- Jul 17, 202000:00:0001:00:00
There are a dozen or more serious news stories we're following -- from the Covid infections that are taking over the country to the government's brownshirts snatching protesters off the streets in Portland to a madman occupying the oval office and more. But one story deserves a lot more attention, and that's the concerted efforts of a billionaire who's been working for decades to kill off the USPS. The brilliant Lisa Graves just published a new brief on the issue, and she joins us today to tell us what's at stake and how we can save the post office.
- Jul 16, 202000:0059:41
Another Thursday comes around. That means we again visit with Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Today we'll recap Tuesdays elections in which Texas embraced progressives, and we'll also discuss the politicization of a pandemic, and more...
- Jul 15, 202000:00:0001:00:54
The news regarding our American battle with the new coronavirus seems to get more dire with each passing day. I live in Florida, now considered the epicenter of the pandemic. And the president is stoking conspiracy theories and downplaying the seriousness of the virus that's now claimed almost 140,000 lives in the US alone. Today, we welcome Sonia Shah to the show. She's an investigative journalist and author of five books, including "Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond"), and has the cover story in the current issue of The Nation, "How to Define a Plague" or "It[s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus--Our Lives Depend on It"
- Jul 14, 202000:00:0001:01:08
It's another Tuesday in exile-- covid exile, that is. Laffy is in Southern California, and I'm in Florida, two of the big coronavirus hotspots right now. We're both on the older side, so we're staying safely at home, wondering about the covidiots venturing out mingling germs. I'd normally say it's a good thing there's so much going on to talk about, but I'd prefer sheer boredom over the kind of excitement Trump is bringing to our world. We'll do our best to fill you in on all the news you need to know about today, as Laffy brings us her Tweet Spot.
- Jul 13, 202000:00:0001:03:57
We're now two months into the Monday Music shows and I'm heartened by the response. I'm glad you listeners seem to be enjoying them almost as much as I am! And today we're in for another big treat.
After the usual news, info and touch of humor in the first half hour, we're joined today by James McMurtry, the quintessential American singer/songwriter. Check him out at jamesmcmurtry.com and, of course, on today's show!