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Keen On Democracy
Amelia Pang on the Chinese Slave Labor Camps Supplying the West

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 36:35


In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Amelia Pang, the author of “Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods”. Amelia Pang is an award-winning, investigative journalist of Uyghur and Chinese descent. Her work has been published in The New Republic, Mother Jones, and The New York Times Sunday Review, among other publications. She is currently an editor at EdTech Magazine. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Takeaway
How Do We Begin to Grade 2021? 2022-01-03

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 57:15


How Do We Begin to Grade 2021? Political scientist Christina Greer joins us to help grade some of the big political moments of 2021. Voting Rights: The Continued Fight Over Access to Elections Keeping an eye on restrictive voting legislation in the 2022 session is Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman who explains how a 2013 Supreme Court decision set the course for this continued fight for equitable voting rights.   Self-Managed Abortions and the Fight for Abortion Rights A November 2021 study published in The Lancet found that self-managed abortions are about as safe and effective as surgical abortions. We speak with Mary Ziegler, law professor at Florida Sate University, about how the fight over abortion rights could shift to self-managed abortions in the coming year. Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs on His New Memoir, His Tenure, and What's Next Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, known widely as the guy who did the largest guaranteed income program, talks about his new memoir, “The Deeper the Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home.”  For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

The Takeaway
How Do We Begin to Grade 2021? 2022-01-03

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 57:15


How Do We Begin to Grade 2021? Political scientist Christina Greer joins us to help grade some of the big political moments of 2021. Voting Rights: The Continued Fight Over Access to Elections Keeping an eye on restrictive voting legislation in the 2022 session is Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman who explains how a 2013 Supreme Court decision set the course for this continued fight for equitable voting rights.   Self-Managed Abortions and the Fight for Abortion Rights A November 2021 study published in The Lancet found that self-managed abortions are about as safe and effective as surgical abortions. We speak with Mary Ziegler, law professor at Florida Sate University, about how the fight over abortion rights could shift to self-managed abortions in the coming year. Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs on His New Memoir, His Tenure, and What's Next Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, known widely as the guy who did the largest guaranteed income program, talks about his new memoir, “The Deeper the Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home.”  For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

Higher Ed ReWired
Redefining the Value of The College Degree

Higher Ed ReWired

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 23:02


About This Episode:For colleges and universities, the “great resignation” might be an opportunity to reach working adults looking to upskill for a new job. They could transform the college experience from a four year academic experience... to a lifelong learning experience.So how are colleges adapting to stay competitive? And will these demands change the face of college as we know it?Higher Ed Rewired spoke with Paul Fain, author of The Job newsletter at Inside Higher Ed, Julie Newman-Biggers, director of career development at Clemson University, Allison Salisbury, senior vice president at Guild Education and Chipotle field recruiting analyst, Iris Vazquez Morales. They share their ideas and experience on how the university model can evolve to emphasize career preparation, prepare studentsfour-year for future opportunities, and bring a new demographic of students to the table.Featured on This Episode:Paul Fain is a ContributingEditor at Inside Higher Ed. Paul has also worked in higher ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications. He is a former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper, and Mother Jones. He's won journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. He earned a degree in political science at the University of Delaware in 1996.Julie Newman-Biggers is the director of career development at Clemson University. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in kinesiotherapy from Catawba College and a master of education degree in Guidance and Counseling from Clemson University.Allison Salisbury is a Senior Vice President at Guild Education, where she leads strategy and solutions teams that help Guild's employer partners reskill their workforce for the future. She regularly shares what she is learning in her column on Forbes. Prior to Guild, Allison served as a Senior Partner and the Head of Innovation at Entangled Group (acquired by Guild), where she started the Economic Mobility Practice focused on advising employers, universities, and philanthropists on creating opportunity through education and upskilling. While at Entangled, she also helped start and advise four edtech companies: ReUp Education, Pathstream, Adjacent Academies, and Outset Careers.Previously, she held senior roles at EdSurge, where she built the higher education business, and Davidson College, where she led strategic initiatives from the President's Office. Iris Vazquez Morales is a field recruiting analyst at Chipotle Mexican Grill. She focuses on the policies with long-term results when working with opportunity youth, such as by providing a clear pathway for advancement through the company. She earned a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Bellevue University. Resources for This Episode:California State University Career ServicesInside Higher EdGuild EducationClemson University  

Interdependence
Choose your Illusion; financial precarity, meme stocks and disinfo with Ali Breland (Mother Jones)

Interdependence

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 61:00


We had a long and wonderful chat with Ali after reading his "Who Goes Crypto?" piece on the increasing number of working people opting into investing money into the casino of crypto and meme stocks rather than adhere to crumbling narratives over how the economy works, and for whom. We also dive into an area of his expertise, online disinformation and it's political ramifications. Holly dips out half way through the discussion, she wasn't feeling great and we did not realise at the time she had contracted COVID. Fortunately all is well now, but that will explain the occasional coughing and spluttering.Thanks everyone, have a great week

DIY MFA Radio
390: Idea to Premise to Story: Crafting a Dynamic Short Story - Interview with Charlie Jane Anders

DIY MFA Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 50:14


Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Charlie Jane Anders. Charlie Jane is the author of the essay collection Never Say You Can't Survive along with the short story collection Even Greater Mistakes.  Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, the Boston Review, Tor.com, Tin House, Teen Vogue, Conjunctions, Wired Magazine, and other places.  Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future" got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.   In this episode Charlie Jane Anders and I discuss: What makes something an “idea” versus a “story” and how to tell the difference. How to keep short stories contained while making them rich and deep. Why she believes endings are hard and what she does to cross the finish line. Plus, her #1 tip for writers. For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/390

This Naked Mind Podcast
EP 447: Naked Life Story - Katie

This Naked Mind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 46:22


Katie experienced a traumatic attack one night and she turned to a therapist to deal with the aftereffects. When antidepressant meds were prescribed, Katie began feeling the urge to drink alcohol.  Her daily drinking was not helping with the sadness she was feeling and she soon began questioning the other substance that she was putting in her body.  Find out how Katie's new alcohol-free beginning enabled her to finally be vulnerable enough to deal with some deep generational trauma. I'm so excited you guys, because we are just about to start another live alcohol experiment. If you do not know about the alcohol experiment, you need to literally drop everything right now and go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And here's the thing, this 30 day challenge is designed to interrupt your patterns and put you back in touch with the best version of you. You'll know it's that version that's living the most joyful life. That version that doesn't need alcohol to relax or have a good time. And that version that's having more fun and is more peaceful than ever. Again, it's a 30 day challenge. It's live. It's starting on the 1st so hurry up, go to livealcoholexperiment.com. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Race Is a Wolf by kt Mather My Favorite Murder Podcast Did Alcohol Give Me My Breast Cancer by Mother Jones

The PoliticsGirl Podcast
American Coup

The PoliticsGirl Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 48:57


Based on the recent powerpoint presentation, text messages and correspondence that Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, released to the January 6th Bipartisan Select Committee, we can now see, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the 45th President of the United States, in collusion with his team and current sitting members of Congress deliberately attempted to overthrow the Government of the United States and end American Democracy as we know it. The plot was premeditated, is ongoing, and includes active military personal, white house staff and prior executive branch members. This is the story of the frickin' century and if we don't fix what's going on those who tried this once will, no doubt, try it again.  Please rate and subscribe so we can grow the show, open the dialogue and inspire better change moving forward! Thank you to today's sponsors!  BetterHelp.com/PoliticsGirl athleticgreens.com/PoliticsGirl Watch the show in video format on YouTube. Follow my Twitter. Follow my Instagram. Watch my Rants on TikTok. Like the Facebook Page. PoliticsGirl is a MeidasTouch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment. Sources for today's Pod:  https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37971742 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/january-6-insurrection-trump-coup-2024-election/620843/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/?utm_medium=cr&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=december_cover_prospects_b&utm_content=B&utm_term=Prospects https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/jan-6-powerpoint-what-we-know-what-we-don-t-n1285910 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/14/meadows-texts-weird-powerpoint-take-jan-6-inside-white-house/ https://www.newsweek.com/peter-navarro-steve-bannon-hero-january-6-capitol-riots-1660421 https://www.npr.org/2021/11/01/1050291610/most-americans-trust-elections-are-fair-but-sharp-divides-exist-a-new-poll-finds https://madison.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/far-too-little-vote-fraud-to-tip-election-to-trump-ap-finds/article_dd28244a-4711-5618-b7ae-4a1400b68e1a.html https://www.axios.com/ted-cruz-electoral-college-arizona-49c57cad-3a94-4ff9-a018-740c4d5eaab7.html https://www.npr.org/sections/insurrection-at-the-capitol/2021/01/07/954380156/here-are-the-republicans-who-objected-to-the-electoral-college-count https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/dan-quayle-talked-mike-pence-rejecting-trump-what-story-n1279406 https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/feb/09/blog-posting/trump-did-not-win-two-thirds-election-lawsuits-whe/ https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/06/954244836/pelosi-reconvenes-the-u-s-house-our-purpose-will-be-accomplished https://www.npr.org/2021/07/21/1018850848/pelosi-rejects-2-gop-nominees-for-the-jan-6-panel-citing-integrity-of-the-probe https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/politics/rep-jim-jordan-january-6-text/index.html https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-criminal-prosecution-charges-liz-cheney-january-6-obstruction-congress-2021-12 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/17/mitch-mcconnell-is-suddenly-legitimizing-jan-6-committee-why/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-defender-ohio-rep-jim-jordan-get-presidential-medal-freedom-n1253737 This Land Newsletter from Mother Jones & David Corn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Read By AI
Sarah Palin Will Get a COVID Vaccine “Over My Dead Body”

Read By AI

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 3:00


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: Sarah Palin Will Get a COVID Vaccine “Over My Dead Body” by Stephanie Mencimer from Mother Jones.

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Love and Resistance

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 20:45


Maria and Julio talk about former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's guilty plea for violating George Floyd's civil rights, as well as the ongoing trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who shot and killed Daunte Wright last April. They also discuss the latest with the January 6th investigation, as well as a new House bill to combat Islamophobia. Finally, they reflect on the legacy of author, feminist scholar, and poet bell hooks.ITT Staff Picks: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the ground with the latest on the Kim Potter trial, including Potter's expected testimony.“Meadows is hiding what happened in the White House on January 6. It's no wonder he does not want to testify,” writes David Corn for Mother Jones.Marian Jones writes about bell hooks and her impact on Black feminist cultural studies and criticism for Teen Vogue.Photo credit: AP Photo/Morry Gash, File See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Climate Pod
How Is Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Still Getting Financed In Developing Nations? (w/ Jeffrey Ball)

The Climate Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 64:08


This week, we talk to Jeffrey Ball, who lead the recent study "Hot money: Illuminating the financing of high-carbon infrastructure in the developing world." In this conversation, we ask: if renewables are so cheap, why is fossil fuel infrastructure still being built in the developing world? Ball helps us understand what is happening and, more importantly, where the money is coming from to power the nation's most in need of more energy resources. He also explains the possible solutions and what to watch for as the politics and economics of decarbonization evolve.  Jeffrey Ball is the scholar-in-residence at Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, leads the The Stanford Climate of Infrastructure Project, and is a lecturer at Stanford Law School. He is a long-time writer on energy and climate issues and has appeared in Fortune, Foreign Affairs, Mother Jones, Texas Monthly, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate. You can check out more of his work on his website here. Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website! Further Reading: Revealed: Biden administration was not legally bound to auction gulf drilling rights

Beyond The Horizon
That Time A Journalist From Mother Jones Called Every Name In The Black Book Part 2

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 96:38


In this episode we finish off the article from Mother Jones where author Leland Nally calls every person listed in the Maxwell/Epstein black book. To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

The Epstein Chronicles
That Time A Journalist From Mother Jones Called Every Name In The Black Book Part 2

The Epstein Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 96:38


In this episode we finish off the article from Mother Jones where author Leland Nally calls every person listed in the Maxwell/Epstein black book. To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

The Epstein Chronicles
That Time A Journalist From Mother Jones Called Every Name In The Black Book

The Epstein Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 47:28


In a fantastic piece of journalism, Leland Nally at Mother Jones called every single person in Epstein's (Maxwell's) black book. Let's take a look at what he came up with. (Commercial at 23:59)To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Dubya Dodges A Shoe-ing

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 10:30


When George W Bush flew to Baghdad for a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on 14th December, 2008, he had hoped the headlines would reflect his triumphant appraisal of his deployment of American troops. Instead, it became known as the day he got some shoes thrown at him.The man throwing the shoes was Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who yelled in Arabic: “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, dog!”. The president ducked, and Zaidi let his other shoe fly. “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!”. Bush ducked that one too.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal how the episode inspired a brief moment of Zaidi-Mania in the Arab world, including various offers of marriage; reflect on the torture he endured as a result of his protest; and investigate the copycat attacks around the world… Further Reading:• ‘Raw Video: Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoe at Bush' (AP, 2008): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM3Z_Kskl_U• ‘Why I threw the shoe, by Muntazer al-Zaidi' (The Guardian, 2009): https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/sep/17/why-i-threw-shoe-bush• ‘The Iraqi Journalist Who Threw His Shoes at George W. Bush Has Thoughts About Milkshaking' (Mother Jones, 2019): https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/the-iraqi-journalist-who-threw-his-shoes-at-george-w-bush-has-thoughts-about-milkshaking/For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Strange Country
Strange Country Ep. 214: Moonies 2, Electric Boogaloo

Strange Country

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 55:43


In the second installment of the Moonies, Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about mass marriage, rituals and how Sun Myung Moon began to cement his relationship with the New Right in America. You'll never look at indemnity sticks and handkerchiefs the same. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Benscoter, Diane. Shoes of a Servant: My Unconditional Devotion to a Lie. Lucky Bat Books, 2013. Blake, Mariah. “The Fall of the House of Moon” The New Republic, 30 Nov. 2021, https://newrepublic.com/article/115512/unification-church-profile-fall-house-moon. Blake, Mariah. “EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Love Child Rev. Sun Myung Moon Desperately Tried to Hide.” Mother Jones, 9 Dec. 2013, https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/reverend-moon-unification-church-washington-times-secret-son/. Boyer, Jean-Francois. Johnson, R.W. “R.W. Johnson · Rising Moon · LRB 18 December 1986.” London Review of Books, London Review of Books, 6 Nov. 2019, https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v08/n22/r.w.-johnson/rising-moon. Edge, Simon. "The Express: DARK SIDE OF THE MOONIE." Express, The (London, England), 15 Oct. 2009. NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=WORLDNEWS&docref=news/12E3828D241D77D8. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021. “Frontline: The Resurrection of Reverend Moon.” 1992, PBS. https://vimeo.com/520151453. Frosman, Daniel. “The Untold Story of Sushi.” The New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/11/05/magazine/sushi-us.html. Gorenfeld, John. Bad Moon Rising: How Reverend Moon Created The Washington Times, Seduced the Religious Right, and Built and American Kingdom. PoliPointPress, 2008. Hong, Nansook. In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moons Family. Little, Brown, 1998. Kaplan, Anna. "The Moon's the limit." The Humanist, vol. 64, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2004, p. 14+. Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A121765419/PPPM?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=bookmark-PPPM&xid=e603ec35. Accessed 19 June 2021. Levine, Martin, et al. “Sun Myung Moon, We Hardly Knew Ye-or Your Church's Finances!” Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly, 12 Sept. 2018, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/sun-myung-moon-we-hardly-knew-yeor-your-churchs-finances/. McFadden, Robert D. “Donald M. Fraser, Lawmaker Who Bared a South Korea Plot, Dies at 95.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 June 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/obituaries/donald-fraser-dead.html. “Moonies Accused of Involvement in Drugs.” The Irish Times, The Irish Times, 14 Oct. 2004, https://www.irishtimes.com/news/moonies-accused-of-involvement-in-drugs-1.1161827. MORPHEW, CLARK. "Daughter-in-law flees abuse by Moon family." Columbia Daily Tribune (MO), 10 Oct. 1998. NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=WORLDNEWS&docref=news/0FC2AC5BEB9E53AC. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021. "NANSOOK HONG." Weekend Edition Saturday [NPR] (USA), 26 Sept. 1998. NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=WORLDNEWS&docref=news/15758DBAA26FDF48. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021. Reuter, Lisa. "A HARSH LIFE BEING ECLIPSED BY THE MOONS." Columbus Dispatch, The (OH), Home Final ed., sec. FEATURES - Accent & Arts, 3 Jan. 1999, p. 6F. NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=WORLDNEWS&docref=news/10DD3E8BA07C3D08. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Strange Country
Strange Country Ep. 213: Moonies, Part I

Strange Country

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 53:17


Sun Myung Moon claimed to be the Messiah who would bring about the kingdom of heaven. See God visited him and told him it was his turn to pick up where Jesus left off. And apparently that was convincing lonely college kids to peddle candy and flowers at street corners and airports. In this multi-episode show, cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about the Unification Church, the True Parents, and ways they could possibly convince loyal dashounds to peddle Strange Country merch to the masses. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Benscoter, Diane. Shoes of a Servant: My Unconditional Devotion to a Lie. Lucky Bat Books, 2013. Blake, Mariah. “The Fall of the House of Moon” The New Republic, 30 Nov. 2021, https://newrepublic.com/article/115512/unification-church-profile-fall-house-moon. Blake, Mariah. “EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Love Child Rev. Sun Myung Moon Desperately Tried to Hide.” Mother Jones, 9 Dec. 2013, https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/reverend-moon-unification-church-washington-times-secret-son/. Fessenden, Marissa. “A Brief History of Sesame Street's Snuffleupagus Identity Crisis.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 20 Nov. 2015, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-sesame-streets-snuffleupagus-iidentity-crisis-180957351/. “Frontline: The Resurrection of Reverend Moon.” 1992, PBS. https://vimeo.com/520151453. Gorenfeld, John. Bad Moon Rising: How Reverend Moon Created The Washington Times, Seduced the Religious Right, and Built and American Kingdom. PoliPointPress, 2008. Hong, Nansook. In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moons Family. Little, Brown, 1998. Kaplan, Anna. "The Moon's the limit." The Humanist, vol. 64, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2004, p. 14+. Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A121765419/PPPM?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=bookmark-PPPM&xid=e603ec35. Accessed 19 June 2021. Levine, Martin, et al. “Sun Myung Moon, We Hardly Knew Ye-or Your Church's Finances!” Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly, 12 Sept. 2018, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/sun-myung-moon-we-hardly-knew-yeor-your-churchs-finances/. Shoaib, Alia. “Trump Spoke at a 9/11 'Moonies' Conference Organized by the Widow of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Praising the Controversial Unification Church.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 12 Sept. 2021, https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-speaks-at-moonies-911-event-praises-unification-church-2021-9.

Union City Radio
Union City Radio Supporting CSA on Giving Tuesday

Union City Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 2:13


For their work improving workers lives, supporting local labor, and strengthening communities year-round; find out more at communityservicesagency.org. Today's labor quote: Mother Jones. Today's labor history: Mother Jones dies.    @wpfwdc #1u #unions #LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO Proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.

Labor History Today
Long live Mother Jones!

Labor History Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 50:33


“I'm Mary Harris Jones. But I'm called a lot of other names: ‘Bolshevik', ‘Socialist', ‘The most dangerous woman in America', ‘The Walking Wrath of God'”. Today, the Irish-born schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent American union organizer and activist – she preferred “hellraiser” -- is known simply as Mother Jones. She died on November 30, 1930 in Silver Spring, Maryland and on today's show we feature memories, tributes and re-enactments from her life, from the Labor Heritage Foundation's Saul Schniderman, Kaiulani Lee, and Loretta Rymer Williams, all bringing Mother Jones to life with vivid tales from a life of tragedy and an unbreakable commitment to fighting for workers that still inspires us today, 91 years after her death. And, on Labor History in 2:00: The year was 1908. That was the day that an explosion at the coal mine in Marianna, in Washington County Pennsylvania claimed the lives of 154 miners. It was one of the deadliest disasters in US mining history. Credits/Resources: Empathy Media Lab; Jase Media Service Podcast; Mother Jones marker; The Spirit of Mother Jones - Andy Irvine; Gene Autry sings "The Death of Mother Jones" (1931).  Produced by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council's Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. #LaborRadioPod #History #WorkingClass #ClassStruggle @GeorgetownKILWP #LaborHistory @UMDMLA @ILLaborHistory @AFLCIO @StrikeHistory #History #WorkingClass #ClassStruggle #LaborHistory @AFLCIO @LaborHeritage1

Beyond The Horizon
The Black Book

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 47:26


In a fantastic piece of journalism, Leland Nally at Mother Jones called every single person in Epstein's black book. In the next two episodes we take a look at his findings. (Commercial at 36:06)To contact me:Bobbycapucci@protonmail.com Source:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/

Matt Lewis and the News
Michael Mechanic on How Rich People Live

Matt Lewis and the News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 41:54


Mother Jones senior editor Michael Mechanic talks about his book, Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live―and How Their Wealth Harms Us All.

LIVE! From City Lights
David Talbot and Margaret Talbot

LIVE! From City Lights

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 57:28


David Talbot and Margaret Talbot celebrating the launch of their new book, "By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution," published by Harper Collins. This event was originally broadcast live via Zoom and hosted by Peter Maravelis. David Talbot is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years" and the acclaimed national bestseller "Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love." He is the founder and former editor in chief of Salon, and was a senior editor at Mother Jones and the features editor at the San Francisco Examiner. He has written for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, The Guardian, and other major publications. Talbot lives in San Francisco, California. Margaret Talbot joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2004. Previously, she was a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and, from 1995 to 1999, an editor at The New Republic. Her stories, covering legal issues, social policy, and popular culture, have appeared, in addition to in the Times Magazine and The New Republic, in The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, and the Times Book Review. She was one of the founding editors of Lingua Franca and was a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. In 1999, she received a Whiting Writer's Award. She is the author of "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century," about Lyle Talbot, her father. Sponsored by the City Lights Foundation.

The Rachel Maddow Show
Galveston a test case for Republicans redrawing districts to make elections irrelevant

The Rachel Maddow Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 44:36


Tonight's guests are Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Ari Berman, senior reporter for Mother Jones.

The Takeaway
Thirteen Republicans Voted for the Infrastructure Bill. Now They're Facing Backlash. 2021-11-12

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 44:19


Thirteen Republicans Voted for the Infrastructure Bill. Now They're Facing Backlash. After months of back and forth in Congress, the House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last Friday. The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill now goes to President Biden's desk, where he's expected to sign it into law. The passage of the bill was ultimately a bipartisan effort, with 13 Republicans voting “yes” alongside their Democratic counterparts in the House.For those 13 Republicans, the days since the vote haven't been the easiest. They're facing backlash from fellow Republicans, including former president Donald Trump who said they should be “ashamed of themselves” for “helping the Democrats.” Arab Americans Are 'White' On The Census. But Should They Be? Boston mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, like many other Arab Americans, chose to identify publicly as a person of color. But the thing is, Arab Americans are considered “white” on government forms. We spoke with historian and professor of American studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC) Sarah Gualtieri and Maya Berry, the executive director at the Arab American Institute.  Redistricting and Voting Rights Redistricting is underway in many states, and as lawmakers draw new political lines for their state and congressional seats, it could leave masses of voters without a voice in their elections. The Takeaway looks at redistricting and voting rights with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones covering voting rights. Ari, always great to have you here. For segment transcripts, see individual segment pages.  

The Takeaway
Thirteen Republicans Voted for the Infrastructure Bill. Now They're Facing Backlash. 2021-11-12

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 44:19


Thirteen Republicans Voted for the Infrastructure Bill. Now They're Facing Backlash. After months of back and forth in Congress, the House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last Friday. The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill now goes to President Biden's desk, where he's expected to sign it into law. The passage of the bill was ultimately a bipartisan effort, with 13 Republicans voting “yes” alongside their Democratic counterparts in the House.For those 13 Republicans, the days since the vote haven't been the easiest. They're facing backlash from fellow Republicans, including former president Donald Trump who said they should be “ashamed of themselves” for “helping the Democrats.” Arab Americans Are 'White' On The Census. But Should They Be? Boston mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, like many other Arab Americans, chose to identify publicly as a person of color. But the thing is, Arab Americans are considered “white” on government forms. We spoke with historian and professor of American studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC) Sarah Gualtieri and Maya Berry, the executive director at the Arab American Institute.  Redistricting and Voting Rights Redistricting is underway in many states, and as lawmakers draw new political lines for their state and congressional seats, it could leave masses of voters without a voice in their elections. The Takeaway looks at redistricting and voting rights with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones covering voting rights. Ari, always great to have you here. For segment transcripts, see individual segment pages.  

The Real News Podcast
35,000 Kaiser Permanente workers are set to strike, and the future of US healthcare is at stake

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 57:29


35,000 members of the Alliance of Health Care Unions, a coalition of 21 local unions representing over 52,000 workers at the healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente in states around the country, have set a strike date. Unless the company addresses the serious issues that workers have raised at the bargaining table, Kaiser workers will walk off the job on Nov. 15, and thousands more may join in what could become one of the largest strikes ever in the healthcare sector. The core issues that led to the potential strike not only involve adequate compensation for union workers, but also the dire concerns about healthcare workers being grossly overworked and under-resourced, as well as two-tier employment and the struggle to draw in and retain trained staff. On top of the essential concerns that directly impact the jobs and livelihoods of healthcare workers, the outcome of this high-stakes labor struggle will have huge implications for the future of healthcare in the US as we know it.In this special edition of Working People, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez speaks with two Kaiser workers, Hannah Winchester, DPT, and Nicholas Eng, RNFA, about the work that they do, the changes they've experienced in the healthcare system, and the dire conditions that have led to a potential strike. Hannah Winchester is a home health physical therapist by trade; she is also her department's Labor Partner, a shop steward, and a member of the bargaining team for the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP) Professional Bargaining Unit. Nicholas Eng has been a nurse for nearly 10 years; he is also an OFNHP shop steward and is currently on release for OFNHP to be present for contract bargaining and to help with organizing union members and actions, including strike planning.Post-Production: Adam ColeyRead the transcript of this interview: https://therealnews.com/35000-kaiser-permanente-workers-are-set-to-strike-and-the-future-of-us-healthcare-is-at-stakeAdditional links/info below…The Alliance of Health Care Unions website, Facebook page, and Twitter page:https://www.ahcunions.org/https://www.facebook.com/AHCUnions/https://twitter.com/AHCunionsOregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals website, Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram:http://ofnhp.aft.org/https://www.facebook.com/ofnhp/https://twitter.com/ofnhphttps://www.instagram.com/ofnhp/?hl=enOFNHP Cares - Member Hardship Relief Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/y3h5p-ofnhp-cares-member-hardship-relief-fund?qid=b651426291f2babae96217e9a9d1d90eNoah Lanard, Mother Jones, ““You Are Worth More”: Kaiser Permanente Workers Are on the Verge of a Historic Strike”: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/10/kaiser-permanente-strike-health-care-nurses-decades/Dave Muoio, Fierce Healthcare, “Nearly 32,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers Set to Strike Nov. 15. Tens of Thousands More Mulling Their Own Demonstrations”: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/nearly-32-000-kaiser-permanente-workers-set-to-strike-nov-15Working People, The Real News Network, “A Small-Town Hospital Goes After Its Union Nurses”: https://therealnews.com/a-small-town-hospital-goes-after-its-union-nurses

The Beat with Ari Melber
"Vigilante justice" focus of murder trials, Supreme Court arguments

The Beat with Ari Melber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 43:47


MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, November 5, and reports on President Biden's agenda, the probe into the Trump Organization, the January 6th investigation, and "vigilante justice." Mother Jones' David Corn joins.

Deep State Radio
The Sky may not be Falling... but it Certainly is on Fire

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 33:09


The Democrats had a bad night on Tuesday as Glenn Youngkin won the governorship in Virginia and Phil Murphy was barely able to hang on in New Jersey. However, what those results mean remains very unclear. Did Congress's failure to pass the Build Back Better agenda lead to apathy amongst the party faithful? Do Democrats need better candidates? Was this just a thermostatic turn against the party in power? What should the Democrats do to correct course before the midterms? David Rothkopf and Kavita Patel work through these and other questions facing Democratic leaders in the run up to 2022 and 2024 with David Corn of Mother Jones and Jonathan Alter of MSNBC. Don't miss this important discussion.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deep State Radio
The Sky may not be Falling... but it Certainly is on Fire

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 33:09


The Democrats had a bad night on Tuesday as Glenn Youngkin won the governorship in Virginia and Phil Murphy was barely able to hang on in New Jersey. However, what those results mean remains very unclear. Did Congress's failure to pass the Build Back Better agenda lead to apathy amongst the party faithful? Do Democrats need better candidates? Was this just a thermostatic turn against the party in power? What should the Democrats do to correct course before the midterms? David Rothkopf and Kavita Patel work through these and other questions facing Democratic leaders in the run up to 2022 and 2024 with David Corn of Mother Jones and Jonathan Alter of MSNBC. Don't miss this important discussion.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Perfect Bound with Jennifer Yoffy

Jason Koxvold is the kind of person you would hate if he wasn't so smart and talented and thoughtful and kind. Oh, and charming. Did I mention charming? Yeah, he's the worst. Jason Koxvold (b. 1977, Liege, Belgium) received his BSc in Social Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. His fine art practice focuses on the shared spaces between neoliberal economic policy and military strategy; he has made work in diverse locations, from Afghanistan to Nigeria, Arctic Russia to South Africa. His first monograph, Knives, was published in 2017, followed by You Were Right All Along (2018) and Calle Tredic iMartiri (2019). He is the founder of Gnomic Book, an imprint focused on challenging subjects by emerging artists, and Virtual—Assembly, an online book fair to support publishers and artists in our present moment of social distancing. Koxvold has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UnitedStates, Britain, France, and Japan. His work has been featured in publications including The British Journal of Photography, Aperture, the Financial Times Magazine, Der Greif, Wired, Le Litteraire, Newsweek, Gestalten, Thisispaper, The Great Leap Sideways, Mother Jones, and Slate. He currently lives and works in Portland, OR.

The Beat with Ari Melber
Trump advisor: DC hotel acted as January 6th "war room"

The Beat with Ari Melber

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 44:08


MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 25, and reports on the investigation into the January 6th insurrection, Flordia Governor DeSantis' efforts to recruit anti-vaxxers to his state, President Biden's agenda, and death row in America. Mother Jones' David Corn joins.

I Don't Speak German
96: Catching Up With Cantwell (and The Failures of the Prison Industrial Complex)

I Don't Speak German

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 88:49


Sines v. Kessler is finally underway, and Christopher Cantwell is representing himself.  Need we say more?  Actually, yes.  And hence, this episode. Content warnings. Podcast Notes: Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to one full extra episode a month. Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618 IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper Jack's Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_ IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1 Show Notes: Vice News, Charlottesville Race and Terror (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIrcB1sAN8I) Christopher Cantwell transferred to Communication Management Unit in Marion, IL. (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1402292133483196422?s=20) Pro Se Letter regarding change of address by Christopher Cantwell.(https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.968.0_1.pdf) Hilary Sargent coverage of the Cantwell criminal trial at The Informant. (https://www.informant.news/people/1157338-hilary-sargent) Cantwell Criminal Trial Testimony Day 3 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nhd.53269/gov.uscourts.nhd.53269.118.0.pdf) Cantwell Criminal Trial Testimony Day 4 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nhd.53269/gov.uscourts.nhd.53269.119.0.pdf) Jordan Green at Raw Story: ‘Crying Nazi' Christoper Cantwell is getting legal assist from a white supremacist as he prepares for Charlottesville trial (https://www.rawstory.com/crying-nazi-trial/) While serving his sentence, Cantwell met Hale along with another man named William A. White, who has played an even more significant role in helping him prepare for his upcoming trial in Charlottesville. White, in turn, is in prison for soliciting violence against the foreman of the federal jury that convicted Hale. According to the US Justice Department, White created the now defunct Overthrow.com website in the late 2000s as a platform for the American National Socialist Workers Party. He used the website to post derogatory comments and personal information about the jury foreman, including their home address and phone numbers. "Anyway, so I run into these guys," Cantwell told a white supremacist podcaster during an interview last week from an Oklahoma prison where he is awaiting transfer to Charlottesville to stand trial. "And allegations against them notwithstanding, they're good to me."   Sines v. Kessler at Courtlistener (https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6168921/sines-v-kessler/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc) Document 1108 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1108.0.pdf) In addition, it has now become apparent that Cantwell, who has been proceeding pro se and has been afforded its corresponding protections and leniency, may be using another inmate, William A. White, to participate in this litigation and “ghost-write” his recent filings. See ECF 1063 at 1 (“Christopher Cantwell ... Moves this Court ... To Provide Cantwell and his Lay Counsel, William A White, Adequate Access to The Electronic Materials...”); ECF 1063-2; compare ECF 1055 (handwritten filing written largely in first person) with ECF 1063 (typewritten filing written in third person). That provides yet another basis to deny these motions. Ghost writing plainly violates legal rules and only reinforces the inappropriate and harassing nature of Cantwell's numerous recent filings, including ECF 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1077, 1078, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1102, 1103. See Wojcicki v. SCANA/SCE&G, 947 F.3d 240, 244 (4th Cir. 2020) (“Allowing individuals to represent themselves pro se reflects a respect for the choice of an individual citizen to plead his or her own cause, but so does the bar preventing individuals without legal expertise from representing others.” (quotation omitted)); Greene v. United States Dep't of Educ., No. 4:13cv79, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143678, at 26-27 (E.D. Va. Oct. 1, 2013) (“During the course of this appeal it came to the Court's attention that Greene, although proceeding pro se and receiving the forbearance afforded such status, was utilizing the services of a ghost writer for many of her filings. The Court emphasizes that the practice of ghost-writing is in no way permissible in the Eastern District of Virginia, or any federal court for that matter. Even if the ghost writer is not an attorney, such practice is still considered the unauthorized practice of law. Those who proceed pro se are afforded certain amounts of leniency that are not afforded represented parties. Ghost writing inexcusably abuses this leniency."). Document 1134 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1134.0_1.pdf) Document 1185 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1185.0.pdf) Document 1306 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1306.0_1.pdf) While Plaintiffs remain adamant that any further delay would be extremely prejudicial given the fact that this case was filed four years ago, jury questionnaires have already been sent out, and many parties, counsel, and witnesses are already in or on their way to Charlottesville, see, e.g., ECF Nos. 1108, 1113, 1196, Plaintiffs are also aware that Mr. Cantwell likely will continue to assert these arguments, which could complicate the issues on appeal. As a result, Plaintiffs have concluded that the best way to resolve the tension between the need to proceed to trial and Mr. Cantwell's due-process arguments would be for the Court to sever Plaintiffs' claims against Mr. Cantwell from their claims against the other Defendants in this case for a separate trial pursuant to Rule 42 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Document 1307 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1307.0.pdf) (Kolenich on behalf of Kessler, Damigo, and Identity Evropa) The Court has been aware of Mr. Cantwell's objections since at least April 2021. The plaintiffs have been opposing Cantwell and not caring about his allegations of procedural or substative rights for at least that long. See ECF 945 filed April 26, 2021. Defendants object to the Court flip flopping on its Cantwell rulings, at the mere letter based request of the plaintiffs, less than 48 hours before trial. The defendants have invested considerable time and expense into preparing a defense strategy that assumes the presence of Mr. Cantwell as a party defendant at trial. Document 1309 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1309.0.pdf) (Smith on behalf of Parrot, Heimbach, and TWP) Plantiff's counsel want to take a “mulligan” here because, prior to Friday's final pretrial conference, they had their army of jury consultants analyze the jury questionnaires, and concluded (rightly) that they have very little chance of winning their case in front of the eventual jury (even with adverse inferences). In order to manufacture a basis for their mulligan, they've been intentionally not caring about Mr. Cantwell's situation, which they've known about for many months now; that way, if they drew an unfavorable jury pool, they could fake a sudden onset of empathy and concern for Mr. Cantwell's predicament, and bait the Court into postponing the trial with their ridiculous “two Charlottesville trials” (i.e., the regular one, and then some kind of Cantwell-only “mini-trial” a couple years from now) proposal. Document 1314 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1314.0.pdf) (Bloch reads the amended letter.) Document 1328 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1328.0.pdf) Cantwell pro se defendant woes Document 1329 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1329.0.pdf) More Cantwell pro se defendant woes Document 1330 (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120/gov.uscourts.vawd.109120.1330.0.pdf) THIS IS NOT FAIR document Molly Conger Twitter (https://mobile.twitter.com/socialistdogmom) Molly Conger Patreon(https://www.patreon.com/socialistdogmom/posts) Molly's Trial Coverage Day One (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1452622192555053069?s=20) Jury Selection Day Two (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1452977775749500930?s=20) Jury Selection Day Three (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1453344852016607234?s=20) Jury Selection Day Four (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1453699603879141381?s=20) Opening Arguments Day Five (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1454066857418362880?s=20) Plaintiff's first two witnesses Emily Gorcenski and Molly Conger. White Supremacists Have Returned to Charlottesville in Another Attempt to ‘Unite the Right'(https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/10/with-the-charlottesville-trial-white-supremacists-try-again-to-unite-the-right.html) Christopher Cantwell opening statement (https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1453795094591639562?s=20) (Paraphrase) "If you've ever had the intellectual curiosity to read Mein Kampf then you know this case is Mother Jones level nonsense." Trey Garrison dox at the SPLC (https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/18/spectre-unmasked-racist-alt-right-podcaster-used-be-local-reporter)  

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

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

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 69:08


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 at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! UNF*CK YOUR COFFEE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! 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 Has 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

New Books Network
Postscript: The Supreme Court, Concealed Carry, and How Your Laws Might Change

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 62:25


The American media has been focused on the Supreme Court's upcoming abortion cases but a decision in a critical Second Amendment case could overturn public safety laws for 25% of Americans. Next week, the Court will hear arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a challenge to a 1911 New York State law that limits carrying guns outside the home. New York is a “may issue” state in which applications for concealed carry are not automatically granted but reviewed to determine if the person has “proper cause” to conceal a gun. We've not seen a Second Amendment case since Heller v. District of Columbia in 2008 and McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010 -- and this case will be heard by a Court that now has 3 conservative appointments made by former President Donald Trump. Two Second Amendment scholars join the podcast to go wide and deep on the astonishing implications for our laws. Joseph Blocher is the Lanty L. Smith '67 Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and one of the attorneys who helped write the brief for DC in Heller. He co-authored Free Speech Beyond Words: The Surprising Reach of the First Amendment (NYU, 2017) with Mark Tushnet and Alan K. Chen and The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018) with Darrell Miller in 2018 (New Books interview here). His recent “When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: A New Account of Public Safety Regulation Under Heller” (Northwestern University Law Review, Vol 116, 2021) with Reva Siegel interrogates the impact of gun rights on free speech. Jacob D. Charles, the Executive Director & Lecturing Fellow at the Center for Firearms Law at Duke University School of Law. His work on the Second Amendment has appeared in numerous law journals and his public-facing scholarship includes work with CNN, NPR, Politifact, NewsWeek, and Mother Jones. “Securing Gun Rights By Statute: The Right To Keep and Bear Arms Outside the Constitution,” (forthcoming, University of Michigan Law Review) interrogates the non-constitutional gun rights that create broad powers for gun owners beyond the Second Amendment. Daniella Campos assisted with this podcast. Susan Liebell is Dirk Warren '50 Professor of Political Science at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Criminal Charges

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 20:19


Maria and Julio get into the Senate confirmation hearing for Chris Magnus, President Biden's pick to lead Customs and Border Protection. They also debrief the latest developments from the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. And, they talk about a Senate committee investigation in Brazil to hold President Jair Bolsonaro accountable for the failures in his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff PicksPresident Biden's pick for Customs and Border Protection commissioner, Chris Magnus, supports two Trump-era border tactics, reports Ryan Devereaux for The Intercept. The public already knows that Steve Bannon, an ally to former President Donald Trump, played a role in the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, reports Dan Friedman for Mother Jones.In his latest column, Julio writes “Brazil's president has been all-in on what has become an apparently effective strategy for modern-day authoritarians,” for MSNBC.Photo credit: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apple News Today
Why the world is watching Congress's climate-change moves

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 8:39


World powers are watching to see if the U.S. can pull off major action on climate change ahead of a global summit, Time reports. Countless murders were covered up during the Jim Crow era. Mother Jones looks at a program that aims to help victims’ families and set records straight. A cinematographer is dead and a director is injured, shot by a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin in what the actor’s spokesperson called an accident. ABC News has the story. Vienna’s tourism board is posting images of explicit works from the city’s art museums on OnlyFans. The Washington Post explains the thinking behind the unusual marketing campaign, devised after some of the museums ran into problems posting art containing nudity to social media.

Ink Stained Wretches
Streaming Disservice

Ink Stained Wretches

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 57:29


Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos half caves, but speaks to an important truth, Pete Buttigieg's paternity brouhaha, and David Corn vs. Joe Manchin Times 01:49 - Segment: Front Page 01:53 - Politico's scoop on Pete Buttigieg's paternity leave 07:15 - Mother Jones's "scoop on Joe Manchin leaving the Democratic Party 14:54 - Donald Trump's new social media platform 20:37 - Bari Weiss slams CNN's Brian Stelter over his network's Covid coverate 26:54 - Politico says Biden dodges print interviews 30:42 - Update on Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez's sexual assault allegations 35:41 - Politco's paywall 37:37 - Segment: Obsessions 37:54 - The Washington Post article on a black zookeeper (Chris) 45:13 - Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos and the Dave Chappelle Netflix comedy special (Eliana) 50:37 - Segment: Favorite Item of the Week 50:46 - Jeff Mauer's Substack article on columnists' avatars (Chris) 54:02 - Katie Couric apologizes for editing her interview with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Eliana) Links Mother Jones's Joe Manchin "scoop" The Washington Posts's article on the black zookeeper Netflix CEO TED Sarandos apologizes, according to the Wall Street Journal Jeff Maurer's Substack article on columnists' avatars

KERA's Think
One way to save our forests? Move them.

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 30:37


Forests naturally migrate about 1,600 feet each year, but to outrun climate change, they'd need to pick up the pace to 9,000 feet annually. Journalist Lauren Markham joins host Krys Boyd to discuss “assisted species migration,” or moving tree populations to save them from extinction. Her article in Mother Jones is called “Can We Move Our Forests in Time to Save Them?”

The Mother Jones Podcast
Are These Black Leaders on the Cusp of a New National Movement?

The Mother Jones Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 55:07


With everything going on these days—we'll spare you the list of existential crises we're currently living through—now seems like the perfect time to hear from two leaders who have a revolutionary vision of what this country could be. Last week, in a special livestream event, Mother Jones reporter and columnist Nathalie Baptiste spoke to two fascinating politicians that may be on the cusp of a national movement. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is the youngest-ever mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. India Walton won a historic upset primary against a four-term incumbent and is the Democratic nominee for the mayor of Buffalo, New York. They are from two different cities—over 1,000 miles apart—but both of these young Black leaders have put forward progressive agendas that have been called “radical.” And right now, words like “radical” or “socialist” or “progessive” seem to have shifting definitions. For some, those words are interchangeable. So we hear from Mayor Lumumba and Walton directly: how do they define themselves? What do they consider the biggest obstacle to a robust socialist party in the United States? And this wouldn't be a conversation during the years of the pandemic without finding out what, if any, guilty-pleasure TV shows are on their watch list. (Any Madam Secretary fans in the house?)

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
Oct. 21, 2021: The backstory on David Corn's Manchin scoop

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 6:20


The Joe Manchin news that shook Washington on Wednesday was David Corn's report in Mother Jones that the West Virginia senator is considering motoring his houseboat out of the Democratic dock: “In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this. Manchin has said that if this were to happen, he would declare himself an ‘American Independent.' And he has devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure.” A rather angry Manchin told our Burgess Everett that Corn's story was “bullshit.” We talked to Corn on Wednesday night and came away with the impression of a reporter who is 1,000% sure his story was correct.  Raghu Manavalan is the host of POLITICO's Playbook. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Hardball with Chris Matthews
Joy Reid: House Republicans apparently defending Bannon shirk their responsibilities

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 44:30


Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the committee investigating Jan. 6 sending a strong message that they will aggressively pursue their mission by enforcing their subpoenas. Then, Joy and her panel discuss Senate Republicans opposing voting rights legislation for the third time this year. Plus, David Corn joins us on his reporting in Mother Jones that Sen. Joe Manchin is allegedly telling associates he is considering leaving the Democratic Party, if he does not get his way on the Build Back Better bill. Next, Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald joins The ReidOut, sharing her expertise on the dire situation in Haiti. Finally, in "The Absolute Worst," Joy critiques police officers and unions fighting against Covid-19 vaccine mandates. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

Electrify This!
Now We're Cooking With...Electricity!

Electrify This!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:12


Once considered a status symbol, gas stoves have become a popular choice for amateur and professional chefs alike. More than a third of U.S. households cook with gas and 50% of single-family homes now feature gas stoves. Yet, when it comes to climate stability, air quality, and our health, gas stoves have serious impacts. Gas stoves emit the same fumes found in car exhaust, and gas consumption in buildings is a significant contributor to climate change. But it is possible to cook dinner without cooking the planet: 60% of U.S. households are already using electricity to cook and newer induction technologies are gaining popularity. Still, market and policy changes are needed to make electricity the preferred choice. This episode features a pediatrician, a professional chef, and a real estate agent discussing the perils of gas stoves and the pioneering movement to clean up our kitchens.Guests:Dr. Lisa Patel is a pediatrician and an advocate for children's health priorities. She was the co-chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Committee, California Chapter, co-founder the Climate and Health task force, and Director for the pediatric resident's Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation. Today she is the Co-Director for Stanford's Climate, Health, and Equity Task Force at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research. She holds degrees from Stanford, Yale, and John Hopkins University. Chef Rachelle Boucher is a national cooking appliance trainer, private chef, influencer and event expert with 20+ years of experience. She's worked as a private chef for celebrities and athletes, a corporate chef, and a home appliance expert and consultant with Monark Home, Sub-Zero & Wolf, and Miele. Today, Rachelle's new venture “Kitchens to Life”  focuses on kitchen electrification for performance, people and planet. Annie Trujillo is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Real Estate, based in Salt Lake City. In 2020 she was the third individual agent in her office and made the Top 500 Realtors in Utah list. Previously, Annie had an illustrious ten-year career working as a mountain guide, leading expeditions in remote areas from Greenland to Alaska. She holds a degree from San Francisco State University. Must-Read Resources:Kitchens to Life | Yale Appliance Induction Cooking Buying Guide & Yale Appliance Electric Cooking Buying GuideGas Stoves: Health and Air Quality Impacts and Solutions, RMI We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change, NPRHow the Fossil Fuel Industry Convinced Americans to Love Gas Stoves, Mother Jones

Today, Explained
What does Kyrsten Sinema want?

Today, Explained

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 32:21


Tim Murphy from Mother Jones explains how Sen. Kyrsten Sinema went from a left-wing activist to a Biden obstructionist. Today's show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Call Your Girlfriend
The Silent but Deadly Fart of Racism

Call Your Girlfriend

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:22


George McCalman is an artist, a writer, an illustrator, and a designer. This man does it ALL. He spent many years as a magazine creative director, shaping the look and feel of publications such as Mother Jones, Readymade, Afar. Then he opened up his own studio, McCalman Co, where he collaborates on branding, design, and editorial projects. This year his work was nominated for a National Design Award for communication design. He's a writer. He shows his fine art in galleries. He created the Observed column for the San Francisco Chronicle, in which he illustrated his observations of the city's cultural life. Recently, he worked on chef Bryant Terry's new book, Black Food, which is a gorgeous tribute to the foodways of the African diaspora and is out next week. George is also deep in the work of creating Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen, which will be out next year. LINKS McCalman.co Return to Sender / Tell Me Three Things I Can Do Illustrated Black History Black Food See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Dworkin Report
Reporter reveals Facebook paid Eastern European troll farms and the sinister secrets behind its algorithm

The Dworkin Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 28:27


Scott speaks with Karen Hao the senior Artificial Intelligence editor for MIT Technology Review whose groundbreaking work looking into Facebook just got validated in a massive way this week by whistleblower Francis Haugen's testimony to the U.S. Senate. Hao holds a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, which she took to outlets like Mother Jones and Quartz where she honed her craft as a data journalist before earning her current senior role and recently becoming a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. Her groundbreaking reporting spans from the murky world of Facebook's reliance on artificial intelligence to create programs that make autonomous decisions about what people see and human networks that convert disinformation for hire into cold hard cash. Buzzfeed caught and exposed the Eastern European troll farms who polluted the 2016 election with pro-Trump disinformation, yet Karen reports that not only did Facebook allow people in those same countries to influence Americans with inauthentic content, but they paid them from the network's Instant Articles advertising platform.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1444 The Ongoing Coup and Other Ways to Destroy Democracy

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 72:26


Air Date 9/25/2021 Today we take a look at the continuing efforts of Trump and his supporters to subvert and ultimately destroy democracy through conspiracy theories, gerrymandering and harassment campaigns Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Trump Sends Delusional Letter Demanding He Be Declared Georgia Winner - David Pakman Show - Air Date 9-20-21 Donald Trump sends a delusional letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger requesting Trump be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election in the state Ch. 2: The American Prospects' Harold Meyerson on lessons from the GOP's failed CA Recall - The BradCast - Air Date 9-25-21 Analysis of the CA recall as a giant waste of time and money Ch. 3: Agents of White Supremacy - In The Thick - Air Date 9-17-21 Nathalie Baptiste writes about the flaws of California's recall election process in this piece for Mother Jones. Ch. 4: Republican war on elections makes casualties of civilian stewards of democracy - The Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 9-17-21 Tonight's guests are Charles Stewart III, professor of political science at M.I.T.; and Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. Ch. 5: Can Americans Believe In Democracy After This Redistricting Cycle w/ David Daley - The Majority Report - Air Date 9-12-21 Sam Seder discusses gerrymandering with David Daley. Ch. 6: Donald Trump is Not Going Away No Matter How Much You Wish He Would - The Chauncey DeVega Show - Air Date 9-20-21 Mary Trump explains why so many Americans are still in deep denial about Donald Trump's enduring power and his ability to cause destruction and other harm to American society and the world. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 7: Redistricting Battle Heats Up Across the U.S. - The Takeaway - Air Date 9-21-21 Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, joined The Takeaway to talk redistricting and gerrymandering around the country, as well as the districts and states to watch in the coming months. Ch. 8: How Will the Ongoing Trump Coup End - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 8-5-21 Trump's slow coup is setting off a nuclear bomb at the heart of our Republic, but the scariest part no one knows if Democracy will survive? VOICEMAILS Ch. 9: Safe, legal, and rare bullshit - Alyson from Boulder, CO Ch. 10: 9/11 and inevitable slide/leap into wars - Maureen from Boston Ch. 11: The war prayer - Maureen from Boston FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 12: Final comments on how to avoid conspiratorial thinking 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 group of middle-aged and older men stand under a hand-written protest sign that says "Stop the Steal", some wearing camouflage, some wearing masks, all wearing varying baseball caps. Location: Minnesota State Capitol. Credit: "Stop the Steal" by Chad Davis, Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped   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

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Agents of White Supremacy

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 20:54


Maria and Julio talk about the election in California to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. They hear from Jean Guerrero, an opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times about how this effort was rooted in white supremacy. They also get into the Senate hearing on how FBI agents failed to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against former physician, Larry Nassar. And finally, they debrief the Met Gala. ITT Staff Picks: Nathalie Baptiste writes about the flaws of California's recall election process in this piece for Mother Jones. Danielle Campoamor writes “The strength required of those who testified during the hearing, and of every sexual assault victim who comes forward, is not innate, but born out of necessity. It is the result of the blatant and consistent failures of others,” in this piece for The Lily. Zeeshan Aleem writes about why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dress broke Twitter in this op-ed for MSNBC. Photo credit: AP Photo/Ashley Landis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Mother Jones Podcast
Ammon Bundy Is Running to Be Idaho's Next Governor

The Mother Jones Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 60:16


Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer has been following Ammon Bundy for years. He's the guy you'll remember who became a kind of folk hero on the far-right after he joined his father, rancher Cliven Bundy, in leading an armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada in 2014. Two years later, Ammon led the armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, which left one occupier dead. Bundy went to trial twice on criminal charges related to the standoffs but federal prosecutors failed to win a conviction. Now he's a big-time celebrity activist and running for governor of Idaho. Shortly before the pandemic started, he created what has been dubbed “Uber for militias”—a kind of network that can summon armed protesters for all sorts of far-right gatherings, including anti-mask and anti-vaccine protests during the pandemic. He's a messianic figure, and Mencimer wanted to understand what the appeal was. She found a complicated and very-American story about violence, religion, and public lands battles in the West. This in-depth profile was published in Mother Jones earlier this year, and reproduced in read-aloud form here by our partners at Audm.

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
Mea Culpa Remembers 9/11 + The New GOP Terrorists + A Conversation with Ari Berman

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 87:14


Michael looks back on where he was on 9/11 and his epic journey to recover his daughter as the tower's fell. The episode recounts how the country has changed in the intervening 20 years and speaks with Ari Berman from Mother Jones about how the GOP has hijacked state legislatures across the country. Trigger Warning: This Episode Graphically Depicts 9/11

On the Media
Aftershocks

On the Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 50:24


Twenty years after the Twin Towers came down, we're still wrestling over how to make sense of what happened. On this week's On the Media, how the conspiracies birthed in the aftermath of 9/11 set the stage for the paranoia to come. Plus, how Afghanistan's thriving new media scene hopes to survive Taliban rule. And, how Ivermectin became politicized. 1. Tolo founder Saad Mohseni [@saadmohseni] on the mounting threat to journalism in Afghanistan. Listen. 2. NYTimes television critic James Poniewozik [@poniewozik] on the documentary styles used to remember 9/11. Listen. 3. OTM's Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] reports on the legacy of Loose Change. Listen. 4. Mother Jones senior editor Kiera Butler [@kieraevebutler] on how Ivermectin became so politicized. Listen.