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Busted Business Bureau

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Kars4Kids

Episode 4

January 10, 2022

Kars4Kids

Karsten Runquist joins for an overwhelmingly deep dive into Kars4Kids. When you donate your car, where does your money go? This question is what inspired me to start this entire podcast. If you like looking through public tax records, learning about real estate speculation, or being frightened by sentient 5-dollar-bill mascots, this one's for you. Follow @karstenrunquist and/or @runquistkarsten everywhere!  Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube Footnotes:  Kars4Kids website, check out the houses and stuff! Pretty fun!  Car donation: When it makes sense to seek a charity tax deduction, Peter Gareffa Edmunds Kars4Kids Tax Filings by year, ProPublica  Kars4Kids Charity Reneged on Deal, Josh Nathan-Kazis, 2012 Charity in Taxes Tussle, Wall Street Journal, 2012 Kars4Kids Charity Loses Big on Real Estate, Josh Nathan-Kazis, 2012 Court: Oorah is tax-exempt in town of Jefferson, Matthew Mckibben, 2014 Oorah Tax Filings by year, Propublica Did an Orthodox Charity Secretly Buy a Synagogue Just to Avoid Filing a Tax Return?, Josh Nathan-Kazis, 2016 More on Congregation Oorah, Hannah Dreyfus, 2016 Oorah Federal Covid-related Complaint, 2021 The Cruel (but Effective) Agony of the Kars4Kids Jingle, Jake Rossen 2018 NonProfit Quarterly -- Kars4Kids: ...

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Clothing Donation Bins / Tvind Teachers Group

Episode 1

January 03, 2022

Clothing Donation Bins / Tvind Teachers Group

Jaxi Alegria joins to talk about commercial clothing donation bins, specifically the ones tied to an international political cult. Big swing for the first episode! We'll talk about troubled teen facilities, international fugitives known for tax evasion, fradulent charities, and how sexy you have to be to commit certain crimes.  Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube 1. Tvind Alert Website 2. Minneapolis and USagain bins, Grant Wilson 3. Case Summary of Danish Prosecutor vs. Mogens Amdi Petersen 4. FBI Report on Tvind, 2001 5. Former supporters describe charity leader's rise and fall, Chicago Tribune 6. Concerning Tvind, Steen Thomsen 7. Charity Commission Report, 1997 8. Fresh abuse allegations at children’s ‘home of horrors’ with links to ‘cult-like’ group, Tom Bristow 9. Teachers Group: The cult-like group linked to a charity that gets UK aid, BBC 10. US taxpayers are financing alleged cult through African aid charities, Reveal News 11. PlanetAid's 2020 Annual Report, Talks about One World University and Humana People to People 12. Tvind's Website Timeline stating that they founded One World University and Humana People to People ...

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The Salvation Army's Labor Violations

Episode 3

January 03, 2022

The Salvation Army's Labor Violations

Blender Bluid joins to talk about the Salvation Army. NOT THE GAY STUFF. This is about worker’s rights, weird Christians, incredibly lax laws around what counts as “rehab,” and resisting the urge to cry while reading court documents about labor violations. Follow @blenderbluid everywhere! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube 1. The anti-drinking listicle, William Booth 1888 2. Salvation Army ARC magazine write-up, New Frontier Chronicle (now CARING magazine) 3. Charlotte ARC write-up, UNC MediaHub contributors  4. Chaotic De Moines Article, Lee Rood 5. Department of Labor decision, Washington Times 6. "Work Therapy"—How the Salvation Army's Chain of Rehabs Exploits Unpaid Labor, Kenneth Anderson 7. Guy Dixon court summary, Jan 2005 8. California Salvation Army Court Complaint, May 2021 9. Chicago Salvation Army Court Complaint, Nov 2021 ...

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Adelphia

Episode 2

January 03, 2022

Adelphia

Amy Do joins to talk about the meteoric rise and fall of a family cable empire from the 90s. It’s like if Succession took place in a rural company town, had less sexy actors, and added fradulently-funded lesbian arthouse films. Turns out, it only takes one question from a nosy fella to collapse a billion-dollar business. Follow @helloamydo everywhere! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube 1. JohnnyCashRules32 Youtube Page 2. Adelphia Interviews, Dr. Susan Bishop 3. Court Case Summary, District Judge Gerard Lynch 4. SEC vs. Adelphia 5. That damn public Adelphia meeting, NYT 2002 6. Retrospective on Adelphia, NYT 2004 7. Watch Songcatcher for Free, Tubi 8. The Adelphia Story, CNN Money 9. John Rigas First Pitch, Olean Times Herald ...

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Busted Business Bureau Trailer!

December 31, 2021

Busted Business Bureau Trailer!

Join Christian Borkey as she performs dissections (and vivisections!) on various busted business models. This research-based comedy podcast is for peeps who enjoy densely packed information, white collar true crime, and naturally funny people. :) Thanks for tuning in! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...

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