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Dara Baldwin on Whose Care Goes into the CARES Act

Dara Baldwin, Director of National Policy for the Center for Disability Rights addresses on the big money power that’s still being felt even in the Covid-19 quieted halls of Congress. If you thought the playing field had been leveled think again. The first CARES Act appropriated $350 billion for small business aid but that ran out in two weeks and not because the money went to small businesses.

What we the people need to learn from the 2008 big-bank bailout and how to show Congress you CARE about the CARES ACT - even if you're not in the streets of Washington. Plus, why the multi-marginalized matter - most - in this moment.

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Laura Flanders Show

Days of wonder, days of rage. We're living through an information revolution as profound as any since Gutenberg and the printing press, but are we the people, the so-called "users", using the technology or is the technology using us and for what ends? How can we harness this particular transformation for good? That’s the question, and we have some answers from Data & Society fellow Chancey Fleet, Team Human's Douglas Rushkoff, and technologist, educator, and organizer Nabil Hassein.

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Listening to Our Better Angels

Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where you are. The people of Better Angels believe there's still value in talking, and they've come up with a way of doing it that actually seems to bring people together.

Trump's Wall and the End of the American Frontier

In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his most recent book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. They explore how America's foundational myth of progress has given way to protectionism. Will opposition to the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest the frontier myth has always but thinly veiled? And what can we do to replace destructive myths with productive truths?

Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation: Desire in A World Transformed

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming - enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure. In this episode, we try to make up for that and hear from some bloggers, activists, and educators who are practicing very positive consent.