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The Vital Center
The GOP's Faustian bargain with far-right extremism, with David Corn

The Vital Center

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 75:26


What shall it profit a political party if it gains power but loses its own soul? David Corn subjects the Republican Party to this moral test in his new book, American Psychosis, and finds it wanting.  Corn, a journalist with the left-leaning Mother Jones magazine and a regular television commentator on MSNBC, examines the history of the Grand Old Party's interrelationship with far-right extremism going back to the 1964 Republican presidential nomination of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. In Corn's view, Goldwater's refusal to separate himself from the irrational anti-communist paranoia of the John Birch Society – and even the racism of Southern segregationists and the Ku Klux Klan – set the template for the Republican Party's cultivation of the far right ever after.  The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump's deluded followers in this sense represented the culmination of a dynamic that had been ongoing for almost seventy years. The Republican Party, Corn writes, “had long played with and stoked the fires of extremism for political advantage. It had encouraged and exploited a psychosis. This sickness reached an apotheosis on that cloudy and chilly winter afternoon. Yet it had been years in the making.” In this podcast discussion, Corn discusses how the Republican Party's cultivation of far-right extremism has waxed and waned over the decades, but how the ultimate effect of this cultivation was to legitimize and empower forces that proved inimical to the GOP's ability to govern. He argues that there is no counterpart on the Democratic side to the toleration of violence and conspiracy theories that the Republican Party has regularly indulged, and further that elite actors on the conservative side created a culture of divisiveness and contempt, which changed the Republican base by giving it permission to indulge its darker impulses. Corn calls for a kind of Popular Front between citizens on both left and right against the forces of “American psychosis,” which he sees as “destructive to the American project, to American democracy. And the first priority is keeping them at bay and putting our other arguments somewhat on the back burner for the time being.”

The Takeaway
Are We Being Gaslit on Gas Stoves?

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 13:02


When a debate over gas stove regulation blew up this month, it revealed that Americans have a deep affinity for these kitchen appliances. But like “natural” gas, it's all rooted in marketing that the gas industry has fostered over decades as part of its efforts to combat the rise of electric and renewable energy. Research into the health risks of gas stoves as a source of indoor air pollution is growing, and the effects of methane on climate change are already well-established. We speak with Rebecca Leber, senior reporter at Vox covering climate, about how to finally cut the line on gas power. Read Rebecca's reporting for Vox on the recent gas stove debate, and her previous reporting for Mother Jones on the gas industry's insidious marketing on stoves.   

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Episode 765 Writer and Activist Maura Quint and Heated.World's Emily Atkin

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 100:31


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 740 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. 18 mins  Maura Quint  is a humor writer and activist whose work has been featured in publications such as McSweeneys and The New Yorker. She was named one of Rolling Stone's top 25 funniest twitter accounts of 2016. When not writing comedy, Maura has worked extensively with non-profits in diverse sectors including political action campaigns, international arts collectives and health and human services organizations. She has never been officially paid to protest but did once find fifteen cents on the ground at an immigrants' rights rally and wanted to make sure that had been disclosed. She was the co founder and executive director of TaxMarch.org  She is now the Wealth Tax Campaign Director at the Americans for Tax Fairness 55 Mins Emily Atkin the author and founder of HEATED, a daily newsletter dedicated to original accountability reporting and analysis on the climate crisis. Her reporting is excellent and I support her with a paid subscription. Please consider it Previously, she was the climate staff writer at The New Republic, and the deputy climate editor at ThinkProgress. Her pieces have appeared in Newsweek, Slate, Mother Jones, and other places. Emily's mentor was the late investigative journalist Wayne Barrett.  Send Climate Story ideas to emily(at)heated(dot)world. Or find her on Twitter. Pete on YouTube  Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page All things Jon Carroll 

The Takeaway
A Look At The Darker Side of Omegle

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 11:52


Omegle is an online platform where strangers from across the world are paired together for video and text chats.  In March of 2022, The United Nations' Human Rights Council launched a special cyber investigation into the platform and found that many adult men use the site as a space for sexual activity. The site, which collects no identifying information from its users, is grappling with allegations of enabling child predation. Freelance journalist David Alm reported on Omegle for Mother Jones  and joined The Takeaway to discuss his findings.  

Past Present
Episode 358: How Gas Stoves Became Political

Past Present

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 39:08


In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the political controversy over regulating gas stoves. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast Here are some links and references mentioned during this week's show:   The Biden administration raised the possibility of a ban on gas stoves in new construction. Niki referred to this VICE article about the culture-wars issue this became. Natalia cited this Mother Jones article on the affective appeal of gas stoves. Niki also drew on this National Review essay about the racialized impact of the measure.     In our regular closing feature, What's Making History: Natalia recommended the latest episode of Claire Bond Potter's podcast, Why Now, in which she interviews Ryan James Girdusky. Neil shared about the podcast, The Trojan Horse Affair. Niki discussed the Chicago Public Library's collection of Harold Washington's speeches.

Beyond Reproach
S5 Ep64: Capitalists Are Gonna Capitalist: Episode 64 (The Explosive History of the Ford Pinto)

Beyond Reproach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 58:37


We are back with another very special episode, we are graced by the presence of the brilliant hosts of the Hashtag History podcast, Rachel and Leah.  In this episode, we are drinking a simple vodka-based cocktail named after the infamous bus company called the Greyhound that features grapefruit juice. This bright and tart concoction's popularity matches the era of HASHTAG HISTORY's scandal.

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
The Hell House of Representatives + And a Conversation with David Corn

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 93:22


Mea Culpa welcomes back the legendary David Corn. Corn, a veteran Washington journalist, is the Bureau Chief of Mother Jones and an on-air analyst for MSMBC. Corn and Michael Isikoff “co-authored, “Russian Roulette, The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump”. He's also the author of four New York Times best-selling books and was the long-time Washington editor for “The Nation”. Check out his twice weekly newsletter “Our Land” that covers the news of the day and delivers his no-BS analysis on everything from DC politics to entertainment — Corn has been published in too many times to name, but his latest bestseller,” American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy” is a must-read for anyone interested in history and setting the record straight. Michael and David dig deep into the new GOP reign of the house, Jim Jordan, and the IRS.

Seize The Moment Podcast
Nate Gowdy - Storm of the Capitol: The Insurrection of January 6th | STM Podcast #156

Seize The Moment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 75:18


On episode 156, we welcome Nate Gowdy to discuss his experience photographing the January 6th Storm of the Capitol, being assaulted by the protesters, Nate's reasons for photographing the event and the significance of photo-journalism in US history, Nate's desire to understand more so than condemn the insurrectionists and what he learned about them, almost losing most of his photographs and how he recovered them, the political beliefs and motives of the protesters, his perspective on the future of American politics, and his experience photographing Barack Obama. Nate Gowdy is a Seattle-based documentary photographer. Since 2015,  he has photographed upwards of 300 political events and protests across  25 states and Washington, DC. He was the lone credentialed  photographer for Barack Obama and Joe Biden during their respective  visits to Seattle. In June 2016, his portrait of Bernie Sanders made the  cover of TIME magazine, and his photos have also appeared in Rolling  Stone, Mother Jones, Die Zeit, Courrier International, BuzzFeed News, The  Stranger, and CNN. His newest book photographing the events of January 6th is called Insurrection. | Nate Gowdy | ► Website | https://www.nategowdy.com ► Twitter | https://twitter.com/nategowdy ► Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/nategowdy ► Insurrection Book | https://www.nategowdy.com   Where you can find us: | Seize The Moment Podcast | ► Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/SeizeTheMoment ► Twitter | https://twitter.com/seize_podcast ► Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/seizethemoment ► TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@seizethemomentpodcast ► Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32208666

The Takeaway
When Women's Survival is Criminalized

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 19:54


Many women who encounter domestic abuse and are caught up in our criminal legal system are punished — both for when they fight back and when they don't. "Criminalized survival" refers to this highly gendered and racialized phenomenon, and we see it in stories of self-defense, like Tracy McCarter and Pieper Lewis. Criminalized survival is also, in many states, essentially codified into law with "failure to protect" laws that punish parents who allegedly did not protect their children from abuse they were aware was occuring. An unprecedented Mother Jones investigation found that in Oklahoma, where this practice is especially prevalent, 90% of people incarcerated for the crime are women. We speak with one of them, who was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison while her abuser got a lesser sentence. For more on her story, see the Mother Jones investigation: "She Never Hurt Her Kids. So Why Is a Mother Serving More Time Than the Man Who Abused Her Daughter?"  We're also joined by Dr. Alisa Bierria, Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and a co-founder of Survived & Punished, to unpack the larger cultural mindset of misogyny and misogynoir that makes women responsible for other people's actions, but also punishes them if they are not deemed "good victims." Correction: The recording states that in Oklahoma 90% of people charged with the crime are women. In fact, 90% of the people incarcerated for the crime are women.

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Bad Optics

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 19:43


Julio and guest co-host Renée Graham, opinion columnist and associate editor at The Boston Globe, get into the implications of classified documents found at President Biden's home and former office. They also talk about the severe storms and flooding that have impacted California over the last few weeks and the growing pressure on the Biden administration to expel Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been staying in Florida. ITT Staff Picks: Russ Choma writes about Attorney General Merrick Garland's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the reports that classified documents were found in President Joe Biden's post-vice-presidency office and in Biden's Delaware home, via Mother Jones.  “The recent onslaught of atmospheric rivers has underscored the perils of California's climate paradox: Rising global temperatures are making the region drier, hotter and more fire-prone, but they also increase the likelihood of sudden, severe rainfall,” writes Sarah Kaplan for The Washington Post.  Jonathan Guyer interviews Rodrigo Nunes, a Brazilian philosophy scholar, about Bolsonarismo and its root causes in this piece for Vox. Photo credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
YCBK 291: The dirty secrets of elite college admissions

Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 121:11


In this episode you will hear:   (15:42) Evan Mandery writes for Mother Jones in an article that went live on 10-31-2022. The article looks at what it refers to as, “The dirty secrets of elite college admissions”. The article is officially titled, “The Supreme Court is about to kill affirmative action: Just not for rich white people. We had close to 10 people send in this article to us and ask us to consider discussing it. Mark and Vince discuss the article.   (48:02) Lisa and Susan answer a question about whether a student should disclose their chronic medical condition in their admission application Part 2 of 2   (01:14:30) We start a new interview with Brian Hodges, the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Lisa joins Mark for this interview. The topic is, “Understanding UIUC” and this is part 2 of 3     Preview of Part 2   Brian talks about a couple of other programs that fly under the radar Lisa asks Brian about research opportunities at UIUC Brian explains the benefits of enrolling in the Honors college We transition to talking about admission questions Brian explains, how they guard against students claiming they are interested in certain colleges that have higher admit rates but in reality they don't have interest in this program, but the student intends to just get in and transfer Brian explains whether UIUC admits by major or by college? Brian explains why they sometimes share their admit rate per major and they sometimes don't share this information. Brian explains the process for doing an internal transfer from one major to another and he answers the question whether it is hard to transfer into some of their less competitive programs Brian explains how UIUC made a major change this year in how they respond to applicants who are not admissible to their first or second choice program   (01:26:30) The recommended resource is one of the most impactful books Mark has ever read; it is called, “Unequal Childhoods” and it is by sociologist Annette Laureau. It looks at how social class impacts parenting and how that impacts opportunities for kids.   (01:39:50) Mark and Lynda Doepker discuss Occidental College for the College Spotlight     We now have set up audio recordings in your own voice for any question you send in for our “question from a listener” segment. In order to send us an audio message, just go to speakpipe.com/YCBK. You can also use this for many other purposes: 1) Send us constructive criticism about how we can improve our podcast 2) Share an encouraging word about something you like about an episode or the podcast in general 3) Share a topic or an article you would like us to address 4) Share a speaker you want us to interview 5) Leave positive feedback for one of our interviewees. We will send your verbal feedback directly to them and I can almost assure you, your positive feedback will make their day. Speakpipe.com/YCBK is our preferred method for you to ask a question but if you are not comfortable with this, we will also receive your questions either on Twitter at @YCBKpodcast using the Messages tab or via email at If you have a question for one of our upcoming interviews with admissions professionals, here is a list of admissions professionals who we will interview in 2023 or 2024 Confirmed interviews not yet completed Bard-Mackie Siebens Rice University-Tamara Siler American University-Andrea Felder Pitzer College-Yvonne Berumen Chapman University-Marcela Meija-Martinez Connecticut College-Andy Strickler* Trinity College-Anthony Berry* College of the Atlantic-Heather Albert* Spelman College-Chelsea Holley* Scripps College-Victoria Romero* Saint Louis University-Daniel Wood-(Interview is about transfer admissions, Daniel is a transfer counselor) Colby College-Randi Arsenault* University of Georgia-David Graves* University of Minnesota-Keri Risic Cornell University-Jonathon Burdick Oberlin College-Manuel Carballo Carleton College-Art Rodriguez Swarthmore-Jim Bok Joy St. Johns-Harvard Duke-Christoph Guttentag Florida State-John Barnhill Southern Methodist University-Elena Hicks Johns Hopkins-Calvin Wise Cornell University-Shawn Felton Haverford College-Jess Lord UAspire-Brendan Williams Yale University-Moira Poe MEFA Akil Bello of Akilbello.com Bard College Baylor University Butler University California Institute of Technology-Ashley Pallie Colorado School of Mines Creighton University   To sign up to receive Your College-Bound Kid PLUS, our new monthly admissions newsletter, delivered directly to your email once a month, just go to yourcollegeboundkid.com, and you will see the sign-up popup.   Check out our new blog. We write timely and insightful articles on college admissions: https://yourcollegeboundkid.com/category/blog/ Follow Mark Stucker on Twitter to get breaking college admission news, and updates about the podcast before they go live. You can ask questions on Twitter that he will answer on the podcast. Mark will also share additional hot topics in the news and breaking news on this Twitter feed. Twitter message is also the preferred way to ask questions for our podcast:   https://twitter.com/YCBKpodcast   To access our transcripts, click: https://yourcollegeboundkid.com/category/transcripts/ Find the specific episode transcripts for the one you want to search and click the link Find the magnifying glass icon in blue (search feature) and click it Enter whatever word you want to search. I.e. Loans Every word in that episode when the words loans are used, will be highlighted in yellow with a timestamps Click the word highlighted in yellow and the player will play the episode from that starting point You can also download the entire podcast as a transcript   We would be honored if you will pass this podcast episode on to others who you feel will benefit from the content in YCBK.   Please subscribe to our podcast. It really helps us move up in Apple's search feature so others can find our podcast.   If you enjoy our podcast, would you please do us a favor and share our podcast both verbally and on social media? We would be most grateful!   If you want to help more people find Your College-Bound Kid, please make sure you follow our podcast. 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Marked Safe: A Disaster Podcast
A Gentle Rear-Ending: Automotive Recalls Part 3

Marked Safe: A Disaster Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 65:42


This week, we're not changing for anyone including ourselves, Brianne will not change her oil, it's Ford's turn to get in the pond, Melanie won't permit herself to be laid in a Pinto, and spiders are expected to be your palate cleanser.Content warnings: cars without brakes, non-graphic mention of burn injuries, burning car accident death, seriously injured 13 year old, deaths of 3 teenage girls, upsetting description of burning death.Links:https://chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/73396https://www.novaresource.org/history/recall.jpghttps://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/motor-mount-recall/https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/05/archives/67-million-cars-face-gm-recall-but-company-denies-safety-defect-in.htmlhttps://www.motherjones.com/politics/1977/09/pinto-madness/https://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/auto-safety-testing/did-pintos-really-explode-in-the-1970s.htmhttps://medium.com/the-snail/the-exploding-ford-pinto-of-1973-ff26148d8834https://www.autorepair-review.com/shop/i92869/j-g-auto-inc/article/4002/why-did-ford-pintos-really-blow-uphttps://pintostampede.com/the-pinto-mythhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1980/01/18/pinto-exploded-like-big-bomb-eyewitness-says/c6516355-20a5-4891-a311-1d94d44c31a7/https://www.grunge.com/703729/the-real-reason-ford-pintos-used-to-explode/https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EveryCarIsAPintohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Jones_(magazine)#Controversieshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Pintohttps://orangebeanindiana.com/2019/09/04/three-girls-gone-the-pinto-and-indiana-v-ford-motor-co/https://medium.com/the-snail/the-exploding-ford-pinto-of-1973-ff26148d8834https://www.repairsmith.com/blog/the-most-bizarre-car-recalls/https://www.dontwasteyourmoney.com/spiders-still-causing-problems-toyota-owners/#:~:text=Four%20years%20ago%20Toyota%20issued,blocking%20the%20air%20conditioner%20drain.&text=Toyota%20recalled%20870%2C000%20cars%20in,module%20in%20dozens%20of%20vehicles.https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/toyota-is-recalling-more-than-800-000-cars-because-of-spiders/280694/https://money.cnn.com/2013/10/17/autos/toyota-spiders-airbag-recall/index.html

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem
Why Science is Not an Answer but a Process with Christie Aschwanden

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 15:41


Acclaimed author and journalist, Christie Aschwanden joins me to discuss why science is not an answer but a process, a process that requires patience and critical examination. Christie explains why the scientific process is a process of uncertainty reduction, why we should critically evaluate the scientific literature because of measurement problems and confounding variables. Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. She's the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She's also been a contributing editor for Runner's World and a contributing writer for Bicycling.  Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist,  More,  Men's Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine. Super short workouts can be surprisingly effective Follow Christie on Twitter Purchase Good to Go Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community _____________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement in your life to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself.   On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago and has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.   Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f/  ______________________________________________________________ QUOTES   “The key is using stress and adapting to it and improving. That's what high performance is to me, the ability to adapt rapidly so you can achieve your potential. There are five key pillars to creating the conditions for adaptability: sleep, exercise, mental resilience, nutrition, and community/relationships.” - Dr. Erik Korem   "Stress is your brain and body preparing you to do something effortful." Dr. Alex Auerbach “I maybe have a different concept on leadership. To me, leading is a verb. If you're leading, you're a leader. If you're swimming, you're a swimmer, if you're driving, you're a driver. If you're leading, you're by definition, a leader. I define leading as being looked to in a particular moment to decide or perform an action based on your unique gifts and abilities. So by that definition, everybody is a leader. All rank and role really describe is how many people are hoping you get it right when it's your turn to wear the weight.” - Clint Bruce "Attention is the currency of performance." - Dr. Peter Haberl “That's what I've discovered in the lives of brilliant, prolific, healthy creatives, is that they have networks of people they leverage in the course of their work. That they learn from, that they were challenged by, that they gave great insight and purview into their own life and work, in such a way that they were able to receive feedback that helped them get better at what they do.” - Todd Henry "Restful and fulfilling sleep enables you to grow, adapt, and thrive. It creates the conditions for adaptation, so you can pursue audacious goals and thrive in uncertainty." - Dr. Erik Korem "Most exercise programs fail, not because the reps and sets are poorly designed, but because the program doesn't adjust for how much stress your body can adapt to that day! That's why Dr. Chris Morris' research and practical application of fluid periodization is the key for unlocking your performance potential." - Dr. Erik KoremSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1451 The Foxification of American Media (Fox News 25th Anniversary) (Repost)

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 88:18


Original Air Date 10/27/2021 Today we take a look at some of the ways that 25 years of Fox News has reshaped our media and political landscape. Crucially, understanding Fox isn't just about their influence on their conservative viewers but how they manage to hack the political conversation for the rest of us. Be part of the show! Leave us a message or text at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: The War On Fox Is Over - The Young Turks - Air Date 12-22-13 Archive clip from A parody of itself (Media) - Best of the Left - Archives - Air Date 2-17-14 Ch. 2: Losing Relatives to Fox News - You're Wrong About - Air Date 12-7-20 Mike tells Sarah what makes older Americans more vulnerable to misinformation — and who is delivering it to them. Ch. 3: Kevin Drum on how Fox 'News' broke America - The Bradcast - Air Date 9-17-21 Data journalist and longtime Mother Jones columnist KEVIN DRUM explains his exhaustive analysis of the madness of this political moment, and how and why we arrived at it. The Right has seemingly gone mad due to the spread of conspiracy theories. Ch. 4: You're watching Fox News. You just don't know it. - Vox - Air Date 5-24-19 Fox News was created to push right-wing nonsense to the mainstream, and now there's no escape. Ch. 5: Conspiracy Network OAN 90% Funded by AT&T - The David Pakman Show - Air Date 10-7-21 Right wing conspiracy network OAN turns out to be 90% funded by AT&T Ch. 6: How Fox News Made Every Moment of the Last 25 Years Worse - The New Abnormal - Air Date 10-7-21 Yes, it's been 25 years since Fox News came on the air—25 years of “refracting the absolute most absurd and destructive and deadly disinformation and misinformation from the right wing fever swamps,” Carusone tells co-hosts Molly and Jesse. Ch. 7: What 25 Years Of Fox News Poison Have Done To America - All In - Air Date 10-8-21 Chris Hayes marks 25 years of dangerous lies from Fox News: “There is a direct pipeline from what appears on Fox News to the absolute worst manifestations, worst behavior, worst elements of our politics and society.” MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: Former Fox News Reporter Tells All - David Pakman Show - Air Date 2-05-13 Archive clip from Ridiculing Fox isn't just fun, it's important (Media) - Best of the Left - Archives - Air Date 2-28-13 Ch. 9: The biggest difference between Trump and Nixon is Fox News - Impeachment, Explained - Air Date 11-8-19 Nicole Hemmer, the brilliant historian of conservative media, joins to discuss how Fox News and the larger conservative media-verse protects Trump but also lures him into disaster. FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 10: Final comments on the multi-decade victim mentality of conservatives about the media MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE:  Description: A slightly distorted Fox News logo sits askew at the center of a hypnotic spiral. Credits: “Fox News” by Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr | License | Changes: Added hypnotic swirl background, cropped, faded edges || Hypnosis Spiral via Pixabay   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Encyclopedia Womannica
Mothers: Mother Jones

Encyclopedia Womannica

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 8:59


Mother Jones (c. 1837-1930) became a “mother” to thousands of coal miners and union workers because of her tireless commitment to the labor movement. While motherhood can take many forms, to mother is to usher forth new generations through care, work and imagination. For the entire month of December, we're celebrating mothers — including those who raised children who went on to lead the civil rights movement and school desegregation efforts, such as Alberta King and Louise Little, as well as mothers of movements like Lorena Borjas who started the Latinx trans movement. All of the women featured this month were dedicated to the survival of children in their work and to imagining better futures for the next generation.History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn't help wondering... where were all the ladies at? Why were so many incredible stories missing from the typical curriculum? Enter, Womanica. On this Wonder Media Network podcast we explore the lives of inspiring women in history you may not know about, but definitely should.Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we'll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know–but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Educators, Villains, Indigenous Storytellers, Activists, and many more.  Womanica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures. Womanica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Liz Smith, Grace Lynch, Maddy Foley, Brittany Martinez, Edie Allard, Lindsey Kratochwill, Adesuwa Agbonile, Carmen Borca-Carrillo, Taylor Williamson, Ale Tejeda, Sara Schleede, Abbey Delk, and Alex Jhamb Burns. Special thanks to Shira Atkins. Original theme music composed by Miles Moran.Follow Wonder Media Network:WebsiteInstagramTwitter

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
Best of Mea Culpa David Pakman

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 58:07 Very Popular


This is a special encore episode of Mea Culpa with David Palman. Michael and David dive into what the midterms meant and what the future looks like for the GOP. David Pakman. is an exceptionally popular progressive talk show host and political commentator. He is the host of the YouTube/Twitch talk radio program The David Pakman Show. Pakman has appeared on Fox News, CNN, The Nancy Grace program, Dr. Drew on Call, and the Joe Rogan Experience. He's also been featured in Mother Jones, the Boston Herald, The New York Times, and Wired magazine. 

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem
Effective Recovery Habits, Sleep Procrastination, & Minimal Effective Dose with Christie Aschwanden

The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 18:50


Acclaimed author and journalist Christie Aschwanden joins me to discuss why we need to switch our focus from the latest recovery biohacks to the fundamental habits that drive adaptation. We also discuss sleep procrastination and why the minimal effective dose strategy works for long-term strength gains. Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. She's the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She's also been a contributing editor for Runner's World and a contributing writer for Bicycling.  Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist,  More,  Men's Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian, and O, the Oprah Magazine.   Popular article: Super short workouts can be surprisingly effective Follow Christie on Twitter Purchase Good to Go Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   _____________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement in your life to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself.   On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago and has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.   Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f/  ______________________________________________________________ QUOTES   “The key is using stress and adapting to it and improving. That's what high performance is to me, the ability to adapt rapidly so you can achieve your potential. There are five key pillars to creating the conditions for adaptability: sleep, exercise, mental resilience, nutrition, and community/relationships.” - Dr. Erik Korem   "Stress is your brain and body preparing you to do something effortful." Dr. Alex Auerbach “I maybe have a different concept on leadership. To me, leading is a verb. If you're leading, you're a leader. If you're swimming, you're a swimmer, if you're driving, you're a driver. If you're leading, you're by definition, a leader. I define leading as being looked to in a particular moment to decide or perform an action based on your unique gifts and abilities. So by that definition, everybody is a leader. All rank and role really describe is how many people are hoping you get it right when it's your turn to wear the weight.” - Clint Bruce "Attention is the currency of performance." - Dr. Peter Haberl “That's what I've discovered in the lives of brilliant, prolific, healthy creatives, is that they have networks of people they leverage in the course of their work. That they learn from, that they were challenged by, that they gave great insight and purview into their own life and work, in such a way that they were able to receive feedback that helped them get better at what they do.” - Todd Henry "Restful and fulfilling sleep enables you to grow, adapt, and thrive. It creates the conditions for adaptation, so you can pursue audacious goals and thrive in uncertainty." - Dr. Erik Korem "Most exercise programs fail, not because the reps and sets are poorly designed, but because the program doesn't adjust for how much stress your body can adapt to that day! That's why Dr. Chris Morris' research and practical application of fluid periodization is the key for unlocking your performance potential." - Dr. Erik KoremSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Bill Press Pod
Psychotic. Destructionist. Today's GOP. With David Corn and Dana Milbank

The Bill Press Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 72:42


A Holiday Week special on the Pod today. No Reporters' Roundtable but we reprise our talk to two great reporters on the long-term demise of the GOP as a functioning party. With David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief at Mother Jones and author of American Psychosis. A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy and Dana Milbank, Columnist at The Washington Post and author of The Destructionists. The Twenty-Five Year Crack-up of the Republican PartyAnd a holiday week shout out to Jose Andres and the World Central Kitchen. They are doing God's work all over the world, in war zones and natural disasters. Truly an amazing organization which you can support by going to their website at WCK.org.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

How To Talk To Kids About Anything
The Good News about Bad Behavior with Katherine Reynolds Lewis – ReRelease

How To Talk To Kids About Anything

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 51:34 Very Popular


Special guest: Katherine Reynolds Lewis. There is a new and surprising problem that has quietly but perhaps not unnotably come to fruition during more recent years—our children are out of control in comparison to previous generations. It's not your imagination. A recent study of first-graders found that they could sit still for no more than three minutes—which is actually only a quarter of the time that their peers could in 1948. Government statistics show that half of all children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age 18. What the heck is going on? I receive questions through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and email all asking about what parents, teachers and coaches can do to get children to behave better. The old methods of rewards and punishments—star charts and time outs are not working. Are your ears perking up? We've all seen it and you are not alone. My next guest has some good news about bad behavior—and some great tips and scripts to help us better understand our children and how to help our children learn to self-regulate. Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever – And What to Do About It. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Fortune, Money, Mother Jones, The New York Times, Parade, Slate, USA Today's magazine group, the Washington Post Magazine and Working Mother. She's an EWA Education Reporting Fellow and Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Residencies include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ragdale. Previously, Katherine was a national correspondent for Newhouse and Bloomberg News, covering everything from financial and media policy to the White House. She holds a BA in physics from Harvard University and is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) in Kensington, Md. She and her husband Brian are the proud parents of three children, 25, 14 and 12 years old. The post The Good News about Bad Behavior with Katherine Reynolds Lewis – ReRelease appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

Interdependent Study
Soccer as an Economic Allegory

Interdependent Study

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 31:39


With the World Cup now over, the story of wealth, power, and corruption in soccer is worth knowing and understanding. Listen as Aaron and Damien discuss a piece called “How the Story of Soccer Became the Story of Everything” by Tim Murphy in Mother Jones, which explores how extreme wealth, power, and corruption have played a role in soccer and had significant economic, social, and political implications beyond the sport, and what we can learn from this story that can impact our continued work for social justice. Follow us on social media and visit our website! Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website, Leave us a voice message, Merch store

How to Talk to Kids About Anything
The Good News about Bad Behavior with Katherine Reynolds Lewis – ReRelease

How to Talk to Kids About Anything

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 51:34


Special guest: Katherine Reynolds Lewis. There is a new and surprising problem that has quietly but perhaps not unnotably come to fruition during more recent years—our children are out of control in comparison to previous generations. It's not your imagination. A recent study of first-graders found that they could sit still for no more than three minutes—which is actually only a quarter of the time that their peers could in 1948. Government statistics show that half of all children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age 18. What the heck is going on? I receive questions through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and email all asking about what parents, teachers and coaches can do to get children to behave better. The old methods of rewards and punishments—star charts and time outs are not working. Are your ears perking up? We've all seen it and you are not alone. My next guest has some good news about bad behavior—and some great tips and scripts to help us better understand our children and how to help our children learn to self-regulate. Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever – And What to Do About It. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Fortune, Money, Mother Jones, The New York Times, Parade, Slate, USA Today's magazine group, the Washington Post Magazine and Working Mother. She's an EWA Education Reporting Fellow and Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Residencies include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ragdale. Previously, Katherine was a national correspondent for Newhouse and Bloomberg News, covering everything from financial and media policy to the White House. She holds a BA in physics from Harvard University and is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) in Kensington, Md. She and her husband Brian are the proud parents of three children, 25, 14 and 12 years old. The post The Good News about Bad Behavior with Katherine Reynolds Lewis – ReRelease appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Mother Jones

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 54:11


The newspapers called Mother Jones the most dangerous woman in America because her presence at a labor rally would stiffen the resolve of workers. As Professor Simon Cordery relates, she raised "Cain and Consciousness." Prof. Cordery joins me to talk about Jones and her influence on the labor movement in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.Essential Reading:Simon Cordery, Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness (2010).Recommended Reading:Philip S. Foner, ed., Mother Jones Speaks: Collected Speeches and Writings (1983).Edward M. Steel, ed., The Correspondence of Mother Jones (1985).Thomas G. Andrews, Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War (2010).Melvyn Dubofsky and Joseph A. McCartin, Labor in America: A History (2017).Elliott J. Gorn, Mother Jones (2001). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Takeaway
How Moore v. Harper Could Reshape Democracy

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 20:44


The Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Moore v. Harper this week, a case that involves North Carolina's Republican led-state legislatures efforts to pass gerrymandered maps.  After the 2020 Census, North Carolina's Supreme Court threw out maps that had been drawn by the state legislature.  In this case, Republican members of the North Carolina legislature are suing, arguing that the Constitution gives them sole authority to administer federal elections. The ruling will have important implications for the structure of American democracy.   We speak with Allison Riggs, co-executive director and chief counsel for voting rights for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, about the latest proceedings in the case, and the potential implications of The Supreme Court's decision.

The Takeaway
How Moore v. Harper Could Reshape Democracy

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 20:44


The Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Moore v. Harper this week, a case that involves North Carolina's Republican led-state legislatures efforts to pass gerrymandered maps.  After the 2020 Census, North Carolina's Supreme Court threw out maps that had been drawn by the state legislature.  In this case, Republican members of the North Carolina legislature are suing, arguing that the Constitution gives them sole authority to administer federal elections. The ruling will have important implications for the structure of American democracy.   We speak with Allison Riggs, co-executive director and chief counsel for voting rights for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, about the latest proceedings in the case, and the potential implications of The Supreme Court's decision.

Read By AI
Raphael Warnock Beats Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate Runoff

Read By AI

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022


Hi! This is Lexie of Read by AI. I read human-curated content for you to listen to while working, exercising, commuting, or any other time. Without further ado: Raphael Warnock Beats Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate Runoff by Abby Vesoulis from Mother Jones.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Episode 735 Jeff Sharlet, Aaron David Miller and Prof Eric Segall

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 89:43


Hello and welcome to today's show notes! Kind of you to stop by! You look great today! Are you doing something different with your hair? Whatever it is I love it! I have 3 great guests joining me today so please show your support with a paid subscription if you haven't already! 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 740 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. At about 15 mins I start with Jeff Sharlet Pre Order Jeff's new book The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War Jeff Sharlet is a journalist and bestselling author or editor of seven books, including The Family, the basis for a 2019 Netflix documentary series, The Family, of which he is executive producer. His most recent book, combining image and text, is This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. "Gorgeous," says The New York Times, "[t]he book ingeniously reminds us that all of our lives — our struggles, desires, grief — happen concurrently with everyone else's, and this awareness helps dissolve the boundaries between us." Sharlet's other books include Sweet Heaven When I Die, C Street, and, with Peter Manseau, Killing the Buddha, and two edited volumes, Radiant Truths, and (with Manseau) Believer, Beware. His writing on Russia's anti-LGBTQ crusade earned the National Magazine Award for Reporting, and his writing on anti-LGBT campaigns in Uganda earned the Molly Ivins Prize and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's Outspoken Award, among others. He has also been the recipient of numerous fellowships from the MacDowell Colony. Sharlet is an editor-at-large for VQR, a contributing editor for Harper's and Rolling Stone, and a contributor to publications including The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Mother Jones, Bookforum, and others. At Dartmouth College, he is the publisher of 40 Towns and a member of the Society of Fellows. At 51 minutes I begin with Aaron David Miller Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy. He has written five books, including his most recent, The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President (Palgrave, 2014) and The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam, 2008). He received his PhD in Middle East and U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Michigan in 1977. Between 1978 and 2003, Miller served at the State Department as an historian, analyst, negotiator, and advisor to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the senior advisor for Arab-Israeli negotiations. He also served as the deputy special Middle East coordinator for Arab-Israeli negotiations, senior member of the State Department's policy planning staff, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and in the office of the historian. He has received the department's Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards. Miller is a member of the  Council on Foreign Relations, and formerly served as resident scholar at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has been a featured presenter at the World Economic Forum and leading U.S. universities. Between 2003 and 2006 he served as president of Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. From 2006 to 2019, Miller was a public policy scholar; vice president for new initiatives, and director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Miller is a global affairs analyst for CNN. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Foreign Policy, USAToday, and CNN.com. He is a frequent commentator on NPR, BBC, and Sirius XM radio.   At 1:07 I start with Eric J. Segall graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa 27  and summa cum laude, and from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was the research editor for the Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Chief Judge Charles Moye Jr. for the Northern District of Georgia, and Albert J. Henderson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After his clerkships, Segall worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the U.S. Department of Justice, before joining the Georgia State faculty in 1991. Segall teaches federal courts and constitutional law I and II. He is the author of the books Originalism as Faith and Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges. His articles on constitutional law have appeared in, among others, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Stanford Law Review On Line, the UCLA Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, and Constitutional Commentary among many others. Segall's op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, The Atlantic, SLATE, Vox, Salon, and the Daily Beast, among others. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and France 24 and all four of Atlanta's local television stations. He has also appeared on numerous local and national radio shows. Listen and Subscribe to Eric's Podcast Supreme Myths and follow him on Tik Tok!     Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page

Reveal
The Bitter Work Behind Sugar

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 50:45


Sugar is a big part of Americans' daily diet, but we rarely ask where that sweet cane comes from.   In November, the United States announced that it will block all imports of raw sugar from one of those sources: the cane fields owned by the Central Romana Corp. in the Dominican Republic. U.S. Customs and Border Protection cited labor abuses in its decision. Sugar from Central Romana feeds into the supply chains of major U.S. brands, including Domino and Hershey.  The federal government's action follows a two-year investigation by Reveal and Mother Jones. Reporters Sandy Tolan and Euclides Cordero Nuel visited Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic who do the backbreaking work of cutting sugarcane for little pay. Central Romana is the Dominican Republic's largest private employer and has strong links to two powerful Florida businessmen, Alfonso and Pepe Fanjul. The reporters speak to workers who have no access to government pensions, so they're forced to work in the fields into their 80s for as little as $3 a day. In the 1990s, Tolan reported on human trafficking and child labor in the Dominican sugar industry. Conditions improved following pressure on the government from local activists, human rights groups and the U.S. Labor Department. But major problems have persisted.   After Reveal's story first aired in fall 2021, Congress took action. Fifteen members of the House Ways and Means Committee called on federal agencies to formulate a plan to address what they called the “slave-like conditions” in the Dominican cane fields. Central Romana also took action: It bulldozed one of the worker camps our reporters visited, claiming it was part of an improvement program. Residents say that with very little warning, they were told to pack up their lives. Central Romana denies the U.S. government's recent findings that its cane cutters are working under forced labor conditions. This is an update of an episode that originally aired in September 2021.  Support Reveal's journalism at Revealnews.org/donatenow Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get the scoop on new episodes at Revealnews.org/weekly Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Union City Radio
Union City Radio Meet The People: Tambra Jackson

Union City Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 2:01


National Gallery of Art union's president on the best part of her job. Today's labor quote: Mother Jones. Today's labor history: Unionists and activists shut down WTO in Seattle.      @wpfwdc #1u #unions #LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @AFGENational Proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.

That Said With Michael Zeldin
A Conversation with Adam Hochschild, Author, ‘American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis'

That Said With Michael Zeldin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 70:17


  Join Michael in his discussion with Adam Hochschild about his new book, American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis. This most important book examines the period from 1917-1921, when the toxic undercurrents of racism, nativism, Red-baiting, and contempt for the rule of law flowed throughout American life.  Never was the raw underside of our nation's life more revealingly on display during this critical time in our nation's history and is all but forgotten even though there are so many parallels to the events of today. Guest Adam Hochschild Adam Hochschild was born in New York City. His father, Harold Hochschild, was of German Jewish descent; his mother, Mary Marquand Hochschild, was a Protestant, and an uncle by marriage, Boris Sergievsky, was a World War I fighter pilot in the Imperial Russian Air Force. His German-born paternal grandfather Berthold Hochschild founded the mining firm American Metal Company Hochschild graduated from Harvard in 1963 with a BA in History and Literature. As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti-government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi during 1964. Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would eventually write in his books Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son and Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels. He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after several years as a daily newspaper reporter, worked as a writer and editor for the left-wing Ramparts magazine. In the mid-1970s, he was a co-founder of Mother Jones. Much of his writing has been about issues of human rights and social justice. A longtime lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Hochschild has also been a Fulbright Lecturer in India, Regents' Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Writer-in-Residence at the Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is married to sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. Host Michael Zeldin Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and radio analyst/commentator. He has covered many high-profile matters, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush court challenges, Special Counsel Robert Muller's investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump impeachment proceedings. In 2019, Michael was a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a study group on Independent Investigations of Presidents. Previously, Michael was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy Independent/ Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with presidential candidate Bill Clinton's passport files, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, investigating the handling of the American hostage situation in Iran. Michael is a prolific writer and has published Op-ed pieces for CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post. Follow Michael on Twitter: @michaelzeldin Subscribe to the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-said-with-michael-zeldin/id1548483720

Story in the Public Square
Examining Conspiracy in a Post-Truth Age with Andy Kroll

Story in the Public Square

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 28:10


In the summer of 2016, Seth Rich, a young employee of the Democratic National Committee, was murdered in Washington, D.C. His death became fertile ground for conspiracy theories peddled by some Americans and certain foreign intelligence services. Andy Kroll gives us the truth about what happened that night and what those conspiracy theories have cost us. Kroll is an investigative journalist for ProPublica. A Michigan native, Kroll got his start at Mother Jones. While he was working there, he exposed a prominent law office that was profiting off of foreclosures and reported several stories on Donald Trump, which helped prompt multiple congressional investigations. In 2018, he reported on a series of cyber attacks on California's elections for Rolling Stone, which led to a political operative's indictment. Throughout his career, Kroll has received many accolades. While at Mother Jones, the magazine, which included his work, won the 2013 Izzy Award and 2010 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Mother Jones' “Climate Countdown” package, to which Kroll was a contributor, won the James Aronson award for social justice journalism. He also was named as an outstanding emerging journalist by The Society of Professional Journalists-NorCal in 2012. Kroll's newest project is his book, “A Death on W Street: The Murder of Seth Rich and the Age of Conspiracy,” which explores Rich's life, death, and the conspiracy theories that followed his murder.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Page One Podcast
Ep. 20: Kate Manning: Gilded Mountain

Page One Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 47:41


Page One, produced and hosted by author Holly Lynn Payne, celebrates the craft that goes into writing the first sentence, first paragraph and first page of your favorite books. The first page is often the most rewritten page of any book because it has to work so hard to do so much—hook the reader. We interview master storytellers on the struggles and stories behind the first page of their books.About the guest author:Kate Manning's most recent novel, GILDED MOUNTAIN, was named an Indie Book Pick for November 2022. Manning is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels My Notorious Life and Whitegirl. A former documentary television producer and winner of two Emmy Awards, she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Time, Glamour, and The Guardian, among other publications. She has taught creative writing at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan, and lives with her family in New York City.About the host:Holly Lynn Payne is an award-winning novelist and writing coach, and the former CEO and founder of Booxby, a startup built to help authors succeed. She is an internationally published author of four historical fiction novels. Her debut, The Virgin's Knot, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers book. She recently finished her first YA crossover novel inspired by her nephew with Down syndrome. She lives in Marin County with her daughter and enjoys mountain biking, surfing and hiking with her dog. To learn more about her books and private writing coaching services, please visit hollylynnpayne.com or find her at Instagram and Twitter @hollylynnpayne.If you have a first page you'd like to submit to the Page One Podcast, please do so here.As an author and writing coach, I know that the first page of any book has to work so hard to do so much—hook the reader. So I thought to ask your favorite master storytellers how they do their magic to hook YOU. After the first few episodes, it occurred to me that maybe someone listening might be curious how their first page sits with an audience, so I'm opening up Page One to any writer who wants to submit the first page of a book they're currently writing. If your page is chosen, you'll be invited onto the show to read it and get live feedback from one of Page One's master storytellers. Page One exists to inspire, celebrate and promote the work of both well-known and unknown creative talent.  You can listen to Page One on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher and all your favorite podcast players. Hear past episodes.To get updates and writing tips from master storytellers, follow me onFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram.Until then, be well and keep reading!

Reveal
How Democracy Survived the Midterm Elections

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 50:36


Reveal host Al Letson talks with leading academics and journalists to take the temperature of American democracy: What did we expect from the midterms, what did we get, and what does that mean for 2024? Reveal's Ese Olumhense and Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman discuss how gerrymandering, abortion rights, election denial and fear of voting crimes played out in contentious states like Arizona, Wisconsin and Florida. Next, Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz, who report on threats to democracy for ProPublica and are hosts of the podcast WIll Be Wild, join Letson to discuss how the violence and disinformation that sparked the Jan. 6 insurrection continues to shape the country's political landscape. The reporters tell the story of how the Department of Homeland Security backed off efforts to identify and combat false information after Republican pundits and politicians accused the Biden administration of stomping on the free speech rights of anyone who disagrees with them. Then, reporter Jessica Pishko delves into the world of a group called the constitutional sheriffs. This association of rogue sheriffs claims to be the highest law in the land and has increasingly come to see themselves as election police. Pishko attends a meeting in Arizona where Richard Mack, a leader of the movement who has also been involved with the far-right Oath Keepers, extols the rights of sheriffs to get involved in monitoring elections. In recent years, this right-wing group has grown from a fringe organization to one with national power and prominence. Pishko discusses the chilling effect these sheriffs have on voting. In his time as president, Donald Trump bucked the norms and mixed presidential duties with personal business, refused to release his tax returns and pardoned his political allies.This week, he announced he's running for president again in 2024. Letson speaks with two lawyers who have spent the past two years identifying how to rein in presidential power and close loopholes Trump exposed: Bob Bauer, former White House counsel for President Barack Obama, and Jack Goldsmith, former assistant attorney general in President George W. Bush's Office of Legal Counsel. They're also co-authors of the 2020 book “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency.” Support Reveal's journalism at Revealnews.org/donatenow Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get the scoop on new episodes at Revealnews.org/newsletter Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Strange Country
Strange Country Ep. 247: Mother Jones

Strange Country

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 37:36


Dearest Dashies: It's time to learn about the Most Dangerous Woman in the World, aka, Mother Jones. Have you ever heard of her? Do you read the magazine that has her namesake? Mother Jones is a worthy woman to know and love and maybe resurrect from the dead. She stood up for what was right as far as labor rights and wrongs go. When she showed up, everyone listened. Not only did she have important things to say, she said it in an Irish brogue, which Beth and Kelly can almost do. Thanks for listening. It is an act of love. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Knights of Labor - Definition, Goals & Leader - HISTORY, 7 October 2021, https://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/knights-of-labor. Accessed 13 November 2022. “The History of Mother Jones – Mother Jones.” Mother Jones, https://www.motherjones.com/about/history/. Accessed 13 November 2022. Jones, Mother. “Mother Jones.” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Jones. Accessed 13 November 2022. “Mother Jones.” AFL-CIO, https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-people/mother-jones. Accessed 13 November 2022. Roberts, Jacob. “Yellow Fever Fiend.” Science History Institute, 7 April 2014, https://sciencehistory.org/distillations/yellow-fever-fiend. Accessed 13 November 2022. Schumann, Larisa R., and Darrin Lythgoe. “Disease & Death in Early America.” Tully Area Historical Society, https://www.tullyhistoricalsociety.org/tahs/medical.php#yellowfvr. Accessed 13 November 2022.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2969 - The State of the States After The Midterms w/ Ari Berman & Aaron Kleinman

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 65:20


Sam hosts Ari Berman, writer at Mother Jones, to discuss his the midterm elections and his recent piece "How Wisconsin Became the GOP's Laboratory for Dismantling Democracy". Then, Sam is joined by Aaron Kleinman, director of research for the States Project at Future Now, to discuss how Democrats did in the midterms at the state level across the country. First, Sam runs through updates on the missiles fired into Poland yesterday, Donald Trump officially launching his 2024 candidacy, federal and state judiciary ongoings, and more, before walking through Mitch McConnell's response to Rick Scott challenging his Senate leadership position. Ari Berman then joins, diving right into the severe shift in Wisconsin politics that followed the election of Scott Walker in 2010, as a Koch-backed Republican trifecta launched their case study for attacking democracy on the state level, going after the core of the swing state's progressive base by undermining unions and voting rights, reforming campaign finance laws, and instituting intense gerrymandering. This brings Ari to parsing through the dichotomy that ensued over the next decade, as Wisconsin's demos continued to vote narrowly between the two parties while the GOP majorities in the state houses continued to grow, best seen in the 2018 midterms where Democrats won 54% of votes statewide, yet Republicans still held 64% of seats. Next, they tackle the future of gerrymandering as the Supreme Court tiptoes closer and closer to undermining the involvement of either independent commissions or state courts in the matter, before wrapping up the interview by walking through the role of governors in fighting back against gerrymandered legislatures (it's getting increasingly difficult) and why this will continue to be a major issue until we get a new Supreme Court. Aaron Kleinman and Sam then parse through the various victories by the Democrats at the state level, including flipping both chambers and achieving a trifecta in Michigan, flipping the Senate and retaining the House in Minnesota, and performing incredibly well (with votes still coming in) in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, also touching on results from Arizona, Colorado, and Maine. After addressing the upcoming Moore v. Harper case and its likely impact on the power of state legislatures, they wrap up the interview by tackling the importance of the 2024 elections and where the States Project's work is likely going next. And in the Fun Half: Sam and the crew dive into Trump officially announcing his 2024 candidacy, Mitch McConnell coming out victorious in the Senate leadership battle, and Ben Shapiro's response to discussions of codifying same-sex marriage. Chris from Brooklyn dives into the Majority Report's role as a vocal piece for activists, Thomas from Raleigh discusses the recent NC elections, and Brennan from Kentucky explores Moore v. Harper. El Conipción talks about Texas police brutality, Nick from LA gives updates from his city's election, and A Square debates whether this really is DeSantis' moment. Plus, your calls and IMs! Check out Ari's work at Mother Jones here: https://www.motherjones.com/author/ari-berman/ Check out the States Project here: https://statesproject.org/ Check out Future Now here: https://www.futurenow.org/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
David Corn on his New Book American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 50:00


David Corn is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC. He is also the author or coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 bestseller Russian Roulette, Showdown, and Hubris; and the author of the novel Deep Background. His new book, American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy, argues that since the 1950s the GOP has encouraged and exploited extremism to gain power. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

The Nicole Sandler Show
20221111 Nicole Sandler Show - Outstanding Friday

The Nicole Sandler Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 67:31


We have so many words the mean more than one thing in the English language. One of those words is "outstanding." In thinking about the midterm elections, outstanding works on both levels. Outstanding describes the feeling while watching TFG's teflon finally wearing off. Outstanding is how I'd describe yesterday's NY Post front page. But also outstanding (though under the other meaning) are the results of three senate races and a few dozen House races that will determine which party controls Congress. One of those still outstanding races is in Arizona, where Katie Hobbs, the current Democratic Secretary of State and her Republican former TV anchor opponent Kari Lake are fighting for the Governor's office. Today, I'll speak with Mother Jones' reporter Tim Murphy, who has a big story explaining all you need to know about Ms Lake. It's outstanding!

Passing Judgment
What led to the rise of Trump and Trumpism? (Guest: David Corn)

Passing Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 32:30


It's midterm election eve and all is not quiet. With the control of both houses of Congress hanging in the balance, rising inflation, a staunchly conservative Supreme Court majority and a President with low approval ratings, Americans are poised to go to the polls to determine the direction of the country. In the midst of this, Jessica talks with David Corn, the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for Mother Jones and author of American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy, as well as other books. What do Barry Goldwater, the Tea Party, and Senator Joe McCarthy have to do with Trumpism? Listen and find out!

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rosemary Feurer & Elliott Gorn--Mother Jones Lives

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 45:28


Historian Rosemary Feurer & Elliott Gorn talk Chicago's radical past. Particularly the successful effort to pay tribute to Mother Jones, the turn-of-the-last-century radical. Yes, radical. She didn't hide from it. Will Chicago recognize it's radical roots? Or will it tilt every more toward the right?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Political Violence

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 20:21


Maria and Julio talk about the targeted attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, and how responses from some Republicans are normalizing this kind of political violence. They also get into the latest with voter intimidation and suppression efforts across the country leading up to the midterms, and what Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter means for the future of our democracy.  ITT Staff Picks:  “The political violence in our nation's history is organized and purposeful. It is normalized by rhetoric that justifies it, and often encourages it,” writes Jeremi Suri on the attack on Paul Pelosi, in this piece for Time Magazine.   Philip Bump compares the different voting processes in Brazil and the United States, in this analysis of Brazil's electronic vote-counting system following their presidential runoff election, for The Washington Post.  “Most of what we know about Musk is what he freely gives on Twitter every day. That means Elon Musk spent $44 billion dollars on the very thing that is revealing how flawed he is,” writes Ali Breland in this piece for Mother Jones. Photo credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

She Explores
How Do We Spend Time Alone? Creative Fuel

She Explores

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 42:01 Very Popular


Enjoy listening? Rate & Review She ExploresFeatured in this episode: Florence Williams and Alexandra de SteiguerHosted & Produced by Gale StraubA production of Ravel MediaSponsored by DannerJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.com & Follow Us on InstagramHead over to CreativeFuelCollective.com for more creative inspiration, prompts, online workshops and a robust creative community.Creative Fuel is Hosted by Anna BronesCreative Fuel is Co-Produced by Anna Brones & Gale StraubTheme Music is by cleod9 musicFeaturing: Alexandra de Steiguer: Alexandra de Steiguer is a photographer, writer and musician who spends every winter as the caretaker of Star Island in the Isles of Shoals. Nine miles off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, this rocky, windswept place provides great inspiration for her creative endeavors. She is drawn to the solitude and beauty of the deserted islands, and captures the environment in stunning black and white photographs, personally printed in her traditional darkroom. She is a two-time artist fellow of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the author of Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See.Links:Alexandra de SteiguerFlorence Williams: Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine's Double-X Factor podcast. Her public speaking includes keynotes at Google, the Smithsonian, the Seattle Zoo, the Aspen Ideas Festival and many other corporate, academic and nonprofit venues. She is also a fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science. Her books include The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative and Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey.Links: Florence WilliamsResources Mentioned & Places to Learn MoreHeartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey by Florence WilliamsThe Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence WilliamsBig Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See by Alexandra de SteiguerLearn more about Alexandra's time on Star Island in the short film Winter's Watch and the documentary WildLife: the Quiet Island of Alexandra de SteiguerStar IslandHow Social Isolation, Loneliness Can Affect Heart Health, Cognitive AbilitiesProlonged Social Isolation and Loneliness are Equivalent to Smoking 15 Cigarettes a DayRestore Your Brain with Nature // David StrayerThe 3-Day Effect: How Nature Calms Your Brain audio seriesCan Solitude Make Your More Creative?The Science of Silence: How Solitude Enriches Creative Work

Reveal
The Ballot Boogeymen

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 50:28 Very Popular


In August 2020, Guillermina Fuentes was trying to get out the vote in her small Arizona community. Outside a polling place, she handed a few absentee ballots to another volunteer to drop off. A conservative activist secretly filmed her and reported her to local authorities. In the eyes of the law, she'd just committed a felony.  Dropping off someone else's mail-in ballot, known as ballot collecting, became a crime in Arizona in 2016, and Fuentes would become the first person prosecuted for it. Reveal reporter Ese Olumhense travels to San Luis to report on Fuentes' case and finds she has gone from being a well-known local politician in her community to the face of right-wing campaigns against voter fraud.  Fuentes' arrest and prosecution show the beginnings of an alarming trend shaping the future of how elections are surveilled and policed. Olumhense and Reveal's Melissa Lewis built a database to track all election-crimes-related bills introduced in the country since the 2020 election. They found a national push to punish what is considered in many states to be typical voting practices. Fueled in part by politicians who falsely claim voter fraud stole the 2020 election from Donald Trump, bills are being introduced that create new election crime investigation agencies, establish criminal penalties for election offenses or empower law enforcement officials to investigate such crimes.  While there was no proof of anything resembling widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, there is one way in which elections are rigged: gerrymandering. Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman delves into how Republicans redrew voting maps in Wisconsin, helping them cement control of the state Legislature. Republicans' strong hold on power has allowed them to keep in place deeply unpopular laws like an abortion ban that dates back to 1849. But this isn't about just state politics: It's also about the next election for president in 2024.  Support Reveal's journalism at Revealnews.org/donatenow Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get the scoop on new episodes at revealnews.org/weekly Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram