#985 A conservative policy showcase (Flint’s poisoned water)

Air date: 1-26-16

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Today we look at the series of events and conservative policies that lead, predictably, to the public health crisis currently playing out in Flint, MI due to their contaminated water supply

Show Notes

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

00:00:37 Ch. 2: Act 1: Michigan locals fight for democracy - @jimhightower - Air Date: 8-29-11

Ch. 3: Song 1: Democracy - Leonard Cohen

00:03:10 Ch. 4: Act 2: Former Michigan Emergency Manager Blows Whistle on Anti-Democratic Law - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date 4-19-12

Ch. 5: Song 2: Gangnam Style (강남스타일) - PSY

00:09:50 Ch. 6: Act 3: How Flint, Michigan, Saved Money and Poisoned Its Children City Declares Water Emergency - @democracynow - Air Date 12-18-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: You're a Disaster - Dragonette

00:20:04 Ch. 8: Act 4: Poisoned Democracy How an Unelected Official Contaminated Flint's Water to Save Money - @democracynow - Air Date 01-08-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: You Don't Miss Your Water - Ben Sollee

00:31:31 Ch. 10: Act 5: "Gov. Snyder Should Be Arrested" Flint Residents Demand Justice over Water Poisoning - @democracynow - Air Date 01-08-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Murky Water - The Autumn Isles

00:34:44 Ch. 12: Act 6: Calls grow for Michigan governor's resignation - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 1-17-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

00:39:56 Ch. 14: Act 7: Remorseful Snyder apologizes to people of Flint in state address - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date 1-19-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: The Water - Feist

00:42:58 Ch. 16: Act 8: Snyder e-mails missing key year in Flint toxic water disaster - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date 1-20-16

Ch. 17: Song 8: Drink the Water - Jack Johnson

00:46:03 Ch. 18: Act 9: Fox on Flint- The Residents Sort of Did It to Themselves - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 1-21-16

Ch. 19: Song 9: Keys - the Villains Trust

00:55:11 Ch. 20: Act 10: Restore CDC Funding to Prevent Lead Poisoning via @ColorOfChange — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: This fickle world - Theo Bard

00:58:11 Ch. 22: Act 11: Flint water tie eyed in outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date 1-21-16


01:05:53 Ch. 23: Democratizing capitalism and keeping the market - Kate in Torono (T's are overrated)

01:08:54 Ch. 24: Understanding what's right and what wrong with capitalism - Keith from Brooklyn, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:12:58 Ch. 25: Final comments with some homework for you on aspects of capitalism

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

Activism: Restore CDC Funding to Prevent Lead Poisoning via @ColorOfChange

Take Action:

SIGN and share: "Arrest Governor Snyder" via Michael Moore

SIGN and share: "Tell the US government to restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.” via ColorOfChange.org

Sources/further reading:

"Michigan Governor Rick Snyder To Be Called Before Congress” via The New Civil Rights Movement

"Snyder hasn’t been invited to testify before Congress” via Detroit news

"Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan Apologizes in Flint Water Crisis” via The New York Times

"Flint water crisis: EPA regional administrator resigns” via CNN.com

"Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Releases Emails Tied to Flint Water Crisis” via ABC News

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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