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(2011/01/26) Wide Angle Lens (Economics and 5-Year Anniversary Show!)
Edition #449 Wide Angle Lens &

(2011/01/29) When the cluelesss are in control (Climate Change)
Edition #450 When the cluelesss are in control

(2011/02/03) Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 2

(2011/02/12) A Tribute to Olbermann and Countdown (Special Event)
Edition #455 A Tribute to Olbermann and Countdown   Act 1: The real history of the Bush administration – Countdown Song 1: Missed the boat – Modest Mouse Act 2: Special comment on Cheney’s speech – Countdown Song 2: Last goodbye – Jeff Buckley Act 3: On O

(2011/02/17) Revolution in Egypt Part 1 In support of self-determination
Edition #457 Revolution in Egypt Part 1 In support of self-determination   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: Wikileaks revolution in Tunisia – Young Turks Song 1: I’m looking through you – Steve Earle Act 2:

(2011/02/20) Revolution in Egypt Part 2 Conservatives and the coverage
Edition #458 Revolution in Egypt Part 2 Conservatives and the coverage   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: Mubarak’s thugs will lose – The Progressive Song 1: Fearless – VNV Nation Act 2: Fox News Egypt panel

(2011/02/23) Revolution in Egypt Part 3 A revolution well done
Edition #459 Revolution in Egypt Part 3 A revolution well done   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: Interview with Wael Ghonim before the step down – Majority Report Song 1: Enough – Dance Hall Crashers Act 2:

(2011/02/26) Dying for economic justice (Economics)
Edition #460 Dying for economic justice   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: The big bank theory – Daily Show Song 1: Grapevine fires – Death Cab For Cutie Act 2: Robbery of the middle class – Ratigan Song 2:

(2011/03/01) Wisconsin state workers protest Part 1
Edition #461 Wisconsin state workers protest Part 1   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: The war against workers in Wis – The Progressive Song 1: Solidarity forever – Pete Seeger Act 2: Breakdown of the Wiscon

(2011/03/03) Condoms, confessions, evolution and Evangelicals (Religion)
Edition #462 Condoms, confessions, evolution and Evangelicals   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: Pope Okays condoms sort of – Young Turks Song 1: Soft served – Soul Coughing Act 2: Pope changes stance on con

(2011/03/09) A whole show about broads (Feminism)
Edition #464 A whole show about broads   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: Mother F#@kers – Daily Show Song 1: All American Girl – Trian Act 2: GOP’s top priority – redefine rape – Liberal Oasis Song 2: Girls

(2011/03/12) Easing the decline (Foreign Policy)
Edition #465 Easing the decline   Visit this site to support a fellow listener struggling to support his injured mother’s business http://www.emptythisapartment.blogspot.com/   Act 1: Tony Blair and the Iraq war – BBC News Quiz Song 1: Lake Michigan – Rogue Wave

(2011/03/15) No time to lose (Climate Change)
Edition #466 No time to lose   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: McKibben/VanHollen Rally in DC – CCAN Song 1: La Redécouverte – Yann Tiersen Act 2: Interview with Bill McKibben Part 1 – Majority Repor

(2011/03/26) McCarthyism Redux (Religious Tolerance)
Edition #469 McCarthyism Redux   Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft   Act 1: Mistaken for Muslim – 1700% Project Song 1: Look what you’ve done – JET Act 2: Anti-muslim bill in TN banning practice of Islam – Young Turks

(2011/04/20) Between Scylla and Charybdis (Elections 2012)
Edition #478 Between Scylla and Charybdis Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! http://www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Lackluster launch of Obama’s campaign – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Ottoman – Vampire Weekend A

(2011/04/23) Unsettling settlements (Israel)
Edition #479 Unsettling settlements Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! http://www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Operation Overreaction – Mark Fiore Song 1: Overreacting – Brad Sucks Act 2: Two Jews debate Israel polic

(2011/04/28) Your body is a battleground (Feminism, mostly abortion)
Edition #481 Your body is a battleground Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: New strict anti-abortion law – Young Turks Song 1: I’m a pilot – Fanfarlo Act 2: Not just anti-choice but anti-contraception – Dan Sava

(2011/05/01) Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 (Environment)
Edition #481 Your body is a battleground Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: New strict anti-abortion law – Young Turks Song 1: I’m a pilot – Fanfarlo Act 2: Not just anti-choice but anti-contraception – Dan Sava

(2011/05/01) Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 (Environment)
Edition #482 Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! http://www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Obama’s Sophistry on Nuclear Power – The Progressive Song 1: Planet Earth – Steve Esc

(2011/05/04) Voter and candidate suppression (Elections)
Edition #483 Voter and candidate suppression Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! http://www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Florida hindering new voter registration – Rachel Maddow Song 1: Einstein On The Beach – Countin

(2011/05/07) Our wars and their costs (Foreign Policy)
Edition #484 Our wars and their costs Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Downplaying civilian deaths – Counterspin Song 1: Faith – George Michael Act 2: Trump’s idiotic oil ideas – Young Turks Song 2: Moving to

(2011/05/11) Not time for a pep rally (Bin Laden)
Edition #485 Not time for a pep rally Support the Progressive Slate! Vote every day to raise money, sign up at: http://www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: The headline and the photos – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Back to life – Soul II Soul Act 2: Only a hand

(2011/05/13) Laden with problems, hungry for solutions (Economics)
Edition #486 Laden with problems, hungry for solutions Support the Progressive Slate! Vote every day to raise money, sign up at: http://www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: US Credit-worthiness future outlook downgraded – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Disappoint

(2011/05/16) Things are complicated (Bin Laden)
Edition #487 Things are complicated Donate tweets to Best of the Left!  DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: What we should really be asking – Lee Camp Song 1: ThunderCats – Orchestral Theme Medley Act 2: What will the “War on Terror” look like now?

(2011/05/19) Examine, critique, ridicule and defend (Religion)
Edition #488 Examine, critique, ridicule and defend Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit http://www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Verdict on Jews: Not Guilty! – The Bugle Song 1: Diamond (Remix) – Klint Act 2: John Paul II made a saint f

(2011/05/22) A broken system gears up for another round (Elections)
Edition #489 A broken system gears up for another round Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit http://www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Is a two party system really democracy? – Lee Camp Song 1: A change is gonna come – Sam Cooke Act 2: Pr

(2011/05/24) A 1-year oil spill retrospective (Oil Spill)
Edition #490 A 1-year oil spill retrospective Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit http://www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Coffee safety at BP – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: The ocean – The Bravery Act 2: Oil spill and GOP fundraisin

(2011/05/27) Land of the free, home of the brave (Police State)
Edition #491 Land of the free, home of the brave Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit http://www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Supreme Court: Private Prison Guards – Young Turks Song 1: Chain gang – Sam Cooke Act 2: Supreme Court Takes a

(2011/05/30) Dumb as the fossils we burn (Energy and climate)
Edition #492 Dumb as the fossils we burn Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit http://www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Rocks – Mark Fiore Song 1: Sanitarium (Welcome Home) – Apocalyptica Act 2: Fracking linked to well contamination – Gre

(2011/06/02) Fiscal and physical health (Health Care)
Edition #493 Fiscal and physical health Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit http://www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: The GOP Budget Bill Will Kill 70,000 Children Around the World – Majority Report Song 1: First day of my life – Bright

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