Ring of Fire is a podcast hosted by Farron Cousins that began as a radio show in 2004 by Mike Papantonio. The show focuses on exposing corporate fat cats, polluters and media spinmeisters.

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Episode 611: Debt Ceiling Discussion; What about Africa?

This week on Ring of Fire, Zachariah Mampilly, Marxe Endowed Chair of International Affairs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs (Baruch College) as well as an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the Graduate Center, CUNY, joins us to discuss the western left’s Blindspot when it comes to the continent of Africa including its lack of coverage of the massive protests that were occupying Nigeria some 10 years ago.

And, Heather Digby Parton will help us break down all the top news items of the week.

Bonus content you are missing this week; Sam and Kaiser Health News Correspondent, Angela Hart, joins us to discuss what lies ahead for single-payer healthcare in California in the wake of the Gavin Newsome recall election. Become a member today! www.rofpodcast.com