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What Would Bernie Sanders Do - The Podcast

In support of the progressive ideals of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In this first episode we get things going and state some Bernie fundamentals. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo for much more daily information on Bernie Sanders, 2016 candidate for president.
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Nov 14, 2017
Okay, it was SO long ago... I mean, shouldn't we just FORGET about how the DNC and Hillary Clinton's campaign fixed the presidential primary against Bernie Sanders? Uh... No. The subversion of our democracy by both parties is one of the primary (pun intended) reasons Presid*nt Trump's in office and Republicans are in power. And in typical Clintoncrat fashion, Donna Brazile publishes an expose on how the deck was stacked against Bernie... and THEN goes on CNN and says she believes the primary was a fair fight! Wait, what? 
 
But yes, Virginia, there is hope for honest legislators getting elected without using corporate dollars! Our interview guest,  U.S. Congressional Candidate for the 5th district of Illinois, Benjamin Thomas Wolf, is one of those Democrats. With an impressive resume ranging from the FBI to the State Department, Wolf responds with candor to our questions about running a grassroots campaign, military interventionism, the Second Amendment and much more. Our discussion with an honest and well-referenced public servant opens our eyes to the fact that we CAN indeed infiltrate and change the Democratic Party from the bottom up. 
 
So bottoms up, and remember--when you're fighting for what is right you're doing much more than just "resisting"! 
 
Find out much more about Benjamin Thomas Wolf by going here: https://www.wolfforcongress.org/

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/  Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html. 

Sep 16, 2017
We tell Hillary Clinton "What Happened" because apparently nobody else will. In plain black and white, Clinton unwittingly exposes PRECISELY what happened by delivering a memoir which includes the kind of deception and divisiveness that turned the Democratic Party against its core values, all for the sake of serving the interests of Queen Clinton and her donor class. Yes, in plain black and white... but you'll see red after hearing her accusations against Bernie and the way blame is projected onto everyone -- except herself. 
 
Clinton must be jealous she's never possessed the prescience of Bernie Sanders, because the very Single Payer program Clinton predicted will (her quote) "never, ever come to pass" less than two years ago now has 16 prominent Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate. Bernie Sanders was ridiculed by corporate media (and corporate Democrats) for insisting that if enough people stand together they can implement fundamental change. But of course, Bernie is proven right again, as the same Democrats who wouldn't support his Single Payer bill in 2013 proudly sign on and speak out in favor of health care as right. 
 
Amidst all the donor-driven angst emerges a glimmer of hope, so continue fighting for what is right. The Political Revolution is alive and well--it must be if even the Democratic Party itself is Feeling the Bern!!
 
The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens, produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can advocate for change in healthcare by going to https://www.healthcare-now.org. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html
Aug 28, 2017

Donald Trump fans wish it were 1861 again. Emboldened by Republican leaders who've reinforced hatred of the Federal Government that's existed since "liberals" took away their slaves, we all must suffer the ravages of an unresolved violent and racist history as Trump continues the party's "patriotic" mission of reducing access to education and health care for people of color and the poor.

Speaking of health care, Bernie Sanders is going to introduce his Medicare For All bill in the Senate, although he knows it won't pass. But in light of the Republican's mercenary and highly unpopular attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Bernie understands now IS the time to keep the conversation going on a Single Payer plan--the American people are waking up to the fact that for-profit insurers are interested in one thing, and it's not their health.

Keep fighting for what we know is right! We can help Bernie by attending Town Halls with our representatives and becoming active on a local level. Make your voices heard and make a difference!

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann

May 7, 2017
Recorded May 5, 2017. Both parties have put us at the mercy of the for-profit health insurance industry for too long, and while Democrats sing "Nah-nah-hey-hey" at House Republicans for passing the treacherous "American Health Care Act", all this political football diminishes the health of millions of Americans . But the present charade on both sides of the aisle appears to have awakened many Americans and some politicians to the only viable answer: single payer healthcare.
 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz says "MYOB" to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for DARING to question the judgment of Barack Obama for accepting a $400,000 speaking fee from a Wall Street investment firm.  But the Democrats' close ties to Wall Street and Big Pharma are not only "our business"--they are a major reason we have Trump in the White House. Debbie and the Dems can run but they can't hide as we continue to call them out for working for the donors -- and against the interests of the 99%. 
 
"Progressive" media from MSNBC to Daily Kos attack Bernie Sanders for backing "anti-abortion" Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello in Omaha, and a "pro-gun" Democratic house candidate in Montana. As the Hillocrats look to marginalize Bernie, they offer insight as to why Democrats have lost a record number of legislative seats during President Obama's tenure.  Only Bernie seems to understand the true meaning of a "50-state strategy!" 
 
Tulsi Gabbard is one of the lone voices for peace in American politics. Her profound message is being condemned by "liberal" media and Democrats alike, so it is up to us to help her spread the word! 
 
The tide is turning, the Trauma of Trump and deception of the Democrats is awakening Americans to the fact that we have to work together to provide the services we all need to survive, so make the calls, attend the town halls, and work for progressive candidates on the local level. That's the best way to make sure this administration continues to Feel the Bern!
 
The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html. 
Apr 16, 2017

Let them eat chocolate cake...while we kill civilians. Who'll save us from WWIII? Certainly not the Republicans... but not the Democrats either! Prominent Democrats praise Trump's response to Syria and call for one of their own to be ousted from Congress for telling the truth! Of course, when what Tulsi Gabbard says exposes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Democrats once again choose party over people.

Speaking of party over people, Democrats start their "Unity Tour" with new DNC Chair Tom Perez visiting seven states with Bernie Sanders. And (we suppose) in the spirit of unity, Hillary Clinton now decides she's delighted with New York's free public college tuition plan, a plan she ridiculed during the presidential primary debates.

Bernie starts his own podcast (see below)! He offers reliable information about vital issues. This is the stuff that SHOULD be on MSNBC, but it appears Rachel Maddow and the rest think deflecting blame from the Democrats rests in massive amounts of coverage regarding.....RUSSIA! We give not only the disturbing numbers, but the irresponsible fearmongering Maddow engages in as the putative leader of the of the Democratic Party Media.

If you're still a fan of the very popular (according to widespread reports) Bernie Sanders you'll want to keep the focus on progressive struggles over education, healthcare and civil rights, and perhaps most importantly, steering our country away from nuclear confrontation.

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html. 

Listen to Bernie Sanders' new podcast here! https://www.sanders.senate.gov/bernies-podcast

Host Darren has a new comedy podcast. Learn all about it here: www.gotmaf.com

 

 

Feb 20, 2017

Recorded February 17, 2017. Turn on NPR or other corporate media, and you're likely to hear Russia and/or Putin mentioned hundreds of times in a matter of hours. Dr K counted!

But how much did we hear about Gen. John Nicholson's statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee that after 15 years at war we're at a "stalemate" in Afghanistan? We discuss the general's underreported request for thousands more troops and billions in additional spending in the context of the propaganda campaign against Tulsi Gabbard's trip to Syria in search of a peaceful solution to our perpetual wars. What's the reason for so much discussion about Russia and so little mention of the consequences of our ongoing wars?

During their Town Hall debate on Obamacare, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz embody the ideological rift between Americans. Bernie believes health care is a right and that we need to pool our resources to provide care for our fellow Americans. Ted Cruz follows the logic Hillary Clinton used during her primary campaign, that *access* to health care is a right and we need to make insurance plans affordable. But we've already heard this tune. You may have ACCESS to a Maserati, but will it really land in your garage?? 

So you say you want to change things from the ground up? Two members of Chicago's near west suburb Bellwood's School District 88 from share their insights on how and why they're campaigning as school board candidates: to prevent corruption and influence-peddling. Our guests inspired us with their passionate stories of why they want to change the culture to provide their children -- and ALL children -- with the education they deserve.

We provide a passing mention of Prez Trump in the context of why we should support organizations that are taking legal action against his administration. 'Nuff said.

As Bernie keeps reminding us, stay above the fray--focus on what really matters and get involved today!

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html

Jan 30, 2017

Recorded January 27, 2017. You always hurt the one you love, and Trump loves the middle-class and veterans. Is it any surprise his first executive actions will inflict pain upon...the middle-class and veterans?

Bernie asks Trump's HHS cabinet nominee Tom Price if he believes healthcare is a right. When Dr. Price responds with the typical conservative dodge "we are a compassionate country", Bernie sets him straight. Unfortunately, the numbers place the United States toward the bottom of industrialized natIons when it comes to taking care of their most vulnerable.

Alternative facts are much less alternative when scientific facts are silenced. And the fossil fuel industry and agribiz are more profitable when they're able to pollute and poison. Let's join the "rogue" agencies trying to keep Americans informed about reality.

We'll be transitioning to emphasize direct action and information about how YOU can make a difference by infiltrating the political process at all levels. It's what Bernie Sanders has asked all of us to do!

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html. 

Jan 17, 2017

Recorded January 13, 2017. Back in 1971, when Democrats were Democrats and Republicans were Republicans, Ted Kennedy opposed Nixoncare because it put Americans' health in the insurance industry's hands. Single payer was the only answer. Nearly 40 years later, the more conservative Obamacare is reviled by Republicans but unanimously embraced by Democrats and their media. Why do we stand by and cheer while both parties pass legislation benefiting the health of their donors' stocks and portfolios? (Listen in for the INSANE profit percentages insurers have made!) Should our lives be dependent on coverage through health insurers who invented the dreadful "pre-existing condition?" 

Bernie tells a "moderate Democrat" student at a CNN Town Hall ,who is concerned about "demonizing the wealthy," that we have to "change the culture" of our political system and our country. With Donald Trump preaching the "prosperity gospel" at his inauguration, have both parties conspired to get us past the point of changing the culture of profit over people? Did 13 Democrats actually block Bernie's amendment to allow re-importation of drugs from Canada? Will we wake up and realize that both parties are killing us softly with their rhetoric?

In our Chicago Progress segment, Steve Edwards of Chicago Socialist Alternative tells us there's still hope! He updates us on upcoming "Resist Trump" events and lays out the rationale for why neither party will provide us with the government that works for the 99%.

In every podcast, we offer direct action you can take to resist the insanity of Trump and the Republicans, and redirect the impostors in the Democratic Party. Get involved, get out in the streets, make the calls and let your voice be heard!

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html

Jan 2, 2017

 

WWBSD #68, recorded 12/29/16. Do we have the power to head off Trump's agenda and push ahead with our own? Executive Director of Chicago Progress Andre Vasquez says we do, but not just through posting on social media. If we sit back while "our" party's administration is infiltrated by Goldman Sachs and the rest of Wall Street, and dismiss Hillary's financial industry entanglements, we can't be shocked when the Republican president-elect does essentially the same thing. Trump's cabinet is a natural extension of how Republicans and Democrats alike have been populating positions of influence in our government.
 
Neoliberal or real liberal, we have the power to heal the Democratic party from the ground up. We can help Keith Ellison become head of the DNC, the first major post-election indicator as to which way the Democratic Party is headed. We can avert and dispel corporate and party media's brainwashing, which includes such messages as "It's not Free Trade, it's automation!" Um, actually, automation has taken a smaller bite than they'd have you believe.  
 
There's much to do! Stay awake and keep the sunglasses on, and educate and empower your fellow Americans! As we state in this podcast, one place to start is right here: http://www.chicagoprogress.com/events/

 

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html. 

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