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Edition #902

Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but also look deeper at the causes of addiction and drug abuse that could change all of your preconceived notions on the topic and maybe even our society as a whole
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Drug War Alternatives That Work • Overcriminalized #2- Substance Abuse •- @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 10-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 4: Act 2: Tracking cars movements in real time as part of the DEA drug war - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 2-1-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don’t Worry, We'll Be Watching You - Making Mirrors


Ch. 6: Act 3: DC mayor stands up for voters on legal pot, defies congressional GOP - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 2-26-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gateway Drug - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 8: Act 4: Challenge everything you know about drugs - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-05-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Big Mistake - Fair Ain't Fair


Ch. 10: Act 5: Johann Hari (@johannhari101): Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong Part 1 - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-4-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday


Ch. 12: Act 6: Poverty drives the demand for opiates - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Poverty (Single Stereo) - That Did It! - The Duke Recordings, Vol. 3


Ch. 14: Act 7: Johann Hari (@johannhari101): Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong Part 2 - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-4-15


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Women should get paid the same even if they're away from work for a period - Caleb from Austin, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments telling the story of the pile of shit Patricia Arquette stepped in and the aftermath

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


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #901

Today we take a look at the extreme wealth inequality that’s plaguing our nation, the insufficient attempts to correct the problem as well as it’s underlying causes
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The bootstraps myth and The American Dream™ - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 1-8-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Decode DC Theme Song


Ch. 4: Act 2: .@NickHanauer on inequality - @TEDTalks - Air Date: March 2012

Ch. 5: Song 2: "RazorWire" - Chris Priest


Ch. 6: Act 3: Wealth Gap - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 7-13-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Heads You Win, Tails I Lose - Surfin' Safari (2001 - Remaster)


Ch. 8: Act 4: Yes, the budget grows and for good reason - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 2-6-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: One Way Street - I Can't Stand the Rain


Ch. 10: Act 5: Can Democrats Stop Republican Social Security Change? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-25-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: I Wish I Knew (Logo Remix) - Gildas Kitsuné Season's Greetings Mix (The Merry Christmas Edition)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Whats With Politicians Fetishizing About Cutting Social Security? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-07-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Out of Touch - The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (Remastered)


Ch. 14: Act 7: Bolstering Unemployment Benefits with the 2016 Budget via @WhiteHouse - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Give jobs, not welfare - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 1-5-15


Voicemails

Ch. 17: The impact of the TPP on marginalized communities - Chrissie from Kansas

Ch. 18: Endorsing choice for vaccinations - Jeff from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 19: The 25% gender wage gap doesn't take hours worked into consideration - Tod from California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments Part 1: Responding to Jeff from Cleveland about vaccines

Ch. 21: Final comments Part 2: Responding to Tod from California about the gender wage and wealth gaps

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


Activism: Bolstering Unemployment Benefits with the 2016 Budget via @WhiteHouse

Take Action:

Let the White House know you support the unemployment provisions of the 2016 budget via phone (202-456-1111), email/mail and via Twitter to @WhiteHouse and @BarackObama

Use ContactingTheCongress to let your reps know you expect them to publicly support the unemployment plan.

Sources/further reading:

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget of the U.S/ Government via The White House

"Obama's Budget Proposes a Major Overhaul of Unemployment Insurance” by Danny Vinik at The New Republic

"Right-Wing Media Use Flawed Study To Attack Unemployment Benefits” by Rachel Calvert at Media Matters for America

"U.S. jobless claims fall as labor market gains momentum” by Lucia Mutikani at Reuters

"Conservatives Cheer Research Saying Cuts To Unemployment Benefits Helped The Economy” by Arthur Delaney at HuffPo

"Obama Budget Signals End Of Austerity, Return Of Sanity” by Dave Johnson at Common Dreams

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #900

Today we get some reminders about what feminism is and what is isn’t, plus make an effort to explain the pay gap in ways that, at long last, everyone can understand
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Explaining the gender pay gap - Workplace Gender Equality Agency (@WGEAgency) - Air Date: 08-07-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Compensation - Spotlite Series - 'Mainline' and 'Casino' Records, Vol. 1


Ch. 4: Act 2: Microsoft CEO: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 10-14-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Apology - Back Sides


Ch. 6: Act 3: Does sexism hurt men? - Laci Green (@gogreen18) - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Sunday Morning - Tragic Kingdom


Ch. 8: Act 4: Firing Women for Breastfeeding Not Sexist Since Some Men Lactate - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-05-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Discrimination - Meet Me In the Park


Ch. 10: Act 5: Talking While Female - @NPR - Air Date: 10-24-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Young and Beautiful - Twist Is the New Twerk


Ch. 12: Act 6: There's More to the Story of the Shrinking Pay Gap - @PewResearch Center - Air Date: 1-9-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: inequality - What'z Next


Ch. 14: Act 7: The difference between Europe and the US on women in the workforce - Economic Update w/@profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Self Inflicted - One of the Boys


Ch. 16: Act 8: What Your Boobs Say About You - Stuff Mom Never Told You (@MomStuffPodcast) - Air Date: 11-28-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Science Riot Girls Song 8 - My Smart Hands


Ch. 18: Act 9: Women Are Bad At Negotiating - @planetmoney - Air Date 3-28-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: House of Cards Main Title Theme - House of Cards (Music From the Netflix Original Series)


Ch. 20: Act 10: #EqualPayDay (4/14/2015)- Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 10: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 22: Act 11: #MenimistTwitter + Anti- Feminism - @kat_blaque - Air Date: 11-12-14


Voicemails

Ch. 23: Money should go to finding the causes of autism - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 24: If you give people the option to be stupid, lots of them will - Tyler from Kentucky

Ch. 25: Anti-vaxxers are truthers, birthers and grassy knoll types - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 26: Final comments on why some women are opposed to feminism

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


Activism: #EqualPayDay (4/14/2015)

Take Action:

Wear red on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 for #EqualPayDay.

Visit the “What You Can Do” tab at PayEquity.org to track legislation, contact Congress, form a wage club, or do an equality audit of your business.

Sources/further reading:

Wage Gap Fact Sheet via Institute for Women's Policy Research

Equal Pay and the Wage Gap via National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

"Women Can't Afford to Celebrate Equal Pay Day” by Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg View

"For African-American Women—and All Women—Let’s Make Every Day Equal Pay Day” by Stephanie Schriock and Rep. Terri Sewell at The Root

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #899

Today we take a look at the fact that marriage equality is sweeping the nation and yet it’s clear to see that we still have a long way to go to establish full equality in all aspects
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Details on the march through the courts of marriage equality - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-10-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: The New SF Bay Blues - Small Town Heroes


Ch. 4: Act 2: Iain Lee and Justin Dealey experience homophobic abuse - BBC Three Counties Radio - Air Date: 01-07-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Surprise - The Odd Couple


Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Lose Their Boner For Gay Marriage - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-08-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Words Are Seeds - Country Boys in the City


Ch. 8: Act 4: Gay Panic Legal Defense Outlawed in California - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-30-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Body Electric - Small Town Heroes


Ch. 10: Act 5: Nondescrimination ban in Kansas was just rescinded - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-12-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: "The Asshole Song" - Jimmy Buffett


Ch. 12: Act 6: This is the backlash to marriage equality success - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 2-17-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Love To Watch You Go - Country Boys in the City


Ch. 14: Act 7: The March to Full Marriage Equality Continues with @MEUSA - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: .@ashbeckham: Owning your duality - @TEDx - Air Date: 11-20-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: People get very emotional about food choices - Clara from Brooklyn, NY

Ch. 19: Thoughts on reducetarians - Kelly from California

Ch. 20: A nurse on vaccinations - Raven from Louisville, KY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on my bad idea to conduct the two biggest conversations of the year simultaneously

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


Activism: The March to Full Marriage Equality Continues with @MEUSA

Take Action:

Help finish off the fight for full marriage equality & track state-level discriminatory legislation at: MarriageEquality.org

Join Marriage Equality USA and Equality Kansas fight Governor Brownback’s discriminatory executive action by calling the state capitol at 877-579-6757 and posting messages on Facebook and Twitter

Sources/further reading:

U.S. map of marriage equality via Freedom To Marry

"Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination” by Dominic Holden

"Governor Brownback Cancels LGBT State Employee Protections” via Equality Kansas

"In Kansas, the governor is rolling back tolerance” by The Washington Post editorial board

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #898

I can’t even believe that this is a thing. The anti-science sentiments march on in this country and they’re putting us all at risk of a resurgence of eradicated diseases
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism: Healthcare Triage #12 - @HCTriage - Air Date: 01-19-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Fraud - Once a Jolly Swagman, Always a Jolly Swagman


Ch. 4: Act 2: On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-6-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Chorus of Fools - Chorus of Fools - Single


Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-vaxxer Californians start a new measles outbreak at Disneyland - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-3-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Rebuild - We Are Rising


Ch. 8: Act 4: Myth: Vaccine Deniers Are All Hippie Liberals - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-01-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: "Fear is a villain" by Theo Bard


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Dangerous Arrogance of the Anti-Vaxxers - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-04-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: F**k You - True North


Ch. 12: Act 6: Vaccines: How to Avoid Killing and Maiming Children - @MarkFiore's Animation - Air Date: 02-10-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: "Mitch Benn's song to Anti-Vaxer parents - The Now Show - Air Date: 2-6-15"


Ch. 14: Act 7: GOP vaccination fuss suggests politics at play - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 2-5-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Dumb Ways to Die - Dumb Ways to Die - Single


Ch. 16: Act 8: Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement with @Voices4Vaccines - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 18: Act 9: Vaccines are for the Public Good - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-03-15


Voicemails

Ch. 20: If it's within your means then you should change - Nick from Cincinnati

Ch. 21: Advice on making vegitarianism easy - Dave from Olympia, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments on food choice and vaccination voicemails

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


Activism: Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement with @Voices4Vaccines

Take Action:

Use the resources at: Voices For Vaccines

Follow Voices For Vaccines on Twitter and Facebook.

Find out more about the adult pertussis vaccination at: AdultVaccination.org

Sources/further reading:

"A Polio Survivor’s Plea: Vaccinate Your Children” by Minda Dentler at Time.com

"Anti-Vaxxers Brought Measles to the Happiest Place on Earth: A measles outbreak has sickened 70 people at Disneyland, and could be the spark that brings the once-eradicated disease back in force.” by Russell Saunders at The Daily Beast

"Your feelings about vaccines don't trump another child's medical reality” by Jessica Valenti at The Guardian

"Elizabeth Warren Asks Questions About Vaccines, Gets Shocking Answers” by Kaili Joy Gray at Wonkette

"Dear anti-vaxxers: Stop using autism as a bogeyman” by Maria Mora at SheKnows

"I Didn’t Vaccinate My Child—And I Regret It: How I finally discovered that vaccinating your kids is the right thing to do.” by Sally Kohn

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 898_Ignorance_and_fear_sending_us_backwards_Vaccinations.m4a
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Edition #897

Today we take a look at the major new stories involving a couple of small countries dealing with their much-larger neighbors
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Major Shift In US-Cuba Relations - Trade, Diplomacy To Flow - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-18-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cuba - Cuba


Ch. 4: Act 2: Cuba: America Finally Waking from the Nixon Fog - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Richard Nixon - The American Song-Poem Anthology - Do You Know the Difference Between Big Wood and Brush?


Ch. 6: Act 3: The media responds to normalized relations with Cuba - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 12-19-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Too Rude - Bright Side of Life (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 8: Act 4: The economic implications of normalizing relations with Cuba - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Going Down to Cuba - Time the Conqueror


Ch. 10: Act 5: Mark Weisbrot on Greek Elections as a response to economic crisis - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 1-30-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Blame (feat. John Newman) - Motion


Ch. 12: Act 6: Media Miss Half the Story of The Greek Election - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 1-27-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Greece - National Anthems (Anthems World)


Ch. 14: Act 7: Germany's double standard on Greece's debt - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 2-1-15


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Asking for vegitarianism is too big of an ask - Scott from Sacramento

Ch. 17: Thoughts on why I still eat meat - Chris from Colorado Springs

Ch. 18: Inertia and customs - Bill in Northern Illinois

Ch. 19: Collective action is more effective than voluntary action - Julie in Brooklyn

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the conversation on food choices and results from the listener survey

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


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Direct download: 897_Economics_disguised_as_politics_Cuba_and_Greece.m4a
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(2015/02/06) Resisting global corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Edition #896

Today we take a look at what the TPP is all about, why it’s being negotiated in total secrecy and why we need to resist it
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Robert Reich takes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership - @MoveOn - AIr Date: 1-29-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Say It Loud - Invincible


Ch. 4: Act 2: Wikileaks TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal - @TheRealNews Network - Air Date: 12-15-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Sound of Defeat - Sound of Defeat - EP


Ch. 6: Act 3: Obama Pushes TPP Passage to World Leaders - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths (Remastered By Johnny Marr)


Ch. 8: Act 4: Lori Wallach (@WallachLori) on Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 11-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Revolt - Strong Words for Strong People


Ch. 10: Act 5: Jeff Abbott on CAFTA and the TPP - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 2-2-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Talkback - Now Then...


Ch. 12: Act 6: Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-21-14


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 17: The effects of animal agrigulture - Kate

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments

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


Activism: Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn

Update!

Obama administration asks for fast tracking of TPP: "Democrats oppose Obama's demand for fast-tracking Pacific trade deal” by Siri Srinivas at The Guardian

Follow-up/new Action!

SIGN: Tell Congress: We Can't Afford to Outsource More Jobs via MoveOn.org and the CWA

Sources/further reading:

"NAFTA on Steroids: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy” by Lori Wallach at The Nation

"The Top Secret Deal Between 11 Countries That Will Affect Your Life" - MOC #186 — Lee Camp

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 896_Resisting_global_corporate_takeover_Trans-Pacific_Partnership.m4a
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(2015/02/03) Living like the world is ending (Climate)

Edition #895

Today we check in with our crumbling ecological system and the fastest-growing movement of it’s kind that’s facing off against the fossil fuel companies
 
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Children’s Climate Crusade - @billmoyersHQ and Company - Air Date: 1-1-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Sea Is Rising - Flying Colours


Ch. 4: Act 2: Climate change undermines all conservative principles - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 1-7-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: "The Day the World Came Together" - @350.org


Ch. 6: Act 3: Reporting on the hottest years on record - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 1-23-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Banking On a Myth - The Mysterious Production of Eggs


Ch. 8: Act 4: 2014 Hottest Year Since Records Began, Earth Officially Melting - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 01-17-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Spring Came, Rain Fell - Spring Came, Rain Fell


Ch. 10: Act 5: The economic consequinces of the drop in price for oil - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: A System - Inside Open Wide


Ch. 12: Act 6: Global Divestment Day is February 13, 2015 - @350.org

Ch. 13: Song 6: Something Good Can Work - Tourist History


Ch. 14: Act 7: Global Divestment Day via @350 - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: CFC Keynote - Jay O'Hara: Living like the world is ending - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: A cop talks about how and why they shoot - Geoff from Florida

Ch. 19: The theory of "thugs" is flawed - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 20: Thoughts on Ghostbusters and the wage gap - Jill from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on why women are crappy at negotiating their salaries

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


Activism: Global Divestment Day via @350

Take Action:

JOIN with 350.org for Global Divestment Day February 13th

Additional Activism/Resources:

Add your name to @NRDC’s letter: “Tell President Obama You Stand Behind His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline!”

Sources/further reading:

"US House passes Keystone pipeline bill” at AlJazeera

"Senate Passes Keystone Bill” by Alex Rogers at Time.com

"White House Confirms Obama Will Veto TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline” by Carol Linnitt at DesmogBlog

"The New School Submits Bold Plan to Tackle Climate Change” at The New School

"Pope Francis plants a flag in the ground on climate change” by Dr. John Abraham at The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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