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UnSpun: Episode 2

In this week’s episode, Jody and George tackle the unfolding…

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Good intentions

It was 1983, shortly after the “seatbelt checks” came into…

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UnSpun: Episode 1

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast. Every…

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Don’t give in to tail-chasing

Have you ever watched a dog chase its tail? It’s…

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The best Kind of January

Here’s a thought. Rather than “Dry January” or “Juice Cleanse,”…

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Hunger takes no holidays

My family is spoiled. As I type this, nine of…

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The parent trap

On a good day, trying to manage the family calendar…

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Truth in the Twitter Era

Facts have taken a real beating over the last few…

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To hell with hazing

“Thank you sir, may I have another?” –Animal House, 1978…

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The very opposite of First World Problems

My mind is racing over the famine in Yemen. How…

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Beyond the birds and bees

Being the mother of a newly-minted 11-year-old poised for puberty…

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The Middle: Bridges, tunnels, and roads – oh my!

It was a dark and rainy November afternoon when the…

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The Middle: Remembering Remembrance Day

I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the…

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What about #whataboutism

It’s time to have a direct, frank, talk about #whataboutism….

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The Middle: So I can’t help but notice you didn’t vote…

Do you need an incentive to vote? Should there be one?…

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The Middle: Should you vote? The answer is always yes.

When it comes to our civic duties, there is no…

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The Middle: Cooler cops should cool it

One week from now, recreational marijuana will be legal. There…

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The Middle: What #MeToo means for me, you, and everyone else

With full acknowledgment that sexual assault isn’t gender specific, many…

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The Middle: Tribalism is Toxic

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a blunt woman…

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