Category Archives: Podcast

8/3 E.J. Graff: How Gay Inc Did & Didn’t Helped the Fight to End Trans Discrimination

Monkey Cage Blog editor E.J. Graff and Sam break down how Transgender people have been discriminated against in the military and why the politics are shafting now. Transgender people and the LGBT movement and the politics of “fitting in”. What … Continue reading

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7/31 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & David Bender

Sam and Political strategist Cliff Schecter examine whether the mainstream media is finally waking up to the fact that the Republican Party is made up of far right extremists, the nature of the conservative media system why Republican Party has … Continue reading

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7/30 Milton Allimadi: Will Africa’s Youth Lead a New Liberation?

Milton Allimadi, the publisher of Black Star News joins Michael to discuss Obama’s recent trip to Ghana and Ethiopia. How is Obama energizing African youth and fostering leadership and activism and what that can do for Africa. Why is Africa … Continue reading

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7/29 Mercedes Schneider: The Death of No Child Left Behind?

Educator and blogger Mercedes Schneider and Sam explore what No Child Left Behind has done to education, why punitive approaches to education fail, the myth of George W Bush’s success in Texas and the destructive myth of the “lazy” teacher … Continue reading

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7/28 Jennifer Mittelstadt: Who The New Deal Left Behind

Jennifer Mittelstadt a historian at Rutgers University takes a deep dive with Sam into the problematic legacy of the New Deal and explains the political compromises that excluded women and minorities from many of the benefits of the New Deal, … Continue reading

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7/27 Juan Cole: Did Climate Change Help Create ISIL?

Professor Juan Cole explains how the climate crisis in Syria helped create the conditions that led to the creation of ISIL. Sea level rises and the next wave of instability in the Middle East. The importance of water in Israel/Palestine. … Continue reading

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Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter, Isabel Gillies

Cliff Schecter joins us to talk about the recent shooting in Louisiana and gun control in America. He’ll talk about how the right isn’t truly pro-life and how this Planned Parenthood video is the latest in a pattern of punishing … Continue reading

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7/23 Harold Meyerson: Is the South Making America Cheaper Than China?

Washington Post columnist and American Prospect Editor Harold Meyerson explains the history of Southern labor conditions. Why the South is making American labor conditions cheaper than China. Why new jobs aren’t driving up wages. And why America is still defined … Continue reading

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7/22 The Sandra Bland Video & the Extraordinary Threat to Black Lives

Video footage reveals the completely unjustified arrest of Sandra Bland. What the death of Sandra Bland tells us about the systemic racism and abuse that African Americans face. On The Fun Half: Donald Trump makes political sense and reveals Lindsey … Continue reading

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7/21 David Dayen & Elon James White: Bernie Sanders & Black Lives Matter

Journalist David Dayen, talks about Netroots, Sandra Bland, and Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley poor responses to Black Lives Matter over the weekend. Elon James, journalist and CEO of This Week in Blackness furthers the discussion with his take on … Continue reading

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