Tuesday, April 06, 2021

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Sixty years ago, all states criminalized so-called “sodomy.” While some of the states repealed those prohibitions, others kept them. There’s a case that started in Idaho and has moved to Montana that is dealing with the fall out from these laws right now. Matthew Strugar is here to talk about this case and how he’s combating these laws. Matthew is a civil rights, prisoners’ rights, police misconduct and protester defense attorney all while maintaining animal law. 

It’s been 3 months since the attack on the Capitol and while we’re hearing bits and pieces of arrests, it’s been just a trickle of news.  I’ve asked Marcy Wheeler to come on to discuss her reporting on the arrests and prosecution of the Capitol attackers and what we should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead. 

The MLB took a very big stand by deciding to move the All Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver. Then, Gov. Abbott of Texas took a stand by declining to throw the first pitch. And now, Republicans want to take away MLB’s antitrust exemption.  All the while, we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and Baseball season is off to a very slow start. To talk about this and more is Dave Zirin

Earlier this week, President Biden announced his much anticipated infrastructure program, his first major proposal following up on his implementing of the stimulus package earlier in March.  What does this mean for getting people back to work and what ways can they work with the House and Senate to get this passed?  We’re speaking now with Jared Bernstein, White House Economic Adviser.

There’s no reason why the US shouldn’t be number one when it comes to making these investments” White House Economic Advisor Jared Bernstein spoke about Pres. Biden’s infrastructure and jobs plans on the show today.

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Friday, April 02, 2021

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This has been a very interesting week, media wise. Fox has decided to completely ignore the Matt Gaetz issue, they can’t figure out President Biden and Major Biden, the dog, is receiving more than his fair share of press coverage. I’ve invited Eric Boehlert, Media critic and creator of Press Run, on to the show to discuss these topics and so much more.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with…..Matt Gaetz, the voting rights that the GOP is attempting to trample, Biden’s infrastructure bill and the jobs / economy being on the rise.  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. 

From Biden's infrastructure plan to major Unions coming out in favor of Federal student debt forgiveness, Kerry Eleveld of Daily Kos returns to the show today to talk about these issues and so much more!

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Thursday, April 01, 2021

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Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at HuffPost Personal and host of the new D is for Desire 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.

Around the United States, we’re seeing states passing laws to deny citizens their basic rights. In Georgia, it’s voter suppression. In South Dakota, the Governor banned transgender girls from sports teams, Arkansas just passed a bill to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth and Tennessee has already banned transgender girls from sports and has moved on to having businesses create humiliating signs that warn patrons of trans access. While these laws are horrific, this week has given us the April Fool’s story of all time with Matt Gaetz’s bizarre cover-up of the federal investigation into his sex trafficking of a 17 year old. To cover these eclectic news stories, I’ve invited comedian, actor, writer and radio personality Keith Price on to the show today! 

Political activist, LaTosha Brown, has been a force when it comes to registering people to vote and as we’re turning our eyes towards Georgia, it’s clear that none of our work is over. I’ve asked LaTosha, co-founder of Black Votes Matter, back to talk about the recently passed laws in Georgia and how we can fight back together. 

It is consistent with how [Republicans] operated, there’s no floor, there’s no bottom, there’s no integrity, there’s no moral centerLaTosha Brown of Black Voters Matter on the show today!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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The Senate loves a commission and we have watched so many of them do nothing that it’s hard to take them seriously. However, looking at the loss of over 550,000 American’s deaths due to Covid and people coming out saying it didn’t have to be that way Heather ‘Digby’ Parton believes it’s time to have an independent investigation into what went wrong. Heather is a columnist for Salon.com as well as a winner of the Hillman Prize for opinion journalism, and is here to walk us through what a commission can do to uncover the negligence that the former administration displayed over the pandemic.

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 and so much more!

 While the Trump presidency is in the rearview mirror, his fascist legacy is not. Should we feel comfortable that we’ve made any progress? I’ve asked Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them” back to the show to discuss that there may be a bit of a light in the tunnel. 

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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With President Biden we’ve been lulled into a slight feeling of calm, but we had an insurrection in our Capitol just 2 months ago. There are many players that encouraged the mob to storm our Nation’s Capitol but Steve Bannon is who we are concentrating on today.  Joining me today to talk all about this and so much more is Adele M. Stan of Director of Right Wing Watch, a project of People For The American Way.

Mark Joseph Stern of Slate returns to the show today to talk all about the latest legal issues, SCOTUS news, and so much more.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America joins me on the show today to talk about the need to reform our gun laws and how you can get involved.


It’s been twenty-five years since Congress passed any kind of significant gun safety legislationShannon Watts of Moms Demand Action spoke about why it's time for Congress to act when it comes to reforming our nation's gun laws on the show today.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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Last week, Governor Kemp signed into a New Voting Law - SB 202. We’ve discussed in broad strokes on the show what’s in the bill but I’ve asked Stephen Fowler, an award-winning reporter and photographer for GPB News who has been covering Georgia politics, to walk us through the law they’re calling "Election Integrity Act of 2021." 

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened. Governor Kemp has Signed Voting Restrictions Into Law, the proposal to grant statehood to the District of Columbia has had another House committee hearing, the United States Postal Service is still being manhandled by Louis DeJoy and Derek Chauvin's trial began today. John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more.

The GOP calling a crisis at the border, we’re not really sure what to believe. Are there more people coming in since President Biden has become president, are there I’ve asked Jenn Budd, Former Senior Patrol Agent, back to talk about what the crisis at the border really is. 

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Friday, March 26, 2021

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Yesterday, President Biden said that he is willing to consider eliminating the filibuster if the Senate GOP uses it to block Democratic legislative priorities.  Yesterday, we watched as Rep. Park Cannon was arrested for trying to speak with Governor Kemp about the voter suppression legislation he was getting ready to sign into law. I’ve invited  Adam Jentleson,  Author of Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy and Executive Director of Battle Born Collective to discuss how to go forward, we must kill the filibuster. 

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with….. arrest of Rep. Park Cannon in Georgia yesterday, President Biden’s press conference, Dominion Voting suing Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims and so much more.  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. 

Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg was brought before the hearing on “Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation.” His lack of responsibility for the action … or lack of action … at Facebook in regard to the insurgence of January 6th is something else. I’ve asked David Neiwert,  Author of 'Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us' and Staff writer at Daily Kos, on to talk about Facebook’s complicity in the insurrection. 

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