#843 All but the rich agree we need change (Wealth Divide)

Today we take a look at the facts and the folly of the vast and growing wealth gap in the US. The good news is that everyone agrees we should take action to fix the problem, we just need to teach everyone it's a problem first. Weird, eh?

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech

Ch. 3: Song 1: Window - In a Safe Place

Ch. 4: Act 2: Fighting for the Four Freedoms with Harvey J. Kaye - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-11-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Monday - I Heart Huckabees (Original Soundtrack) [Soundtrack from the Motion Picture]

Ch. 6: Act 3: Media Twisting And Ignoring Polls That Show Popularity Of 'Inequality' Theme - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 2-7-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: We Want a Rock - Flood

Ch. 8: Act 4: Republicans & Democrats Completely Agree on This ONE Issue - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-23-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: What Are Their Names - If I Could Only Remember My Name

Ch. 10: Act 5: JP Morgan and the income inequality problem - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-24-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: RazorWire - Chris Priest

Ch. 12: Act 6: American? You Might Move To Canada After Watching This - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-23-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Oligarchy - Punkgrass for the People

Ch. 14: Act 7: USA: Bad Jobs Country - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 4-30-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Revolution (Human Need Over Profit) - Tha People's Music

Ch. 16: Act 8: Comfortably Stating The Dangers Of Populism - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 5-2-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Populism, Yea Yea - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Original Cast Recording)

Ch. 18: Act 9: Retirement Security For All via @SEIU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 20: Act 10: Bill Moyers Essay: America’s Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-18-14

Ch. 21: Bonus clip: This day in history - Bastille Day - John Mill

Ch. 22: Final comments on where to catch me at Netroots Nation

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


Retirement Security For All via Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

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Sources/further reading:

State Report on Social Security via Social Security Works

Follow SEIU Retirement Security and Social Security Works

Social Security Basic Facts


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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