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This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in left-leaning political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. Each edition I choose a political theme and deliver a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. Sources for this compilation show include Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show from MSNBC. NPR shows such as It's All Politics, On the Media, Radio Lab, This American Life, Wa
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Displaying episodes 772 through 752
#1159 Voters need to pick their reps, not the other way around (Gerrymandering) (01:04:45) January 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 1/19/2018 Today we take a look at one of the most important and least understood problems with our broken democracy, gerrymandering, including some ideas to fix it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter...
#1158 What America refuses to remember about Martin Luther King Jr. (01:11:34) January 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 1/16/2018 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King that some people prefer to forget and most people never learned about. In fact, it is likely his forgotten opinions that got him killed rather than his calls for racial...
#1157 Policy without humanity (Immigration) (01:18:09) January 13, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 1/13/2018 Today we take a look at a bit of the history, and some of the recent developments of, the debate over immigration policy and the people affected by it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter...
#1072 A progressive vision for our economic future (Encore) (57:42) January 09, 2018 | 3:40 pm
Air Date: 1/17/2017 Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a new vision for where we should go from here. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter Fundraiser! Join...
#1156 Women of color get the job done (Racism and Elections) (01:11:03) January 05, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 1/5/2018 Today we take a look at some of the challenges and triumphs for women of color and what thanks they should get in return Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter Fundraiser! Join the Best of the Left...
#1155 Leisure, Desperation or a Reorientation (The Future of Work) (01:07:54) January 02, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 1/2/2018 Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our labor market and some policies we should be putting in place to set the scene for the coming evolution of work Be part of the show! Leave a message at...
#1154 An election, a crash and echos of the past and future (A look back at 2008) (01:02:29) December 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/29/2017 Today we take a look back to 2008 in our third annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular! Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter Fundraiser! Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Show...
#988 When climate science meets faith-based economics (Encore) (59:53) December 26, 2017 | 8:45 pm
Air Date: 02/05/2016 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, trade deals, market failures and the concept of “externalities” all work together to make climate change...
#1039 What worker coops can do for us (Capitalism) (Encore) (01:01:19) December 22, 2017 | 6:04 pm
Air Date: 08/30/2016 Today we look in detail at the overdue concept of worker-owned and operated enterprises and what they can do to help improve the lives of people who work for a living Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support...
#1153 The War on Christmas™ 2017 (59:26) December 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/19/2017 Today we look at the current state of the War on Christmas™. Has it already been won by the forces of Trumpism? Do we need a "Surge"? Are we getting unexpected reinforcements from anti-Santa Christians? Turn in to find out! Be...
#1152 Rise of the oligarchy (Money in Politics) (01:18:03) December 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/15/2017 Today we look at the history and current state of rich people seeking to undermine democratic rule by the people in favor of oligarchy for the rich Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter...
#1094 An identity group that any one of us might join at any time (Disability Rights) (Encore) (01:21:27) December 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 4/11/2017 Today we look at a variety of ways to bring the disability rights movement into the mainstream of media, advocacy and the world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter Fundraiser! Show Notes Ch. 1:...
#1151 Resuscitating the anti-trust movement (Monopolies) (01:12:44) December 08, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/8/2017 Today we look at the rebirth of the anti-trust movement in a struggle to save democracy in the face of a new era of worldwide corporate tech monopolies Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter...
#1150 The Price of Free (Silicon Valley and Big Data) (01:21:31) December 05, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/5/2017 Today we look at some of the hidden ways that big tech is influencing our lives personally and societally Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support our Winter Fundraiser! Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond...
#1149 The loss of liberty at the hands of concentrated power (Media and Net Neutrality) (01:19:33) December 01, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/1/2017 Today we look at the inevitable results of a lax approach to anti-trust legislation: the consolidation of corporate power and money used to buy influence over the writing of regulations which allow for further consolidation of...
#1148 Understanding the past to rebuild for the future (Democratic Party) (01:14:04) November 28, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 11/28/2017 Today we look at recent revelations about the conduct of the DNC during the 2016 campaign, a new Democratic Autopsy report that strives to shine light the failures and opportunities for the party and the recent election wins and...
#964 History of the Christian Right (Religion) (Encore) (01:08:46) November 24, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Support our Winter Fundraiser! Air Date: 11/21/2017 Today we take a look at the history of how Christianity was, in large part, coopted by the Republican party on behalf of business interests and how anyone started getting the idea that we were...
#1147 The thrill and horror of the Harvey Weinstein Effect (01:18:21) November 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 11/21/2017 Today we look at gender-based harassment and assault, the revolution in thinking on the subject we are currently in the midst of and some ideas to institutionalize positive change Be part of the show! Leave a message at...
#1146 An Unmitigated Disaster (The GOP Tax Plan) (01:16:34) November 17, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 11/17/2017 Today we look at just a few of the many ways that the GOP tax plan is intended to help the well-off, harm the needy and defile a pristine wilderness just to top things off Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join...
#1065 The fight for truth in a post-fact world (Media) (Encore) (57:39) November 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Air Date: 12/16/2016 Today we look at the problems with the media, so many problems, and what lessons we should learn in the wake of the election Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or...


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