#937 Making progress on our biggest problem (Money in Politics)

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Today we take a look at the corrupting effects of money in politics as well as several signs of progress in the fight for a new, functional system

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: We're Mayday. And we have a plan - @maydayus - Air Date: 3-13-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Le mystère de contre jour - David Ari Leon

00:03:13 Ch. 4: Act 2: Who's really running the country? - @dccommonsense - AIr Date: 3-29-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Oligarchy - The Haymarket Squares

00:08:26 Ch. 6: Act 3: The Koch brothers raise money to rival both GOP and Democratic parties - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 2-8-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: The System - Abscondo

00:15:35 Ch. 8: Act 4: How Is Wolf PAC Achieving Its Latest Win? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-27-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) - College

00:24:46 Ch. 10: Act 5: One Man Completely Changed the Money-In-Politcs Debate - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 04-06-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: A Change Is Gonna Come - Ben Sollee

00:30:33 Ch. 12: Act 6: Koch Brothers Shopping For 2016 Republican Candidates - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 05-29-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Those Were the Days / Goodbye - Single - Mary Hopkin

00:39:32 Ch. 14: Act 7: #Leaders4Reform w/@MAYDAYUS — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Time for Action - the Very Best Of - Secret Affair

00:42:17 Ch. 16: Act 8: Billionaires Unite To Bribe Their Way To Even More Power - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-16-15


00:57:26 Ch. 17: For the birds - The Chloe Sanctuary at chloesanctuary.org - Don Scott

01:01:33 Ch. 18: My Brag on homoeopathic wellness - Sunny from St. Paul, MN

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:09:13 Ch. 19: Final comments on the power of the ancient philosophy of Stoicism

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

Activism Update!

S.1538 - Fair Elections Now Act

Follow-up/new Action: #Leaders4Reform w/@MAYDAYUS

Leave a message for Congress: Citizen Recording Studio

Build a bigger #Leaders4Reform coalition: Call your representatives

Sources/additional glimmers of hope:

"The 'Super PAC to End Super PACs' Makes a Strategic Retreat” at Bloomberg Politics

"We tried. We learned. We’re trying something new: Mayday.US, v2” by Lawrence Lessig

"Frodo Baggins for President” by Lawrence Lessig

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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