​#1134 Unnatural Disasters (Hurricanes and Humans)

Air Date: 9-19-2017

Today we look not so much at hurricanes and the climate science behind them (though we touch on that as well) but focus more on what we can see more clearly when it’s illuminated by so-called “natural” disasters, the structural inequality and legacies of decision-making that make these disasters worse than they need to be

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Mark Hertsgaard: It's not politics, it's science - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 9-13-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut

Ch. 4: Act 2: What is environmental racism and environmental justice? - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 9-7-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Vibrant Canopy - Origami

Ch. 6: Act 3: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: U.S. Storm Edition - On The Media - Air Date 9-1-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut

Ch. 8: Act 4: Disasters call attention to inequalities if we care to notice - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-1-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Le gris, le bleu, d'une profonde humilité - Monplaisir

Ch. 10: Act 5: Preventing future floods with data and regulation - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 09-14-2017

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle

Ch. 12: Act 6: The Human Causes of Natural Disasters - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 12-8-16

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Waltz of the Renegade - Art Of Escapism

Ch. 14: Act 7: #ProtectNEPA to #ProtectOurVoice on the Environment via @ProtectNEPA - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Inessential - Bayou Birds

Ch. 16: Act 8: Dr. Michael E. Mann on attribution science and the tactics of inaction and delay - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-13-17


Ch. 17: How selfishness helps people excuse authoritarian leaders - Annie from Alabama

Ch. 18: RT is not Pro-Trump propaganda - Keith from New Hampshire

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the start of the conversation about The Vietnam War on the BotL Network

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions



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Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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