, they will lay out the game plan an...
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December 3, 2020 60 min
The Colorado General Assembly just adjourned an a Special Legislative Session. This week, we will will have a full Post- Special Session Wrap-up from Daneya Esgar, JBC Chair and Mike Beasley, 5280 Strategies.
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November 19, 2020 60 min
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