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Edition #1099

Today we look at the importance of science in our lives and public policy and also at the Trump administration’s drive to stop science in it’s tracks

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson - Air Date 4-19-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: ​N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: The history of how we know that humans are driving climate change - Science VS - Air Date 3-16-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Put It to the Test - They Might Be Giants


Ch. 6: Act 3: How to Convince a Climate Change Sceptic - Quirks and Quarks - Air Date 12-16-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Messages - Xavier Rudd


Ch. 8: Act 4: Scientists, politics and protest - Science for the People - Air Date 2-16-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Science Is Real - They Might Be Giants


Ch. 10: Act 5: 314 Action and the movement to elect scientists to office - Who What Why - Air Date 4-22-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Science Fair - Recess Monkey


Ch. 12: Act 6: Take Part in Global Divestment Mobilization Week May 5-13 via @GoFossilFree @350 - Best of the Left Activism

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


Ch. 14: Act 7: Trump Signs Government Scientist Gag Order - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-26-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Not all anti-choice people want to punish women who have abortions - Alan from Georgia

Ch. 16: Less desire, less suffering - Dale from Minneapolis, MN

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments on how to sustain your activism

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Join or organize Global Divestment Mobilization Actions, May 5-13,2017 

Follow @GoFossilFree and @350 on Twitter 

Engage with the Divestment Mobilization hashtag #FossilFree  

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Why Divestment is Changing the Climate Movement (The Nation, 2013)

The rise and rise of the fossil fuel divestment movement (The Guardian, 2015)

This is a Timed Test (Slate, Bill McKibben, 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1099_Science_Air_Date_4-28-17_-_4-28-17_9.36_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Edition #1098

Today we look at the current state of abortion politics here and abroad and explain how the Republicans intend to hurt women and increase the number of abortions worldwide by ignoring science and humanity

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Education and contraception bring abortion rates as low as 1973 - Savage Love w: @FakeDanSavage - Air Date 1-31-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Thanks, Birth Control: The Song - bedsider


Ch. 4: Act 2: The Story Behind the Mexico City Policy - On the Media - Air Date 1-27-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Bury the Past - Professional Victims


Ch. 6: Act 3: Trump’s Anti-Abortion Order Likely to Increase Abortions - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-03-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Mandy Goes to Med School - The Dresden Dolls


Ch. 8: Act 4: Where abortion is illegal - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 3-30-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Luriana Lurilee - Ben McElroy


Ch. 10: Act 5: Mike Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-31-17

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


Ch. 12: Act 6: Protect #ReproductiveRights at the State Level via @PPact @ReproRights @AllAboveAll - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Activism - Shihan


Ch. 14: Act 7: Beyond Choice to Reproductive Justice - @Making_Contact - Air Date 4-12-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Understanding human interactions - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on how the Science of "Blue Lies" May Explain Trump's Support

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Get involved with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and follow @PPact

Get involved with The Center for Reproductive Rights and follow @ReproRights

Get involved with All Above All and follow @AllAboveAll

EDUCATE YOURSELF

State lawmakers rush to protect funding for Planned Parenthood (PBS Newshour)

Minnesota House backs ban on state dollars for abortion (StarTribune)

Governor Bullock lets Montana abortion bill become law (Missoulian)

Women march outside as abortion bill debated inside (The State Journal-Register)

Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood (NPR)

Why is Planned Parenthood popular? And if it's defunded, could any other organization fill the gap? (LA Times)

Who's Popular and Who Isn't? (NBC News)

The EACH Woman Act (Congress.gov)

Women's Health Protection Act (Congress.gov)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1098_Repro_Rights_Air_Date_4-25-17_-_4-25-17_6.56_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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


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Direct download: 1097_Culture_Air_Date_4-21-17_-_4-21-17_6.53_PM.mp3
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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


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Direct download: 1096_Oligarchy_Air_Date_4-18-17_-_4-18-17_5.41_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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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Direct download: 1095_Foreign_Policy_Air_Date_4-14-17_-_4-14-17_9.08_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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'Amélie (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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Direct download: 1094_Disability_Air_Date_4-11-17_-_4-11-17_5.22_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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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Direct download: 1093_Climate_Air_Date_4-7-17_-_4-7-17_8.44_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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

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Direct download: 1092_Privacy_Air_Date_4-4-17_-_4-4-17_7.02_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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)

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Direct download: 1091_Resistance_Air_Date_3-31-17_-_3-31-17_9.35_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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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