Busy show today as Dayna Steele, candidate for Congress from TX-36 checks in from Houston after Hurricane Harvey; the Talk Media News Service returns to the show with an update; author & journalist Sasha Abramsky talks about his new book, Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of The American Dream. As Hurricane Irma seems intent on hitting South Florida, this will be our last show of the week so I can prepare the house and get ready for the storm.
There's no doubt that the spark that lit the fuse in Ferguson was the police shooting of Michael Brown. But you have to wonder how much anger was simmering, how much people were already hurting from decades of building racial tensions and the fact that so many of them are hurting financially. I don't often agree with Chris Matthews, but he hit the nail on the head last night The disturbing cell phone video of the other killing of a black man in Missouri by police bullets, this one on Tuesday, was released yesterday. We were told that this one [...]
Thank goodness for good headline writers! Unfortunately, that seems to be the only thing I'm applauding today. On the show this morning, I realized just how totally FUBAR we are. While the government is shut down over a manufactured crisis (yet, again), the people who've been silently suffering in this country continue unabated... and their numbers continue to grow. Sasha Abramsky is an author and journalist who spent the last two years plus traveling the nation, seeking out the mostly-invisible poverty-stricken masses. Unfortunately, what he found is hiding in plain site in every state in the nation, and no one [...]