In Episode 7 Chris Theodore laid the foundation of why Independent Media is critical to the political power of any community. In this BONUS EPISODE we focus on another form of idependent media, the locally owned newspaper -- we found one in Claremont! and we talk with reporter Matthew Bramlett of the Claremont Courier.

We discuss local media and what it's like being a local reporter in today's fake news and corporatized media.  


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October 12, 2018

The Future of Banking?

In Episode 8 we talk with the Ellen Brown about the possibilities of Public Banking and how the current banking system fails US

She hosts the popular podcast "It's Our Money" of the Progresssive Radio Network

(also hosted on Podbean) 

Ellen Brown is an attorney, Founder & Chair of the Public Banking Institute, author of twelve books and hundreds of articles. Her books include the best-selling Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution 

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October 4, 2018

Independent Media Matters

Our 7th episode is a conversation with Chris Theodore, Founder of Noble Media and Co-Founder of The Reader Magazine

The Reader is a print and digital local media channel, a California Benefit Corporation and Certified B-Corp doing business as a force for good!

From Alvin & the Chipmunks to Leadership and Public Banking, we discuss the shift in media ownership, the state of journalism, solutions journalism, political responsibility, the power of small business owners, sacred places, trust and truth

... and the future of co-operatively owned independent local media that radically improves the level at which people are informed across the nation and the world.

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September 26, 2018

The Power of Being Seen

We are back! In our 6th episode, Dr. Heather King and Jacobe Varela discuss representation and what it means to be heard.

Inspired to read? Here is a list of some of the fantastic books we discussed in this week's episode:

1. All American Boys - Jason Renyolds 

2. Mexican Whiteboy - Matt De La Pena 

3. Monster - Walter Dean Meyer 

4. The Bells - Dahonielle Clayton

5. Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi

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September 5, 2018

Exciting News!

This week we are offering some updates on the pod and introducing some exciting news!


Please like, share, and follow our first 5 episodes --- we will see you next week! 

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In our 5th episode, of Unmediated, we spoke with Abigail Medina, the School Board President of San Bernardino Unified School District. She talks about the school to prison pipeline, what it is and the detrimental effects it causes in our communites. She offers a number of solutions and ways that we can help our kids break out of the system.

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If you like to help stop the school to prison pipeline: 







Inspired by The Reader Magazine's summer issue we are digging deep into another facet of immigration. Shawn Johnson, Program Director of Safe House of the Desert, explains the increased risks of human trafficking due to fear of deportation. He also offers some ways in which we can help these kids stay safe.

For more information on ways you can help check out:  

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Join @unmediatedpod for our first live conversation @AugiesCoffee in downtown Redlands as we discuss women in politics, the challenges and the possibilities with three remarkable candidates. @readermag #whatittakes #womeninpolitics #inlandempire #womenstrong #breakthestereotypes #equality @curated_stacks

Big thanks to Augies Coffee for having us! 

August 8, 2018

The Protector

Sadie Red Wing speaks on Art in Decolonization, her fight as a Water Protector at Standing Rock and growing up native in South Dakota as both a Lakota and Dakota tribal member. Sadie is the Native Student Program Assistant Director at the University of Redlands. Her interview is inspired by The Reader Lessons from Standing Rock Summer Issue that you can check out at and @readermag
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July 27, 2018

Becoming American

Our breakout episode "Becoming American" delves even deeper into the issues tackled in The Reader Magazine-- exploring the truth about what it's like to be a Dreamer, what it's like to be a documented immigrant, and the real journey to becoming American. 

#ImmigrationRights #MakeAmericaGreat #Inspiration #Readermag #Socialjustice #Redlands