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(2014/02/05) Don't eat shit and die (Food) (Repost)

#796

Turns out there's a whole lot of stuff wrong with our food supply, including cows eating shit. Like they don't already have it bad enough.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: 10,000 Sick in Salmonella Chicken Outbreak - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-10-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Salmonella - Shul days


Ch. 4: Act 2: Virulent Strain Of Soy Flu Traced To Single Tofurky - @TheOnion

Ch. 5: Song 2: Virus - Astronaut


Ch. 6: Act 3: In this season of feasting, let's celebrate agriCULTURE - @jimhightower - Air Date: 11-28-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Harvest Season - The Sun Shone Through the Trees


Ch. 8: Act 4: How Waste Isn't Just Throwing Things Away - @FoodWaste_TV - Air Date: 06-04-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Smithereen - Epic Indie New Wave


Ch. 10: Act 5: Cows Being Fed Chicken Poop, FDA Not Stopping It - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-28-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Risk It - Dark As Night


Ch. 12: Act 6: John Robbins: Why I went vegetarian - @vegsource - Air Date: 5-21-09

Ch. 13: Song 6: Everybody Ona Move - Yell Fire!


Ch. 14: Act 7: A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement - @jimhightower - Air Date: 12-5-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Good Food - Planet X


Ch. 16: Act 8: Transgenic foods have bought the population problem some time - @inquiringshow - Air Date: 9-27-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: Take It to the Limit - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975


Ch. 18: Act 9: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 20: Act 10: Listener Argues Against GMO Food Labeling - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-24-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Fake Plastic Trees - The Bends


Ch. 22: Act 11: Only Study Linking GMOs to Cancer Gets Retracted - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-03-13

Ch. 23: Song 11: Good Food - Making Paper Roses


Ch. 24: Act 12: The Incredible Response to Our "Real Reasons to be Afraid of GMOs" Interview - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-24-14


Voicemails

Ch. 25: Number one source of GHG is animal agriculture - Kate from Boston

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 26: Final comments on being contacted by a potential corporate shill

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


ACTIVISM:

NSAC “Take Action” page

Sources/further reading:

NSAC on Twitter and NSAC on Facebook

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

"The New Farm Bill: Yet Again, Not Ready for Climate Change” and "Obama’s 5 Biggest Sellouts to the Meat Industry” by Tom Philpott

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 2014_02_05_Dont_eat_shit_and_die_Food.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

(2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics)

Edition #879

Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Money Buy Happiness? - AsapSCIENCE - Air Date: 12-20-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: Spend - Try to Be Here


Ch. 4: Act 2: Unregulated Capitalism and the Persuit of Happiness... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-12-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) - Life After Death (Deluxe Version)


Ch. 6: Act 3: Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Capitalism - Capitalism (feat. Bajka) - EP


Ch. 8: Act 4: Thoughts on a basic guaranteed income - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 10-20-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: American Way - Essential Masters


Ch. 10: Act 5: Triangle Returns - Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights - Air Date: 03-22-11

Ch. 11: Song 5: Going Home - The Talks


Ch. 12: Act 6: Dr. King's "Bill of Economic and Social Rights" - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-21-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: America First - Chicago Wind


Ch. 14: Act 7: Protest Black Friday - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 16: Act 8: When Your Workers Want Rights Just Pay Off A Politician - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-18-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: Asking for thoughts on medical personnel strikes - Peter from Little Rock, AK

Ch. 19: The importance of turnout - Ben from New Jersey

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the evolution of political and economic systems

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


Activism: Protest Black Friday, #BND/#WalmartStrikers

Take Action:

Participate by not participating: Buy Nothing Day #BND via Adbusters

Follow and support Walmart Strikers via #WalmartStrikers on Twitter and Black Friday Protests

Sources/further reading:

"Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done” via Huffington Post

"Letter: Working and middle class should support fast food workers” via Fight For $15

"Poll: Should retailers remain open on Thanksgiving?” with Steven Greenhouse on PBS Newshour

Watch: "This Black Friday, Workers to Challenge the Waltons” via OUR Walmart

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 879_Capitalism_will_not_set_you_free_Economics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

(2014/11/21) The fight has only just begun (Money in politics)

Edition #878

Today we take a look at how the fight against money in politics is going in the wake of the 2014 election and where it’s going looking forward

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Part 1 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Fearless (Acoustic Version) - For today


Ch. 4: Act 2: Corrupt Congressman Threatens Critics With More Corruption - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Believe a Word - Realistic


Ch. 6: Act 3: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Part 2 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gimme Hope Jo'anna - The Very Best of Eddy Grant - Road to Reparation


Ch. 8: Act 4: Princeton Study: US is No Longer an Actual Democracy - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-16-14

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


Ch. 10: Act 5: What $10 Million buys you in politics Part 1 - @teamgoodfight - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Confrontation - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Our democracy has been hijacked by the billionaires? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-03-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Buy My Vote - Righteous Ruckus


Ch. 14: Act 7: What $10 Million buys you in politics Part 2 - @teamgoodfight - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Nothing Else Matters - Inquisition Symphony


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Part 3 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Fighting Song (feat. Tom Morello) - Eyes On Fire - EP


Ch. 18: Act 9: The Quiet Movement That’s Saving Democracy Is About To Explode - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-13-14


Voicemails

Ch. 20: Comparing hyper-strict charter schools with boot camp - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 21: Keeping minorities in school alive and employable - Ryan from Phoenix

Ch. 22: GOP is getting paid well to not understand climate change - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 23: Response to harassment video and William J Jackson - David From Albuquerque, NM

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments with a call to send a thank-you note to the staff at Mayday PAC at info@mayday.us

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


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Direct download: 878_The_fight_has_only_just_begun_Money_in_politics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

(2014/11/18) Hair of the dog (Election)

Edition #877

To day we take a look at the election to see what went right, what went wrong and why. Plus, how to fix the problems for the future.

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Small victories, silver linings seen in lopsided election - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Silver Lining - Under the Blacklight


Ch. 4: Act 2: Turnout in the United States is always awful - Al Jazeera America (@ajam) - Air Date: 11-04-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Free to Decide - Stars - The Best of 1992-2002


Ch. 6: Act 3: No motivation to vote in a system that doesn't solve people's problems - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Changes - 2Pac: Greatest Hits


Ch. 8: Act 4: Republicans Now Dominate State Governments - Here’s Why - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-08-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Forbidden Love - Righteous Ruckus


Ch. 10: Act 5: Democrats lost because people can't trust them - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 11-8-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: My Conversation - The Best of the Uniques 1967-1969


Ch. 12: Act 6: Real Representative Democracy via @FairVote - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 14: Act 7: This Is What Happens When Wolf Pac (@WolfPAChq) Attacks - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-06-14


Voicemails

Ch. 15: We need a new voting system to support democracy - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 16: Voter ID is a solution to a different problem - Ronald in Baltimore

Ch. 17: Apology For Imitation - Mike From Nova Scotia

Ch. 18: Wake up call on street harassment - Adam from Tennessee

Ch. 19: Response to the street harassment video - William J Jackson from Washington State calling out of Florida

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on all the great voicemails that have been coming in

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


Activism: Real Representative Democracy via @FairVote

Take Action:

Get involved with Fair Vote

Follow FairVote on Twitter and on Facebook

Additional Activism/Resources:

Reform 2020

Representation 2020

Sources/further reading:

"Voter turnout in 2014 was the lowest since WWII” via The Washington Post

"The Gender Gap: Percentage of Women in Government Worldwide. We're Number One, Right? Not So Much…” via Daily Kos

”Jim Crow Returns: millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge by Greg Palast at Al Jazeera America

Watch: Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture discussing #Election2014 result reliability.

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 877_Hair_of_the_dog_Election.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

(2014/11/14) Hey girl, you want me to respect your personal space? (Street Harassment)

Edition #876

Today we take a look at why street harassment, from the most vile to the most seemingly innocuous, is holding back the fight for equality and making half the population feel like targets for abuse

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Street Harassment And Fake Phone Numbers - @TWiBnation - Air Date 6-4-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Call me back - Mike Flowers Pops


Ch. 4: Act 2: Walking Home - Inkwell MV - @MTMFilmFest

Ch. 5: Song 2: Walk a Mile - My First Holly Golightly Album


Ch. 6: Act 3: The race and class problem with the street harrassment viral video - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 10-30-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: How Loud Your Heart Gets - Wildewoman


Ch. 8: Act 4: Reasons to not engage - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 10-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Wait Til You See My Smile - The Element of Freedom (Deluxe Version)


Ch. 10: Act 5: How to Run Like a Girl - Stuff Mom Never Told You - @MomStuffPodcast - Air Date: 09-29-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Marathon - Cape Dory


Ch. 12: Act 6: NYC Women Talk Cat Calling - Totally Biased with @wkamaubell - Air Date: 10-26-12

Ch. 13: Song 6: Creep (Glee Cast Version) - Creep (Glee Cast Version) - Single


Ch. 14: Act 7: Dudes greeting dudes - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 11-4-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Julie-O - Kevin "KO" Olusola


Ch. 16: Act 8: Stop Street Harassment via @StopStHarassmnt - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 18: Act 9: Trying To Justify Sexual Street Harrassment - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 4-10-14


Voicemails

Ch. 22: Sam Harris was being mischaracterized - Brad from Tennessee

Ch. 21: Islam isn't a race but it's treated like one - Dirk from Alameda, California

Ch. 23: Dogmatic thinking is the major problem in the world - Daniel from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments solving the debate on religious extremism once and for all

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


Activism: Stop Street Harassment via @StopStHarassmnt

Take Action:

Get involved with Stop Street Harassment

Mark your calendar for Meet Us On The Street, an international anti-street harassment campaign April 12-18, 2005.

Follow Stop Street Harassment on Twitter and on Facebook

Additional Activism/Resources:

Bookmark Meet Us On The Street Week resources on Twitter and on Facebook

Follow the #EndStreetHarassment thread and share your own experiences.

Sources/further reading:

"Street harassment of women: It's a bigger problem than you think” by Holly Kearl at Christian Science Monitor

"Feeling harassed? Do something about it. — Friday is Women's Equality Day in the US, yet routine street harassment blocks that goal for many women. But we can act.” by Holly Kearl at The Guardian

"6 Things You Might Not Think Are Harassment But Definitely Are (because apparently we need to clear a few things up)” by Kat George at Bustle

"Street Harassment Is a Problem—No Doubt—but Here’s Why That Video Didn’t Help the Debate” by Dio Rabouin at The Root

"Hollaback and Why Everyone Needs Better Research Methods And Why All Data Needs Theory” by Zeynep Tufekci at Medium

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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(2014/11/11) Rising tide of climate change deniers and sea levels (Climate)

Edition #875

Today we take a look at some of the potential environmental fallout of the recent US elections

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health? - Global Climate and Health Alliance (@GCHAlliance) - Air Date: 04-03-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dreamtime - Faith In the Future


Ch. 4: Act 2: US Could Quadruple Renewable Electricity by 2030 for 18 CENTS PER MONTH - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Future Is Now - Dune


Ch. 6: Act 3: Politico & BP Blatantly Conspire To Hide BP's Devastating Oil Spill - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-23-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Journalist - The System


Ch. 8: Act 4: First the Arctic, now Greenland's Ice is Melting... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-07-14

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


Ch. 10: Act 5: Climate Change — Faith and Fact - @BillMoyersHQ And Company - Air Date 9-12-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Genesis - Futureperfect


Ch. 12: Act 6: Cable News Features Unhinged Climate Denier - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-09-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Nothing to See Here - Can't Remember the Last Time


Ch. 14: Act 7: This is not the middle of the climate debate - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Stuck In the Middle With You - Stuck In the Middle With You (Remastered) - EP


Ch. 16: Act 8: Will Climate Change Force Florida to Split Into Two? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Sink, Florida, Sink - As the Eternal Cowboy


Ch. 18: Act 9: The climate desaster of the midterm elections - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 11-6-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: A Change Is Gonna Come - Ain't That Good News


Ch. 20: Act 10: #KeystoneXL Under Congressional #Climate Deniers - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 22: Act 11: When fracking and oil compete, consumers & the economy win - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-07-14


Voicemails

Ch. 23: Thoughts on religion episode from a non-athiest - Tim from Hyattsville, MD

Ch. 24: What Maher and Harris was saying isn't that bad - Nick from Kansas

Ch. 25: Important to recognize our own biases - Bassey from NYC

Ch. 26: Frustrated by the left's response to Sam Harris - Greg from Baldwin Park, California

Ch. 27: The pity(?) Pithy(?) stance - Mike From Nova Scotia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 28: Final comments on the diversity of the listeners and one example of the minority

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


Activism Update: KeystoneXL Under Congressional Climate Deniers

Follow-up/New Action!

Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline! via NRDC BioGems

Tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL

Use ContactingTheCongress.org to find your possibly new representatives and let them know you oppose Keystone.

Additional activism:

Watch/host a screening for ”Above All Else”: a documentary about the battle over the KXL pipeline in East Texas. h/t Tom Philpott at Mother Jones

Follow "Above All Else” on Twitter and on Facebook

Follow Idle No More’s work protecting the land and water in Canada as well as the rights of the Indigenous population there.

Sources:

"Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill” by Katie Sheppard at HuffPo Politics

"Meet the Senate’s New Climate Denial Caucus: Their views range from tepid acceptance of the science to flat-out rejection” by Tim McDonnell at Climate Desk

"OMG. They Tell Her That Her Words Are BS Right To Her Face. So Satisfying.” — an amazing short film by AJ+ on the Unist'ot'en Camp founded by members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation to resist the Tar Sands Gigaproject in Western Canada. via Upworthy

”Candidate Profile: Joni Ernst via Iowa Public Radio

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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

(2014/11/07) Debating the structures of extremism (Religion)

Edition #874

Today we examine the fallout of the discussion between Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck on the subject of Islamic extremism. Turns out it’s complicated.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: .@BenAffleck, @SamHarrisOrg and Bill Maher Debate Radical Islam - Real Time with @billmaher - Air Date: 10-6-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Hello Bonjour - Yell Fire!


Ch. 4: Act 2: .@BillMaher Finds Friends In Big Bigotry Following Ben Affleck Blow Up - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-08-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Your Racist Friend - Flood


Ch. 6: Act 3: There Is No Such Thing As "True Islam" - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-07-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Everloving - Play & Play: B Sides


Ch. 8: Act 4: Caller: Thom is Wrong About Peace-Loving Muslims... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-07-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: I Can Help (Single Version) - The Very Best of Billy Swan


Ch. 10: Act 5: Power structures influence behaviors regardless of religion - Old School TYT (@theyoungturks) - Air Date: 10-10-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Powerless - The Big Picture


Ch. 12: Act 6: .@RezaAslan's Religion Apologetics Are Dangerous - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Riptide - Dream Your Life Away


Ch. 14: Act 7: Atheists: @RezaAslan is Wrong About Islam. – Not So Fast! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-09-14


Voicemails

Ch. 16: We're too complicated to be put into boxes - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Bonus Clip - Sam Harris And Cenk Uygur Clear The Air On Religious Violence And Islam

Ch. 17: Final comments on explaining vs excusing and one of the reasons why Bill Maher is and asshole

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


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

(2014/11/04) The other new Jim Crow (Voting rights)

Edition #873

 

Today we take a look at the ways the Republican Party has been working to suppress voter turnout to benefit their electoral chances while claiming to be stopping voter fraud which basically doesn't exist

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Voting Laws Keeping Americans From The Polls - @ajplus - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: You're The Best (Theme From The Karate Kid) [Originally Performed by Joe Esposito] - You're The Best


Ch. 4: Act 2: 'Free' Voter IDs Cost $8 to $25. Freedom! - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Repeal the Poll Tax - A Thousand Miles Away


Ch. 6: Act 3: In Person Voter Fraud Very Rare And Still Is - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-19-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Mess Is Mine - Dream Your Life Away


Ch. 8: Act 4: Voting suppression through the courts - BradCast (@TheBradBlog) - Air Date: 10-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: 1901 - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


Ch. 10: Act 5: They're not even trying to hide their true motives anymore - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 10-25-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cheat - The Clash


Ch. 12: Act 6: Republican Voter Suppression Since 1980 - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-22-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: There You Go Again - Sunshine to Rain


Ch. 14: Act 7: Please Don't Vote - A Message From The Republican Party - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Battle Hymn of the Republic - Turkey In the Straw and Other Country Fiddle Hits


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Fight — and the Right — to Vote - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 10-24-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: I'm Free - 20 Golden Greats


Ch. 18: Act 9: Voting Rights Amendment Act via @civilrightsorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 20: Act 10: Excerpt: LBJ's Voting Rights Speech "The American Promise" - @LBJLibrary - Air Date: 03-15-1965


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Going third party - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 22: Strategic voting backlash - Dave from Canada

Ch. 23: Be brave with your votes - Daniel from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments on Instant Runoff Voting and, finally, what's wrong with my voice

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


Activism: Voting Rights Amendment Act via @civilrightsorg

Take Action: Join with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: VRA 4 Today

Sources/further reading:

"Fasting for Democracy: Why I've Given Up Food to Fight Corruption” by Kai NewKirk at Truthout

”The GOP Is Winning The War On Voting: Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November” by Ari Berman at The Nation

"New Voting Restrictions Could Swing the 2014 Election” by Ari Berman at The Nation

"KPFK 'BradCast': SCOTUS Voter Suppression and the Touch-Screen Vote-Flipping Time Warp” via The Brad Blog

"Déjà Vu All Over Again. Again. - Touch-Screen Votes Flipping and My Appearance on Thom Hartmann TV This Week [VIDEO]” via The Brad Blog

”SCOTUS Overturns Appeals Court, Allows NC To End Same-Day Registration, Couting ‘Out-Of-Precint’ Ballots This November: 'Nation's worst voter suppression law' disenfranchised hundreds in state primary; Will have full trial on merits next summer…” via The Brad Blog

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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