“UnCommon Sense” is a weekly show hosted by Matt Funiciello, Writer, Activist, Green Party Congressional Candidate, Bread Baker, Bad Hockey Coach. Uncommon Sense is live every Thursday from 1-2pm. Click the links below to listen to previous shows and learn more about Matt on his bio page.
Matt announces his 2016 Congressional Race and announces a hiatus of the show until the campaign is over (unless he wins, of course). Today's show is a recap of some of the great guests and issues that have been covered on the show so far.
Matt takes on the difference between the Green and Republican and Democratic parties. Find out what your party stands for and how it is different than the Green Party? Then, ask yourself why you are not enrolled as a Green ... ?
Rick Davidson of Davidson Brothers' Brewpub is today's guest. Rick defends his new no-tipping policy, a reaction to the latest increases in the NYS minimum wage in New York State. He and Matt also discuss many other issues surrounding the food business and wages ... minimum, tipped, non-tipped and living.
Last year, Elise Stefanik was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. How is she doing and What do people think about the positions she has taken and the votes she has made so far.
Economics professor, Aaron Pacitti, speaks with Matt about NY state raising the minum wage, the closing of McDonald's in Canton and about the living wage.
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Ramadan, Krampus ... how do you celebrate the holiday season? Matt encourages us to buy local and buy less with love as we are made aware of the abject poverty most live under globally.
Guests from the NYBC (New York Bicycling Coalition; Ivan Vamos - Founder; Paul Winkeller - Executive Director) talk with Matt about E-Bike legislation, the FAST Act and Rail-to-Trail in the Park.
In today's show Matt talks about about Syrian Refugees, ISIS, Vegan Thanksgiving, ALCOA's welfare deal and Corruption in the State Senate.
The Trans Pacific Partnership is being billed by the labor movement as "NAFTA on Steroids". Matt talks about wht the TPP is and why the working and middle class need to ignore all the diversions and fight against it.
Ed Snowden - Matt talks about whether whistleblower Snowden, now holed up in Russia, is a hero or a traitor and whether what he revealed was truly earth shattering or not.
This week Matt talks with Christopher Schmidt, who is a young white male from upstate NY who is an activist, a Muslim and the publisher of a free quarterly paper, The Observation Post. Tune in to find out what makes him tick.
On today's show Matt talk with Dan Plaat who is a young Green running for Albany County Executive. He tells us why and how he is doing that and shares with us some of his feelings about economics, Occupy and formal education.
On today's show, guests Mark Rock and Paul Rosati (of UE Local 332) speak about the shutdown of GE's capacitor plant in Fort Edward and the attached issues of corporate welfare and economic development.
Today's UnCommon Sense was everything Sanders. Many friends and supporters love Bernie and want to know what my problem could possibly be with his run for president. Outside of foreign policy (where his voting record says "warhawk" and where Matt is clearly an "Only Congress Shall Declare War" kind of guy), Bernie and Matt are in MUCH agreement. ...
On today's show, Matt discusses some of the books that have been most formative in his thinking. As he says on the show, you should listen in not because Matt's thinking is exceptional, but because these authors truly are.
Today's show was a discussion of why a somewhat typical guy, who has worked as a meat cutter and in restaurants, has hunted and fished, grew up on a farm, has also decided, at 47, to stop eating/buying animal products.
On this week's show Matt talks to Colin Fox Thomas, a well informed, exciting, and engaging young man running for Troy city council. We find out why.
On today's show, Matt tells us all about some of his favorite documentaries and why we should watch them. Most notably, "An UnReasonable Man", "The Corporation" and "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media".
In this podcast we spoke with our resident Economist, Professor Aaron Pacitti, about the economics of the European Union.
This week is part two of a two part discussion between Matt and nationally-known activists and founders of Popular Resistance, Kevin Zeese and Dr. Margaret Flowers.