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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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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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