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Edition #450

When the cluelesss are in control

 

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Act 1: Noise pollution – Colbert Report
Song 1: Peace and quiet – The Rifles
Act 2: Obama’s green investment – Ring of Fire
Song 2: Grown Ups – Suspened Animation
Act 3: EPA revokes a permit for MTR coal mine – Jim Hightower
Song 3: Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
Act 4: Labor Dept. asks court to close coal mine – NPR
Song 4: The fiddler’s ballad – Jen Osha w/Wolf Creek Session
Act 5: Obama weakness spreads to one bright spot in EPA – Young Turks
Song 5: Not Ready to Make Nice – Taking the Long Way
Act 6: 2010 the hottest year on record – Green News Report
Song 6: Hot Hot Hot!!! – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Act 7: Republicans deny climate change – The New Yorker
Song 7: Idiots have taken over – NOFX
Act 8: The commons of the climate – Thom Hartmann
Song 8: These Days – Chelsea Girl
Act 9: The dilemma of peak oil – Radio Ecoshock

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Save the Planet or Die Trying – Thom Hartmann


 

Sources:
Colbert Report
Ring of Fire
Jim Hightower
NPR
The Young Turks
The Green News Report by BradBlog.com
The New Yorker
Thom Hartmann
Radio Ecoshock

 

 

Produced By:
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Edition #449

Wide Angle Lens

 

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Act 1: A problem with capitalism – Young Turks
Song 1: Crash Into Me – Crash
Act 2: Reaganomics trickle down – Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Return To Innocence – Love Sensuality Devotion – The Greatest Hits
Act 3: Comparing European and US social safety nets – Mike Malloy
Song 3: Stand – In Time – The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003
Act 4: Special Report on debt – Countdown
Song 4: Borrow – My Old, Familiar Friend
Act 5: If the lives of the rich depended on the poor Part 1 – Common Sense
Song 5: Robin Hood – Vintage Children’s Favourites
Act 6: US Middlemen demand protection from being cut out – The Onion
Song 6: Cut It Out – Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II
Act 7: If the lives of the rich depended on the poor Part 2 – Common Sense

Jay’s Special Radio Story

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Interview with David Stockman – Colbert Report

 

Sources:
The Young Turks
Rachel Maddow
Mike Malloy
Countdown
Common Sense
The Onion

 

 

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Edition #448

The United States of America has gone mad

 

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Act 1: How to spend 1.5 billion dollars – The Pinky Show
Song 1: Billionaire – Billionaire
Act 2: Invest in the US, not Afghanistan – MSNBC
Song 2: Girl in the War (Josh Ritter cover) – Chris Priest
Act 3: Bullets or bucks – Mumia Abu-Jamal
Song 3: Breakneck Speed – Champ
Act 4: Gay agenda comes to airport security – Majority Report
Song 4: See Me, Feel Me (Single Version) – The Ultimate Collection
Act 5: Obama on Afghanistan echos Vietnam – The Progressive
Song 5: Everybody lies – Melissa Lusk
Act 6: Wikileaks uncovers pressure to attack Iran – Young Turks
Song 6: One Million Miles Away – The Illusionary Movements of Geraldine and Nazu
Act 7: Allies in lies – Mumia Abu-Jamal
Song 7: Scene No. 13 Segment IV Dance Of The Little Swans – Swan Lake
Act 8: Bush helped Iran’s foreign policy – Rachel Maddow
Song 8: Thank You – No Angel
Act 9: The immorality of America at war – Jim Hightower
Song 9: Casualties of War – The 18th Letter – The Book of Life
Act 10: Ike’s warning still challenges a nation – NPR
Song 10: Enzymes – Enzymes – Single
Act 11: MLK didn’t want US troops in 177 countries – The Progressive
Song 11: Celebration Guns – Set Yourself On Fire
Act 12: The United States of America has gone mad – Democracy Now!

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Trust but verify – Rachel Maddow

 

Sources:
The Pinky Show
MSNBC
Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Majority Report
The Progressive
The Young Turks
Rachel Maddow
Jim Hightower
NPR
Democracy NOW!

 

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Edition #447

The Hammer and the Gavel Part 2

 

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Act 1: The Hammer has fallen – Rachel Maddow
Act 2: Delay – In his own words
Act 3: The Delay Litany – Al Franken
Act 4: Delay – In his own words
Act 5: Memorable moments – The Young Turks
Act 6: Delay – In his own words
Act 7: I’m just a bug man – Slate Podcast
Act 8: Delay – In his own words
Act 9: Good Riddance – Jack Cafferty

Song 9: Future Is Now – Dune
Act 10: Verdict is in – Young Turks
Song 10: Tonight I Have to Leave It – Our Ill Wills
Act 11: Commenting on Tom Delay – It’s all politics
Song 11: The Office UK – Outro #2 – The Office UK Theme Music
Act 12: Story behind the conviction – Jim Hightower
Song 12: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – 60′s Gold
Act 13: Sam announces the sentence – Majority Report
Song 13: Cigarette Smoker Fiona – Who the F*** Are Arctic Monkeys? – EP
Act 14: Allison announces the sentence – Citizen Radio
Song 14: Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol: Greatest Hits
Act 15: Cocky Delay gets three years – Jim Hightower
Song 15: Behind Bars – Baga Tricks
Act 16: Liberals to blame for the conviction – Countdown
Song 16: Montaña – Love & Liberte
Act 17: 3 years prison for Tom Delay – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The Big Buy Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress – Brave New Films

 

Sources:
Rachel Maddow
The Al Franken Show
The Young Turks
Slate.com
CNN
It’s all politics
Jim Hightower
The Majority Report
Citizen Radio
Countdown
Brave New Films

 

Produced By:
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Edition #446

Comedy of errors out of the gate

 

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Act 1: GOP takes over – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 1: Read It & Weep – Lucky You
Act 2: House oversight committee – Colbert Report
Song 2: What I’m Looking For (Ad Version) – What I’m Looking For (Ad Version) – Single
Act 3: Dumb new congress – Rachel Maddow
Song 3: Broken Chair – Land of Sea
Act 4: Read it and weep – Slate.com
Song 4: We’re Simple Minds – Spring Came, Rain Fell
Act 5: What you will and wont find in the constitution – Liberal Oasis
Song 5: Figure It Out – It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
Act 6: GOP house takeover, the hypocrisy begins – Young Turks
Song 6: Gone Going – Monkey Business
Act 7: Earmarks, Schmearmarks – Jim Hightower
Song 7: Dirty Job – Once Again
Act 8: The correct way to ridicule Boehner – Citizen Radio
Song 8: Gorel – Babba Maal
Act 9: Boehner guilty of violent talk too – Counterspin
Song 9:In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Act 10: GOP attacks health care, helps Dems – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Great Gaffesby – Daily Show


 

Sources:
Wait wait don’t tell me
Colbert Report
Rachel Maddow
Slate.com
Liberal Oasis Radio
The Young Turks
Jim Hightower
Citizen Radio
Counterspin
The Daily Show

 

Produced By:
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Edition #445

Health Care Debate Past and Present

 

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Act 1: Medicare for all should be clear to all – The Progressive
Song 1: Choctaw Hayride – New Favorite
Act 2: Reflecting on health care opt-out – Liberal Oasis Podcast
Song 2: Powerless – The Big Picture
Act 3: Man paralyzes man from waist up – The Onion
Song 3: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend
Act 4: Record-breaking fine for health care company – Young Turks
Song 4: The Unforgiven (Instrumental Version) – Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
Act 5: Lie of the year – Media Matters
Act 6: Wendell Potter’s background in health care – David Pakman Show
Song 6: Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Hits
Act 7: Doctors have cure for head-bonk amnesia – The Onion
Song 7: Blue Bird Tattoo – More Songs!
Act 8: Rush’s take on health care – Young Turks
Song 8: Middle Class Boy – Listen Carefully E.P
Act 9: AZ death panel continues – Countdown
Song 9: Cuts Like a Knife – An Acoustic Tribute to Bryan Adams
Act 10: Algae alternative fuel report – ABC News
Act 11: Scandal of the uninsured – The Progressive
Song 11: Suffer – Prelude
Act 12: McSurance – Slate.com
Song 12: Built for This – Learning to Bend
Act 13: Return of the myth of death panels – Media Matters
Song 13: No Myth – March
Act 14: Death panels are back – Rachel Maddow
Song 14: Clubbed to Death – Furious Angels
Act 15: Insane health insurance profits – MSNBC

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Tea Party Elect Complains His Gov’t Health Care Doesn’t Start For 28 Days – Young Turks

 

Sources:
The Progressive
Liberal Oasis Radio
The Onion
The Young Turks
Media Matters Minute
David Pakman Show
Countdown
ABC News
Slate.com
Rachel Maddow
MSNBC

 

Produced By:
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Edition #444

Total, utter and crushing progressive victory

 

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Act 1: McCain can stew in his own rancid juices - The Progressive

Song 1: Passenger seat - Death Cab For Cutie

Act 2: Repeal of DADT will be nation's downfall - Young Turks

Song 2: Rome - Phoenix

Act 3: Poll to repeal DADT - Colbert Report

Song 3: Sunrise - Duran Duran

Act 4: Barney Frank defending DADT repeal - Majority Report

Song 4: Citronella - Augean Stables

Act 5: Savor victory over DADT - The Progressive

Song 5: Fade to Black - Apocalyptica

Act 6: Limbaugh on those who support repeal of DADT - Media Matters

Act 7: McCain still a crotchety old man - Young Turks

Song 7: Naked as we came - Iron & Wine

Act 8: AmericaBlog interview Part 1 - Majority Report

Song 8: Another love song - Finniston

Act 9: Ask, now tell? - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Song 9: Move you - Anya Marina

Act 10: AmericaBlog interview Part 2 - Majority Report

Song 10: Falling down - Oasis

Act 11: Boiled down to the arguments of both sides - Citizen Radio

 

Source Story Series Featuring The Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Coming Out From Life Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' - NPR

 

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Edition #443

Fighting those who are willfully ignorant

 

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Act 1: Climate change in the frozen UK – Friday Night Comedy
Song 1: Winter Winds – Sigh No More
Act 2: Climate for the grand kids – Rachel Maddow
Song 2: The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance – The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance – Single
Act 3: Fox global warming denier segment – Young Turks
Song 3: Hide and Seek – Speak for Yourself
Act 4: Energy and Commerce Chair Apparent – Colbert Report
Song 4: Best God In Show – Coaster
Act 5: Best entertained and least informed – Ring of Fire
Song 5: Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Instrumental Version] – Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
Act 6: Fox memo to always question climate change – Media Matters
Act 7: Fox busted on climate memo – Young Turks
Song 7: Looking At the Sun – Gramercy Arms
Act 8: Sam Seder’s meteorology – Countdown
Song 8: Like the Weather (Live) – MTV Unplugged: 10,000 Maniacs
Act 9: Snowy conditions hazardous for idiots – The Onion
Song 9: Crash – Lovely
Act 10: Push comes to shovel – Rachel Maddow
Song 10: Hurt so good – The Yellow Snow Company
Act 11: More media idiocy on climate change – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 11: Wonder Why – Everything Collide
Act 12: Climate flip flops – Countdown
Song 12: Science Is Real – Here Comes Science (Audio + Video Version)
Act 13: The earth is now Apollo 13 – Radio Ecoshock

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
350 eARTh Climate Change Art Visible From Space – 350.org

 

Sources:
Friday Night Comedy from the BBC
Rachel Maddow
The Young Turks
The Colbert Report
Ring of Fire
Media Matters Minute
Countdown
The Onion
Jimmy Dore Show
Radio Ecoshock
350.org

 

Produced By:
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Edition #442

They are legion, etc

 

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Act 1: News on Anonymous Operation: Payback – Countdown
Song 1: I Want You – Savage Garden
Act 2: Anonymous back up wikileaks – On the Media
Song 2: Little Lion Man – Sigh No More
Act 3: WW 3.0 Omar Wason on cyber war – Colbert Report
Song 3: Gone – On and On
Act 4: Are the Anonymous attacks civil disobedience? – On the Media
Song 4: Natural Blues – Play & Play: B Sides
Act 5: Intro to interview with Anonymous – Citizen Radio
Song 5: Legion – Empires
Act 6: Operation: Payback message – Anonymous
Song 6: Eclipse – Welcome to Earth
Act 7: Interview with Anonymous spokesman – Citizen Radio

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
A Letter from Anonymous – Anonymous

 

Sources:
Countdown
On the Media
The Colbert Report
Citizen Radio
Anonymous


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Edition #441

The dark side of the penal system start to finish

 

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Act 1: FBI identifying political protesters as terrorists – The Progressive
Song 1: Hurry Up Let’s Go – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Act 2: 14 year-old girl tased by cops – Young Turks
Song 2: Electric Feel – Oracular Spectacular
Act 3: Current Events – Colbert Report
Song 3: Man Up – Yes Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Act 4: 72 year-old grandmother tased by cops – Young Turks
Song 4: Evil Urges – My Morning Jacket
Act 5: Digby on tazers and their consequences – Citizen Radio
Song 5: This Year – The Sunset Tree
Act 6: Stoned, underage, drunk driver calls America a fascist police state – The Onion
Song 6: I Want to Break Free – The Platinum Collection
Act 7: Privatized prisons lobby to imprison more people – Thom Hartmann
Song 7: Butterfly – The Gift of Game
Act 8: Toxic people – Slate Magazine
Song 8: The Czar of Munster – When Juniper Sleeps
Act 9: Out of Georgia – Mumia Abu Jamal
Song 9: Headlock – Speak for Yourself
Act 10: Texas may declare death penalty unconstitutional – Young Turks
Song 10: My wife left me for a guy named Jesus – Paul Dinello on Exit 57
Act 11: Texas Justice – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The Pain ray – Rachel Maddow


 

Sources:
The Progressive
The Young Turks
The Colbert Report
Citizen Radio
Counterspin
The Onion
Thom Hartmann
Slate Magazine
Mumia Abu Jamal Radio Diaries
Rachel Maddow

 

Produced By:
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