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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin throws a hand grenade into Biden's climate agenda; Biden EPA to crack down on PFAS 'forever chemicals'; U.S. could have as many as 3.4 million polluting abandoned oil and gas well; PLUS: McDonald's finally to offer customers meat-free plant-based options (some of them, anyway)... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Democratic Strategist Mike Lux to break down a report that Mike co-authored, called "Factory Towns." As Demlist's Kimberly Scott puts it, the report "reveals how the political parties, and most particularly Democrats, have missed "the biggest electoral earthquake of the last decade" in discounting the significance of a key demographic -- manufacturing-heavy, working-class towns. The study, produced by American Family Voices and 21st Century Democrats, debunks, in-depth, the conventional premise that there are only three kinds of political turf that matter: the big cities, which are Democratic; rural America, which is Republican; and the suburbs, which is where most of the swing voters are, and therefore where the parties should spend most of their time. That approach neglects a newly defined, yet long overlooked subset of the American electorate: the Factory Towns. They are the manufacturing-heavy, working-class towns that are not part of huge urban areas, but are not farming-dominated rural counties either. The Factory Towns Report looks at 853 counties in 10 different Midwest and Great Lakes states, which have lost 1.3 million manufacturing jobs since the beginning of this century -- a decline that has been most damaging to Democrats." During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses Senator Joe Manchin's demands that a key climate provision be dropped from the Senate Democrats infrastructure reconciliation package in order to gain his support for the bill. They also analyze new Gallup polling that shows how involved Americans want the government to be in solving the nation's problems. Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout. Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 13 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mrGmaqMAAwGy Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/688790425858712
Karel Cast 181021 Powell Complicated, Will Kamala Do and Dopesick Colin Powell died of Covid and the accolades come forth; but are they warranted? Are we our past, or can we be forgiven? He lived a righteous life after that, but, can he be forgiven in death? Also Kamala comes to Lake Meade but what will she actually do? And Dopesick with Michael Keaton looks at opiates but whose fault was all this, really? Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe at YouTube.com/reallykarel @ReallyKarel is all social media and website reallykarel.com
What's the latest move to sell off traditional Medicare to venture capital and private equity? How will this affect your health care? Join host Brenda Gazzar and Dr. Ed Weisbart, board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, to learn about "direct contracting entities" or DCEs What are they? How do they make money? Why is this a problem? And what can we do about it?
On the next State of Belief Radio, God Gets Everything God Wants. That's the title of a new book from self-described radical inclusion evangelist the Rev. Dr. Katie Hays. Also, Brandan Robertson is back with a Nighttime Devotional for Teen Boys – and an experiment on the youth-oriented social media platform Tik Tok. And a look at Season Two of the Interfaith Alliance interview series The American Purpose, hosted by Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline.
To learn more: billmckibben.com and thirdact.org Wildfires, droughts, and floods. Climate demands our attention. Cop26, the next global meeting on the crisis, opens soon in Glasgow, Scotland. I speak with BILL McKIBBEN, author, co-founder of the global climate campaign 350.org, and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, where he recently announced a shift of focus back to organizing – specifically of Boomers and the Silent Generation. Young people are engaged with climate, but those over 60 are not yet delivering what the crisis demands, and he's co-founder of an entity called Third Act dedicated to changing that.
Karel Cast 161021 Where's the Uplift? Plus Potato Broccoli Soup finds me in the kitchen and by the fire. First, after having an echo stress test yesterday, I realized, we do have a choice as to how we spend our lives; so why do we spend them with an endless negative news feed? I then prove it by going through all the headlines of the day at the various publications. After a hearty fireside chat, it's off to the kitchen to make Potato Broccoli soup for the weekend. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe at YouTube.com/reallykarel @ReallyKarel is all social media and website reallykarel.com
The homeless population has exploded everywhere. California, a leader in public policy innovation, has passed two new rules, one potentially effective, and one that is decidedly divisive. Please take four and a half minutes to hear the issues and the proposed fixes—good and bad.
Supply chain disruptions spike global energy prices; Putin says Russia would never artificially limit natural gas deliveries to Europe; California bans gas-powered lawn and leaf blowers; PLUS: Biden Administration goes big on offshore wind... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
Karel Cast 1310 Chappelle Was Mirror Needed To See How Wrong I've Been I have said transphobic things on air…and it wasn't until I saw Chappelle in "The Closer" that I even truly realized it. It's time we all take a step back and look at the acceptable dialogue, and more importantly, where it's coming from. What do I have to say, or should I, about trans people? Well, only a few things and I'll tell you today. Thanks Dave, you showed me a reflection I didn't like, so I'm changing it. And apologizing. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe at YouTube.com/reallykarel @ReallyKarel is all social media and website reallykarel.com
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'No climate, no deal!' --- Democratic Senators demand climate policies stay in Biden's Build Back Better Act; A quarter of all critical U.S. infrastructure is at risk of failure due to flooding; Mounting costs of extreme weather disasters in 2021 already surpass all of 2020; PLUS: President Biden restores Bears Ears and two other national monuments... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
Despite the barrage of television commercials touting Medicare Advantage, is it really superior to traditional Medicare? How do the two programs differ on coverage, access and cost? Join host Brenda Gazzar and Dr. Ed Weisbart, retired family physician, former executive director of Express Scripts and board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, for a deep dive into dismaying developments with Medicare, including how Medicare Advantage plans are draining the Medicare Trust Fund.
Karel Cast 11/10 We Need A Good Blow, White Woman Syndrome Proven, Harmony Needed find me talking about the weather outside, the high winds all over the Western US, and how we need them to cleanse so much from us right now. Winds bring change, sweeps things clean, and there's more than a few things the US could use being swept away. Then Lauren Cho, who went missing in Coachella Valley months ago, has again proven a few things. How can her disappearance help us learn and what are the new developments? And then, Harmony…is it a myth? Is it obtainable? And if not, do we die? Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe at YouTube.com/reallykarel @ReallyKarel is all social media and website reallykarel.com
On the next State of Belief Radio, The new Supreme Court session begins. Attorney and activist Rabbi Jay Michaelson will weigh in on what we need to watch for. Also, marking National Coming Out Day with Interfaith Alliance and the #FaithfullyLGBT campaign. I'll talk to the Alliance's Maureen O'Leary. And a victory in court for a nonprofit Muslim cemetery long blocked by a Virginia county. Muslim Advocates' attorney Stephanie Correa will be here. Be sure to visit us at stateofbelief.com - and be sure to tune in, for religion and radio done differently!
Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. Republicans are destroying democracy. As Americans Demand Tax Reforms, Analysis Finds Top 1% Hold More Wealth Than Whole Middle Class 84% of Trump Voters Worry About Discrimination Against Whites, Think Christianity Under Attack We discuss the madness. ____________________ Check out Shaping Progress here: linktr.ee/shapingprogress JOIN Shaping Progress: www.joinshapingprogress.org/today Subscribe to Mark's Shaping Progress show: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfP4yRO4CNM FYINation's Thomas Reynolds calls in to talk about Republicans doing another NAZI imitation and blaming COVID on immigrants. fyination.com Some more compassionate CONservatism for you! Bar Rescue Host and Laura Ingraham Discuss Cutting Unemployment Aid to Make Workers “Hungry” Like an “Obedient Dog” We discuss the madness. _____ JOIN ROKFIN to ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TARABUSTER CONTENT AS WELL AS SOME MORE GREAT LIBERAL TALKERS - INCLUDING RON PLACONE, JIMMY DORE, LEE CAMP, GRAHAM ELWOOD AND MORE! rokfin.com/tarabuster
Karel Cast Fri Cot 8 No Repercussions For Bad Behavior; Lincoln, the White Supremacist; Foods that heal . From Congress to Entertainment, there's no repercussions for bad behavior, in fact, it's rewarded. I'll site prime examples. Then, Pres. Lincoln did free the slaves, but why, really? And does his reasoning match up with his image? Our perceptions of things are our world, but should they be since they are often not factual? And foods can help and foods can heal, and I'll give you just a few examples. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe at YouTube.com/reallykarel @ReallyKarel is all social media and website reallykarel.com
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is October. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by his younger brother Manny Vela. Manny is the CEO of Valley Baptist Health System and Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. The two discuss their upbringing together and how it shaped their futures, healthcare, COVID-19, Breast Cancer, and more. 'In The Know With Moe' can be heard live every Thursday from 3-4 pm ET at www.spreaker.com/intheknowwithmoe. Also, be sure to catch Moe on 'Unicorn Hunters,' the show that he co-produces and co-stars in, at www.UnicornHunters.com.
Ship's anchor appears to have caused devastating Southern California oil spill; Fossil fuel industry receives $11 million in government subsidies every minute, new report finds; PLUS: Pennsylvania Attorney General files criminal charges against notorious pipeline developer... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
We've lost an important thread that held our society together. Gone are the days when we all sang from the same hymnal. Now separate silos act as reinforcing echo chambers that we never leave. The new reality is that we choose—or let social media algorithms choose—our news. It's done nothing but divide us. I hope you'll take a moment to listen.
Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Edwith Theogene, Executive Director and Organizing Director for Generation Progress. They discuss how Congress has had an extremely busy past few weeks, with Democrats in the House and Senate working to pass a few bills of great importance to the country and President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. The budget reconciliation bill—which contains many programs and policy solutions from that agenda—is also something that many in the immigration policy and advocacy spaces have been working on in the hope of securing protections for undocumented people living and working in the U.S. While these efforts have encountered some roadblocks thus far, there is still hope of progress being made on that front—both as part of that bill and beyond. To talk more with Brent and Edwith about efforts to protect undocumented people in the U.S. in recent and coming months, and how people can get involved, they're joined by two expert guests. They are Nicole Svajlenka, the associate director for research on the Immigration Policy team at the Center for American Progress, and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, the senior advocacy manager at United We Dream. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Brent Cohen's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Edwith Theogene's handle is @WhoIsEdwith. The Twitter handle for the Center for American Progress Immigration Policy Team is @CAPimmigration and Nicole Svajlenka's handle is @NSvajlenka. The Twitter handle for United We Dream is @UNITEDWEDREAM and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento's handle is @Juli_Nasciment0.
Karel Cast Wed Oct 6 From Facebook Chaos to the Best of Streaming find Karel on Wednesday talking about the longest social media outage since its inception. Coincidental that it happened right after a whistle blower blows? Doubtful. But what does it say about humans that we now can't go six hours without social media? A lot. Then, you want to do a lot of things, you need to do a lot of things, but how do you actually get started doing them? And what's great on Netflix and streaming right now including Squid Game, Maid, Midnight Mass and favorite Another Life. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe at YouTube.com/reallykarel @ReallyKarel is all social media and website reallykarel.com