#806 Moment of truth (Climate/Keystone XL)

Today we refocus on the proposed Keystone XL project as the public comment period comes to an end. It's basically up to Obama now and he gets to decide the fate of the planet (sort of).

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Keystone XL Time to end the addiction - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-31-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Addiction - Welcome to Medina

Ch. 4: Act 2: Keystone to America: Bend Over and Take it! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-07-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Making Progress - Wicked Lies

Ch. 6: Act 3: NBC Says Pipeline Decision More Important To Presidential Image Than To Climate Change - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 2-7-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: We Are the Many - Ripe

Ch. 8: Act 4: Facts Buried, Oil Sands Dug Up & The Environment Pays The Price - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-09-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Perpetuum Mobile - Preludes, Airs and Yodels (A Penguin Cafe Primer)

Ch. 10: Act 5: Van Jones debunks myths behind the Keystone Pipeline on Crossfire - @VanJones68 - Air Date: 02-10-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bad Idea - Bad Idea

Ch. 12: Act 6: Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Protest in Washington - @greennewsreport - Air Date 3-4-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Vauxhall and I

Ch. 14: Act 7: CPAC Panel on How to Deny Climate Change - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-05-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Living a Lie (feat. James Mercer) - Charmer

Ch. 16: Act 8: Paul Ryan Stuns CNN Host: Keystone XL Will Solve Russian Ukraine Invasion - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-07-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: That's All - Arrow

Ch. 18: Act 9: 350.org (@350) Campaigns - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 20: Act 10: Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil Part 1 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date 2-7-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Moment of Truth - Diversity

Ch. 22: Act 11: Jack Gerard's American Petroleum Institute - @MarkFiore Animation - Air Date: 02-27-14

Ch. 23: Song 11: The 350 Movement October 24, 2009 - The Day the World Came Together.

Ch. 24: Act 12: Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil Part 2 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date 2-7-14


Ch. 25: Defending Matt's self-identification as 'queer' - Tanya in California

Ch. 26: Trying to get there on trans issues - Jane from Boston

Ch. 27: Don't need to know the details about trans people to defend them - Dan from Milwaukee, WI

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 28: Final comments about my bad, angry day

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


Start And Win Campaigns To Protect Our Common Future from 350.org

Additional Activism

”Say No To Corporate Power Grabs: Reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership” from 350.org Campaigns

Sources/further reading:

"Keystone sides rush to meet deadline,” The Hill

"Opportunistic right wingers push nonsense on Keystone XL” from Green News Report (3/06/14)

KeyStone Protest Photography from independent photojournalist Jenna Pope

"Climate Change is The Context of Our Times — interview with Tim DeChristopher" from Acronym TV with Dennis Trainor, Jr

"State Dept's Keystone XL Contractor, ERM Group, Also OK'd Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska” by Steve Horn at DeSmog Blog

"EPA Moves To Block Massive Alaskan Gold And Copper Mine” by Katie Sheppard


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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