April 21, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 81

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Description | Topics: Bundy Ranch standoff, Allen West, HBO’s Veep. People: Bill, Nate, Greg, and guest Daniel Fidler.

Talking Points:

- Why Cliven Bundy owes the Federal government a million dollars in back taxes (and why he believes the United States doesn’t have any authority over him)
- What Allen West’s latest anti-Muslim rant tells us about American views on governance and the Framers’ intent
- Political Pop Culture: Why you should be watching HBO’s “Veep,” now in its 3rd season.

Part 1 – Bundy Ranch Standoff:
Part 1 – Move Your Cows, Bundy – AFD 81
Part 2 – Allen West:
Part 2 – Allen West – AFD 81
Part 3 – Daniel Fidler on HBO’s “Veep,” season 3 [Spoiler Alert]:
Part 3 – Veep Review – AFD 81

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April 14, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 80

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Description | Topics: Hobby Lobby contraception case, Catalonia and European nationalism in the 21st century, autism awareness month. People: Bill, Sasha, Persephone, and guest Monika Brooks.

Part 1 – Hobby Lobby (Sasha/Bill):
Part 1 – Hobby Lobby – AFD 80
Part 2 – European Nationalism (Persephone/Bill):
Part 2 – Catalonia – AFD 80
Part 3 – Monika Brooks on #RoyalBlueForAutismAwareness:
Part 3 – #RoyalBlueForAutismAwareness – AFD 80

(Nate and Greg are off this week.)

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Related links

- Think Progress: “If Hobby Lobby Wins, It Will Be Even Worse For Birth Control Access Than You Think”
- Think Progress: “Justice Kennedy Thinks Hobby Lobby Is An Abortion Case — That’s Bad News For Birth Control”
- Think Progress: “A Hobby Lobby Win Would Put Birth Control Coverage In Jeopardy At 71 Other Companies”
- TIME: “Catalonia Independence Referendum Ruled Unconstitutional”
- AFD: “Mocha Autism Network: Autism Awareness Month”

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Facebook: facebook.com/BayAreaMochaAutismNetwork
Twitter: @MochaAutismNTWK
Instagram: @mochaautismntwk
Google Plus: +Mocha Autism Network

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April 7, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 79

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Description: Nate and Bill discuss Brendan Eich’s firing over Prop 8 donations and campaign finance.

Part 1 – Mozilla Firing:
Part 1 – Mozilla Firing – AFD 79
Part 2 – McCutcheon v. FEC:
Part 2 – McCutcheon v. FEC – AFD 79

(No third segment this week due to WVUD’s Radiothon.)

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March 31, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 78

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Description: Guest expert Sydnee McElroy MD of the “Sawbones” podcast explains the science of vaccines. Bill and Nate look at why government steps in where charity falls short. Persephone on the future of nursing in the United States, by looking at Europe.

Part 1 – Sydnee McElroy:
Part 1 – Sydnee McElroy – AFD 78
Part 2 – Big Government vs. Small Charity:
Part 2 – Big Government vs. Small Charity – AFD 78
Part 3 – Nursing:
Part 3 – Nursing – AFD 78

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Related Links

- Sawbones: “Dr. Mesmer and the Power of Animal Magnetism”

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March 17, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 77

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Nate and Greg join Bill to talk about the lawsuit alleging the NCAA violates anti-trust laws, Chuck Hagel’s reshaping of the U.S. defense priorities through budget changes, and the Crimean annexation referendum.

 
Part 1: Part 1: NCAA – AFD 77
Part 2: Part 2: Defense Budget – AFD 77
Part 3: Part 3: Crimea Referendum – AFD 77

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Related Links

- Deadspin: “The NCAA-Killing Lawsuit Might Finally Be Here”
- Washington Post: Pentagon blueprint would cut Army size as military adjusts to leaner budgets
- RT America: “Underwater drone fleet’s budget nearly doubled by the Pentagon”
- AFD: Verdict on Crimea vote: Seeeeeeems legit
- Moscow Times: European Investors Say Pleas Against Sanctions on Russia Ignored
- AFD: What Russia missed: The rise of a united Ukraine
- AFD: Russian troops land in Ukraine village, outside Crimea
- AFD: Sweden after Crimea: Sure would be nice to have that empire again

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March 10, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 76

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Nate and Greg join Bill to talk about rising vaccine hysteria, the importance of public vaccinations, and how the “debate” fits into the broader arc of American politics and ideology. European correspondent Persephone looks at the debate over Spanish time zones and siesta culture. Finally Nate, Greg, and Bill look at Crimea in the context of other separatist/independence movements, such as Scotland and Catalonia.

Part 1: Part 1: Vaccines – AFD 76
Part 2: Part 2: Siesta Culture – AFD 76
Part 3: Part 3: Independence Movements – AFD 76

Note 1: This week, the online/podcast version contains an additional segment not aired on WVUD for time purposes. The whole episode with all 3 segments this week is an hour long.
Note 2: This week, the online version is split into one file for each segment. To get one file for the whole thing, we recommend using one of the subscribe links at the bottom of the post.

Related Links

- Mother Jones: Study: You Can’t Change an Anti-Vaxxer’s Mind
- BBC: Analysis: Why Russia’s Crimea move fails legal test
- Slate: Crimea referendum: Is the U.S. hypocritical about which independence movements it supports?
- The Globalist: A History of Spanish Autonomy
- The Globalist: Spain Urgently Needs Consolidation
- The Globalist: To Secede or Not to Secede: The Case of Europe

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