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(2015/01/01) Making Provisions (Poverty)

May 24, 201661 min
Edition #887 Today we look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Have you benefited from a government program - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-04-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) - Anthology Box Set Ch. 4: Act 2:  Extending Unemployment Benefits is Fiscally Conservative - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-17-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Working Poor - House With No Home Ch. 6: Act 3: Blessed Are The Poor - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 5-9-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Kill the Poor - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Ch. 8: Act 4:  Politician Pushes For Literal Hunger Games - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-20-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Laughing At You - Popaganda Ch. 10: Act 5:  PBS's Weak Challanges On Ryan Economics - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-10-14 Ch. 11: Song 5: Let's Eat the Poor - Let's Eat the Poor Ch. 12: Act 6: Govt Will Double Food Stamp Value When Used for Local Fruits & Vegetables - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-15-14 Ch. 13: Song 6: Food Glorious Food - Oliver! (Soundtrack) Ch. 14: Act 7: Bernie Sanders' 12 Point Plan to Save the Middle Class - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-05-14 Ch. 15: Song 7: Man With a Plan - Man With a Plan - Single Ch. 16: Act 8: @HalfinTen via Coalition On Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN) - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of Ch. 18: Act 9: Linda Tirado - Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - GoodBooksRadio - Air Date: 10-03-14 Ch. 22: Final comments on a stunning piece of cognitive dissonance Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: @HalfinTen via Coalition On Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN) Take Action! Get involved with Half In Ten Follow Half in Ten on Twitter and on Facebook Participate in #TalkPoverty Sources/further reading: "The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy” by Sarah Steinberg at the Center For American Progress "Fact of the Week: Safety Net Programs Kept Child Poverty from Skyrocketing during the Great Recession” by Lecia Imbery at the Coalition On Human Needs "One in five millennials lives in poverty, report finds” by Jana Kasperkevic at The Guardian Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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