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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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#1197 Showing up at the last minute to fight for the Supreme Court ​

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Air Date: 7–17-2018
Today we take a look at the history of what led us to be on the brink of the most conservative Supreme Court in 90 years, some of the details as to what's at stake and some ideas on fighting back, now and in the future

 

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#1196 Building a media that supports rather than undermines democracy

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Air Date: 7–13-2018
Today we take a look at the media landscape and how it enables rather than challenges our horrific political status quo and we also hear suggested alternatives structures that could help us change the game
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#1195 Criminalizing protest with civility as a cudgel

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Air Date: 7–10-2018
Today we take a look at the attempts to distract with calls for civility and the attempts to suppress dissent with various bans and impediments to protest
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