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Nov 21, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 204

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Topic: The Democratic Party and payday loans (and postal banking). Second segment is a repeat from 2014 on the same topic but with some other angles. People: Bill, Rachel, Jonathan, Nate. Produced: Nov 19th, 2017 (and August 29, 2014).

Episode 204 (58 min):
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Reminder: We are on Stitcher finally.

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More info in Ep. 98
2015 article in The Atlantic on postal banking

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Nov 14, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 203

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Guest Interview: Erin Goudreau of Western Montana DSA. Other Topic: FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Nov 12th, 2017.

Episode 203 (54 min):
AFD 203

Announcement: We are on Stitcher finally.

Related links

Buzzfeed: “Wackadoodles, Establishment Hacks, And The Big, Ugly, Local Battle For The Heart Of The GOP”
FDR 1944 State of the Union Economic Bill of Rights

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Oct 10, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 199

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Topics: Bail reform; the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Oct 8th, 2017.

Episode 199 (54 min):
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Complete list of links from Rachel and Nate on these two topics (PDF)

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Oct 3, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 198

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Guest Interview: Frances Moore LappĂ© and Adam Eichen, authors of the book “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want” — out now. Other Topic: Rural maternal health in the US. People: Bill, Rachel. Produced: Oct 1st, 2017.

Episode 198 (50 min):
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Our collected research links on the rural health segment

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Sept 19, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 196

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Topics: Senate Medicare for All bill breakdown; Hurricane Irma. People: Bill, Nate and Rachel. Produced: Sept 17th, 2017.

Episode 196 (55 min):
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Please note that the show now airs/releases on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

Related links

Medicare for All Act of 2017 Chapter by Chapter Summary
White paper: Options to Finance Medicare for All
Our episode on Dental Care
Our episode on how to nationalize oil and gas
Our episode on climate austerity governments

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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 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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You can find a list of the articles we referenced here.

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