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What A Day cuts through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends…

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    Drag Queen History Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 37:12

    The Supreme Court issued more rulings on Monday. There have also been several legal challenges to the trigger laws set to go into effect in states like Louisiana and Utah once the court overturned Roe last Friday.Today is the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. In honor of the drag queens of color like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera who were central to the fight for LGBTQ equality, we walk through the history of drag and politics.We talk to actor and activist Terence Smith about his iconic presidential campaign as his drag persona, Joan Jett Blakk. RuPaul's Drag Race alum Peppermint tells us about how she's used her platform to advocate for the queer community. And Taylor Alxndr of Southern Fried Queer Pride explains how they use drag as a tool for political organizing in their community.Show Notes:AP: “Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games” – https://bit.ly/3ypzc3BJoan Jett Blakk in “The Beauty President” – https://vimeo.com/639178680Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The Fight For Abortion Rights Isn't Over

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 29:07

    The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn Roe v Wade on Friday, and throughout the weekend people took to the streets. We hear from you, our listeners, about how you're affected by the news. And Leah Litman, co-host of Crooked's Strict Scrutiny, joins us to answer some of the big legal questions we have about the ruling.In headlines: Russian forces rampaged across Ukraine, G7 leaders announced a $600 billion global infrastructure program, and the melting-down of a bronze Robert E. Lee statue was halted.And we hear from some people and organizations fighting for abortion access right now about how they're staying hopeful.Show Notes:Vote Save America: Fuck Bans Action Plans – votesaveamerica.com/roeRSVP for Crooked's virtual event, “After Roe: Reproductive and Civil Rights Move to States,” on Tuesday, June 28th at 8p ET/5p PT –  https://www.mobilize.us/crooked/event/464892/Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    SCOTUS Shoots Down A NY Gun Control Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 32:35

    The Supreme Court announced more rulings on Thursday — one of which dealt a huge blow to gun control advocates. The court struck down a New York State law that had a strict permitting process for people who wanted to carry concealed guns in public. Leah Litman, co-host of Crooked's Strict Scrutiny, joins us to discuss what this ruling could mean for the rest of the country.The January 6th House committee held its final hearing of the month on Thursday. The focus was on how former President Donald Trump tried to weaponize the Justice Department to push the Big Lie. Brian Beutler, Crooked's editor-in-chief, joins us to unpack what we learned from this last month of hearings.And in headlines: Ukraine took its first step toward joining the European Union, the Education Department will cancel $6 billion dollars of federal student loan debt, and Netflix laid off 300 employees.Show Notes:Crooked's “Strict Scrutiny” – https://crooked.com/podcast-series/strict-scrutiny/Crooked's “Positively Dreadful” – https://crooked.com/podcast-series/rubicon/Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Ready, Aim, Bipartisan Gun Control Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 22:06

    The Senate unveiled a highly-anticipated, bipartisan gun control bill on Tuesday. The chamber voted 64-34 in a procedural vote to allow for its quick passage, which some hope will happen as soon as Saturday. Chip Brownlee, a reporter at The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom that focuses on gun violence in America, joins us to discuss key parts of the legislation.And in headlines: a huge earthquake in Afghanistan left over 1,000 people dead, Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShaun Watson settled with most of his accusers, and the White House plans to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes sold in the U.S.Show Notes:The Trace – https://www.thetrace.org/CNN: “How to help victims of the Afghanistan earthquake” – https://cnn.it/3n893zUDonate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The "Abject Failure" Of Law Enforcement At Uvalde

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:48

    The January 6th House committee held its fourth hearing on Tuesday, and we learned more about the effort to overturn the election by former President Donald Trump himself as well as two Republican congressmen.  Arizona's House of Representatives Speaker Rusty Bowers testified that the pressure applied by Trump and his team was continuous, and that they weren't taking no for an answer.It's been a month since the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but we're still learning more about how responding officers allowed so much time to pass before entering the classroom and shooting the gunman. Steve McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, testified to a state Senate committee that the police response was an “abject failure.”And in headlines: Colombia elected its first leftist president, healthcare providers began giving the first dose of COVID vaccines to young children, and the Supreme Court ruled that Maine can't exclude religious schools from state funding.Show Notes:Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Some VP That I Used To Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:40

    We're about halfway through the January 6th committee hearings scheduled for this month. Yesterday, the committee focused on former President Trump's efforts to pressure then Vice President Pence to not certify the 2020 election results. Dan Pfeiffer, co-host of Pod Save America, joins us to discuss what we learned from the new evidence the committee presented.In headlines: the Abbott baby formula plant in Michigan shut down again, Pakistan's government asked citizens to lower their tea consumption, and Netflix settled a lawsuit with the legendary comedian Mo'Nique.And we hear from some of you, our listeners, about how you plan to celebrate Juneteenth, the day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black people in America.Show Notes:WAD will be taking off to celebrate Juneteenth, and will be back with a new episode on Wednesday, June 22nd.Sing Sing Family Collective – https://bit.ly/3N18jHtDonate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Goodbye, Yellowstone Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 20:35

    The Supreme Court released opinions on Wednesday in six different cases across a range of issues including veterans' benefits, Medicare reimbursements, and gambling on tribal lands. Those six decisions did not include the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, but in the meantime abortion access has already ended in many states.A disastrous combo of warm weather and rain in recent days caused unprecedented flooding and mudslides in Yellowstone National Park. Homes near the park were swept away into the water and brown river water engulfed roads.And in headlines: Advisers to the FDA voted unanimously to authorize COVID vaccines for toddlers, President Biden signed an executive order to combat anti-LGBTQ+ bills, and the Federal Reserve raised interest rates.Show Notes:NYT: “Your Children's Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different” – https://nyti.ms/3xV4VtpWashington Post: “Extreme weather is tormenting every U.S. region, and it's far from over” – https://wapo.st/3Hw3NPVDonate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The Bear Market Necessities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 27:45

    Inflation is at a four-decade high, and on Monday, stocks fell to their lowest levels since March 2021. We break down what's happening in the economy, why, and what you need to know about what the Federal Reserve might do in response at its meeting today.Russian troops are reportedly in control of as much as 80 percent of the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk. Jack Crosbie, a correspondent for Rolling Stone, joins us to discuss what he saw on the ground when he was in eastern Ukraine last week.And in headlines: the House passed a bill to increase security for Supreme Court justices, BTS is going on an indefinite hiatus, and an appeals court ruled that a 51-year-old Asian elephant named Happy was not a person.Show Notes:Jack Crosbie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/jscrosDonate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The Bitter Reality Of Tennessee's Mandatory Minimums

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 28:48

    The second public January 6th hearing was yesterday. The House committee focused on the lie that the election was stolen and how that fueled the attack on the Capitol.A 16-year-old was essentially sentenced to life in prison in 1996 under Tennessee's harsh criminal justice system. Our very own Josie Duffy Rice shares her work that follows the story of Almeer Nance, who was sentenced to 51 years in prison for felony murder despite never having pulled the trigger.In headlines: Ohio pursues a 'more guns' approach to fighting gun violence in schools, the Supreme Court issued five rulings, and Jennifer Hudson reached EGOT status.And we interview Taegen Meyer, executive director of Trans Lifeline, to discuss how attacks on trans rights have led to a spike in the number of folks looking for help.Show Notes:“51 Years Behind Bars” by Josie Duffy Rice on Al-Jazeera – https://bit.ly/3NTzeX0Trans Lifeline – https://translifeline.org/Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Gun Control Deals N' Roses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 26:28

    Protesters in hundreds of cities around the country rallied against gun violence, last weekend. And on Sunday, a bipartisan group of Senators announced a deal to increase gun safety measures. If passed, it would lead to enhanced background checks, pave the way for additional red flag laws in states, and more. The overall scope of the Senate package, however, falls short of the strong measures that President Biden and others demanded.San Francisco voters recalled progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin last week after a targeted campaign claimed his position on criminal justice reform led to an increase in crime. Some in the media have claimed that his ouster in a liberal city is a bad omen for progressive DAs everywhere, but we explain how the stats don't back that up.And in headlines: Idaho police arrested 31 suspected White nationalists they say were going to riot at a local Pride event, gas topped a record $5 per gallon, and the January 6th House committee hearings continue today.Show Notes:Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Live From DC It's January 6th!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 28:59

    Last night was the first of several public hearings by the January 6th House committee, with the purpose to get the insurrection and the bigger effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election back on people's radars. Congressman and committee member Adam Schiff, joined us before the hearing to explain what he hopes Americans will learn. And Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the “Will Be Wild” podcast, joined us afterwards to discuss her takeaways.And in headlines: the Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation into Louisiana's State Police Department, 42 million people are on excessive heat watch ahead of an upcoming heatwave, and Britney Spears' ex-husband interrupted her wedding.Show Notes:“Will Be Wild” from Pineapple Street Media and Wondery – https://apple.co/3HcFEO5Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Don't Touch That Dial, The Coup Hearing Is On

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 24:34

    The January 6th House committee finally begins its hearings tonight. The committee intends to lay out what happened on the day of the insurrection, the larger effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and future elections. Dan Pfeiffer, co-host of Pod Save America, joins us to discuss what to expect and look out for.And in headlines: the House voted to advance stricter gun control measures, Moderna is seeking FDA approval for an Omicron-specific COVID booster, and San Francisco voters recalled progressive district attorney Chesa Boudin.Show Notes:Dan Pfeiffer – https://twitter.com/danpfeifferDonate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Achy Breaky World Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 23:08

    Congressmembers yesterday and today are hearing from the family members of the victims of recent mass shootings across the country. They're there to essentially beg lawmakers to act on both gun violence and white supremacy.The World Bank issued a bad prognosis for the global economy yesterday, saying that a recession is going to be difficult to avoid for a number of countries. This is happening as a result of a lot of conditions: Russia's war in Ukraine, international supply chain issues, inflation, and more.And in headlines: the NFL welcomed its first openly trans cheerleader, the U.S. is set to approve a new COVID vaccine, and the U.S. seized a Russian oligarch's yacht.Show Notes:Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Can Austin City Limit Abortion Criminalization?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 19:44

    As abortion access continues to decline on the local level, lawmakers and advocates across the country are devising new ways to protect abortion access as much as they can, where they can. Chito Vela, an Austin City Councilmember, joins us to discuss what he's doing to decriminalize abortion in Austin, Texas, should Roe be overturned.And in headlines: Seven states have primary elections today, a federal grand jury charged five members of the Proud Boys with seditious conspiracy, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote among Conservative members of Parliament.Show Notes:Washington Post: “Empty clinics, no calls: The fallout of Oklahoma's abortion ban” – https://wapo.st/3xo4aZnDonate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Another Weekend Of Gun Violence In America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 20:21

    There were at least five mass shootings this weekend in a matter of 27 hours, according to the Gun Violence Archive. This slate of recent mass shootings, which include Buffalo and Uvalde, has compelled Congressional lawmakers to try to take action on gun control. A group of bipartisan senators may present a package on gun restrictions as early as this week.For parents who lost children in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, there are few legal avenues for them to pursue accountability or ensure that a tragedy like this doesn't happen again. However, some may try a strategy used by the Sandy Hook victims' families — going after the gun manufacturers in court.And in headlines: a Catholic church in Nigeria was attacked, a series of Russian airstrikes hit Kyiv, and there's a staffing shortage of lifeguards in the U.S.Show Notes:Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Don't Rainbow-Wash On My Parade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 26:29

    June is Pride Month, the unfortunate time when many corporations claim they support LGBTQ+ people, but also support politicians who actively work against LGBTQ+ rights. It's not a new phenomenon – even before June, for example, activists called out Disney, which promotes itself as being gay-friendly. We talk about “rainbow washing” with journalist Fran Tirado, and how corporate pride can be done respectfully.And in headlines: President Biden delivered a prime-time address on guns, today marks 100 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the White House said it will finally pay its interns.Show Notes:Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wadJournalist Fran Tirado – https://twitter.com/fransquishcoFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The Depp-Heard Verdict And Its Social Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 24:26

    A jury found that both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other. But the jury awarded significantly more in damages to Depp, and his team is treating it as a legal win.One contentious race in California's primary election next Tuesday is for L.A. County Sheriff, in which incumbent Sheriff Alex Villanueva faces eight challengers. Although he ran as a progressive reformer in 2018, his time in office has been a huge disappointment and he has clashed with many officials, journalists and residents. Cerise Castle, host of the podcast, “A Tradition of Violence,” joins us to discuss Villanueva's track record and the candidates looking to unseat him.And in headlines: the gunman accused of killing 10 Black residents in Buffalo was indicted on 25 counts, Biden's Education Department said it would clear $5.8 billion in debt held by people who attended Corinthian Colleges, and Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as COO of Meta.Show Notes:Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wad The Knock LA Los Angeles Progressive Voter Guide for the June 2022 Primary Election – https://bit.ly/3Ncf8XzCerise Castle: “A Tradition of Violence: The History of Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department” – https://bit.ly/3x9OMQrFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The Life And Legacy Of George Floyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 30:22

    The first of several funeral services started for the victims killed by a gunman at a school in Uvalde, Texas. And over the weekend, the Justice Department said it would open a probe into the local law enforcement's response to the mass shooting.Two former Minneapolis police officers on trial for aiding and abetting George Floyd's killing asked a judge to delay and relocate their trial. In addition, two people filed federal civil rights lawsuits against Derek Chauvin and the city of Minneapolis because they say in 2017 then-Officer Chauvin knelt on their necks. We talk about Floyd's life and legacy with Robert Samuels and Toluse Olurunnipa, co-authors of, “His Name is George Floyd.”And in headlines: E.U. leaders voted to ban most Russian oil imports, Shanghai says it plans to finally ease COVID restrictions, and the Supreme Court blocked a Texas law that would ban large social media companies from deleting posts based on the views they express.Show Notes:Sign up for Crooked Coffee's launch on June 21st – http://go.crooked.com/coffee-wad “His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice” – https://bit.ly/3GzJzEuFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    The Police Response To The Uvalde Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 31:26

    Parents and other community members in Uvalde, Texas, are criticizing local police for its handling of the Robb Elementary School shooting where 21 people were killed on Tuesday. In addition, many are wondering why there were differences in the initial statements that officials had made, why it took so long for police to apprehend the gunman, and how the gunman was apparently able to enter the school through an unlocked door.In headlines: Oklahoma enacted the country's strictest anti-abortion law, actor Kevin Spacey was charged with four counts of sexual assault in the U.K., and a New York court required Trump and his family members to sit for a deposition in a civil case brought by Attorney General Letitia James.And we interview Makanalani Gomes, a member of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. The Red Hill water crisis in O'ahu, Hawai'i continues to spark outrage among residents, particularly Native Hawaiians. Local activists have taken up the issue all the way to the United Nations, demanding a formal investigation into the facility. Gomes discusses her and her fellow activists' demands to demilitarize Hawai'i and the Pacific at large.Show Notes:What A Day is going on break for Memorial Day weekend. We'll be back with a new episode on Wednesday, June 1st.KSAT: “Remembering the victims of the Uvalde elementary school shooting” – https://bit.ly/3MOvdSVNew York Times: “How to Help Victims of the Uvalde School Shooting” – https://nyti.ms/3LNCnFKNew York Times: “Uvalde Had Prepared for School Shootings. It Did Not Stop the Rampage” – https://nyti.ms/3LOnKSBGrist: “Following 14,000-gallon fuel spill, Pacific representatives call for UN investigation” – https://bit.ly/3NuGNTkGlobal Indigenous Youth Caucus – https://www.globalindigenousyouthcaucus.org/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Texas Mourns The Children Killed At Robb Elementary School

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 24:43

    Officials have not confirmed all the identities of the 21 victims – nearly all children – of the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. However some family members have started to identify them publicly. Their deaths have sparked widespread outrage over Republicans' staunch opposition to gun control measures. Nicole Golden, executive director of Texas Gun Sense, joins us to discuss her work advocating for gun reform in her state.And in headlines: Trump-backed candidates saw mixed results during Tuesday's primary elections, State Farm Insurance dropped its support for the GenderCool Project, and the British government released an official report about Partygate.Show Notes:KSAT: “Remembering the victims of the Uvalde elementary school shooting” – https://bit.ly/3MOvdSVTexas Gun Sense – https://www.txgunsense.org/The Texas Tribune: “Texas has had eight mass shootings in the past 13 years, while lawmakers have steadily loosened restrictions on carrying firearms” – https://bit.ly/3NDcQRaNew York Times: “How to Help Victims of the Uvalde School Shooting” – https://nyti.ms/3LNCnFKFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Another Deadly Shooting At An American Elementary School

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 17:26

    A gunman killed at least 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Officials say they expect the death toll to rise with additional victims hospitalized but in critical condition.Today, President Biden is expected to issue an executive order on federal police reform on the two-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. The order will direct all federal law enforcement agencies to revise their use-of-force policies, create a national registry of officers who have been fired for misconduct, and more.And in headlines: the Indiana Legislature overrode their governor's veto of an anti-trans sports bill, the national birth rate rebounded in 2021, and an Iraqi national was arrested for plotting to assassinate George W. Bush.Show Notes:KSAT: “Uvalde elementary shooting: How to help, where to donate blood” – https://bit.ly/3wNdp43Everytown for Gun Safety – https://www.everytown.org/Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America – https://momsdemandaction.org/Texas Gun Sense – https://www.txgunsense.org/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit https://crooked.com/whataday

    Don't Believe Every COVID Count You Read

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 22:18

    COVID cases are rising again in the U.S. In just the past month alone, the average number of confirmed cases has doubled according to the CDC. But with many people using at-home rapid tests where results don't get reported to officials, the actual case count could be much higher. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, epidemiologist and host of Crooked's “America Dissected,” joins us to discuss how to get an accurate estimate of the surge as we head into summer. And in headlines: The first Russian soldier convicted of war crimes in Ukraine was sentenced to life in prison, the Southern Baptist Convention covered up allegations of mishandled sexual abuse, and outgoing Congressman Madison Cawthorn is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee.Show Notes:Dr. Abdul El-Sayed's “More Context, Less Conflict” – https://www.youtube.com/abdulelsayedVote Save America – https://www.votesaveamerica.com/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Title 42 Won't Be 86'd

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 19:46

    A federal judge ruled that the Biden administration could not end a pandemic-related border restriction program known as Title 42. It was set to expire today.The first shipment of infant formula from Europe arrived in Indianapolis on Sunday, one of the first signs of relief to the critical shortage in the U.S. Other shipments are expected later this week, as well, to help ease the burden.And in headlines: millions are now homeless and stranded in India and Bangladesh due to severe weather, the World Health Organization said there are 92 confirmed cases of monkeypox in at least a dozen countries, and Georgia holds its primary elections tomorrow.Show Notes:Vote Save America – https://www.votesaveamerica.com/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Panic! At The New York Redistrict

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 23:37

    Oklahoma's legislature passed the country's strictest abortion bill. The ban goes further than Texas' abortion law, and if signed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt it would take effect immediately.After the New York State Court of Appeals declared maps drawn by the legislature unconstitutional, a court-appointed “special master” released a new set of Congressional districts for the state. The Brennan Center's Michael Li joins us to discuss the chaos that erupted from New York's newly drawn maps.And in headlines: the white gunman in Buffalo, New York's racially motivated mass shooting appeared in state court, SpaceX reportedly paid $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk, and clusters of monkeypox have been reported in the U.S. and Europe. Show Notes:Insider: “A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence” – https://bit.ly/3sLFYgXVote Save America – https://www.votesaveamerica.com/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Primary Go Round

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 21:13

    Following Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary elections, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. And State Senator Doug Mastriano, one of the leading proponents to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state, was nominated as the GOP's gubernatorial candidate. Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run for Something, joins us to discuss various primary races from earlier this week.And in headlines: a Russian soldier pleaded guilty in Ukraine's first war crimes trial, top White House officials recommended taking precautions amid rising COVID cases, and professional soccer players on both the U.S. women's and men's national teams will finally earn the same pay.Show Notes:Run For Something – https://directory.runforsomething.net/candidates/2022Vote Save America – https://www.votesaveamerica.com/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/

    An Abortion Access Win For Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 26:53

    President Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, yesterday to speak with the families of victims of the white supremacist mass shooting, as well as other community members. Without invoking any particular names, Biden also referenced political and media figures who have attempted to gain from spreading the racist lie of the so-called “replacement theory.”A judge in Michigan temporarily blocked the state's nearly century-old abortion ban from going back into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Michigan is one of nine states with one of these pre-Roe-era abortion bans on their books.And in headlines: a senior Trump official met with two prominent activists from the ‘Stop The Steal Movement' on January 6th, children aged 5 to 11 can now get COVID vaccine boosters, and federal lawmakers held the first congressional hearing about UFOs in over 50 years.Show Notes:Vote Save America – https://www.votesaveamerica.com/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Racism Fueled Buffalo's Mass Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 25:30

    Federal officials are investigating Saturday's shooting in Buffalo, New York, as both a hate crime and “racially-motivated violent extremism.” The gunman touted the white supremacist theory that immigrants and folks of color are “replacing” white Americans and voters.It's primary election day in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Watching these states will help us understand where the Republican and Democratic parties' priorities lie and the influence of former President Trump.And in headlines: Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers were evacuated from Mariupol, North Korea is experiencing its first-ever COVID outbreak, and McDonald's plans to withdraw its business from Russia.Show Notes:New York Times: “For Many Pennsylvania Voters, Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump” – https://nyti.ms/3lzinw9Vote Save America – https://www.votesaveamerica.com/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/

    Rallying for Reproductive Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 22:07

    A white gunman killed 10 people and injured three others on Saturday at a grocery store in a historically Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. Local authorities and the FBI are investigating the mass shooting as a hate crime.On Saturday, thousands of people across the U.S. took to the streets to protest the leaked SCOTUS opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. More than 450 “Bans Off Our Bodies” marches happened around the country, and we hear from demonstrators who showed up in Los Angeles to support abortion rights.And in headlines: a Russian judge said WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in custody for at least another month, Finland and Sweden will apply for NATO membership, and the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Show Notes:Tell us how the end of Roe would affect you – wad@crooked.comDonate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    We Need To Talk About Kevin McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 27:29

    The January 6th commission issued subpoenas to five Republican Congressmembers including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in order to gain information about communications they had with the White House leading up to the riot, during it, and after. These are critically being issued before the committee begins its public hearings next month.Tomorrow is a nationwide day of action with Bans Off Our Bodies rallies. These demonstrations are meant to empower people to stand up for abortion access in a time when Roe v. Wade is poised to be overturned by the Supreme Court. Kelley Robinson, the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and an organizer for the marches, joins us to discuss her message to folks who plan on attending.And in headlines: Finland's leaders announced that their country would apply for NATO membership, Twitter fired two of its top executives and instituted a hiring freeze, and Spain is considering monthly medical leave to folks who suffer from severe menstrual pains.Show Notes:Ban Off Our Bodies Rally on May 14th – https://bit.ly/3P1KxgNSend us your pics and videos from your time at a rally – wad@crooked.comDonate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    A Failed Attempt To Codify Roe with Sen Kirsten Gillibrand

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 20:50

    The Senate failed to pass a bill on Wednesday that would effectively codify the right to an abortion. The bill, called, “The Women's Health Protection Act,” was expected to fail because Democrats didn't have enough votes to pass it and beat a filibuster. Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins us to discuss what comes next.And in headlines: Palestinian-American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the West Bank, over 107,000 people died from a drug overdose last year in the U.S., and someone leaked footage of actor Jesse Williams naked in a Broadway show.Show Notes:Ban Off Our Bodies Rally on May 14th – https://bit.ly/3P1KxgNDonate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    How Data Tracking Could Be Used To Prosecute Abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 26:30

    As the Supreme Court considers overturning or scaling back Roe, online privacy and pro-choice advocates are concerned about how police might use data from someone's phone or computer to prosecute or charge them for seeking an abortion in states where it could be deemed illegal. Sara Morrison, a senior reporter for Recode, joins us to discuss the need for more data privacy laws in a post-Roe world.Parents nationwide are facing extreme difficulty feeding their newborns amid a widespread shortage of baby formula. Nearly 40 percent of retail stores across the country are out of stock of formula, and over half of U.S. states have out-of-stock rates as high as 50 percent.And in headlines: Protests continue in Sri Lanka following months of food and fuel shortages, the House of Representatives voted to pass a $39.8 billion aid package for Ukraine, and gasoline climbed to its highest national average price ever.Show Notes:Recode: “What police could find out about your illegal abortion” – https://bit.ly/3smK6ntMother Jones: “Meet Abortion Bans' New Best Friend—Your Phone” – https://bit.ly/38l0aPNBan Off Our Bodies Rally on May 14th – https://bit.ly/3P1KxgNDonate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Voters Could Protect Abortion Rights In Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 19:20

    Michigan has a 1931 law on the books that criminalizes abortion. That law has not been enforced since 1973 when Roe v Wade was decided, but it hasn't been repealed either. And so it would take effect again should Roe be overturned because the state's GOP-controlled legislature said they don't plan to revoke it. We talk with Kelly Hall of The Fairness Project, which is gathering signatures to put a referendum on the ballot this fall to bypass the legislature and take the matter directly to voters. If they approve it, the measure would amend the state's constitution to make reproductive freedom a right.And in headlines: Vladimir Putin doesn't declare victory on Russia's Victory Day, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is projected to be the next president of the Philippines, and President Biden announced a plan to subsidize broadband Internet for low-income homes.Show Notes:Michigan Reproductive Freedom For All – https://mireproductivefreedom.org/Ban Off Our Bodies Rally on May 14th – https://bit.ly/3P1KxgNDonate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    How Pro-Life Becomes Pro-Incarceration

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 20:44

    If Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion would become illegal in at least 26 states. That means two main things for people who hope to terminate a pregnancy – increased confusion and increased criminalization.Today is Victory Day, an important holiday in Russia that marks the defeat of Nazi Germany 77 years ago. Some reports say Putin might use the occasion to claim victory in Ukraine, while others suggest he may just use the day to further escalate the violence.And in headlines: Northern Ireland had a historic election, John Lee was elected to be Hong Kong's next chief executive, and Ncuti Gatwa will be the first Black actor to play The Doctor in Doctor Who.Show Notes:Ban Off Our Bodies Rally on May 14th – https://bit.ly/3P1KxgNDonate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Providing Abortions In Uncertain Times

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 27:35

    Abortion providers and advocates in several states have been scrambling to figure out how to process the fall out of the Supreme Court leak, what to tell patients, and how to still help them if the procedure is restricted where they are. Susan Braselton, who manages the clinic escort program for the Roe Fund in Oklahoma, joins us to discuss how her work has been affected by anti-abortion laws both in her state and others.And in headlines: Russian forces continued their assault on a steel plant in Mariupol, Amazon Labor Union's leader Chris Smalls testified in D.C., and Karine Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman and the first out LGBTQ+ person to be a White House press secretary.Show Notes:Roe Fund of OKRCRC – https://www.roefund.org/Donate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roeFollow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

    Reactions To What Could Be The End Of Roe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 30:40

    Abortion providers across the country are rushing to figure out their next steps in light of this week's news about abortion and the Supreme Court. Plus, we share some of our listeners' stories about how Roe has helped them and what it would mean to them if it were overturned. In headlines: The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates again, New Mexico officials are struggling to contain seven massive wildfires, and comedian Dave Chapelle was attacked on-stage by an audience member during his comedy set in L.A. And a lot of news has recently come out that paints a pretty bad picture of Trump's inner circle and Republican lawmakers around the insurrection. California Congressman Pete Aguilar, a member of the House January 6th Committee, joins us to discuss what the panel's next steps are. Show Notes: KFGO: “Abortions would become illegal in North Dakota if Roe is overturned” – https://bit.ly/3MOLjvB AL.com: “Alabama abortion clinic hit with more requests for appointments after Roe v. Wade draft leak” – https://bit.ly/3w47hnp Crooked's Strict Scrutiny: “What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion” – https://crooked.com/podcast-series/strict-scrutiny/ Donate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roe Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Imagining A World Without Roe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 28:01

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said that the leaked draft majority opinion on overturning abortion rights is authentic and that “it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.” Leah Litman, co-host of Crooked's “Strict Scrutiny” podcast, joins us to answer our legal questions about what this could mean for abortion access nationwide and future Supreme Court rulings. And in headlines: Russian forces stormed Mariupol's embattled steel mill, parts of India and Pakistan are in the midst of a brutal heatwave, and the federal government delayed releases of water in Lake Powell on the Colorado River. Show Notes: Crooked's Strict Scrutiny: “What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion” – https://crooked.com/podcast-series/strict-scrutiny/ Donate to abortion funds, take action and more via Vote Save America – votesaveamerica.com/roe Center for Reproductive Rights – ​​https://reproductiverights.org/ Fund Texas Choice – https://fundtexaschoice.org/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SCOTUS Seems Poised to Overturn Roe V. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 22:52

    Politico has obtained what is says are leaked documents showing the Supreme Court is poised to strike down the constitutional right to abortion. In a draft majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito writes that two landmark rulings – 1973's Roe v Wade as well as 1992's Planned Parenthood v. Casey – “must be overruled.” Workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York City voted against joining the Amazon Labor Union on Monday. Kim Kelly, author of, “Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor,” joins us to discuss unionization efforts at massive companies like Amazon and Starbucks, how that fits into the context of labor history, and what this moment means. And in headlines: COVID cases tripled in South Africa in the past week, the International Skating Union may raise the minimum age for international competitions, and Pete Davidson got a new tattoo that seems to feature the initials of Kim Kardashian and her children. Show Notes: Politico: “Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows” – https://politi.co/3KKb4vK Kim Kelly: “Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor” – https://bit.ly/3kzqc4c Jacobin: ”Amazon Workers Just Suffered a Defeat. But the Fight Is Far From Over” – https://bit.ly/3LL3JgM Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Off-Peak Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 24:59

    The current COVID wave in the U.S. is relatively mild considering what we've seen in the past. For instance, recent data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the daily COVID death rate has really slowed. And COVID hospital admissions are far below what we've seen during other surges. After numerous refusals by Ukraine to surrender the city of Mariupol, Ukrainian officials have brokered a deal with Russia to allow some civilians trapped in a steel mill there to evacuate safely. The operation, in collaboration with the United Nations and the Red Cross, began over the weekend. And in headlines: Thousands of people around the world took to the streets for May Day, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill to protect abortion providers from bans in other states, and now-former member of UK's Parliament Neil Parish resigned over the weekend. Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FDA Says Last Call For Menthol

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 23:59

    Moderna said on Thursday that they were asking the FDA for emergency use authorization for their vaccine for children under 6. If granted, they would be the first shots available to the youngest of kids. Separately, the FDA announced they will ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars across the U.S. within a year. Experts say that this could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers. And in headlines: Oklahoma's State Legislature passed another near-total ban on abortion, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv was bombed, and a new study found that a dog's breed does very little to predict its behavior. Show Notes: LA Times: “How Big Tobacco used George Floyd and Eric Garner to stoke fear among Black smokers” – https://lat.ms/3LzZ55a Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reckoning With Racist Policing in Minneapolis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 23:05

    The Minnesota Department of Human Rights found that Minneapolis and the city's police department engaged in a pattern or practice of race discrimination in violation of the state's Human Rights Act. The two-year-long investigation began after former officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in 2020.  Russia released a former U.S. Marine from its custody yesterday in a prisoner swap with the U.S. The unexpected move indicates that there might be some diplomatic breakthroughs between Russia and the U.S. in the midst of Russia's war against Ukraine. And in headlines: Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to five more years in prison, Southern California officials declared an emergency water shortage, and a New York appeals court rejected a congressional map drawn by state Democrats in the legislature. Show Notes: Star Tribune: “Minneapolis police engaged in pattern of illegal racial discrimination” – http://strib.mn/3LqUSR8 Minnesota Department of Human Rights: “Investigation into the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department” – https://bit.ly/3vp4tSZ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Harvard Faces Its Legacy Of Slavery

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 25:16

    Harvard University pledged $100 million to redress its ties to slavery. In an email on Tuesday, the school's president said that the university bore “a moral responsibility to do what we can to address the persistent corrosive effects of those historical practices on individuals, on Harvard, and on our society.” According to multiple reports, President Biden said that he may be prepared to not only extend a pause on federal student loan debts that is set to end August 31, but to cancel some entirely. In headlines: Russia accused the West of sabotaging peace talks with Ukraine, the CDC said that a majority of Americans have been infected with COVID at least once, and Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorne was caught with a loaded gun at an airport. And we chat with Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, about the overturned federal mask mandate for mass transit. We also talked about Delta's announcement that it will begin paying its flight attendants during boarding time, a move that comes amidst a union drive for the company. Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Musk Rules Everything Around Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 24:53

    Elon Musk reached a deal with Twitter on Monday to take over the company for roughly $44 billion. Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for the New York Times, joins us to discuss how we got here and what comes next. And in headlines: President Biden plans to nominate Bridget Brink to be the next ambassador to Ukraine, the Supreme Court will take up the case of Rodney Reed, and Beijing officials began mass testing its residents for COVID. Show Notes: NY Times: “Elon Musk and Twitter Reach Deal for Sale” – https://nyti.ms/3xPdgyX Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Delete Your Shared Netflix Account

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 25:03

    The Supreme Court is in session this week and will hear two cases that could have a big impact. The first will be heard today and could affect our First Amendment right to freedom of religion, including the separation of church and state. The other will be heard on Tuesday and could have major implications for migrants at the Southern border seeking asylum. Netflix estimates that 100 million accounts around the world are sharing passwords. The streaming service is considering making users pay more for doing so — which means that if you're not the one in your family or friend group that actually pays for the shared account, you might have to figure out a new arrangement. And in headlines: The war in Ukraine entered its third month, French President Emmanuel Macron beat his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, and Twitter is banning paid content that denies climate change. Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Tragic Kingdom Of Ron DeSantis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 27:54

    The GOP-led Florida state legislature gave the final stamps of approval to a pair of proposals on Thursday. The first redraws Florida's Congressional voting map in a way that would eliminate two majority Black districts. The other revokes Disney Corporation's special tax status around Disney World. In headlines: The U.S. will provide $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, the Supreme Court ruled that residents of Puerto Rico aren't eligible for some federal aid programs, and CNN+ announced its closure. We also talk with Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt, the hosts of Crooked's “Hot Take,” to discuss how Earth Day got away from its origins in protest and activism. Show Notes: Crooked's “Hot Take” – https://crooked.com/podcast-series/hot-take/ The “Hot Take” Newsletter – https://www.hottakepod.com/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Run For Something (You Better Clerk)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 29:50

    Russia gave Ukrainian forces in Mariupol an ultimatum earlier this week: surrender or die. Russian-backed separatists said only five people surrendered, which could mean that the city could be captured very soon. Voting rights organizations are funneling their support to the people on the ground who oversee local elections ahead of this year's midterm elections. Amanda Litman from Run For Something joins us to discuss her new program called Clerk Work dedicated to recruiting and supporting thousands of candidates for local offices in charge of running elections. And in headlines: Florida's Senate approved one of the nation's most gerrymandered Congressional maps, South Carolina's Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on Richard Moore's killing, and Netflix's stock price pledge by 35 percent. Show Notes: Run For Something: Sign-up for Clerk Work – https://wherecanirun.org/ Washington Post: “Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok, secretly fueling the right's outrage machine” – https://wapo.st/3K1plDM Alex Pareene: “They Know How Journalism Works! They're Just Against It!” – https://bit.ly/3EyD6Zw Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Puff Puff Pass Laws Decriminalizing Weed

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 27:11

    Hours after a federal judge in Florida overturned the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation, airlines like Delta and United made masks optional. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, host of Crooked's “America Dissected,” gives some advice to help you make your own decision on whether to stay masked. In headlines: President Biden announced actions toward federal student loan debt forgiveness, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis escalated his war with Disney, and Blac Chyna's $100 million lawsuit against the Kardashian family started. And an interview about the effort to decriminalize marijuana, and the disproportionate rate at which Black Americans are convicted of marijuana possession. Linn Washington Jr, a long-time investigative reporter, joins us to discuss how far we have and haven't come on the issue Show Notes: Linn Washington Jr: “Equity in marijuana legalization must prioritize inclusion, expungement, and diverting revenues from police” – https://bit.ly/3uVNOG5  ACLU: “A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform” – https://bit.ly/3JYQ3wA  The Marshall Project: “Will Drug Legalization Leave Black People Behind?” – https://bit.ly/3L65sgk Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Maskers, Prepare For Takeoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 20:21

    A federal judge in Tampa, Florida, voided the nationwide travel mask mandate on Monday. Last week, the CDC extended that mask mandate for commercial flights, subways, trains, and other forms of public transportation until May 3rd. The Russia-Ukraine war has sparked concerns among U.S. officials about cyber warfare. On Sunday, CBS News reported “evolving intelligence” that suggests that Russia is planning new cyber attacks. And in headlines: Russia launched an assault on eastern Ukraine, Johnson and Johnson agreed to settle an opioid lawsuit for $99 million, and Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy. Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    South Carolina Sets An Execution By Firing Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 21:14

    The city of Mariupol has been one of the worst sites of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. While Ukrainian forces have held their ground, reports are now saying that Mariupol is likely to fall to Russian forces soon. A man named Richard Moore in South Carolina is scheduled to become the fourth person executed in the United States this year. Moore was given the option of being killed by the electric chair or by a firing squad, and last Friday he announced that he chose the firing squad. And in headlines: Protestors gathered to demand the release of Palestinians being held in Israeli jails, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to adopt GOP-drawn legislative maps, and Florida officials said they rejected 54 math textbooks from next year's school curriculum. Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Defending Trans Youth in Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 24:34

    Alabama became the first state to criminalize the act of providing gender-affirming medical care to trans youth, last week. The bill makes it a felony to prescribe puberty blockers or hormones to trans kids under the age of 19. Kaitlin Welborn, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, joins us to discuss her organization's work challenging the law. And in headlines: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, Ed Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison, and an NFT of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first tweet is being auctioned off by its owner. Show Notes: ACLU of Alabama – https://www.aclualabama.org/en Lambda Legal – https://www.lambdalegal.org/ Magic City Acceptance Center – https://www.magiccityacceptancecenter.org/ The Knights and Orchids Society – https://tkosociety.com/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The War On Roe in Oklahoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 24:07

    New York Police arrested a suspect in relation to Tuesday's mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway. Frank James was apprehended in Manhattan and is accused of shooting ten people, which resulted in many more injuries as well. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill on Tuesday that makes performing an abortion in the state a felony. Jenny Ma, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, joins us to discuss the broader implications of the ban. And in headlines: Ukrainian officials collected the bodies of 765 civilians in Kyiv, the CDC announced that it would extend the federal mask mandate for public transit, and New York health officials have discovered two new Omicron subvariants spreading throughout the state. Show Notes: NY Times: “The shooting left at least 23 people injured. Here's what we know about the victims so far” – https://nyti.ms/3LZOvUI Gothamist: “Mass shooting suspect arrested in Manhattan a day after subway attack” – https://bit.ly/3Omxear Keep Our Clinics – https://keepourclinics.org/ Roe Fund – https://www.roefund.org/ Center for Reproductive Rights – https://reproductiverights.org/ National Network of Abortion Funds – https://abortionfunds.org/need-abortion/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Mass Shooting On An NYC Subway Train

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 23:37

    A mass shooting took place on a New York City subway train, Tuesday morning. According to New York's Fire Department, 10 people were shot and, miraculously, no one died. We recap what we know and what we don't know about the shooting. And in headlines: Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol accused Russia of using chemical weapons, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill that outlaws performing an abortion in the state, and New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin resigned. Show Notes: Center for Family Life – https://centerforfamilylife.org Worker's Justice Project – http://workersjustice.org South BK Mutual Aid – https://southbkmutualaid.com Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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