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Busted Business Bureau

Christian Borkey

Join Christian Borkey as she performs dissections (and vivisections!) on various businesses’ scandals. This research-based comedy podcast is for listeners who enjoy densely packed information, white collar true crime, and naturally funny people :) Thanks for tuning in. Follow @BustedBizBureau everywhere!

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Lockheed Martin
National Organizer at CODEPINK, Danaka, joins me for the girliest episode of Busted Business Bureau: the multibillion dollar weapons company, Lockheed Martin! If you pay taxes, I promise this episode is about you. For a company that's been around so long, you think they'd build less stuff that caught on fire or less stuff that made Vermonter children lose control of their bowels. This one's got explosions, missed deadlines, a bit of the red scare, bribery, and the WHITE MAN'S CAUCUS, which I promise is just as funny as it sounds. Follow @wifeoftoast on twitter or @CODEPINK everywhere!  PS, if you live in Chicago, Mike Quigley takes money from Lockheed Martin. Follow @DivestMike and tell him to cut it out!  Footnotes:  Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex, William D. Hartung Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program, Valerie Insinna, New York Times 2019 Federal Contractors Are Violating Workers’ Rights and Harming the U.S. Government, Center for American Progress Report Sandia National Labs Bribery Scandal, Department of Justice Summary Lockheed Subsidiary (Tools and Metals) Overcharging Scheme, Jerry Seper, Washington Times 2000 Working for Equality: The Narrative of Harry Hudson, Harry Hudson Wikipedia List of Lockheed Bribery Scandals How Lockheed Martin Makes Money, Investopedia Nooses, Symbols of Race Hatred, At Center of Workplace Lawsuits, Sana Siwolap, NYT 2000 Lockheed's Latest Battle: Bias, Greg Schneider, NYT 2000 Remove Labels This Ramadan , Coca Cola XOXO I don't want to plug that right wing guy's website or the White Man's Caucus website but if you're dying to look them up, they're easily googlable lol.
2d ago
1 hr 5 mins
BONUS EPISODE: The Men's Rights Lawyer Who Makes a Killing off a Technicality
Chicago improv's biggest hater KP returns to talk about men's rights (and men's wrongs). This men's rights lawyer has unleashed himself upon California to successfully sue people over ladies nights, lesbian gatherings, and Mother's Day baseball promotions. Why is Alfred Rava not a household name? This is literally all I talk about now. TUNE IN! Souces (not enough if you ask me): 1. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/12/DFEH_UnruhFactSheet.pdf 2. https://www.nrtoday.com/a-hetoo-movement-fighting-for-men-s-rights-in-california-courts/article_7b2a05db-3e71-542b-a7d9-4f21eabf1fbc.html 3. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-may-16-sp-promotions16-story.html 4. https://nypost.com/2018/05/11/woman-sued-by-men-for-discrimination-at-empowerment-events/ 5. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/men-rights-unruh-act-women-discrimination/ 6. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-mens-rights-20161027-story.html 7. https://ncfm.org/2018/06/news/discrimination-news/discrimination-against-men-news/ncfm-members-file-lawsuit-against-women-only-tech-scholarships-a-man-tax/ 8. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1887382.html 9. https://www.classaction.org/media/riddick-et-al-v-united-airlines-inc.pdf 10. https://www.espn.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=reilly_rick&sportCat=mlb&id=4247723 11. https://www.scribd.com/document/380009632/Pollister-v-Shlesinger-Et-Al Follow @BustedBizBureau or head to BustedBizBureau.com for more updates! Thanks for tuning in. Season 2 coming soon!
Apr 4 2022
24 mins
Six Flags: A Chaotic RetrospectiveShotSpotter
Rising star Deanna Ortiz joins to talk about something we spend a stupid amount of tax dollars on in Chicago: ShotSpotter! It’s a national company, but the City of Chicago makes up nearly a quarter of its revenue. What are we spendin’ all that money on? This episode is sooo foolish, we talk about tech bros’ hubris, how good PR can change everything, and who from the company definitely got picked to be the fall guy. FUN STUFF! COMEDY PODCAST! Follow @DeannaOrtiz_ and @Crushes_podcast everywhere!! Footnotes:  Shot Spotter: Can a tech startup put a dent in violent crime? Ethan Walters, Wired Apr 1 2007Interactive Map of where Shotspotters are in Chicago ShotSpotter FAQCould a controversial gun-surveillance system help tackle Toronto crime? Jeff Gray, 2016 Toronto Daily NewsGunshot detection technology raises concerns of bias and inaccuracy, Prince Shakur, Coda 2020ShotSpotter Sensors Send SDPD Officers to False Alarms More Often Than Advertised, Kara Grant, Voices of San Diego 2020Courtroom testimony reveals accuracy of SF gunshot sensors a ‘marketing’ ploy, Jonah Owen Lamb, San Francisco Examiner 2017Impact of ShotSpotter Technology on Firearm Homicides and Arrests Among Large Metropolitan Counties: a Longitudinal Analysis, 1999–2016, Green, Dineen, Doucette, Shapiro, and Rassian 2021A Partially Randomized Field Experiment on the Effect of an Acoustic Gunshot Detection System on Police Incident Reports, J. Experimental Criminology (2018)Williams Case - Frye MotionAn American city’s struggle to police its police: Shots in the Dark, CHAPTER TWO | A HIGH-STAKES GA
Feb 14 2022
56 mins
eBayThe Ballad of Schwan's Frozen PizzaiO TheaterJohnson and Johnson's Transvaginal Mesh Thingy
Jan 18 2022
56 mins
Kars4KidsClothing Donation Bins / Tvind Teachers GroupThe Salvation Army's Labor ViolationsAdelphiaBusted Business Bureau Trailer!