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(2016/03/04) Heart of Dark Money (Money in Politics)

March 5, 201678 min
Edition #996
Today we look at the influence of dark money in politics generally as well as the moneyed interests that have been successfully working for decades to make the Democratic party more conservative
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: Dark Money: What Might The Money Media Cover If They Weren't Covering Trump? - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 2-29-16
Ch. 3: Song 1: Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars) - Travie McCoy

Ch. 4: Act 2: How the Koch Brothers Helped Dismantle the Democratic Party - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-29-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Two Masters- Song about Citizens United and Bernie Sanders (with Cartoons) - Smooch McGee

Ch. 6: Act 3: .@JaneMayerNYer on her book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 2-10-16
Ch. 7: Song 3: The Oligarch - Ephemerals

Ch. 8: Act 4: Hillary Clinton: Bribes Don’t Work On Me - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-17-16
Ch. 9: Song 4: Electable (Give It Up) - Jimmy Eat World

Ch. 10: Act 5: Did Campaign Contributions Influence Hillary's Votes? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-06-16
Ch. 11: Song 5: A Few Honest Words - Ben Sollee

Ch. 12: Act 6: #DemocracySpring - March and Sit-in to Save Democracy via @DemSpring - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: Wolf PAC Marches Into Washington And Wins - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-26-16

Voicemails
Ch. 15: Charter schools get to cherry pick their students - Amanda from San Diego
Ch. 16: Thoughts on gentrification - Ryan from Pheonix
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 17: Final comments requesting feedback for Ryan from Phoenix
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

TAKE ACTION:
Visit democracyspring.org to sign up as a volunteer to help organize this event or to pledge your participation in April.
Follow @DemSpring on Twitter for the latest updates on the campaign. 
Engage with the campaign via #DemocracySpring on social media.
Donate to support the campaign at democracyspring.org/donate. 
Sources/further reading:
"Open Letter: Let's Sit-in to Save Democracy from the Billionaire Class" via The Nation 
DemocracySpring.org
Hear the segment in context:
Episode #996 http://www.bestoftheleft.com/_996_heart_of_dark_money_money_in_politics
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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