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Republicans Are Transforming Federal Courts for the Next Generation

Republicans Are Transforming Federal Courts for the Next Generation

July 22, 2019

The Nation’s Elie Mystal says Conservative think tanks and Senate Majority Leader McConnell are creating a right-wing federal court system with Trump’s help that will affect generations to come

Are Police Being Paid to Kill Us?

Are Police Being Paid to Kill Us?

July 22, 2019

A recent secret deal to give a Mesa, Arizona police officer a lifetime pension after a controversial shooting is raising questions about a system that appears to have troublesome incentives

Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration

Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration

July 21, 2019

In contrast to the unwavering support that conservative and evangelical religious groups give President Trump, progressive churches and synagogues are fighting on the front lines against the administration’s anti-immigrant policies

Philadelphia Activist: 'Oil Refinery Explosion Literally Rocked the Very Foundation of my Community'

Philadelphia Activist: ‘Oil Refinery Explosion Literally Rocked the Very Foundation of My Community’

July 21, 2019

The refinery is set to shut down after an explosion that could have killed millions, but at Netroots Nation 2019, Philly Thrive member .O says it was already negatively impacting low-income Black people who live nearby

Unpaid Caregiving Increases Risk of Poverty in Retirement 

Unpaid Caregiving Increases Risk of Poverty in Retirement 

July 21, 2019

Christian Weller discusses his PERI study showing that people who care for children or elderly parents are less likely to have decent savings for retirement. The risk is higher for women, and especially for single women

Laura Flanders Show: Design for Justice - Disabled Hackers Lead the Way

Laura Flanders Show: Design for Justice – Disabled Hackers Lead the Way

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July 21, 2019

Can technology advance society if it doesn’t include all of society? This week, we talk to three disability justice activists who have ideas about how tech can ensure design, technology, and art are accessible and equitable. Not just ideas, they’re doing it… and they are sparking a movement.

Trump's Racist Lies About Ilhan Omar Define the Republican Party

Trump’s Racist Lies About Ilhan Omar Define the Republican Party

July 19, 2019

The Ilhan Omar quote Trump bastardized came from her conversation with John Nichols, who joins us to look at US history for inspiration and understanding

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

July 19, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, 350.org’s Thanu Yakupitiyage says she’s looking for every presidential candidate to release tangible climate plans, bring frontline communities into the room, and take on the fossil fuel industry and its money

Trump Bans Asylum Seekers at the Border in Violation of National and International Law 

Trump Bans Asylum Seekers at the Border in Violation of National and International Law 

July 19, 2019

Litigator Angelo Guisado says Trump’s tactics are proto-fascist, and stopping asylum seekers in transit through other countries violates standing U.S. law and international treaties

Kamala Harris Goes After the Black Vote With a Homeownership Plan

Kamala Harris Goes After the Black Vote With a Homeownership Plan

July 19, 2019

Will Kamala Harris’ home ownership proposal address the persistent issue of the racial homeownership and wealth gap, or will her plan create more problems for the very people she aims to help?