#941 Taking food out of the mouths of babes (Poverty)

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Air Date: 07-29-2015

Today we take a look at food insecurity for both adults and children as well as one possible solution in the form of a universal basic income.

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: War on Poor Grows: No Shellfish, Potatoes, Ketchup for You! - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-22-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: can't afford no food - Jeff Eliassen

00:04:36 Ch. 4: Act 2: GOP's Poor-Punishing Legacy Comes to an End (In One State) - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 04-23-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Food - Town Hall

00:08:43 Ch. 6: Act 3: Dr. Harriet Fraad on US economy’s disastrous impact on children - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - AIr Date: 1-25-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Cry for the Children - Jamod Allah

00:19:09 Ch. 8: Act 4: Anna Chudnovsky, Elementary School Teacher - First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition - Air Date: 11-27-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Impossible - Shout Out Louds

00:25:20 Ch. 10: Act 5:  Fired for the offense of feeding children - This week in blackness (@TWiBNation) - Air Date: 6-3-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Broke and Hungry - Jeremy Wallace

00:36:55 Ch. 12: Act 6: Food, Clothing and Health Care Should be Rights... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-12-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Food - Gablé

00:46:34 Ch. 14: Act 7: Keep #SNAP Strong via @FRACtweets — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:51:59 Ch. 16: Act 8: Basic Income: The Totally Crazy Not Crazy Idea - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 06-25-15


00:58:31 Ch. 17: Happiness through helping people - Colin from Cleveland, OH

00:59:53 Ch. 18: Happiness through autonomy at work - Ryan from Phoenix

01:03:42 Ch. 19: Are the long-term consequinces of nuclear vs solar comparable? - Marty from California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: 12 Final Comments on supporting Katie on Patreon, suggesting you watch the movie Pride and answering a question about nuclear power

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

Activism: Keep #SNAP Strong via @FRACtweets

Take Action:

Track and support/oppose pending budgetary and program changes to food assistance through Food Research and Action Center’s Legislative Action Center

SIGN: "Tell Congress to Keep SNAP Strong”

Sources/further reading:

"What SNAP Is For” via the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

"Honoring the Legacy of Senators Bob Dole and George McGovern” via World Food Program USA

"Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth” by Katie Klabusich at RollingStone

Written (mostly) by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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