Air Date: 11–2-2020
Today we brace for the election, consider what may come after it and prepare for the role we may need to play in the coming weeks.
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Van Jones explains why concession speech is one of the most important safeguards for democracy, exposes legal loopholes that could enable a candidate to grab power even if they lose the popular vote and the electoral college -- and what citizens can do!
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Heather Cox Richardson for a big-picture conversation about what that means: minority rule and the court’s role, past and present, in changing visions of democracy.
Joshua Kahn Russell joins us to talk about the worst case scenario: what if Trump refuses to accept the election results?
Timothy Snyder warns that the United States is in the midst of a years-long slow-motion Reichstag Fire emergency that Election Day 2020 may not resolve.
'Let this moment radicalize you’ — AOC inspires in this new ad by the @Sunrise Movement
Former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann and Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold discuss new reports that reveal more on Trump’s financial situation and how they could turn into bigger legal problems for him if he becomes private citizen again.
Frank Figliuzzi and Leonard Pitts Jr.
Ch. 10: Busting myths above and below the 49th - Orrett from Vancouver, BC
Ch. 11: Blindspots on the left - Mike from Toronto
Ch. 12: Final comments on you not being more radical than Angela Davis and a new frame for coalition governments in the US
TALK TO FRIENDS/FAMILY ABOUT VOTING:
PROTECT THE RESULTS:
6 Steps to Save the Vote (RepresentUs)
Protect the Results (Coalition)
#CountOnUs: How to Defeat Trump and Defend the Election (Sunrise Movement)
10 Things You Need to Know to Stop A Coup (Waging Nonviolence)
Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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