#1382 Progressive Policies Are Good Politics

Air Date: 11–20-2020

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Today we take a look at the results of the elections beyond the presidency and find that progressive policies did well which should be a lesson to Democrats currently looking to find their bearings and choose a direction.

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Ch. 1: Finding hope in America’s progressive core - Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown - Air Date 11-12-20

The hope that resides in these progressive policy positions is the prospect that a truly great American majority might yet be forged – not around some mega-politician – but around our people’s basic values of fairness and justice for all.

Ch. 2: Mike Davis: Biden's Big Mistake - Start Making Sense - Air Date 11-11-20

Mike Davis on the Trump voters: Latinos in south Texas and white workers in the rust belt—and Biden’s big mistake: allowing Trump to claim "the economy" as his issue, instead of connecting jobs to controlling the pandemic.

Ch. 3: Criminal justice reform won big, with guest Daniel Nichanian of The Appeal - The BradCast - Air Date 11-12-20

DANIEL NICHANIAN, Editor of 'The Appeal: Political Report' explains how last week's election delivered victories for advocates of criminal justice reform in local and county races for District Attorney and County Sheriff, as well as ballot initiatives.

Ch. 4: Check Your Blindspot (Sponsored by Ground News) - 11-20-20

America's favorite political game show that uses the Blindspot feature of Ground News to test contestants' political blindspots and media literacy.

Ch. 5: Bree Newsome & Prof. Eddie Glaude The Black Lives Matter Movement Helped the Democrats Defeat Trump - Democracy Now! - Air Date 11-9-20

Eddie Glaude, author and chair of Princeton University's Department of African American Studies. "It makes no sense that we would go back to the politics that produced Trump in the first place." We also speak to artist and antiracist activist Bree Newsome

Ch. 6: Immigration Advocates Have Ideas for the Biden Administration - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 11-10-20

Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about the NYIC's hopes for the Biden administration, and takes calls from immigrant listeners who are ready for the new administration.

Ch. 7: Biden Time: Banking - Planet Money - Air Date 11-13-20

Four things Joe Biden can do as president — even if the Democrats don't control Congress.

Ch. 8: Biden Won. Now He Needs to Save the Planet - The Mother Jones Podcast - Air Date 11-11-20

Jamilah King is joined by Mother Jones· climate and environment reporter Rebecca Leber to discuss what we can expect from an incoming Biden administration that has claimed climate action as central to its governing mandate.


Ch. 9: Final comments on how Harmony Square can teach you about online manipulation


Read, sign & share the People's Charter (Working Families Party)


At the City Level, Progressives Flex New Power (City Lab)

Progressive Criminal Justice Ballot Initiatives Won Big in the 2020 Election (Center for American Progress)

The $15 Minimum Wage Wasn’t the Only Progressive Ballot Measure That Passed in Conservative States (Mother Jones)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

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