Yes, we had some technical difficulties on the show today, but I seem to have the problems fixed, finally. We'll be back Monday with phones in working order. In the meantime, it was a good thing I had lots to talk about, as we weren't able to get any of our guests on the line. But we did talk a bit about the horrific revelations coming out of Cleveland's house of horrors - and the horrific reality of sexual assault in the US Military. Wired has the details on the Air Force Chief of Sexual-Assault Prevention's arrest on sexual battery [...]
Nicole talks about the latest shootings, this time involving a pro football player. Journalist Sarah Jaffe joins in to talk about last week's Fast Food workers strike in NYC. And Sue Wilson of the Media Action Center on her battle with the FCC.
Something strange and wonderful is happening today in New York City. Workers who toil for slave wages at fast food restaurants around the city are staging a one-day strike to raise awareness of the conditions under which they toil. It's all under the umbrella of Fast Food Forward. The website, on which you can sign up to stand in solidarity with these underpaid workers, has some great information: We can't survive on $7.25! In America, people who work hard should be able to afford basic necessities like groceries, rent, childcare and transportation. While fast food corporations reap the benefits of [...]