Donald Trump is playing dangerous games in Syria with Turkey and the Kurds. On Monday, he said he's pulling out of Syria and allowing Turkey to come in, which leaves our allies, the Kurds in a really bad situation. Since so many of us know so little about Kurdistan, I pulled out an interview I did in 2015 with the Kurdistan Regional Representative to the US, Bayan Rahman. I promise you'll learn something! Then, the Supreme Court is back in session, today hearing three cases joined together to ask if companies should be allowed to discriminate against gay [...]
Today, the 13th day of the government shutdown, is also the day that the 116th Congress begins and Nancy Pelosi once again rises to Speaker of the House. It's a fairly united caucus, except for that damned PayGo provision in the rules. Critics of Donald Trump's announcement that he's pulling US troops out of Syria have, among other things, cited the probable devastating consequences for our allies, the Kurds. In 2015, I interviewed Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the US. Since so many of us know little to nothing about the Kurds, today we'll replay [...]
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.