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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of October 29th and November 5th 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of October 29th and November 5th 2018

November 13, 2018

Dharna Noor and Khalilah Harris talk about the results of Maryland’s elections, the state of Johns Hopkins nurses’ fight for unionization, and what real education and climate policy would look like

Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots

November 13, 2018

Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap. Watch more Empire Files.

Critics of VHA Aim to Privatize, Not Improve Health Care for Veterans

Critics of VHA Aim to Privatize, Not Improve Health Care for Veterans

November 13, 2018

Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare system in the country. The author of “Wounds of War” says It is a model we can draw upon for the country, but the corporate media deems the VHA as failure that should be privatized. Why?

US & UK Not Truly Committed to Ending Saudi 'Total War' on Yemen

US & UK Not Truly Committed to Ending Saudi ‘Total War’ on Yemen

November 12, 2018

While the US and UK have called for a ceasefire in Yemen, Col. Larry Wilkerson says they are not truly committed to ending Saudi Arabia’s “total war” on Yemen. Trump and May are saving face after the Khashoggi killing, and the kingdom is still bombing civilian areas with American and British help

Canada's Trudeau Attacks BDS, Joins Trump & Israel Blaming 'Both Sides' for Anti-Semitism

Canada’s Trudeau Attacks BDS, Joins Trump & Israel Blaming ‘Both Sides’ for Anti-Semitism

November 12, 2018

While apologizing for Canada’s shameful betrayal of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi Holocaust, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attacked the Palestinian rights movement BDS. Ali Abunimah discusses how his “both sides” rhetoric echoes the false equivalence made by Donald Trump and Israel’s far-right government

Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

November 12, 2018

New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams discusses the 2018 midterms and the need to hold establishment Democrats accountable for real change to occur

Economic Update: Follow The Money

Economic Update: Follow The Money

November 12, 2018

This week: Updates on profits-vs-science and weedkiller “roundup;” most Americans not better off than in 2016; WHO reports bans on corporal punishment of kids and how doing so saves money too; Janet Yellen warns huge corporate debts risk another major economic crash; interview with Riva Enteen, editor of Follow the Money, a collection of KPFA…

Blue Wave Falls Short in Maryland's Governor's Race

Blue Wave Falls Short in Maryland’s Governor’s Race

November 12, 2018

After Larry Hogan defeated Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor, we spoke to legislators Mary Washington and Kris Burnett, economist Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, and activist Richard Elliot about what Jealous’ loss means for Maryland’s progressive movement

WWI a Slaughter for Profit, Not a Heroic Struggle to Celebrate

WWI a Slaughter for Profit, Not a “Great War” to Celebrate

November 12, 2018

Part one of the documentary film “Machine Gun” tells the story of the development of the machine gun and the great power competition that led to World War One – the film’s Executive Producer was TRNN’s Paul Jay

Will Harvard's Affirmative Action Case be a Referendum on Race Conscious College Admissions?

Will Harvard’s Affirmative Action Case be a Referendum on Race Conscious College Admissions?

November 12, 2018

A discussion with Brenda Shum of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Nicole Ochi of Advancing Justice L.A., hosted by Khalilah Harris

U.S. Refuses to Adopt a Nuclear Weapon No First Use Pledge - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (7/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 12, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”
Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

November 12, 2018

Historian Jeff Biggers on the history of resistance in the United States and his new book, “Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.”

Central American Migrants Face Risk of Going Missing in Mexico

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November 11, 2018

Migrants making the journey on foot to the US from Central America often run the risk of disappearing. Many drug cartels operate between Mexico City and the US border, exposing migrants to many dangers.

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

November 10, 2018

France’s centrist President Macron ignited a firestorm for praising Nazi collaborator leader Philippe Pétain for his role in World War I. Historian Adam Hochschild argues war resisters are the real heroes who should be honored, as Trump visits Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

The Taliban in Moscow: A Turning Point for the Afghan War?

The Taliban in Moscow: A Turning Point for the Afghan War?

November 10, 2018

As the Afghan government suffers more losses on the ground, a landmark peace conference hosted by Russia could mark a shift in the 17-year war. The Taliban is there in its highest level diplomatic engagement in years. We speak to author and historian Vijay Prashad

The War on Terror's Toll, From Atrocities Abroad to Mass Shootings at Home

The War on Terror’s Toll, From Atrocities Abroad to Mass Shootings at Home

November 10, 2018

A new Brown University study says the US-led so-called “War on Terror” has killed around 500,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan — an “undercount,” it stresses. And as Ian David Long — an-ex U.S. Marine who served in the Afghan war — kills 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California, might we also count victims…

Trump's Firing of Jeff Sessions Sparks Marches for Mueller

Trump’s Firing of Sessions: Is the Presidency Above the Law?

November 10, 2018

People across the country are sounding the alarm over Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the temporary appointment of Matt Whitaker, a perceived Trump loyalist and a Russia probe critic. Robert Weissmann of Public Citizen discusses Thursday’s protests across the country and whether Robert Mueller is under threat.

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

November 9, 2018

A spirited race in Pennsylvania’s newly drawn conservative 11th district became a contest of progressive ideas against Trumpism.  TRNN traversed Lancaster county to find out if the message resonated

Progressive Muslims Make Their Mark in the Midterms

Progressive Muslims Make Their Mark on the Midterms

November 9, 2018

At the victory rally for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, members of the group Muslims for Progress discuss their organizing efforts in the 2018 midterms, which saw the historic election of two Muslim-American women to Congress

Voting Rights Restored to Felons in Florida: Could It Have Changed the Governor's Race?

Voting Rights Restored to Felons in Florida: Could It Have Changed the Governor’s Race?

November 9, 2018

Ballot measure restoring rights to Felons was approved by 64% of the electorate in Florida.  Desmond Meade of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Eddie Conway, Executive Producer at The Real News Network discuss battles won and the fight ahead

Economic Update: U.S. "Sugar Arrangements" Industry

Economic Update: U.S. “Sugar Arrangements” Industry

November 9, 2018

This week: Updates on latest foreign and U.S. elections; the CEA document against socialism; growing inequality of billionaires’ wealth; army represses report on costs and errors of Iraq war; and expose of Maine’s subsidy for corporations by helping indebted students; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the US “Sugar Arrangements” industry.

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

November 9, 2018

Anthony Flaccavento is running for the US House seat in Virginia’s 9th district, a large, sparsely populated region in the southwestern corner of the state.  We’ll meet the people working on his grassroots campaign, a coalition of farmers, miners, students, seniors and activists that may serve as a practical blueprint for many Democrats competing in…

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump's 2018 Loss Was Significant

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump’s 2018 Loss Was Significant

November 9, 2018

Given how well the economy has been doing, Trump, if he were a “normal” president, would have expanded the Republican House majority, not lost it, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law of Peace? (1/2)

Will Kemp Get Away With Suppressing Georgia’s Black Votes?

November 8, 2018

Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, has declared victory in a heated gubernatorial race, but Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams is not conceding. Kemp purged tens of thousands of votes as part of a crackdown that adversely impacted black voters. We speak to attorney, activist Anoa Changa and investigative journalist Greg Palast.