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Edition #793

Our social safety sieve

Today we look at low-income individuals and the social programs that serve them to try to figure out once and for all if poor people are human or not and whether they should be helped or thrown to the wolves for our entertainment.

Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: SNAP: Myths vs. Facts - @takepart TV - Air Date: 12-02-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Wax & wire - Loch Lomond

Ch. 4: Act 2: Defining Economic Problems In All The Wrong Places - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-27-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: I wish I knew - Years and Years

Ch. 6: Act 3: Fox News: Welfare for Me, Not For Thee! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-11-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hell=Other People - Bettie Serveert

Ch. 8: Act 4: The coded-language demonization of social programs - Citizen Radio - Air Date: 1-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Minnie the moocher - Cab Calloway and His Orchestra

Ch. 10: Act 5: Congress Takes Another Vacation, the Jobless Starve! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Hungry like the wolf - Duran Duran

Ch. 12: Act 6: Economist Richard Wolff: Does Government Healthcare & Welfare Hurt Economies? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-13-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Capitalism - Yellow Umbrella

Ch. 14: Act 7: The GOPs poverty agenda - @allinwithchris - Air Date: 01-07-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Poverty - Bobby "Blue" Bland

Ch. 16: Act 8: Getting perspective from Europe on how screwed we are - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 8-20-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: No champagne socialist - Arkells

Ch. 18: Act 9: Demanding Tuition-Free Public College Education - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 20: Act 10: A Tip For Christian Tippers - Real Time With @billmaher - Air Date 11-10-13


Ch. 21: Time for actions on the TPP - Jamie in Cincinnati

Ch. 22: Actual definitions vs popular usages - Krissy from Kansas

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Ch. 23: Final comments on systems, shifting baselines and the definitions of racism

Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park


Make Public College Tuition Free, CREDO petition

Sources/further reading:

Tuition-Free Public Education Is Possible. Demand it. via Truthout

State by State: Student Loan Debt

Campaign for America's Future

Ny Sen. Gillibrand Pushes Student Loan Refinance

Time To Bring Bankruptcy Back for Student Loan Debt via Gawker

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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