#1181 The Red-State Revolt (Teachers Strikes)

Air Date: 5–4-2018

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Today we take a look at the falling dominoes of rebellion and demands for justice in the form of teachers strikes as they go from one educationally decimated red state to the next

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Teachers Say What's Wrong With Education In The U.S. - AJ+ - Air Date: 09-03-15

Ch. 3: Song 1:  N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Red State Revolt: Teachers Fight Back Against GOP Education Cuts - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 05-01-18

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Decompression - Rayling


Ch. 6: Act 3: Teacher's strikes are women's strikes - This is Hell - Air Date 4-24-18

Ch. 7: Song 3:  We were there - Robin Roberts


Ch. 8: Act 4: West Virginia Sees the Biggest Public Sector Worker Strike in 30 Years - Ring of Fire Radio - Air Date 03-10-18

Ch. 9: Song 4: If it weren't for the union - Robin Roberts


Ch. 10: Act 5: Possible unintended consequences from the Janus decision - Jacobin Radio - Air Date 3-15-18

Ch. 11: Song 5:  The Contract - Robin Roberts


Ch. 12: Act 6: Cracks appearing in the low-tax paradigm - Diane Rehm: On My Mind - Air Date 4-28-18

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Surly Bonds - Aeronaut


Ch. 14: Act 7: 5 Ways to Support Teachers Striking Around the US - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Corey Robin Striking Teachers Are “Real Resistance” to “Incoherent” Republicans and “Gutted” Dems - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 04-12-18


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Be wary of judging another culture's approach to regulation - Whitney from Seattle

Ch. 18: Discussing guns - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 19: Final comments

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

5 Ways to Support Teachers Striking:

1. Call your members of Congress 

2. March with teachers

3. Help with childcare

4. Explain the strikes to your kids

5. Donate to funds supporting striking teachers (see activism blog page for links)

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Women are leading the wave of strikes in America. Here's why. (The Guardian)

The Outcome in Arizona (Jacobin)

Colorado Republican lawmakers want to punish striking teachers with jail time. (Vox)

What you need to know about why Colorado teachers are walking out of classes and onto the Capitol (Denver Post)

What’s at Stake in the Teachers’ Strikes? (The Nation)

Teachers are Leading the Working-Class Insurgency (The Nation)     

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2018-05-08 20:43:40 -0400
    Hi Bob,

    I’m not sure where in iTunes you usually look for the episode descriptions but I haven’t changed anything about my notes so I’m not sure what the problem is. Do other recent episodes have the notes where you expect them to be but they’re missing from this episode?
  • commented 2018-05-06 20:16:16 -0400
    Thank you, Robin Roberts, for the bumpers!

    Jay, a friend was listening with me and asked about the songstress so I punched up the description on the new iTunes player and….hmmm….missing detail (which I found at your website) so now- because it’s all about MY convenience, I’ll tell you how much I’ve always appreciated your detailed description data that accompanied the shows. Incredibly thorough and, let me guess, time consuming?