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(2016/04/22) Democracy Sprung (Money in Politics)

April 22, 201679 min
Edition #1008
Today we take a look at the continued fight against the corrupting effects of money in politics including this month’s record-breaking civil disobedience protests at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: Congressmen's Warehouse - Big Bad Boris - Air Date: 2-9-16
Ch. 3: Song 1: Buy my vote - The Haymarket Squares

Ch. 4: Act 2: Congressional Fundraising - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date 04-04-16
Ch. 5: Song 2: Little Chance - Jahzzar

Ch. 6: Act 3: Cenk Uygur On His Democracy Spring Protest - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-13-16
Ch. 7: Song 3: Democracy - Leonard Cohen

Ch. 8: Act 4: The Election-Industrial Complex - On the Media - Air Date 3-18-16
Ch. 9: Song 4: Spend - Jeff Caudill

Ch. 10: Act 5: It's not good for America but it's damn good for CBS - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 3-4-16
Ch. 11: Song 5: Eternal Youth Eternal Fun - Fifty Miles From Vancouver

Ch. 12: Act 6: Democracy Spring Cable News Blackout - @theyoungturks - Air Date 04-13-16
Ch. 13: Song 6: I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs

Ch. 14: Act 7: Alex Lawson (@alaw202) on the long view of the fight against money in politics - @TalkPoverty Radio - Air Date 4-15-16

Voicemails
Ch. 15: Voting third party is about looking to the future - Gabriel from Pittsburg
Ch. 16: Modifying the trolly dilemma - Ryan from Phoenix
Ch. 17: Not voting while hoping for a third or fouth party to emerge - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on what happens to progressives when Republicans are in office
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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