#793 Our social safety sieve (Economics)

Today we look at low-income individuals and the social programs that serve them to try to figure out once and for all if poor people are human or not and whether they should be helped or thrown to the wolves for our entertainment.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: SNAP: Myths vs. Facts - @takepart TV - Air Date: 12-02-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Wax & Wire - Night Bats - EP

Ch. 4: Act 2: Defining Economic Problems In All The Wrong Places - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-27-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Wish I Knew (Logo Remix) - Gildas Kitsuné Season's Greetings Mix (The Merry Christmas Edition)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Fox News: Welfare for Me, Not For Thee! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-11-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hell=Other People (Single Version) - Hell=Other People - EP

Ch. 8: Act 4: The coded-language demonization of social programs - @CitizenRadio - Air Date: 1-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway / Minnie The Moocher

Ch. 10: Act 5: The coded-language demonization of social programs - @CitizenRadio - Air Date: 1-13-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Hungry Like the Wolf - Greatest

Ch. 12: Act 6: Economist Richard Wolff: Does Government Healthcare & Welfare Hurt Economies? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-13-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Capitalism - Little Planet

Ch. 14: Act 7: The GOPs poverty agenda - @allinwithchris - Air Date: 01-07-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Poverty (Stereo) - Bobby Bland: The Anthology

Ch. 16: Act 8: Getting perspective from Europe on how screwed we are - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 8-20-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: No Champagne Socialist - Jackson Square

Ch. 18: Act 9: Demanding Tuition-Free Public College Education - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 20: Act 10: A Tip For Christian Tippers - Real Time With @billmaher - Air Date 11-10-13


Ch. 21: Time for actions on the TPP - Jamie in Cincinnati

Ch. 22: Actual definitions vs popular usages - Krissy from Kansas

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on systems, shifting baselines and the definitions of racism

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


Make Public College Tuition Free, CREDO petition

Sources/further reading:

Tuition-Free Public Education Is Possible. Demand it. via Truthout

State by State: Student Loan Debt

Campaign for America's Future

Ny Sen. Gillibrand Pushes Student Loan Refinance

Time To Bring Bankruptcy Back for Student Loan Debt via Gawker


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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