The Good Fight
42: Coal, you're going to lose. You too, ALEC.04/14/15
Spring is finally here. Daffodils dancing int he breeze, pollen collecting on car roofs, and the symphony of coughs filling the air. It's not just allergies that are making it hard to breathe. It's also coal. Ending coal fired power is the best weapon...
41: We're back! Had a baby. Got Kickstarted. And talked to...
So much glory: Kickstarter triumph, new baby, and encore visits from three beloved guests. Sister Simone gets back on the nun bus; Shannon Watts faces down the NRA; and Garlin Gilchrist makes us all want to move to Detroit.http://tgf.fm/41
40: Why #BlackLivesMatter
Co-founder Alicia Garza shares the story of how #BlackLivesMatter began—and how it became the rallying cry for a movement, ignited by tragedy, that is fighting for survival. http://tgf.fm/40 And back the show by Feb 5 here: http://tgf.fm/ks
VIDEO: Kickstarter for Good Fight, Year Two. Featuring Al...
Want more Good Fight magic in the world? This is themoment to help, at tgf.fm/ks.We're running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 for our second year of shows, and we're already halfway there—but if we don't raise $50,000 more in the next seven...
39: ALEC: Match.com for evil
For decades, corporations have found Republicans ready to do their bidding thanks to a shadowy outfit known as ALEC. But Nick Rathod, a preacher's son, has a plan to fight back. http://tgf.fm/39
38: How the kid with two moms saved the Boy Scouts
Zach Wahls, as a teenage Eagle Scout, gave a speech that changed the nation. If you ever clicked the headline "Two lesbians had a baby, and this is what they got," that speech was what you got—a speech that shifted the way millions of people thought...
37: What $10 million buys you in U.S. politics
Mayday SuperPAC, Lawrence Lessig's anti-corruption moonshot, lost nearly all of its races in the 2014 midterms. Does that mean it failed?Or does the shadow of money in politics extend beyond mere wins and losses? Professor Lessig and the Progressive...
36: Turn Out For What
2014 was the election that young people were supposed to ignore. But then came the voting anthem nobody can stop humming. Today on The Good Fight, the inside story of Turn Out For What—as recounted by Rock The Vote's Ashley Spillane and Dan McSwain,...
35: The progressive secret weapon
Conservatives might have money, but progressives have something even more powerful: science. That's right: gigantic, statistically valid, scientifically rigorous experiments about the best way to win elections. If that's a surprise to you, there's a...
34: Fed up with the economy?
Why haven't wages risen in 40 years? It's not just bad luck. The mostly invisible, ultra-powerful folks who run at the Federal Reserve have gone to great lengths to keep it that way. When too many people get jobs, when pay starts going up... wham!...
33: Inside the ginormous, huge-tastic climate march
They promised the biggest climate march in world history. But when the big morning arrived, the Weather app showed a thundercloud. Hear what happened next—and feel the (renewable) energy of a giant, urgent movement hitting the streets together for the...
32: Will police body cameras prevent the next Ferguson?
The killing of Michael Brown, and the military-style police crackdown that followed, exposed millions of Americans to the wide-open Pandora's Box that is the American way of law enforcement. In the weeks since, as the nation wrestled with fundamental...
31: Mayday Super PAC Strikes Back
Lawrence Lessig's Mayday Super PAC stunned the political world by raising $7 million to fight corruption. Now comes the hard part: using money in politics to kick money out of politics. Lessig returns to the show to bring us inside the battle.
30: Garlin Gilchrist II: Detroit, diaspora, and destiny
Before the Win Report, before MoveOn.org, Garlin Gilchrist II was exactly the person Detroit couldn't afford to lose: a brilliant, entrepreneurial computer engineer and civic patriot. He left. But now he's back. Here's his story. http://tgf.fm/30
29: Live from Netroots
The soon-to-be legendary live taping of The Good Fight from Netroots Nation 2014! Hear amazing stories from NARAL president Ilyse Hogue and newly-elected NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia, thrill to a live Win Report with Garlin Gilchrist II, and...
28: Cory Booker and Rand Paul: partners on crime
For decades, criminal justice reform was political Kryptonite. But Cory Booker isn't from Krypton. Booker joins us to explain why he's tackling this fight—and how, in a Festivus miracle of bipartisanship, he teamed up with Rand Paul. http://tgf.fm/28
27: War on women? Meet the resistance
UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary takes us behind the scenes in the insurgent, devastatingly effective campaign to make the anti-feminist backlash backfire. The strategy: using cutting-edge online advocacy to put a political and economic price on...
Win Report: Hobby Lobby, Hillary, and the Beyonce voters
In this week's Win Report, the Supreme Court rules on Hobby Lobby blocking birth control and home-care workers' rights. Good news and bad news on climate change. Plus, marriage equality in Kentucky, a gay police chief in South Carolina, and more...
26: Pulitzer winner. Undocumented. American.
When Jose Antonio Vargas was 16, he discovered his green card was fake. At 26, he won journalism’s biggest prize. At 30, he outed himself as undocumented. Vargas’s powerful new film, #Documented, tells his story—and it will change the way you think...
25 Lawrence Lessig, Aaron Swartz, and the Super PAC to end...
What if you’re doing the wrong thing with your life? That’s what 20-year-old Aaron Swartz asked Lawrence Lessig. In response, Lessig transformed his career. Today, he’s got an insanely audacious plan to kick billionaires out of politics… with help...
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