(2015/10/02) Citizens demanding equal power (Money in politics)
October 2, 2015•74 min
Edition #957 Today we take a look at the single biggest problem plaguing our political system and the two strongest campaigns fighting to solve it, Lessig2016.us and Wolf-Pac.com 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: How Republicans Protect Secret Donors - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-01-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: El Tranvia - Jenifer Avila Ch. 4: Act 2: Scott Walker is the face now - but the first culprit was 100 years ago - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 3-14-11 Ch. 5: Song 2: A Farewell To Trends - dustmotes Ch. 6: Act 3: Lawrence Lessig to campaign on sole issue of campaign finance reform - Rachel @maddow - Air Date 9-8-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: Getting Somewhere - Allison Moorer Ch. 8: Act 4: Lawrence Lessig: Bernie Sanders CAN’T End Political Corruption - Interview w/ Cenk Uygur (edited) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-21-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: The Clouds Were Like Lace - Ben McElroy Ch. 10: Act 5: Private Prison Lobbyists Raising Money for Hillary Clinton - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-28-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: The System - Abscondo Ch. 12: Act 6: Hillary Clinton Wants to Overturn Citizens United... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-09-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Drifts - The OO-Ray Ch. 14: Act 7: Corporate Media REALLY Doesn’t Wanna Talk Money In Politics - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-22-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Here Comes The Wave (instrumental) - Silence Is Sexy Ch. 16: Act 8: #WeWantDebate in #Election2016 via @Lessig2016 - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: This fickle world - Theo Bard Ch. 18: Act 9: How hedge fund billionaires literally "check" the people's will - @jimhightower - Air Date: 9-30-15 Ch. 19: Song 9: The Time To Run (Finale) - Dexter Britain Ch. 20: Act 10: IRS Surrenders To Dark Money - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-02-15 Voicemails Ch. 21: Thoughts on our voting system - Elaine Ch. 22: The importance of learning moderate use - Sally from San Francisco Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 23: Final comments on the little bit of spring cleaning I've been doing on the back end Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: #WeWantDebate in #Election2016 via @Lessig2016 Take Action: SIGN the petition: Let Lessig Debate! from the Lessig2016 campaign Sources/further reading: "Democrat Debate Controversy: Will Lawrence Lessig Be Included?” via Forbes "Larry Lessig Seeks A Single Issue, Single Year Presidency” via U.S.News and World Report 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!