Best of the Left Podcast : #1159 Voters need to pick their reps, not the other way around (Gerrymandering)

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Air Date: 1/19/2018

Today we take a look at one of the most important and least understood problems with our broken democracy, gerrymandering, including some ideas to fix it

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Drawing New Lines - On the Media - Air Date 5-24-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Great is the Contessa - The Contessa

Ch. 4: Act 2: Richard Hasen explains the case against gerrymandering - Amicus - Air Date 9-16-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Wingspan - Bayou Birds

Ch. 6: Act 3: Rattling the Bars: Prison is Not a Residence - @TheRealNews - Air Date 9-18-16

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Theme - Towboat

Ch. 8: Act 4: Looking forward to the 2020 census and the plan to gerrymander the future - Trumpcast - Air Date 1-4-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Planting Flags - K4

Ch. 10: Act 5: Judges Rule N. Carolina Representatives Cannot Choose their Voters - @TheRealNews - Air Date 1-11-18

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Parissi - Marisala

Ch. 12: Act 6: Dems Must Be the Anti-Gerrymandering Party (w/ John Nichols) - The Zero Hour w @RJEskow - Air Date 7-18-17

Ch. 13: Final comments introducing the campaign

Bonus Clip: Introducing: The Fair Representation Act - FairVote - Air Date 6-25-17

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions



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The Case for Proportional Voting (National Affairs)

Dear Jeff Flake: time to start a third party (Vox)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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