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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):
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Announcement: We are on Stitcher finally.

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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 Lappé 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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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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