- Jun 15, 202000:00:0001:04:49
Our Monday Music series continues with another amazing singer-songwriter, Jonatha Brooke! (jonathabrooke.com). Of course, we begin as usual with the latest news and information, and today we actually have some good news from the Supreme Court for a change, so we're in a celebratory mood-- unusual for this moment in history.
- Jun 12, 202000:00:0001:31:26
I've watched the political persecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman for more than a decade in abject horror that such a political assassination of a much-loved governor could happen in the United States of America. But it did, and justice was not served in any manner. Siegelman was targeted by Karl Rove and brought down on false charges of bribery in a case antithetical to the concept of democracy. Having served more than five years in federal prison for no crime, Siegelman finally tells the whole story, and issues some stark warnings about what can (and did) happen, and some prescriptions for fixing the many problems that plague American society today. Governor Siegelman joins me for most of the hour today, as we have a lot of ground to cover. I hope you'll share today's program with everyone who needs to hear about America's Political Prisoner #1.
- Jun 11, 202000:00:0001:00:59
It's another Thursday-- at least the days of the week are consistent during this time of our existence in opposite world. Every Thursday I'm joined by Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. For the past few weeks, we've been spotlighting the Blue America-endorsed progressive candidates who are still running in primaries to be on the ballot in November. Votes are still being counted in Georgia, where Tuesday's primary elections were a complete disaster. But we march on. There are a lot of great candidates running in NY, where election day is June 23. We'll speak with one of them, Robin Wilt, who's running in NY's 25th District.
- Jun 10, 202000:00:0001:10:47
The House Judiciary Committee today held a hearing on racial profiling and police brutality. It's long past due. Senate Republicans have promised their own police reform legislation, though their original deadline of Friday to release their plan has been scrapped. On the other side of the issue is the Dept of Justice, who's fighting incoming on a number of fronts today, which I'll detail during the program. Today's guest is Jason Leopold, senior investigative reporter for Buzzfeed News, who broke the story last week that the DEA was given sweeping new authority to conduct covert surveillance on people protesting the murder of George Floyd, racial profiling and police brutality.
- Jun 9, 202000:00:0001:07:20
George Floyd's funeral is being carried on every TV network today, which must be making dear leader unhappy. He took to Twitter again today to smear Martin Gugino, the 75-year old man who was pushed to the ground by two Buffalo cops, as an "Antifa provocateur", accusing him of setting up the cops to injure him. With so many instances of police brutalizing peaceful protesters over the past two weeks, I understand the reason behind the "Defund the Police" sentiment, but fear the messaging is wrong. I'll explain what I mean. And it's Tuesday, so GottaLaff joins us today to fill us in on what Twitter is tweeting about today and more!