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Air Date: 06/23/2017

Today we take a look at the state of foreign affairs as Trump trips and stubbles his way through his learning curve

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Another foreign policy built by an administration of lies - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-1-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Misinformation - Silvanus


Ch. 4: Act 2: Could Trump's White House Bury or Even Destroy the Landmark 2014 Senate Report on CIA Torture? - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 06-05-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Wonderwall - Vitamin String Quartet


Ch. 6: Act 3: Pentagon Shocked Trump Told Philippines President Where US Nuclear Subs Are - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-25-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Secrets - OneRepublic


Ch. 8: Act 4: President Trump’s Odd Diplomatic Approach - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 06-08-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Blue Girl - A-Set


Ch. 10: Act 5: Chomsky: Like Obama, Trump Is Radically Increasing the Danger of Nuclear War - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 04-26-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Game Over - Plusplus


Ch. 12: Act 6: Trump Greenlights Bahrain Brutality - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-27-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Sickening - Ken Mickey


Ch. 14: Act 7: London Terror: We Need to Talk About Saudi Arabia - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 06-05-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: Fearless (Acoustic Version) - For Today


Ch. 16: Act 8: Playing the Madman - On The Media - Air Date 4-21-17


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Millennial thoughts on Russia - Ariel from Memphis, TN

Ch. 18: Millennial thoughts on Russia - Megan from Seattle, WA

Ch. 19: Explaining how third parties have traditionally been formed - Will from Georgia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on why Clinton and Sanders supporters don’t understand each other

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


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Air Date: 06/20/2017

Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget being pushed that would echo the Kansas disaster, deregulation that will cost citizens billions and the intellectual underpinning of modern conservative philosophy that is driving all this

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Conservatism is failing from Topeka to Tulsa to the River Thames - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 6-9-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dust in the Wind - Kansas


Ch. 4: Act 2: A billionaire perspective on Trump's budget - The Other Washington - Air Date 6-1-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote


Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Repeal Disastrous Tax Cuts - @theyoungturks - Air Date 06-11-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Lesson Learned (feat. John Mayer) - Alicia Keys


Ch. 8: Act 4: Roll-Back of Financial Regulations Has Nothing to do with Complexity or Boosting the Economy - @TheRealNews - Air Date 6-13-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Ennio 08-08 - Silence Is Sexy


Ch. 10: Act 5: Stop Republicans from Deregulating Wall Street & #DefendCFPB via @RealBankReform - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: This fickle world - Theo Bard


Ch. 12: Act 6: Nancy MacLean on the intellectual underpinning of a “mean” Republican Party - Who What Why - Air Date 6-16-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Russia - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 14: Interested in hearing about the Draft Bernie movement - Ahmed from the Bronx, NY

Ch. 15: A rumination on freedom of speech - Dave from Olympia, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments in response to Nathan from Vancouver, WA on free speech

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Hold Congress accountable for the "Financial CHOICE Act" (H.R. 10) via Americans for Financial Reform 

Explore Americans for Financial Reform's website

Follow Americans for Financial Reform on Twitter @RealBankReform  

Engage with the campaign through the hashtags #WrongCHOICEAct and #DefendCFPB

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Letter to Congress: Oppose H.R. 10 – The Wall Street’s CHOICE Act Would Devastate Financial Regulation (Americans for Financial Reform)

What They Want to Hide Tells You Who They Are (Bill Moyers)

Trump Administration Says Financial Watchdog Agency Should Be Defanged (New York Times)

The Choice Act is Not a Community Banking Bill (American Banker, Op-ed)

Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House (New York Times)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #1112

Today we take a high-level look at the Trump/Russia controversy and examine how we should and shouldn’t be reacting to it.

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Manchurian candidate or useful idiot? - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-1-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Дискотека Авария - Малинки (feat. Ж. Фриске)


Ch. 4: Act 2: A theory on how Trump got involved politically with Russia - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 6-6-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: 007 (From "From Russia With Love") - The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra


Ch. 6: Act 3: Chomsky With U.S. History of Overthrowing Govts, Outrage over Russian Hacking Claims is Laughable - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 04-04-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Blue Girl - A-Set


Ch. 8: Act 4: James Comey: 'No Doubt' Russia Interfered in 2016 Election, 'No Doubt' Russian Govt. Was Fully Aware - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 06-09-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Nothing Is Good Enough (Instrumental) - Aimee Mann


Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Liberals are Falling for Fake News About Russia - On the Media - Air Date 6-2-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) - Joe Tex


Ch. 12: Act 6: Legitimate concerns about Russia shouldn't lead to mass hysteria - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 6-3-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Bathtub (feat. The Lost Bayou Ramblers) - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin


Ch. 14: Act 7: Is It a Mistake Focusing So Much Attention on Russia? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 03-05-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: People, Turn Around - Delta Spirit


Ch. 16: Act 8: Masha Gessen on how the left has fallen into a Russia conspiracy sphere - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 6-6-17

Ch. 17: Song 8: Hide the Truth - Chronicle


Ch. 18: Act 9: Yes, The Russia Scandal Is Actually A Scandal - @theyoungturks - Air Date 05-13-17


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Explaining how campaigning on progressive ideas leads to victory - Steven from the People's Caliphate of Birmingham, UK

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments asking for thoughts on the state of the left

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


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Direct download: 1112_Russia_Air_Date_6-16-17_-_6-16-17_7.04_PM.mp3
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Edition #1111

Today we take a look at the ways America is being left behind by the rest of the world in the future of energy production thanks to the climate denialism of the Republican party. 

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Donald Trump announces our pull-out from Paris agreement - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 6-1-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Alone Too Long - Daryl Hall & John Oates


Ch. 4: Act 2: Protesters Take to Streets in NYC, Enraged by Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 06-02-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Paris - Dido


Ch. 6: Act 3: An official rebuttal to the false claim being made about the satellite temperature data - Quirks and Quarks - Air Date 6-2-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Doing Business - The Rorschach Garden


Ch. 8: Act 4: Richard Branson on Trump’s coal plans ‘I can’t think of anything more stupid’ - Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart - Air Date 5-2-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Sunshine Goodtime - Minnutes


Ch. 10: Act 5: Paris Agreement - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date 06-05-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Backwards Blues - Adia Victoria


Ch. 12: Act 6: The world response to the US announcing that we will leave the Paris agreement - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 6-8-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Tentatively excited about cap and dividend - Nick from California

Ch. 14: In defense of free speech - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on conservatives explaining how conservatives think

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


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Edition #1110

Today we take a look at some of the structures of white supremacy and the moment in the sun it is currently enjoying

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Hate Groups Promise Revolt If Trump Abandons White Supremacy - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 12-31-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: A Dose of White Supremacy - Neffe Odom Kragh-Muller


Ch. 4: Act 2: As Confederate Monuments Come Down, the Struggle Continues - On the Media - Air Date 5-26-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Soft Serve - Soul Coughing


Ch. 6: Act 3: Steve Bannon Loves This "Shockingly Racist" Book - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-08-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Your Racist Friend - They Might Be Giants


Ch. 8: Act 4: Heidi Beirich on White Supremacist violence - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 6-2-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: We Are Nowhere And It's Now - Bright Eyes


Ch. 10: Act 5: Learn How to Effectively Fight & Report Hate in Your Community via @SPLCenter - Best of the Left Activism

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


Ch. 12: Act 6: Something Is Emerging From This Community - On the Media - Air Date 6-2-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: How do we talk to people who's beliefs aren't based on fact? - Marguerite from North Carolina 

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 14: Final comments on the toxic garbage dump that is White Supremacy

Ch. 15: Bonus Clip: How to Argue - Love and Radio - Air Date 2-11-17

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Read and share SPLC's "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide"

#ReportHate crimes to SPLC at splcenter.org/reporthate 

Stay informed about hate-fueled incidents across the country via SPLC's Hatewatch 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

SPLC Hatewatch: Headlines for 6/7/2017 (SPLC Hatewatch)

Defiant Alt-Right “Patriots” Encounter Portland’s Simmering Anger After Train Killings (SPLC Hatewatch)

As Hate Crimes Rise, The Trump Administration Blocks Funding to Fight Domestic Extremism (Right Wing Watch)

Why Taking Down Confederate Memorials is Only a First Step (The Conversation)

Protest in the Era of Donald Trump (Huffington Post)

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #1109

Today we look at where the Democratic party went wrong that led them to their current disempowered state and some of the arguments for why moving in a progressive direction is both morally correct and electorally smart

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Thomas Frank on how Democrats lost their Democratic values - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 4-22-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: How's That Workin' for You? - Karen Taylor-Good


Ch. 4: Act 2: Brian Beutler and Glenn Greenwald discuss the path forward for Democrats - Primary Concerns from @NewRepublic - Air Date 4-27-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: State Your Case - Tibursky


Ch. 6: Act 3: Parker Malloy discusses the place for identity politics in the progressive movement - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 4-20-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Join Forces - Caribbean Pulse


Ch. 8: Act 4: The Assault on Bernie Continues: Identity Politics - The @BenjaminPDixon Show - Air Date 4-26-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Tonight The Streets Are Ours - Richard Hawley


Ch. 10: Act 5: FDR provides a guide for how the Democratic Party can win - @Jimmy_Dore Show - Air Date 3-31-17


Voicemails

Ch. 11: Climate Response - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 12: Response to market-based solutions to climate change - Annie from Alabama

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 13: Final comments on the progressive debate over cap and dividend climate legislation

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


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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


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Edition #1108

Today we look at some conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change and their best policy proposal to get the job done

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bob Inglis Changing the dialogue on energy and climate Part 1 - TEDxJacksonville - Air Date 12-10-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Free Enterprise - Dexter Jones' Circus Orchestra


Ch. 4: Act 2: Ted Halstead: A climate solution where all sides can win – @TEDTalks - Air Date 5-17-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Man With a Plan - The Button Men


Ch. 6: Act 3: Bob Inglis Changing the dialogue on energy and climate Part 2 - TEDxJacksonville - Air Date 12-10-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Compromise - The Format


Ch. 8: Act 4: Mitch Hescox on Why We're Not as Divided as You Think: Quiet Cooperation on Climate - Immense Possibilities on NETA

Ch. 9: Song 4: Sweet Lullaby - Deep Forest


Ch. 10: Act 5: D@W Field Report Climate March - Economic Update w: @profwolff  - Air Date 5-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Adventure, Darling - Gillicuddy


Ch. 12: Act 6: Bob Inglis on Why We're Not as Divided as You Think: Quiet Cooperation on Climate - Immense Possibilities on NETA


Ch. 13: Final comments on the artificial left/right divide on climate change policy

Ch. 14: Bonus Clip: Cap & Dividend Explained - Chesapeake Climate Action Network - Air Date 4-9-09

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Let’s solve climate change! Engage with your conservative friends…

Get more details and sample social media posts here.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

An Evangelical Movement Takes on Climate Change (Newsweek, 2016) 

Conservatives Plan for a Carbon Tax (The New York Times)

Citizens Climate Lobby pushes for a carbon tax and dividend (The Guardian, 2013)

7 Reasons Conservatives Should Support Climate Change Solutions (Huffington Post)

New economic study shows carbon tax refunded to households would create jobs (Citizens Climate Lobby, 2014)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


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Edition #1107

Today we look again at some of the underlying forces that shape the modern conservative mindset, including an answer (at long last!) to how anyone could think conservative comedy is funny

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Show Notes

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

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

Ch. 3: Song 1: Leader - Burning Spear


Ch. 4: Act 2: Asking the Right Questions About Health Care - On The Media - Air Date 5-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Ben Sollee


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding conservative humor - Backstory - Air Date 5-19-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: My Drugs Are Red, White, And Blue - The O'Franken Factor Factor: The Very Best Of The O'Franken Factor


Ch. 8: Act 4: Diehard Trump Supporter Has a Complete Change of Heart - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-23-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Lessons Learned - Matt & Kim


Ch. 10: Act 5: Examining diversity and instability in the US - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 5-23-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Between the Wars - Billy Bragg


Ch. 12: Act 6: Anand Giridharadas: A letter to all who have lost in this era - TEDTalks - Air Date 8-18-16


Voicemails

Ch. 13: In response to Jacobin Radio and the economics of wealth creation - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 14: Put your media where your mouth is - Ryan in San Diego, CA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on how the labels we use distort our perception of politics and policies

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


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Edition #1106

Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made to expand voter suppression far and wide across 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: Where we stand on voting rights right now - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: What's Going On - Marvin Gaye


Ch. 4: Act 2: Voter ID Suppressed 200,000 Wisconsin Votes; Trump Won by 22,748 - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-11-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Who Benefits? - Mustard Plug


Ch. 6: Act 3: The benefits of vote-by-mail - The Other Washington from @civicskunkworks - Air Date 5-18-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Tusk - Errors


Ch. 8: Act 4: The origins of Trump's new voter fraud commission - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 5-12-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: I Told You So - Karmin


Ch. 10: Act 5: Call Out Voter Suppression with Let America Vote via @Let_AmericaVote - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - Shihan


Ch. 12: Act 6: Donald Trump Orders "Election Integrity" Commission Headed by Architects of Voter Suppression - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 05-12-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: When the threat is real, our perspective on freedom changes - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 14: Don't forget that the far left is never given a voice - Zach from Atlanta, GA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on who is most effected by Voter ID laws

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Get involved with Let America Vote to fight voter suppression 

EDUCATE YOURSELF 

The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016 (The Nation)

There’s a reason Trump keeps lying about voter fraud (Washington Post, Opinion)

‘The Stakes': Let America Vote Founder Jason Kander on Fighting Voter Suppression (MTV) 

There Are 868 Fewer Places to Vote in 2016 Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act (The Nation) 

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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