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    • Sentenced to Life in Prison as a Teen, How Cyntoia Brown Survived Sex Trafficking & Won Her Freedom

      At the age of 16, she was arrested for killing a man who had picked her up for sex, after she had been forced into sexual slavery as a child. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for shooting the man who bought her for sex when she feared for her life. Today Cyntoia Brown-Long joins us to share her experience, what has happened in the 15 years she was incarcerated, and how she won her release. In an incredible development, after a years-long campaign to win her freedom, Cyntoia was granted clemency in January after former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her sentence. She was released from prison in August. We spend the hour discussing her experience as she recounts in her memoir, published this week, "Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System."

    • Headlines for October 18, 2019

      Under U.S. Deal, Turkish Occupation of Northern Syria Continues; Ethnic Cleansing Feared, "We Do That All the Time": Mulvaney Admits to Quid Pro Quo over Ukraine, Ambassador Sondland Confirms Giuliani Pushed Ukraine Policy, Energy Secretary Rick Perry to Resign, U.S. to Host G7 at Trump Resort in Possible Violation of Constitution, Civilian Casualties Reach New High in Afghanistan, Corbyn Urges Labour Party Members to Reject New Brexit Deal, Chicago Teacher Strike Enters Second Day, NYC City Council Backs Plan to Close Rikers as Activists Call for No New Jails, Cuban Asylum Seeker Dies in Solitary Confinement in Louisiana, General Strike Shuts Down Barcelona Following Sentencing of Catalan Separatist Leaders, Mass Protests Continue in Lebanon over Economic Crisis, Mexican Forces Release El Chapo's Son After Coming Under Deadly Attack by Cartels, Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso, 98, Dies

    • Rep. Ro Khanna: We Need a Responsible Withdrawal from Syria, Not One Oblivious to Human Life

      As hundreds of thousands of civilians face displacement and violence amid Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. support for the Kurds on Wednesday. The measure passed 354 to 60. We speak with Representative Ro Khanna, who says, "We can't just get involved in a place and then walk away and not have some moral responsibility. We have a moral responsibility not just to the Kurds who fought with us against ISIS. We have a moral responsibility to accept Syrian refugees. We have a moral responsibility to help rebuild a society that was ravaged by civil war, where we were involved." We also speak with Ozlem Goner, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the City University of New York. She is a member of the Emergency Committee of Rojava.

    • "Meltdown": Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal as House Votes 354 to 60 to Condemn His Actions

      As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to condemn President Trump's actions. Turkey invaded the region on October 9, shortly after Trump virtually greenlit the Turkey assault by abruptly withdrawing a small number of U.S. troops who were protecting Kurdish areas in northern Syria. Since then, the Kurds have aligned themselves with the Syrian government, and a number of former ISIS fighters who were being held by the Kurds have escaped. We speak with Ozlem Goner, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the City University of New York. She is a member of the Emergency Committee of Rojava.

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    • October 20, 2019 - William Cohan | John Nichols | Andrew Marantz

      Billions Made on Trades Apparently Based on Trump Insider Knowledge; HRC's Accusation Boosts Her Campaign; How Long Can Big Tech Pretend to Be Platforms Not Publishers?

    • October 17, 2019 - Graham Fuller | Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Susan Rice

      Does US "Credibility" and "Leadership" in the Middle East Still Mean US Hegemony?; What the US Calls a Ceasefire, Turkey Calls a "Pause in the Operation"; Susan Rice on the Chaos and Disarray at the Top of Our National Security Structure

    • October 16, 2019 - Frances Brown | David Graham | Mike Giglio

      Trump Melts Down as Our Foreign Policy and National Security Breaks Down; Was Last Night's Debate a Sideshow with Impeachment the Main Event?; The Author of "Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate"

    • October 15, 2019 - Robert Hockett | Joseph Cirincione | Mike Lofgren

      Handicapping the Latest Democratic Presidential Debate; The Uncertain Custody of 50 US Hydrogen Bombs in Turkey; The Civil Servants Are Choosing Loyalty to Country over Obedience to Trump


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    • Why Mass Civil Disobedience Is the Only Answer to Climate Change

      FEATURING GEORGE MONBIOT – Hundreds of scientists from around the world recently signed onto a document endorsing civil disobedience as the only answer to saving our atmosphere from climate change. Reuters reported that, “In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated...

    • New Book, “Homewreckers” Takes on Villains of Housing Crisis

      FEATURING AARON GLANTZ – There have been many books written about the financial recession of 2008 and the mortgage crisis that caused so many Americans to lose their homes. But what happened after the crash? A new book exposes how hedge fund investors and Wall Street executives took advantage of the crash and swooped in,...

    • Headlines: October 18, 2019

      President Donald Trump held a rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night where he railed against his enemies by resorting to namecalling once more. Trump also spoke about his controversial foreign policy shift in northern Syria, allowing Turkey to move in and bomb the US’s Kurdish allies. Trump maintained that he would win the state...

    • KPFK’s Fall Fund Drive

      A letter from KPFK’s General Manager Anyel Z. Fields: KPFK’s vital community services we provide will not survive without decisive leadership, clear-eyed approach to sound financial management, revenue generation, and operational improvements. Most importantly, we can’t do it without the support of YOU, our listeners, and donors. KPFK’s Fall Fund Drive Campaign starts tomorrow October 1st, to raise...

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    • Sunday 'Quid Pro Uh Oh' Toons

      * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.

    • Lev And Igor Are Just the Tip of the Dark Money Campaign Finance Iceberg: 'BradCast' 10/18/2019

      The outlook for Donald Trump appears grimmer by the day, but the systemic institutional problems that brought him to office and have now helped bring him to the brink of impeachment are of even larger concern on today's BradCast. [Audio link to today's program is posted below.] First up, the latest in the House's ongoing impeachment [...]

    • Syria 'Disaster', Trump 'Meltdown', a Fallen Giant: 'BradCast' 10/17/2019

      I'm still out of breath from today's BradCast, even after I had to cut a whole bunch of breaking (and not so breaking) news to make room for the sad passing of a much-beloved Congressional giant. We begin today with the devastating news of the untimely death of 68-year old Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the larger [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - October 17, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In latest Democratic presidential debate, the moderators didn't want to talk about climate change, but the candidates sure did; Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion shuts down parts of London; California moves to block Trump's efforts to expand fossil fuel extraction; PLUS: Another fossil fuel explosion and fire, this time near earthquake-prone [...]

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