#949 Throwing away food while people starve (Poverty)

Air date: 9-01-15

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Today we take a look at the injustices inherent in a system that criminalizes poverty and allows food insecurity while more than enough food is dumped into landfills

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1:  Nowhere To Go But Jail: OverCriminalized #3- Homelessness - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 10-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: The Original Sin - Locking up the Food.. - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-20-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Better Then Way Too Post-Rock - Nic Bommarit


Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Move To Finally Kick Elderly Disabled People Off Food Stamps - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 04-07-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Portland [Demo] - RENMINBI


Ch. 8: Act 4: Here's How to REALLY Punish the Poor for Being Poor - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-26-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Little Lion Man - Single - Piano Tribute Players


Ch. 10: Act 5: Food Waste - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 7-19-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Royal American Medley - United States Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps


Ch. 12: Act 6: Millions of Americans Live Under the World Poverty Line - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-26-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Mothers of the Night - Moby


Ch. 14: Act 7: #HungerActionMonth via @FeedingAmerica — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan


Ch. 16: Act 8: The fantasy of volunteerism addressing poverty - @TalkPoverty Radio - Air Date: 8-20-15


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Visit your public libraries - Jill from California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on my hiking trip to Glacier National Park

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


Activism: #HungerActionMonth via @FeedingAmerica

Take Action:

Join one (or all!) of @FeedingAmerica’s #HungerActionMonth campaigns.

Take TEN SECONDS to support Feeding America’s #Spoontember Thunderclap!

Sources/further reading:

"Hunger and Poverty Fact Sheet” via Feeding America

"49 Million Americans Live With This — So Why Are We So Uncomfortable Talking About It?” via .Mic

"Our Perceptions About the “Unworthy Poor” Haven’t Changed” via TalkPoverty

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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