#954 The angels of our better nature are being tested (Syrian Refugee Crisis)

Air date: 9-18-15

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Today we take a look at the worse refugee crisis since WWII and encourage governments around the world to do the right thing to help by opening their doors to victims of war

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: What a migrant crisis looks like - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 8-28-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Ennio - Silence Is Sexy


00:04:00 Ch. 4: Act 2:  Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch on Refugee Crisis - @democracynow - Air Date: 08-31-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Gangs - dustmotes


00:10:20 Ch. 6: Act 3: Leadership lacking as refugees flee to Europe and crisis grows - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date 9-2-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Broken boiler - Plusplus


00:17:41 Ch. 8: Act 4: Billionaire Offers To Buy Island For Syrian Refugees - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-05-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Clangour And Flutes (Live @ KEXP) - Sindri Már Sigfússon


00:26:08 Ch. 10: Act 5: A Deeper Understanding of Europe's Migration Crisis - @onthemedia - Air Date: 9-11-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: I Can Help (Exciting Live Performances) - Billy Swan


00:35:22 Ch. 12: Act 6: Help My People, Let More War Refugees Settle Here: A Syrian American’s Message to Washington - @democracynow - Air Date: 09-09-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: No-End Ave - Jahzzar


00:40:31 Ch. 14: Act 7: Obama turns to refugee crisis after Iran nuclear deal victory - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date: 9-10-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Black Eyed Susan - Podington Bear


00:42:51 Ch. 16: Act 8: Why isn't the U.S. taking in more refugees? - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 9-2-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: Cetology - Ben McElroy


00:45:15 Ch. 18: Act 9: #AmericaWelcomes #SyrianRefugees via @MoveOn & @thenation - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: This fickle world - Theo Bard


00:48:22 Ch. 20: Act 10: Cold-Blooded Fox News Demonizes Syrian Refugees - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-12-15


Voicemails

00:57:40 Ch. 21: Thoughts on the history of economic populism - V from Western New York

01:01:28 Ch. 22: Thoughts on the use of public and urban space - Ryan from Pheonix

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


01:05:59 Ch. 23: Final comments on how bad policies begin to sink into our collective psyche

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


Activism: #AmericaWelcomes #SyrianRefugees via @MoveOn & @thenation

Take Action:

SIGN: Urge the U.S. government to accept more Syrian refugees via MoveOn.org & The Nation

Add your photo to the #AmericaWelcomes campaign on IG & Twitter through MoveOn.org

Sources/further reading:

“Tell the United States to Accept More Refugees and Asylum-Seekers From Syria” via The Nation

"Syrian Refugees: All You Need to Know” via Newsweek

"Turkey Has Spent Nearly $8 Billion Caring For 2.2 Million Syrian Refugees” via Huffington Post

“Syria’s War: Refugee Crisis” — full coverage from AlJazeera America

"Federal Spending: Where Does the Money Go” via the National Priorities Project

"Germany's economy will grow faster because of the million refugees it is helping, study finds” via The Independent

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-09-30 11:22:58 -0400
    I’d love a link Jay to your final comments on this episode. It is about the best summation of the “protection and safety” issue I have ever heard