#957 Citizens demanding equal power (Money in politics)

Air date: 10-2-15

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Today we take a look at the single biggest problem plaguing our political system and the two strongest campaigns fighting to solve it, Lessig2016.us and Wolf-Pac.com

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: How Republicans Protect Secret Donors - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-01-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: El Tranvia - Jenifer Avila

Ch. 4: Act 2: Scott Walker is the face now - but the first culprit was 100 years ago - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 3-14-11

Ch. 5: Song 2: A Farewell To Trends - dustmotes

Ch. 6: Act 3: Lawrence Lessig to campaign on sole issue of campaign finance reform - Rachel @maddow - Air Date 9-8-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Getting Somewhere - Allison Moorer

Ch. 8: Act 4: Lawrence Lessig: Bernie Sanders CAN’T End Political Corruption - Interview w/ Cenk Uygur (edited) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-21-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Clouds Were Like Lace - Ben McElroy

Ch. 10: Act 5: Private Prison Lobbyists Raising Money for Hillary Clinton - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-28-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: The System - Abscondo

Ch. 12: Act 6: Hillary Clinton Wants to Overturn Citizens United... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-09-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Drifts - The OO-Ray

Ch. 14: Act 7: Corporate Media REALLY Doesn’t Wanna Talk Money In Politics - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-22-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Here Comes The Wave (instrumental) - Silence Is Sexy

Ch. 16: Act 8: #WeWantDebate in #Election2016 via @Lessig2016 - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: This fickle world - Theo Bard

Ch. 18: Act 9: How hedge fund billionaires literally "check" the people's will - @jimhightower - Air Date: 9-30-15

Ch. 19: Song 9: The Time To Run (Finale) - Dexter Britain

Ch. 20: Act 10: IRS Surrenders To Dark Money - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-02-15


Ch. 21: Thoughts on our voting system - Elaine

Ch. 22: The importance of learning moderate use - Sally from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on the little bit of spring cleaning I've been doing on the back end

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

Activism: #WeWantDebate in #Election2016 via @Lessig2016

Take Action:

SIGN the petition: Let Lessig Debate! from the Lessig2016 campaign

Sources/further reading:

"Democrat Debate Controversy: Will Lawrence Lessig Be Included?” via Forbes

"Larry Lessig Seeks A Single Issue, Single Year Presidency” via U.S.News and World Report

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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