Best of the Left Podcast : (2013/11/25) Laboring in badly-designed machines (Labor Movement)

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Laboring in badly-designed machines

Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Is the American Dream a Reality? - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 10-02-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: You are dreaming - Shout Out Louds

Ch. 4: Act 2: Would You Like A Living Wage With That? | McDonald's Employee Confronts CEO - Young Turks - Air Date: 10-11-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Welcome to the machine - Pink Floyd

Ch. 6: Act 3: A race to the bottom - Real Time With Bill Maher - Air Date: 10-25-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Rabbit Heart (Raise it up) - Florence + The Machine

Ch. 8: Act 4: Why are we subsidizing McDonald's? - Jim Hightower - Air Date: 10-29-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Do you believe in magic? - The Lovin' Spoonful

Ch. 10: Act 5: Time to do Away with Tipping? - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 08-16-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) - R.E.M.

Ch. 12: Act 6: Kathi Weeks: The American Work Ethic and Hours for What We Will - GRITtv - Air Date: 8-20-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Work - Bob Marley

Ch. 14: Act 7: Small Business Saturday - UnFuck it Up Project

Ch. 15: Song 7: I didn't fuck it up - Katie Goodman

Ch. 16: Act 8: Unlike Walmart, Trader Joe's Profitable with Living Wage - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 08-24-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: Revolution (Human need over profit) - Tha Truth

Ch. 18: Act 9: Is it Vampire Capitalism, or Something Else? - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-17-13

Ch. 19: Song 9: You're a vampire - One-Eyed Doll

Ch. 20: Act 10: Walmart Holding Food Drive for the Poor: Their Own Underpaid Employees - Majority Report - Air Date: 11-19-13


Ch. 21: Soapboxing on teaching - Kit from Austen, TX

Ch. 22: Improving schools is also an environmental issue - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 23: A response regarding first responders and those they serve - Brian from Pennsylvania

Ch. 24: Is the idea of our standing in the world overrated? - Sarah from Pittsburgh

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Ch. 25: Final comments on programming notes, why Katie was gone and why you should check out

Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park


Information for this segment can be found at: h/t Lee Camp h/t Dennis Trainor, Jr.


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Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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