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(2014/06/28) Trials and tribulations (Trans Rights)

Edition #840

Trials and tribulations

 

Today we hear some personal and some political stories that give insight into the trans experience in America

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Laverne Cox: I'm from Mobile, AL - True Transgender Stories - @Lavernecox - Air Date: 2-7-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: Proud - This Business of Art


Ch. 4: Act 2: Know your rights: Transgender In The Workplace - @PRUradio - Air Date: 6-30-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Fought the Law - Hits Back (Deluxe Edition)


Ch. 6: Act 3: Financial Options Available For Gender Confirmation Surgery - @fakedansavage - Air Date 11-19-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Get With The Times - Get With The Times


Ch. 8: Act 4: Provider Ignorance In Health Care And Therapy For LGBTQ Community - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 2-3-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Yeah Sapphire - Stay Positive


Ch. 10: Act 5: Texas Trans Law That Effects All Trans - @transadvocate - Air Date 2-6-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1


Ch. 12: Act 6: Justice for Jane via @Justice4JaneCT - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 14: Act 7: Joy Ladin: Life as a transgender woman at an Orthodox Jewish University - @TheCurrentCBC - Air Date:  4-28-14


Ch. 23: Final comments on what ever happened to Our Blue Media

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


ACTIVISM:

Change.org petition: "Free the 16-year-old Transgender Girl Currently Incarcerated in an Adult Prison Without Criminal Charges”

Ways to Take Action, “Justice for Jane Doe and the urgency of survival” via Reina Gossett

Justice 4 Jane Tumblr/Updates

Sources/further reading:

#JusticeForJane

"Jailed Conn. Trans Teen to Be Released”"Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults”"Rally Planned for Jailed 16-Year-Old Trans Girl”, and "Detained Trans Girl Speaks Out, Details Abusive Past” by Parker Marie Malloy at Advocate.com

"Jane Doe, Trans Women, and the Myth of the Perfect Victim” by Katherine Cross at RH Reality Check

Follow/stay updated: Justice For Jane on Twitter and Facebook

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

(2014/06/24) Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)

Edition #839

Disinfecting the rot on American democracy

 

Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and a couple of the biggest plans to fix it

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: There is a Rot at the Core of American Democracy! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Screwed - One Man Riot


Ch. 4: Act 2: Nobody Wants You to Be An Activist - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Power to the People - Power to the People: The Hits (Deluxe Version)


Ch. 6: Act 3: 3 Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? with Kim Barker and Andy Kroll (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 3-21-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Buy My Vote - Righteous Ruckus


Ch. 8: Act 4: Americans Agree Get Money OUT Of Politics - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-14-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Truth - Somebody Besides Yourself


Ch. 10: Act 5: 3 Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? with Kim Barker and Andy Kroll (Part 2) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 3-21-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: No Limit - O.N.I.F.C. (Deluxe Version)


Ch. 12: Act 6: MayDay PAC - @MayOneUS - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 14: Act 7: VT Calls Constitutional Convention Over Citizens United - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-08-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: The Constitution - Happy Hour


Ch. 16: Act 8: Dear Corrupt Politicians: That Sound You Hear Is Us Winning - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-04-14


Voicemails

Ch. 17: I got the metaphor right! - Peter from Chicago, IL

Ch. 18: Responding to Wade's comments on reparations - Steve from Stockton, CA

Ch. 19: A Marine's perspective on the current chaos in Iraq - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on summer hours and the progress of the fundraiser

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


ACTIVISM:

Support MayDay Pac

Follow MayDayUS its founder Lawrence Lessig

Sources/further reading:

"The Launch Of The MayDay Citizens’ SuperPAC” via LessigBlog

"Anti-Dark Money Activist Lawrence Lessig Launches A Super PAC To End Super PACs” by Mason Atkins at ThinkProgress

"Mayday PAC: The SuperPAC Built to Destroy SuperPACs” via Newsweek

"Lawrence Lessig Starts a Super PAC” by Derek Willis at The New York Times

"Cronies, corruption and cash: Lawrence Lessig on why we need a super PAC to end all super PACs” by Elias Isquith at Salon

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 839_Disinfecting_the_rot_on_American_democracy_Money_in_Politics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

(2014/06/21) Double dose of duplicity (Foreign Policy)

Edition #838

Double dose of duplicity

Today we look at the absurdly politicized reactions to the prisoner swap to retrieve Bowe Bergdahl and the PTSD-inducing media blitz of Bush-era neocons spouting their discredited opinions about the current chaos in Iraq

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: A prisoner dilemma - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-13-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Long-Ge - Early Music


Ch. 4: Act 2: A Trial By News Debate - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date 6-6-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Price You Pay - The River


Ch. 6: Act 3: No Actual Evidence Sgt Bergdahl Caused Any Deaths - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-04-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Unbelievable - Cool '90s Hits


Ch. 8: Act 4: Militants Capture Huge Swaths Of Iraq, Including Weapons YOU Paid For - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Beginning - Punkgrass for the People


Ch. 10: Act 5: Andrew Bacevich on the chaos in Iraq - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 6-20-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Forgotten - Punkgrass for the People


Ch. 12: Act 6: No New War via @AlanGrayson - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 14: Act 7: Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 05-31-14


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Responding to Vicki from Oregon on animal agriculture - Scott from Brooklyn

Ch. 16: Comparing marijuana with alcohol and tobacco - Nathan from Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 17: Possible effects of reparations - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on the purpose of keeping the conversation on racism alive

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


ACTIVISM:

No New War via Alan Grayson

Contact Your Representatives

Sources/further reading:

"Stop Calling the Iraq War a ‘Mistake’” by Dennis Kucinich

"U.S. considers air strikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran”

"Sunday Shows Turn To Discredited Iraq War Architects For Iraq Analysis” via Media Matters For America

"Hawks Push for Iraq War, the Rule of Law Prevents It” by Kevin Zeese via Popular Resistance and Truthout

"A Third Iraq War?” by Robin Wright at The New Yorker

VIDEO: Crisis In Iraq Michael Brooks on Arise News

"The sectarian myth of Iraq exploited by the West is a recipe for endless war” via Stop The War Coalition

via Greenpeace

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 838_Double_dose_of_duplicity_Foreign_Policy.m4a
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(2014/06/18) One year after Snowden (NSA Spying)

Edition #837

One year after Snowden

 

Today we look at where we are, in the wake of the Snowden revelations from one year ago, and where we may be heading with our relationship to the concept of privacy

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: What was Snowden's crime? - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date: 6-6-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Traitor - White Water, White Bloom


Ch. 4: Act 2: Brian Williams interviews Edward Snowden - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 5-30-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: T-Shirt Weather - Banter - A Candle Records Collection


Ch. 6: Act 3: Glenn Greenwald on the Surveillance State - @CBCRadioQ - Air Date: 5-2-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Burn It Down - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 8: Act 4: How The Government Can Destroy Your Reputation (Report) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-04-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Big Brother (1999 Remaster) - Diamond Dogs


Ch. 10: Act 5: Intelligence community directive 119 - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-13-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Secret - Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge


Ch. 12: Act 6: Reject Secret FBI Backdoors in Your Communications via @EFF

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 14: Act 7: The declining treatment of the fourth amendment - @dccommonsense - Air Date: 5-8-14


Voicemails

Ch. 15: In response to animal agriculture and climate change - Vicki from Oregon

Ch. 16: Melding the good guy with the nice guy - Chrissie from Kansas

Ch. 17: It's a weak argument to say that marijuana is harmless - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on arguing marijuana legalization

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


ACTIVISM:

Tell The White House You Oppose The FBI’s Secret New Internet Surveillance Law via The Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sources/further reading:

"Should U.S. Hackers Fix Cybersecurity Holes or Exploit Them?” by Bruce Schneier at The Atlantic

"Don’t Listen to Google and Facebook: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership Is Still Going Strong” by Bruce Schneier at The Atlantic

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 837_One_year_after_Snowden_NSA_Spying.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

(2014/06/15) The case for reparations (Racism)

Edition #836

The case for reparations

 

Today we explain once again what white privilege is and isn't and then take a look at the case for reparations for slavery

 

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bill O'Reilly Exempts Himself From White Privilege - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: inequality - What'z Next


Ch. 4: Act 2: White Privilege is Real - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-30-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Turtle (Bonobo Mix) - One Offs... Remixes & B Sides


Ch. 6: Act 3: Examining the case for reparations - @Dis_Con - Air Date 2-18-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Who Benefits? - In Black and White


Ch. 8: Act 4: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 5-21-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Confrontation - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 10: Act 5: Slavery Reparations Study (H.R. 40) via @repjohnconyers and @NAACP - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 12: Act 6: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 5-21-14


Voicemails

Ch. 13: No one espouses misandry more than MRAs - Nathan from Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 14: Offended by Sonya's analogy - Peter from Chicago, IL

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on women's lose-lose predicament analogy

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


ACTIVISM:

NAACP Supports Slavery Reparations Study Legislation, H.R. 40, Now Pending In The 113th Congress” introduced by Rep John Conyers

Sample letters/emails to send to your representatives via the NAACP

Sources/further reading:

"The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"STUDY: Economic Hardship Makes People More Racially Biased” by Chris Mooney at Mother Jones

"Surprise! Study Finds People Don’t Understand How Racism Works” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"We’re Going to Be Talking About Reparations This Year” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"Donald Sterling: Slumlord Billionaire” by Dave Zirin at The Nation

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 836_The_case_for_reparations_Racism.m4a
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(2014/06/12) Speak up on the future of the Internet (Net Neutrality)

Edition #835

Speak up on the future of the Internet

 

Today we look at how the Internet could look if we let the cable baron's lobbyists, including the one appointed to the FCC by Barack Obama, get their way and what we can do to stop them.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The "gig" is up in Chatanooga - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-05-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Finest Worksong - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage (1982-2011)


Ch. 4: Act 2: Cable Barons - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-21-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Look To The Future - If It 'Ay Bost, Dow Fix It!


Ch. 6: Act 3: Net Neutrality R.I.P. (1969 - 2014) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-02-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Things a Get from Bad to Worse - Everything Crash: The Best of the Ethiopians


Ch. 8: Act 4: Net Neutrality Then And Now - @theharryshearer Le Show - Air Date 4-27-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: It All Adds Up Now (1990 Remaster) - The Best of Cher (The Imperial Recordings, 1965-1968)


Ch. 10: Act 5: Mozilla's Plan to Save the Internet - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-08-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Fox In the Henhouse - Leap of Faith: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Net Neutrality - @LastWeekTonight with John Oliver - Air Date: 6-1-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Gonna Fly Now - The Rocky Story


Ch. 14: Act 7: What Happened to Obama’s Promised Net Neutrality? - @BillMoyerHQ And Company - Air Date 5-2-14


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Misogyny episode made me feel better - Paula from California

Ch. 16: Medical incentives only apply to medicare patients - Kim from Illinois

Ch. 17: Misandry and the power structure - Zach from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on racism, misandry, the FCC comment period and the BotL fundraiser

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


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 835_Speak_up_on_the_future_of_the_Internet_Net_Neutrality.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

(2014/06/09) Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny (Health Care)

Edition #834

Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny

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Today we take a look at the unnecessarily-slow, yet undeniable progress being made in the push to insure all Americans

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: 9.5 Million Previously Uninsured Now Have Health Insurance - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-04-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard - The Reluctant Graveyard


Ch. 4: Act 2: Obamacare Equals Freedom? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-05-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Quit - 'Merican - EP


Ch. 6: Act 3: A Closer Look At Bipartisan Cooperation - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 5-23-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Underwhelmed - Not Your Property - Single


Ch. 8: Act 4: Can Hospitals Save Money By Making Doctors Squirm? - @planetmoney - Air Date: 12-19-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Hospital Beds - Robbers & Cowards


Ch. 10: Act 5: You Can't Make Me Believe It - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date 4-26-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: In Denial - Somewhere to Jump From


Ch. 12: Act 6: Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life - Majority Report - Air Date: 04-30-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Room For Improvement - The Ali Of Rock


Ch. 14: Act 7: The GOP Death Panels... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 05-22-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Deathly - Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 16: Act 8: Medicaid’s (slow) Expansion via @FamiliesUSA - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 18: Act 9: Obamacare In Red States Vs Blue States - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-17-14


Voicemails

Ch. 19: The importance of reintegration of ex-prisoners - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 20: Some MnMs are poisoned - Sonya from Minnesota

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on some exciting updates to the June fundraiser

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


Activism Update!

50 State Look At Medicaid Expansion via Families USA

 

Sources/additional glimmers of hope:

"Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs Medicaid expansion” via Reuters

HealthCare.gov’s Medicaid Expansion Info

”[Maine] House speaker makes final push for Medicaid expansion with plan based on New Hampshire”

"GOP hatches dramatic scheme in Virginia” via Rachel Maddow Show Blog

It couldn’t all be good news:

"In Texarkana, Uninsured and on the Wrong Side of a State Line” by Annie Lowrey, New York Times

"Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law” via The New York Times

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2014/06/06) Objectified, harassed, abused, killed (Misogyny)

Edition #833

Objectified, harassed, abused, killed

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Today we look at some of the effects, large and small, of living in a systemically misogynist culture. Turns out they're not good.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: UCSB Shooter Elliot Rodgers Was Most Definitely a Misogynist - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-28-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Misogyny - Smash It (feat. Zoe Devlin)


Ch. 4: Act 2: Some men hate women, all women feel the effects - @Citizen_Radio - Air Date 5-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Institutionalized Misogyny - Yesterday Rules


Ch. 6: Act 3: The media misses the point on the motivation of the UCSB shootings - @TWiBnation - Air Date 5-27-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Mother of Misogyny - Paper Scissors Stone


Ch. 8: Act 4: Not All Men - Yes, All Women - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 5-28-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Harassment - Reggae Fever (Caught You)


Ch. 10: Act 5: Objectified (Short film) - Tiye Rose Hood

Ch. 11: Song 5: Icky Thump - Icky Thump


Ch. 12: Act 6: Safety And Rejection - @TWiBnation - Air Date 5-27-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: One - The Complete Hit Singles


Ch. 14: Act 7: The NO MORE campaign via @NOMOREorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 16: Act 8: Reflecting on Nerd Culture - @onthemedia - Air Date: 5-30-14


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Livestock and the climate - Patrick from Dallas

Ch. 18: Followup on Stonewall Uprising and LGBTQ movement - Chrissie from Kansas

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments on Nazis, misogynists and baby diarrhea

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


HOTLINES:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:


ACTIVISM:

NO MORE: website and Twitter

 

Sources/further reading:

”Not Alone” — the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

"White House Action on Campus Sexual Violence: For Me, It's Personal” by Wagatwe Wanjuki

"Pure Poison: The UCSB Shooting, Ray Rice and a Culture of Violence Against Women” by Dave Zirin

"The insane (and hopeless) logic of #YesAllWomen critics” by Zerlina Maxwell

"It’s Time for Men to Stand Up and Fight Domestic Violence” by Dean Obeidallah

"How to Support a Trans* Survivor of Domestic Violence” via Everyday Feminism

CDC’s "Intimate Partner Violence” page

U.S. Dept of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women

U.S. Dept of Justice, Office For Victims of Crime: Sexual Assault in the Transgender Community

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2014/06/03) It costs money to either save or destroy the world (Climate)

Edition #832

It costs money to either save or destroy the world

 

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Today we look at the financial realities of both action and inaction on climate change. Turns out the right, selfless thing to do is also the right, selfish thing to do

 

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The shocking truth about oil - and our planet - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 04-22-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The fiddler's ballad - Jen Osha w/Wolf Creek Session


Ch. 4: Act 2: You'll Never Guess Who is Leading the Fight on Climate Change (Hint: It's Your Insurance Company) - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-21-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Land of Confusion - Invisible Touch


Ch. 6: Act 3: Climate Deniers Using Same Tactics as Tobacco Industry - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-09-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Robber Barons - Robber Barons - Single


Ch. 8: Act 4: John Fullerton: Carbon Crisis, Fossil Fuels, & Finance - The @GRITlaura Flanders Show - Air Date: 12-3-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Leader - Burning Spear


Ch. 10: Act 5: Stanford makes progress on divestment campaign - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 5-8-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Peril - Heresy and the Hotel Choir


Ch. 12: Act 6: Fossil Fuel Divestment Wins via @350 - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 14: Act 7: The antarctic ice sheet is disintegrating - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 5-13-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Water Keeps Rising - Kristin Diable and the City


Ch. 16: Act 8: Climate denial a prerequisite for GOP in 2016 - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 05-12-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: What Have We Done - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 18: Act 9: Politician: I'm Not Qualified To Debate Science So I Reject It! - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-30-14


Ch. 19: Final comments on the launch of our first major BotL fundraiser

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


Activism Update!

"Big win for divestment campaign: Stanford to divest from coal companies”

Sources/additional glimmers of hope:

"Why the Petro-Divestment Movement Is Unstoppable” via The Tyee

"Why Divestment is Changing the Climate Movement” by Chloe Maxmin at The Nation

"Fighting Climate Change by Divesting from Fossil Fuel Companies” via On The Commons

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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