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Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

January 27, 2020

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry.

Laura Flanders Show: Poet Staceyann Chin on Her Journey

January 27, 2020

Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. In this episode, Laura interviews Chin…

Peru’s Congressional Elections Spark Little Enthusiasm

January 27, 2020

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra sparked controversy when he dissolved Congress in September 2019. Though many Peruvians supported his decision, they are disillusioned with the political system. Why is that?

American College of Physicians Prescribes Single Payer Healthcare

January 24, 2020

The second largest American medical association analyzed the ailing U.S. healthcare system and prescribed public health insurance as the remedy. We discuss the diagnosis with ACP President Robert McLean.

200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

January 24, 2020

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget and job cuts.

Progressives Want to Beat Corporate Dems, Not Just Trump

January 24, 2020

While the media focuses on the Sanders/Warren spat, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party and Jennifer Epps-Addison of the Center for Popular Democracy Action argue progressives must defeat the forces that gave rise to Trump.

Impeachment Trial Won’t Be Impartial and Won’t Convict Trump

January 23, 2020

Legal scholar Marjorie Cohn says ‘Vichy Republicans’ are making a mockery of the constitutionally mandated impeachment process.

Brazil’s Right-Wing Bolsonaro Regime Attacks Leading Critic Glenn Greenwald

January 23, 2020

Brazil’s government faces near unanimous condemnation over its attempt to punish journalist Glenn Greenwald for revealing its corrupt investigation practices.

Did a Maryland Sheriff Deliberately Hit a Motorcyclist?

January 22, 2020

The Police Accountability Report requested dashcam video to see what really happened in a motorcycle collision with a police vehicle that sent a man to shock trauma.

Climate Change Will Alter Sports Forever

January 22, 2020

Australian Open competitors had to fight through wildfire smoke in their qualifying rounds. Political sportswriter Dave Zirin says we’re about to see how the climate crisis will permanently change the way we play sports.