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Air Date: 5/30/2017

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 unanswered questions left over from the original airing of this episode

Ch. 14: Bonus Clip: Explaining cap and dividend - The Next System Project - Air Date 8-30-17

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Air Date: 4/20/2018

Today we take a look at some of the highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan including the most famous of their exports, Gross National Happiness and many lesser-known aspects of their focus on happiness, good governance and environmental protection. We will also look at one of the blackest marks of the countries past, one that still hangs around their necks to this day

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bhutan The Kingdom Where GDP Is Measured In Happiness - Journeyman Pictures - Air Date 12-21-07


Ch. 3: Act 2: The Message - Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan - Air Date 2-8-16


Ch. 4: Act 3: Bhutan, Gross National Happiness and Sustainable Development (fascinating!) - The Poverty-Environment Initiative - Air Date 9-5-12


Ch. 5: Act 4: Tshering Tobgay: This country isn't just carbon neutral, it's carbon negative - TEDTalks - Air Date 4-1-16


Ch. 6: Act 5: Gross National Happiness: The Paradigm - Schumacher College - Air Date 2-20-17


Ch. 7: Act 6: Namgay Zam The Value of No - TEDxThimphu - Air Date 12-28-15


Ch. 8: Act 7: Siok Sian Pek-Dorji: What Matters in Bhutan - TEDxThimphu - Air Date 4-27-12


Ch. 9: Act 8: Bhutan's forgotten people - 101 East on Al Jazeera English - Air Date 5-23-14


Ch. 10: Final comments on the Bhutanese refugees

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 4/17/2018

Today we take a look at the debate between individualism and varying forms of collectivism, the benefits and drawbacks of consumerism and some philosophies of economics both past and future

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Debunked "Socialism Has Never Worked - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 8-22-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard


Ch. 4: Act 2: The myth of individualistic benefits of capitalism - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 10-23-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Horizon Liner - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 6: Act 3: Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics and tending the garden of a new economy - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 8-2-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2


Ch. 8: Act 4: How Capitalism Exploits Us (And What We Can Do About It) - Sustainable Human - Air Date 5-27-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Tripoli - Pecan Grove


Ch. 10: Act 5: Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics and envisioning a new economics - Upstream - Air Date 4-4-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: That River Wide - Sketchbook


Ch. 12: Act 6: History: Consumerism - The School of Life - Air Date 10-7-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Surly Bonds - Aeronaut


Ch. 14: Act 7: How Would a Total Free Market Libertarian Utopia Work? - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 11-12-17


Ch. 15: Quick summation and initial comments

Voicemails

Ch. 16: Completely on board for the book club - Ariel from Memphis

Ch. 17: Let's hope that MLK would have progressed had he lived - Jeff from Charlotte, NC

Ch. 18: Thoughts on MLK's "paternalism" - V from Central New York

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 19: Final comments on the importance of understanding quotes in their own context

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 6/20/2017

Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget being pushed that would echo the Kansas disaster, deregulation that will cost citizens billions and the intellectual underpinning of modern conservative philosophy that is driving all this

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Conservatism is failing from Topeka to Tulsa to the River Thames - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 6-9-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Dust in the Wind - Kansas

 

Ch. 4: Act 2: A billionaire perspective on Trump's budget - The Other Washington - Air Date 6-1-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

 

Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Repeal Disastrous Tax Cuts - @theyoungturks - Air Date 06-11-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Lesson Learned (feat. John Mayer) - Alicia Keys

 

Ch. 8: Act 4: Roll-Back of Financial Regulations Has Nothing to do with Complexity or Boosting the Economy - @TheRealNews - Air Date 6-13-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Ennio 08-08 - Silence Is Sexy

 

Ch. 10: Act 5: Stop Republicans from Deregulating Wall Street & #DefendCFPB via @RealBankReform - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  This fickle world - Theo Bard

 

Ch. 12: Act 6: Nancy MacLean on the intellectual underpinning of a “mean” Republican Party - Who What Why - Air Date 6-16-17


Air Date: 4/10/2018

Today we take a look at some of the lesser-known sides of Martin Luther King's life and legacy, not just about his radicalism and focus on labor rights but also some new takes on the long shadow of the patriarchal views he held and reinforced

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Web Bonus Rev. James Lawson & Michael Honey on MLK’s Vision of Worker Solidarity & Economic Justice - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 04-04-18

Ch. 3: Song 1: Parade Shoes - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 4: Act 2: The legacy of Coretta Scott King - Backstory - Air Date 3-30-18

Ch. 5: Song 2: Donder - Darby


Ch. 6: Act 3: Dr. King's Bad Advice - On the Media - Air Date 4-6-18

Ch. 7: Song 3: Vernouillet - The Sweet Hots


Ch. 8: Act 4: King and gender - The Dig - Air Date 3-21-18

Ch. 9: Song 4: Gusty Hollow - Migration


Ch. 10: Act 5: Remembering Dr. King's Legacy That Many Forget - The Root

Ch. 11: Song 5: Kallaloe - Barstool


Ch. 12: Act 6: A More Beautiful & Terrible History The Whitewashing & Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-06-18

Ch. 13: Song 6: Andelo - Pacha Faro


Ch. 14: Act 7: The parts of MLK's legacy that made him unpopular and that we need to talk about more - Thinking Cap - Air Date 4-5-18


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Seeking unity - Sam from Nashville

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 23:Final comments

BONUS CLIP: Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State - @freespeechtv - Air Date 5-9-14

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

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Further Reading & Actions:

America's Moral Malady (Rev. William Barber; The Atlantic)

KING: Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, His Legacy is Still Being Written(The Atlantic Special Edition)

The Last March of Martin Luther King Jr.(The Atlantic)

ACTION: The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival (PoorPeoplesCampaign.org)

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 4/6/2018

Today, in response to a conservative listener who sent in a voicemail about gun culture and policy, the entire episode is a point by point response to that call, complete with as many clips as usual from some regular and irregular sources, with plenty of disagreement but, ultimately, finding lots of common ground

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Listener Voicemail - Looking for common ground on gun control - Caitlin


Ch. 3: Act 2: The political effects of Facebook's algorithms - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 03-20-18


Ch. 4: Act 3: Jennifer Carlson on race and gun culture - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 3-12-18


Ch. 5: Act 4: Second amendment redefinition a fraud on the American people - Bradcast - Air Date 3-27-18


Ch. 6: Act 5: The myth of defensive gun ownership Part 1 - Science VS - Air Date 8-4-18


Ch. 7: Act 6: The myth of defensive gun ownership - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 02-03-15


Ch. 8: Act 7: The myth of defensive gun ownership Part 2 - Science VS - Air Date 8-4-18


Ch. 9: Act 8: Gun Control will Not Cure a Society that Produces Monstrous Behavior - @TheRealNews - Air Date 2-24-18


Ch. 10: Act 9: Danger of guns to women - Progressive Faith Sermons w: @RevDrRay - Air Date 10-8-17


Ch. 11: Act 10: The homicide rate with guns present, especially against women - Science VS - Air Date 8-4-18


Ch. 12: Act 11: Prevalence of guns results in more gun deaths and laws do work - Speak Out With Tim Wise - Air Date 2-20-18


Ch. 13: Act 12: The Gun Policies Americans Agree On - On The Media - Air Date 1-8-16


Ch. 14: Act 13: Does It Matter What You Think About Gun Policy? - On The Media - Air Date 1-8-16


Ch. 15: Final comments about what the gun debate is really all about

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Music from Blue Dot Sessions

Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut

Contrarian - Sketchbook

Hundred Mile - K2

Planting Flags - K4

Vengeful - Warmbody

Wingspan - Bayou Birds

Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


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Air Date: 4/3/2018

Today we take a look at the latest revelations about the (mis)use of Facebook's data in an attempt to influence US elections, some of those who've seen this coming for years and some thoughts on what to do about it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Facebook Data Massively Obtained & Misused by Cambridge Analytica - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-20-18

Ch. 3: Song 1: Minutes - Pacha Faro


Ch. 4: Act 2: Analytics CEO CAUGHT On Tape Discussing Potential Bribery and Entrapment - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-21-18

Ch. 5: Song 2: Lakal - Speakeasy


Ch. 6: Act 3: The Facebook Alarm Bells Have Been Ringing For Years - On The Media - Air Date 3-23-18

Ch. 7: Song 3: Lahaina - Cloud Harbor


Ch. 8: Act 4: Micah Sifry on Facebook - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 3-28-18

Ch. 9: Song 4: Entrap - Darby


Ch. 10: Act 5: Dan Rather's Message to Mark Zuckerberg - The News with Dan Rather on @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-27-18

Ch. 11: Song 5: Contrarian - Sketchbook


Ch. 12: Act 6: Is Facebook in trouble? - The Inquiry - Air Date 3-8-18


Ch. 13: Act 7: You Are The Product: Is Facebook's Business Model Spying & Selling Our Data? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-22-18


Voicemails

Ch. 14: Explaining long-term use of opiates - Marguerite from Fortuna, CA

Ch. 15: Liberal Trump voter - Sam from Nashville, TN

Ch. 16: US has been most influential country - Sam from Nashville, TN

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 17: Final comments on tenets of “freedom from” and “freedom to”

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


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