#887 Making Provisions (Poverty)

Today we take a look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Have you benefited from a government program - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-04-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) - Anthology Box Set

Ch. 4: Act 2:  Extending Unemployment Benefits is Fiscally Conservative - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Working Poor - House With No Home

Ch. 6: Act 3: Blessed Are The Poor - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 5-9-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Kill the Poor - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Ch. 8: Act 4:  Politician Pushes For Literal Hunger Games - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-20-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Laughing At You - Popaganda

Ch. 10: Act 5:  PBS's Weak Challanges On Ryan Economics - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-10-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Let's Eat the Poor - Let's Eat the Poor

Ch. 12: Act 6: Govt Will Double Food Stamp Value When Used for Local Fruits & Vegetables - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-15-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Food Glorious Food - Oliver! (Soundtrack)

Ch. 14: Act 7: Bernie Sanders' 12 Point Plan to Save the Middle Class - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-05-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Man With a Plan - Man With a Plan - Single

Ch. 16: Act 8: @HalfinTen via Coalition On Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN) - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of

Ch. 18: Act 9: Linda Tirado - Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - GoodBooksRadio - Air Date: 10-03-14


Ch. 20: Let schools teach about religious holidays - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 21: Fact-checking Jimmy Dore on Christmas - Sandy in Germany

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 22: Final comments on a stunning piece of cognitive dissonance

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

Activism: @HalfinTen via Coalition On Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN)

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Sources/further reading:

"The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy” by Sarah Steinberg at the Center For American Progress

"Fact of the Week: Safety Net Programs Kept Child Poverty from Skyrocketing during the Great Recession” by Lecia Imbery at the Coalition On Human Needs

"One in five millennials lives in poverty, report finds” by Jana Kasperkevic at The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 2 reactions

  • rachel atwood
    commented 2015-01-04 09:21:43 -0500
    further: clips throughout the episode talking about the imperative of ‘able-bodied’ adults to pull themselves up by their bootstraps (or whatever bullshit jargon the kids use these days:p) has got to have a helluvah lot of people with various disabilities pissed off at being used as Dickensian props for promoting a grandiose war on the poor as such. It’d be great to hear a compilation of their voices in response.
  • rachel atwood
    commented 2015-01-04 09:09:40 -0500
    re: Chapter 4 (Jimmy Dore’s ‘Blessed are the Poor’). The NC senator’s referencing a woman with CP (regardless of her own personal financial background) as an example deserving of pity/assistance to be turned against those in poverty made me sick, but also made me consider this ongoing debate about ableism I keep seeing on Twitter lately (typically with connections to the fabulously funny Maysoon Zayid). Suppose there’s room for an episode on ableism & disability rights, etc somewhere down the line?
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