May 8, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 224

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Half-Episode: The US nationalization of all railroads during World War One. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: May 6th, 2018.

Episode 224 (28 min):
AFD 224

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– Article Citation: “Liquidation of Federal Railroad Control” by James C. Davis, American Bar Association Journal, vol. 8, No. 6 (June 1922), pp. 327-332
– General background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Railroad_Administration

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No new episode 5/1/18

No new episode of the radio show today. We needed a break – and extra time to prepare our upcoming episode on radical history in Pennsylvania. No big surprise that the state is chock full of it. We expect to be back next week with a half-hour episode.

Apr 24, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 223

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Topics: CDC de-funding and other science budget cuts by Trump; radicalism in Delaware history. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: April 22nd, 2018.

Episode 223 (52 min):
AFD 223

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Episode 223 Notes and Links

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Apr 17, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 222

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Topics: Municipal ambulance services; unregulated electric utilities; UK Labour’s proposal for free youth bus fares. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: April 15th, 2018.

Episode 222 (53 min):
AFD 222

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Ambulances (again — see previous episode):
https://khn.org/news/taken-for-a-ride-ambulances-stick-patients-with-surprise-bills/


http://www.nccde.org/341/Emergency-Medical-Services
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/31/east-boston-gets-second-ambulance/3EH7wIvG33vVJC8ONn81AJ/story.html?event=event25
https://www.boston.gov/departments/emergency-medical-services
Massachusetts Attorney General vs private electric utilities:
https://www.mass.gov/news/ag-healey-calls-for-shut-down-of-individual-residential-competitive-supply-industry-to-protect
Previous episode on utility regulation & FDR
Corbyn/Labour bus fare plan for under-25 passengers:

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April 10, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 221

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Half-Episode: Trump Administration interference with the 2020 US Census process; WVUD Radiothon 2018. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: April 8th, 2018.

Episode 221 (26 min):
AFD 221

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It’s WVUD RADIOTHON (50th Anniversary) this week!

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April 3, 2018 – Arsenal for Democracy Ep. 220

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Topics: Radical unions and liberal conservationists in Idaho history; Voting reforms in Washington and felon disenfranchisement in Texas. People: Bill, Rachel. Produced: April 1st, 2018.

Episode 220 (53 min):
AFD 220

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March 27, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 219

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Topics: Demonstrations for gun control in Boston and Springfield at the Smith and Wesson factory; Historical radicalism in New England and what old-school anarchist labor organizing might teach us today. People: Bill, Nate. Produced: Mar 24th, 2018.

Episode 219 (54 min):
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Pre-release clarification: The IWW was established in 1905. Late 19th century efforts along similar lines were of course not IWW, but undertaken by other organizers. I can’t remember if I muddled it a bit while speaking off the cuff. -Bill

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