North America

5 Alarm Fascism: Trump’s Burning it All Down

September 8, 2020

Stir Crazy! Episode 86: Today we are joined by associate professor, Hussman School of Journalism & Media at UNC Chapel Hill Deb Aikat, Indigenous activist and writer Shawn Fleek, and TRNN reporter Steve Horn. Hosted by Kim Brown.

COVID-19 could be a death sentence for elderly prisoners

September 8, 2020

Members of the group Releasing Aging People in Prison talk about officials’ refusal to release aging prisoners with violent offenses, although studies show the chances of someone reoffending as they age are minimal.

108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in ‘trailer jail’

September 4, 2020

The jail was only reporting 78 active cases, but this number doesn’t include people who were already released or those who’s test results have not come in yet, so the real number is likely much higher.

Trump tells supporters to commit a felony by voting twice

September 4, 2020

The GOP has been trying to tip the scales on U.S. elections for a long time, but efforts are becoming more brazen.

Foreign journalists, contract employees ultimate losers in fight for control over taxpayer-funded global news network

September 4, 2020

The situation is dire for those foreign journalists, who are fearing a backlash from the security establishments and violent non-state actors in their home country where association with US government agencies such as VOA are not looked upon favorably.

Indian Summer

September 4, 2020

Stir Crazy! Episode 85: Today we are joined by journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown.

He exposed police corruption, now cops won’t leave him alone

September 4, 2020

The story of cop watcher Otto The Watchdog reveals how American law enforcement uses the criminal justice system to retaliate against critics and their families. But Otto is not alone, First Amendment activists, auditors and protesters all around the U.S. are feeling the blue backlash.

Stop treating this like a normal election

September 4, 2020

Ignoring the unique threats Trump presents could destroy our democracy, warns professor Lester Spence.

The pandemic is reshaping our sex lives. Is cybersex our future?

September 3, 2020

As school sex education programs have been cut back and replaced with an abstinence-only standard under the Trump-Pence administration, the LGBTQI community has picked up the slack developing curricula and resources to guide young adults into sex-positive and safe sex life choices.

Trump is Ready To Steal the Election

September 3, 2020

Stir Crazy! Episode 84: Today we are joined by TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery. Hosted by Kim Brown.