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Headlines: August 17, 2018
In today’s news headlines, President Trump has canceled this year’s military parade that he had ordered the Pentagon to hold, citing high costs. He made his opinion known on Twitter as usual, saying, “The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a price...
Sonali Is on Vacation!
Dear ‘Rising Up’ listeners, Sonali Kolhatkar will be taking a well-deserved vacation between August 20 – August 24! During this time, we’ll be putting together several evergreen shows with some of the best interviews from the last few months. Sonali will be back on August 27, and we will resume to our regular programing on...
Will Democrats Stop Kavanaugh?
FEATURING JESSICA MASON PIEKLO – President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post this week that the President was willing to fight a potential subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, all the way to the Supreme Court. Giuliani’s threat centers on the Mueller team’s need to interview the President and the strict conditions...
What Direction Will Democrats Choose?
FEATURING JEFF COHEN – The election analysis outlet FiveThirtyEight.com has released its forecast for the midterms this Fall and concluded that the Democratic Party has a 75% chance of taking control of the House of Representatives. With this news surely boosting party leaders, the Democratic National Committee will meet next week in Chicago at a...
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Angela Davis: Aretha Franklin "Will Forever Animate Our Collective Sense of Desire for Change"
Aretha Franklin became the voice of the civil rights movement in 1967, when her cover of Otis Redding's "Respect" became an international sensation. Franklin was a steadfast supporter of the civil rights movement throughout her long and remarkable career. She sang at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral after his assassination in 1968. The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Franklin anonymously helped fund the movement for decades. He said, "When Dr. King was alive, several times she helped us make payroll. ... Aretha has always been a very socially conscious artist, an inspiration, not just an entertainer." For more, we speak with Angela Davis, author, professor and activist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. We also speak with Farah Jasmine Griffin, professor of English and comparative literature and African-American studies at Columbia University, and Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke professor of African & African American studies at Duke University.
Angela Davis: Aretha Franklin Offered to Post Bail for Me, Saying "Black People Will Be Free"
In 1970, Aretha Franklin offered to post bail for Angela Davis, who was jailed on trumped-up charges. Aretha Franklin told Jet magazine in 1970, "My daddy says I don't know what I'm doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I'm going to stick by my beliefs. Angela Davis must go free. Black people will be free. I've been locked up (for disturbing the peace in Detroit) and I know you got to disturb the peace when you can't get no peace. Jail is hell to be in. I'm going to see her free if there is any justice in our courts, not because I believe in communism, but because she's a Black woman and she wants freedom for Black people. I have the money; I got it from Black people—they've made me financially able to have it—and I want to use it in ways that will help our people." We speak with activist and scholar Angela Davis about what Aretha Franklin meant to her.
Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, an Icon of the Civil Rights & Feminist Movements
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at her home in Detroit at the age of 76. For decades, Aretha Franklin has been celebrated as one of the greatest American singers of any genre, who helped give birth to soul and redefined the American musical tradition. In 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She held the record for the most songs on the Billboard Top 100 for 40 years. Rolling Stone ranked her the greatest singer of all time on its top 100 list, calling her "a gift from God." Her hit single "Respect" became part of the soundtrack to the civil rights movement, which she also supported behind the scenes. We speak with professors Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University and Farah Jasmine Griffin of Columbia University.
Headlines for August 17, 2018
Pope Expresses "Shame and Sorrow" over Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Case, New Special Representative on Iran to Enforce Hardline U.S. Policies, Boston Globe Reports Bomb Threat as President Trump Assails the Paper, Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations, Pentagon Delays Plans for Trump's Military Parade, In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money", Aretha Franklin, the Legendary Queen of Soul, Dies at 76, India: Floods from Monsoon Rains Leave At Least 164 Dead, Philippines: Wave of Garbage Floods Manila After Heavy Rains, China: Typhoon Rumbia Makes Landfall in Shanghai, Court Orders New Environmental Review for Keystone XL Pipeline, Court Reverses Trump Admin Rollback of Clean Water Rule, 1,400 Google Workers Protest Plans for Censored Chinese Search Engine, Argentina: After Senate Rejects Pro-Choice Law, Woman Dies from Banned Abortion, Louisiana: Shreveport Mayoral Candidate Threatened with Lynching, Children of Deported Parents Plan Protest at U.S.-Mexico Border
The Daily Sociopath Report: 'BradCast' 8/17/2018
Today's BradCast is guest hosted by me, Angie Coiro, host of In Deep with Angie Coiro. The Toddler-in-Chief gives us all more fodder than we can stand for a news review: telling Vietnam vets they can’t tell the difference between napalm and Agent Orange; doubling down on pulling security clearances, because anyone dared challenge his authority [...]
So, Who's 'The Enemy of the People' Again?: 'BradCast' 8/16/2018
Today on The BradCast: On the 47th anniversary of the Nixon White House creating its then-confidential "enemies list" featuring, among others, many members of the media, Donald Trump's intensifying attacks on the press have now resulted in a majority of Republicans (51%) believing that the press is the "enemy of the people" rather than "an [...]
'Green News Report' - August 16, 2018
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: British Columbia declares state of emergency over wildfires; Monsanto's parent company grapples with massive judgment against Roundup weed killer; 11 months later, the largest blackout in U.S. history is finally over --- mostly; In Appalachia, some victories against new pipelines; PLUS: Surprise! Despite prior denials, Interior Department readies plan to sell [...]
Landmark Victories, Battles Ahead for Dems in CT, VT, MN, WI Primaries: 'BradCast' 8/15/2018
There was a little something for everyone, it seems, in Tuesday's primary elections in Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin. We cover as much of it as we can on today's BradCast, as voters in all but 10 states have now selected their candidates for the crucial 2018 midterms. [Audio link to show follows below.] There were [...]
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