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Edition #460

Dying for economic justice

 

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Act 1: The big bank theory - Daily Show

Song 1: Grapevine fires - Death Cab For Cutie

Act 2: Robbery of the middle class - Ratigan

Song 2: Daylight robbery - Imogen Heap

Act 3: Is the federal deficit actually bad - The Breakdown

Song 3: Starring - Freelance Whales

Act 4: US takes out debt consolidation loan - The Onion

Song 4: Buildings and mountains - The Republic Tigers

Act 5: Cities for sale - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Song 5: The man who sold the world - Nirvana

Act 6: Record profits during recession - Young Turks

Song 6: Great divide - The Cardigans

Act 7: I like big cuts - Daily Show

Song 7: Only if - Enya

Act 8: Obama's budget not progressive - The Progressive

Song 8: Tears and rain - James Blunt

Act 9: Cutting immorality - Jim Hightower

Song 9: My Favourite Game - The Cardigans

Act 10: Economic-induced suicide - Thom Hartmann

Song 9: Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver

Act 10: GOP budget cut lie exposed - Young Turks

Song 9: Class warfare - Chris Priest

Act 10: Conservative rule leads to increased suicides - Thom Hartmann

 

Voicemails:

Youth will save the future - Ken from IL

Nathan from NYC on whether the deficit matters

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments on whether the deficit matters

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Obama Lurches Further Right on Economic Policy - The Progressive 

 

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Edition #459

Revolution in Egypt Part 3 A revolution well done

 

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Act 1: Interview with Wael Ghonim before the step down - Majority Report

Song 1: Enough - Dance Hall Crashers

Act 2: They sphinx it's all over - The Bugle

Song 2: Fuck you - Re-Mix Tools

Act 3: Revolution 2.0 - Young Turks

Song 3: Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Act 4: A triumph of nonviolence in Egypt - The Progressive

Song 4: Uprising - Muse

Act 5: The US could never protest like Egypt - Lee Camp

Song 5: La Valse d'Amélie (Version Piano) - Yann Tiersen

Act 6: Social media allowing revolutions - Young Turks

Song 6: President - Wyclef Jean

Act 7: The story of the first protests - Majority Report

Song 7: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Act 8: Egypt: A good beginning - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Song 8: The Crooked Road/The Foxhunters' Reel - Martin Hayes

Act 9: The Brokaw Shelf - Rachel Maddow

Song 9: Main Title (Golden Ticket / Pure imagination) - Leslie Bricusse

Act 10: A revolution well done - Young Turks

 

Voicemails:

Kim from Indiana supporting the show

Thomas from Akron, OH on the need for a 'feminism' episode plus he calls me a star, yeah

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments on the need for a 'feminism' episode

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Facebook Page Fuels Egypt Protests - Young Turks

 

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Edition #458

Revolution in Egypt Part 2 Conservatives and the coverage

 

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Act 1: Mubarak's thugs will lose - The Progressive

Song 1: Fearless - VNV Nation

Act 2: Fox News Egypt panel rips democracy - Young Turks

Song 2: In your eyes - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 3: Jackass of the week, Rush Limbaugh - Media Matters

Act 4: Journalists targeted in protests - Rachel Maddow

Song 4: One - Apocalyptica

Act 5: Right blames Obama for Egypt - Media Matters

Act 6: Beck blames Maxists Communists for Egypt - Young Turks

Song 6: Out of my mind - James Blunt

Act 7: US not as substantive on Egypt - Counterspin

Song 7: Generator (Second Floor) - Freelance Whales

Act 8: Stranger than fiction - Rachel Maddow

Song 8: Eleanor Rigby (strings only) - The Beatles

Act 9: Glenn Beck, I'm not CRAZY - Media Matters

Act 10: Beck chalkboard crazy over Egypt - Young Turks

Song 10: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard

Act 11: Stating the obvious undermines conclusions - Counterspin

Song 11: Tiny vessels - Death Cab For Cutie

Act 12: Fox's conspiracy theories - Rachel Maddow

Song 12: Nothing Is Good Enough (Instrumental) - Aimee Mann

Act 13: blah blah blah, Scary Muslims - Media Matters

Act 14: Right wing attacks Obama over Egypt - Young Turks

 

Voicemails:

Todd from LA - Follow up on race in primaries for president

Chris From Middletown, NY - Sever your cable service

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments on TV hatred  and my turnaround on part of the gun rights argument

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Beck: Al Qaeda = Muslim Brotherhood = Marxists = Progressives - Media Matters

 

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Jay! Tomlinson

 

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Edition #457

Revolution in Egypt Part 1 In support of self-determination

 

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Act 1: Wikileaks revolution in Tunisia - Young Turks

Song 1: I'm looking through you - Steve Earle

Act 2: My arm is starting to hurt - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 2: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles

Act 3: Fight like an Egyptian - The Bugle

Song 3: The first - Tegan and Sara

Act 4: Obama and Clinton revert to form - The Progressive

Song 4: Handlebars - Flobots

Act 5: Allies of empire - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Song 5: Daylight - Matt and Kim

Act 6: Egypt episode of Clinton Something - Le Show

Song 6: Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club

Act 7: Egypt protesters vs. Al Qaeda - Young Turks

Song 7: We Are Nowhere And It's Now - Bright eyes

Act 8: When puppets fall - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Song 8: Soul to squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Act 9: History jumps to life - The Progressive

Song 9: I choose - The Offspring

Act 10: The Obama Doctrine - Common Sense

 

Voicemails:

Dave from Olympia - Response on the Progressive Slate

Scott from San Antonio, TX - March 12 protest, www.SaveTXSchools.org

Matthew from Providence - Call cable provider to get Current TV

Voicemail song: Ghostwriter - Rjd2

 

Final comments on Austin rally for schools, Olbermann on Current TV, 11 episodes per month and update on DonateYourAccount.com

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Rule of the Nile - Daily Show

 

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Edition #456

A collection of embarrassments

 

Act 1: Kirk Cameron less crazy than CNN - Majority Report

Song 1: My brother the ape - They might be giants

Act 2: Bananas, the atheist's nightmare

Act 3: Michelle 'my butt' - Media Matters

Song 3: Solsbury hill - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 4: CNN becomes the news - Rachel Maddow

Song 4: Too bad - Nickelback

Act 5: Behind the scenes at Air America - Majority Report

Song 5: Hey ya - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 6: Limbaugh is an American embarrassment - Media Matters

Act 7: The new McCarthyism - Thom Hartmann

Song 7: Stop the madness - Marty Dread

Act 8: Glenn Beck is deranged - Counterspin

Song 8: Wonderwall - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 9: Only called Obama racist once - Media Matters

Act 10: O'Reilly defends his Nazi analogies - Daily Show

Song 10: Call me - Blondie

Act 11: Fox News makes you less informed - Majority Report

Song 11: Honesty - Billy Joel

Act 12: Thank you Fox News - Media Matters

Song 12: I turn my camera on - Spoon

Act 13: Fox insider tells all - Young Turks

 

Voicemails:

Chuck in Salt Lake City on running a primary against Obama

Joyce from TN on gun control episode

 

Final comments responding to running a presidential primary candidate and a pro-gun listener email

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Best F#@king News Team Won't Stop Ever - Daily Show

 

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Edition #455

A Tribute to Olbermann and Countdown

 

Act 1: The real history of the Bush administration - Countdown

Song 1: Missed the boat - Modest Mouse

Act 2: Special comment on Cheney's speech - Countdown

Song 2: Last goodbye - Jeff Buckley

Act 3: On Obama's war escalation - Countdown

Song 3: Listen to your heart - Roxette

Act 4: On health care reform - Countdown

Song 4: Lincoln's bible - Jason Roseboom

Act 5: On the 'Ground Zero Mosque' - Countdown

Song 5: Speak up - Luke Reynolds

Act 6: On the Passing of Prop 8 - Countdown

Song 6: The book of love - The Monotones

Act 7: Final sign off - Countdown

 

Voicemails:

Suggesting an Olbermann episode - Ron from Pittsburg

Please use Grit Radio - Vikki from Hawaii

Bring on more female voicemailers - Patrick from LA

 

Final Comments:

On Olbermann's impact on the media

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Sam's take on Olbermann's exit - Majority Report

 

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Edition #454

A call for gun control after the Giffords Shooting

 

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Act 1: A brief history of the United States – Bowling for Columbine
Song 1: Razor Wire – Chris Priest
Act 2: Right to bear nukes – Rachel Maddow
Song 2: The Part You Play – Hustle Beach
Act 3: Lack of ammo control cost lives – David Pakman Show
Song 3: Home – Up From Below (Deluxe Edition)
Act 4: Louie Gohmert says legislators should all have guns – Young Turks
Song 4: Demon Host – Timber Timbre
Act 5: Battle of the bans – Daily Show
Song 5: Last Word – Everyday With You
Act 6: NRA is not the last word – Rachel Maddow
Song 6: These Are Days (Live) – MTV Unplugged: 10,000 Maniacs
Act 7: Let’s not go back to dueling – Young Turks
Song 7: Goodbye Stranger – The Very Best of Supertramp
Act 8: How to make it safer for congressmen – David Feldman Podcast
Song 8: Such Great Heights – Give Up
Act 9: Dick Cheney for gun control – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Michael Moore and Bowling for Columbine – Rachel Maddow

 

Sources:
Rachel Maddow
David Pakman Show
The Young Turks
The Daily Show
David Feldman Podcast

 

 

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Edition #453

The unfinished story of filibuster reform

 

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Act 1: Recap of Dems for filibuster reform – Rachel Maddow
Song 1: Clocks – The String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay
Act 2: How to bust the filibuster – The Breakdown
Song 2: Trains to Brazil – Through the Windowpane (Bonus Track Version)
Act 3: Filibusters and the judiciary – Majority Report
Song 3: Let’s Dance to Joy Division – A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
Act 4: Delaying reform – Countdown
Song 4: Get Up Stand Up – Legend (Remastered) [Bonus Tracks]
Act 5: One looong day – Rachel Maddow
Song 5: Civil War – Guns N’ Roses: Greatest Hits
Act 6: History of the filibuster – Countdown
Song 6: The Importance of Being Idle – Time Flies… 1994-2009
Act 7: Reforming the filibuster – The Political Scene
Song 7: I’m Not Over – Coming to Terms
Act 8: Why it didn’t work – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Working toward reform – Rachel Maddow

 

Sources:
Rachel Maddow
The Breakdown
The Majority Report
Countdown
The Political Scene

 

 

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Edition #452

Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 2

 

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Act 1: Jon’s reaction to the AZ shooting – Daily Show
Song 1: A Beautiful World – The Good Life – EP
Act 2: Carefully stating the obvious – On the Media
Song 2: Cordell (Box Set Bonus Track) – To the Faithful Departed (The Complete Sessions 1996-1997)
Act 3: Sarah Palin and the shooting – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 3: Welcome to the Black Parade – Strung Out – The String Quartet Tribute to Alternative Rock Hits, Vol. 3
Act 4: Palin: criticism of violent rhetoric leads to violence – Media Matters
Act 5: Palin plays the victim – The Progressive
Song 5: Save Tonight – Desireless
Act 6: Sarah Palin’s speech about the shooting – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 6: American Music – Permanent Record: The Very Best of the Violent Femmes
Act 7: Obama at the Tucson memorial
Song 7: Expectations – Tigermilk
Act 8: Obama’s wise and poignant speech – The Progressive
Song 8: Listen to Your Heart – Look Sharp!
Act 9: Hitler’s inspiring Tucson memorial speech – Colbert Report
Song 9: If I Ever Lose My Faith in You – The Very Best of Sting & The Police
Act 10: Beautiful noise – Slate.com
Song 9: The Silvery Light of a Dream Pt. 2 – Tone Soul Evolution
Act 10: There was another gun – Rachel Maddow
Song 9: Fantasy – Miss Halfway
Act 10: Moron on the AZ shooting – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 9: Common Sense – Deconstruction
Act 10: Special comment on the 9 days since Tucson – Countdown

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Glenn Beck Anti-Violence Pledge – Media Matters

 

Sources:
The Daily Show
On the Media
Wait wait don’t tell me!
Media Matters
The Progressive
Jimmy Dore Show
Colbert Report
Slate.com
Rachel Maddow
Countdown

 

Produced By:
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Edition #451

Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 1

 

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Act 1: Giffords shooting 9/11 tapes
Act 2: Are you happy now? – The Progressive
Song 2: Mad World – VSQ Film School: Cult Classics and Indie Favs
Act 3: Sheriff Dupnik’s press conference comments
Act 4: Violence outbreak affects the nutty – Countdown
Song 4: Sick As a Dog – I Don’t Know What I’m Doing
Act 5: Giffords interview prior to shooting – Young Turks
Song 5: How to Save a Life – Unravel – The String Quartet Tribute to the Fray
Act 6: Right-wing downplays threats to Democrats – Media Matters
Act 7: Thinking of other tragedies – It’s all politics
Song 7: You Talk Too Much – Carnival Time – The Best of Ric Records, Vol. 1
Act 8: Politics and violence – Rachel Maddow
Song 8: Forbidden Curiosities – Stages
Act 9: When ‘nut’ ain’t enough – Mumia Abu-Jamal
Song 9: Glycerine – Sixteen Stone
Act 10: The guy is crazy but that’s not all – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 10: I Hear the Bells – Haughty Melodic
Act 11: Is Jared Loughner conservative or liberal? – Young Turks
Song 11: Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before – Strangeways, Here We Come
Act 12: Even after Tucson, don’t limit speech – The Progressive
Song 12: Speak to me/Breathe – Pink Floyd
Act 13: False equivalence of violent rhetoric – Counterspin
Song 13: Nothing Else Matters – Inquisition Symphony
Act 14: Does Megyn Kelly watch her own network? – Media Matters
Act 15: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Angriness – Colbert Report
Song 15: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Agents of Fortune
Act 16: On aggressive rhetoric – On the Media
Song 16: Jar of Hearts (Live At Ocean Way Studios) – The Ocean Way Sessions – EP
Act 17: Richard Eskow responds to claims shooting was not political – Young Turks
Song 17: Crazy – St. Elsewhere
Act 18: Special comment renouncing violent rhetoric – Countdown

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Limbaugh: Democrats Behind Loughner – Young Turks

 

Sources:
The Progressive
Countdown
The Young Turks
Media Matters
It’s all politics
Rachel Maddow
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Jimmy Dore Show
Counterspin
Colbert Report
On the Media


 

Produced By:
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Direct download: Gabrielle_Giffords_Shooting_Part_1.m4a
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