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<p>Edition #849</p>
<p>The planners and the deniers</p>
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<p>Today we look at some of the people and the plans they have to help save the climate as well as some of the deniers and how to deal with them</p>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #848</p>
<p>Wars and words</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at ways the media loves to spin the facts of war, start new wars and generally support the people with the power to start wars</p>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #847</p>
<p>Refugees at the border</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at how our arguments over immigration policy is causing emotional flare ups around what should be an uncomplicated issue of a rich, developed nation offering help to refugees fleeing violence in their countries of ...
<p>Edition #846</p>
<p>The Israeli incursion into Gaza</p>
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<p>Today we take an overview of the current conflict between Israel and Gaza. There are war crimes on both sides but a large asymmetry of power</p>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #845</p>
<p>Another reason why we need single payer</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court. Just as with money in politics, I'm pretty sure they're just trying to make the status quo so outrageously bad that we have no choice but to fundamentally ...
<p>Edition #844</p>
<p>Fools and money</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at a few ways how and why conservatives are being systematically fooled to the benefit of the elite</p>
<h3>Show Notes</h3>
<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #737&nbsp;</p>
<p>How we treat those we are responsible for</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: The Aryan Brotherhood's 'Jihadist' Murder Streak in the U.S. - The Young Turks - Air Date: 04-03-13</p>
<p>Ch. 3: Song 1: Sail - ...
<p>Edition #843</p>
<p>All but the rich agree we need change</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the facts and the folly of the vast and growing wealth gap in the US. The good news is that everyone agrees we should take action to fix the problem, we just need to teach everyone it's a problem ...
<p>Edition #739</p>
<p>Cause and effect</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: The New Iraq and Rumsfeld's Rules - le Show - Air Date 5-19-13</p>
<p>Ch. 3: Act 2: Honor And Duty According To Dick Cheney - Jimmy &nbsp;Dore Show - Air Date 5-17-13</p>
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<p>Edition #842</p>
<p>The education industry</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at couple of ways smart job-creators have come up with to make people pay for portions of our education system that should either not exist or be free, thereby creating wealth for themselves and a few jobs to boot. ...
<p>Edition #841</p>
<p>Hope dies last</p>
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<p>Today we hear about climate progress from Obama and climate denial from bought-off Republicans, we clarify how to talk about it and what we're actually trying to save and maintain hope in the face of daunting odds</p>
<h3>Show Notes</h3>
<p><strong>Ch. ...
<p>Edition #840</p>
<p>Trials and tribulations</p>
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<p>Today we hear some personal and some political stories that give insight into the trans experience in America</p>
<h3>Show Notes</h3>
<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #839</p>
<p>Disinfecting the rot on American democracy</p>
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<p>Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and a couple of the biggest plans to fix it</p>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #838</p>
<p>Double dose of duplicity</p>
<p><span>Today we look at the absurdly politicized reactions to the prisoner swap to&nbsp;</span><span>retrieve</span><span>&nbsp;Bowe Bergdahl and the PTSD-inducing media blitz of Bush-era neocons spouting their discredited opinions about the current ...
<p>Edition #837</p>
<p>One year after Snowden</p>
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<p>Today we look at where we are, in the wake of the Snowden revelations from one year ago, and where we may be heading with our relationship to the concept of privacy</p>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a ...
<p>Edition #836</p>
<p>The case for reparations</p>
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<p>Today we explain once again what white privilege is and isn't and then take a look at the case for reparations for slavery</p>
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<h3>Show Notes</h3>
<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-fond-farewell/id360780889?i=360781122&uo=4&at=1l3v2Xx" ...
<p>Edition #835</p>
<p>Speak up on the future of the Internet</p>
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<p>Today we look at how the Internet could look if we let the cable baron's lobbyists, including the one appointed to the FCC by Barack Obama, get their way and what we can do to stop them.</p>
<h3>Show Notes</h3>
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<p>Edition #834</p>
<p>Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the unnecessarily-slow, yet undeniable progress being made in the push to insure all Americans</p>
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<p>Edition #833</p>
<p>Objectified, harassed, abused, killed</p>
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<p>Today we look at some of the effects, large and small, of living in a systemically misogynist culture. Turns out they're ...
<p><span>Edition #832</span></p>
<p><span>It costs money to either save or destroy the world</span></p>
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<p><span>Today we look at the financial realities of both ...
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