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    • A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat

      FEATURING ERIC HOLT-GIMÉNEZ – Southern California based food-writer Gustavo Arellano recently profiled a restaurant in Costa Mesa called Taco Maria that charges $72 for a dozen fancy blue corn tamales. But rather than criticize the restaurant Arellano lauded the chef for paying premium dollars for high quality masa that supports Mexican farmers, “in order to...

    • What to Expect at the Historic Koreas Summit?

      FEATURING CHRISTINE AHN – A historic meeting between the two Koreas will take place on Friday April 27th with South Korea’s Moon Jae In and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The summit will be held in the heavily secure border village of Panmunjom within the “demilitarized zone” (DMZ). The meeting between the two Korean leaders...

    • Waffle House Shooting: A Hate Crime?

      FEATURING MELINA ABDULLAH – A judge in the case of suspected shooter Travis Reinking has responded to public outrage over a $2 million bond, and decided to revoke the bond. Reinking is being held in the case of a brutal mass shooting at a Waffle House eatery in Antioch, Tennessee that claimed the lives of...

    • US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty

      FEATURING LANCE SELFA – The Democratic Party has been enjoying minority status in Congress for some years now but the mid-term elections could change all that. Unfortunately rather than take the temperature of how ordinary Americans are feeling and what they are thinking in the era of Donald Trump and Republican domination, Democrats are relying...

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    • After Fleeing Genocide, Over Half a Million Rohingya Refugees Now Face Monsoon Season in Bangladesh

      Aid agencies are scrambling to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from crowded camps in Bangladesh ahead of the monsoon season in June. Hundreds of thousands of registered Rohingya refugees now live in the Cox's Bazar district in southeastern Bangladesh after fleeing a Burmese military campaign of rape, murder and arson that the U.N. has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing." Now the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says at least 150,000 people are at "high risk from mudslides and floods" from the heavy rain in the next few months. Some could be moved to a recently formed island at the mouth of the Meghna River. This comes as more refugees are still crossing over from Burma. We are joined in our New York studio by Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and a member of the Free Rohingya Coalition. He was born in Burma, but in 1982 he was rendered effectively stateless along with a million other ethnic Rohingya under a nationality law.

    • Senior Democrat Caught on Tape Pressuring Progressive Congressional Candidate to Drop Out of Race

      A new exposé by The Intercept confirms how powerful Democratic officials have worked to crush competitive progressive candidates in primaries around the country, choosing instead to back moderate, business-friendly candidates. This comes after President Obama used his farewell address to encourage Americans upset about the outcome of the 2016 election to take action by running for office themselves. We speak with Levi Tillemann, a Colorado man who heeded Obama's call and found himself disappointed by the process, after he was repeatedly pressured by powerful Democrats not to run. In fact, he recorded a conversation in which he was directly told to drop out of the Democratic primary for Colorado's sixth Congressional district by none other than the second-ranking House Democrat, Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland. We go to Denver to speak with Levi Tillemann, a candidate in Colorado's Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional District, which includes Denver. He is featured in the new exposé by Lee Fang, investigative journalist at The Intercept, "Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Democratic Official Pressuring Progressive to Bow Out of Election.”

    • Travel Ban Blocks U.S. Citizen From Bringing Yemeni Daughter with Cerebral Palsy to U.S. for Care

      During Wednesday's oral arguments over President Trump's travel ban at the Supreme Court, attorney Neal Katyal made reference to how the ban has blocked a U.S. citizen named Nageeb al-Omari. Al-Omari has been prevented from bringing his 10-year-old daughter to the United States to receive medical care for cerebral palsy. The family's story was featured in a new Al Jazeera Fault Lines "documentary":, "Between War and the Ban: A Yemeni-American Story." We air an excerpt of the documentary and speak with two attorneys fighting the travel ban.

    • Supreme Court Appears Set to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban Targeting Muslim Nations

      The U.S. Supreme Court looks poised to uphold President Trump’s travel ban, which blocks most people from seven countries—including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen—from entering the United States. During oral arguments on Wednesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is often seen as a swing vote, appeared to side with the conservative wing of the court. U.S. solicitor general Noel Francisco argued the travel restrictions were not a “so-called Muslim ban” and that the order fell within the president’s executive authority. Francisco made the claim even though Trump campaigned for president calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Lower courts have repeatedly ruled against versions of Trump’s travel ban, saying they were unconstitutional and in violation of federal immigration law. We are joined by Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's national Immigrants' Rights Project, who presented the first challenge to President Trump's travel ban order last year, and Diala Shamas, a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She was in Djibouti last month speaking to Yemeni relatives of U.S. citizens attempting to come to the United States under Trump's travel ban.

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    • 'Green News Report' - April 26, 2018

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: EPA chief Pruitt launches sweeping overhaul restricting EPA's use of science; French President Macron criticizes Trump's inaction on climate change; Vast majority of Americans prefer renewable energy to fossil fuels; PLUS: Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef, potentially forever... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online [...]

    • Dems' Special Election Loss in AZ, Victories in NY, Suggest Big Trouble for GOP: 'BradCast' 4/25/2018

      On today's BradCast: More encouraging signs for Democrats following special elections in both Arizona and New York on Tuesday. And more troubling news from Donald Trump's never-ending cavalcade of corporate cabinet corruption. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] All signs suggest that a potential Blue Wave continues to build for Democrats in the Trump [...]

    • Legal Lightning Round: GOP Gerrymandering, Trump Travel Ban, Kobach 'Voter Fraud', More!: 'BradCast' 4/24/2018

      On today's BradCast: After a months-long drought of one of our favorite guests, legal journalist MARK JOSEPH STERN of Slate returns today! And we make up for the deficit with a legal lightning round on a number of big cases being heard this and in recent weeks at the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - April 23, 2018

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Contrary to denials, lobbyist tied to EPA chief Scott Pruitt condo deal did lobby the agency; Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $4.5 million to help U.S. keep Paris Climate Agreement promise; Court reinstates fines for automakers that violate fuel economy standards; PLUS: The twentieth anniversary of Dr. Michael E. Mann's [...]

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