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Air Date: 07/11/2017

Today we look at many of our misconceptions of the nature of poverty, the interconnectedness of economics with all aspects of life and some suggestions on how to pursue justice

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Dividing the generations to distract from the class war - CounterSpin @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 1-8-16

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Class-Warfare - Chris Priest

Ch. 4: Act 2: The frames through which we look at low-income aid programs - @offkiltershow - Air Date 6-9-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Call It Even - Scott Simons

Ch. 6: Act 3: Does prolonged exposure to poverty have a lasting effect on the brain? - The Inquiry - Air Date 5-25-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Sur Le Fil - Yann Tiersen

Ch. 8: Act 4: Everything is economic - The Other Washington from @civicskunkworks - Air Date 5-25-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Poverty (Single (Stereo)) - Bobby "Blue" Bland

Ch. 10: Act 5: Rutger Bregman: Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash - @TEDTalks - Air Date 6-13-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Protect & Serve - Stiff Little Fingers

Ch. 12: Act 6: Bryan Stevenson: the opposite of poverty is not wealth, the opposite of poverty is justice - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 5-16-17

Ch. 13: Final comments asking the question of the age: What the f**k is wrong with economists?

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

Recommended Reading/Sharing:

Why do we think poor people are poor because of their own bad choices? (Outclassed, The Guardian)

45 million Americans rely on food stamps. Trump wants to gut the program. (Vox)

The Problem Isn’t Food Stamps, It’s Poverty (Editorial Board, New York Times)

What Works to Reduce Poverty (Center of Budget and Policy Priorities)

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts (New York Times)

Welfare programs shown to reduce poverty in America (The Guardian, 2014)

Curated by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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