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July 14, 2020 – Hazen Pingree, John Altgeld, Thomas Marshall – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 316

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss three noteworthy midwestern progressive governors of the 1890s and 1910s.

Links and notes for ep. 316 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFD-Ep-316-Links-and-Notes-Hazen-Pingree-John-Altgeld-Thomas-Marshall.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 5, 2020 – The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the Long Depression – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 315

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss the legacy of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the stagnant U.S. economic conditions of 1873-1893 during the Second Industrial Revolution.

Links and notes for ep. 315 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFD-Ep-315-Links-and-Notes-The-Great-Railroad-Strike-of-1877-and-the-Long-Depression.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 28, 2020 – The Planned Economy – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 314

Description: From Covid to Climate, planned economies are the future, but who will do the planning and who will benefit? We go back to the 1870s and the rise of corporate bureaucracy. Bill, Rachel, Kelley.

Links and notes for ep. 314 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-314-Links-and-Notes-The-Planned-Economy.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 14, 2020 – Police in Schools – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 312

Description: Kelley, Rachel, and Bill discuss the history of police in American schools and the current policy environment around that.

Links and notes for Ep. 312 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-312-Links-and-Notes-Policing-in-Schools.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 7, 2020 – Police Budgets and Militarization – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 311

Description: Rachel, Kelley, and Bill discuss municipal police budgets and militarization of police equipment.

AFD Ep. 311 Links and Notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-311-Links-and-Notes-Police-Budgets-and-Militarization.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 31, 2020 – Airline Bailouts and Deregulation – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 310

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss airline deregulation and bankruptcies, the post-9/11 and covid-19 airline bailouts, and why the US should obviously nationalize the passenger airline industry.

Links and notes for ep. 310 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-310-Links-and-Notes-Airline-Bailouts-and-Deregulation.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 24, 2020 – The Early US Oil Industry, Part 5 (Modern Tech Industry Parallels) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 309

Description: It’s the Second Gilded Age and the technology monopolies are back in full force. What is to be done? Kelley returns to the show to join Bill and Rachel for a discussion.

Links and notes for ep. 309 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AFD-Ep-309-Links-and-Notes-Part-5_-The-Early-US-Oil-Industry-Modern-Parallels-to-the-Rise-of-Gilded-Age-Monopolism.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

See also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.