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1 #1356 The Many, Many Problems with Cops and Why Reform is Impossible2020-07-06 20:27:10
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2 #1355 I Can't Breathe, The Three Words That Define an Era2020-06-29 17:43:21
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3 #1354 Police violence and racism are a product of our past (Uprising, Crackdown, Authoritarianism)2020-06-22 19:49:14
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4 #1353 Uprising, George Floyd was the spark that ignited the world2020-06-17 20:13:51
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5 #1352 Racism In America, The Last 160 Years, Explained2020-06-10 15:10:21
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6 #1351 The Empire Strikes Up Another Cold War (China and US Empire)2020-06-05 20:48:45
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7 #1029 You can't reignite a fire that never stops burning (Black and Blue Lives) (Repost)2020-06-02 21:07:15
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8 #1350 Reach For The Good Ideas That Are Just Lying Around (Disaster Capitalism)2020-05-21 17:23:47
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9 Bonus Edition #208 Planet of the Humans from Michael Moore, Explained2020-05-15 16:00:00
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10 Bonus Edition #207 Hope springs eternal and tries to kill you2020-05-07 19:58:29
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11 #1349 A Deep Dive on the Dysfunction of Trump and his Followers (Coronavirus)2020-05-04
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12 Bonus Edition #205 A Pandemic of American Myths2020-04-29 15:18:18
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13 #1348 Not the Great Equalizer, the Amplifier of Disparity (Coronavirus)2020-04-22 02:02:40
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#1348 Not the Great Equalizer, the Amplifier of Disparity (Coronavirus)

Air Date 4/21/2020 Today we take a look at the ways that COVID-19 are impacting the most vulnerable communities the worst and how our legacy of discrimination is being put on full display. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 MEMBERSHIP ON PATREON (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) EPISODE SPONSORS: ExpressVPN.com/LEFT SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | Amazon CA | Amazon UK SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Race and Risk - Coronavirus Fact vs Fiction - Air Date 4-9-20 CNN's Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down the various factors and demographics that may make some people and communities more susceptible. Ch. 2: COVID-19 Is Not An Equalizer, Black People At Higher Risk with Khiara Bridges and Douglas White Part 1 - The Takeaway with Lizzie O'Leary - Air Date 4-6-20 The south, rural America and black Americans are all at higher risk during the pandemic. Ch. 3: Why Coronavirus Is Hitting The Black Community Hardest - The Daily Social Distancing Show - Air Date 1-8-20 A closer look at how and why the U.S.’s coronavirus outbreak is disproportionately hurting the black community. Ch. 4: COVID-19 Is Not An Equalizer, Black People At Higher Risk with Khiara Bridges and Douglas White Part 2 - The Takeaway with Lizzie O'Leary - Air Date 4-6-20 The south, rural America and black Americans are all at higher risk during the pandemic. Ch. 5: Pandemic Racism The Wisconsin Primary, Disenfranchisement, and the Cost of Life Part 1 - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 4-8-20 Milwaukee’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Jeanette Kowalik, discusses the Wisconsin Supreme Court's reckless disregard for public safety as they force the state to conduct in-person voting. Ch. 6: Pandemic Racism The Wisconsin Primary, Disenfranchisement, and the Cost of Life Part 2 - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 4-8-20 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses what the data tells us about race and coronavirus in America and draws historical parallels between the Trump administration response and the Mississippi flood of 1927. Ch. 7: “I will not apologize for my needs” Part 1 - Off-Kilter - Air Date 3-27-20 With the ongoing debate around health care rationing and ventilator shortages amid COVID19, Rebecca talks to Ari Ne’eman, Alice Wong, and Sam Bagenstos about the importance of disability non-discrimination in health care. Ch. 8: Discounting the disabled and all those with pre-existing conditions - CounterSpin - Air Date 4-3-20 Janine Jackson takes a quick look back at AP‘s coronavirus boilerplate. Ch. 9: “I will not apologize for my needs” Part 2 - Off-Kilter - Air Date 3-27-20 With the ongoing debate around health care rationing and ventilator shortages amid COVID19, Rebecca talks to Ari Ne’eman, Alice Wong, and Sam Bagenstos about the importance of disability non-discrimination in health care. Ch. 10: Janine Jackson takes a quick look at scapegoating China - CounterSpin - Air Date 3-27-20 Stoking anti-Chinese sentiment from the top down. Ch. 11: A Virus Doesn't Discriminate - Coronavirus Fact vs Fiction - Air Date 3-27-20 The coronavirus pandemic has fueled a surge in racism against Asian-Americans around the country. Ch. 12: Civil Rights and Coronavirus - Epidemic - Air Date 3-27-20 Vanita Gupta discusses the responsibility the media has in reinforcing anti-Chinese xenophobia. VOICEMAILS Ch. 13: Check your privilege - Alan from Connecticut FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 14: Final comments on who stoicism is for MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Astrisx - Bodytonic Wingspan - Bayou Birds Long and Low Cloud - The Bulwark Santre - K2 The Rampart - Castle Danger Open Flames - Aeronaut Contrarian - Sketchbook Horizon Liner - The Pine Barrens Stale Case - Darby Vittoro - Aeronaut Homegrown - The Pine Barrens Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | +more Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Facebook!…read more

14 Bonus Edition #203 The Fog of Work2020-04-16 19:55:17
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15 #1347 Locked in a Petri Dish (Mass Pandemic Incarceration)2020-04-12 16:21:26
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16 Bonus Edition #201 Forget Positive Thinking, Feel Better by Contemplating the Worst2020-04-08 19:25:48
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17 #1346 Pandemic Economics and the Reverse Robin Hood Bailout2020-04-04 14:32:53
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18 Bonus Edition #200 Mental Taxation2020-04-01 19:57:19
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19 #1345 All the Best COVID-19 Coping Mechanisms in One Place2020-03-26 16:00:00
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20 #1344 Everything is Political (Social Safety Net in a Time of Pandemic)2020-03-20 16:00:00
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