Best of the Left Podcast : (2012/02/10) We're all the scarecrow now (Economics)

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We're all the scarecrow now

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Act 1: Wage stagnation coverage by media big leagues - Counterspin - Air Date: 2-3-12

Song 1: Sweet disposition - The Temper Trap

Act 2: Shoveling America's wealth to the top - Jim Hightower Air Date: 1-3-12

Song 2: A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke

Act 3: Dr. David Graeber - Debts as a promise and the story of The Wizard of Oz - Majority Report Air Date: 12-13-11

Song 3: I'm a believer - The Monkees

Act 4: Disastrous Obama Choice for World Bank Chief - Young Turks 1-18-12

Song 4: Rains down in Africa - Toto

Act 5: Newsweek's Neil Ferguson on Convincing the Public for Austerity Measures  - Counterspin - Air Date: 2-3-12

Song 5: Why did I listen to that man? - Urinetown

Act 6: An ugly surprise from big oil - Jim Hightower Air Date: 1-24-12

Song 6: Gorel - Babba Maal

Act 7: ExxonMobil Swears It's Going To Start Taxes Early This Year - The Onion

Song 7: Elevator love letter - Stars

Act 8: The argument for refusing to leave your home - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 1-27-12

Song 8: Winter song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

Act 9: NY Times David Brooks Defends Economic Elite - Counterspin - Air Date: 2-3-12

Song 9: Don't let the sun go down on me - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Act 10: Tim Wise - Demonization of Minorities - Majority Report - Air Date: 1-30-12

Song 10: Just a ride - Jem

Act 11: Getting stuck on America's economic ladder - Jim Hightower Air Date: 1-25-12

Song 11: Big black nothing - Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band

Act 12: Subtle GOP Racism - Romney not concerned about very poor - Matthew Filipowicz - Air Date: 2-2-12

Voicemails:

Asking teenagers when they chose to be straight - Tony from Southern New Jersey

Recommending the Smiley and West Podcast - Max from Davis, CA

Wishing there had been a two-way teachable moment regarding It Gets Better - Adrianne from College Station. TX

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Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final comments on the fringe LGBT movement against equality

Article: Not the marrying kind

Activist Ryan Conrad critiques the gay equality movement

http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Not_the_marrying_kind-11365.aspx

Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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