Bill Humphrey

About Bill Humphrey

Bill Humphrey is the primary host of WVUD's Arsenal For Democracy talk radio show and is a Senior Editor for The Globalist. Follow him @BillHumphreyMA on twitter.

Sept 5, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 195

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Paul has been on the road reporting on Confederate monuments, the West Virginia Senate race, anti-protest laws, and more. Other topic: Hurricane Harvey and government response so far. People: Bill, Nate and Paul. Produced: Sept 3rd, 2017.

Episode 195 (56 min):
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Please note that the show now airs/releases on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

Related links

Vice: “Can You Win in Trump Country with a Bernie Sanders Platform?”
The Outline: “Much Ado About Antifa”
– More of Paul’s reporting on the episode’s topics will be published soon at various outlets. Follow @pblest on Twitter to keep up with his latest.
– Two Washington Post pieces on the Hurricane Harvey flood insurance crisis — here & here
– AP News: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area

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Aug 29, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 194

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Topics: The abusive proliferation of arbitration clauses; socializing ambulance services People: Bill, Rachel and Nate. Produced: Aug 27th, 2017.

Episode 194 (54 min):
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Please note that the show now airs/releases on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

Related links

EPI: The Arbitration Epidemic
Richard Cordray (CFPB) op-ed in NY Times
LA Times 2013 background article on ambulance services in the US
CBC background article on ambulance services in Canada

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Aug 23, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 193

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Topics: The Boston counter-demonstration to the far right after Charlottesville, Trump’s antagonism, the race relations challenge in present-day Boston, and the Confederate monuments debate. People: Bill and Nate. Produced: Aug 21st, 2017.

Episode 193 (55 min):
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Ep. 192: How to Nationalize US Oil and Gas

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Like the single-payer healthcare fight, but for the entire global climate…

 
The beginner’s guide to a pragmatic government purchase of the US oil and gas industry to wind down fossil fuel production rapidly in the global public interest.
People: Bill and Nate Produced: Aug 13th, 2017.

Episode 192 (51 min):
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You might also want to listen to Ep. 178, on climate austerity in a state of emergency, which originally aired in April 2017.

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Aug 9, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 191

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Topics: Abusive proliferation of non-compete clauses; a leftist future for intellectual property and pharmaceutical patents. People: Bill, Rachel, and Sarah. Produced: Aug 7th, 2017.

Episode 191 (55 min):
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Aug 2, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 190

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Topics: Rep. Barbara Lee’s AUMF repeal effort; Political influence of private utilities and FDR’s speech on that. People: Bill and Nate. Produced: July 31st, 2017.

Episode 190 (55 min):
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July 26, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 189

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Topics: Total U.S. student debt forgiveness; Universal dental care. People: Bill, Rachel, Jonathan, and Paul. Produced: July 24th, 2017.

Episode 189 (54 min):
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Listener correction:

– One of our Canadian listeners writes to say “Small correction, dental care isn’t covered in Canada. I require benefits through my job to pay for dental care. I believe there are some dental programs for senior at a certain age but not for the regular populace… that and Pharmacare aren’t covered here which is why we still need benefits packages through our jobs and what not.”

Research and links for this episode

Jonathan’s huge dossier on student debt forgiveness
Rachel’s links on dental care policy

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