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(2016/02/26) Who gets a seat at the table (Culture)

February 27, 201674 min
Edition #994
Today we look at the narratives and stories that fill and influence our lives, whose stories get told and why and how that effects the way we see the world
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:37 Ch. 2: Act 1: Mansplaining: The Science - @Upworthy - Air Date: 03-10-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: Words Are Seeds - My Gay Banjo

00:02:35 Ch. 4: Act 2: The Racial Politics of Disney Animals - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 8-28-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) - Louis Prima, Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman

00:16:47 Ch. 6: Act 3: Broad Politics in the Obama Administration - @DecodeDC - Air Date 1-28-16
Ch. 7: Song 3: Seat at the Table - Crystal Lewis

00:22:53 Ch. 8: Act 4: #OscarsSoWhite: Black Filmmakers Call Out Hollywood Racism, Exclusion as Calls for Boycott Grow - @democracynow - Air Date: 01-25-16
Ch. 9: Song 4: Gatekeepers - Sharrie Williams

00:30:54 Ch. 10: Act 5: $pread, For and By Sex Workers - @onthemedia - Air Date: 5-1-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Power of Words - iamuuri

00:40:10 Ch. 12: Act 6: Worst Oscar responses to #OscarsSoWhite - Backtalk from @BitchMedia - Air Date 2-18-16
Ch. 13: Song 6: Bedtime Stories - Chris Reed

00:57:01 Ch. 14: Act 7: #OscarsSoWhite; Watch #JusticeForFlint Instead via @UnitedBlackout — Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

01:00:18 Ch. 16: Act 8: An inclusion crisis in the entertainment industry - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-26-16

01:02:50 Ch. 17: The four economic classes and who's really suffering - Dave from Olympia, WA
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:09:59 Ch. 19: Final comments with a message from Jordan from Salt Lake City on empathizing with those we disgree with
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: #OscarsSoWhite; Watch #JusticeForFlint Instead via @UnitedBlackout
Take Action:
#JusticeForFlint from Blackout for Human Rights
Additional Activism/Resources:
"How to help people hurt by the poisoned water in Flint” via Mashable
Sources/further reading:
”Meet April Reign, the Black Woman Behind #OscarsSoWhite"
"The 17 Biggest Surprises Of This Year’s Oscar Nominations — #OscarsSoWhiteTheSequel” via Buzzfeed
"These 10 Actors, Directors & Executives Can Reverse #OscarsSoWhite” at RevoltTV
"Creed Is The Rocky Film 21st-Century America Needs” at The Establishment
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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