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Tea Party Audio Archive

Recorded by A.J. Bauer

Tea Party Prayers

Bauer_Philly_052-200x300 While Tea Party participants are often careful to stress the movement’s fiscal conservative emphasis, as opposed to highlighting social or religious issues, at rallies and meetings such categories are far more difficult to disentangle. This collection of Tea Party prayers offers several cases in point. These appeals to God range from the simple to the grandiose, but each prayer serves to complicate the Tea Party movement as a whole, laying bare some of the cultural dynamics that underlie the movement’s popular appeal. Carrollton, Texas Invocation recorded at a Carrollton Tea Party meeting, in the dining room of an International House of Pancakes near the President George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton, Texas on June 22, 2010.   Highland Park, Texas Invocation recorded at a neighborhood meeting of the Dallas Tea Party, held in the event room of a condominium tower in Highland Park, Texas on July 6, 2010.   Ft. Worth, Texas Invocation recorded at a meeting of the Ft. Worth 9/12 Project group, held after-hours in the workroom of a local auto parts business in Ft. Worth, Texas on July 12, 2010.   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Call to prayer recorded at the UNI-TEA Rally, held by the Independence Hall Tea Party Association on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 31, 2010.   Washington, D.C. Invocation and benediction recorded at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally, held at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 2010. Invocation Benediction All recordings conducted by A.J. Bauer.

North Texas Tea Party Interviews

By A.J. Bauer Luke Doak — I initially met Luke at my first Texas Tea Party meet-up at the IHOP in Carrollton — conducted over coffee and cigarettes at a Denny’s in Addison, Texas on June, 25, 2010. Andrew and Debbie Piziali — Allen Tea Party leader Andrew Piziali and his wife Debbie, also a Tea Party supporter — over homemade lunch at their ranch-style home in Parker, Texas on June 29, 2010. Bill Morris — a charter member of the Denton County Republican Tea Party — conducted at his one-story ranch-style brick home in a heavily treed neighborhood in Denton, Texas on July 2, 2010. John and Pat Cardwell — Carrollton Tea Party members John and Pat Cardwell — at their home in Carrollton, Texas on July 8, 2010. Richard DeJohn — Carrollton Tea Party leader Richard DeJohn — at his home in Carrolton, Texas on July 13, 2010. Matthew Patrick — leader of a Tea Party group covering one Dallas neighborhood — at Zinsky's Deli in Dallas, Texas on July 14, 2010. John Scobey — Highland Park Tea Party member John Scobey — at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 15, 2010. Greg Wright — Allen Tea Party member Greg Wright— at his home in Allen, Texas on July 15, 2010. Howard Tigelaar — Highland Park Tea Party member Howard Tigelaar — at Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen in Richardson, Texas on July 16, 2010. Mike Brucia and Mary Lavender — Denton County Republican Tea Party president Mike Brucia and his fellow Tea Partier Mary Lavender — at the Prairie House restaurant in Crossroads, Texas on July 19, 2010. Bob Block — Tea Party supporter Bob Block— at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 20, 2010. Betty Westbrook — Allen Tea Party member Betty Westbrook — in community space at her retirement home in Allen, Texas on July 21, 2010. Matt Armstrong — Resolute Media co-founder and Tea Partier Matt Armstrong — at a Starbucks near the Dallas North Tollway in Plano, Texas on July 23, 2010.

Mike Brucia and Mary Lavender Transcript

Interview with Denton County Republican Tea Party president Mike Brucia and his fellow Tea Partier Mary Lavender, at the Prairie House restaurant in Crossroads, Texas on July 19, 2010. This transcript represents the first hour and a quarter of a nearly four-hour conversation. Transcript of the subsequent conversation available upon request. — AB Continue reading Mike Brucia and Mary Lavender Transcript