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RADIKAAL
49. Matt Duss on a Progressive US Foreign Policy

RADIKAAL

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 27:12


My guest today is Matt Duss. Matt is the foreign policy advisor of Senator Bernie Sanders and one of the most prominent protagonists of a progressive US foreign policy. Before joining the Sanders team, he was president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress. He tweets at @mattduss.We talk about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US foreign policy establishment, and the challenge of creating a progressive US foreign policy.

Progressive Voices
Leslie Marshall Show -10/20- How Achieving Debt-Free College Will Address the Student Debt Crisis

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 41:58


Today's guest hosts are Edwith Theogene and Charlotte Hancock, Organizing Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. They discuss how over 43 million Americans currently have student loan debt, and young people are disproportionately likely to be included in that group. Younger generations are deeply invested in ending this crisis, as student debt is holding them back from the financial security they need to buy homes, start and provide for families, and save for retirement. But in order to end the student debt crisis for good, America needs to do more than cancel existing debt—we also need to prevent future student loan debt by addressing the college affordability crisis. One way to do that is by passing legislation for free or debt-free college. We've seen several bills introduced in Congress already and a free community college provision was included in President Biden's America College Promise plan, but we have yet to see any of these proposals become law. To talk more about the fight for debt-free college, and why college affordability and student debt solutions are two sides of the same coin, Edwith and Charlotte are joined by two expert guests. They are Jaylon Herbin, an outreach associate with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), and Marshall Anthony, the associate director of policy and advocacy for Higher Education at the Center for American Progress. Then, during the final segment of the show, Edwith and Charlotte are joined by Generation Progress's program associate Ella Azoulay.  Ella discusses the Debt-Free College For All Week of Action, which Generation Progress is spearheading next week. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne. Marshall Anthony's Twitter handle is @mcanthonyjr and the handle for the Center for American Progress Higher Education team is @CAPHigherEd. The Twitter handle for Jaylon Herbin is @HerbinJaylon and the handle for the Center for Responsible Lending is @CRLONLIN.

Progressive Voices
The Leslie Marshall Show - 10/18/21 - 'Factory Towns' and Their Political Importance

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 41:58


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

The Leslie Marshall Show
‘Factory Towns‘ and Their Political Importance

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 41:58


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

Vox's The Weeds
The home care fight in Congress

Vox's The Weeds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:38


Joe Biden has proposed a landmark $400 billion expansion of funding for home and community-based services (HCBS), the part of Medicaid that funds support services for older adults and people with disabilities living at home rather than in institutions. But with Congress fighting over which of Biden's priorities to cut to appease moderate Democrats, that proposal could be in peril. Mia Ives-Rublee is a longtime disability rights activist who helped organize the Women's March in 2017 and now serves as director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. She spoke with Vox's Dylan Matthews about how HCBS works now, and how Democrats' plans for additional funding would change it. References: Biden's home-based care plan, explained Polling suggests funding for home care is quite popular "How Could $400 Billion New Federal Dollars Change Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services?" The House Energy and Commerce Committee proposal on HCBS Better Care Better Jobs Act state-by-state fact sheet The Urban Institute's report on strengthening long-term care services Investing in Home Care and Early Childhood Educators Has Outsize Impacts on Employment Hosts: Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox Credits: Sofi LaLonde, producer & engineer Libby Nelson, editorial adviser Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weedsletter   Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a donation to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Greek Current
Is it time for the US to support the EU's defense ambitions?

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 17:02


Last week US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that President Biden was truly willing to support greater European military and defense capabilities, a key point in the joint statement with Macron aimed at smoothing over the AUKUS dispute. But Sullivan said it was crucial to deal in specifics. This statement, the AUKUS deal, and the recent defense agreement between France and Greece have brought the issue of Europe's defense capabilities to the forefront. Expert Max Bergmann joins The Greek Current to discuss why National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan's statement signals an important shift in US policy on European defense, and why he thinks it's important for the US to back the EU's defense ambitions.Max Bergmann is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress where he focuses on Europe, Russia, and US security cooperation. He previously served in the State Department in a number of different positions, including as a member of the secretary of state's policy planning staff, where he focused on political-military affairs and nonproliferation.Read Max Bergmann's recent report on European defense for the Center For American Progress: The Case for EU DefenseYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Biden's top security adviser sees strong transatlantic allianceMDCA extension signed in WashingtonBlinken says renewed U.S.-Greece defense deal to advance stability in Eastern MediterraneanGreece: Severe storm, floods batter Athens, fire-hit islandFire-ravaged Greek island of Evia hit by floods and mudslides

The Leslie Marshall Show
What's Next In The Fight To Protect Undocumented People in the U.S.

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:59


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.

Progressive Voices
Leslie Marshall Show - 10/6/21 - What's Next In The Fight To Protect Undocumented People In The U.S.

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:59


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.

Inverse Podcast
"Christians Against Christianity" with Dr. Obery Hendricks

Inverse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 49:43


"A lifelong social activist, Obery Hendricks is one of the foremost commentators on the intersection of religion and political economy in America. He is the most widely read and perhaps the most influential African American biblical scholar writing today. His recent book, Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith (Beacon Press, 2021) has gathered wide acclaim. Cornel West calls him “one of the last few grand prophetic intellectuals.” A widely sought lecturer and media spokesperson, Dr. Hendricks’ appearances include CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, Fox Business News, the Discovery Channel, PBS, BBC, NHK Japan Television, and the Bloomberg Network. He has provided running event commentary for National Public Radio, MSNBC, and the al-Jazeera and Aspire international television networks. Dr. Hendricks has served in the Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group at the U. S. Department of State under Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry; was a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Democratic National Committee, for whom he delivered the closing benediction at the 2008 Democratic Convention; served on the National Religious Leaders Advisory Committee of the 2008 Democratic Presidential campaign. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC; has been an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for American Progress; was a Senior Fellow at The Opportunity Agenda social justice communications think tank; is on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Christian Socialism; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). Dr. Hendricks has been a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and Salon.com, a former editorial advisor to the award-winning Tikkun magazine, and a contributing editor to The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. The Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation has called his work “the boldest post-colonial writing ever seen in Western biblical studies.” " -Columbia University

Straight Talk with Hank Paulson
Episode 50: John Podesta

Straight Talk with Hank Paulson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 51:23


Hank welcomes John Podesta (Former White House Chief of Staff and Founder, Center for American Progress and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth) to Straight Talk. They discuss division in politics, the role of think tanks in the policy world, the risks and challenges of climate change, and the biodiversity crisis. Podesta shares insights into how politics has changed since he first headed to Capitol Hill in the 80s, his theory of change, and strategic competition between the US and China. John Podesta: www.americanprogress.org/person/podesta-john/ Center for American Progress: www.americanprogress.org/ Washington Center for Equitable Growth: https://equitablegrowth.org/

The Brian Lehrer Show
Monday Morning Politics With Patrick Gaspard

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 23:43


Patrick Gaspard, president and chief executive officer of the Center for American Progress and former US ambassador to South Africa, talks about the latest on Haitian migrants and the United States' immigration policy, plus other national political news.

Hardball with Chris Matthews
Republican Party of Arizona says Biden did indeed win election

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 44:31


Joy Reid leads this edition of The ReidOut with the Republican Party of Arizona announcing that President Biden did indeed win the election, according to their tally by a wider margin. Then, Joy is joined by Patrick Gaspard, president of the Center for American Progress, and former White House political director in the Obama administration, who toured the Del Rio encampment housing Haitian migrants on Thursday. Next, David Robinson, father of Daniel Robinson, a geologist who went missing in late June, joins The ReidOut, as we discuss families of missing Black men pleading for more resources and accountability from police. Finally, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a very special stop during their trip to New York. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

Against the Grain
Against the Grain Episode 132: Democrats Divided

Against the Grain

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 45:58


Center for American Progress senior fellow Ruy Teixeira joins the show to discuss the problems Democrats face by positioning themselves too far to the left on cultural issues. He also critiques how Democrats have handled the infrastructure and social spending legislation now before Congress.

The Takeaway
President Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda 2021-09-24

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 50:14


President Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda On Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared a quote “new era” for U.S. diplomacy in his first speech as U.S. president to the United Nations General Assembly. President Biden repeatedly sought to reassure U.S. allies that his presidency would not echo the chaos of Trump's four years in office. For that and more, The Takeaway spoke to Robin Wright,  columnist at The New Yorker and Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow, and Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The Uproar Over Treatment of Haitian Migrants Continues According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of Haitians in Del Rio, Texas is down to about 7,000 as deportations continue. Some Haitians have turned back to Mexico, or they've been moved to another area for processing. Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress visited the border on Thursday and joined to discuss what he saw there. For transcripts, see individual segment pages. 

The Takeaway
President Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda 2021-09-24

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 50:14


President Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda On Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared a quote “new era” for U.S. diplomacy in his first speech as U.S. president to the United Nations General Assembly. President Biden repeatedly sought to reassure U.S. allies that his presidency would not echo the chaos of Trump's four years in office. For that and more, The Takeaway spoke to Robin Wright,  columnist at The New Yorker and Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow, and Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The Uproar Over Treatment of Haitian Migrants Continues According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of Haitians in Del Rio, Texas is down to about 7,000 as deportations continue. Some Haitians have turned back to Mexico, or they've been moved to another area for processing. Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress visited the border on Thursday and joined to discuss what he saw there. For transcripts, see individual segment pages. 

Progressive Voices
Leslie Marshall Show -9/22- What People Need to Know On Budget Reconciliation & Infrastructure Deals

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:58


Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. They discuss how, all within a month, the House and Senate are going back and forth on critical legislation that will determine Congress's budget, the country's spending, and will have huge ramifications for climate change, education, social safety nets, and more. Despite how in the weeds some of the specifics of the process can be, these bills will have a significant impact on all of us, and young Americans in particular may be affected by certain proposals. To talk with Brent and Charlotte for the first half of the show about what Congress is up to this month, and what young people should be aware of, they're joined by Madeline Shepherd, a director of government affairs at the Center for American Progress. As Brent and Charlotte touch on briefly in the first half of the show, the free community college provision in the Congressional budget proposal is one thing that stands to greatly benefit young people, and it is something that those at Gen Progress are fighting to keep in the final version of the budget. During the second half of the show, to talk more about why free college legislation is important, and an essential part of tackling the student debt crisis, Brent and Charlotte are joined by Cody Hounanian, the executive director of the Student Debt Crisis Center. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Brent Cohen's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne. The Twitter handle for the Center for American Progress is @amprog and Madeline Shepherd's handle is @madelinewarner. The Twitter handle for the Student Debt Crisis Center (SDCC) is @DebtCrisisOrg and Cody Hounanian's handle is @chounanian.

Bring It In
#58: Ruby Payne — Nationally Acclaimed Advisor on Poverty in Education and Author of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”

Bring It In

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 34:33


According to the Center for American Progress, 1 in 7 children fall under the poverty line and this was pre-pandemic. Over a year into the pandemic, 4 out of 10 children live in a family that struggles to meet basic needs and anywhere between seven to eleven million children live in a household with inconsistent access to meals from cost. It's safe to say poverty, especially generational poverty, is the root of thousands of issues that plague our nation. Today's guest has dedicated her life to advising educators and employers about the effects of generational poverty. Ruby Payne is a former lifelong educator, a Doctorate Recipient in Education and Development from Layola University Chicago, and the Founder of the aha Process! Inc, a group that informs schools, companies and other organizations about poverty. Ruby has authored a number of books focusing on the effects of poverty, most notably “A Framework for Understanding Poverty,” which looks at the effects of poverty from both an economical and psychological perspective and has since sold over 1.5 million copies since it's publication. With 1 in 2 jobs considered sub-poverty line paying jobs, the work Ruby is doing is more crucial than ever, especially during a time when employers are struggling to find workers and many workers are struggling to make ends meet. We can't have a truly inclusive discussion about the workforce, without addressing poverty so...let's bring it in!

Progressive Voices
Leslie Marshall Show - 9/13/21 - California Recall Election, Vaccine Mandates, Texas Abortion Law

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 42:13


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 Kim Scott, the Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC. They talk about tomorrow's California gubernatorial recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom, and his top challenger, Conservative radio talk host Larry Elder. Demlist is a free national daily political column, calendar and resource site for Democrats and allies - a unique, central source that connects people to the who, what and where of Democratic events, issues and activism. You can find out more about them at DemList.com and follow them on Twitter @TheDemList. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses President Biden's recent executive orders on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Texas's draconian anti-choice abortion law, and efforts by Senate Democrats on an infrastructure reconciliation package. 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 Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YqxoylbqzBGv Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/554605245596034

The Leslie Marshall Show
California Recall Election, Vaccine Mandates, Texas Abortion Law

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 42:13


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 Kim Scott, the Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC.  They talk about tomorrow's California gubernatorial recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom, and his top challenger, Conservative radio talk host Larry Elder.   Demlist is a free national daily political column, calendar and resource site for Democrats and allies - a unique, central source that connects people to the who, what and where of Democratic events, issues and activism.  You can find out more about them at DemList.com and follow them on Twitter @TheDemList. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses President Biden's recent executive orders on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Texas's draconian anti-choice abortion law, and efforts by Senate Democrats on an infrastructure reconciliation package. 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 Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YqxoylbqzBGv Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/554605245596034

TonioTimeDaily
Will America Pick Up Its Cross? Is The White Church the Anti-Christ?

TonioTimeDaily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 38:55


"Lisa Sharon Harper Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, LLC, and the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed, "The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right." Asked why she does what she does, Lisa's answer is clear: “So that the church might be worthy of the moniker ‘Bride of Christ.'" Through preaching, writing, training, network development, and public witness, Lisa—an Auburn Senior Fellow—engages the church in the work of justice and peacemaking. She was named “#5 of the Top 13 Women to Watch in 2012” by the Center for American Progress and was awarded the 2013 Faith and Justice Leadership Award by the National Black Women's Round Table. She formerly served as the Chief Church Engagement Officer at Sojourners." "On Saturday, August 12, in Charlottesville, Va., I was faced with a choice: “Would I pick up my cross?” Jesus warns his disciples: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” (Mark 8:34-35) Just before walking onto the street, organizers of the Charlottesville Clergy Call walked us through the changing dynamics of the situation. There would be four times more white nationalists in Charlottesville than previously projected. One quarter of the clergy they thought would be there actually showed up. If we stepped onto the street we were risking arrest, injury, or death — from the police or the white nationalists. We knew what we were walking into. We knew that we might not come back. I was hesitant and torn and almost didn't do it. I imagined the devastating loss my mother would feel upon hearing of my death in Charlottesville. I felt guilty for leaving her alone just before her second knee surgery. How would she make it through? I imagined not being present to witness my nieces and nephews and family. It was as if all that is most treasured in my life flashed before my eyes as the rest of the clergy walked out onto the street. I sat in silence and begged God for a definitive word. God spoke: “Be present.” That was the call: Be present; even if it means being present on your way to the cross." "This has been the cross that people of African descent and Native American people have borne for more than 500 years on U.S. soil. Ever since the demon called Colonization led Europeans to claim the land, enslave, then remove its original inhabitants, then enslave and exploit people of African descent to work that land and build their country in the name of colonizing them (read Black History of the White House, p. 195, by Clarence Lusane), black people and indigenous Americans have had to risk death to bear witness to our right to live. It has been the cross that Latino and Asian-American people have borne for the past 200+ years since colonization stole land from Mexicans and declared it was now “America,” and Chinese men were exploited to build the railroads and fill empty slave cabins in the shadow of emancipation. Yes, Chinese men were the next wave exploited to build the U.S. economy after the Civil War. Now Muslim and Sikh and LGBTQ people risk death to proclaim their right to live — to take up space, to flourish. The demon Colonization claims human flourishing for its own exclusive pleasure. The colonizing spirit declares the self to be fully human — to have the right to steward the world — and all else either an asset, a burden, or an obstacle — to be eliminated on the way to the self's exclusive “human” flourishing." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/support

Here & Now
Transphobia In Health Care; U.S. Life Spans Fall Behind Europe

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 42:30


A recent report from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, finds that nearly half of transgender people in the U.S have been mistreated by a health care provider. Calvin Gilbert, a nurse practitioner, shares what it's like to be both a provider and an advocate for transgender issues in medicine. And, we speak with Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic, about his latest piece on U.S. life spans, which have fallen behind Europe.

Short Wave
The Pervasiveness Of Transgender Health Care Discrimination

Short Wave

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 13:15


A new report from the Center for American Progress finds that nearly half of transgender people have experienced mistreatment at the hands of a medical provider. NBC OUT reporter Jo Yurcaba explains the long-term impacts of this discrimination, plus a few potential solutions. • "Nearly half of trans people have been mistreated by medical providers, report finds," NBC OUT • "Protecting and Advancing Health Care for Transgender Adult Communities," Center for American Progress Follow Brit (@bnhanson) and Jo (@joyurcaba) on Twitter, and email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas
The ongoing fight for disability economic justice, over thirty years after the ADA

OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 104:54


Thirty-one years ago, the fabric of America's legal and policy landscape changed dramatically for people with disabilities in the United States when the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush, on July 26, 1990. But, as far we've come these past thirty-plus years, we still have incredibly far to go. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, disabled people in the United States—who make up one in four Americans—were roughly twice as likely to live in poverty and two to three times more likely to be unemployed. Now, as federal policymakers work to "build back better," the United States has the opportunity to take another set of historic steps towards achieving the ADA's promise of equal opportunity, community integration, and participation in American life for people with disabilities—a promise that remains as-yet unfulfilled.  For this special relaunch episode of Off-Kilter, Rebecca talks with four of the disabled women leaders who've been making history on the front-lines of the ongoing fight for disability economic justice: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (MA-7); Judy Heumann, whose historic activism jumpstarted the disability rights movement over forty years ago; Rebecca Cokley, a lifelong disability advocate and program officer at the Ford Foundation, where she heads the first U.S. disability rights program at any major foundation in the country; and Mia Ives-Rublee, the director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. To take action on home and community-based services and SSI: Text SIGN PXPBNX to 50409 Check out Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution for more on Judy Heumann's activism and the origins of the disability rights movement at cripcamp.com

Lets Have This Conversation
America's Educational Report Card with: Kristy Houle

Lets Have This Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 31:15


The American education system is facing a teacher's shortage. Attracting newcomers to the profession is proving to be increasingly difficult. There are one-third less people than a decade ago enrolling in teacher training programs, which is part of the certification process to become an educator, according to data from the Center for American Progress. Kristy Houle is an educational consultant who is highly passionate when it comes to advocating for learners, across all educational settings. She has worked extensively in the areas of relationship building, professional development, and school safety. Kristy also serves as the Educational Opportunities Director for the Educate.Today organization. She joined me this week to discuss the current state of the American education system. For more information: https://www.educate.today/edvideos/classroom-matters-with-kristy-houle Email: kristy@hectv.org

Marketplace Morning Report
The role of unions in closing the racial wealth gap

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 6:51


New analysis out today from the Center for American Progress finds “a typical union household is more than twice as wealthy as a typical non-union household,” and it's even more significant for Black and Hispanic workers, in particular. Also, for the first time since the pandemic began, traders have returned today to their posts in the pits of the London Metal Exchange. And, your update on gas prices across the country over Labor Day weekend.

Marketplace All-in-One
The role of unions in closing the racial wealth gap

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 6:51


New analysis out today from the Center for American Progress finds “a typical union household is more than twice as wealthy as a typical non-union household,” and it's even more significant for Black and Hispanic workers, in particular. Also, for the first time since the pandemic began, traders have returned today to their posts in the pits of the London Metal Exchange. And, your update on gas prices across the country over Labor Day weekend.

PODCAST NOOR
#42 Soul-Full Reflections on Community with Ilyasah Shabazz and Suhaib Webb - AYS IFTAR 2021

PODCAST NOOR

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 70:15


Soul-Full Reflections on Community with Ilyasah Shabazz and Suhaib Webb This past Ramadan, At Your Service had the honor of hosting a series of Virtual Iftars (dinners to break our fast). To really hone in on impact for these events, we tapped into some incredible leaders to guide us through themed conversations around intention and community. This truly was one of my favorite events I've ever been to, let alone hosted. When you're in the Month of Ramadan, feeling all your feelings, and you receive blessings in the form of gems, with your community all together Live, there's really nothing like it. Last week we dropped a conversation with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Iddris Sandu. THIS WEEK, we have the honor of revisiting a conversation between the esteemed Ilyasah Shabazz and Suhaib Webb. Professor Ilyasah Shabazz promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates in international humanitarian delegations. She served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate the election of President Nelson Mandela and the Education & Economic Development initiatives. While she is frequently asked to speak about the Legacy of Malcolm X, she shares that it is her mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz's wisdom, courage and compassion that guide her. Suhaib Webb is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has a degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and in Islamic law from al-Azhar Universiy in Cairo. He was named as a "Faith Leader to Watch" by The Center for American Progress in 2016, selected by the Muslim Community as one of CNN's 25 Most Influential Leaders; as well as one of "Five Hundred of the Most Influential Muslims" by the Royal Islamic Studies Center in 2017. He is also currently the resident scholar at the ICNYU. And PS, he married Adam and I at our wedding :) This conversation between Ilyasah Shabazz and Suhaib Webb on community and being there for yourself in order to be there for others just CLICKED. I'm currently reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X and listening to this episode again and it couldn't be more timely. I hope you enjoy! PS, In case you missed it last week, we played back another conversation from this event series, with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Iddris Sandu. ays xx Our sponsors, but more like friends, at Ahmad Tea helped us put so much intention into these events, and we could not be more grateful to have them as partners. www.ahmadteausa.com instagram.com/ahmadtea_usa I hope you enjoy this episode, as much as I enjoyed hosting these lovely souls. _____ If you have any feedback, PLEASE leave a review of PODCAST NOOR. Follow Ilyasah: Instagram.com/ilyasahshabazz Follow Suhaib: instagram.com/suhaib.webb Follow Noor: instagram.com/noor Follow AYS: instagram.com/ays www.noortagouri.com/linktree

KQED’s Forum
Adam Harris on Racial Inequity in Higher Education and How ‘The State Must Provide'

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 35:27


A 2018 analysis by the Center for American Progress estimates that state colleges allocate more than $1,000 less per year for Black and Latinx students than white students. Americas colleges and universities have a dirty open secret: they have never given Black people an equal chance to succeed, writes Atlantic staff writer Adam Harris in his new book, The State Must Provide. Harris traces the laws and practices that established racial inequality and segregation in higher education back to slave codes through Plessy v. Ferguson and the overturning of affirmative action policies. He joins us to discuss this history of racial exclusion and segregation and his argument that financial support of historically Black colleges and universities could act as a form of reparations.

Midday
America's Exit From Afghanistan: What Went Wrong? What's Next?

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 13:42


And now, an update on Afghanistan. On Sunday, the President, Ashraf Ghani, fled the country as the Taliban made their way into Kabul. He and his family have re-surfaced in the United Arab Emirates. Officials there said they welcomed him on “humanitarian grounds.”On the real ground in Afghanistan, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced it had secured the airport in Kabul and that the evacuation of American embassy personnel and some Afghans who had assisted Americans in the war effort had resumed. Taliban soldiers are facilitating the passage of some people to the airport, and denying access to others. The heartbreaking scenes of chaotic crowds on the runway and desperate people clinging to the fuselage of a plane as it taxied for takeoff, have been replaced by numerous flights with hundreds of Americans, Afghans and other NATO allies finding their way out of the country. But thousands remain. Taliban leadership has announced an amnesty for those who opposed it during the 20-year war, but that claim has been received skeptically, and it is assumed that many people remain in hiding, afraid to venture out and become vulnerable to Taliban retribution. For analysis of this fluid and perilous situation, Tom welcomes Brian Katulis, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, who focuses on national security strategy, the Middle East and counterterrorism. Brian Katulis joins Tom on Zoom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Encounter  - Voice of America
Encore: Should DC become the 51st US state?

Encounter - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 25:00


In this encore edition of Encounter, Zack Smith, a legal fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the conservative Heritage Foundation, and William Roberts, managing director for Democracy and Government Reform at the liberal Center for American Progress, join host, Carol Castiel to spar over the constitutional, historical, and political arguments for and against statehood for the District of Columbia, the seat of the nation's capital.

The Take
Can a lawsuit stop Mexico's ‘iron river' of guns?

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 21:01


In Mexico, American guns are a fact of life. The Mexican government estimates nearly 70 percent of guns trafficked into the country come from the United States. And in the US, gun trafficking is not a federal crime. Now, the Mexican government is taking an unusual tack to try to stop the flow of arms: it's filed a lawsuit. With no sign of the cartel violence slowing, can a lawsuit stem the flow of guns to Mexico? In this episode:  John Holman (@johnholman100), Al Jazeera correspondent Eugenio Weigend Vargas (@eugenioweigend), Center for American Progress (@amprog) Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

3,2,1 iRelaunch
EP 200: The Impact of the "Pandemic Exodus" on Jobs and Earnings - with Economist Michael Madowitz

3,2,1 iRelaunch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 42:46


In this milestone 200th episode, Carol speaks with Michael Madowitz, an economist for the Center for American Progress whose work includes a focus on labor markets and household budgeting at different life stages. Note: this episode was recorded in June 2021 and commentary is based on that point in time. Michael discusses the full cost of career breaks taken due to the pandemic (it's way more than forgone salary alone), how this may impact relaunchers going forward, the “silver lining” as to how career breaks may be perceived post-Covid, and the trends he's seen so far in the economic recovery. Relaunchers and relaunchers-to-be should also listen to Episode 60 to hear Michael discuss the CAP Calculator he created, and which he used in a recent Newsweek article to estimate lost income to a woman who left the workforce during Covid. Helpful note when listening to this episode: Economists' definition of "Unemployed" is "did not work for pay or profit in the last week and actively looked for work in the past four weeks." Center for American Progress: https://www.americanprogress.org/ CAP Calculator: https://interactives.americanprogress.org/childcarecosts/ EP 60: “The Cost of a Career Break” with Economist Michael Madowitz https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-60-cost-career-break-economist-michael-madowitz/id1202049234?i=1000422614506

Vox's The Weeds
Back to School: All for pre-K, and pre-K for all

Vox's The Weeds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 54:25


Matt and Dara are joined by Vox's Jerusalem Demsas for a conversation about pre-K and day care programs. They discuss the impacts of pre-K programs on socioeconomics, diversity, and political behavior. Plus, some historical research is considered on a Norwegian program of rural education expansion. Resources: "Exploring New Research on Pre-K Outcomes" by Adrienne Fischer, Tom Keily and Matt Weyer (Education Commission of The States; May 2020) "Growing the Economy Through Affordable Child Care" by Rasheed Malik (Center for American Progress; May 24) White paper: "The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway's 1936 Folk School Reform" (NBER; July 2021) Hosts: Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica Jerusalem Demsas (@JerusalemDemsas), Policy Reporter, Vox Credits: Ness Smith-Savedoff, Producer & Engineer Erikk Geannikis, Producer, Talk Podcasts As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter. The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production. Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts About Vox Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Follow Us: Vox.com Facebook group: The Weeds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Barron's Live
The Politics of the New Child Tax Credit Payments

Barron's Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 42:19


Robert Rector from the conservative Heritage Foundation and Lorena Roque from the liberal Center for American Progress discuss the increases that have been made and are proposed for the Child Tax Credit, moderated by MarketWatch's Victor Reklaitis.

ChinaTalk
How Abe Reshaped Japan

ChinaTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 76:56


Abe Shinzo is second only to Xi as the most consequential East Asian politician of the 21st century. Tobias Harris of the Center for American Progress joins to discuss his new biography of Abe, The Iconoclast. Tobias and I discuss His dramatic rise, fall, and rise again to power How he reshaped governance in Japan through bureaucratic reform How he managed relations with the US and China How tasty his wife's Izakaya is Please consider supporting ChinaTalk at https://glow.fm/chinatalk/  Outtro Music: あそびたりない by Pop Art Town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icqfJx_0_W0&list=PL0Lwt5eNBHLmL8zP03KbqekrRbje8FCbu&index=92 Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ChinaEconTalk
How Abe Reshaped Japan

ChinaEconTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 76:57


Abe Shinzo is second only to Xi as the most consequential East Asian politician of the 21st century. Tobias Harris of the Center for American Progress joins to discuss his new biography of Abe, The Iconoclast. Tobias and I discuss His dramatic rise, fall, and rise again to power How he reshaped governance in Japan through bureaucratic reform How he managed relations with the US and China How tasty his wife's Izakaya is Please consider supporting ChinaTalk at https://glow.fm/chinatalk/  Outtro Music: あそびたりない by Pop Art Town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icqfJx_0_W0&list=PL0Lwt5eNBHLmL8zP03KbqekrRbje8FCbu&index=92

Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi
Antiracism & Immigration: People First

Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 40:54


As a 2020 presidential candidate, Julián Castro proposed radically reforming United States immigration policy by putting people first. Previously he served as President Barack Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and spent three terms as mayor of San Antonio, Texas. In 2018 Castro published his memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream. He now serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress and is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Dr. Kendi and Castro sit down to discuss the common ground on which antiracist and pro-immigrant battles must be fought. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Progressive Voices
Leslie Marshall Show - 7/19/21 - Afghanistan Withdrawal, Gen Milley Feared Trump Coup, Student Debt

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 41:58


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 Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations.  He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. Brad and Colonel Leighton analyze the decision that President Biden made to withdraw all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan.  They also discuss the news that Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley feared that then President Trump would use the military in a coup attempt after he lost the 2020 election. Colonel Leighton's website is CedricLeighton.com and his Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses the large increase in voter turnout among younger Americans in the 2020 election, and analyzes whether that trend can continue in the 2022 midterm elections. They also discuss cancelling student loan debt, child tax credit checks, and a reported Democratic deal on an infrastructure reconciliation package. 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 12 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 Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPKqXmLMEwxb Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/1399690157083219222222

The Leslie Marshall Show
Afghanistan Withdrawal, Gen Milley Feared Trump Coup, Student Debt

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 41:58


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 Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations.  He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. Brad and Colonel Leighton analyze the decision that President Biden made to withdraw all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan.  They also discuss the news that Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley feared that then President Trump would use the military in a coup attempt after he lost the 2020 election. Colonel Leighton's website is CedricLeighton.com and his Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses the large increase in voter turnout among younger Americans in the 2020 election, and analyzes whether that trend can continue in the 2022 midterm elections. They also discuss cancelling student loan debt, child tax credit checks, and a reported Democratic deal on an infrastructure reconciliation package. 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 12 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 Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPKqXmLMEwxb Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/1399690157083219

Understanding Immigration
Is Amnesty Infrastructure?

Understanding Immigration

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 26:40


Preston: good morning and welcome to another edition of FAIR's understanding immigration podcast this is Preston Huennekens FAIR's government relations manager and I'm joined today by our research director spencer Raley and our press secretary Matthew Tragesser today we have a very interesting episode for you congressional democrats are moving forward with a two-pronged approach to infrastructure funding something that President Biden considers one of his top priorities infrastructure funding is actually an issue that has significant bipartisan support in Washington really the biggest issue between the parties is simply how much money are we gonna spend on it and where is that spending going to come from so far a bipartisan group of over 20 senators recently introduced a framework for a bill that is going to move through regular order in the senate and the house that bill addresses actual infrastructure funding for things like dams roads bridges harbors and airports President Biden has already come out and said that he supports this bill this bipartisan framework calls for about 579 billion dollars in new spending over five years and about $1.2 trillion in total spending over eight years the agreement calls for the for the funding to be paid for by using unused covid money and also by strengthening the enforcement of tax laws so in a normal world this would be enough 1.2 trillion dollars in infrastructure spending over eight years is a pretty massive bill yet congressional democrats are simultaneously drafting a massive separate bill through the process of budget reconciliation and worse they plan to use this reconciliation bill to amnesty nearly six million illegal aliens this is somewhat of a tricky subject this idea of budget reconciliation and how immigration functions into it so Spencer I want to bring this to you to briefly explain what this process is. Spencer: thanks Preston so reconciliation is a method of legislation used by the house and senate to make decisions related to spending taxes and budget deficits and a very general explanation of the process is as follows the senate and the house both adopt a budget resolution that instructs certain committees to develop legislation that covers certain items on their budgetary wish list the committees create the legislation by a specified deadline that they're given and then send it back to the house and senate who then votes on it on their specific bills via expedited process the house and senate must then resolve any differences between their two bills because you have one from the house you have one from the senate before they can cast a final vote on the measure and this is where things often tend to get interesting it's especially important because in the senate a member can challenge really any part of the bill by citing something known as the Byrd rule which is essentially just a list of procedures and rules for what can and cannot be included in a bill that is going through the reconciliation process one really relevant rule under the whole Byrd procedure is that whatever is included in the measure must be germane to the overall bill being considered and the senate parliamentarian a supposedly non-partisan referee of the whole process must then rule on whether or not that part of the bill is directly related to the overall bill being considered and we might remember this from back in February of this year when senate democrats tried to add a $15 federal minimum wage to the covid relief bill that was being considered and the senate parliamentarian ruled that this doesn't have anything directly to do with the covid relief bill therefore it can't be included it has to be passed via a method of non-reconciliation or else a bill has to be more related to a minimum wage now reconciliation is important for what we're talking about right now because it doesn't require 60 votes in the senate for final approval like typical legislation does instead it requires just a simple majority in both the house of representatives and in the senate in order for it to be sent to the president's desk for a signature and right now of course the senate is comprised of 50 republicans and 50 democrats so if the democrats can unify behind this issue they can at the very worst insure a tie vote and in the case of a tie of course the vice president Kamala Harris would cast a deciding vote and she would assuredly cast that deciding vote for the democrats this isn't necessarily a new thing it's happened a number of times in the past for example the major 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts were passed via reconciliation as was Obamacare in 2010 and the Trump tax cuts in 2017 and like I already mentioned it occurred earlier this year to pass that massive covid funding bill in February so kind of in summary democrats are wanting to take on amnesty and attach it to a budget bill that really has nothing to do with immigration at all the bulk of this bill like you mentioned Preston is about infrastructure and the last time I checked giving amnesty to illegal aliens has nothing to do with funding the construction of roads and of bridges so hopefully the parliamentarian before we even get to that point the parliamentarian will kill any amnesty provision that is included in this bill but if they for whatever reason put something funny in their cup of coffee that morning and ruled that amnesty was somehow germane to the funding of construction for roads and bridges then it would only require all 50 democrats plus the veep to unify and vote yes on the measure in order for it to be sent to the president's desk and that's a kind of alarming prospect even if it is or isn't likely to happen so maybe Preston I'll go ahead and kick this back to you can kind of explain the political implications of this being considered by the senate. Preston: right so again like you mentioned within the infrastructure element the in addition to the bipartisan infrastructure bill which again is separate from what we're talking about today the bill that we're talking about today is being drafted by the senate budget committee chairman no other than Bernie Sanders the independent from Vermont and he is the one that is drafting this with the other democrats on his committee and on the evening of July 13th he and the democratic senators that were working with him noted that they had agreed to a package totaling about 3.5 trillion dollars so in this bill and which comes which brings up this $3.5 trillion democrats want to address a number of progressive and far left wish list items that could never pass the 60 vote threshold required for legislation in the senate this includes items on climate change education reforms raising taxes expending expanding Medicaid and immigration and so Matthew I want to now bring you in to kind of talk about some of the immigration changes that are being proposed for this bill and I want to emphasize the text has not been released yet this is based off of what has been said by the senators themselves who are crafting the bill what has been reported in the in the mainstream news so could you just kind of explain what is good what is supposedly going to be in it and then also explain why this is such a terrible idea to move immigration changes through the senate in this way. Matthew: yeah so there would definitely be some radical and absurd changes with this as you mentioned there's only been kind of drafts of this proposal so nothing is finalized now but as you mentioned Bernie Sanders who is the senate budget committee chairman for this and has a lot of influence he proposed legislation that offered multi-year pathways to permanent legal residency and even potentially a pathway to citizenship for a number of illegal alien groups in our country and so these include people who are brought illegally to the U.S. as children also known as dreamers people who have fled natural disasters or civil wars or violence like that also seen as temporary protected status holders essential workers are also part of this plan this is a very broadly defined group I could think of pretty much any job that would qualify as essential and then also farm workers and yeah so it covers a wide range of different illegal alien groups in this country and also in this plan is 126 billion dollars for processing immigrants for legal status now the Center for American Progress actually estimates that this would affect roughly six million illegal aliens in our country it doesn't cover the entire illegal alien population but that's still a significant portion and it's really just an unacceptable thing that would happen right now and I will have to say these changes are significant they shouldn't be ignored or downplayed and let's not forget the timing for this couldn't be worse we're in the middle of a historic border crisis we've talked about this in pretty much every episode but it hasn't gone away it hasn't improved we're seeing record numbers of legal alien apprehensions at our southern border 180,000 in May which is the latest data available the most amount for a month in 20 plus years the number of children in federal custody who have crossed the border unlawfully it remains at record highs and so when you propose and pass legislation like this like an amnesty it basically tells people hey if you cross the southern border or any border in our country unlawfully you will be rewarded and so this is only going to serve as another magnet exacerbate what we're seeing already at the southern border the timing couldn't be worse you would not it's just it's inconceivable that this is even a priority for them at this moment in time and let's not forget this is an infrastructure bill okay this needs to be focusing on infrastructure projects that these states all around the country heavily need we've explored this a little bit just looking at different states and looking at what looking at their road bridge dam even like drinking water conditions in their in their infrastructure and they're all very poor according to the American society of civil engineers they do a report card literally analyzing all these infrastructure items in these states and most of these states are receiving c d grades almost failing grades and these states really need this money and you would think that if an amnesty gets squeezed in here somehow and we're legalizing six million illegal aliens that's going to require money illegal immigration already costs our country $116 billion annually and so I would imagine that some of this funding would probably be allocated to this amnesty and maybe disappear from projects that are actually needed statewide. Preston: one it's funny because that was originally the argument for the reconciliation bill was well we have to negotiate with the republicans because they want to have a smaller overall number and they want it to be entirely paid for with either existed funding that no raised taxes that kind of thing and so the democrats said okay we'll do that and then we will bring up the rest of what we wanted in physical infrastructure through the reconciliation bill which could include raising taxes things of that nature and then it just turned into this chorus of people saying well if we're already doing that let's throw everything else in there let's this obviously isn't pertinent to immigration per se but let's put in the education reforms that we've wanted for 20 years let's put in the climate change bills that we've wanted for 20 plus years and so it's fascinating to see how quickly democrats from all corners of their party came in and said wait let's stuff as many of our priorities as we can in this bill because I think a lot of them recognize that after 2022 there may not be three they might not have the house this in the senate anymore. Spencer: yeah so essentially what they're doing with this what's supposed to be a budget bill is turning it into an omnibus bill for their entire wish list their entire platform essentially is just one avenue to put hopefully everything they want into a single bill and then pass it by a simple majority which is really kind of alarming and Matthew like you mentioned this was supposed to be a bill that finally fixes some of the major infrastructure problems we have in this in this in this country and I think just kind of a unfortunate representation of this entire process you can think of just a couple of weeks ago here in DC a bridge literally a pedestrian bridge literally collapsed onto the freeway killing a couple of people and literally while that was happening you have democrats in congress saying hey let's minimize how much we're putting into fixing bridges fixing roads and instead give that money to a process to legalize millions of illegal aliens and let's be honest i know the number we're seeing that's floating around is 6 million but like you mentioned Matthew based on this idea that we're going to offer amnesty to quote essential workers if you look at some of the figures being tossed around there are a number of groups that claim as many as 80% of illegal aliens working in the United States right now work in an essential field and that ranges anywhere from working a drive-through at mcdonald's to restocking shelves at a walmart so (Preston: Grubhub delivery drivers, yeah anything)exactly yeah exactly they're not all white lab coat workers creating new vaccines to combat covid and other major occupations like that but in addition to that most of these organizations estimate the total illegal alien population as being lower than what we estimate it to be here at FAIR and then they're often not considering family members who are either going to be offered amnesty or else they're going to be sponsored and receive a visa at some point in addition to these workers and then they're going to sponsor their family members to come to the United States and so on so it's going to have a very broad effect for much longer than even just I hate to call it limited because it's not limited it's at least six million individuals and probably a lot more but it's just going to keep on having an effect on the American public for years for decades to come and it could completely change the social fabric of this country. Preston: so from a timing perspective this is all going to be happening very quickly senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi want to get this done before the August recess begins and railroading the country by forcing an amnesty through the reconciliation process is really something else there are really three possibilities that can happen at this point the first is that the sentiment parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough rules that the immigration provisions violate the Byrd rule this would prevent any amnesty from becoming a part of the reconciliation package and from FAIR's perspective this is the best case scenario this would cleanly strip the amnesty out you wouldn't be going back and forth about oh different numbers can go in it a clean strip out from the parliamentarian is the best case scenario and then there's the worst case scenario which is that she rules that the amnesty can be included and all 50 democrats vote in favor of the reconciliation package with that Vice President Kamala Harris casts the 51st vote the house of representatives then keeps their caucus together and passes the senate bill with very few if any democratic defections and then eventually goes to Biden's desk for a signature and with not a single republican vote in a 50-50 senate and a very in a razor thin house majority the democrats put more than six million illegal aliens on a pathway to citizenship right under the nose of the American people just before an election year again that is a lot of heavy lifting for the democrats but they've they have done it before they did it with Obamacare even members who knew that they were going to lose by voting for something like that they may say what I'm going to go for it this is a once in a generation vote it's not unthinkable that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer could keep their caucus together and get it done but there is a third option in this scenario the parliamentarian rules that the immigration provisions can be included but one or more democratic senators either demand that it be stripped from the bill or ultimately choose to vote against the bill on the floor let's remember there are 14 democratic senators up for re-election in 2022 who may choose to vote in favor of the regular bipartisan infrastructure bill that doesn't have any of the crazy amnesty stuff but then maybe will not want to vote for this reconciliation package for instance I can think of senator Mark Kelly who narrowly won in Arizona a border state he is up for re-election in 2022 to fill out the rest of that term yeah and Arizona just the polling out of there they are not thrilled with Biden's immigration policies immigration in a state like Arizona is a huge issue is Senator Kelly really going to vote to legalize six million illegal aliens shortly before his re-election in addition to everything else that Senator Bernie Sanders is going to write into this bill as the budget chairman another one is Raphael Warnock another senator up for reelection in traditionally red Georgia is he and also he's in a similar situation where he's filling out the term right is he gonna do the same thing and then there's on the other side outside of the re-election angle there are traditionally more centrist democratic senators such as Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia one or both of them could decide to vote against the reconciliation package Senator Manchin in particular is in a unique situation he represents a state that former President Trump won by 40 points and he is up for re-election in 2024 in a presidential year in a state that is now one of the reddest in the country it is so red that the current governor Jim Justice became a republican while he was an incumbent democrat so as this battle is really heating up in the senate I think we can all expect there to be a lot of attention on Senator Manchin out of West Virginia to see what he's thinking and where his priorities lie because it really might come down to him. Spencer: right and honestly with the Manchin in particular if he were to vote for this it would be political suicide so the decision he's making right now and has to make would be do I want to continue my political career or am I happy with one more senate term and retire and have my entire state disapprove of what I did so i think you're right with Manchin especially that's where a lot of the pressure and the attention is going to be but you've also you mentioned Senator Sinema who has made a real name for herself of being kind of the moderate voice of reason in the senate so is she going to want to undo that good will by voting for something this radical we already saw her lose favor with the far left earlier this year by voting down a couple of their favorite pieces of legislation so it's really interesting and really what it's I think it's going to expose is to what degree do Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have their thumb on the entire their entire caucus in the house and the senate like are they able to hold unity to such an extreme degree that their senators will essentially commit political suicide in order to vote with their party or is this possibly even going to be a situation where they're okay with letting some of these at least most extreme things in this package go by the wayside in order to kind of save the broader perspective because again this is really what it comes down to are they willing to sacrifice possibly even the entire infrastructure package but at the very least all of these reconciliation items in order to try to stuff an amnesty through it's a question that democrats need to be asking themselves. Preston:  right and I will say I think that I do not envy Chuck Schumer in this situation Nancy Pelosi has a better track record of keeping her caucus together and I also do think there is a sense that no matter what the house does it will probably flip in 2022 that is not necessarily the case in the senate the democrats can still keep the senate but Chuck Schumer does not have this reputation of keeping his caucus together through thick and thin the way that Mitch McConnell does on the republican side and so I think he is in a very interesting situation where of course I do think Chuck Schumer would love for this to be included in the bill but like you said Spencer is he going to sacrifice the chance to keep the senate and democratic hands after 2022 over one wish list item in an otherwise massive reconciliation bill… Spencer: Exactly and it's important I know I've seen some people say well if they're going to lose the house what difference does it make of course right now the house has it's a tiny buffer but it's enough of a buffer that even if one or two house members would flip on this the bill would probably still pass but again thinking in terms of the long game if you lose the house in 2022 democrats would really like to hang on to the senate because again if it's if it's going to be a razor thin margin in the house you might be able to pass at least compromised versions of some bills that make it through the senate put some pressure on republicans looking forward to the 2024 elections but if you lose both the house and senate you're not going to have any of these provisions even come up really in either house of congress and it's just going to be gridlocked for the rest of the presidential term so it's really interesting from a strategy perspective as well for democrats and it'll be interesting to see if what they end up doing. Matthew: yeah just to kind of sum up here I mean I just think that this backdoor maneuver trying to jam an amnesty into this bill would actually be career suicide for a lot of these individuals in the senate I mean we kind of talked about it but I mean think about how this would look to an everyday voter someone who's an American who's following politics I mean by doing this you are not only getting around the traditional legislative process on kind of opening this up to both chambers and letting the public have a say and how they react to certain legislation but also think about like this is not just like a small issue this is immigration which covers and really touches almost every single component of our American society today this is not like a small little thing that well we'll just minimize the impact it's going to have it's going to be a large impact and we've talked about already the ramifications of an amnesty of this size and the fiscal impacts even but I just think that it sets a terrible precedent and it really blows up long-standing senate rules that were never envisioned to be exploited like this. Preston: yeah that's absolutely right and I think Matthew that's probably as good a point as any to end on today so for our listeners at home we hope you learn more about the reconciliation process and how it is currently being used to potentially amnesty six million illegal aliens for more information on this topic we really encourage you to visit our website fairus.org as well as our blog immigrationreform.com we're putting out a lot of information on this topic because it is such an important issue that is facing the congress right now and that's facing the American people if you enjoy understanding immigration we hope that you will subscribe wherever you find our podcasts and until next time this has been Understanding Immigration presented by FAIR. 

We've Got Issues
Biden, Dems move a bold progressive agenda toward the end zone

We've Got Issues

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 49:21


This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with an important correction to some lazy journalism about inflation--and to the destructive conventional wisdom that it is fuelling.Then we are joined by Seth Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former advisor to Barack Obama, to discuss the $3.5 trillion infrastructure and jobs framework that Senate Democrats agreed to this week. It is, as Joe Biden said of Obamacare, a big f**king deal. Finally, we speak with journalist Kim Kelly about a major strike that has been going on for almost four months in Alabama that has gotten virtually no coverage in the national media. Kim tells us that in a deep South that is notoriously hostile toward organized labor, workers at Warrior Met's Brookwood coal mine have been the targets of multiple attacks but have so far held firm. PlaylistMarcy Playground: "Sex And Candy"Heartless Bastards: "Only For You"Paula Fuga: "Too Hot Mama" 

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Dr Jason Johnson and National Women's Law Center Melissa Boteach

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 72:21


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. Dr. Jason Johnson is an associate professor of politics and journalism in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University and author of the book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell. He focuses on campaign politics, political communication, strategy and popular culture. He hosts a podcast on Slate called "A Word" He is a political analyst for MSNBC, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and The Grio. He has previously appeared on CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Current TV and CBS. His work has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on ESPN. He has been quoted by The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Wallstreet Journal, Buzzfeed, The Hill newspaper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Dr. Johnson is a University of Virginia alumnus and earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Melissa Boteach, Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning, oversees NWLC's advocacy, policy, and public education strategies to ensure that all women and families have the income and supports they need to thrive. Prior to joining NWLC, Melissa spent nearly a decade at Center for American Progress (CAP), where she founded and led the Poverty to Prosperity Program, growing it from a team of 1 to 17, establishing projects to center the voices of low-income families; leading the team's message and narrative change work, overseeing intersectional advocacy campaigns, and developing bold ideas to cut poverty & expand opportunity that resulted in new legislation, executive actions, and other progress. Melissa also served as policy editor on The Shriver Report, a book and multimedia platform by Maria Shriver and Center for American Progress on the 1 in 3 U.S. women on the financial brink, and solutions to help them push back. Previously, she worked at The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), where she led interfaith antipoverty campaigns. She has testified before Congress and frequently serves as a media spokesperson on issues relating to economic opportunity. A Harry Truman and George J. Mitchell Scholar, Melissa has a Master's of Public Policy from The George Washington University, a master's of Equality Studies from University College Dublin where she studied women in social movements, and bachelor's degrees from University of Maryland in government and Spanish. Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Mick West on Conspiracy and Rebecca Vallas on Poverty Episode 391

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 131:12


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls If you are interested in saving money on cannabis get a prescription right now from Veriheal.com/Pete The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre … All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories. They consume countless books and videos, join like-minded online communities, try to convert those around them, and even, on occasion, alienate their own friends and family. Why is this, and how can you help people, especially those closest to you, break free from the downward spiral of conspiracy thinking? In Escaping the Rabbit Hole, author Mick West shares over a decade's worth of knowledge and experience investigating and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum, MetaBunk.org, and sets forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones recognize these theories for what they really are. Perhaps counterintuitively, the most successful approaches to helping individuals escape a rabbit hole aren't comprised of simply explaining why they are wrong; rather, West's tried-and-tested approach emphasizes clear communication based on mutual respect, honesty, openness, and patience. West puts his debunking techniques and best practices to the test with four of the most popular false conspiracy theories today (Chemtrails, 9/11 Controlled Demolition, False Flags, and Flat Earth)―providing road maps to help you to understand your friend and help them escape the rabbit hole. These are accompanied by real-life case studies of individuals who, with help, were able to break free from conspiracism. Rebecca Vallas is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, where her work focuses on economic justice. Vallas joins TCF after seven years at the Center for American Progress, during which she helped to build and lead CAP's Poverty to Prosperity Program, in a range of roles, including as the program's first policy director and managing director, and later as vice president. During her time at CAP, Vallas also helped to establish CAP's Disability Justice Initiative—the first disability policy project at a U.S. think tank—as well as the organization's criminal justice reform work. Much of Vallas's policy and advocacy work flows from her years as a legal aid lawyer. In partnership with her legal aid alma mater, she co-developed the “clean slate” model of automated, automatic criminal record-clearing that is now law in Pennsylvania, Utah, and Michigan and advancing in additional states—while advancing national momentum for removing barriers to economic opportunity for justice-impacted individuals and families. In 2019, she co-founded the Clean Slate Initiative, a national organization supporting state efforts to adopt clean slate policies. Vallas previously served as the deputy director of government affairs for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, working to protect and strengthen the Social Security disability programs, including as co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force. Forever a legal aid lawyer at heart, Vallas spent several years representing low-income individuals and families at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, where she began her work as a Skadden Fellow, and was the inaugural recipient of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association's New Leaders in Advocacy Award. Vallas has authored dozens of policy reports on antipoverty policy, income security, disability policy, access to justice, and criminal records/reentry policy; testified before Congress and state legislatures on numerous occasions; and been cited and quoted in media outlets across the country. She is also the creator and host of Off-Kilter, a nationally distributed podcast about poverty, inequality, and everything they intersect with. Vallas serves on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance and is a member of the Academy's 2020–2021 Economic Security Study Panel. Vallas was twice named to Forbes magazine's “30 Under 30” for law and policy, and later to Emory University's “40 Under 40.” She received her law degree from the University of Virginia and graduated summa cum laude from Emory University, where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology. In a past life, she was an operatically trained mezzo soprano. She's the proud mother of four rescue kitties. Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer
Why billionaires are paying no taxes (LIVE from CAP)

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 22:35


Our friends at the Center for American Progress put on a great virtual event last week with Senator Sherrod Brown, discussing how the U.S. tax codes favors the wealthy and the tools Congress plans to use to rebalance the tax system.  Twitter: @amprog You can watch video of the event here: https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2021/06/21/500822/billionaires-paying-no-taxes/ The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax: https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax  Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/ Twitter: @PitchforkEcon Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics Nick's twitter: @NickHanauer

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Health care can’t quit fax machines — here’s why

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 15:28


We have a good, old-fashioned “I’ve Always Wondered” kinda listener question today: Why is the doctor’s office seemingly the only place in American life you need to fax documents to? We’ll talk about why health records are so slow to digitize and the impact it can have on care. Plus more of your questions about gerrymandering and the Federal Reserve. Here’s everything we talked about today: “How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Voting Rights” from the Center for American Progress “Why States Should Wait for Census Data to Draw Voting Districts” from the Brennan Center “Why in the World Do Doctor's Offices Still Use Fax Machines?” from Slate “Why your doctor still relies on fax machines” from Marketplace Join us on YouTube Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time/6:30 p.m. Eastern for our live happy hour episode! Subscribe to our channel and sign up for notifications so you don't miss it.

Marketplace All-in-One
Health care can’t quit fax machines — here’s why

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 15:28


We have a good, old-fashioned “I’ve Always Wondered” kinda listener question today: Why is the doctor’s office seemingly the only place in American life you need to fax documents to? We’ll talk about why health records are so slow to digitize and the impact it can have on care. Plus more of your questions about gerrymandering and the Federal Reserve. Here’s everything we talked about today: “How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Voting Rights” from the Center for American Progress “Why States Should Wait for Census Data to Draw Voting Districts” from the Brennan Center “Why in the World Do Doctor's Offices Still Use Fax Machines?” from Slate “Why your doctor still relies on fax machines” from Marketplace Join us on YouTube Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time/6:30 p.m. Eastern for our live happy hour episode! Subscribe to our channel and sign up for notifications so you don't miss it.

The Double Shift
When 'Mom' Is The Safety Net

The Double Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 41:25


A year and a half ago, Shana Thomas was a mom of three who earned a good salary. She'd worked her way up at a company she loved and was telling younger women they could "have it all.” The pandemic changed everything. She's now one of the 4.5 million women who has left employment behind since the start of 2020, and is now an in-home services caregiver for her youngest daughter who's a wheelchair user, and an unpaid virtual teaching assistant for her older two kids. But nearly a year after leaving her career, she's finding her footing and increasing moments of peace with her path. This is a story about sacrifice and unexpected hope.  Check out The Center for American Progress' Calculator https://interactives.americanprogress.org/childcarecosts/ for the long term costs of leaving the paid workforce due to childcare needs. This is part three of our series on the true cost of the pandemic for moms, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/24/covid-toll-working-mothers a partnership between us, The Guardian, and The Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Thanks to Our Sponsors: Listen to Home. Made. a podcast that explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and each other, wherever you get your pods. https://link.chtbl.com/homemade?sid=podcast.thedoubleshift BetterHelp. BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/doubleshift. Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? Go to vaccines.gov.  Also check out: Slate's The Waves, wherever you get your podcasts. https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/07/the-waves.html If you want to become a member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It's starts at $5/mo. You get WEEKLY episodes and an ad-free show. If you can pay yearly, that helps even more. If you become a member at $10 or $25 a month, we'll donate a membership to a listener who wants it and can't afford it right now. To upgrade your plan, sign in with your email address at: doubleshift.supportingcast.fm/account and hit the "change" button next to your email address. We are also having monthly zoom hangouts over the summer. Join us!

Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi
Ableism & Racism: Roots of The Same Tree

Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 39:53


Rebecca Cokley is one of the country's leading voices on disability rights, and centers race in her analysis and advocacy. She is the founding director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress, and served in the Obama administration from 2009-2013. Dr. Kendi sat down with the California native for a frank conversation on the intersections of ableism and racism in America, the historic civil rights legislation governing both, and what we can all do to advocate for a better future for people with disabilities. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode, visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Leslie Marshall Show
Combating Gun Violence, Trump's Reappearance, Manchin Roadblocks

The Leslie Marshall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 42:12


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 Greg Jackson Jr., National Advocacy Director of the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF), a nonprofit organization building power for and with communities of color to end gun violence. CJAF is changing the conversation on gun violence prevention by leading with the people closest to the pain of everyday gun violence.   The two have a broad discussion on the gun violence epidemic in America.  They talk about which Americans it disproportionately affects, how to reduce gun violence, and how to change from a punitive approach to a preventative approach in combating this epidemic.   The Twitter handle for the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF) is @CJACTIONFUND. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses whether former President Trump's reappearance into the public eye helps or hurts Congressional Republicans, what President Biden should do about Senator Joe Manchin's continued support for the Senate filibuster, and whether Congress should be investigating the Capitol insurrection while the Justice Department is already doing so. 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 12 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 Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1ynJOBpqPwkGR Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/1388232528220412

Lovett or Leave It
Stephen Breyer, You Will Love Golf

Lovett or Leave It

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 95:49


Chelsea Handler joins to break down the week's news, from stalled commissions to spying whales. Ben Rhodes on what's next after a ceasefire in Israel. Erin Ryan and Crooked producer Caroline Reston join for the rant wheel (Dear Evan Hansen is discussed) and Justin Schweitzer from the Center for American Progress looks at Republican myths about jobs and unemployment.  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices