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A Podcast where we play the best of talk radio on the left side of the dial. Real radio, real liberal.


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(2017/04/21) Good-Natured (Economics and Culture)


Fri, Apr 21, 2017


Edition #1097

Today we make the argument that people are naturally good and that society and economists should treat them that way

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: A lesson in Buddhist economics Part 1 - @thisishellradio - Air Date 3-7-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Out With the Old - Casa Di Mondo


Ch. 4: Act 2: Thomas Hobbes Was Wrong... Our Core Nature Is Good! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-05-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?One of the Good Ones - Redd Kross


Ch. 6: Act 3: A lesson in Buddhist economics Part 2 - @thisishellradio - Air Date 3-7-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Renegades - X Ambassadors


Ch. 8: Act 4: Nipun Mehta - Designing For Generosity - TEDxBerkeley - Air Date: 02-26-12

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club


Ch. 10: Act 5: Lux Narayan: What I learned from 2,000 obituaries - @TEDTalks - Air Date 3-1-17


Voicemails

Ch. 11: You're killing me - Anonymous

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 12: Final comments on balancing the bad with a positive vision for the future

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/04/18) The oligarch who decided to buy the White House (Corruption)


Tue, Apr 18, 2017


Edition #1096

Today we look at some of the lesser-known characters in the right-wing oligarchy who now own the White House and Supreme Court

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?Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Inside How the Federalist Society & Koch Brothers Are Pushing for Trump to Reshape Federal Judiciary - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 03-21-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Follow the Money - Vova Zen


Ch. 4: Act 2: Robert Mercers bizarre opinions and influences - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 3-22-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?The Oligarch - Ephemerals


Ch. 6: Act 3: Dark Data Trump Backers Bankroll Firm Developing Psychological Profiles of Every U.S. Voter - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 03-23-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Take A Look Around {Instrumental) - Limp Bizkit


Ch. 8: Act 4: How to protect yourself in the face of diminishing online privacy - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 3-25-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Mind Control - Stephen Marley


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Secret Family Behind The Rise Of Brietbart News - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 03-28-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Follow the Money - Zounds


Ch. 12: Act 6: Who Bankrolls Breitbart News? - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 03-31-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Oligarchy - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 14: Act 7: Erik Prince rises again - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 4-5-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Clarifying the right to labor - Dan from Cleveland

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on yet another reason why health care is not slavery

Bonus Clip: Free Healthcare = Slavery (Rand Paul) - The Young Turks - Air Date 5-13-2011

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/04/14) Reckless Empire and the Forever War (Foreign Policy)


Fri, Apr 14, 2017


Edition #1095

Today we look at a Trump’s foreign policy so far, question the prevailing narrative and look back at how we got to now

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump Bombs Syria: It's Bad, Really Bad - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-10-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Handlebars - Flobots


Ch. 4: Act 2: Taking the wider angle perspective on America's militarism - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Don't Waste Your Breath - Colour Me Wednesday


Ch. 6: Act 3: Questioning the unquestioned media narrative of US military actions - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Fake Empire - The National


Ch. 8: Act 4: Stupid and easily manipulatable as Commander in Chief - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 3-25-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Mistake - Hi I'm Case


Ch. 10: Act 5: Strike That Killed Dozens of Civilians Is Exactly What Trump Promised - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-29-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Forgotten - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 12: Act 6: Fight the War Economy By Growing Local #Peace Economies via @CodePink - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Song Link here


Ch. 14: Act 7: Andrew Bacevich on the Carter doctrine and the birth of our endless Middle East war - Le Show w @TheHarryShearer - Air Date 2-12-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Thank you for disability episode - Tyler from Maine

Ch. 16: Asking for clarification on health care policy - David from South Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments on why government-administered health insurance isn’t slavery

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Visit codepink.org/peaceeconomy to learn more about divesting from war and investing in your community

Take action with Next Steps to building a Local Peace Economy 

Follow Code Pink @codepink or their Peace Economy campaign account @PeaceEcon

EDUCATE YOURSELF

What does an 'America First' Policy Actually Mean? (The Nation)

No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies (YES! Magazine)

What a Policy of Real Solidarity with the Syrian People Looks Like (YES! Magazine)

Why These Missile Strikes Won't Make Things Better for the Syrian People (YES! Magazine)

To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won't Save You (YES! Magazine)

Is War Good for the Economy? (Huffington Post Blog, 2013)

A State of Perpetual War (Huffington Post Blog, 2010) 

The US and NATO are Preparing for a Major War with Russia (The Nation, 2016)

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/04/11) An identity group that any one of us might join at any time (Disability Rights)


Tue, Apr 11, 2017


Edition #1094

Today we look at a variety of ways to bring the disability rights movement into the mainstream of media, advocacy and the world

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Media coverage of disabilities and the ADA getting better but still lacking - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 7-31-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Nothing Is Good Enough (Instrumental) - Aimee Mann


Ch. 4: Act 2: Bringing disability into the mainstream of diversity - Off Kilter (@TalkPoverty) - Air Date: 7-2-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Going Home - Niklas Aman


Ch. 6: Act 3: Discrimination in immigration then and now - Backstory - Air Date 2-10-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Cave - Piano Tribute Players


Ch. 8: Act 4: On Disability and Representation - Black Girls Talking - Air Date 7-20-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Julie-O - Kevin "KO" Olusola


Ch. 10: Act 5: Stop HR 620: Tell Congress to #ProtectADA via @NDRNAdvocates - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: La Valse d'Am?lie (Version Orchestre) - Yann Tiersen


Ch. 12: Act 6: Elise Roy: When we design for disability, we all benefit - @TEDTalks - Air Date 11-12-16


Ch. 23: Final comments

Bonus Clip 1: Nick Dupree's Story: A Medicaid Victory - All Things Considered - Air Date 2-12-03

Bonus Clip 2: Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else' - All Things Considered - Air Date 2-22-17

Bonus Clip 3: Tribute to Nick Dupree - @dccommonsense w/ Dan Carlin - Air Date 3-15-17

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

Visit the NDRN website to read up on the response to HR 620 and learn what you can do to protect the ADA

Call Congress, especially the 14 co-sponsors of HR 620 (7 Republicans, 7 Democrats) 

Learn more about disability culture and experiences through personal stories via Disability Visibility Project and about the importance of disabled people in public service via #CriptheVote.

EDUCATE YOURSELF  

HR 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (via Countable.us) 

Overview of Concerns on HR 620 (via NDRN.org)

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, HR 620 (via NDRN.org)

People with Disabilities Battle Trump (via Workers World)

Denham bill would fight ADA lawsuit abuse (via Central Valley Business Journal)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/04/07) The Exxon President goes to war with the planet (Climate)


Fri, Apr 07, 2017


Edition #1093

Today we look at Trump’s recent moves to dismantle Obama’s environmental legacy, the legal troubles he faces and the bright future that renewable energy is still headed towards 

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump SHREDDING Obama's Environmental Rules - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-30-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Revolution (Human Need Over Profit) - Tha Truth


Ch. 4: Act 2: Rolling back Obama's clean energy policies will be harder than Trump thinks - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 3-29-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Things a Get from Bad to Worse - The Ethiopians


Ch. 6: Act 3: Solar Creating Jobs 2X Faster Than Dirty Coal, Trump Wants Coal - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-19-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Underneath A Blackened Moon - Keith And Joan Pitzer


Ch. 8: Act 4: Trump Has Weakened America By Destroying Environmental Protections - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 04-03-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?What Have We Done - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Trump Will Go Down In History As The Exxon President - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?My Country - Nahko and Medicine for the People


Ch. 12: Act 6: Human adaptation at odds with fortress continents - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-29-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Something happened - The Dodos


Ch. 14: Act 7: To save the climate we need to remake the Democratic party - @thisishellradio - Air Date 3-11-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Do The Right Thing - Beres Hammond


Ch. 16: Act 8: Get in the Streets! Join #ScienceMarch on 4-22 & People's #ClimateMarch on 4-29 via @ScienceMarchDC and @Peoples_Climate - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 18: Act 9: Fantastic, amazing, excellent, very good news for renewable energy - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 3-14-17 


Ch. 19: Final comments on a couple more resources for the war on coal

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

April 22nd (Earth Day): March for Science Follow: @ScienceMarchDC

April 29th (Trump’s 100th Day): People’s Climate March Follow: @Peoples_Climate

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Activists Announce People's Climate March (Huffington Post)

Peoples Climate Movement Releases March Route (Common Dreams)

Climate Justice Organizations Call for "People's Climate March" on April 29 (DemocracyNow!)

Pussy Hats Making Way For Resistor Beanies In Science March (Huffington Post)

This man in a space suit has a message for Earthlings (CNN)

Congress’s one PhD-trained scientist will join march on Washington (STAT News)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/04/04) Under surveillance from all angles (Privacy Rights)


Tue, Apr 04, 2017


Edition #1092

Today we look at the ways in which both corporate and governmental institutions are looking to gain more and more access to your private data and communications

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?Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Clarifying exactly how much you're getting screwed by internet companies - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 3-25-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: I'm Confused - Handsome Furs


Ch. 4: Act 2: You're getting bought and sold by marketers online - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 3-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Corporate America - SuperMonkey


Ch. 6: Act 3: The racist application of surveillance laws through history - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 2-15-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Privacy - Michael Jackson


Ch. 8: Act 4: Section 702 Is In the Spotlight - On The Media - Air Date 3-24-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates


Ch. 10: Act 5: FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Faces New Attack - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-14-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Feet to the Fire - the hereafter


Ch. 12: Act 6: Prepare to #SavetheInternet…AGAIN via @FreePress and @EFF - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: Edward Snowden on the Vault 7 leaks - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-15-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Thoughts on our complicated health care system - Steve from New York

Ch. 16: Inclusion needs to include the disabled - Annie from Alabama

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments on the need for more solidarity with the disabled

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

Sign up for updates at FreePress.net and EFF.org

Follow FreePress on Twitter @FreePress and Facebook; Follow EFF on Twitter @EFF and Facebook 

Stay up to date on all the latest proposed legislation related to privacy on Countable.us

EDUCATE YOURSELF

House Republicans Vote to Destroy FCC's Online Privacy Protections (FreePress.net)

Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says (The New York Times)

They Attacked Privacy. Net Neutrality is Next. (FreePress.net)

Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai from Keith Ellison and 30 other Senators on Preserving Net Neutrality (Ellison.house.gov)

Should an FCC Rule Imposing Data Privacy Requirements on Internet Service Providers be Repealed? (Countable.us)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

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(2017/03/31) Progressives fighting on multiple fronts (The Resistance)


Fri, Mar 31, 2017


Edition #1091

Today we look at the multi-front political battles being waged for the heart of the progressive movement, women’s movement, the Democratic party and the county as a whole

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: A roundup of grassroots resistance groups - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 3-8-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: A Lot of Work to Do - Friendly People


Ch. 4: Act 2: Intersectional feminism is looking to tear down the capitalism establishment - Off Kilter (@TalkPoverty) - Air Date 3-8-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Intersectionality - Those American Girls


Ch. 6: Act 3: The Democratic party needs to debate it's differences - The Zero Hour w @RJEskow - Air Date 3-4-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Keep On Moving Forward - Emma's Revolution


Ch. 8: Act 4: Why we can't abandon the red states - Belabored (@DissentMag) - Air Date 3-24-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) - K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente


Ch. 10: Act 5: A coalition of movements arise under Trump - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 3-15-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Workers of the World Unite! - The Last Internationale


Ch. 12: Act 6: Nancy Pelosi Has Super Secret Plan To Keep Losing - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-24-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Master Plan - My Morning Jacket


Ch. 14: Act 7: The messaging of inevitability for the progressive movement - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 3-4-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: Inevitable - Scissor Sisters


Ch. 16: Act 8: Tap Into the Tools for ‘The Resistance’ - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Secret Affair


Ch. 18: Act 9: Women in the age of Trump and what the movement looks like - We the Podcast with Rep. @keithellison - Air Date 3-30-17


Voicemails

Ch. 19: We need to push for single payer - Zach from Atlanta, GA

Ch. 20: An update on conservatives in my community - V from Central New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on the progressive movement; past, present and future

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Use these websites and apps as part of your Resistance Plan:

5Calls.org 

Countable.us

ResistanceCalendar.org

ResistanceManual.org

ActionAlliance.co

READ: "Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement" (via The Nation)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/03/28) The corporatization of our schools (Education)


Tue, Mar 28, 2017


Edition #1090

Today we look at the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to head the Department of education and some of the ideological and historical context that brought us to this point

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Betsy DeVos Confirmation Proves You Can Buy Power - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-09-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Oligarchy - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 4: Act 2: The truth about school vouchers for impoverished or disabled children - Off Kilter (@TalkPoverty) - Air Date 2-17-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Teach Me Something - Hot Tip


Ch. 6: Act 3: Charter Schools - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date 08-22-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?How to save a life - The Fray


Ch. 8: Act 4: The history of education policies and their purposes - @Making_Contact - Air Date 3-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Dancing Through Life - Christopher Fitzgerald, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Michelle Federer & Norbert Leo Butz


Ch. 10: Act 5: Will Reaganomics Put The Final Nail In The Coffin of Public Education? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-29-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?The Idiots are taking over - NOFX


Ch. 12: Act 6: #SaveOurSchools- Stop Legislation that Kills Public Education & Hurts Poor Children via @Network4pubed - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Activism - Shihan


Ch. 14: Act 7: Diane Ravitch on the damage Betsy DeVos can do to the Department of Education - Who What Why - Air Date 1-20-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Improve on the ACA to build toward single payer - Matt from Pueblo, CO

Ch. 16: New York Health campaign - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 17: The ACA is a step towards single payer - Evan from Texas

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on the way to negotiate for a better health care system

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Get involved with Network for Public Education and follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Join the conversations about school vouchers online with #SaveOurSchools

Call Members of Congress: Countable.us Education Bills ; Members of the Education and the Workforce Committee

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Read the Summary of HR 610 (Congress.gov)

Do Private-School Vouchers Promote Segregation? (The Atlantic)

BETSY DEVOS WANTS TO USE AMERICA'S SCHOOLS TO BUILD "GOD'S KINGDOM" (Mother Jones)

Jeff Bryan: The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Budget Proposals for Education (DianaRavitch.com)

Tensions rise as vouchers pick up traction across Wisconsin (Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Subtracting Schools from Communities (Urban.org)

 Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/03/24) A Corporate Judicial Coup (Judge Gorsuch and the Supreme Court)


Fri, Mar 24, 2017


Edition #1089

Today we look at the hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, how we got to here and what his possible placement on the court portends for our future

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The important Gorsuch stories the media is missing - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-17-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?One - Apocalyptica


Ch. 4: Act 2: Discussing the judicial coup Republicans are in the midst of - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 3-21-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?La R?alit? - Amadou & Mariam


Ch. 6: Act 3: Behind Neil Gorsuch's Rhetoric, His Record Suggests Aggressive Judge Wedded to Conservative Agenda - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 03-21-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?The Game Is Rigged - The Great Malarkey


Ch. 8: Act 4: Dan Goldberg on some of Neil Gorsuch's worst rulings - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 3-24-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?The Smallest Piece - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin


Ch. 10: Act 5: The corporate takeover of the judicial system - Amicus from @Slate - Air Date 3-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?It's Just Not Right - Beatnik Turtle


Ch. 12: Act 6: STOP Arch Conservative SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch via @IndivisibleTeam #StopGorsuch - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: How Democrats Should Fight Trump's Supreme Court Pick - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-21-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Seeking out progressive sci-fi to imagine a better world - Erin from Philadelphia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on our dystopian pop culture and thoughts on where health care should go from here

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Use Indivisible Guide's fact sheet on Gorsuch and scripts to call Senators

Easily Call Your Senators: 5calls.org (or) Countable.us 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Hobby Lobby and executive power: Gorsuch's key rulings (CNN)

Call Your Senators and Demand That They Reject Neil Gorsuch (The Nation)

The Democrats Must Filibuster Neil Gorsuch (Slate)

Gorsuch: Roe v. Wade is the 'law of the land' (The Atlantic)

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has a Troubling History When Ruling on Disability Rights Cases (ACLU Blog)

If We Care About Abortion, Asking Judge Neil Gorsuch His Opinion on Roe v. Wade Is Not Enough (ACLU Blog)

Should Your Boss’s Religious Beliefs Dictate Your Health Insurance Coverage? Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch Thinks So (ACLU Blog)

Attorney for "Frozen Trucker": Neil Gorsuch May Have Been Most Hostile Judge I've Ever Encountered (Truth Out)

Durbin, Gorsuch spar over Hobby Lobby ruling (The Washington Post)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


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(2017/03/21) Bracing for impact or burning up on reentry? (Trumpcare)


Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Edition #1088

Today we look at the rollout of Trumpcare including how we got here, the ideological challenges Republicans face in trying to repeal the ACA and the direction we should obviously go

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bill Krystal's prediction about the future of health care - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 1-11-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Burn My Candle (At Both Ends) [Live] - Shirley Bassey


Ch. 4: Act 2: Conservative principles tied into pretzel over health care - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 3-7-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel


Ch. 6: Act 3: What is Trumpcare? - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 3-17-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Shame - Ophelia of the Spirits


Ch. 8: Act 4: Healthcare or Wealthcare? 24 Million to Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan While Rich Get Big Tax Breaks - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 03-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Hurt - Johnny Cash


Ch. 10: Act 5: Republicans backed themselves into a corner on health care - Primary Concerns from @NewRepublic - Air Date 3-9-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Accountability - Sammy R. Hall


Ch. 12: Act 6: The continuous coverage provision encourages people to not get health insurance until they're sick - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 3-11-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Sickening - Ken Mickey


Ch. 14: Act 7: Budget Expert: Republicans Are Lying When They Say AHCA Won't Hurt Majority of Americans - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-16-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Pas Si Simple - Yann Tiersen


Ch. 16: Act 8: Luck Health Plan: You'll be okay. Probably. - Luck Plan - Air Date: 11-11-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: ?A Quai - Yann Tiersen


Ch. 18: Act 9: Why we're stuck with the very flawed ACA - @dccommonsense w Dan Carlin - Air Date 3-15-17

Ch. 19: Song 9: ?Meaningless - The Nighty Nite


Ch. 20: Act 10: Join the National Week of Action (April 3-7) to Demand Medicare for All via @H_O_P4E & @PHMglobal #Health4All - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 11: ?Time for Action - Secret Affair


 Ch. 22: Act 12: Republicans Promise TrumpCare Won't Suck After Phase Three - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-15-17


Ch. 23: Final comments on the real debate going on with health care

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Join the National Week of Action to Demand National Improved Medicare for All: Our Health is NOT for Sale!

If you're in DC, volunteer for HOPE's Medicare for All Lobby Day in DC - March 29th

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Insurance Companies Just Accidentally Made The Case For Medicare For All (Huffington Post)

For-Profit Health Care Used To Be Illegal (Health Over Profit for Everyone)

Trumpcare vs. Obamacare (The New Yorker) 

The Conservative Uprising Against the Republican Health-Care Bill (The Atlantic)

How the AHCA Leaves the Old, Sick and the Poor Behind (The Atlantic)

Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects (The Washington Post)

A Running List of People Who Hate Trumpcare (Mother Jones)

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(2016/10/07) Slavery in America is still alive and well (Prison Labor) (Repost)


Fri, Mar 17, 2017


Edition #1048

Today we look at the ways in which the 13th amendment to the constitution opened the doors to a mere evolution of slavery rather than it’s abolition as our national myth contends

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe - Excerpt: Attica explained

Ch. 3: Song 1: Attica State - John Lennon & Yoko Ono


Ch. 4: Act 2: 45 Years After Legendary Attica Prison Uprising, New Book Reveals State Role in Deadly Standoff - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 09-09-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Strong Animals - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin


Ch. 6: Act 3: Prison Labor = Modern Day Slavery? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-16-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: High Demand - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 8: Act 4: Rattling the Bars US Prison Labor - @TheRealNews - Air Date 9-5-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Forward - Northbound


Ch. 10: Act 5: Noelle Hanrahan on National Prison Strike - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-16-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Prison Abolition (feat. Daman) - Conscious Youth


Ch. 12: Act 6: Prisoners Strike To Say 'We're Not Slaves!!' (w/Guest: Maya Schenwar) - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-21-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Chain Gang (2005 Remastered) - Sam Cooke


Ch. 14: Act 7: Important stories of the prison strike are blacked out by media - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-30-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Everyday (Single Version) - Carly Comando


Ch. 16: Act 8: Support Prison Strikers by Joining Actions Around the Country - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 18: Act 9: Advocates: The U.S. Still Profits from Slavery Because the 13th Amendment Perpetuates Prison Labor - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 10-03-16


Ch. 19: Final comments on the timely release of the new Ava DuVernay doc, “13th”

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


TAKE ACTION

Read the call to action post on ItsGoingDown.org and find an event near you at the bottom of the post.

Create your own local action to support the prison strikes and submit it to be posted by emailing info@itsgoingdown.org. 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Why Prisoners Across the Country Have Gone on Strike (via Mother Jones)

"We're Freedom Fighters": The Story of the Nationwide Prison Labor Strike (via truthout)

The biggest national prison strike in American history is happening now (via Daily Kos)

Meet the inmate who launched a massive prison strike from his jail cell (via Vice)

Free Alabama Movement  (website of the inmates spearheading the strike in Alabama)

IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (unrecognized union for incarcerated prison workers)

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/03/14) Living in an empire of lies (Propaganda)


Tue, Mar 14, 2017


Edition #1087

Today we look at the mechanics and consequences of systemic lies and propaganda in an age of ignorance and anti-intellectualism

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Carl Sagan saw the Future - Quirks and Quarks - Air Date 1-27-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Can't Hide from the Truth - The Hot 8 Brass Band


Ch. 4: Act 2: How to question the information we receive - @thisishellradio - Air Date 2-24-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Hide the Truth - Chronicle


Ch. 6: Act 3: Former Supreme Court Justice Souter on The Danger of America's 'Pervasive Civic Ignorance'

Ch. 7: Song 3: Debate - Rain Over St. Ambrose


Ch. 8: Act 4: Words matter: Emotions and statistics - Frontline: The Persuaders - Air Date 11-9-2004

Ch. 9: Song 4: Honesty - Billy Joel


Ch. 10: Act 5: How propaganda works - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 1-19-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: A Few Honest Words - Ben Sollee


Ch. 12: Act 6: Character Education: The need for a love of truth - Progressive Faith Sermons w: @RevDrRay - Air Date 12-11-16


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Why not join the Democratic Socialists of America? - Nathan from San Diego, CA

Ch. 14: Corporations don't believe in individualism - Brad from Irving, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on how to combat Trump Fatigue Syndrome

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2017/03/10) Unleashing the demons (Anti-Semitism)


Fri, Mar 10, 2017


Edition #1086

Today we look at how the Trump campaign and presidency has emboldened those who would spew hatred or commit violence against Jews and others

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The "De-Judification" of the Holocaust?: Trump Avoids Word "Jews" on Holocaust Remembrance Day - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-02-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Eyes Wide Open - Gotye


Ch. 4: Act 2: PewDiePie In Trouble For Anti-Semitic Comments - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-15-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Remember How We Forgot - Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long


Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-Semitic & Anti-Muslim Violence Rise Under Trump Presidency - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-06-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Mad World - Vitamin String Quartet


Ch. 8: Act 4: Trump Staffer Tied to Anti-Semitic Holocaust Deniers - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-01-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Blue Girl - A-Set


Ch. 10: Act 5: Anne Frank Center: Trump's Remarks on Anti-Semitism are Too Little, Too Late - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-22-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Beneath the Lies - Abscondo


Ch. 12: Act 6: Demand the Trump Administration Take Action to Fight Anti-Semitism via @ADL_National - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: Sebastian Gorka called an American citizen from the White House to argue over tweets - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 2-23-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Followup on a progressive perspective on immigration - Kiki from Oakland, CA

Ch. 16: Launching a new political party based on collectivism - Alexander from Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments on the meaning of life and starting now

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Share the ADL's 9 step plan for the Trump administration to fight anti-semitism 

Send the plan to your Representatives and Senators and demand they fight for action 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

President Trump: Time for a Plan of Action to Fight the Surge of Anti-Semitism (ADL.org)

Anti-Semitism in the United States (ADL.org)

Letter from Senate to DOJ, DHS and FBI (Peters.senate.gov)

Homeland Security Finally Vows To Fully Join Investigation Into ‘Hate-Inspired Attacks’ (Huffington Post)

After a new wave of anti-Semitic attacks, White House appears skeptical about anti-Semitism (Vox)

A Sixth Wave Of Bomb Threats Has Hit Jewish Centers Around The United States (BuzzFeed News)

Muslim Fundraiser to Repair Jewish Cemetery Raises $100k (NBC News)

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(2017/03/07) A case against the myth of individualism (Culture)


Tue, Mar 07, 2017


Edition #1085

Today we look at the dangerous myths of individualism and the American Dream™, some of their origins and some of their consequences 

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Cultural influences on our perspective of self w/Gish Jen - Think Again - Air Date 3-4-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Different People - No Doubt


Ch. 4: Act 2: You are not as free as you think you are w/Raoul Martinez - @thisishellradio - Air Date 2-24-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?The system - Abscondo


Ch. 6: Act 3: Individualism in the prosperity gospel brand of Christianity - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 1-8-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Southern Baptism - Richard Gilks


Ch. 8: Act 4: The cold war propaganda of anti-collectivism w/Gish Jen - Think Again - Air Date 3-4-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Knock Yourself Out - Jon Brion


Ch. 10: Act 5: The myths of the autonomous individual and free markets w/Raoul Martinez - @thisishellradio - Air Date 2-24-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Drums of Freedom - Theo Bard


Ch. 12: Act 6: Training is all that matters - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin Cafe Orchestra


Ch. 14: Act 7: An ignorance of history bolsters acceptance of anti-regulation individualism - You are not so smart - Air Date 2-24-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Making Progress - Freedom's Progress


Ch. 16: Act 8: The dangerous myth of the American Dream w/Raoul Martinez - @thisishellradio - Air Date 2-24-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Thoughts on ICE agents now going after softer targets - Charlie from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 18: Confronting a "racial realist" worldview - Zach from Atlanta, GA

Ch. 19: Response to Rich re: Indivisible - Dave from Olympia, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments rejecting the Personal Responsibility/Social Good dichotomy

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2017/03/03) Running the Ship-of-State Aground (Foreign Policy)


Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Edition #1084

Today we look at how Trump is currently running his foreign policy programs and where he’s planning to take it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: In First TV Interview, President Trump Says Torture "Absolutely" Works - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Waterboarding USA - Harry Shearer


Ch. 4: Act 2: Torture Doesn't Work and Here's the Scientific Evidence - Quirks and Quarks - Air Date 2-2-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Talk to Me - Stevie Nicks


Ch. 6: Act 3: Media operates on articles of faith regarding American foreign policy - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-17-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Drone Bomb Me - ANOHNI


Ch. 8: Act 4: Rep. Lieu: The White House Lying & Stifling Dissent on Yemen Raid is Step Toward Authoritarianism - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-15-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Never Gonna Learn - Jont


Ch. 10: Act 5: Trump Takes Zero Responsibility For Yemen Raid Disaster - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-01-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?The Buck Stops Here - Childsplay


Ch. 12: Act 6: Wilkerson: Trump's Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security - @TheRealNews - Air Date 2-28-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Moneytalks - Vitamin String Quartet


Ch. 14: Act 7: Plan a MLK, Jr. “Beyond Vietnam” Speech-Reading Event for April 4th via @VFPNational and National Council of Elders - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Activism - Shihan


Ch. 16: Act 8: Anti-Islam religious zealots retake power in the White House - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-1-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: R.I.P Alan Colmes - Rick from Madison, WI

Ch. 18: Excited about the Justice Democrats - Sunny from St. Paul, MN

Ch. 19: Fragility and the progressive case for immigration - Ken from Raleigh, NC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on conservative political correctness

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Plan a "Beyond Vietnam" Speech-reading event in your community for April 4th with the Veterans For Peace Toolkit

Volunteer with a Veterans For Peace Chapter near you to help plan a "Beyond Vietnam" speech-reading event

Read the National Council of Elders call to action for the 50th anniversary of MLK, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam speech

Read the entire "Beyond Vietnam" speech

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Donald Trump Goes All In for the Military-Industrial Complex (The Nation)

Why Trump's Military Budget Boost Doesn't Add Up (Mother Jones)

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is an Attack on the Working Class (The Nation)

Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending (The New York Times)

 Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


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(2017/02/28) Trump’s immigration crackdown has begun


Tue, Feb 28, 2017


Edition #1083

Today we look at Trump’s new immigration crackdown and several of the reasons why it’s a bad idea

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Posturing On Immigration - On The Media - Air Date 2-23-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Bad Idea - Goose


Ch. 4: Act 2: The positive impacts of immigrant communities - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 2-16-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Stop & Frisk (For Treyvon and Alvin) - Vex Davortex


Ch. 6: Act 3: Examining the aspects of a broken immigration system - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-24-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) ?- K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente


Ch. 8: Act 4: Trump's Migration Program Mimics the Cold War Dragnet - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 2-23-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Immigrant - Alysha Brilla


Ch. 10: Act 5: Nazis Once Published List of Jewish Crimes, Trump Now Pushing to Do the Same for Immigrant Crimes - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-02-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Immigrant - Deine Lakaien


Ch. 12: Act 6: Refugees Welcome sign hung on Statue of Liberty - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 2-21-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Immigrant - John McCutcheon


Ch. 14: Act 7: Protect Immigrants in Your Community- Join #HereToStay Network & #RaidWatch via @UNITEDWEDREAM & @AmericasVoice - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Activism - Shihan


Ch. 16: Act 8: The oscillations in American immigration policy - Backstory - Air Date 2-10-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: A reply to Ken about shame - Felicia from Centralia, MO

Ch. 18: In response to the Indivisible Guide strategy - Rich from Sequim, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on understanding strategies and tactics

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

1. Sign up with United We Dream #HereToStay Network to get notified if an immigrant in your community needs help

2. Document and report ICE activity in your community via social media using #RaidWatch 

3. Call, write and show up at your Mayor’s office to demand they declare your city a “sanctuary of safety” 

Resources for immigrants: 

If you have been approached by ICE officials, call the United We Dream Hotline: 1-844-363-1423 

Read your rights and download United We Dream Deportation Defense Cards and browse their "Resources" page

Find out where raids are happening (and/or submit them) with Latino Rebel’s MigraMap

Find an immigration lawyer via American Immigration Lawyers Association

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Mexican ‘DREAMer’ nabbed in immigrant crackdown (Reuters)

Trump's DHS Executive Orders (DHS.gov)

Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible (The Intercept)

What Immigration Raids Mean for Students (The Atlantic)

Dreamer Says ICE Threatened to Deport Him (The Daily Beast)

Trump's Deportation Raids: What We Know and Don't Know (Mother Jones)

Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules (The New York Times)

Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a ‘military operation’ (The Washington Post)

President Trump is on shaky ground with his new immigration order (The Washington Post)

Entrepreneurs Are Being Deported -- And They Might Be at the Center of America's Coming Immigration Fight (Entrepreneur)

Dallas County ‘Dreamer’s’ arrest puts scare in immigration-rights community (Texas Star-Telegram)

Immigration Agents Took a Woman With a Brain Tumor Out of the Hospital: Report (TIME)

Plan To Disrupt Immigration Raids Will Enlist Songs And Prayers (NPR) 

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


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(2017/02/24) The economics of our environment (Capitalism vs. the Climate)


Fri, Feb 24, 2017


Edition #1082

Today we look at the intersection of the climate and capitalism in the shadow of the most crony capitalist administration in American history

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: What is your investment dollar doing? - Australians for coal - Air Date: 02-28-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Declining Cost of Renewables Will Challenge Trump's Promise to Bring Back Jobs Through Coal - @TheRealNews - Air Date 1-25-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?A Farewell To Trends - dustmotes


Ch. 6: Act 3: Notes on the fight against fossil capitalism w/ Ashley Dawson - @thisishellradio - Air Date 12-14-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?The sea is rising - Bliss n Eso


Ch. 8: Act 4: Michael Metcalfe: A provocative way to finance the fight against climate change - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 4-11-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Whatever It Takes - Lifehouse


Ch. 10: Act 5: Germany PROVES We Can END Fossil Fuels - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-29-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Stakes Still High - Sol


Ch. 12: Act 6: Divest Yourself and Your Community from Fossil Fuels via @DeFundDAPL - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Divest! 350Org - Tem Blessed


Ch. 14: Act 7: Not everything that's profitable is good - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 2-10-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: What's the progressive answer to immigration? - Kiki from Oakland

Ch. 16: In response to Amanda about how to feel better - Rachel from Washington

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments with advice on surviving and thriving during times of oppression

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

Use DefundDAPL.org steps and resources to divest your personal finances from banks funding DAPL

Use DefundDAPL.org steps and resources to get engaged or take action to divest your community from banks funding DAPL

Save the date for the People's Climate March on April 29th, 2017 in Washington, DC, and sister marches around US

EDUCATE YOURSELF

2 Cities To Pull More Than $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline (NPR)

7 Things the Defund DAPL Campaign Has Achieved So Far (Including $28 Million in Personal Accounts Moved) (Yes! Magazine) 

Movie Stars Pulling Their Money Out Of Wells Fargo. Defund DAPL (The Young Turks)

4 Key Impacts of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (National Geographic)

Emails Reveal EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Dirty Dealings with Oil and Gas Industry (The Intercept)

Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action (The Washington Post) 

Drilling experts explain why Trump can’t bring back oilfield jobs (Think Progress)

Trump signs measure rolling back last-minute Obama coal mining regulation (CNN)

New rule protecting waterways from coal mining will be early target of Trump administration (Think Progress)

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(2017/02/21) Where the Democrats went wrong and how to bring them back


Tue, Feb 21, 2017


Edition #1081

Today we look at the past failings of the Democratic party over the past several decades that brought us to our current point and then look for ways to turn that ship around

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Van Jones Says Clinton Days Are Over, Centrism Has To Stop - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 01-08-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Wake Me Up - Avicil


Ch. 4: Act 2: Is unity overrated? w/ @onesarahjones - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 1-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?My Conversation - The Uniques


Ch. 6: Act 3: Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal and where the Democratic party went wrong - @Jimmy_Dore Show - Air Date 1-20-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Betrayal - Wang Chung


Ch. 8: Act 4: There is no anti-capitalist party in the US - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 2-10-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Out With the Old - Casa Di Mondo


Ch. 10: Act 5: Keith Ellison: 'We've Got To Reset the Future of the Democratic Party' - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 12-30-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Out With the Old - The Sensational Nightingales


Ch. 12: Act 6: Help Elect Keith Ellison as DNC Chair via @DemSpring - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Out With the Old - Korsairs


Ch. 14: Act 7: The Democratic Party Takeover HAS BEGUN - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-24-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: A movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment - Amanda from Asheville, NC

Ch. 16: Losing hope from the wave of very dark rhetoric coming from the right - Amanda from Snohomish, WA

Ch. 17: The American privilege of voting for Clinton - John from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on voting with eyes wide open

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Sign up to start a delegation in your area and/or make calls to DNC members in your state

Check out the "How You Can Help" page on KeithforDNC.org for social media actions/media and more. 

Follow @EllisonCampaign on Twitter and Keith for DNC on Facebook.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Keith Ellison for DNC Video on Approach to Voter Turnout (@EllisonCampaign)

Keith Ellison Is Everything Republicans Thought Obama Was. Maybe He's Just What Democrats Need. (Mother Jones)

Why We Support Keith Ellison for DNC Chair (The Nation)

Keith Ellison: How the Democrats Can Win (The Nation)

The Democratic Party Needs Keith Ellison (The Huffington Post Blog)

College Democrats of America President and Vice-President Endorse Keith Ellison for DNC Chair (Press Release)  

Onetime Rival Endorses Ellison for DNC Chair (Common Dreams)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/02/17) Corporate media’s fight for legitimacy in the age of Trump


Fri, Feb 17, 2017


Edition #1080

Today we look at the state of the corporate-controlled media in the age of Trump, how you can navigate those murky waters and what we can do to make it better

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Diversify your news - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 11-24-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Spicer vs. the Interns - On the Media - Air Date 1-27-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Totem Ancestor - Kronos Quartet


Ch. 6: Act 3: Is Donald Trump good for journalism? - The Inquiry - Air Date 2-13-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?A Waltz for George and Tex - Black Prairie


Ch. 8: Act 4: Bernie Sanders Warns About Dangers Of Corporate-Controlled Media - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 01-01-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Turn it off - The Moxy


Ch. 10: Act 5: Keep Going Back to Substance and the Truth - On the Media - Air Date 1-27-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Freedom (From Braveheart) - Music Themes Group


Ch. 12: Act 6: Is 'Biased News' More Destructive Than Fake News? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-23-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: We Stand As One - Joseph Arthur


Ch. 14: Act 7: Become a “Media Activist” via @FAIRmediawatch - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Activism - Shihan


Ch. 16: Act 8: Ned Beatty's NETWORK speech-by Paddy Chayefsky


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Building trust as a foundation - Ryan from Phoenix

Ch. 18: Losing hope from the wave of very dark rhetoric coming from the right - Amanda from Snohomish, WA

Ch. 19: How to persuade conservatives - Ken from Raleigh, North Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the social justice and the fragility of the privileged

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Go to FAIR.org to get Action Alerts and become a “media activist”

Check out FAIR’s Media Activism Kit 

Subscribe to FAIR’s CounterSpin podcast

Member of the media? Check out FAIR’s Media Advisories

EDUCATE YOURSELF

NYT’s False Choice for Democrats: Move to the Right or Divide by Race (FAIR)

Jessica Gonzalez on FCC Chair Ajit Pai (FAIR's CounterSpin)

Scrutiny for Supreme Court Pick Fails to Focus on Rights of Disabled (FAIR)

ACTION ALERT: WaPo’s Post Live Series Is a Love Letter to Corporate Conflicts of Interest (FAIR)

Trump’s Inauguration and the Legitimacy Fetish (FAIR)

Daily Kos Founder Gleefully Celebrates Coal Miners Losing Health Insurance (FAIR)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/02/14) If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu (Trumpian Economics)


Tue, Feb 14, 2017


Edition #1079

Today we look at the plans being cooked up by Trump and the GOP to screw the people and enrich the corporations

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans To Kill Elizabeth Warren's Greatest Accomplishment - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-18-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Rip-Off - Jimmy Cliff


Ch. 4: Act 2: David Dayen On Trump's Infrastructure Plan - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 11-25-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Destructive - Sentry.


Ch. 6: Act 3: Trump's tax plan and how the world may react - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 12-15-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Screwed - Kid Cudi


Ch. 8: Act 4: Trump’s Anti-Regulatory Agenda Will Cost Economy Billions - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 12-18-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Monday - Jon Brion


Ch. 10: Act 5: Trump DESTROYED Goldman Sachs During Election, Now Will Be Goldman Sachs President - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 12-22-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Bamboozled - Omar and the Howlers


Ch. 12: Act 6: Why we need the fiduciary rule that Trump wants to stop - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 2-10-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Working Reward - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell Your Senators to Support & Protect the #FiduciaryRule via @IndivisibleTeam - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?This fickle world - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Extreme Vetting for People, But Not for Banks (w/Guest William Black) - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-07-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Long commutes equals unhappiness - Travis in Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 18: Trump supporters with a license for bigotry - V from Central New York

Ch. 19: A perspective from the south - Kevin from Louisiana

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on why facts are not enough to win an argument

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Check out the Fiduciary Rule Call Scripts prepared by the Indivisible Guide Team to use when calling your Senators

Call your Representatives and Senators to demand they publicly support and protect the Fiduciary Rule: 202-224-3121 (Capitol switchboard number)

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Fiduciary Rule is Now in Question. What's Next for Investors? (The New York Times)

Indivisible Guide Twitter Moment: Call Your Members of Congress on the Fiduciary Rule (Indivisible Guide)

Elizabeth Warren's Letter to Acting Secretary of Labor, Edward Hugler, On the Fiduciary Rule (Warren.senate.gov)

A hot investing startup wrote an open letter to Donald Trump, and is setting the stage for a battle on Wall Street (Business Insider)

Market Recap - Executive Actions Planned for Dodd-Frank and Fiduciary Rule (Personal Capital)

"You Might Die Younger" Without the Fiduciary Rule (Personal Capital Blog)

Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO) 

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/02/10) Unnecessary, ineffective and un-American (Muslim Ban)


Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Edition #1078

Today we lay out the story so far of Trump’s attempt to make good on his campaign promise to ban muslims from entering the country

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?Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Breaking down the fallout of the muslim ban - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 1-30-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Backfire - MuteMath


Ch. 4: Act 2: The muslim ban is unnecessary and ineffective - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 1-29-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Land of Confusion - Genesis


Ch. 6: Act 3: The Attorney General Defied Trump's Muslim Ban. He Did One Thing He Knows How to Do: He Fired Her - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-31-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Richard Nixon - Rod & The MSR Singers


Ch. 8: Act 4: Sorry Trumpkins, Obama Didn't 'Ban Muslims' Like Trump Did. RELATED: Obama Also Is Not a Muslim. - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 02-06-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Generator (First Floor) - Freelance Whales


Ch. 10: Act 5: Lena Masri on the religious loophole that targets muslims - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 1-30-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Islamophobia - Genocide


Ch. 12: Act 6: Media's failures in addressing the muslim ban - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-3-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Fear, Terror, and the Fear of Terror - Infinite Third


Ch. 14: Act 7: QUICK EXPLAINER: The FULL 20-Step Vetting Process Already In Place for Refugees To Enter the U.S. - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 02-01-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?get real - the mountain firework company


Ch. 16: Act 8: Fight Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban via @theIRC @HIASrefugees and @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: ?Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard


Ch. 18: Act 9: The steps along the path to the muslim ban - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 2-1-17


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Debating Trump supporters - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 20: Working toward finding common ground - Jenny

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on how to start any political discussion

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

Call your Representatives and Senators to demand they denounce Trump's ban & thank those who have: 202-224-3121 (Capitol switchboard number)

Find out if you are near one of the 29 International Rescue Committee program offices in the US and consider volunteering

Explore and donate to the many other organizations supporting refugees and immigrants

Find local groups near you committed to fighting the Trump agenda via Indivisible Guide

Take part in the HIAS National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees the weekend of February 11th and 12th

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Letter: National and Local Organizations Support the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Oppose Legislation that Would Stop the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees (Refugees International)

How to Help Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors (BillMoyers.com)

10 Concrete Ways to Take Action Against the Muslim Ban (Huffington Post)

Trump's Muslim Ban is Cowardly and Dangerous (The New York Times Editorial Board)

Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Makes Us All Less American (Rolling Stone)

Is President Trump's Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'? (Yes, here's why) (The Atlantic)

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Culmination of War on Terror Mentality but Still Uniquely Shameful (The Intercept)

This is the Beginning of Donald Trump's Muslim Ban (The Nation)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2016/11/01) Making a genuine effort to understand Trump conservatives (Repost)


Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Edition #1054

Today we dive deeply into the world of conservatives as described in the new book “Strangers in their own Land” by Arlie Russel Hochschild in an attempt to understand how some non-deplorable people in the country could be supporting Donald Trump

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: What Drives Trump Supporters? Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on Anger & Mourning of the Right Part 1 - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 9-28-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel


Ch. 4: Act 2: The environmentalist tea-partier who dumped toxic waste in public water - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 10-5-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Protect & Serve - Stiff Little Fingers


Ch. 6: Act 3: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ in Conversation - Air Date 4-15-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: I Don't Think About It - Emily Osment


Ch. 8: Act 4: What Drives Trump Supporters? Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on Anger & Mourning of the Right Part 2 - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 9-28-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Refund - Minor Motion


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Deep Story of conservatives and the rise of Trump - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 9-29-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Shame - The Avett Brothers


Ch. 12: Act 6: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ in Conversation - Air Date 4-15-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Vote - Jefferson Coker


Ch. 14: Act 7: Where shame is the companion to need - @thisishellradio - Air Date 10-22-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Only a Pawn In Their Game - Bob Dylan


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Media That Created Trump - United States of Anxiety - Air Date 10-13-16


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Shifting to the Right - Greg from North Cackalacky

Ch. 18: Shout out to Wade/asking for conservative show suggestion - Quai from North Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on a conservative show recommended to those interested in hearing the other side

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2017/02/03) Witnessing an Emerging Autocracy (Trump’s America)


Fri, Feb 03, 2017


Edition #1077

Today we look briefly at Trump’s cabinet, his communication style, his inaugural speech and the foreboding nature of it all

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?Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump's Dark Money Cabinet Is Going To Deconstruct The American Dream! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-28-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Free Education (feat. Treez & Young DJ) - Jawaan Larue


Ch. 4: Act 2: Trump's Cabinet Poised To Loot The Country - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-28-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Crook - Niel Nasset


Ch. 6: Act 3: Masha Gessen on the rules for surviving autocracy - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 11-14-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?All You Fascists - Billy Bragg & Wilco


Ch. 8: Act 4: A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets - On the Media - Air Date 1-13-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Misinformation - Silvanus


Ch. 10: Act 5: We Need To Talk About That Donald Trump Press Conference - Jay Smooth (@jsmooth995) - Air Date 1-12-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Tobacco Road - Common Market


Ch. 12: Act 6: Examining Trump's inauguration speech - The Bugle (@hellobuglers) - Air Date 1-20-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ?Supervillain - Schaffer The Darklord


Ch. 14: Act 7: The mood of the inauguration - @EdgeofSports w Dave Zirin - Air Date 1-25-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: ?Fake - Dhiego Ferraz


Ch. 16: Act 8: Trump's team exhibits classic abuser behavior - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 1-23-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Followup after receiving some advice - Matt from Pittsburg, PA

Ch. 18: How Trump is tearing people apart - Evan from Texas

Ch. 19: Thoughts on the cis-centeredness of the women's march - Megan from Seattle

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on Mr. Money Mustache and, unrelatedly, the divide within feminism

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2017/01/31) An equal and opposite reaction (Women’s March)


Tue, Jan 31, 2017


Edition #1076

Today we listen in on the women’s marches in DC and Baltimore and hear some of the thoughtful critiques of and hopes for the future of the feminist movement

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Women’s March on Washington: Historic Protest Three Times Larger Than Trump’s Inaugural Crowd - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-23-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: On the turning away - Pink Floyd


Ch. 4: Act 2: Women's Voices Rise in Baltimore and Beyond - @TheRealNews - Air Date 1-22-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: What A Beautiful Morning! - Drunken Logic


Ch. 6: Act 3: The need for inclusive feminism - Backtalk from @BitchMedia - Air Date 1-26-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Police On My Back - The Clash


Ch. 8: Act 4: Voices of the Women's March: Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Janet Mock & More - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-23-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Bigger Is Better - Dan Reich & Friends


Ch. 10: Act 5: Thoughts On The Women's March That Already Feels Like So Long Ago Because These Are The End Times - Jay Smooth - Air Date 1-26-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Tobacco Road - Common Market


Ch. 12: Act 6: The importance of listening to one another and getting different perspectives - @WhoreCast - Air Date 1-25-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Change Your Mind - Sister Hazel


Ch. 14: Act 7: Michelle Taylor on the Philly Women's March and the principles of feminism - @TalkPoverty Radio - Air Date 1-27-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Woman's march summary - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 16: Breaking down the discussion on race, class and Trump - Darice from Washington, DC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments on the Women’s March and how we communicate within the movement

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2017/01/27) Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda


Sat, Jan 28, 2017


Edition #1075

Today I present the unabridged audiobook of Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Visit indivisibleguide.com for more details

The team behind the guide is reachable on Twitter: 

@IndivisibleTeam@ezralevin@angelrafpadilla@texpat@Leahgreenb

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(2017/01/24) The corruption of Donald Trump


Tue, Jan 24, 2017


Edition #1074

Today we take a look at the conflicts of interest, broken laws and constitutional violations of the new administration 

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Craig Holman: Trump Administration Gearing Up to Be "Most Scandal-Ridden in History" - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-03-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Ethics - Bobby P.


Ch. 4: Act 2: Zephyr Teachout on Trump and the emoluments clause - Amicus from @Slate - Air Date 12-24-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: ?Remedy - The Black Crowes


Ch. 6: Act 3: SHOCKING: The GOP Doesn't Care That the Office of Govt. Ethics Can't Fully Vet Trump Nominees - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 01-10-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Code of Ethics - Manhattan Transfer


Ch. 8: Act 4: Trump Makes Ivanka's Husband Top Adviser - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-10-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?I Fought the Law - The Clash


Ch. 10: Act 5: Join or Start a Represent.US chapter near you to Fight Corruption via @Representdotus - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard


Ch. 12: Act 6: What should Trump do to resolve his conflicts of interest? - @DecodeDC - Air Date 1-11-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: The Affordable Care Act saved my life twice - Chris from Boston

Ch. 14: Coping with the Trump election - Zach from Atlanta

Ch. 15: Explaining socialism vs. communism and tribalism - Mike from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on having conversations about race

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Promote the Represent.US campaign to stop South Dakota from gutting the state's Anti-Corruption Act

Join or start a Represent.US chapter near you to fight corruption locally

EDUCATE YOURSELF

South Dakota Declares State of Emergency (via All In with Chris Hayes)

Your Day-One Guide to Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest (via Mother Jones)

The Wall Street Washington Complex Invades Trump's Cabinet (via Mother Jones)

The many scandals of Donald Trump (via The Atlantic)

Trump Could be the Most Corruptible President Ever (via Politico Magazine)

Donald Trump's Business Dealings Test a Constitutional Limit (via The New York Times)

A Close Look at Donald Trump's Cabinet (via Marie Claire)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/01/20) A First Draft of President Obama’s Legacy


Fri, Jan 20, 2017


Edition #1073
Today we take a look at several aspects of Obama’s presidency, what marks he left behind and what he passes on to his successor
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Human Rights Campaign creates highlight reel of Obama on LGBT issues - @GAY_USAtv - Air Date 1-11-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ?Halo - Beyonc?


Ch. 4: Act 2: Obama's legacy on immigration as the Deporter-in-Chief - Code Switch - Air Date 1-11-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Represent - Weezer


Ch. 6: Act 3: Obama Takes Blame For Democrats Losing - @theyoungturks - Air Date 01-10-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: ?Failure - Kings of Convenience


Ch. 8: Act 4: Jameel Jaffer on Obama's National Security Legacy & What Lies Ahead with Trump - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 12-28-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: ?Breaking the Law - Emeli Sand?


Ch. 10: Act 5: Most Americans Realize Things Are Pretty Good Under Obama - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 12-24-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: ?Don't Let Me Down - Stereophinics


Ch. 12: Act 6: Obama's Economic Legacy: Recovery for the Architects of Financial Crisis - @TheRealNews - Air Date 1-8-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin


Ch. 14: Act 7: In Response to Ta-Nehesi Coates' 'My President Was Black' : Obama's Failure During the Housing Crisis - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 01-03-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: If I Ever Lose My Faith in You - Sting


Ch. 16: Act 8: If Obama wasn't good enough for these people then no one is - Code Switch - Air Date 1-4-17


Ch. 17: Final comments about finding common cause across all of the intersectional identities across the working class

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2017/01/17) A progressive vision for our economic future


Tue, Jan 17, 2017


Edition #1072
Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a new vision for where we should go from here
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Democrats failed to offer a better solution - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 11-26-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin


Ch. 4: Act 2: How progressives need to frame their economic message - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 12-29-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Unified - Unified Highway


Ch. 6: Act 3: AI Will Eliminate 6% of Jobs in Next 5 Years - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-18-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Automation - Allan Sherman


Ch. 8: Act 4: Paul Street on the folly of throwing away identity politics - @BlkAgendaReport - Air Date 1-16-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Working Class Hero - Green Day


Ch. 10: Act 5: Not Trickle Down, But Bottom Up | Anthony Flaccavento - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 12-15-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Trickle Down - Hayseed Dixie


Ch. 12: Act 6: What is Economic Democracy? - The Next System Project - Air Date: 3-1-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Le monde de contre jour - David Ari Leon


Ch. 14: Act 7: The UK Labor party taking the lead on worker coops - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 5-9-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Capitalism Is Tearing Us Apart - Sole


Ch. 16: Act 8: Social Welfare Does Not Kill Business, with President of Iceland ?lafur Gr?msson - Big Think - Air Date 11-13-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Success - Iggy Pop


Ch. 18: Act 9: Join or Start a Local Democracy @ Work Action Group via @Democracyatwrk - Best of the Left Activism


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Why Trump voters are angry - Luis in Texas

Ch. 20: The true cost of commuting and how best to get engaged - Anonymous

Ch. 21: What should the new economy movement look like? - Natalia from North Hampton, MA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments explaining to conservatives why we should shift to a co-op economy

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Find or Start a Democracy At Work Action Group near you

EDUCATE YOURSELF

10 Ways to Challenge Capitalism's Death Grip on Daily Life (via Truthout)

Cooperatives: The key to climate action? (via Democracy at Work)

Energy cooperatives are booming in Germany (via DW.com)

Worlds 8 Richest People Have Same Wealth as Poorest 50% (via The Guardian)

This Worker-Owned Cooperative is "Bigger than a Business" (via DCist.com)

Workers will get right to buy out bosses under Labour rule (The Independent UK)

Corporations Open Cash Spigot for Trump's Inauguration (The New York Times)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman.


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(2017/01/13) First they came (Religious Liberty)


Fri, Jan 13, 2017


Edition #1071
Today we take a look at the threats to Muslim Americans and, frankly, Muslims around the world in the age of Trump
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump's Muslim Registry Should Remind Us of Japanese Internment Camps - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 12-24-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Kenji - Fort Minor


Ch. 4: Act 2: The specter of Korematsu - Amicus from @Slate - Air Date 11-30-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Fence Me In - Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Bregman & Buddy Bregman and His Orchestra


Ch. 6: Act 3: Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Is Pathologically Fixated On 'Radical Islamic Terror' - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 11-19-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Pity the Nation/First They Came/I Don't Fight for Conquerors - Dave Lippman & Wild Bill Bailout


Ch. 8: Act 4: Fight religious and cultural ignorance - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 11-24-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A


Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Won’t This President Say Radical Islam? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-17-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Islamophobia - Genocide


Ch. 12: Act 6: Learn How to Support Your Muslim American Neighbors via @MuslimAdvocates - Best of the Left Activism

Act 6A: Going through the traumatic experience of Trump’s election - #GoodMuslimBadMuslim - Air Date 12-25-16

Ch. 15: Song: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard


Ch. 16: Act 7: Suzanne Barakat: Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate - @TEDTalks - Air Date 11-7-16


Voicemails

Ch. 17: How to reign in people who have started to go too far - Jennifer from Columbus, OH

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Educate yourself and learn how to be a teammate at MuslimAdvocates.org

Learn how to report a hate crime in your state via MuslimAdvocates.org

“Click Here to End Hate” - Tips to Respond to Anti-Muslim Bigotry Online via Muslim Advocates.org

Download a “Hate Has No Business Here” poster

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election (via The Southern Poverty Law Center)

Day 1 in Trump's America (via Twitter)

Trump continues to sow confusion over his plan for Muslims entering the country (via The Washington Post)

Gingrich's Outrageous Call to Deport All Practicing U.S. Muslims (via The Atlantic)

Newt Gingrich Suggests Reforming House Un-American Committee In Wake Of Orlando Shooting (via The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump’s Plan for a Muslim Database Draws Comparison to Nazi Germany (via NBC News)

At South Carolina Rally, Donald Trump Defiant on Muslim Ban (via NBC News)

Japanese American internment is ‘precedent’ for national Muslim registry, prominent Trump backer says (via The Washington Post)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


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(2017/01/10) Readying the wrecking ball (Reproductive and Health Rights)


Tue, Jan 10, 2017


Edition #1070
Today we take a look at the plans the GOP has for peoples ability to access and afford their reproductive and health rights
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?Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Ohio on the Pulse - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) - Air Date 12-13-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Human of the Year - Regina Spektor


Ch. 4: Act 2: The GOP Has No Alternative To Obamacare Because The ACA WAS The Republican Plan! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-02-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Bad Idea - Goose


Ch. 6: Act 3: Religious-Right Activist: Ohio Legislation Was Meant To Be the 'Arrow In the Heart of Roe V Wade' - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 1-2-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: One Way Street - Ann Peebles


Ch. 8: Act 4: The complicated procedures of repealing Obamacare - The Zero Hour w @RJEskow - Air Date 1-7-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Fox In the Henhouse - Leap of Faith: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


Ch. 10: Act 5: Texas Now Requires Funeral Services for All Abortions - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 12-1-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: I'm Against It - Groucho Marx


Ch. 12: Act 6: Kellyanne Conway: IT'S NOT FAIR That Dems Wont Help Destroy Obamacare - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 01-06-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish - The Smiths


Ch. 14: Act 7: Fighting for reproductive rights in the age of Trump - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 11-24-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: N/A


Ch. 16: Act 8: Save Health Care! Attend an #OurFirstStand Rally on 1.15 via @BernieSanders - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 18: Act 9: Trump Doubles Down On Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date 12-23-16


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Responding to episode on 2007 - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 20: Members now get all of their shows in the members feed - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 21: It's important to take action - Louis in Texas

Ch. 22: Get up, stand up! - Matt from Pittsburg, PA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments on self care and political action

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Save Health Care on Jan. 15th! Find an #OurFirstStand rally near you.

Use #OurFirstStand, #ProtectOurCare, #SaveHealthCare, #MakeAmericaSickAgain#CareNotChaos and #IStandWithPP to join the healthcare conversations online. 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Not Just Obamacare: Medicaid, Medicare Also on GOP's Chopping Block (The Huffington Post)

Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (The New York Times)

Repealing Obamacare Could Leave 59 Million Americans Uninsured (The Atlantic)

Repealing Obamacare Effects Everyone (CNN Money)

GOP to Defund Planned Parenthood in Obamacare Repeal (The Hill)

9 Things People Get Wrong About Planned Parenthood (The Cut)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/01/06) Trump and our National Security State (Civil Rights)


Fri, Jan 06, 2017


Edition #1069
Today we take a look at the mechanics of our national security state that has been mostly installed or maintained over the past two presidencies and what Trump may do with that entrenched power
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?Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Chris Hedges: Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery - @TheRealNews - Air Date 11-10-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Murky Water - The Autumn Isles


Ch. 4: Act 2: Do NOT Abandon the Constitution, Even for Terrorism - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-27-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Constitution - Ted Hawkins


Ch. 6: Act 3: Christopher Soghoian: Your smartphone is a civil rights issue - @TEDTalks - Air Date 10-31-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Camera One - Josh Joplin Group


Ch. 8: Act 4: The future of police and surveillance - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 11-15-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Police, Police - The Showcase Showdown


Ch. 10: Act 5: Sue Udry on Civil Liberties–Under Trump - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-18-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Never Let You Down - The Verve Pipe


Ch. 12: Act 6: Ms. Robot - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) - Air Date 12-13-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Get By - Talib Kweli


Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell Your Senators: Expose Jeff Sessions' Anti-Civil Rights and Anti-Privacy History via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Branko Marcetic Trump Inherits Obama’s National Security State - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 12-6-16


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Expressing political opinions - Dale from Minneapolis, MN

Ch. 18: How minds can be changed for good or ill - Quai from North Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on changing minds, whose and how

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Call your Senators today and tell them why you oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Read ACLU’s “The Confirmation Sessions” for Jeff Sessions history, issue-by-issue 

Call Senate Judiciary Committee Members who will question Sessions on January 10th.  

EDUCATE YOURSELF

ACLU's "The Confirmation Sessions" (ACLU)

Corporate Accountability Blunders Taint Sessions Record (Public Citizen)

Trump and Sessions: Great for the Private Prison Industry, Terrible for Civil Rights (ACLU Blog)

Jeff Sessions’ Nomination as Attorney General Alarms Civil Libertarians (Wired) 

Trump’s attorney general pick could restart the encryption fight (The Verge)

Trump's pick for attorney general: 'Good people don't smoke marijuana' (The Washington Post)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2017/01/03) New congress, old war, scandals and the dawn of the climate movement (The best of 2007)


Tue, Jan 03, 2017


Edition #1068
Today we take a look back to 2007 in our second annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular!
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: First female Speaker of the House - Countdown - Aired on BotL 1-9-07

Ch. 3: Song 1: Color in Your Cheeks - The Mountain Goats


Ch. 4: Act 2: First muslim in congress and first female Speaker - The Young Turks - Aired on BotL 1-9-07

Ch. 5: Song 2: Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder


Ch. 6: Act 3: Bernie Sanders moves to the Senate - Ring of Fire - Aired on BotL 3-6-07

Ch. 7: Song 3: Common Sense - Justin Mcroberts


Ch. 8: Act 4: Special comment on free speech - Countdown - Aired on BotL 1-19-07

Ch. 9: Song 4: The More Things Change - Bon Jovi


Ch. 10: Act 5: Making the pitch - The Daily Show - Aired on BotL 1-22-07

Ch. 11: Song 5: Smiley Faces - Gnarls Barkley


Ch. 12: Act 6: Radio audience wants to mark the muslims - The Young Turks - Aired on BotL 1-19-07

Ch. 13: Song 6: Nazi (Live) - Chumbawamba


Ch. 14: Act 7: Bush's health care proposal - The Al Franken Show - Aired on BotL 2-10-07

Ch. 15: Song 7: We've Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals


Ch. 16: Act 8: Michael Moore on Sicko, Nixon and the rise of HMOs - Democracy Now - Aired on BotL 8-17-07

Ch. 17: Song 8: Richard Nixon - Rod & The MSR Singers


Ch. 18: Act 9: Fighting for health care for kids - Associated Press - Aired on BotL 10-22-07

Ch. 19: Song 9: N/A


Ch. 20: Act 10: Minimum wage - Unknown source - Aired on BotL 2-23-07

Ch. 21: Song 10: Minimum Wage - They might be giants


Ch. 22: Act 11: Republicans blocking a vote on the minimum wage - Ted Kennedy - Aired on BotL 2-23-07

Ch. 23: Song 11: Minimum Wage - They might be giants


Ch. 24: Act 12: Overview of Scooter Libby case - Unknown - Aired on BotL 4-17-07

Ch. 25: Song 12: N/A


Ch. 26: Act 13: Interview with Joe Wilson after Libby verdict - Countdown - Aired on BotL 4-17-07

Ch. 27: Song 13: Everybody's Gone To War - Nerina Pallot


Ch. 28: Act 14: We need to torture Alberto Gonzales - Colbert Report - Aired on BotL 4-29-07

Ch. 29: Song 14: N/A


Ch. 30: Act 15: Saying goodbye to Alberto Gonzales - The Young Turks - Aired on BotL 9-12-07

Ch. 31: Song 15: The Czar of Munster - Seamus Egan


Ch. 32: Act 16: McKibben at Step it Up 07 Part 1 - CCAN - Aired on BotL 4-20-07

Ch. 33: Song 16: The Czar of Munster - Seamus Egan


Ch. 34: Act 17: McKibben at Step it Up 07 Part 2 - CCAN - Aired on BotL 4-20-07

Ch. 35: Song 17: Living planet - Emma’s Revolution


Ch. 36: Act 18: Jerry Falwell dies - Democracy Now - Aired on BotL 6-7-07

Ch. 37: Song 18: N/A


Ch. 38: Act 19: Introduction to Obama - The world tonight - Aired on BotL 5-7-07

Ch. 39: Song 19: Dreamtime - Uberzone


Ch. 40: Act 20: Hillary votes for war - The Young Turks - Aired on BotL 10-02-07


Voicemails

Ch. 41: Call in from Chris the Carpenter and Parker - Cape Cod, MA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 42: Final comments on the time I quit the show and the community kept it going

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops) (Repost)


Fri, Dec 30, 2016


Edition #1003
Today we take a look at the raging battle for the soul of the new economy. The age of working at the factory for decades before retiring with a pension and gold watch is well behind us but what’s coming next? A world where everyone is completely on their own, scraping together work one gig at a time? Or an economy of worker-owners who are compensated fully for their labor and have a voice in the direction of their companies?
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: How Good is the Sharing Economy at Sharing? - KQED News - Air Date: 2-4-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Sharing Song - Jack Johnson


Ch. 4: Act 2: Chris Mackin: Creating Economic Democracy - @theLFshow w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 7-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: RazorWire-Remastered - Chris Priest


Ch. 6: Act 3: Uber isn't nearly as new of an idea as you think - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 3-22-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Capitalism Is Tearing Us Apart - sole


Ch. 8: Act 4: Uber Wants to Reorganize the Economy? Workers, too Can Play at that Game - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 2-17-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Working Poor - Horse Feathers


Ch. 10: Act 5: David J. Thompson on the superiority of cooperatives - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 8-1-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cooperation - Jim Valley


Ch. 12: Act 6: Nationwide Next System Teach-Ins via @TheNextSystem - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard


Ch. 14: Act 7: Paul Mason - Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 3-3-16



TAKE ACTION:

Activism Resources: 

Find a Next System Teach-In near you or register to host one where you live at http://teachins.thenextsystem.org 

Learn more about the The Next System Project and sign their statement.

Follow The Next System Project on Twitter @TheNextSystem for the latest updates and use '#NextSystem' to join the conversation.

Further Reading:

Not Cool Uber (via Dave Craige on Medium.com)

Sharing Economy Isn’t About Sharing - The Dark Reality Behind This Major Workplace Shift (via Alternet) 

Uber on the Road to Nowhere - Uber Drivers are getting creative in their fight for basic workplace rights (via American Prospect)  

Latest News/Actions: 

Seattle Passes Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize (via Reuters) 

Fed up Uber Drivers Aim to Disrupt Super Bowl 50 - With their Own Mobile App (via Mother Jones)

Jakarta Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber and Grab  (via BBC)

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #1003: http://www.bestoftheleft.com/_1003_capitalism

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


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(2016/09/20) Building momentum, making progress (Money in Politics) (Repost)


Tue, Dec 27, 2016


Edition #1043

Today we look at some of the structures of money in politics and how the tide is beginning to turn

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Truth About Citizens United - Follow the Money #8 - Represent.Us - Air Date: 1-26-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Addiction - Medina


Ch. 4: Act 2: @DerekCressman on Free speech vs paid speech with guest host @AngieCoiro - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 5-31-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Buy My Vote - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 6: Act 3: How To Destroy The Corrupt Political Establishment - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-20-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Welcome To the Machine - Pink Floyd


Ch. 8: Act 4: @USRepDavidJolly on The STOP Act Part 1 - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 8-27-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Moneytalks - Vitamin String Quartet


Ch. 10: Act 5: Steve Israel on Congressional Fundraising - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date 04-04-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Money Grabber (Live @ KEXP) - Fitz and The Tantrums


Ch. 12: Act 6: @USRepDavidJolly on The STOP Act Part 2 - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 8-27-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Changes - Langhorne Slim & The Law


Ch. 14: Act 7: Rhode Island Demands Money Out Of Politics - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-21-16


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(2016/12/23) The War on Christmas™ Dispatch 2016


Fri, Dec 23, 2016


Edition #1067

Today we look back on the decade-long War on Christmas™ to understand how we got to now as well as the uphill battle we Christmas Warriors now have in the face of a Trump presidency

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Progressives War On Xmas and O'Reilly's Response - Young Turks Air Date: 2010

Ch. 3: Song 1: War On Christmas - The Enablers & Friends


Ch. 4: Act 2: The War on Christmas: Sam's Big Chance to Further the Cause - Majority Report - Air Date: 11-25-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Holidays Are Here (and We're Still at War) - Brett Dennen


Ch. 6: Act 3: Genesis of Bill O'Reilly's War On Christmas - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 12-6-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: War Medley: Onward Christian Soldiers / I'm On the Battlefield / Keep On the Firing Line - Sanders Family


Ch. 8: Act 4: Megyn Kelly: Don't Worry Kids, Jesus and Santa Are White!! - Majority Report - Air Date: 12-13-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: The War On the War On Christmas - Macarone


Ch. 10: Act 5: Sarah Palin 'War on Christmas' Book Flops - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 12-06-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: War On Christmas Is Over - Steve Goodie


Ch. 12: Act 6: Right Wing's Fake War on Christmas Started Nearly 100 Years Ago - Majority Report - Air Date: 12-19-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Christians and Pagans - Dar Williams


Ch. 14: Act 7: Christians Very Offended By Starbucks Holiday Cups - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-10-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: War on Christmas - Jamie Kilstein and the Agenda


Ch. 16: Act 8: War on Christmas Update: Congressional Resolution Phase - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 12-16-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: War On Christmas Day - Tim Di Pasqua & Tom Anderson


Ch. 18: Act 9: Fox News: Corey Lewandowski Appears On Hannity & Announces War On Christmas Victory! - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 12-8-16

Ch. 19: Song 9: Tiny Tree Christmas - Guster


Ch. 20: Act 10: Right Wing leaders assume Republican gullibility w _Obama_s War on Christmas_ deception - @AllInWithChris Hayes - Air Date 12-8-16

Ch. 21: Song 10: White Wine in the Sun - Tim Minchin


Ch. 22: Act 11: Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat - Colbert Report - Air Date: 2010


Ch. 23: Final comments on todays activism and preparing for next years war

Closing Music: There's No War On Christmas When Christmas Is In Your Heart - The Mockers


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(2016/12/20) The economics of the greater good (Culture)


Tue, Dec 20, 2016


Edition #1066

Today we look at the economics of our society through fresh eyes and make the case for a smarter way to work that taps into the things that really matter

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: A history of happiness - Backstory - Air Date 7-17-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Mirage - Sabrina Carpenter


Ch. 4: Act 2: How Does the Commons Work? - @TheNextSystem Project - Air Date 6-21-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: N/A


Ch. 6: Act 3: The case for the 32-hour workweek - The Atlantic - Air Date 7-9-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: This Moment (Live @ KEXP) - Led To Sea


Ch. 8: Act 4: Courtney E. Martin: The new American Dream - TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-7-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Struggle - Ringside


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Pluralist Commonwealth - @TheNextSystem Project- Air Date 9-6-16 

Ch. 11: Song 5: Common Good - David Andrews


Ch. 12: Act 6: Get Community Activism Skills with Citizen Muscle Boot Camp via @storyofstuff - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard


Ch. 14: Act 7: The Economics of Externalities - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 12-4-16


Voicemails

Ch. 15: A few thoughts from a conservative perspective - Bill from Michigan

Ch. 16: They're against it because we're in favor of it - Eric from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments in response to todays voicemails

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

Register for the free, online Citizen Muscle Boot Camp

INSPIRE YOURSELF

After the Election: We Keep Pushing Forward (Story of Stuff Project Blog)

She Was Just One Person…Until She Joined Up with Her Neighbors to Take on Nestl? (Story of Stuff Project Blog)

All Hands on Deck! How We'll Move Forward in 2017 (Story of Stuff Project Blog)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2016/12/16) The fight for truth in a post-fact world (Media)


Fri, Dec 16, 2016


Edition #1065

Today we look at the problems with the media, so many problems, and what lessons we should learn in the wake of the election

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The real kinds of bias that still exist in the media - @InDeepRadio w @AngieCoiro - Air Date 6-11-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: The System - Abscondo


Ch. 4: Act 2: Money isn't the only bad influence on the media - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 10-1-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Follow The Money - Zounds


Ch. 6: Act 3: The media and President-Elect Trump - @LastWeekTonight w: @iamjohnoliver - Air Date 11-13-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Sunrise - Norah Jones


Ch. 8: Act 4: Media lessons to learn from the election - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-11-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Having a Good Time - Theo Bard


Ch. 10: Act 5: Mainstream Media Fighting Trump...Don't Count On It - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-16-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Old News - Rick Estrin & The Nightcats


Ch. 12: Act 6: Reporting on the editor of "The platform for the alt-right" - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-18-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong


Ch. 14: Act 7: Stopping fake news - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 11-24-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Happy Song Is A Happy Song  - Nick Rivera


Ch. 16: Act 8: Christiane Amanpour on the state of the media in a post fact-world - The Investigators with Diana Swain, CBC - Air Date 11-25-16


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Pulling together the threads of the economics of despair - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 18: How to talk about climate change - Dan from Greenville, SC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on the biggest free lunch humanity have thought it had

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2016/12/13) Desperate times, desperate measures (Voting Rights and the Electoral College)


Tue, Dec 13, 2016


Edition #1064

Today we look at the systematic suppression of voting rights during the election and the hail mary attempt to avert a Trump presidency through the electoral college

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Myth of Voter Fraud - On The Media - Air Date 10-21-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard


Ch. 4: Act 2: @AriBerman on voter suppression being back in a big way - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 11-11-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Beneath the Lies - Abscondo


Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Gloat Over Supressing Black Vote - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-11-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Abuse of Power - Lion of Light


Ch. 8: Act 4: How Do We Fix Our Broken Voting System? (w/Guest: Mark Crispin Miller) - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-08-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Fix Is In - Ok Go


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Big Lie - @FullFrontalSamB - Air Date 12-5-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who


Ch. 12: Act 6: First Republican "Hamilton Elector" Breaks Ranks Against Trump - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-07-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Game Is Rigged - The Great Malarkey


Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell the Electoral College to #StopTrump & Vote with the People via @DemSpring and directelection.org - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Introduction to the Hamilton Electors - Amicus from @Slate - Air Date 12-10-16


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Resist Trump Letters - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 18: How to get around the fact gap - Andrew from Chicago

Ch. 19: Who's got the conservative argument talking points? - Eli from Northern California

Ch. 20: Conservative argument on the need for real policies - Ryan from Phoenix

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on small changes for the member’s feed and a call for conservative appeals for voting rights and against the electoral college

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


TAKE ACTION

RSVP for the Democracy Spring December 19th rally at a state capitol building near you at savedemocracy.org

ASAP ONLY! Download everything you need to print and mail letters to the 273 Electoral College members pledged to vote for Trump at directelection.org

EDUCATE YOURSELF 

Here are the people who will cast a formal vote for president next month (Politico)
 
 
Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President (Change.org)
 
Meet the Hamilton Electors Hoping for an Electoral College Revolt (The Atlantic)
 
The Electoral Collage was Meant to Stop Men like Trump from Becoming President (The Atlantic)
 
 
 
Posted December 13, 2016, written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2016/12/09) How to debate friends and influence people


Fri, Dec 09, 2016


Edition #1063

Today we look at some of the underlying issues that undercuts our ability to effectively debate and explore ways to use this knowledge to improve our communication skills

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: How to argue based on the morals of your debating partner Part 1 - You are not so smart - Air Date 11-4-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Debate - Wait Until Dusk


Ch. 4: Act 2: Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives - TEDTalks - Air Date 9-18-08

Ch. 5: Song 2: Truth - Vaughan Penn


Ch. 6: Act 3: Change my view - You are not so smart - Air Date 10-9-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Debate Is Over (If You Want It) - Anti-Flag


Ch. 8: Act 4: The importance of emotionally appealing to voters - @BillMoyersHQ in Conversation - Air Date 4-15-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: When Anger Shows - Editors


Ch. 10: Act 5: How to argue based on the morals of your debating partner Part 2 - You are not so smart - Air Date 11-4-16


Voicemails

Ch. 11: In response to the discussion about college and work - Justin from Indiana

Ch. 12: Explaining jokes about Trump's small hands - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 13: College isn't just for work, it's for life - Eric from Paris, France

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 14: Final comments with a call for help creating a political translation dictionary

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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(2016/12/06) Defend the sacred (Dakota Access Pipeline)


Tue, Dec 06, 2016


Edition #1062

Today we look at some of the recent violence waged against protectors and independent journalists at Standing Rock North Dakota and the temporary victory of the permitting denial from the Army Corp of Engineers for the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: RISE With Standing Rock - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 10-10-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Thanksgiving from an Indian Perspective - Progressive Faith Sermons w @RevDrRay - Air Date 11-27-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Battle of the Little Bighorn - John Murrin Cornelius


Ch. 6: Act 3: Independent media attacked and abused for the crime of journalism at Standing Rock - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-28-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Good people - Jack Johnson


Ch. 8: Act 4: Michelle Cook on facing human rights violations at Standing Rock - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 10-3-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A


Ch. 10: Act 5: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Discusses the State of Standing Rock - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 11-24-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Abuse of power - Cutting Edge


Ch. 12: Act 6: The #NoDAPL Fight Is Not Over - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-05-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Fight to Win (feat. Cee Lo Green) - Goodie Mob


Ch. 14: Act 7: Financial Disaster Could Dakota Access Pipeline Lose Its Contracts with Oil Companies on Jan. 1 - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 12-05-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Moneytalks - Vitamin String Quartet


Ch. 16: Act 8: Call on President Obama to Make Standing Rock a National Monument #NODAPL - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard


Ch. 18: Act 9: HISTORIC Victory At Standing Rock - @theyoungturks - Air Date 12-05-16


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Questioning body shaming against Trump - Kyle from Portland

Ch. 20: Nerds and bullies help explain the feeling of white oppression - Nathan from San Jose

Ch. 21: A 1920's Germany expert chimes in on Trump and authoritarianism - Erica from Massachusetts

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments on body shaming and the connection between nerds and fascists

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


TAKE ACTION 

Call the White House comments line at 202-456-1111

Get the info to write to the President by visiting the contact page on whitehouse.gov

EDUCATE YOURSELF

The Historic Victory at Standing Rock (The Atlantic)

Standing Rock: Tulsi Gabbard on What the Dakota Pipeline Decision Means (Rolling Stone) 

FAQ: The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Litigation on the Dakota Access Pipeline (Earth Justice)

President Obama: Declare a "Standing Rock" national monument to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (Our Revolution)

 

Posted December 6, 2016, written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman.


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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