030. This Platform... Needs More Planks

Jam-packed with a full gamut of topics: healthcare update (as of recording - before it temporarily resolved itself); unsung heroine of the Senate Elizabeth MacDonough; John McCain?!; the police shooting of Justine Dumond; and an extensive discussion of the recently released Democratic platform, which inspired the title of this episode.

This episode is the last one for two weeks while This is Why takes a brief hiatus before hopping back to it.

Recorded July 26, 2017.

Intro/Outro: Janet Jackson - "Escapade"

Links from the Episode
The Atlantic: Democrats Bet on a Populist Message to Win Back Congress
CommonDreams.org: "Resistance Not Enough: Progressive Groups Push Democrats to Back #PeoplesPlatform" 

Beth's Recommendations
Slate: Our Unfounded Medical Optimism
The Big Sick (Rotten Tomatoes)
Demi Lovato - "Sorry Not Sorry" (video)
Destiny's Child #1's (YouTube playlist)

Whit's Recommendations
The Unexpected (website)
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Guggenheim: Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe
Gay of Thrones
Game of Thrones IMGUR recaps