#927 Confronting the evil of our era (Climate)

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Today, among other things, we take a look at how and why we need to fundamentally change the way we think about human’s relationship to the environment.

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: These 5 steps can help you through tough discussions. Let's use climate change as an example. - @BBCRadio4 Friday Night Comedy - Air Date: 04-14-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Put It to the Test - They Might Be Giants

00:07:28 Ch. 4: Act 2: Paid shills free to write in the media - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 4-24-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Follow The Money - Zounds

00:10:38 Ch. 6: Act 3: Education Doesn’t Matter: Republicans Still Don’t Believe In Climate Change - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-30-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: I believe in that - Chip Taylor

00:16:46 Ch. 8: Act 4: 5 Ways To Actually Do Something About Climate Change - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 03-31-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: We Demand Change - Tristan James

00:22:53 Ch. 10: Act 5: Economic actions against the fossil fuel industry - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 4-16-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Apartheid - Junior Murvin

00:26:46 Ch. 12: Act 6: As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas & Oklahoma Hit by Devastating Floods Killing 23 - @democracynow - Air Date: 5-29-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Flood - Jars of Clay

00:34:14 Ch. 14: Act 7: Reporting on the weather in the context of climate change - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 5-1-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Like the Weather - 10,000 Maniacs

00:36:46 Ch. 16: Act 8: California Oil Pipeline Spill Could Kill Many Animals - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-27-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: The Big Oil Spill - Houndmouth

00:41:02 Ch. 18: Act 9: Tar Sands Resistance March #stoptarsands — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

00:43:22 Ch. 20: Act 10: Robert Jay Lifton on How Climate Change Joins Nuclear War in Threatening Human Survival - @democracynow - Air Date: 5-7-15


00:56:28 Ch. 21: Human nature and our changing communities - Charlie From Cincinnati

00:58:32 Ch. 22: Fundamental problems underpinning education problems - Sally from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:02:50 Ch. 23: Final comments on the fundamental tenets of progressivism and TV's LOST

Closing Music: LOST Theme - Life & Death

Activism: Keystone XL


"Obama Just Vetoed The Keystone XL Pipeline. Now What?” by Emily Atkin at ThinkProgress Climate: final say for approving the Keystone XL permit remains with the State Department

Follow-up/new Action!

JOIN/RSVP: Tarsands Resistance March, June 6th

Let the president know you oppose approval of KXL through WhiteHouse.Gov/contact and @WhiteHouse on Twitter

Sources/further reading:

"Dozens of Canada's tar sands projects on hold as prices fall, analysis shows” at The Guardian

"The Keystone Pipeline Just Lost Big in a Shocking Canadian Election” at Mother Jones

"The Keystone XL Pipeline: What Do You Really Know? You’ve probably read a lot about it. Now take this quiz and find out what you remember.” at The Wall Street Journal

"TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Network Under Investigation by Federal Regulators” via DeSmog Blog

"Grass-Roots Push in the Plains to Block the Keystone Pipeline’s Path” at The New York Times

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2015-06-05 13:51:46 -0400
    Totally agreed. Sally from SF is my go-to education policy genius. She may have chimed in anyways but I specifically asked for her input on that topic because I knew she’d knock it out of the park.
  • Jeremy McDonough
    commented 2015-06-04 20:12:26 -0400
    Wow, that caller identifying some of the root issues of the education crisis in America had THE most insightful perspectives ever articulated to me…I LOVE THIS SHOW!
    I grew up very close with a friend whose mother public school teacher, and also the special education coordinating director, or some other such title. I remember these very same points being made in a more or less general sense, but to have them coalesce in such a manner, awesomeness.
    Kudos J!
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