​ #1078 Unnecessary, ineffective and un-American (Muslim Ban)

Air Date: 2-10-2017

Today we lay out the story so far of Trump’s attempt to make good on his campaign promise to ban muslims from entering the country.

​Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Breaking down the fallout of the muslim ban - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 1-30-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Backfire - MuteMath

Ch. 4: Act 2: The muslim ban is unnecessary and ineffective - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 1-29-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Land of Confusion - Genesis

Ch. 6: Act 3: The Attorney General Defied Trump's Muslim Ban. He Did One Thing He Knows How to Do: He Fired Her - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-31-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Richard Nixon - Rod & The MSR Singers

Ch. 8: Act 4: Sorry Trumpkins, Obama Didn't 'Ban Muslims' Like Trump Did. RELATED: Obama Also Is Not a Muslim. - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 02-06-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Generator (First Floor) - Freelance Whales

Ch. 10: Act 5: Lena Masri on the religious loophole that targets muslims - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 1-30-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Islamophobia - Genocide

Ch. 12: Act 6: Media's failures in addressing the muslim ban - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-3-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: ​Fear, Terror, and the Fear of Terror - Infinite Third

Ch. 14: Act 7: QUICK EXPLAINER: The FULL 20-Step Vetting Process Already In Place for Refugees To Enter the U.S. - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 02-01-17

Ch. 15: Song 7: get real - the mountain firework company

Ch. 16: Act 8: Fight Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban via @theIRC @HIASrefugees and @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

Ch. 18: Act 9: The steps along the path to the muslim ban - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 2-1-17


Ch. 19: Debating Trump supporters - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 20: Working toward finding common ground - Jenny

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments on how to start any political discussion

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



Call your Representatives and Senators to demand they denounce Trump's ban & thank those who have: 202-224-3121 (Capitol switchboard number)

Find out if you are near one of the 29 International Rescue Committee program offices in the US and consider volunteering

Explore and donate to the many other organizations supporting refugees and immigrants

Find local groups near you committed to fighting the Trump agenda via Indivisible Guide

Take part in the HIAS National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees the weekend of February 11th and 12th


Letter: National and Local Organizations Support the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Oppose Legislation that Would Stop the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees (Refugees International)

How to Help Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors (BillMoyers.com)

10 Concrete Ways to Take Action Against the Muslim Ban (Huffington Post)

Trump's Muslim Ban is Cowardly and Dangerous (The New York Times Editorial Board)

Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Makes Us All Less American (Rolling Stone)

Is President Trump's Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'? (Yes, here's why) (The Atlantic)

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Culmination of War on Terror Mentality but Still Uniquely Shameful (The Intercept)

This is the Beginning of Donald Trump's Muslim Ban (The Nation)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 13 reactions

  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-21 00:15:56 -0500
    I never said that it wasn’t a ban; it’s just not a ban on Muslims. The evidence makes that clear because there are no Muslims being deported and there is still immigration allowed from Muslim countries.
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2017-02-20 19:12:48 -0500
    I’m not sure why you can’t admit what trump and Giuliani said. They used those words, but you, for some reason, refuse to concede that. They said it, it’s on them to prove otherwise. But, I’m done with this conversation. Keep believing what you want, even when the president and his “cyber” czar say otherwise.
    Your refusal to admit any wrongdoing on trump’a part is a big reason why he’s in charge. People refuse to believe the things he and his mouthpieces have said.
    But, I’m done. Keep yelling into the void.
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-20 18:39:13 -0500
    And yet non-Muslims were blocked from entering the country while Muslims from other countries were allowed in.
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2017-02-20 05:17:12 -0500
    You still didn’t read them, did you?
    Also, they said non-Muslims weren’t part of their ban.
    But hey, what you believe to be true is apparently more important than what trump himself said.
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-19 20:41:39 -0500
    The “Muslim ban” is a ban on people from 7 countries with a majority Muslim population. The ban will last 90 days and its purpose is to postpone nationals from those countries from entering the USA until a new foreign policy can be drawn up for those countries.
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2017-02-18 06:21:06 -0500
    Let me guess, you didn’t read any of those links.
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-17 22:04:28 -0500
    It was a ban on certain countries, not on Muslims. What part of that didn’t you understand?
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2017-02-17 09:10:47 -0500
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-17 01:00:52 -0500
    It sure wasn’t a ban on Muslims, though.
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2017-02-15 06:19:19 -0500
    Trump called it a ban, his mouthpieces like Giuliani called it a ban, but I guess it wasn’t a ban.
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-12 22:38:12 -0500
    I’m not exactly a Trump supporter myself, but there are a few things to consider:
  • Peter Whitmore
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-12 04:56:23 -0500
    It wasn’t a ban on Muslims at all; it only targeted seven specific countries that were considered threats to national security, an action actually set in motion by the Obama administration.
    Besides, https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16681849_606100622933999_413907170122284780_n.jpg?oh=801d68098a97c8dc60a6fad2babcfb6b&oe=594144B2
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