#1045 Systemic forces and how to fight them (Racism)

Air Date: 09-27-2016

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Today we look at the systemically racist systems of policing currently in place in our country and the protest movement that continues to rise up against it, including Colin Kaepernick and the growing movement of support around him

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Deadly force in black and white - @Making_Contact - Air Date: 2-17-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Oh, Freedom - Shirley Verrett

Ch. 4: Act 2: Recorded proof of racially-targeted policing - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 7-13-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: America - Neil Diamond

Ch. 6: Act 3: Racist & Illegal Justice Department Slams Baltimore Police for Targeting Black Residents - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 08-11-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: This Land is Not Our Land - Utah Phillips

Ch. 8: Act 4: How media gets it wrong on protests against police violence - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-23-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: House of Cards Main Title Theme - Jeff Beal

Ch. 10: Act 5: Dave Zirin breaks down the Colin @Kaepernick7 protest - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 9-14-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: American Land - Bruce Springsteen

Ch. 12: Act 6: What we learned about our national anthem from @Kaepernick7 protest - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 9-7-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young

Ch. 14: Act 7: Choice words on the anthem protesters and their detractors - @EdgeofSports - w Dave Zirin - Air Date 9-14-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: John Adams theme song - HBO

Ch. 16: Act 8: Tell Your Legislators to Sign the “Pledge to Preserve & Protect Our Lives” via @NAACP #StayWokeandVote

Ch. 17: Song 8: We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

Ch. 18: Act 9: Can the American Flag Survive Colin @Kaepernick7? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-03-16


Ch. 19: Thoughts from working at the Sacred Stone Camp - Nick from Colorado

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on the OTHER pipeline protest going on in Big Bend (Defendbigbend.org)

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


Send the NAACP's "Pledge to Preserve and Protect Our Lives to your legislators and candidates

Read the "NAACP's Statement on Fatal Shooting of Terence Crutcher During Police Encounter in Tulsa, OK

Get involved with the NAACP's #StayWokeandVote campaign and use the hashtag on Twitter


"NAACP releases list of demands in response to Charlotte shooting" (WRAL.com)

"If you don't understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher's death, you never will" (Vox.com)

"How two police shootings of black men sent Tulsa and Charlotte in different directions" (LA Times) 

"Tulsa police chief on fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher: 'There was no gun'" (Tulsaworld.com)

"Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during the national anthem" (NFL.com)

"#VeteransforKaepernick: Veterans Stand in Solidarity with Colin Kaepernick" (The Root)

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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