Air Date: 3–20-2020
Today we take a look at the social safety net we need in the face of Coronavirus and the forces preventing us from having it.
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Ch. 1: Janine Jackson takes a quick look at recent coverage of the coronavirus - CounterSpin - Air Date 3-13-20
Some suddenly realize that we need a real social safety net
Ch. 2: Lack of Paid Sick Leave Makes It Difficult for Many Workers to Comply with CDC Advice to Stay Home - Democracy Now - Air Date 3-12-20
Labor Department data says that one in four workers have no access to paid sick leave, including two-thirds of lowest earners. The U.S. is one of the only wealthy countries that does not require employers to offer its workers paid sick leave.
Ch. 3: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill Discuss Coronavirus - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 3-17-20
Author Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill discuss the bipartisan ruling coalition that created and supported a health system where profits are more important than public health
Ch. 4: O Government, Where Art Thou? Medicare For All vs Coronavirus - Rumble with Michael Moore - Air Date 3-15-20
In a modern, functioning, democratic society, how should a public health crisis be handled? And what would America's response to the coronavirus pandemic look like if we had a universal healthcare system such as Medicare For All?
Ch. 5: Society Run By Criminal Rackets Not Great For Public Health - The Majority Report - Air Date 3-15-20
In this Majority Report clip, Kevin McCarthy is sure everything is going to be fine.
Ch. 6: The coronavirus election - The Weeds - Air Date 3-17-20
Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias discuss Donald Trump’s disastrous coronavirus speech and dueling pandemic response plans from Sanders and Biden.
Ch. 7: “Something Is Wrong in America” Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Michael Eric Dyson Debate Sanders v Biden - Democracy Now - Air Date 3-16-20
We play highlights from the debate and get responses from scholars Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Ch. 8: Misrepresenting Biden voters - Erin from Philadelphia
Ch. 9: Final comments on the nature of the cliff that we’re all on the edge of
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Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- An Opus in Ab - Blue Nocturnal
- Landon Depot - The Depot
- The Basket - The Balloonist
- One Little Triumph - Piano Mover
- Cradle Rock - Nursury
- Donder - Darby
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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