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Edition #1108

Today we look at some conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change and their best policy proposal to get the job done

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bob Inglis Changing the dialogue on energy and climate Part 1 - TEDxJacksonville - Air Date 12-10-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Free Enterprise - Dexter Jones' Circus Orchestra


Ch. 4: Act 2: Ted Halstead: A climate solution where all sides can win – @TEDTalks - Air Date 5-17-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Man With a Plan - The Button Men


Ch. 6: Act 3: Bob Inglis Changing the dialogue on energy and climate Part 2 - TEDxJacksonville - Air Date 12-10-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Compromise - The Format


Ch. 8: Act 4: Mitch Hescox on Why We're Not as Divided as You Think: Quiet Cooperation on Climate - Immense Possibilities on NETA

Ch. 9: Song 4: Sweet Lullaby - Deep Forest


Ch. 10: Act 5: D@W Field Report Climate March - Economic Update w: @profwolff  - Air Date 5-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Adventure, Darling - Gillicuddy


Ch. 12: Act 6: Bob Inglis on Why We're Not as Divided as You Think: Quiet Cooperation on Climate - Immense Possibilities on NETA


Ch. 13: Final comments on the artificial left/right divide on climate change policy

Ch. 14: Bonus Clip: Cap & Dividend Explained - Chesapeake Climate Action Network - Air Date 4-9-09

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Let’s solve climate change! Engage with your conservative friends…

Get more details and sample social media posts here.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

An Evangelical Movement Takes on Climate Change (Newsweek, 2016) 

Conservatives Plan for a Carbon Tax (The New York Times)

Citizens Climate Lobby pushes for a carbon tax and dividend (The Guardian, 2013)

7 Reasons Conservatives Should Support Climate Change Solutions (Huffington Post)

New economic study shows carbon tax refunded to households would create jobs (Citizens Climate Lobby, 2014)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #1107

Today we look again at some of the underlying forces that shape the modern conservative mindset, including an answer (at long last!) to how anyone could think conservative comedy is funny

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Introduction + Deep Story - What Drives Trump Supporters? Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on Anger & Mourning of the Right - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 9-28-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Leader - Burning Spear


Ch. 4: Act 2: Asking the Right Questions About Health Care - On The Media - Air Date 5-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Ben Sollee


Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding conservative humor - Backstory - Air Date 5-19-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: My Drugs Are Red, White, And Blue - The O'Franken Factor Factor: The Very Best Of The O'Franken Factor


Ch. 8: Act 4: Diehard Trump Supporter Has a Complete Change of Heart - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-23-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Lessons Learned - Matt & Kim


Ch. 10: Act 5: Examining diversity and instability in the US - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 5-23-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Between the Wars - Billy Bragg


Ch. 12: Act 6: Anand Giridharadas: A letter to all who have lost in this era - TEDTalks - Air Date 8-18-16


Voicemails

Ch. 13: In response to Jacobin Radio and the economics of wealth creation - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 14: Put your media where your mouth is - Ryan in San Diego, CA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on how the labels we use distort our perception of politics and policies

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


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Edition #1106

Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made to expand voter suppression far and wide across the country

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Where we stand on voting rights right now - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: What's Going On - Marvin Gaye


Ch. 4: Act 2: Voter ID Suppressed 200,000 Wisconsin Votes; Trump Won by 22,748 - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-11-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Who Benefits? - Mustard Plug


Ch. 6: Act 3: The benefits of vote-by-mail - The Other Washington from @civicskunkworks - Air Date 5-18-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Tusk - Errors


Ch. 8: Act 4: The origins of Trump's new voter fraud commission - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 5-12-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: I Told You So - Karmin


Ch. 10: Act 5: Call Out Voter Suppression with Let America Vote via @Let_AmericaVote - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - Shihan


Ch. 12: Act 6: Donald Trump Orders "Election Integrity" Commission Headed by Architects of Voter Suppression - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 05-12-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: When the threat is real, our perspective on freedom changes - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 14: Don't forget that the far left is never given a voice - Zach from Atlanta, GA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments on who is most effected by Voter ID laws

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Get involved with Let America Vote to fight voter suppression 

EDUCATE YOURSELF 

The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016 (The Nation)

There’s a reason Trump keeps lying about voter fraud (Washington Post, Opinion)

‘The Stakes': Let America Vote Founder Jason Kander on Fighting Voter Suppression (MTV) 

There Are 868 Fewer Places to Vote in 2016 Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act (The Nation) 

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


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Edition #1105

Today we look at the impact Jeff Sessions and the entire Republican government is having on drug policy in America and how we should be addressing destructive drug addiction instead

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Jeff Sessions Pushes New War on Drugs While Killing Obama-Era Police Reform Measures - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 04-11-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cold Hearts / Closed Minds - Nanci Griffith


Ch. 4: Act 2: What Jeff Sessions means for the drug war - Fake the Nation - Air Date 4-20-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: High Demand - The Haymarket Squares


Ch. 6: Act 3: Jeff Sessions Demands "Strongest Possible Charges" For Drug Users - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-13-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: War On Drugs - Fifteen


Ch. 8: Act 4: Opiate Overdoses Drop in States with Legal Marijuana - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-08-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Needle in the Hay - Elliott Smith


Ch. 10: Act 5: Drug Addicts Should Be Treated Like Patients, Not Criminals - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-26-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Winning the War On Drugs - Asylum Street Spankers


Ch. 12: Act 6: Call Congress to Support the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2017 via @DrugPolicyOrg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: A Man Had Two Sons (One Was Addicted to Heroin) - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 3-6-16


Voicemails

Ch. 15: The Democratic Party is there for the taking - Erica from Seattle, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on how to take over the Democratic Party

Bonus Clip: You Too can Take Over a Political Party! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-15-16

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Call your Reps and Senators and tell them to support the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2017

Get involved with Drug Policy Alliance and follow them @DrugPolicyOrg

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences (NPR)

Senate Moves Forward with Bipartisan Bill to Rein in Jeff Sessions (Rolling Stone)

I prosecuted drug offenders in the ’80s. It was a disaster. Why is Sessions taking us back? (Vox)

Drug War Part 2: When the sequel is as bad as the original (The Hill, Opinion)

Report: Aide says Nixon's war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies (CNN, 2016)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #1104

Today we look at some of the specifics of the health care bill that Republicans passed through the House of Representatives including it’s impact on pre-existing condition coverage, coverage for women and more

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Protests Erupt After House Republicans Pass Healthcare Bill That Could Hike Premiums for Millions - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 05-05-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Screwed - Kid Cudi


Ch. 4: Act 2: What would Trumpcare mean for pre-existing conditions - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 5-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Just Dropped In - Kenny Rogers


Ch. 6: Act 3: American Health Care Act vs. Women - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-09-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: What Are Their Names - David Crosby


Ch. 8: Act 4: Republican: "Nobody Dies" Due to Lack of Health Care - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-08-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Live And Let Die - Guns N' Roses


Ch. 10: Act 5: Financial consequences of the ACA - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 5-4-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Common Sense - Justin Mcroberts


Ch. 12: Act 6: Jimmy Kimmel's Tearful Monologue: The Birth of His Son & the Nightmares That the Uninsured Can Face - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 05-03-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Figure It Out - Plain White T's


Ch. 14: Act 7: Use ALL the Resistance Tools to Fight Trumpcare via @IndivisibleGuide & #PaybackProject - Best of the Left Activism

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


Ch. 16: Act 8: The peasants are revolting - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 5-14-17

Ch. 17: Song 8: Common Ground - Our Last Night


Ch. 18: Act 9: Let's compare what we get for our health care expenses with other countries - @DCCommonSense w/ Dan Carlin - Air Date 3-15-17


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Still unclear if universal health care means slavery for doctors - David from South Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on why debating if health care is a human right is a distraction

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Use the new "Stop Trumpcare" tools and resources from Indivisible Guide 

Amplify your local actions against the 217 pro-AHCA Reps with Payback Project

Send faxes and letters to Congress quickly via Resistbot, and voicemails via Stance

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Here are the 217 Representatives that voted for the AHCA and their contact info (Project Payback)

If you would die under Trumpcare, you can send your ashes to Congress via Mail Me to the GOP 

What a Trumpcare nightmare: Just about everyone with health care is going to pay more, get less and face chaos (Salon)

The Health Care Bill’s Insults to Women (New York Times)

Republicans duck town halls after voting for Trumpcare… (The Guardian)

Trumpcare Hits Children's Hospitals Hard (Forbes)

Poll: 48 Percent Say House GOP Health Care Bill Is a Bad Idea (NBC News)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #1103

Today we look at the Trump administrations proposed tax plan, a progressive alternative for how we should be spending our money and some of the underlying principles of paying taxes

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The DISASTER That Is Donald Trump's Tax Plan - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-27-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: You're a Disaster - Dragonette


Ch. 4: Act 2: Corporations stashing their profits abroad - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 12-2-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Ennio 08-08 - Silence Is Sexy


Ch. 6: Act 3: Vanessa Williamson on Why Americans are proud to pay our taxes - @offkiltershow - Air Date 4-21-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Petit - The Little Prince - David Ari Leon


Ch. 8: Act 4: The People's Budget from the Progressive Caucus in Congress - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 5-6-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Political Prisoners - The Undercover Hippy


Ch. 10: Act 5: Spread the Word about The People’s Budget via @USProgressives (Congressional Progressive Caucus) - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: 


Ch. 12: Act 6: Taxes equals freedom - Jacobin Radio - Air Date 4-18-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Systematic racism through housing during the New Deal - Kevin from Louisiana

Ch. 14: Competing liberal values re: free speech - Trent from Salt Lake City, Utah

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments recommending episodes #908 and #987 on racism in housing policy and my thoughts on the current debate over free speech

#908 Unfair housing, unfair society

#987 The double helix of racial and economic inequality

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Check out The People's Budget at cpcbudget.org and spread the word. 

Visit the Progressive Caucus website and follow @USProgressives on Twitter for updates.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

The Democrats are getting ready to govern again (The Week)

This new budget points the way forward for Democrats (The Washington Post)

The People’s Budget, Not Trump’s Budget, Will Help Working Americans (Common Dreams)

The People’s Budget, not Trump’s budget, will help working Americans (Economic Policy Institute)

The People's Budget: Progressive Proposal Aims to Un-Rig Failed Economic System (Common Dreams, 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


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Edition #1102

Today we look at the ways we are all adversely effected by the racist structures of our society and examine the ways liberals helped build these systems and continue to fail to serve the needs of people of color

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on how we're all suffering from racism and capitalism - @Making_Contact - Air Date 1-23-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Doing The Best That We Can - Kids At Risk


Ch. 4: Act 2: How liberals built Prison America - @theLFshow w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 12-15-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Can't Breathe - Garner Family


Ch. 6: Act 3: Donna Murch on For-Profit Punishment and Criminal-Justice Debt - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-12-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: At The Seams - Kimya Dawson


Ch. 8: Act 4: Support Mama’s Bail Out Day This Mother’s Day via @NationalBailOut #FreeBlackMamas #EndMoneyBail - Best of the Left Activism 

Ch. 9: Song 4: Activism - Shihan


Ch. 10: Act 5: How the Democratic party is failing their most loyal constituency - @thisishellradio - Air Date 4-17-17


Voicemails

Ch. 11: Cowspiracy Vs Science Podcast - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 12: Punishing abortion providers punishes women by proxy - Catherine from Bloomington, IL

Ch. 13: Competing liberal values re: free speech - Trent from Salt Lake City, Utah

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 14: Final comments on fossil fuels used in industrial agriculture and putting the rosiest lens on the harm anti-choice legislation would do to women

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


Activism:

TAKE ACTION 

Support Mama's Bail Out Day this Mother's Day via @NationalBailOut 

Engage online with the hashtags #FreeBlackMamas and #EndMoneyBail

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Locked Up for Being Poor (New York Times)

Federal judge: Harris Co. bail system unfair to poor, low-level defendants (Houston Chronicle)

Black Is the New Black: Number of African-American Women in Prison Is Rising (BET, 2014)

Incarcerated Women and Girls (The Sentencing Project)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Edition #1101

Today we look at some of the many layers of debate around freedom of speech, the freedom to protest, violent vs non-violent resistance and the fight against fascism

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​Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Protest Rights Under Threat - On The Media - Air Date 2-7-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Free and Equal Speech - Chris Priest


Ch. 4: Act 2: A Couple of Yiannopolous Supporters Actually Went to a Rally to Shoot a Liberal Protester! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Pay Attention - Dilated Peoples


Ch. 6: Act 3: The history of violent and non-violent resistance movements - @CitizenRadio - Air Date 3-14-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: All You Fascists - Billy Bragg & Wilco


Ch. 8: Act 4: For Antifa, Not All Speech Should Be Free - On The Media - Air Date 2-7-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Antifa - Outrage


Ch. 10: Act 5: Liberty and freedom as the Golden Rule - @dccommonsense w: Dan Carlin - Air Date 2-14-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Freedom of Speech - John Mellencamp


Ch. 12: Act 6: Arizona's Fascist Attempt To Ban Protests - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-24-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Science episode was good, is the country more progressive or conservative? - Jennifer from Columbus, OH

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 14: Introduction to mini episode on progressive values of Americans

Mini Episode: 

Ch. 15: Poll Results: America Fundamentally Progressive - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-23-12

Ch. 16: Poll: Americans Progressive On Key Issues - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-4-11

Ch. 17: Polls Prove America is Progressive - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-11-12

Ch. 18: Polls: Americans Are Progressive On Most Issues - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-23-10

Ch. 19: Final comments on how Fox News intentionally misleads without lying

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


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Edition #1100

Today we look at the myriad benefits of earned benefits and why we should be looking to greatly expand our social benefits programs rather than cut them

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News: Starve The Poor, Feed The Rich - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-30-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Let's Eat the Poor - alan ross haynes


Ch. 4: Act 2: David Dayen On Social Security Expansion - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 06-20-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Social Security - Tallia Storm


Ch. 6: Act 3: Ikea and the family leave we all deserve - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 12-15-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Family Values - Johnossi


Ch. 8: Act 4: Economics: How Scandinavia Got it Right - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 11-05-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote


Ch. 10: Act 5: Defending Social Security from those who would dismantle it - The Zero Hour w: @RJEskow - Air Date 4-15-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bills - LunchMoney Lewis


Ch. 12: Act 6: Call Congress to Demand they Stop the Budget Cuts & Invest in Human Needs via @CoalitiononHN - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan


Ch. 14: Act 7: Taxes, defense and public insurance programs - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Responses to Alan from Georgia re: Louisiana abortion laws - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 16: Framing universal health care as an American value - Annie from Alabama

Ch. 17: My first 100 days - Romulo from Miami, FL

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on Stance, my new favorite way to contact congress

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


Activism: 

TAKE ACTION

Tell Congress to pass a spending bill that invests in basic living standards and fundamental human needs via Coalition on Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN

Leave Congress a direct voicemail with Stance 

Check out stats and data on the National Priorities Project (@natpriorities) and spread the word 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Federal Budget TipSheet - Social Insurance and Earned Benefits (National Priorities Project) 

Federal Budget TipSheet - Health Care Spending (National Priorities Project) 

Trump's Budget Cuts (National Priorities Project Blog) 

Under Trump, coal communities are stuck between a rock and a hard place (Think Progress)

Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security? (The Nation) 

HEAD SMACKER: Trump Plan Slashes Taxes on Companies Already Dodging Taxes (Coalition for Human Needs Blog)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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