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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

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

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

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

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”

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

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