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Edition #560

Year of the uprising

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Act 1: What Are We Truly Willing To Fight For - Lee Camp Air Date: 11-28-11

Song 1: The persuaded - Faded Paper Figures

Act 2: Back to UC Davis and the Fox News take on police overreactions - Jimmy Dore Show Air Date: 12-1-11

Song 2: God be with you - The Cranberries

Act 3: America: a beacon of social justice? - Jim Hightower Air Date: 12-28-11

Song 3: Liquid Sun - The Beginning (A New Hope) - DJ Keoki

Act 4: Obama - Wall Street Did Nothing Illegal - Young Turks Air Date: 12-12-11

Song 4: Don't believe the hype - Public Enemy

Act 5: Occupy Wall St and the Holy Trinity - J.A. Myerson for Citizen Radio Air Date: 12-6-11

Song 5: 2 atoms in a molecule - Noah and the Whale

Act 6: Infectious Global Protests - The Progressive Air Date: 12-28-11

Song 6: Together we fight alone - Darlings

Act 7: Steve Justino - Occupy the Courts - Thom Hartmann Air Date: 12-05-11

Song 7: You gotta be - Desree

Act 8: Three Quarters of Americans Believe Rich, Corporations Have Too Much Power - Young Turks Air Date 12-17-11

Song 8: Messages - Xavier Rudd

Act 9: Obama harking back to 2004 DNC "One United" speech - Rachel Maddow Air Date: 12-6-11

Voicemails:

NPR and the GOP debates - Jeff the socialist policeman from South Florida

Complement for the War on Christmas episode - Doug in Chicagoland

Thoughts on Mumia from the policeman who initiated the original discussion on the topic - Jeff the socialist policeman from South Florida

A call for more African American voices on the show - Jacoby from Hawaii

Thoughts on the future of the Occupy movement - Vicki from Oregon

Asking for updates on the congressional candidate in Texas - Big fan of the show

Update on US House Candidate in Texas - www.brianingram.org - Brian Ingram from Forth Worth, TX

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final comments on Citizen Radio productions

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Rep Walsh Runs From Occupy Protesters - Young Turks Air Date: 12-07-11

Produced by:

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Edition #559

Our annual collective waste of time

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Act 1: Progressives War On Xmas and O'Reilly's Response - Young Turks Air Date: 2010

Song 1: Have I got a present for you - Toby Keith

Act 2: Sam wont cut and run from the war on Christmas - Majority Report Air Date: The Bush Years

Song 2: Christians and Pagans - Dar Williams

Act 3: Fox News Gets Trigger-Happy in the War on Christmas - Media Matters Air Date: 11-9-11

Song 3: Rockin' around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Act 4: War on Xmas - Santa under attack - Countdown Air Date: 12-13-10

Song 4: The holidays are here and we're still at war - Brett Dennen

Act 5: The Blitzkrieg On Grinchitude - Colbert Report Air Date: 2010

Song 5: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? - Elvis Costello, Feist, John Legend, Stephen Colbert, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson

Act 6: The ACLU of Tenn. Accused of Terrorism - The Progressive Air Date: 2010

Song 6: Lord's bright blessing - Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

Act 7: CNN vs. FOX: War on Christmas Edition - Media Matters Air Date: 12-1-11

Song 7: Whoville welcomes Christmas - How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Act 8: Glenn Beck's story of the three wise men - Le Show Air Date: 2010

Act 9: Interview with pro-Christmas activist - Majority Report Air Date: The Bush Years

Song 9: Sleigh ride - Amy Grant

Act 10: Does Fox News hate Baby Jesus? - Media Matters Air Date: 2010

Song 10: Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season - Andy Williams

Act 11: Church and State During the Holidays - The Progressive Air Date: 12-13-11

Song 11: There are much worse things to believe in - Elvis Costello, Feist, John Legend, Stephen Colbert, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson

Act 12: Scrooge was not the hero of 'A Christmas Carol' - Bill Maher Air Date: 11-11-11

Song 12: Walking in the air - The Snowman

Act 13: War on Christmas: Part 4 - Media Matters Air Date: 2010

Song 13: Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Act 14: Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat - Colbert Report Air Date: 2010

Final comments on a song correction and how people's tribal instincts can result in resentment

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Edition #558

The establishment vs the rabble at the gate

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Act 1: The Country Really Needs Newt Gingrich! - Wait wait Don't Tell Me Air Date: 12-10-11

Song 1: Cheating - Jettingham

Act 2: Ron Paul Crushes Gingrich In New Ad - Young Turks

Song 2: A long December - The Counting Crows

Act 3: NY Times: Gingrich "smartest man in the room" - Counterspin Air Date: 12-1-11

Song 3: The idiots are taking over - NOFX

Act 4: A political Buddy for the people - Jim Hightower Air Date: 10-14-11

Song 4: We could be friends - Freelance Whales

Act 5: Can three progressive Power Panelists kill Cenk's crush on Ron Paul? - Young Turks

Song 5: I'm into something good - The Bird and the Bee

Act 6: Political Ads vs Debate Analysis of Candidates  - On the Media Air Date: 12-9-11

Song 6: If we make it through December - Merle Haggard

Act 7: The "big stick" of people power - Jim Hightower Air Date: 12-6-11

Song 7: Sticks and stone - Jónsi

Act 8: GOP debates Foreign Policy - Counterspin - Air Date: 12-08-11

Song 8: No questions asked - Fleetwood Mac

Act 9: Private RNC call on Obama attack plan leaked - Young Turks Air Date: 12-7-11

Song 9: You're not going anywhere - Brad Sucks

Act 10: Jim Hightower on Ending Corporate Personhood Election Influence - David Pakman Air Date: 10-27-11

Song 10: Move this - Technotronic

Act 11: 'NYT' article should have read, 'Republicans say voter fraud is a huge issue, but it turns out they're lying' - Young Turks

Song 11: Gerudo Valley - Nintendo

Act 12: A Great Week in the Campaign Against Corporate Personhood - The Progressive Air Date: 12-9-11

Song 12: Vagabond - Beirut

Act 13: It takes people power to make clear that corporations are NOT people - Jim Hightower Air Date: 12-8-11

Song 13: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Act 14: Sen. Bernie Sanders calls Citizens United 'a blow to democracy' - Countdown Air Date: 12-9-11

Voicemails:

Rocky Anderson has formed the Justice Party to run for president - Chuck in Salt Lake City

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Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final comments on how to avoid joining a cult or defending the indefensible

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Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Execute Drug Users? - Newt Gingrich - Young Turks

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Edition #557

Why we're winning

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Act 1: Occupying space is as much free speech as spending money - Majority Report Air Date: 11-16-11

Song 1: Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

Act 2: If cops use force then your speech wasn't free (to say the least) - Matthew Filipowicz Air Date: 12-9-11

Song 2: Paranoia - Apoptygma Berzerk

Act 3: Good cop, bad cop and O'Reilly declares the Occupation dead - Jimmy Dore Show Air Date: 11-24-11

Song 3: John Lennon - Arkells

Act 4: Occupying our homes - Rachel Maddow Air Date: 12-2-11

Song 4: House of the rising sun - Bob Dylan

Act 5: Leaked: Republicans Scared of Occupy Wall Street - Young Turks

Song 5: Wild world - Cat Stevens

Act 6: Frank Luntz is terrified of Occupy Wall St. - Jimmy Dore Show Air Date: 12-8-11

Song 6: Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac

Act 7: Is Occupy Wall Street Really Having An Effect  - Lee Camp Air Date 12-5-11

Voicemails:

Retail manager's story of holiday hiring - Casey from Michigan

Direct message to Dave (Godless) Kinser - Chris the Carpenter

Asking that more women's voices be promoted on the show - April from Toronto

Response and further thought on the US Davis pepper spray incident - Dave from Olympia, WA

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final comments on this show being the answer to the question of the point of Occupy Wall St

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Michael Moore connects the federal government to raids - Countdown Air Date: 11-16-11

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Edition #556

Keeping Wall St Occupied 

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Act 1: We are the 0.99 Percent - David Feldman Air Date: 11-18-11

Song 1: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: Morning - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Einar Steen-Nokleberg

Act 2: Anatomy of an Occupy Wall Street Smear - Majority Report Air Date: 11-3-11

Song 2: Susan - The Exit

Act 3: OWS Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis on his arrest, Part 1 - Countdown Air Date: 11-23-11

Act 4: OWS Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis on his arrest, Part 2 - Countdown Air Date: 11-23-11

Song 4: Candle in the wind (Ben's Song) - Andrew Jackson Jihad

Act 5: Occupy Wall Street Divided - Daily Show Air Date: 11-16-11

Song 5: Class Warfare - Chris Priest

Act 6: Will Occupy Wall Street Affect 2012 Election? Glenn Greenwald Interview - David Pakman Air Date: 11-14-11

Song 6: Anti-Hu - Pinback

Act 7: Whom Do They Represent? - Mumia Abu-Jamal Air Date: 11-21-11

Song 7: Cotton Eyed Joe - Asleep At the Wheel

Act 8: Keep Wall Street Occupied (Part 1) - Ransackedroom on YouTube

Song 8: Lost in the post - The Wombats

Act 9: U.S. Citizens Form Massive Special Disinterest Group - The Onion

Song 9: Don't vote - Cass McCombs

Act 10: Iraq vet Scott Olsen on what he hopes the movement will achieve - Countdown Air Date: 12-2-11

Song 10: Bloodstream - Stateless

Act 11: UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Cop John Pike Anti-Gay Slur Lawsuit - David Pakman Air Date: 11-28-11

Song 11: Sociopath - Anya Marina

Act 12: Walker's War on Free Speech - The Progressive Air Date: 12-6-11

Song 12: Heat of the moment - Asia

Act 13: Occupy Wall Street  Leaked Memo, Banks Plan Attack - Young Turks Air Date: 11-21-11

Voicemails:

Looking for more info on Brian from TX - Josh from Dallas, TX

Follow up info in his run for congress in Texas - Brian Ingram from Forth Worth, TX

Thoughts on tackling the casually pepper spraying cop - Ron from outside Philly

Occupying America: The Rest of Us - New project from the producer of the Watch it Burn podcast - Dave Kinser

Link to Dave's project: www.kickstarter.com/projects/279525328/occupying-america-the-rest-of-us?ref=city

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final Comments on Dave Kinser, his old podcast and his new project

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Elderly Occupier Pepper Sprayed - Colbert Report

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Edition #555

Go to the mat for liberty or to 3rd base with the TSA

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Act 1: The FBI's Next Generation Identification - The Progressive Air date: 7-18-11

Song 1: The Day The Violence Died (Medley) - The Simpsons

Act 2: UK Man Arrested For Planning Water Fight Via Mobile Phone - Young Turks Air Date: 8-17-11

Song 2: Having a good time - Theo Bard

Act 3: American Wrongful Convictions Part 1 - Truthdig

Song 3: Swing low sweet chariot - The Persuasions

Act 4: Landmark Civil Rights Act Made Racism Slightly Less Overt - The Onion

Song 4: Harriet Tubman - John McCutcheon

Act 5: American Wrongful Convictions Part 2 - Truthdig

Song 5: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson

Act 6: A Courageous Governor on the Death Penalty - The Progressive Air Date: 11-25-11

Song 6: Thanksgiving - George Winston

Act 7: Innocent Man Spends 25 Years In Prison For Wife's Murder - Young Turks Air Date: 5-10-11

Song 7: Big mistake - Tim Fite

Act 8: Rape Blocks - Mumia Abu-Jamal Air Date: 10-10-11

Song 8: A beautiful world - Tim Myers

Act 9: ACLU Obama Continues Bush Abuses - Young Turks Air Date: 7-9-11

Song 9: Leader - Burning Spear

Act 10: Less Free, More Lawless after 9/11 - The Progressive Air Date: 9-12-11

Song 10: Fight back - Garnett Silk

Act 11: This Weak In National Cecowardty - Colbert Report Air Date: 9-7-11

Song 11: Naked and famous - The Presidents Of The United States Of America

Act 12: TSA Adult Diaper Controversy - Young Turks Air Date: 6-27-11

Song 12: I wish I knew - Years and Years

Act 13: Excuse Us While We Fondle Your Privacy - Lee Camp

Voicemails:

Standing with the Occupiers - Brandon from Fort Worth, TX

Thoughts on the removal of Occupy LA - Todd from LA

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Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final comments on how the Occupy Movement can be like the Industrial Revolution

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Buildings You Are Not Allowed to Photograph - David Pakman Air Date: 6-20-11

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Edition #554

The meaning of life

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Act 1: Right Wing Wants to Occupy Your Womb in Mississippi - Majority Report Air Date: 11-7-11

Song 1: Living in America - James Brown

Act 2: Should Women Flaunt It at Work for Fun - Profit - David Pakman Air Date: 8-30-11

Song 2: Parade - Pretty Girls Make Graves

Act 3: Mississippi's Repressive Initiative 26 - The Progressive Air Date: 11-7-11

Song 3: Girls - The Beastie Boys

Act 4: Lactate Intolerance - Daily Show Air Date: 8-11-11

Song 4: Suffer - Stretford End

Act 5: Mississippi Personhood Crazy Implications - Majority Report Air Date: 11-8-11

Song 5: Complicated - Avril Lavigne

Act 6: NYC Mandating Sex Ed For Students - Young Turks

Song 6: Loser like me - Glee Cast

Act 7: Rise In Teen Sexual Activity Comes As Surprise To Area Teen - The Onion

Song 7: The way I feel is sexual - Amber

Act 8: Let Mississippi be the Petri dish for Right Wing Craziness - Majority Report Air Date: 11-8-11

Song 8: Animal - Miike Snow

Act 9: Gloria Steinem - Colbert Report Air Date: 8-11-11

Song 9: Pretty - The Cranberries

Act 10: Mississippi Votes No on Radical Anti-Choice Contraception Personhood Amendment - David Pakman Air Date: 11-10-11

Song 10: Fantasy - Anya Marina

Act 11: Area Kindergartner Tackles The Shit Out Of Dream Girl - The Onion

Song 11: As long as the grass grows - Randy Wood

Act 12: Satan Wins in Mississippi Personhood Vote - Majority Report Air Date: 11-9-11

Song 12: Stop breaking down - The White Stripes

Act 13: Pregnancy Centers Lying to Women, Tell Jewish Women She Needs to Convert - David Pakman Air Date: 10-27-11

Voicemails:

Thoughts on police actions during crowd control - Policeman Jeff from Florida

It's the politicians job to fix the problems - Alex from Texas

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final Comments on how the Occupy Movement is headed towards a horizon rather than a point

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Word - Shock The Vote GOP - Youth Vote - Colbert Report

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Edition #553

Our entire elections process is an art project

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Act 1: Tea Party to Elizabeth Warren: You're a Socialist Whore - Majority Report Air Date: 11-4-11

Song 1: PTF2012 - VNV Nation

Act 2: Fox News Consoles GOP Candidate Rick Perry After Epic Gaffe - Media Matters Air Date: 11-10-11

Act 3: Super Pac Advertising - On the Media

Song 3: Get up and go - Broadcast 2000

Act 4: Declare independence from corporate power! - Jim Hightower Air Date: 10-26-11

Song 4: Monday - Jon Brion

Act 5: Herman Cain is a performance art project - Rachel Maddow Air Date: 11-17-11

Song 5: Wait till you see my smile - Alicia Keys

Act 6: Cain, Bachmann Support Torture - Young Turks Air Date: 11-14-11

Song 6: Painted by numbers - The Sounds

Act 7: Newt Gingrich Says Child Labor Laws Are Stupid - David Pakman Air Date: 11-21-11

Song 7: Higher and higher - Alice Deejay

Act 8: Obama taken out of context in GOP campaign ads - Counterspin Air Date: 11-24-11

Song 8: White rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

Act 9: Overview of the GOP debates up until this point - Rachel Maddow Air Date: 11-22-11

Voicemails:

Egyptian blogger arrested for inciting religious violence - Dennis from the UK

Thoughts on social media to help spread the show - Chuck in Salt Lake City

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Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final Comments on monthly dinner and a movie in Chicago and the need for a web developer for paid gig

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Oops, Rick Perry! - Wait Wait Air Date: 11-13-11

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