ClassCast Podcast

Ep.044 -- Matt Bass -- Candidate for Clarke County Board of Supervisors on Life & School in a Small Town

October 16, 2020 Ryan Tibbens Season 2 Episode 44
ClassCast Podcast
Ep.044 -- Matt Bass -- Candidate for Clarke County Board of Supervisors on Life & School in a Small Town
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ClassCast Podcast
Ep.044 -- Matt Bass -- Candidate for Clarke County Board of Supervisors on Life & School in a Small Town
Oct 16, 2020 Season 2 Episode 44
Ryan Tibbens

ClassCast Podcast Ep.044 features Matt Bass, candidate for Board of Supervisors in Clarke County, VA, discussing life, school, politics, community, and planning in small town America.  Clarke County, VA is located just over an hour west of Washington DC in the northern Shenandoah Valley.  A small, rural county, it is home to just under 15,000 people, one high school, one grocery store, and a whole lot of genuine Virginia character.  Situated just over the Blue Ridge Mountains from the booming DC suburbs of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington, Clarke has managed to preserve thousands of acres  of pristine farmland, beautiful mountain forests, and a small town charm that makes it unique in the northern Virginia region. In this episode, Matt shares his experiences growing up and going to school in Clarke County, attending the University of Virginia, becoming an attorney, starting a family, and future plans for the community he loves.  Listeners from big cities or growing suburbs may be surprised to hear about the significance of schools in small communities; listeners from small towns will feel affirmed and reassured by Matt Bass's vision for the future.

Table of Contents

  1. 0:00-13:24 -- Matt's Education and Background
  2. 13:25-26:11 -- Higher Education: Applicable Skills vs Academic Knowledge in Small Towns
  3. 26:12-29:37 -- Expanding Opportunities in Schools
  4. 29:37-39:04 -- Choice & Innovation in Smaller Rural Schools (like Clarke County, VA)
  5. 39:04-50:37 -- How Schools Anchor Communities like Clarke County, VA (Clip 01)
  6. 50:38-1:11:00 -- Local Politics & Bass's Vision for Clarke County
  7. 1:11:31-1:15:15 -- Student Loan Debt
  8. 1:15:16-1:21:01 -- Matt's Ideal School
  9. 1:21:02-1:22:39 -- Choosing Home
  10. 1:22:39-1:30:58 -- Matt's Book & Movie Recommendations
  11. 1:30:59-1:36:23 -- Final Thoughts


Be sure to like, share, follow, subscribe, leave a positive review, and all that other good stuff wherever you get your podcasts! 

Learn more about Matt Bass's platform at https://www.facebook.com/Bass4Board.  ​

Support the show (http://paypal.me/TibbensEST)

Show Notes

ClassCast Podcast Ep.044 features Matt Bass, candidate for Board of Supervisors in Clarke County, VA, discussing life, school, politics, community, and planning in small town America.  Clarke County, VA is located just over an hour west of Washington DC in the northern Shenandoah Valley.  A small, rural county, it is home to just under 15,000 people, one high school, one grocery store, and a whole lot of genuine Virginia character.  Situated just over the Blue Ridge Mountains from the booming DC suburbs of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington, Clarke has managed to preserve thousands of acres  of pristine farmland, beautiful mountain forests, and a small town charm that makes it unique in the northern Virginia region. In this episode, Matt shares his experiences growing up and going to school in Clarke County, attending the University of Virginia, becoming an attorney, starting a family, and future plans for the community he loves.  Listeners from big cities or growing suburbs may be surprised to hear about the significance of schools in small communities; listeners from small towns will feel affirmed and reassured by Matt Bass's vision for the future.

Table of Contents

  1. 0:00-13:24 -- Matt's Education and Background
  2. 13:25-26:11 -- Higher Education: Applicable Skills vs Academic Knowledge in Small Towns
  3. 26:12-29:37 -- Expanding Opportunities in Schools
  4. 29:37-39:04 -- Choice & Innovation in Smaller Rural Schools (like Clarke County, VA)
  5. 39:04-50:37 -- How Schools Anchor Communities like Clarke County, VA (Clip 01)
  6. 50:38-1:11:00 -- Local Politics & Bass's Vision for Clarke County
  7. 1:11:31-1:15:15 -- Student Loan Debt
  8. 1:15:16-1:21:01 -- Matt's Ideal School
  9. 1:21:02-1:22:39 -- Choosing Home
  10. 1:22:39-1:30:58 -- Matt's Book & Movie Recommendations
  11. 1:30:59-1:36:23 -- Final Thoughts


Be sure to like, share, follow, subscribe, leave a positive review, and all that other good stuff wherever you get your podcasts! 

Learn more about Matt Bass's platform at https://www.facebook.com/Bass4Board.  ​

Support the show (http://paypal.me/TibbensEST)