#958 Where the market should not be allowed to tread (Health Care)

Air date: 10-6-15

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Today we take a look at the destructive influence of the market on pharmaceuticals and some ideas on reigning in the system for the betterment of all 

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Proof That Obamacare is Working Getting Really Hard to Ignore - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 08-15-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Chicago - Plusplus

00:04:36 Ch. 4: Act 2: Failures of the free market in drug development - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-25-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Heirloom - The Black Atlantic

00:15:12 Ch. 6: Act 3: 5500% Price Increase on AIDS Drug Canceled After Outrage - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-24-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Shine - Jahzzar

00:21:02 Ch. 8: Act 4: Is Pharma the Most Evil Industry? (w/ @JoshZepps) - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 09-28-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Kerouak - Plusplus

00:28:38 Ch. 10: Act 5: Get the Corporations out of Medicare! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-27-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Springish - Gillicuddy

00:35:59 Ch. 12: Act 6: The Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 via @DemandProgress & @OpenCongress - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:39:10 Ch. 14: Act 7: .@RishiManchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-15-14


00:57:29 Ch. 15: Advocating for sustainable change in your cities - Ryan from Pheonix

01:01:21 Ch. 16: On giving advice - Eric from South Carolina

01:05:08 Ch. 17: Trench-coated white kids and religious leaders - Brad from Dallas, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:27 Ch. 18: Final comments on how to prove racism is a factor when trying to explain it away

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

Activism: The Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 via @DemandProgress & @OpenCongress

Take Action:

Sign the Demand Progress petition to Congress: "Tell Congress to pass Bernie Sanders's bill to rein in prescription drug costs!”

Track the legislation & contact legislators: in the Senate & in the House via GovTrack.us

Additional Activism/Resources:

Send your legislator a letter through OpenCongress.org

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-10-10 18:36:29 -0400
    nevermind. I see it now.
  • commented 2015-10-10 18:34:35 -0400
    Upstream healthcare not listed or linked.