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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

October 15, 2018

Eze Jackson, Dharna Noor, and guest host musician Height Keech talk about Ben Jealous’ prospects in the Maryland gubernatorial race, how EPA rollbacks impact vulnerable communities, the state of HBCUs, and Height’s coming projects

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

October 15, 2018

Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

Can President-Elect Lopez Obrador Pull Mexico out of its Slumber?

Can President-Elect Lopez Obrador Pull Mexico out of its Slumber?

October 15, 2018

After decades of stagnation, corruption and deadly dependency on the United States, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is considered by many ordinary people, as well as by intellectuals, to be the last chance for Mexico

US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?

US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?

October 15, 2018

September’s unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI’s Gerald Epstein

'No Turning Back' - Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria

Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria

October 15, 2018
Under a deal that prevented a Syrian military assault on the province of Idlib, "radical" militant groups are supposed to withdraw by October 15th. The al-Qaeda affiliate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is said to control about 60% of Idlib but has not said if it will comply. We discuss the situation in Idlib with Rania Abouzeid, an award-winning reporter and author of "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria."
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Frank McKenna: Justin Trudeau’s Man Behind the Oil Sands

October 15, 2018

How much are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policies on the oil sands influenced by Frank McKenna, a powerful player in the oil and banking industries?

Is The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over?

Is The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over?

October 14, 2018

Trudeau’s government may have decided not to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal halting the TransMountain pipeline expansion but the fight is far from over says Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law.

How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment

How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment

October 14, 2018

Eoin Higgins of The Intercept argues that had Obama investigated and prosecuted Bush administration officials, Brett Kavanaugh would probably never have made it to the Supreme Court

Protests against far-right politics draw thousands

Berlin protests against far-right politics draw thousands

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October 14, 2018

Berlin produced an absurdly hot and sunny fall day on Saturday to welcome an estimated 240,000 people demonstrating against racism and calling for solidarity against the rise of far-right populism across Germany. A 5-kilometer (3-mile) stretch of the capital city’s center, from Alexanderplatz through the Brandenburg Gate to the Victory Column, had to be closed…

Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA

Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA

October 14, 2018

Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

October 14, 2018

Investigative journalist Shane Bauer speaks to Eddie Conway about his book, American Prison, and the history of prison privatization in the US

Regional Elections in Bavaria Could Lead to Far-Right Gains

Regional Elections in Bavaria Could Lead to Far-Right Gains

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October 12, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party is bracing itself for an election setback that is expected to be felt as far away as Berlin. It’s the latest sign of political fragmentation and an erosion Merkel’s power

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

October 12, 2018

After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki

Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance?

Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance?

October 12, 2018

Journalist James M. Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has suffered significant reputational damage on the eve of a major global trade conference known as Vision 2030 or  “Davos in the Desert”

Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says

Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says

October 12, 2018

The IPCC’s new report is groundbreaking, but it misses crucial points on climate tipping points and feedbacks that could make the crisis even more urgent, says Durwood Zaelke of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel

Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel

October 12, 2018

Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

October 11, 2018

3.9% Unemployment rate with almost half of new jobs low wage no benefits. And how many stopped looking for work? Saurav Sarkar of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses what’s behind the numbers

What Is Behind The Conservative Win In Quebec?

What Is Behind The Conservative Win In Quebec?

October 11, 2018

For the first time since 1966 the Quebec governing party will not be the Liberals or the Parti Quebecois. The Conservatives won and the left surged

Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope

Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope

October 11, 2018

The IPCC’s new report says we could face irreversible consequences of climate change by as soon as 2030, but a coordinating lead author of the report says policymakers, businesses, and individuals can still make big changes to protect our future

Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?

Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance?

October 11, 2018

President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and “lay hands on” Khashoggi. We speak to…

Trump Probably Engaged in Felony Tax Evasion

Trump Probably Engaged in Felony Tax Evasion

October 10, 2018

White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the New York Times investigation into Trump’s tax evasion and argues that if true, these would be considered felonies. However, he will probably never be held to account for this, before he leaves office

Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies

Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies

October 10, 2018

As the US ramps up aggression against Iran, withdrawing from agreements and imposing crippling sanctions, Iranians fear Trump and the neocons he surrounded himself with want war – and are echoing Bush-era Iraq “WMD” lies to justify it

TV Ads Are Flooding the Airwaves in Maryland Governor’s Race

TV Ads Are Flooding the Airwaves in Maryland Governor’s Race

October 10, 2018

With less than a month before election day, we talk to Marc Steiner about what impact millions in TV ad spending could have on the Governor’s race

Brazil's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'

Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

October 10, 2018

With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos