Today, Nicole talks with Bayan Rahman, Kurdistan's Representative to the US to learn more about the Kurdish people, their challenges and their relationship with the US & their Middle Eastern neighbors. Plus, we check in with Sandra Manis from Athens, Greece, who takes issue with how the US media is portraying their debt crisis. We end the week with a Flashback Friday session from Ben Folds Five from 1995.
Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.
I was a bit worried that there might not be enough news to talk about with Congress going on a 5 1/2 week recess but, then again, it's not like they do anything when they're in session. But the drama that unfolded yesterday as they all attempted to leave DC was the perfect snapshot to illustrate the comedy of errors that the 113th Congress is. Adding to the absurdity of it all was Boehner's contention that President Obama, against whom the Speaker is filing a lawsuit over his use of executive orders, should use his executive powers to do something [...]