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Air Date: 10/20/2017

Today we look at the dangers that (primarily) white men face on multiple points along the power spectrum and how dangerous forms of masculinity lead to the dehumanizing of these men and those they encounter

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Understanding the effect of our culture on gun culture Part 1 - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 10-5-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Inessential - Bayou Birds


Ch. 4: Act 2: Listen Up, Creeps: Weinstein Edition  - @FullFrontalSamB - Air Date: 10-12-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Streamer - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding how masculinity and white supremacy lead to a nutty gun culture - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 10-1-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  periculum - Kai Engel


Ch. 8: Act 4: Louise Godbold “My Encounter with Harvey Weinstein and What It Tells Us About Trauma” - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 10-12-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Le gris, le bleu, d'une profonde humilité - Monplaisir


Ch. 10: Act 5: Understanding the effect of our culture on gun culture Part 2 - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 10-5-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Paper Planes - Durden ft. Airtone (ft. Airtone)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Margaret Hoover Calls Out Fellow Conservatives On Sex Crime Hypocrisy - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-12-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2


Ch. 14: Act 7: White males feeling under attack and seeking power - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 10-1-17


Ch. 15: Final comments on the perils of power and powerlessness

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions, CC Mixter and Free Music Archive


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 10/17/2017

Today we look at the philosophy, tricks of the trade and long-term strategy behind the GOP's never-ending quest to grant more tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy while cutting popular programs aimed at aiding the poor

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Idiotic Economist Pushes HORRIBLE Tax Plan That Left Kansas Crippled - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  world of ruin - Damiano Baldoni


Ch. 4: Act 2: How Republicans Created Tax Cut Myths - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 10-04-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  peaceOut (ft. KungFu) - airtone


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding what we can about the proposed tax plan - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-6-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Like Music (cdk Mix) (ft. Phasenwandler) - cdk


Ch. 8: Act 4: Fox News Calls Out Trump Tax Cut Lies - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-03-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Headlights/Mountain Road - The Contessa


Ch. 10: Act 5: Understanding the reality of corporate taxes - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 10-7-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Forgotten Land (ft. Gurdonark, Joanne Gabriel) - Doxent Zsigmond


Ch. 12: Act 6: How corporations rigged our tax system against us - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut


Ch. 14: Act 7: They plan to raise and then panic about the deficit - @offkiltershow - Air Date 10-6-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Seeking a fundamentally just justice system - Jesse from Seattle

Ch. 16: How people get help after emergencies - FEMA employee

Ch. 17: Patreon Feedback - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on what you’ll find on the Best of the Left social network

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

Fighting tax cuts for the rich and budget cuts needs the same momentum as the healthcare fight! Dive in and fight back with these campaigns: 

TrumpTaxToolkit.org (Use the Senator-specific toolkits to fight back against tax cuts for the 1%, and more)

NotOnePenny.org (Mobilize to demand not one penny in tax cuts for the rich, and more)

HandsOff.org (Share how budget cuts impact you personally, and more)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 10/13/2017

Today we look at the usual pattern of political and media theatre that occur after every major shooting incident and some of the facts that explain why we shouldn't continue in this pattern any longer

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The usual pattern of how mass shootings are covered - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-6-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Transmutation (ft. Spinningmerkaba) - Kara Square


Ch. 4: Act 2: Mass shootings continue but what can we do about it? - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date 10-6-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Who We Are (ft. MissJudged and Fireproof Babies) - Hans Atom


Ch. 6: Act 3: Gun nuts are aggressively childish - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 10-1-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Planting Flags - K4


Ch. 8: Act 4: The evidence is in, gun control laws reduce gun deaths - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-2-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut


Ch. 10: Act 5: "Mental Health Gun Databases" Are Very Racial - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 08-27-16

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Paper Planes - Durden ft. Airtone (ft. Airtone) - DURDEN


Ch. 12: Act 6: Beware carceral gun control laws - The Dig - Air Date 10-6-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Blind Love Dub (ft. Kara Square (mindmapthat)) - Jeris


Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell Congress: DON’T GUT OUR GUN LAWS via @Everytown - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  These Times - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 16: Act 8: Prayers Cannot Stop Guns - Intercepted - 10-4-2017


Ch. 17: Final comments on why I rarely tackle gun control on this show

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Tell Congress you oppose lifting restrictions on gun silencers and want the measure removed from the SHARE Act.

Tell Congress that you oppose the concealed carry reciprocity bill.

Take part in the Everytown postcards to Congress campaign and use the letter as a call script

Find an Everytown for Gun Safety action or meeting near you  

Sing up for Everytown action alerts via text

EDUCATE YOURSELF

S.446 - Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (Congress.gov) 

H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (Congress.gov) 

H.R.3668 - SHARE Act of 2017 (see Sections 1502-1507) (Congress.gov)

Everytown for Gun Safety - Concealed Carry Reciprocity (S. 446) Overriding State Public Safety Laws (Everytown.org) 

Mass Shooting Since Sandy Hook, in One Map (Vox)

Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts (Vox)

Republicans want to pass a gun bill that critics say will make mass shootings more deadly (Vox)

Why a Congressional Ban on Bump Stocks Is Unlikely (The Atlantic)

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (The Onion)

NRA says 'nothing could have been done' to prevent Las Vegas shooting (Yahoo)

Struggling Gun Industry Looks To Congress To Make Silencers The Next Big Thing (Huffington Post)

How I Got Licensed to Carry a Concealed Gun in 32 States by Barely Trying (Mother Jones, 2013)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1139_Gun_Control_Air_Date_10-13-17_-_10-13-17_17.23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 11/04/2014

For information on the current effort to reform the electoral college that I discuss at the top of the show, visit: EqualVotes.us 

Today we take a look at the ways the Republican Party has been working to suppress voter turnout to benefit their electoral chances while claiming to be stopping voter fraud which basically doesn't exist

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Voting Laws Keeping Americans From The Polls - @ajplus - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: You're The Best (Theme From The Karate Kid) [Originally Performed by Joe Esposito] - You're The Best


Ch. 4: Act 2: 'Free' Voter IDs Cost $8 to $25. Freedom! - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Repeal the Poll Tax - A Thousand Miles Away


Ch. 6: Act 3: In Person Voter Fraud Very Rare And Still Is - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-19-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Mess Is Mine - Dream Your Life Away


Ch. 8: Act 4: Voting suppression through the courts - BradCast (@TheBradBlog) - Air Date: 10-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: 1901 - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


Ch. 10: Act 5: They're not even trying to hide their true motives anymore - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 10-25-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cheat - The Clash


Ch. 12: Act 6: Republican Voter Suppression Since 1980 - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-22-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: There You Go Again - Sunshine to Rain


Ch. 14: Act 7: Please Don't Vote - A Message From The Republican Party - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Battle Hymn of the Republic - Turkey In the Straw and Other Country Fiddle Hits


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Fight — and the Right — to Vote - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 10-24-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: I'm Free - 20 Golden Greats


Ch. 18: Act 9: Voting Rights Amendment Act via @civilrightsorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 20: Act 10: Excerpt: LBJ's Voting Rights Speech "The American Promise" - @LBJLibrary - Air Date: 03-15-1965

Direct download: Rerun_Voting_Rights_Air_Date_10-10-17_-_10-10-17_16.31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 10/06/2017

Today we look at the inadequacy, the potential, structures and the humanity of the corporate media

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Media Needs to Do Better Covering Trump Now Than During the Campaign (w/Guest Katrina vanden Huevel) - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-16-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Poenia - Damiano Baldoni


Ch. 4: Act 2: Lara Setrakian: 3 ways to fix a broken news industry - @TEDTalks - Air Date 3-9-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Hundred Mile - K2


Ch. 6: Act 3: Why Trump's Media Vendetta Is Scarier Than Nixon's - The Breach - Air Date 7-11-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Passionate Ending - Soft and Furious


Ch. 8: Act 4: The Media Only Treats Politics Two Ways, and They're Both Bad - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-08-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  concatenate - Damiano Baldoni


Ch. 10: Act 5: Filmmaker of "All Governments Lie" discussing the failure of corporate media - We Are Here - Air Date 2-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Llegare - Dom La Nena


Ch. 12: Act 6: Masha Gessen on the "Impulse to Normalize" - On The Media - Air Date 12-2-16

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Great is the Contessa - The Contessa


Ch. 14: Act 7: Chris Hayes on his and the media's tendency to normalize our circumstances - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 8-15-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: It's time to stand up against gun violence - Dallas from Jacksonville, FL

Ch. 16: Medicare 4 All Preempted. - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 17: Include Your Kids! - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 18: A unique perspective on the Jones Act - Jonathan from Louisville, KY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on how why you should be willing to pay for the world you want to see

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1138_Media_Air_Date_10-6-17_-_10-6-17_16.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 10/03/2017

Today we look at the current and ongoing disaster befalling the US territory of Puerto Rico that all began long, long before the most recent hurricanes laid all of the injustice bare

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Puerto Ricans Call for Aid Amid Catastrophe "We're American Citizens. We Can't Be Left to Die" - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 09-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 4: Act 2: The devastation is being underestimated and the slowness of the response is inexcusable - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 9-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding what was devastating Puerto Rico long before this year's hurricanes - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-29-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  The Cast and Favor - Bayou Birds


Ch. 8: Act 4: There is not the same level of concern for the lives of people who are not white - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date 9-29-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  The Summit - K2


Ch. 10: Act 5: What You AREN'T Being Told About Puerto Rico & The Disaster Unfolding There - @RedactedTonight with @LeeCamp - Air Date: 09-27-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Another Promise Kept - Art Of Escapism


Ch. 12: Act 6: Delusion vs reality in Puerto Rico - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-29-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Midday - Pecan Grove


Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell President Trump and Congress to Provide Hurricane Relief and Recovery Assistance to Puerto Rico via @pricanagenda #UnitedforPuertoRico #UnidosPorPuertoRico - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  periculum - Kai Engel


Ch. 16: Act 8: Nelson Denis On The Exploitation and Colonization of Puerto Rico by U.S. - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-29-17


Ch. 17: Final comments on colonialism and how it never really changes

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Demand Federal relief for Puerto Rico via National Puerto Rican Agenda's letter campaign 

Learn more about National Puerto Rican Agenda  

EDUCATE YOURSELF

National Puerto Rican Agenda: New Group Forms to Address Island's Unprecedented Economic Crisis (DemocracyNOW!)

Why Is María’s Death Toll in Puerto Rico Being Underreported? (Latino Rebels)

Trump to Puerto Rico: your hurricane isn’t a “real catastrophe” like Katrina (Vox)

Obama Signs PROMESA Bill, Imposing Control Board on Puerto Rico (DemocracyNOW!)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1137_Puerto_Rico_Air_Date_10-3-17_-_10-3-17_16.28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 09/29/2017

Today we look at the Bernie-Sanders-lead movement to implement the most comprehensive universal health insurance system in the world

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how Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: America Is Ready For Universal Healthcare - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-20-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Turning on the Lights - Speakeasy


Ch. 4: Act 2: ANALYSIS: Bernie's Single Payer Healthcare Proposal - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-14-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  On Our Own Again - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding the extraordinary costs of our health care system - Who What Why - Air Date 7-14-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Flattered - Delray


Ch. 8: Act 4: Understanding the Canadian health insurance system - The @BernieSanders Show - Air Date 9-17-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard


Ch. 10: Act 5: No Is Not Enough Naomi Klein on Bernie's Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 09-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Flagger - Cloud Harbor


Ch. 12: Act 6: What Can YOU Do To Support the #Medicare4All Movement? - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Chilvat - Lillehammer


Ch. 14: Act 7: Challenging the private health insurance orthodoxy - The Zero Hour w @RJEskow - Air Date 9-16-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Amazon App doesn't help BotL - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on Amazon, brainstorming ways to join the medicare-for-all movement and teasing our latest members-only show

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

What are the top 3 things you can personally do to contribute to the movement to support #Medicare4All?

Call the voicemail line at 202-999-3991 and tell us your ideas to inspire others

Read the details of Sen. Sanders’ Medicare for All bill

Some other ways to get involved:

Our Revolution groups (Sen. Sanders’ action organization)

Health Over Profit (nonprofit grassroots org fighting for Medicare for All)

Fight4Medicare.com (grassroots #Medicare4All action campaign) 

Social Security Works (nonprofit defending our social programs) 

Truth Out “Medicare for All” Series (independent media outlet looking to focus on Medicare for All coverage)

MoveOn.org Petition (do NOT let signing this be all you do!) 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Bernie Sanders's new Medicare-for-all plan, explained (Vox)

The Political Genius of Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill (The Nation)

Bernie’s “Medicare for All” actually is the pragmatic health care solution (Salon)

The Loss of Morality in America’s Healthcare Debate (Washington Post)

Sanders's Bill Electrifies Growing Single-Payer Movement (truth-out)

"Medicare for All": A Uniting Call to Action in the Age of Trump (truth-out)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1136_Health_Care_Air_Date_9-29-17_-_9-29-17_20.48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 09/26/2017

Today we look at the economic and criminal implications of immigration policy

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The economic benefit of immigrants - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 2-28-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  modum - Kai Engel


Ch. 4: Act 2: The labor rights that come with more open borders - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 7-4-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent 


Ch. 6: Act 3: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook Migration Edition (At Home) - On The Media - Air Date 7-28-16

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Kawruwath Na - Amarasiri Peiris


Ch. 8: Act 4: Misinformation used to stoke fear of crime and terrorism - The Breech - Air Date 9-12-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Thread Caramb - Textile Caramb 


Ch. 10: Act 5: Sanctuary cities and the myth of criminal immigrants - @offkiltershow - Air Date 4-28-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  daemones - Kai Engel


Ch. 12: Act 6: Why a border wall wouldn't even put a dent in drug trafficking - The Breach - Air Date 4-25-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  The Wall Song - Pinkerton and the Brinks


Ch. 14: Act 7: The role of US immigration policy on creating the problems it claims to work against - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 8-1-17


Voicemails

Ch. 15: We avoid talking about the climate connection to animal agriculture - Almera from Berkley, CA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on why progressives don’t talk about the link between climate change and animal agriculture

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1135_Immigration_Air_Date_9-22-17_-_9-25-17_16.37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 03/07/2017

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

Direct download: 1085_Individualism_Air_Date_3-7-17_Ad_Free_Rerun_-_9-22-17_20.54.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 09/19/2017

Today we look not so much at hurricanes and the climate science behind them (though we touch on that as well) but focus more on what we can see more clearly when it’s illuminated by so-called “natural” disasters, the structural inequality and legacies of decision-making that make these disasters worse than they need to be

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Mark Hertsgaard: It's not politics, it's science - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 9-13-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut


Ch. 4: Act 2: What is environmental racism and environmental justice? - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 9-7-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Vibrant Canopy - Origami


Ch. 6: Act 3: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: U.S. Storm Edition - On The Media - Air Date 9-1-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut


Ch. 8: Act 4: Disasters call attention to inequalities if we care to notice - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-1-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Le gris, le bleu, d'une profonde humilité - Monplaisir


Ch. 10: Act 5: Preventing future floods with data and regulation - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 09-14-2017

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle


Ch. 12: Act 6: The Human Causes of Natural Disasters - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 12-8-16

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Waltz of the Renegade - Art Of Escapism


Ch. 14: Act 7: #ProtectNEPA to #ProtectOurVoice on the Environment via @ProtectNEPA - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Inessential - Bayou Birds


Ch. 16: Act 8: Dr. Michael E. Mann on attribution science and the tactics of inaction and delay - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-13-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: How selfishness helps people excuse authoritarian leaders - Annie from Alabama

Ch. 18: RT is not Pro-Trump propaganda - Keith from New Hampshire

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on the start of the conversation about The Vietnam War on the BotL Network

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

TAKE ACTION:

Get involved with the NEPA Works campaign to protect your voice!

Read about pending legislation that chips away at NEPA, share it, and call Congress (try Stance) to stop it

Read and share NEPA success stories from every state

Follow NEPA Works on Twitter @ProtectNEPA

Use the #ProtectNEPA and #ProtectOurVoice on social media 

EDUCATE YOURSELF:

We will not be silenced. Stand up for a strong NEPA! (Earth Justice)

Trump CEQ rolls out plans for swift NEPA reviews (Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition)

US people of color still more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people (The Guardian)

Christine Todd Whitman: How Not to Run the E.P.A. (New York Times)

Boston Communities Unite to Democratize Their Economy (Next City)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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