Friday, April 20, 2018

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Today at 10:00am, students across the country walked out of schools for a day of action, calling for gun law reform on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Young activists are working to help advance change after the latest tragedy of the Parkland school shooting and keep the momentum going after the March 4 Our Lives. High school sophomore and leader of the National School Walkout, Lane Murdock, joins me on the show today to talk about how she and her fellow students are building towards change.


This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen in court, the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s memos, and Senator Schumer’s new marijuana legalization bill.  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.  Eleanor welcome back to the show!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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When Justice Gorsuch voted the same way as the four liberal judges in the case of Sessions v. Dimaya on Tuesday, some heralded it as evidence of a more moderate Trump appointee. Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and editor of Think Progress Ian Millhiser warns that Gorsuch’s opinion reveals his deep conservativism and anti-regulatory orientation. Ian joins me on the show today to talk about why Gorsuch’s latest opinion should chill you to the bone.

We talk about Russian-American plots on the show a lot, but today we get to explore some fictional tales with Margo Martindale, from the hit FX show The Americans. She won two Emmy Awards as Claudia, the KGB "handler" of two Soviet spies living in 1980s Cold War America. You’ve also seen her on Sneaky Pete, Justified, The Good Wife, and so much more. Margo joins me in the studio today to talk all about her roles, current events and more.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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The State Department gave a prominent anti-LGBTQ religious organization a grant to combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa through a religious program. Counter to conventional wisdom, research, and the separation of church and state, the Focus on the Family program pressures kids into pledging that they will abstain from sex until marriage. ThinkProgress investigative reporter Danielle McLean joins me on the show today to discuss the controversial program and the forces behind it.


From Capitol Hill to the States, immigration has become a defining issue in American life and politics, especially under the Trump administration. Staff writer at Daily Kos Gabe Ortiz joins me on the show today to talk about the latest news on Trump’s border wall and vitriol, progress at the state level and ICE actions at hospitals.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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As head of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke has reduced federal land protections while empowering oil, gas and mineral extraction. Yet, he has protected lands in his home state of Montana, currying favor with locals on his frequent visits to the state. As he faces allegations about travel and ethics violations, we take a closer look at Zinke. Media Director at the Center for WesternPriorities Aaron Weiss joins me on the show today to discuss Zinke’s record.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen appeared in court after the FBI raided his home and office, Trump ordered air strikes on Syria and a Virginia voter discrimination case could bring down a notorious voter-suppression group. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more. 

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Monday, April 16, 2018

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As the blue wave builds momentum, we turn to Wisconsin where democratic candidate Randy Bryce has raised millions of dollars and national exposure while campaigning for health care, labor, environmental reforms and more. Last week, incumbent Paul Ryan announced that he will be resigning, changing the shape of the race as we gear up for the election. Randy Bryce joins me on the show today to talk all about the latest in the campaign.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened—House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he’s resigning, former FBI director James Comey spoke out about Trump, and Trump authorized air strikes on Syria. 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. 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

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On April 17th, the one & only Lizz Winstead returns to New York City to the Cutting Room for a highly anticipated one night only evening of stand-up that she’s aptly calling, “2018: The Greatest Sh*t Show on Earth.” This will be the first time in five years that the co-creator of The Daily Show will perform a full set for a NYC audience. This rare appearance will showcase Winstead’s notorious blend of political commentary with her humorous take on culture and current events. “2018: The Greatest Sh*t Show on Earth” promises to be a take no prisoners break down of the highs and lows (mostly the lows) of the insane world we’re living in under Trump with his carousel of a cabinet and clown car renegade of a GOP party and Lizz joins us today in studio to talk all about her one night only show!

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the FBI raiding the office of Pres. Trump’s personal lawyer and Speak Paul Ryan announcing he will not seek reelection.  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.  

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at the new HuffPost Personal returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines.

In 2016, roughly 100 million Americans who were eligible to vote didn’t. This election cycle—get involved!  From the formerly incarcerated to those eligible to vote for the first time, millions of Americans must be part of the solution—both locally and nationally. One person can make a difference—you can make a difference!  Which is why SiriusXM’s Urban View ch. 126 has launched a new nonpartisan effort to increase registered voters and awareness called Urban View Vote, and joining me right now to talk all about the effort is SiriusXM’s own Karen Hunter, who hosts the Karen Hunter Show, weekdays at 3pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View Channel 126.

Last August, the country was shocked as images of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville began to flood the media, however the aggressiveness and ferocity of these white nationalists, now often called the “alt-right” in general is not a new phenomenon in this country, as was evident by the fact that any of the participants in the march were members of a reviving Ku Klux Klan. While, most Americans think of the Klan as a southern secret society that arose after the Civil War to re-impose servitude on African Americans and prevent them from claiming their rights of citizens, in reality its history is far more complicated than that.  In its second coming, in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan differed in some ways from its original form, but it always retained its base commonality, that of revving up anger and fear that the country was being stolen by the wrong people.  In her latest book, The Second Coming Of The KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920’s and the American Political Tradition award-winning historian Linda Gordon tells the story of this history and explains how in its second coming the KKK spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores.   The book is very timely in our current political climate and Linda Gordon joins me on the show today to talk all about the book, and what we can learn from this history to better understand today.


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