"The Democratic Party Can't Just Whisper Sweet Nothings Anymore" - Nina Turner on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
DATE: 2017-01-17 | LENGTH: 20:09

Trump's Biggest Donor Firm Bankrolls Israeli Right Extremism
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has also provided major support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for years, but that relationship might collapse in the coming days, says Shir Hever
DATE: 2017-01-15 | LENGTH: 17:08

Climate Change-Induced Droughts in Africa Spawn Food Shortages, Mass Child Malnutrition
Transnational corporations in pursuit of minerals, oil, and land have sown the seeds of corruption and conflict across the African continent, says environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey
DATE: 2017-01-17 | LENGTH: 19:05

AZ General Attorney Pursues Denial of In-state Tuition for DACA Recipients
Students and activists demonstrate outside case hearing in Phoenix, Arizona after the state attorney sues to remove their right to in-state tuition
DATE: 2017-01-17 | LENGTH: 10:21

Rattling the Bars: Juvenile Life Without Parole
Executive Producer Eddie Conway looks at the human toll of incarceration in the United States with regard to the imprisonment of children, many of whom have spent 30 to 40 years in prison.
DATE: 2017-01-17 | LENGTH: 22:10

The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Trump's Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump's campaign from demise
DATE: 2017-01-12 | LENGTH: 24:59

Demonetisation: A Body Blow to the Indian Economy and People
Two months after India's massive currency demonetisation exercise, Former India Planning Commission member India Abhijit Sen speaks about its failure to curtail black money.
DATE: | LENGTH: 19:47

Obama and Congress Just Made it Easier For Trump to Arm Syrian Rebels
Anti-aircraft weapons sent to vetted moderate rebels could end up in the hands of extremist groups as many work in coalition together, says journalist Ben Norton
DATE: 2017-01-16 | LENGTH: 16:10

TRNN Replay: Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government [was/is] "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today". This was in context to a speech delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City - exactly one year before his untimely death.
DATE: 2013-04-05 | LENGTH: 56:49

Nina Turner Show Coming to The Real News
Paul Jay makes a major new show announcement: Nina Turner, former state of Ohio Senator and Bernie Sanders surrogate will be hosting a new show coming soon on The Real News in 2017
DATE: 2016-12-29 | LENGTH: 02:43

An urgent letter from Emma Thompson & Danny Glover
We believe this proposal from The Real News Network to create a Global Climate Change Bureau deserves your attention. It is a critical link in the effort to fight for effective action to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and transition to an equitable, sustainable green economy.
DATE: 2016-12-14

Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
Paul Jay says the enablers of Trumpism are the leaders of both major parties and the corporate media
DATE: 2016-12-26



TRNN Replay: MLK: Why I Am Opposed to The War in Vietnam
Martin Luther King Jr gave this sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967
DATE: 2012-01-16 | LENGTH: 23:32

Protest Against Mass Rapes in Korea During WW2 Prompts Recall of Japanese Envoy
The Japanese government has refused to accept the responsibility of being a former colonizer, says Aisa Kiyosue
DATE: 2017-01-16 | LENGTH: 08:04

TRNN Replay: The Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science​
Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, ​the documentary ​"The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science" reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to ensure the American political system takes no action on climate change
DATE: 2016-10-31 | LENGTH: 29:53

TRNN Replay: How MLK Went From 'National Threat' to 'National Hero'
Corporation for Enterprise Development's Dedrick Asante-Muhammad explains the whitewashing of Martin Luther King's legacy, transforming him from a leader for racial and economic justice who died in struggle to a post-racial patriot who died in victory
DATE: 2016-01-18 | LENGTH: 11:50

Republican Healthcare Plan: Skimpier, Meaner Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act has become the symbol of a health care status quo that long pre-dated it, but the Democrats refusal to acknowledge the ACA's shortcomings and advocate for a truly universal system cost them many voters, says Dr. Steffi Woolhandler
DATE: 2017-01-15 | LENGTH: 18:03

Investors Bet Big on Trump for Big Pharma
Even with the recent tremendous drop in the stock market, the actual net rise for the pharmaceutical sector is two and a half times positive since the election, says economist Bill Black
DATE: 2017-01-15 | LENGTH: 12:54

TRNN Replay: Obama Delivers Republican Arguments
Bill Black: Obama detaches the debt problem from the real economy
DATE: 2011-04-14 | LENGTH: 17:22

Tillerson Refuses to Acknowledge ExxonMobil's Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change
Kathy Mulvey of the Union of Concerned Scientists says the oil giant is continuing to avoid accountability for its disinformation campaign
DATE: 2017-01-13 | LENGTH: 09:33

DOJ's Consent Agreement with Baltimore Aims to End Abusive Policing, But Will it Work?
TRNN delves into the details of the new deal that attempts to address the aggressive tactics that have stoked controversy in the city
DATE: 2017-01-13 | LENGTH: 10:52

Childhood Obesity Rates Steady, But Remain at High Levels
The childhood obesity epidemic is rooted in poverty, neighborhood deprivation and the political economy of our industrial food system, says Peter Arno
DATE: 2017-01-13 | LENGTH: 17:00

Trump Far More Interested in Business Deals than the Business of the Nation
Former financial regulator Bill Black says not only is handing off his business to his children a conflict of interest, but it's a violation of the U.S. Constitution
DATE: 2017-01-12 | LENGTH: 21:05

Tillerson Would Conduct U.S. Foreign Policy on Behalf of Oil and Natural Gas Interests
The Former ExxonMobil CEO has failed to demonstrate he would recuse himself from decisions that would affect his former employer, and he also does not grasp the urgency of climate change, says Jamie Henn and Antonia Juhasz
DATE: 2017-01-12 | LENGTH: 21:35

TRNN Replay: Obama Expands Militarization of Police
Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement - near double the previous year's total
DATE: 2013-05-23 | LENGTH: 09:54

Jeff Sessions Embodies the Old South
Kamau Franklin, a longtime activist and civil rights attorney and author joins us to discuss day two of the confirmation hearings of Jeff Sessions
DATE: 2017-01-11 | LENGTH: 18:37

Will Trump Cave to Republican Pressure to be More Aggressive on Russia?
The Intercept's Zaid Jilani responds to Trump's press conference and says we still don't really know his positions on NATO, Ukraine, Syria, and nuclear weapons
DATE: 2017-01-11 | LENGTH: 17:13

The Planet is Burning Up Because of Corporations Like Those Formerly Led by Rex Tillerson
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was grilled during his confirmation hearing when it came to Putin, but was not asked to reflect the same way on U.S. foreign policy or whether Bush or Obama are war criminals, says CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin
DATE: 2017-01-11 | LENGTH: 19:08



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DOJ's Consent Agreement with Baltimore Aims to End Abusive Policing, But Will it Work?
TRNN delves into the details of the new deal that attempts to address the aggressive tactics that have stoked controversy in the city
DATE: 2017-01-13

The Real Baltimore: Sanctuary Cities As Resistance to Donald Trump
In episode two, we discuss Trump's plans to deport millions of immigrants and the potential impact of Trump's Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions
DATE: 2017-01-11

Is the Baltimore Police Union Running the City?
The recent snubbing of the mayor and resistance against deployment changes raise questions about who's in charge of the city's largest and most expansive bureaucracy
DATE: 2017-01-10

New Program Offers Partial Roll-Back of Baltimore's Warrant-Industrial Complex
Criminal justice leaders say thousands of warrants for minor non-violent crimes clogging the system can be vacated if people take advantage of program to seek new trial
DATE: 2017-01-06

Former Baltimore Councilman: Police Reform Won't Happen Until City Command Staff is Fired
Carl Stokes says the DOJ report highlights deep structural problems inside the BPD that cannot be addressed by the current leadership
DATE: 2017-01-04

The Real Baltimore - Police Accountability in Age of Trump
In the first of many discussions on the implications of a Trump presidency, we analyze how the city should respond to what many believe will be a Justice Department openly hostile to police reform under proposed Attorney General Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions
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