Friday, April 03, 2020

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Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) continues his fight for the “dignity of work” as he pushes for policies to stop the pandemic and help in the recovery. He joins me on the show to talk about why essential workers need hazard pay and how the administration should ramp up the production of critical medical supplies.

Trump and many of his allies have been using the terms "Chinese Virus" and "Wuhan Virus" when referring to the pandemic, and anti-Asian attacks and vitriol in America have increased. Yet, regardless of where COVID 19 first spread, the virus itself is a global issue. Actor, author and activist George Takei called out Trump’s rhetoric. He joins me on the show today to share his reflections on the pandemic response.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the globe topped one million and the toll on our health and our economy continues to mount. Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The DailyBeast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture.

As we continue to unpack the newest developments in the coronavirus developments, we turn to political strategist and SiriusXM Progress host Joe Sudbay to parse the latest news.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020

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Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at the new HuffPost Personal and Co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at HuffPost.

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting the nation’s health, economy, and rights in ways we’re still learning. Right wing forces are seizing upon the Coronavirus pandemic as a moment to advance their anti-choice campaigns. Actresses and writers Martha Plimpton and Kellie Overbey are board members of the group A is for Women’s Reproductive Rights. They are working to bring awareness to these issues and the latest attacks on women’s rights. They join me on the show to discuss the fight for women’s reproductive rights.

From Capitol Hill to the States, immigration has become a defining issue in American life and politics, especially under the Trump administration. Senior political writer at Daily Kos Gabe Ortiz joins me on the show today to talk about the latest immigration news on DACA recipients in the medical field, the risks of coronavirus exposure in ICE detention and more.

The pandemic continues to spread around the country and the economic impact is being felt my millions with a spike in unemployment claims. Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo Heather “Digby” Parton, has been covering it all. She joins me on the show to talk about the latest in the pandemic response.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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Governors are responding to the pandemic in disparate ways, with some blaming entire states for the spread of the virus. As we unpack the latest, we turn to Justice correspondent at The Nation, Elie Mystal, to talk all about the response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, is part of the Maryland delegation working hard to support the state and nation amidst the Coronavirus crisis. He joins me on the show today to discuss his advocacy and legislative efforts.

Today is Census Day—a time to remind everyone to fill out the survey and get counted for redistricting, federal, state and local programs, and much more. With the coronavirus pandemic making Census outreach more difficult, it’s even more important to fill out the survey early and encourage others do so as well. Former staff director of the House census oversight subcommittee and Census consultant Terri Ann Lowenthal joins me today to help mark Census Day 2020.

From examining Jared Kushner’s role on the COVID-19 response taskforce, to interpreting Trump’s varied messaging and misinformation, to following state-by-state policies, author and editor-at-large for The Daily Beast, Molly Jong-Fast, has been keeping up with it all. She joins me on the show today to talk about the latest in the response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Legendary newscaster and host of Dan Rather’s America on SiriusXM Radio Andy (Channel 102), Dan Rather, joins me on the show to talk about the latest Coronavirus news and more.

Freshman Representative Max Rose (D-NY) has been working tirelessly to bolster the response to the Coronavirus pandemic in Staten Island and across the nation. From calling for the Naval hospital that expands New York’s hospital bed capacity to bringing in the National Guard to pressing for expanded testing, and more. He joins me on the show today to discuss these steps and what else needs to be done.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from a surge in Coronavirus cases in Florida to attacks on reproductive rights in the states. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

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Independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties, Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel, has been focusing on the coronavirus pandemic as well. She joins me on the show today to talk about the latest developments in cases, Trump’s response and more.

On Friday, the House voted to pass the bipartisan economic stimulus bill to assist with the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA-49) voted for the bill, saying it “isn’t perfect, but it’s a strong step in the right direction.” Rep. Levin joins me on the show today to talk about the coronavirus response and the Trump administration’s attacks on the EPA.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened as the first economic stimulus bill was passed, more Coronavirus cases are being reported and the presidential primary continues.  John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more, John is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

As the federal, state and local governments continue working on responses to the pandemic, the number of Coronavirus cases in the US grows. Former White House Senior Director and State Department Senior Advisor, and host of Resistance Abroad on SiriusXM Nayyera Haq. She joins me on the show today to talk about the response to the pandemic in America, Senegal and South Korea.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

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Trump argues that he doesn’t want the cure for the Coronavirus to be worse than the disease and has announced the goal of reopening the economy by Easter. However, medical professionals and economists alike are raising concern about the continued spread of the virus and pushing back on the idea that we have to pit human lives vs. the economy. Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale, Gregg Gonsalves, focuses on operations research and epidemiology for infectious disease. He joins me on the show today to discuss ways to address the pandemic and more.

Hours ago, the House passed a $2 trillion economic aid bill by voice vote aimed to provide relief during the coronavirus crisis. While progress is being made, there’s a lot more to do and more to watch for as the EPA is suspending environmental rules amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.  Joining me today to talk all about the bill and the global coronavirus pandemic is Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI).

The news keeps coming as the Coronavirus continues spreading, the stimulus bill makes its way through Capitol Hill and EPA regulations are slashed.  Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture. 

As the number of Coronavirus cases and casualties grows in New York City, Council Speaker Corey Johnson has been a guiding force for policies and advocacy to help stop the virus and repair the economy. He joins me on the show to discuss the latest in the epicenter of the US pandemic.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at the new HuffPost Personal and Co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with a conversation about the Coronavirus, plus stories making headlines over at HuffPost.
Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, anti-abortion forces are working to rollback reproductive rights, such as in Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Ohio. Political comedian and Abortion Access Front founder Lizz Winstead joins me on the show today to talk about how conservatives are using this crisis as cover to continue their assault on abortion rights and so much more.
The Coronavirus pandemic affects every aspect of American life including our elections. A new white paper from the UCLA Voting Rights Project urges voting officials to implement a national vote-by-mail program for the remaining primaries and the presidential general election in November. UCLA Voting Rights co-founder and co-author of the paper, Matt Barreto, joins me on the show today to discuss the recommendation and how to implement it.

Yesterday, Kentucky reported at least 198 Coronavirus cases and five deaths as more testing is revealing the spread. Mayor of Walton Kentucky, Gabe Brown, put out a statement with a frankness that many have been clamoring for. He joins me on the show today to talk about communicating with the public about the urgency of the pandemic and the necessity for them to make sacrifices.

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