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    • Congress Fails to Protect Dreamers as Deadline Looms

      FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided several Los Angeles area businesses over a 5-day period in mid-February that resulted in 212 arrests. The raids are part of a significant ramping up of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump and came at the same time as the US Senate on Thursday took up...

    • Chinese Dissident Artist’s New Film Exposes Refugee Crisis

      FEATURING AI WEIWEI – The famed dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has taken on the most urgent humanitarian issues of our time: the global refugee crisis. In a new documentary called Human Flow, Ai Weiwei explores the human cost of war, violence, and climate change that has made refugees of 65 million people. Traveling with...

    • Israel Tries a Palestinian Teen Behind Closed Doors

      FEATURING HUWAIDA ARRAF- Seventeen-year old Ahed Tamimi and her mother – prominent Palestinian activists – are being tried in an Israeli court behind closed doors. The teenager, who was arrested when she was 16, has spent months in prison after being captured on video responding with anger to an Israeli soldier who had just shot...

    • With ISIS In Retreat Why is the Syria War Expanding?

      FEATURING DR. STEPHEN ZUNES – Despite the fact that Islamic State forces have retreated, the complicated war in Syria appears to be expanding rather than wrapping up. The United States is under fire this week for an attack in Eastern Syria that at first reportedly killed about 100 Syrian national soldiers loyal to President Bashar...

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    • Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's New President, Known for Moving Profits to Offshore Tax Havens

      African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been confirmed as the new president of South Africa, after the former leader, Jacob Zuma, resigned from office abruptly on Wednesday night amid a series of corruption scandals. Ramaphosa once led the National Union of Mineworkers under apartheid in the 1980s. He later built a business empire that encompassed mining interests—including the Marikana platinum mine, where police killed 34 workers during a strike in 2012. Ramaphosa is now one of Africa's wealthiest men, with a net worth of about $450 million. Now, activists are talking about Ramaphosa's ties to tax havens during his time in the corporate sector. We go to Johannesburg to speak with activist Koketso Moeti, founder of the community advocacy organization Her recent piece for News24 is headlined "The rich can't steal, right?"

    • White Supremacy, Patriarchy and Guns: FL Shooter Had Record of Death Threats, Violence Against Women

      Seventeen people were killed and at least 15 other people were wounded Wednesday at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. More evidence has emerged showing that the gunman, a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz, shared a common trait with many other men who have carried out mass shootings: He had a record of abusing and threatening women. On Thursday, a white nationalist hate group called the Republic of Florida Militia also claimed the gunman was a member who had trained with the militia, but the group's leader later walked back the claim. Former classmates of Cruz did describe him as politically extreme and espousing racist beliefs. For more, we speak with George Ciccariello-Maher, a visiting scholar at the Hemispheric Institute at New York University and the author of "Decolonizing Dialectics," and Trevor Aaronson, executive director and co-founder of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and a contributing writer to The Intercept.

    • Trump Blames Mental Illness for Parkland Shooting, Ignores Easy Gun Access & Loose Background Checks

      In Parkland, Florida, students and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil on Thursday night to mourn the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Early Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted, "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" Mental health advocates are warning President Trump's comments perpetuate stigma against people with mental illness, who are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators of violence. We speak with Lindsay Nichols, the federal policy director for Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and Vanderbilt University psychiatry professor Jonathan Metzl, lead author of a Vanderbilt study entitled "Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms," which found that fewer than 5 percent of fatal shootings in the United States are committed by people diagnosed with mental illness. Metzl also wrote a recent Politico piece titled "I'm a Psychiatrist. Making Gun Violence About Mental Health Is a Crazy Idea."

    • Headlines for February 16, 2018

      Senators Wrap Four Days of Open Debate with No Deal on Immigration, DACA Recipients Launch 250-Mile, 15-Day March from New York to D.C., Thousands Attend Vigil for Victims of Florida High School Massacre, President Trump Blames Mental Health—Not Guns—for School Shooting, Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In as South African President, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Resigns, El Salvador: Court Releases Woman Jailed over Stillbirth, Appeals Court Rules Trump Travel Ban Discriminates Against Muslims, New Yorker: President Trump Used Tabloid to Quash News of Affairs, NYPD Sergeant "Not Guilty" of Murdering 66-Year-Old Bronx Resident, Austin to Become First Southern City with Paid Sick Leave, Texas: Solitary Confinement for Asylum Seeker over Sexual Assault Allegations

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    • Real Guns, Fake News, New Russia Indictments: 'BradCast' 2/16/2018

      We begin today's BradCast with a somewhat harrowing and breathtaking round-up of what has been an exceptionally bad news week, even for this particular White House. But all of that got considerably worse on Friday. [Audio link to show is posted below.] New grand jury indictments [PDF] were filed against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian [...]

    • NRA 'Blood Money' and Weapons 'Designed to Bring Pure Hell and Fury': 'BradCast' 2/15/2018

      On today's BradCast: Our coverage continues of Wednesday's bloodbath at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 were killed and 13 remain hospitalized today, following the nation's most deadly school shooting since Newton, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] We have many [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - February 15, 2018

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. intelligence agencies contradict the Trump Administration on climate risks; ExxonMobil counter-sues against climate change lawsuits; Trump repeals Obama-era methane rule; Broadcast news failing to inform the public about the real-life impacts of climate change; PLUS: The Queen of England has had it with single-use plastic waste... All that and more [...]

    • 'This Happens Nowhere Else Other Than the United States of America': 'BradCast' 2/14/2018

      Once again on today's BradCast, we must lead with breaking details of yet another mass shooting. This time, at a high school in South Florida where, by the end of today's show, authorities report that 17 had been killed, with a 19-year old former student in custody. [Audio link to show is posted below.] The horrific [...]

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