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#1201 Dehumanizing and abusing the outsider for political gain (Immigration)

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Air Date: 8–10-2018
Today we take a look at some of the historical context that sheds light on our current immigration debate by showing that there is essentially nothing new about it, only the details are fresh. We'll also explore the evolution of criminalizing immigration, the abuse of separated children and the GOP need to build a demographic control machine.
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#1200 The Democratic autopsy and the progressive path forward ​

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Air Date: 8–07-2018
Today we take a look at a few of the reasons the Democrats went from controlling both houses of Congress and the presidency 10 years ago to being completely out of power today and then lay out a series of steps the left can take to return to power.

 

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#1199 Criticizing a society that breeds depression ​

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Air Date: 7–31-2018
Today we take a look at some causes of depression that our society tends to look away from. Instead of focusing only on chemical imbalances, it seems wise to look outside ourselves at the circumstances we find ourselves in and ask how much our surroundings affect what goes on inside.

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#1198.5 Decolonization, Reconciliation and The Sacred Mountain - Presenting: Offshore

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Air Date: 7–27-2018
Today I do something a little different and present to you (with permission) the entire first episode of the second season of the outstanding podcast, Offshore. Offshore is produced by Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit and non-partisan investigative news site in Hawaii and I especially think the BotL audience will appreciate their telling of the story of the mountain protectors of Mauna Kea, The Sacred Mountain, on the big island of Hawaii.
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#1198 All we have to fear is fear itself (Our Culture of Fear) ​

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Air Date: 7–24-2018
Today we take a look at our current moment in history and the two basic paths that lay before us, one dominated by fear that drives a willingness to give up power to authoritarian rulers and the other guided by hope for a better future and a willingness to work together toward that future

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