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Edition #795

It's hot, it's cold, it's polluted

Who knew that incredibly complex weather patterns could be explained but something other than thoughtless gut reaction? We learn about the polar vortex, the West Virginia chemical spill and the life cycle of fracked natural gas.

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Right mocks rescued climate scientists - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-02-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Misery (Acoustic) - Maroon 5

Ch. 4: Act 2: Why is it so Darn Cold? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-06-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (Remastered) - Morrissey

Ch. 6: Act 3: Chilling The Debate On Global Warming - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 1-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: The fix is in - Ok Go

Ch. 8: Act 4: 'Freedom Industries' Poisons West Virginia - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Freedom - Music Themes Group

Ch. 10: Act 5: What Happens in West Virginia Doesn't Stay in West Virginia - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 1-14-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Rivers and roads - The Head and the Heart

Ch. 12: Act 6: Criminal Freedom Industries Admit to Contaminating Water More Than Previously Thought - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-31-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Oops and move on - Henry Phillips

Ch. 14: Act 7: You Won't Believe Who's Teaching Children To LOVE Fracking! - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 01-13-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Programmed - Trapper Schoepp Band

Ch. 16: Act 8: Clean energy, not Cove Point - Mike Tidwell of Chesapeake Climate Action Network (@CCAN)

Ch. 17: Song 8: Buildin' Slow - Here's to the Long Haul

Ch. 18: Act 9: Obama Relies On Corrupt Consultants For Crucial Environmental Report - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-01-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Blame Me! Blame Me! - Anberlin

Ch. 20: Act 10: The Solutions Project - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 22: Act 11: Just 0.01% of Climate Scientists Reject Global Warming - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 23: Song 11: Less is more - Laura Love

Ch. 24: Act 12: Bill Moyers Essay: When Congressmen Deny Climate Change and Evolution - @BillMoyers & Company - Air Date: 1-24-14


Ch. 25: Thoughts on queerness and rights of the fetus - Jake from New Hampshire

Ch. 26: Without a clear consensus on personhood, government would be overstepping to restrict abortions - Michael from New Jersey

Ch. 27: Personhood is really not that big of an issue, body autonomy is - Max from Brooklyn, NY

Ch. 28: Reproductive rights debate is about shaming women for having sex - Avera from Alabama

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Ch. 29: Final comments on bodily autonomy and the problem with the whole debate

Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park


The Solutions Project

Other Activism:

Put Solar on It

Sources/further reading:

Empowered by Light

"Mark Ruffalo Wants You To Imagine a 100 Percent Clean Energy Future" h/t Inquiring Minds Podcast with Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas

"How to Power the Word” via Scientific American

Gasland The Movie (I and II)

Mark Ruffalo, Josh Fox and The Solutions Project on Twitter.

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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