STAND with Kelly and Niki Tshibaka

Kelly Tshibaka and Niki Tshibaka

One grew up in Alaska; the other grew up abroad. One is a Daughter of the American Revolution and a descendant of generations of American veterans; the other, the son of an African immigrant and a descendant of Congolese chieftains. One was a government watchdog; the other, a civil rights activist. Both had parents who were homeless for a while, and both graduated from Harvard Law School.

Like you, they have suffered devastating loss and faced overwhelming challenges. Through it all, they’ve found victory over the hardships of life simply by choosing to Stand. Join Kelly, Niki, and their inspiring guests as they move beyond simply talking about issues and challenges, to exploring how to solve and overcome them.  Together, we will build a movement of everyday Americans who courageously take a stand for freedom, truth, and a country led by “We the People.”

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The Right to Revolt: The Declaration of Independence's Call to Action
Yesterday
The Right to Revolt: The Declaration of Independence's Call to Action
Can an ice sculpture spark a debate on free speech and government overreach? Join us as we tackle this provocative question and delve deep into the confluence of art, politics, and free speech in our latest episode. We recount personal experiences and examine broader examples, like the censorship faced by journalist Naomi Wolf, to highlight the immense costs of defending our constitutional rights. Our discussions critique the legal system's inefficiencies, especially the concerning practice of enforcing laws before their constitutionality is assessed. Through this lens, we reflect on the complexities of governance and underline the necessity for stronger safeguards to protect individual freedoms.To wrap things up, we invite you to stay connected with "Stand You're with Kelly and Josiah Chewbacca" via StandShoworg on social media, TV, and radio. Be sure to subscribe and become one of our standout members. We're thrilled to announce our upcoming event featuring the distinguished Alan Dershowitz on June 27th in Anchorage—don’t miss your chance to get tickets online. Tune in next week for another round of compelling conversations, same time, same place.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Red, Blue, and True: Compeau's Winning Strategy
2d ago
Red, Blue, and True: Compeau's Winning Strategy
Can humor truly open minds and hearts in the realm of political discourse? Discover how Craig Campo, the powerhouse behind Campos Campos, uses wit to champion his bold political stances and cultivate a more inclusive dialogue. Craig’s unapologetic stand for his beliefs, even at the risk of backlash, highlights the transformative power of authenticity in both personal and professional realms. This episode provides a riveting exploration of the importance of articulating one’s beliefs beyond mere slogans and the bravery required to uphold them against societal pressures.Join us as we unravel Craig's journey of integrating humor with political activism, and the surprising business benefits that followed. From managing hate and support to the tangible impact on his business, Craig’s story is a compelling testament to the positive outcomes of staying true to oneself. You'll hear about the real-life consequences of his public stance and how his unique approach fosters a receptive environment for meaningful dialogue. If you’re curious about the intersection of business, politics, and humor, Craig’s insights will offer you a refreshing perspective on how taking a stand can indeed be good for business.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Laughter as Resistance: Compeau's Recipe for Political Commentary
3d ago
Laughter as Resistance: Compeau's Recipe for Political Commentary
How does an ice sculpture of Al Gore critique climate change, and what can a viral video about spy balloons teach us about blending humor with business? Join us for a riveting conversation with Craig Compost, a daring entrepreneur from Fairbanks, Alaska, as he tackles the complex issue of immigration at the US border, armed with alarming statistics and a dose of sharp wit. Craig's innovative approach to business, offering exclusive discounts to those he deems hardworking and law-abiding, adds a refreshing twist to his narrative. His humorous yet poignant stories, including his viral ice sculpture of Al Gore, serve as a testament to his unique blend of humor and creativity in addressing serious topics.In another compelling segment, discover the inspirational journey of John Sturgeon, whose relentless battle against the National Park Service led to two unanimous Supreme Court victories and a powerful statement for state rights. We also feature insightful discussions about the critical role of humor in today's charged political climate, highlighted by a whimsical moment involving a Hunter Biden sticker that sparked a viral video on spy balloons. This episode promises a blend of humor, wisdom, and stirring tales of resilience, providing a captivating experience for anyone interested in the intersection of business, politics, and personal courage. Tune in for an episode that not only entertains but also enlightens and inspires.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
No-bama Nozzles and Red Hats: Compeau's Humorous Advertising Approach
4d ago
No-bama Nozzles and Red Hats: Compeau's Humorous Advertising Approach
Can a small business thrive amidst political turbulence and economic challenges? Join us as we unpack this question with Craig Campo, a third-generation Alaskan and the creative force behind Campo's power sports dealership in Fairbanks. Craig shares his unique experiences navigating the shifts from the Trump administration to Biden's, revealing how the power sports industry experienced an unexpected boom during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll explore how he adapted to inflation and rising interest rates under Biden's tenure, and learn about his ingenious marketing strategies, including his humorous "No-bama nozzle" ad campaign that cleverly pokes fun at government regulations while driving sales.In the second segment, we bring you the inspiring story of Kreiner's Diner in Anchorage, Alaska, a business that bravely defied extreme lockdown measures to stay open despite facing hefty fines. This chapter celebrates the resilience and courage of business owners who stand their ground, highlighting the indispensable role of community support. By drawing parallels between the diner’s determination and Craig's innovative advertising, we underscore the unyielding spirit of American entrepreneurs. Tune in to discover how creativity and community solidarity can triumph even in the most challenging circumstances.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
The Trial, Tech, and Turnout: The Tshibakas on Trump's Polling Lead and the 2024 Outlook
1w ago
The Trial, Tech, and Turnout: The Tshibakas on Trump's Polling Lead and the 2024 Outlook
In this riveting episode of Stand with Kelly and Niki Tshibaka, the hosts delve into the controversial Trump trial, exposing the biased testimony of Michael Cohen and the unconstitutional actions of the judge. Despite the trial's outcome, Trump's fundraising has skyrocketed, breaking records and demonstrating strong grassroots support. The hosts also analyze the latest swing state polls, which show Trump leading in all seven crucial states.The episode takes a shocking turn as it uncovers the testimony of Google whistleblower Zach Voorhees, who reveals the tech giant's secret "machine learning fairness" program designed to manipulate public opinion and censor conservative news outlets. In a groundbreaking move, the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs unanimously votes to subpoena big tech firms like Google and Facebook, marking a significant step towards accountability and transparency.Lastly, the hosts discuss the recent Anchorage mayoral election, which saw a far-left candidate win amidst record-low voter turnout. They explore the implications of voter suppression and the importance of voter participation in shaping the future of Alaska and the United States as a whole.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
#29: Ameria's Youth Panel
Jun 2 2024
#29: Ameria's Youth Panel
What happens when young adults refuse to stay silent and instead stand firm on their convictions? This episode of Stand shines a spotlight on Landon Gatliff, Sarah Price, and Reagan Hurley, three brave individuals who didn't back down when faced with opposition. Landon talks about his bold stance on presenting a biblical perspective in his science classroom, while Sarah recounts her fierce challenge to her school board’s decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their stories highlight the power of standing firm in one's beliefs with a foundation of love and respect.Join us as a youth panel candidly discusses the decline of American values and the critical role of self-education in combating this trend. We delve into the importance of understanding history, constitutional rights, and government operations to become well-informed citizens capable of meaningful civil discourse. The panel shares personal reflections on maintaining faith and determination amid slander and lost friendships, offering their insights on how the younger generation can overcome these challenges by asking questions and standing united.In this compelling episode, the influence of mentorship and community support comes to life through personal anecdotes and practical advice. From overcoming bullying and racism to challenging societal narratives, our guests demonstrate the transformative power of courage and collective action. Discover how adults can empower young voices by investing in their growth and making space for their perspectives. Tune in to be inspired by stories of resilience and learn how faith and strong role models can help shape a brighter future for all.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Investing in Tomorrow's Leaders
Jun 1 2024
Investing in Tomorrow's Leaders
Have you ever wondered how impactful mentorship can be for young adults? Join us on "Stand with Kelly and Josiah Chewbacca" as we promise to enlighten you about the transformative power of investing in youth leadership. This episode dives deep into the importance of guiding the next generation and how adults can play a crucial role in shaping their futures. Reagan shares his compelling personal journey, highlighting the profound impact mentors have had on his life. We also hear from Josiah and Sarah, who tackle the often-overlooked challenges of starting and maintaining mentorship relationships.You'll also learn practical advice on supporting young people in these turbulent times. Many young adults are frustrated with the world they are set to inherit, and we explore how adults can help them channel that frustration into positive change. Our conversation underscores how every generation has a unique purpose, even amidst challenges. We emphasize the need for critical thinking, encouraging youth to voice their beliefs and challenge opposing views. With insights from Landon, Sarah, and Reagan, this episode aims to inspire adults to be present and foster spaces where young leaders can thrive. Tune in for an engaging discussion that aims to empower the youth to transform the world for the better.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Empowering Reality Over Fantasy
May 30 2024
Empowering Reality Over Fantasy
Is today's youth losing touch with American values? On "Stand with Kelly and Josiah Chewbacca," we tackle this pressing issue head-on with a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring Landon, Sarah, and Reagan. Sarah sheds light on the alarming gap in education about American history and constitutional rights, calling on society to take responsibility. Landon delves into the erosion of moral foundations within homes, emphasizing the critical role of parental guidance. Reagan critiques the educational system for introducing controversial topics too early and dissects the breakdown of traditional family structures, even drawing parallels to the ideological goals laid out in "The Naked Communist." Together, their insights highlight an urgent need for robust education and stronger family values to reverse the trend.But it's not all about societal critiques. We also share a touching story about the transformative power of role models, featuring a mom's unwavering support that helped her child conquer shyness. This moving account of a fourth-grade speech event illustrates how encouragement and belief can lead to remarkable personal growth and newfound confidence. Following this heartwarming tale, Sarah offers her perspective on finding inner strength, promising valuable takeaways for our listeners. Don't miss out—subscribe to "Stand with Kelly and Josiah Chewbacca" to stay informed on these crucial topics and more.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Next Gen Trailblazers
May 29 2024
Next Gen Trailblazers
What drives young adults to challenge the status quo and stand firm in their beliefs? Our latest episode of Stand brings you face-to-face with the raw courage of today's youth. Join me, Kelly Chewbacca, and co-host Josiah Chewbacca as we introduce Landon Gatliff, Sarah Price, and Reagan Hurley—three remarkable individuals making waves in their communities. Hear Landon's inspiring story of questioning the scientific consensus on the age of the Earth with a heart full of love, and Sarah's relentless pursuit for student well-being during the 2020 school closures. Their tales of bravery and conviction remind us that courage knows no age.But standing up for one’s beliefs isn’t always met with applause. After a thought-provoking interview with Mr. Prager, we delve into the professional and personal challenges that come with voicing controversial viewpoints. The significance of unwavering conviction, even in the smallest matters, becomes clear as we reflect on these experiences. This episode is a powerful celebration of steadfastness and the impact young voices can have when they refuse to be silenced. Get ready to be inspired by the boldness and resilience of those who dare to stand firm.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Molly Blakeley on Being Bold
May 22 2024
Molly Blakeley on Being Bold
When you bite into the perfect cookie, you can taste the passion and determination baked into every morsel - this is the essence of Molly B's Cookies. Our latest episode features Molly Blakely, the powerhouse behind these delectable treats, who shares her unwavering commitment to business integrity and the pivotal role faith plays in her entrepreneurial journey. She recounts her inspiring experience at a world food competition, where her beliefs took center stage, and unpacks the challenges of ensuring her gourmet cookies remain untouched by rising costs. Her tale transcends the kitchen, offering a masterclass in upholding one's values in the cutthroat world of business.Venture into the heart of entrepreneurship with us as Molly Blakely illuminates the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels the American economy. She debunks the myth that the American dream is out of reach, asserting that the only true barrier is the one we place before ourselves. With humor and heart, Molly likens rejection to peaches – not everyone's taste, despite their sweetness. She reveals aspirations for her business to spread joy and sketches out her blueprint for future philanthropy, aiming to support foster children and single mothers. This conversation is a poignant reminder of the courage required to make a difference and the foundational values that have built our nation.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Molly Blakeley on Starting Businesses
May 22 2024
Molly Blakeley on Starting Businesses
Ever wondered how a single mom with a dream and a delectable cookie recipe rose to sweet success? Meet Molly Blakely of Molly B's Cookies, a woman whose entrepreneurial spirit and oven-fresh delights transformed $150 into a thriving, nationally recognized brand. With an intimate recount of her journey, Molly opens up about the early days of personal deliveries and the power of forging customer relationships that go beyond the checkout. Her story is a testament to the importance of proof of concept, honest feedback, and the relentless pursuit of a vision, offering invaluable lessons for any aspiring business owner looking to leave a mark on the market.In a moment of shared reflection, we offer a prayer for perseverance and wisdom, inviting you to consider the values that fuel lasting achievements. Molly's passion for her business, mollybeescookies.com, and the authentic tale of overcoming obstacles to build her brand are as stirring as they are motivational. Join us for a conversation that celebrates conviction, encourages persistence, and reminds you that with faith and hard work, the right recipe can turn into a recipe for success. Don't forget to stay connected for more episodes that inspire and guide you through the entrepreneurial journey.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
#28: Molly Blakely
May 22 2024
#28: Molly Blakely
When Molly Blakely whipped up her first batch of cookies with a modest $150, little did she know that the sweet scent of success would waft far beyond her kitchen, all the way to the star-studded ceremonies of the Emmys and Grammys, and onto the shelves of Walmart. In our heartfelt chat, Molly, the powerhouse behind Molly B's Cookies, dishes out chunks of wisdom that are as rich and satisfying as her confections. She takes us through the steps of transforming passion into a thriving business empire, stressing the importance of a solid proof of concept, the need for genuine feedback, and the unyielding spirit required to bake your dreams into reality.But Molly's recipe for success includes an essential and often overlooked ingredient: faith. In a market where compromising values for profit can be the norm, Molly stands firm, even if it means turning down a lucrative TV spot that doesn't align with her beliefs. She shares how her faith is the bedrock of her decision-making process, allowing her to navigate the tightrope of business ethics with grace, and how it's possible to maintain product integrity amidst the pressures of scaling up. Her story is a testament to the extraordinary results that can be achieved when one's spiritual compass and commercial ventures point in the same direction.As the conversation shifts to the home front, the importance of family and perseverance takes center stage. I share a personal story of my son Josiah, echoing the Chewbacca family mantra of never giving up—an ethos that Molly embodies in her relentless pursuit of her entrepreneurial vision. Moreover, we reflect on setting healthy boundaries, the wisdom in knowing when to push forward and when to gracefully step back, and the courage it takes to simply give it a shot. Molly's journey is not just an entrepreneurial playbook but a narrative rich with life lessons that can be savored by anyone with a dash of ambition and a spoonful of tenacity.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/
Time, Talent, and Treasure
May 15 2024
Time, Talent, and Treasure
Are we succumbing to a society steeped in victimhood or can we reclaim the resilience of bygone heroes? That's the burning question we tackle with my co-host, Josiah Chewbacca, as we dissect the rise of a victim mentality and its stark contrast to the stoic bravery that once defined us. This episode peels back the layers of a cultural shift towards helplessness, unveiling how it's sown seeds of division and despair. We don't just point out the problem; we shine a light on the solution. With the innovative app Veebs in our arsenal, we illustrate the transformative power of technology in empowering individuals and communities to become agents of change. It's a call to action, urging you to invest your time, talent, and treasure in the causes that resonate with your core values, whether through volunteerism or activism, and regardless of political stripes.Now, brace yourself as we chart a course through the realms of effective advocacy, armed with nothing but Google Calendar and a commitment to making every second count. We implore you to harness your unique abilities in the pursuit of freedom, truth, and democratic governance. Josiah and I are here to guide you in identifying the issues that stir your spirit and how you can amplify those discussions. Your voice matters, and we're here to help you raise it. Engage with us and our vibrant community at stanshoworg, and together, let's foster a culture of empowerment, transcending the shackles of victimhood, one small action at a time.Subscribe to never miss an episode of STAND:YouTube Apple PodcastsSpotifySTAND's website: • StandShow.orgFollow Kelly Tshibaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyForAlaskaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyForAlaskaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyforalaska/