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.

Episodes

January 17, 2023 60 min
Garin Vorthmann joins us to discuss her thoughts and predictions as we kick of the 2023 Colorado legislative session. The views and opinions expressed on Making Action Happen are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Action 22. Email us at: show@action22.org Visit us at: www.action22.org
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We sit down with our friends at the Colorado Farm Bureau to discuss some terrible ideas we have for Colorado and at least one good idea. This episode is not to be taken seriously and is complete satire. The views and opinions in this episode of Making Action Happen do not reflect the views, positions or opinions of Action 22 or the Colorado Farm bureau or their respected members. Take it all with a grain of salt and a glass of...
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Michael Beasley returns to give us his thoughts on the 2022 election and what he predicts will happen during the 2023 Colorado legislative session. Special guest appearance by his dog George. The views and opinions expressed on Making Action Happen are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Action 22. Email us at: show@action22.org Visit us at: www.action22.org
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December 14, 2022 60 min
Adam Frisch returns to share his post election thoughts and what comes next. Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their candidacy. The views and opinions expressed on Making Action Happen are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the...
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Sara and Brian travel to Fremont County to visit with the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Director Michael Kilmer. We discuss what Director Kilmer and his team are doing to increase community engagement in the Action 22 region and how the VA is continuing to provide and improve care for our rural veterans. He gives an update of the AIR Commission Report and breaks down the PACT Act and what it means for veterans. Learn mo...
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November 3, 2022 60 min
We take a break from politics, candidates and policy for our 2022 Halloween episode. Micah and Sara give us the history of the Bloody Espinosas and their rampage through Southern Colorado. Brian tells stories of the Pueblo Honor Farm, Cornbread Baca and cattle mutilations. The views and opinions expressed on Making Action Happen are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of A...
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Sara, Brian and Micah recap the 2022 Action 22 Annual Meeting. We then talk about Colorado moving forward with a statewide building code and how it impacts housing. Visit us at: www.action22.org Or email us: show@action22.org
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Ty Winter joins us to talk about his race for Colorado House District 47, why he is running, the issues that impact Colorado and how he plans to address them. Learn more at: www.tyhd47.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their candidacy. The views a...
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October 13, 2022 60 min
Adam Frisch, candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, speaks to us about energy, natural resources and Colorado's role going forward. Adam Frisch is a local businessman, family man, and former city councilman. Adam has been a workhorse on the Western Slope for two decades—supporting our small business owners, focusing on conservation issues that are important to every Coloradan, and making sure rural America be...
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We speak with political consultant Chrissy Faraci and John Jaramillo, co-founder of the Hispanic Restaurant Association of Colorado, to discuss Propositions 125 and 126. If approved by voters, Prop 125 will allow the sale of wine in grocery stores and Prop 126 will allow restaurant and liquor store 3rd party delivery of alcohol. Both Propositions will be on the ballot this November. Learn more at: www.wineingrocerystores.or...
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John Kellner joins us to talk about his race for Colorado Attorney General, why he is running, the issues that impact Colorado and how he plans to address them. Learn more at: www.johnkellner.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their candidacy. The ...
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October 5, 2022 60 min
We sit down with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to discuss issues he has been working on as AG, his accomplishments and his bid for re-election. Learn more bout the Attorney General at: www.coag.gov Learn more about Phil Weiser at: www.philforcolorado.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Actio...
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Carol Riggenbach joins us to talk about her race for Colorado House District 62, why she is running, the issues that impact the district and how she plans to address them. Learn more at: www.carolforcolorado.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their...
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Pam Anderson joins us to talk about her race for Colorado Secretary of State, why she is running, Colorado elections, the issues that impact Colorado and how she plans to address them. Learn more at: www.andersonforsos.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and polici...
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Lang Sias joins us to talk about his race for Colorado State Treasurer, why he is running, the issues that impact Colorado and how he plans to address them. Learn more at: www.siasforcolorado.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their candidacy. The ...
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September 2, 2022 60 min
We sit down with Colorado State Treasurer Dave young to discuss what he has been working on as Treasurer, his accomplishments and his bid for reelection. Dave was sworn in as State Treasurer in 2019 where he was tasked with managing state funds in one of the most challenging and unprecedented times in Colorado’s history — the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at: www.daveyoungforcolorado.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates du...
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Adam Frisch joins us to talk about his race for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, why he is running, the issues that impact the district and how he will address them. Learn more at: www.adamforcolorado.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of the...
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Stephen Varela joins us to talk about his race for Colorado Senate District 3, why he is running, the issues that impact Pueblo and how he will address them. Learn more at: www.vote4varela.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their candidacy. The view...
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Roxy Pignanelli joins us to talk about her race for Pueblo County Commissioner, why she is running, the issues that impact Pueblo County and how she will address them. Learn more at: www.voteroxy.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 currently running for office have an open invitation to appear on Making Action Happen to discuss the issues and policies of their candidacy. ...
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Zach Swearingen joins us to talk about his race for Pueblo County Commissioner, why he is running, the issues that impact Pueblo County and how he will address them. Zach is a Pueblo native, veteran and small business owner. He has served on various boards and commissions throughout Pueblo. Learn more at: https://zachswearingen.com Action 22 does not endorse candidates during an election season. All members of Action 22 cu...
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