Download here or click below to play We suffered a crushing blow on Friday with the news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. After the wave of sadness passed came the feelings of panic. After all, RBG was the pin holding our tenuous grasp on democracy in place. Now what? Well, now we work harder than ever to insure her legacy lives on. Today I'll speak with a young man named Joshua Potash who's been keeping an eye on the world's protest movements, and trying to organize Americans to take to the streets and protect our rights. To [...]
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and many of us will be sharing the dinner table with family and others with whom we many not see eye to eye politically. Dave Johnson joins me with some tips on navigating the holidays with the family. We'll also discuss the great political divide, not only between left and right, but between progressives and ConservaDems, and more. But first, the latest news... and a conversation with my friend Michele Clark who just happens to be in Malta where there are mass protests calling for the Prime Minister's ouster over the murder of a journalist. She shot [...]
Act.TV's Julianna Forlano is covering protests this week in NYC and joins in to talk about them and more today with Nicole Sandler. Here's Julianna at yesterday's May Day rally and march in New York. This Saturday, she'll be covering the NYC Cannabis Parade. She did warn us that our political climate is working to outlaw our freedom to protest and assemble.
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.
Today, we bring you a double header of What's News? There was just too much for one segment, so today, you get a little extra.
What a Friday! I was supposed to talk with Aldo Seoane on the show today. Unfortunately, when I called, we got voicemail. Aldo has been at the Standing Rock Sioux protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline where, on Thursday, all hell broke loose as the National Guard and militarized police showed up to violently remove the protesters from the land. Aldo sent this message on Friday night: Super sorry had law enforcement come in and had to focus on deescalation Obviously, some things are more important. We'll try to touch base with Aldo on Tuesday's show to get an update on what's [...]
Shortly before showtime today, this alert came over from the AP: BREAKING: Sheriff's office says authorities begin "taking steps to remove" North Dakota pipeline protesters camped on private land. I reached out to the nephew of a friend of mine, Aldo (Bear) Seoane, who has been at the camp. He'll join us tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the Facebook feeds from Dallas Goldtooth, who tells a sickening tale of what took place there today, and Myron Dewey posted a lot of video too. And there's this: The Latest: Authorities say they've removed Dakota Access pipeline protesters from land owned by [...]
Woolworth Headquarters Embraced by the lunch-counter and sit-in Protest Movement. 1934. Greensboro, North Carolina may not jump into your mind as a shining civil rights city at first mention. But add 'lunch counter sit-in ', and searing black and white photographs fill many of our inner eyes. Sitting on the "wrong" side of the legendary Greensboro Woolworth counter. 1963. The ironic development this week from the 2016 GOP Carnivale of Idiocy is soul satisfying. T'Rump got a firmly worded and unequivocal No(!) for once in his life. Fist bumps and kudos to the [...]
Morning Jumpstart Obama to Dallas: Console, reassure Dallas shootings: Vigil / Doctors speak out Trump veepstakes: He likes the "political" "Trumped!" audio: Hillary/sex/guns/sex Clinton emails: Republicans forge ahead Clinton & Sanders together in NH today South Sudan's leaders order truce Theresa May promises "better Britain" Obama to Dallas: Console, Reassure (NYT, Roll Call, me) • President Obama travels to Dallas today to mourn the deaths of five white police officers gunned down by a black Army veteran. Obama huddled with his speechwriters for much of Monday, hoping to find words that would not only console the families but also reassure [...]