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Should Baltimore Adopt Mandatory Sentences For Illegal Guns?
On this episode of The Real Baltimore, Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle's Dayvon Love and advocate Kim Truehart explain their opposition to a mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession
DATE: 2017-07-24 | LENGTH: 40:15

 
First Six Months of 2017 Marked By Wildfires and 'Extremely Remarkable' Warmth
Leading climate scientist Michael Mann sees a clear link between climate change and the devastating wildfires of 2017
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 11:30

 
​Vijay Prashad: Trump is Setting Up a 'Dangerous Confrontation' With Iran
Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay discuss the American, Saudi and Israeli ​campaign a​gainst Iran and the new Cold War with Russia
DATE: 2017-07-24 | LENGTH: 40:26

 
Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth'
Leading climate scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 19:01

 
The Voices of Grenfell
In this moving poem by Trevor Hensley, we hear the voices of ordinary people express the tragedy that is the Grenfell Tower Block Fire. Verse Films
DATE: 2017-07-24 | LENGTH: 01:34

 
TRNN Replay: Yemen Rebels Take Presidential Palace, What's At Stake for Saudi Arabia? (1/3)
Madawi Al-Rasheed says the Saudis want to prove their military prowess as defenders of Sunni Muslims and to install a pro-Saudi government in Yemen
DATE: 2015-04-2 | LENGTH: 13:15

 
Saudi Arabian Activist Calls Out U.S. For Ignoring Human Rights Abuses
Women's Rights Saudi Arabia activist Hala Aldosari calls for greater action as 14 protesters, including a disabled person and two people arrested as juveniles are scheduled to be executed in Saudi Arabia
DATE: 2017-07-23

 
UK Banks Profit from Israeli Crimes against Palestinians
A new report from War on Want reveals that some of the UK's top banks and financial institutions are investing in companies known to supply Israel with weapons and technology used in the oppression of Palestinians
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 09:03

 
At Progressive Summit Nina Turner says Don't Worry About Trump, Worry About People
Progressive candidates at the Ohio gathering strategized with the new president of Our Revolution as she told them progressive values are universal and transcend party lines
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 09:39

 
   

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Wall St. Democrats vs. Working Class Democrats
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the fight within the Democratic Party and the need for the Sanders movement to more seriously take up the question of war and U.S. foreign policy
 
Real News Roundtable: The RussiaGate Distraction & Trump's Free-For-All Capitalism
From climate change to the brewing war in the Middle East, we're in one of the most dangerous moments in human history, says TRNN's Paul Jay. So why are we talking about RussiaGate?
 
   


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Historian: If Russia Meddled, It Was 'Average'
Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University looked at U.S. and Russian interference in other countries' elections since World War II and found that the U.S. was far in the lead, interfering over 80 times -- and in far more impactful ways than alleged hacking and fake news
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 11:59

 
Barghouti on Jerusalem Protests: Israel Incites, Palestinians Unite
The deadly Israeli crackdown on Palestinians protesting restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of an effort to divide the holy site and undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom, says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 19:45

 
Family Income's Critical Role in Child Development
As Trump and the Republicans target vital social programs in their budget, a new study from the London School of Economics shows that poverty has a huge impact on children's cognitive, social-behavioral and health outcomes
DATE: 2017-07-22 | LENGTH: 09:46

 
In Trump Country, Progressives Say Democrats Must Embrace Their Ideas to Win
At the Mobilize 88 conference in Deer Creek Ohio, state progressives gathered to plot strategy and share ideas for how to organize successful campaigns based on progressive ideals
DATE: 2017-07-22 | LENGTH: 06:57

 
Russiagate: Kooky Characters, Cold War Liberals
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the latest Russiagate news, the story behind the Magnitsky Act, the Clintons' $500,000 conflict-of-interest question, and how the liberal fixation on Russia could have long-term consequences
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 28:22

 
Big Oil Overturns Portland's Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban
Portland's first-of-its-kind zoning ordinance, which banned new fossil fuel projects within city limits and prevented existing facilities from expanding, was overturned under pressure from the Western States Petroleum Association
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 14:11

 
The Nina Turner Show: The Third Party Debate with Nick Brana
At the People's Summit 2017, Nina Turner and Nick Brana of Draft Bernie for a People's Party debate whether or not the Democratic Party can be used to facilitate real, progressive change
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 15:33

 
Data, Algorithms & Artificial Intelligence: Where is AI Innovation Taking Society?
Safeguards need to be put in place so artificial intelligence can be used safely for everybody says Catherine Saez of Intellectual Property Watch reporting on events at the Artificial Intelligence summit hosted at ITU, the UN specialized agency for Information & Communications Technologies
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 09:20

 
Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat
About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies will likely be gone by 2100, says University of Colorado research scientist Twila Moon
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 08:06

 
Baltimore to Lose Two Progressive Media Outlets Just When It Needs Them Most
TRNN speaks to City Paper editors Brandon Soderberg, Rebekah Kirkman and Baynard Woods, as well as the Steiner Show's Marc Steiner, about what Baltimore will lose when their outlets close
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 28:59

 
Grieving Mother Will Primary Democrat Over Single Payer Healthcare
After losing her 22 year-old daughter because she didn't have health insurance, Amy Vilela is running for congress against a Democratic Party incumbent who won't support Single-Payer Medicare for All
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 18:35

 
How Far Will Trump Go to Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal?
The U.S. has re-certified that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, but President Trump has imposed new sanctions in an effort to force Iran to pull out. Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the move against Iran is a dangerous escalation
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 24:17

 
Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?
A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the 'draconian' measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 12:51

 
Ex-Cops Say Harsher Sentences Won't Stem Murder Epidemic
As the Baltimore City Council prepares to debate a proposal for one year mandatory sentences for firearm possession, some say the move could do more harm than good
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 02:44

 
  

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Venezuela on the Edge of Civil War
From:  David William Pear. July 24, 2017. [Photo:  Hugo Chavez Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement, FlickrPhotos, Commons Search]   Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after July 20th's "fake referendum " held by the government opposition. Corporate Fake News (i.e. mainstream corporate ...

David William Pear

Time for the “International Left” to Take a Stand on Venezuela
By Gregory Wilpert. Venezuela is heading towards an increasingly dangerous situation, in which open civil war could become a real possibility. So far over 100 people have been killed as a result of street protests, most of these deaths are ...

Gregory Wilpert

Exit Spicey, enter the Mooch: another day in Trump's tragicomic America
Richard Wolffe / The Guardian. As the laughable 'Made in America' week closed, the White House staged a farce to rival any of Sean Spicer’s press briefings. This was nightmare political theater ean "Spicey" Spicer, we knew ye all ...

Richard Wolff

Temple Mount Crisis: Fears of Political Rivals Led Netanyahu to Make a Grave Error
Barak Ravid / Haaretz. Netanyahu knows what is needed to deal with current tensions, but he voted for the opposite; with no token leftists to blame, he's stuck between a rock and hard place Immediately after the attack on the Temple ...

Barak Ravid

Why Can’t the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?
By Shamus Cooke / Counterpunch. As Venezuela’s fascist-minded oligarchy conspires with U.S. imperialism to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro, few in the U.S. seem to care. Instead of denouncing  rightwing violence that aims at regime change, ...

Shamus Cooke

California Votes to Extend Landmark Cap-and-Trade Program—While Allowing Big Polluters to Get Away
By Reynard Loki / AlterNet.
The new legislation makes huge concessions to the fossil fuel industry.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Grozetskaya/Shutterstock There's no doubt that California has established itself one of the world's climate leaders, setting aggressive go...

Reynard Loki


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On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alnasseri tells the story of his militant working class family, class struggle in Iraq and the sectarian conflict created by the U.S. invasion
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon of the Bernie Delegates Network says the California fight reflects a much larger struggle within the party between progressives and corporate Democrats
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Nina Turner

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
 
   


THE REAL BALTIMORE

Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point
DATE: 2017-04-27

 
TRNN Replay: The Story of the 2015 Baltimore Uprising Told Through the Voices of the People
The TRNN staff's coverage of the transformative year when the people demanded to be heard
DATE: 2015-12-28

 
TRNN Replay: What Conditions Gave Rise to the Baltimore Uprising?
Community activists Marisela Gomez, Kimberly Ellis, and Shaquayah McKenzie also discuss the conversations in the media about Black life and Baltimore
DATE: 2015-05-04

 
   

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