Bernie Sanders' first foray into elected politics was as mayor of Burlington, Vt. in the 1980s. One of the most infamous moments of his mayoral tenure occurred in 1986 when a masked vigilante took to the streets to protest the potholes. "The Pothole Bandit" is now a part of Burlington (and Bernie Sanders) history. We revisit this curious event 30 years later.
Bobby de la Rosa introduced Bernie Sanders at a rally in Tucson, Arizona. This is notable because Bobby is just 10 years old. Even at a young age, however, Bobby has become a powerful advocate for immigration reform, drawing on the experience of his mother getting deported.
There's a growing contingent of Bernie Sanders supporters producing original music about their favorite candidate – but only one of them is 93 years old (as far as we can tell). Yet, after all those years, Ruth Witherspoon is in the midst of a political awakening.
Tyson Manker fought in Iraq. He has struggled with the consequences of his military service ever since. Now he's leading the charge of a growing contingent of veterans campaigning for Bernie Sanders. This is his journey.
This is the second episode of Bandwagon.