About Nate

Nate is a contributor and past co-host on the “Arsenal For Democracy” show. He was previously the co-founder of the Starboard Broadside political blog with Bill in 2008.

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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Music by friend of the show @StuntBirdArmy.

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 can find a complete list of our reference materials here.

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 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 12, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 188

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Topics: News media consolidation in the US (including University of Delaware research); legal protections for retail workers on part-time on-call/zero-hour contracts. People: Bill, Rachel, and Nate Produced: July 10th, 2017.

Episode 188 (47 min):
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Some links on US media consolidation

NY Magazine on the Sinclair deal
– Research by Danilo Yanich for UD/CWA on Local TV Service Agreements, Duopolies, Mega-Mergers: (download the full paper, which is very readable)

Some links on on-call scheduling reform

Oregon: Oregon Passes Pioneering Worker-Rights Bill
NY: A.G. Schneiderman and Eight Other State Attorneys General Probe Retailers Over Use of On-Call Shifts
– Forbes: Is On-Call Scheduling In Retail Coming To An End?
– CNBC On-call scheduling debate: Where retailers stand
– National Jobs With Justice: Why It’s Time for Just Hours and Stable Schedules
– San Francisco JWJ: Full-Time Hours Offer, Predictable Scheduling, Minimum On-Call Pay
– Dissent magazine: “The New Working Class”
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