#877 Hair of the dog (Election)

To day we take a look at the election to see what went right, what went wrong and why. Plus, how to fix the problems for the future


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Small victories, silver linings seen in lopsided election - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Silver Lining - Under the Blacklight

Ch. 4: Act 2: Turnout in the United States is always awful - Al Jazeera America (@ajam) - Air Date: 11-04-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Free to Decide - Stars - The Best of 1992-2002

Ch. 6: Act 3: No motivation to vote in a system that doesn't solve people's problems - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Changes - 2Pac: Greatest Hits

Ch. 8: Act 4: Republicans Now Dominate State Governments - Here’s Why - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-08-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Forbidden Love - Righteous Ruckus

Ch. 10: Act 5: Democrats lost because people can't trust them - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 11-8-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: My Conversation - The Best of the Uniques 1967-1969

Ch. 12: Act 6: Real Representative Democracy via @FairVote - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of

Ch. 14: Act 7: This Is What Happens When Wolf Pac (@WolfPAChq) Attacks - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-06-14


Ch. 15: We need a new voting system to support democracy - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 16: Voter ID is a solution to a different problem - Ronald in Baltimore

Ch. 17: Apology For Imitation - Mike From Nova Scotia

Ch. 18: Wake up call on street harassment - Adam from Tennessee

Ch. 19: Response to the street harassment video - William J Jackson from Washington State calling out of Florida

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on all the great voicemails that have been coming in

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

Activism: Real Representative Democracy via @FairVote

Take Action:

Get involved with Fair Vote

Follow FairVote on Twitter and on Facebook

Additional Activism/Resources:

Reform 2020

Representation 2020

Sources/further reading:

"Voter turnout in 2014 was the lowest since WWII” via The Washington Post

"The Gender Gap: Percentage of Women in Government Worldwide. We're Number One, Right? Not So Much…” via Daily Kos

”Jim Crow Returns: millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge by Greg Palast at Al Jazeera America

Watch: Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture discussing #Election2014 result reliability.

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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