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Edition #996

Today we look at the influence of dark money in politics generally as well as the moneyed interests that have been successfully working for decades to make the Democratic party more conservative
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Dark Money: What Might The Money Media Cover If They Weren't Covering Trump? - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 2-29-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars) - Travie McCoy

Ch. 4: Act 2: How the Koch Brothers Helped Dismantle the Democratic Party - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-29-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Two Masters- Song about Citizens United and Bernie Sanders (with Cartoons) - Smooch McGee

Ch. 6: Act 3: .@JaneMayerNYer on her book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 2-10-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Oligarch - Ephemerals

Ch. 8: Act 4: Hillary Clinton: Bribes Don’t Work On Me - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-17-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Electable (Give It Up) - Jimmy Eat World

Ch. 10: Act 5: Did Campaign Contributions Influence Hillary's Votes? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-06-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: A Few Honest Words - Ben Sollee

Ch. 12: Act 6: #DemocracySpring - March and Sit-in to Save Democracy via @DemSpring - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: Wolf PAC Marches Into Washington And Wins - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-26-16


Ch. 15: Charter schools get to cherry pick their students - Amanda from San Diego

Ch. 16: Thoughts on gentrification - Ryan from Pheonix

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 17: Final comments requesting feedback for Ryan from Phoenix

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


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Sources/further reading:

"Open Letter: Let's Sit-in to Save Democracy from the Billionaire Class" via The Nation

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Episode #996

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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