- Aug 10, 202000:0059:53
Instead of a Monday Music show today we're going to turn the Monday spotlight on a new movie. Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films is out with "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote". The producer/director of this and many others including "Outfoxed," "WalMart: The High Cost of Low Prices," "Iraq for Sale," "Rethink Afghanistan" and others joins us today to talk about what might be the most important message of our time.
- Aug 7, 202000:0059:59
2020 is, among other things, the year of the political video! The Lincoln Project has been getting lots of attention for their quite brilliant barrage of viral videos imploring the nation to purge the orange one from the Oval Office. But those never Trumpers are only one of a number of creative groups out there. Today we'll turn the spotlight on the Meiselas brothers -- Ben, Brett & Jordy-- who have made quite an impact in the past few months as MeidasTouch! The siblings, lifelong Democrats, are my guests today!
- Aug 6, 202000:00:0001:00:02
Every Thursday, Howie Klein join us from Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk politics. Today we had some good news to celebrate, as progressives won big in Missouri! They won the Medicaid expansion and Cori Bush beat 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay and is most likely headed to Congress.
- Aug 5, 202000:0059:41
I used to refer to it as 'creeping' fascism, but the only creep here is occupying the oval office. We are experiencing an administration embracing the worst qualities of fascism and, with the help of a corrupt AG, is launching us into autocracy.
The Nation magazine's Ken Klippenstein has been doing great work in covering this abuse of power, and is our guest today. Last week he wrote about how the DHS is going around the law to arrest journalists and legal protest observers in addition to their abduction of protesters off the streets of Portland. And his latest piece addresses the vilification of anti-fascists pushing back against Trump's authoritarian actions and proclivities. Scary times, indeed.
- Aug 4, 202000:0059:47
Every Tuesday afternoon, GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler for a romp through the day's news, as usually gleaned from Laffy's very busy Twitter feed. Today, we'll start the show with a visit from Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. She helps us understand the plight of the teachers and nurses she represents as we all try to navigate this pandemic.