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(2014/04/07) Dog whistle politics (Racism)

Edition #816

Dog whistle politics


Today we look at how racism is strategically used to gain power for Republicans and funnel money to corporations. And here you thought it was just about keeping them away from the white women.


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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-28-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Corporate takeover - NerCity

Ch. 4: Act 2: The Costs of Racial Color Blindness - Harvard Business Review - Air Date: 02-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Black or white - Michael Jackson

Ch. 6: Act 3: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-28-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: People are people - Depeche Mode

Ch. 8: Act 4: The Difference Between Being the Majority & the Minority - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 11-15-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Racism - MYSTAFYA

Ch. 10: Act 5: Paul Ryan's 'Inner City' Remarks - Racist? No... A Republican? No Way! - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-15-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Say what you mean - Dojo Cuts

Ch. 12: Act 6: Paul Ryan's Economic Faux Losophy - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 3-25-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Pure imagination - Leslie Bricusse

Ch. 14: Act 7: Online debate sparked on race and poverty - @MHarrisPerry - Air Date: 4-6-14



Ch. 15: How to replace coal as a baseline energy source - Perry from Green County, IN

Ch. 16: On self identification and appropriation - Tim from Oklahoma

Ch. 17: Asking for a response to a friends thoughts on gender - Robert from Los Angeles


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 18: Final comments responding to Robert's friend's bad argument


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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