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<p>Edition #862</p>
<p>Today we take a look at violence against women, both physical and political</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 #829</p>
<p>The evil that we deplore</p>
<p><span>Today we&nbsp;check out a rerun episode with particular relevance to today.</span></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 #861</p>
<p>There are more reasons than you should need to oppose it</p>
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<p>Today we see that literally no matter what angle you look from, the death penalty is impossible to be in favor of</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 #860</p>
<p>Understanding how we got here</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at some of the historical contexts of racism and how those structures are still functioning today</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 #859</p>
<p>Momentum on our biggest problem</p>
<p>Today we bask in the rare glow of hope, cautious optimism and barely-perceptible progress on the problem of money in politics. Hooray!</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 #858</p>
<p>The fight for fundamental equality</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at some of the fights being waged, setbacks and successes of the abortion rights movement</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 #857</p>
<p>People standing as one</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at some of the reasons we need action on climate change as well as some of the ways people are getting together to fight back</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" ...
<h3>Edition #856</h3>
<h3>Racism as a paradigm</h3>
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<h3>Today we take a look at how the media reinforces all of the existing, societal assumptions about race and we use a new analogy to describe the paradigm of racial privilege</h3>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening ...
<p>Edition #730</p>
<p>Positive ideas and protests for change</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: It's Not Your Fault - Lee Camp - Air Date: 04-16-13</p>
<p>Ch. 3: Song 1: Don't blame yourself - Sixpence None the Richer</p>
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<p>Edition #855</p>
<p>Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the short and long-term effects of the combined forces of decades of systemic racism and the military-industrial complex as seem through the lens of the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, ...
<p>Edition #854</p>
<p>Would-be oppressors with a victim mentality</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the actual right to be treated equally and the fictional right some claim they have to discriminate against others</p>
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<p><strong>Ch. 1:&nbsp;</strong>Opening Theme:&nbsp;<a ...
<p>Edition #853</p>
<p>What we have done to some folks</p>
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<p>Today we're going to hear about the shifting of the winds regarding how we talk about the torture we committed over the past decade. We'll also hear from an Irish victim of British torture tactics for further insights into the ...
<p>Edition #852</p>
<p>Trickle up, up and overseas economics</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the ways in which the game is rigged to keep executive pay high, worker pay low and corporate welfare flowing</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 #851</p>
<p>To selectively protect and serve</p>
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<p>Today we look at a variety of ways in which the justice system utterly fails to deliver anything resembling justice</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 #850</p>
<p>The P Word</p>
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<p>Today we hammer home the details about white privilege once and for all so that there will never be any further confusion about ever</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 #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 ...
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