"Our society is generating poverty and inequality, and generating it way more for low-income women of color than it is for anybody else."
Today’s topics include: Let Trump Be Trump; Trump Hires Breitbart Stooge to Run His Campaign; Roger Ailes Taking Over Trump’s Debate Prep; Who is Steve Bannon; Trump’s Lawyer Denies the Polls on CNN; Screw Intelligence; Trump is Mr.Show More Summary
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Trump begins the week with the WSJ urging the RNC to cut him loose if he can't turn around his floundering campaign by Labor Day...and ends it with the Bannon-Manafort shuffle. Cooke & Lamarche laugh off the chance he can stop scratching his attention-getting-disorder itch. Show More Summary
"If we’re going to tell people that they are voting with their dollars and they're making decisions, you have to give them all the information. And when we came to that line, the industry wasn’t willing to do that."
we're told we're in a moment of reconsideration, perhaps, of the notion that depriving needy people of assistance would lead to their gainful employment and well-being. A true reconsideration of the 1990s welfare overhaul would require a so-far invisible recentering of the people in its crosshairs: low-income women, particularly mothers raising children on their own.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Christie largely agree on Trump's trajectory -- almost no chance to win POTUS because "gaffes" that didn't sink him among only GOP voters are now revealing him as temperamentally unfit to be president. Show More Summary
"You don’t see a lot of discussion of the consequences and the connection to the arms that are coming from the United States."
"This very platform is a manifestation of ongoing work that’s been happening in the black radical tradition, in the black liberation struggle, before many of us were even born."
One of the legacies of Michael Brown's killing, two years ago this week, was the exposure of police departments like Ferguson, Missouri's, that have a system for profiting from fines and fees for low-level infractions that targets African-Americans disproportionately.
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the changing world of book publishing. If you are an author—or an aspiring author—this episode is for you. I am always surprised by how many people have either written or want to write […]
"These guys running around defending nuclear power aren’t just defending nuclear power. What they’re really about is protecting the grid, which is corporate-owned and corporate-controlled."
The Movement for Black Lives has never relied on corporate media to get their message out. But the coalition's newly released policy platform does provide an opportunity for journalists—sometimes given to ponder what black activists are for—to engage those ideas.
"The media will talk about someone with mental illness, but it’s often in a way that blames the mental illness for the eventual force used against them."
"These are specific choices. Interests that wanted to pursue certain strategies for their maximizing of profits got their protections to help them offshore, put in specific instruments called NAFTA, WTO, that deliver a specific version of globalization."
The disability community is routinely marginalized in the media, making hard to address the frequency with which law enforcement's use of force involves people with disabilities.
Today’s topics include: Putin and the Russians Behind the DNC Leak Story; The Story of the Year; Bernie or Bust People Aren’t Seeing the Big Picture; Sarah Silverman Nails Busters; The Progressive Party Platform; Bernie Sanders and The...Show More Summary
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green When you combine a Putin personality (says Kasparov) with a sociopath (says author of Art of The Deal), you get a Convention that wants to jail Hillary Clinton. Stuart Stevens and Ron Reagan agree that he's...Show More Summary
"So for Democrats and Republicans, the stake is the vote, and they are both in the battle to keep power or to gain power, but for communities like the ones United We Dream works with, which we work largely with Latino and immigrant communities in over 25 states, what is at stake is really an existential threat for us."
"What’s needed is something that really asks, why have we so dramatically expanded the role for police, and why are we so heavily targeting poor and minority communities for this kind of intensive and invasive policing?"
Few ideas are as hard-wired into current corporate media as the notion that so-called "free trade" agreements of the sort we have are best for everyone. Given that the deals are not primarily about trade, and that what freedom they entail accrues to corporations and not people, you could say the very use of the term "free trade" implies a bias,