Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Congress is back with a lot on their plates before they leave again for the month of August. The first Jan 6 insurrectionist was sentenced. It's Infrastructure Summer with votes set for Wednesday. You get the idea. With so much going on, there's no one I'd rather speak with than David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect. As you can see from the photo on top, we made it to the Van Gogh Immersive exhibit this weekend. Below are some of [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) We're 8 weeks into the Biden administration and things definitely feel different. But how much has changed? We'll check in today with David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, where they're reporting on all the administration is doing. But we'll start with the place I live, FloriDUH and our moRonic governor Death Sentence. Unfortunately, the slimy politics neither begin or end with DeathSentence... he's just our current sideshow. My friend and neighbor 'Boca' Britany Somers joins me to help tell [...]
Download here or click below to play We've come to the end of the second full week of the Biden-Harris administration and I admit to being pleasantly surprised. Perhaps it's just such a huge difference from the insanity we lived in and under for the last four years that it just feels so much better. Today, I'll go to an objective source. David Dayen is executive editor of The American Prospect. TAP was always a good magazine, but it's gotten even better since Dayen joined last year. At prospect.org, they're running a comprehensive series on the First 100 Days [...]
Download here or click below to play We did it! We survived 2020. But over 351,000 of us didn't. There are no assurances that 2021 will be any better, except for the fact that in 16 days, Donald Trump will be evicted from the White House and we can start the journey back to sanity. But he's not leaving quietly! Over the holidays, Trump escalated his gaslighting and attempts at upending Democracy to levels not seen before, certainly not in modern history. And this week-- the first week of the new year, promises to be at least very [...]
Download here or click below to play After months of downplaying its dangers and existence, Donald Trump last night tested positive for COVID-19. There's a lot to say, and lots of bitten tongues to keep from saying things we shouldn't... but in this season of chaos and turmoil, emotions are running high. I'll speak with David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, about this latest bombshell. Then, because we could all use a bit of stress release, we'll check in with Vivian McPeak, director of Hempfest. It's been held in Seattle every year since 1991. This year, thanks [...]
Download here or click below to play It's a busy show today! We begin with a new Randy Rainbow video (embedded below) to get us in the mood. I welcomed Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber to the show to tell us how he's handling the Covid crisis in his city. And then we checked in with David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, who's out with a new book this week, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. And as promised, here's the latest and greatest from Randy Rainbow!
2019 is here!. We hit the ground running for the new year as well with a very busy first show. First up, journalist David Dayen whose latest for The Intercept details one of the first big policy votes for the Democrats in the 116th Congress as Nancy Pelosi tries to bring back a PayGo rule. Then we move on to journalist David Sirota who, a couple of weeks ago, published an article exploring Beto O'Rourke's voting record in his three terms in Congress. As no good reporting goes unpunished these days, he's been accused of waging war against Beto on [...]
It's a busy Wednesday show, as journalist David Dayen checks in to talk about his latest piece for The Intercept regarding the Democratic jockeying for committee assignments and more as Congress prepares for the 116th. Then, our pal in Great Britain, Denis Campbell of UKProgressive magazine gives us the latest on the Brexit deal.
Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Trump readies a strike on Syria, and Mark Zuckerberg spends a few days testifying on Capitol Hill. Journalist David Dayen is our guest today. He wrote "The Senate is Afraid to Govern. That's Great News for Facebook." for The Intercept about yesterday's Zuckerberg hearing, with another piece coming later today on today's hearing in the House. And another article titled "Ban Targeted Advertising" is up at the New Republic dealing with the surveillance economy.
Blue America's Howie Klein is my regular Thursday guest. Since he couldn't be with us today, I didn't want to wait a week to get his thoughts on the race to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader. Although I'd never heard of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio before this week, he just threw his hat in the run to run.. And then there's the almost-humorous item about some members pushing the horrendous Joe Crowley to challenge her. Here's Howie's response: Crowley would be the worst possible solution to the Pelosi problem. Tim Ryan has no leadership characteristics [...]