#793 Our social safety sieve (Economics)

Today we look at low-income individuals and the social programs that serve them to try to figure out once and for all if poor people are human or not and whether they should be helped or thrown to the wolves for our entertainment.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: SNAP: Myths vs. Facts - @takepart TV - Air Date: 12-02-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Wax & Wire - Night Bats - EP


Ch. 4: Act 2: Defining Economic Problems In All The Wrong Places - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-27-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Wish I Knew (Logo Remix) - Gildas Kitsuné Season's Greetings Mix (The Merry Christmas Edition)


Ch. 6: Act 3: Fox News: Welfare for Me, Not For Thee! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-11-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hell=Other People (Single Version) - Hell=Other People - EP


Ch. 8: Act 4: The coded-language demonization of social programs - @CitizenRadio - Air Date: 1-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway / Minnie The Moocher


Ch. 10: Act 5: The coded-language demonization of social programs - @CitizenRadio - Air Date: 1-13-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Hungry Like the Wolf - Greatest


Ch. 12: Act 6: Economist Richard Wolff: Does Government Healthcare & Welfare Hurt Economies? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-13-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Capitalism - Little Planet


Ch. 14: Act 7: The GOPs poverty agenda - @allinwithchris - Air Date: 01-07-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Poverty (Stereo) - Bobby Bland: The Anthology


Ch. 16: Act 8: Getting perspective from Europe on how screwed we are - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 8-20-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: No Champagne Socialist - Jackson Square


Ch. 18: Act 9: Demanding Tuition-Free Public College Education - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 20: Act 10: A Tip For Christian Tippers - Real Time With @billmaher - Air Date 11-10-13


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Time for actions on the TPP - Jamie in Cincinnati

Ch. 22: Actual definitions vs popular usages - Krissy from Kansas

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments on systems, shifting baselines and the definitions of racism

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


ACTIVISM:

Make Public College Tuition Free, CREDO petition

Sources/further reading:

Tuition-Free Public Education Is Possible. Demand it. via Truthout

State by State: Student Loan Debt

Campaign for America's Future

Ny Sen. Gillibrand Pushes Student Loan Refinance

Time To Bring Bankruptcy Back for Student Loan Debt via Gawker

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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