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About The Podcast 

Four activists from Portland, Oregon, led by Portland radio personality Carl Wolfson, offer key political and cultural insights -- with hearty laughs along the way.  If you want an upbeat message focused on defeating Donald Trump in 2020 and building a better world, this podcast is for you!

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Meet The Pack

Carl Wolfson


From February 2007 to February 2016, Carl Wolfson was the host of “Carl in the Morning” on AM 620 KPOJ and FM 107.1 KXRY, Portland, Oregon’s progressive talk stations.

Prior to his radio career, Carl was one of the country’s top headlining comedians, specializing in current-events humor.  

During the 1980s and 1990s, he was a fixture on national television, appearing on Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight, An Evening at the Improv, and The Joan Rivers Show.  His weekly segments on Thicke of the Night (“The Wolfson Report”) and Fox Network’s Late Show (“Carl’s Camera”) were the most popular features of each show.

He is the author of the bestselling book about the 1964 Phillies:  Slide!  The Baseball Tragicomedy That Defined Me, My Family, and the City of Philadelphia -- And How It All Could Have Been Avoided Had Someone Just Listened to My Lesbian Great Aunt.

Carl received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee and his M.A. in Political Science from UCLA.


Paul Block 


In 1963, during his last years of college, Paul was

confused. He was a Goldwater Republican, who

subscribed to the National Review, but had voted for

JFK in 1960. After a stint in the Air Force Reserve,

Paul went to work as a talent agent, then became a

talent manager/rock concert promoter, then went to

work in TV booking and producing for Johnny

Carson’s Tonight Show, then became a freelance

TV producer on his own…doing mostly talk, variety,

comedy, and music shows, a career that lasted until

about 2010, when he decided he had enough. Paul

lost track, but thinks he produced about 7,000

programs for many different networks, cable

companies and distributors. Paul moved to Portland

in 2007, and decided to work with his wife, Gila, an

artist that opened Lane Gallery, and his daughters,

Shana, who opened Compote and Block’s Cafes,

and Kiva, who runs Kiva Café and Spa…all in

Portland. Paul now dedicates his time to doing what

he thinks is best for his country.


Kim Upham


Kim Upham is an energy lawyer, policy analyst and voting rights advocate living in Portland, Oregon. Kim has worked in multiple states protecting voters’ rights and turning out voters. Kim has worked with state legislatures in Texas, New Hampshire, Nebraska and Oregon. As a native Oregonian she enjoys hiking, photography and counting the days until January 20, 2021. In her free time she answers to cats Ocho, Olive and Xander.

Dylan Hydes


Dylan has spent the past 20 years actively working and volunteering in politics as a fundraiser, field operative, public speaker, blogger, and strategist. Urged to even greater involvement after the 2016 election, Dylan successfully ran for his local school board where he currently serves. When Dylan is not immersed in politics or practicing law, he is probably spending time with his family, playing baseball, coaching Little League, running, or struggling to play the guitar.