Episode 10

10 - OK Legislative Preview Part II with Shawn Ashley & Paul Monies

This is the second of a two-part series previewing the upcoming session of the Oklahoma Legislature. In this episode Emily and James visit with Shawn Ashley of Quorum Call and Paul Monies from Oklahoma Watch regarding various bills that have been filed, what the legislature will be focused on, and why another special session was called.

In addition, they discuss how journalists handle legislators and other public officials who use the bill filing process as means of getting attention or using other official acts to troll the media.

By the way, what's up with reporters' mothers? This is the second episode in which reporters have mentioned getting into trouble with their moms.

To learn more about Quorum Call, go here: https://quorumcall.online/

To find out more about Oklahoma Watch, click here: https://oklahomawatch.org/about/

To find out more about Dr. Emily Stacey, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/stacey-emily/

To learn more about Professor James Davenport, click here: https://www.rose.edu/staff/social-sciences-department/davenport-james/

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Dr. Emily Stacey

Emily Stacey is a Political Science professor and Program Coordinator for Political Science at Rose State College. Dr. Stacey has the privilege of coordinating events, including the Great Debate panel series, Liberal Arts and Sciences colloquia, and the Political Science book club. Dr. Stacey was honored as a DaVinci Institute Fellow in 2023, an award given for innovative teaching in higher education. She successfully completed her dissertation defense in November 2016, and formally graduated with her doctorate in July 2017 from Swansea University (Wales, UK). Emily’s dissertation research focuses on the necessity of bureaucratization in contemporary social movements, namely those using digital technologies to mobilize and sustain dissent. She has participated in the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam (2013) and Oxford University’s Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program (2014).

Emily has published multiple works thus far, Combatting Internet-Enabled Terrorism (2017), which focuses on the use of digital technologies and the internet by terror organizations, with emphasis on the Islamic State. Nationalism, Social Movements, and Activism in Contemporary Society was published in 2018, and analyzes the rising tide of nationalist politics around the world, with emphasis on U.S. politics (the rise of the Tea Party, election of Donald Trump and juxtaposing that against the Black Lives Matter movement). Emily’s most recent work (2023) focuses on deglobalization and the shifting world order. You can follow Emily on Twitter at: @politikphd.
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James Davenport

James Davenport is the Associate Dean for Social Sciences and a professor of political science at Rose State College. He is a two-time recipient of the Oklahoma Political Science Association's (OPSA) "Teacher of the Year" award and a recipient of OPSA's "Excellence in Public Service" award. He has also earned the Rose State College "Excellence in Teaching" award. He earned the "Excellence in Public Service" Award from the OPSA in 2023.
James brings practical experience in politics to his academic training as a political scientist. He has worked for a member of Congress, a county commissioner, a public opinion research firm, and owned a public relations and campaign consulting firm. In addition, he has also be the host of a radio talk show.
In 2023, James founded the Center for Civic Engagement, which fosters positive conversations on challenging issues and builds bridges of communication between the academic community, policy makers, and the general public.
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