Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Jack Rice was going to join us yesterday, but we got our time zones crossed. So he's here today, and he'll answer all of my questions about the three cases we've been discussing -- Kyle Rittenhouse, the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, and the federal civil case against nine organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA. Of course, I'll have a few questions about the January 6 prosecutions, Steve Bannon, and the penalty for refusing to comply [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) There are three high-profile, racially charged, controversial cases being heard in courtrooms in Georgia, Virginia and Wisconsin. (OK, the Wisconsin case went to the jury this morning, but you get the idea.) All three illustrate the very tense divide splitting the country today. We'll review some of the more disturbing aspects and I'll ask my former Air America colleague and current defense attorney Jack Rice if any of this is normal. Do you have an opinion about any of these trials? The phone [...]
Nicole Sandler begins the show as usual, with an update on the news of the day. Then she's joined by comedian and commentator Julianna Forlano of act.tv. Check out her latest article at democrats.com.
Some of the people responsible for the beating of DeAndre Harris last summer in Charlottesville are finally being brought to justice. Nicole welcomes photojournalist Zach D. Roberts, who captured the beating on film, back to the show to bring us up to date on what's going on. He also fills us in on his annual trek to the NRA convention. Plus, as the new documentary RBG is opening around the country, Nicole speaks with its Producers/Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
With more white supremacist rallies scheduled this weekend and going forward, how do we deal with them? Do you go and join in the counter protest or stay home and (relatively) safe? And how do you explain what's happening to your kids? Dr. Ava Siegler, author of How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump joins in to discuss the last question.
Photojournalist Zach D. Roberts caught the beating of De'Andre Harris on film, and joins in to talk about what he witnessed in Charlottesville on Saturday. Read his account, see his photos and watch his interview with De'Andre Harris here. And see Greg Palast's coverage here. And it's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here to tell us about the latest Blue America endorsed candidates and more politics in this very strange time in American history.
Each Tuesday, GottaLaff joins in to talk about the news of the week. And if ever there was a day we needed some laughs, it's today in the wake of the weekend's Charlottesville protests. Both Laffy and I have a problem with the term "Alt-Right" as a normalizing way to identify white supremacists, Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and the rest of the racists that went into Charlottesville Friday night and Saturday.