Archive for January, 2016

Jan 29 2016

Just How Bad is the Aliso Canyon Methane Leak and How Long Will It Last?

GUEST: Robert Jackson, Senior Fellow – Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Environmental Earth System Science, been studying on emissions of methane from the leak.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District announced this week that it is suing the Southern California Gas Company over a massive and devastating methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, Southern California. The well, which has been leaking since late …

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Jan 29 2016

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

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GUEST: Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and Pastor at Greenleaf Christian church in Goldsboro.

North Carolina’s draconian voter ID law went on trial in federal court this week. The case is a test of how courts will approach challenges to voting rights in a crucial election year. North Carolina’s law is one of many issues that has …

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Jan 28 2016

All Eyes on Iowa and New Hampshire

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GUEST: John Nichols is writer for the Nation magazine, a contributing writer for the Progressive and In These Times, and associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin.

In a searing blow to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who served under Clinton’s husband, has written in favor of her rival Bernie Sanders. In a blog post, Reich said, “I’ve known Hillary …

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Jan 28 2016

Immigrants Push for Naturalization Ahead of Election

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GUESTS: Fanny Garcia, recent UCLA graduate, currently living in Las Vegas, joins us with her mother, Maria Polanco. The two of them are originally from Honduras.

Donald Trump’s racist language is having an unexpected outcome. Immigrants who qualify for citizenship are seeing a greater incentive than ever before to naturalize and obtain their citizenship before November’s general election. Latino advocacy groups in a number of states are …

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Jan 28 2016

Is the US’s Drinking Water Infrastructure In Hot Water?

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GUEST: Robert Glennon, is a Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Arizona and one of the nation’s thought leaders and commentators on water policy and law. He is the author of several books including, “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It.”

The crisis of poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, has highlighted a serious …

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Jan 28 2016

Flint’s Water Crisis Is a Warning to Us All

Published by Truthdig.com on January 28, 2016

Carlos Osorio / AP

By now most Americans have heard about the water crisis in Flint, a Michigan city of about 100,000 with a majority black population and high levels of lead in its water. With companies like Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola offering to donate millions of bottles of water to the city’s residents, there is a danger …

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Jan 27 2016

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Rightwing Producers of Planned Parenthood Fake Videos

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GUEST: Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief, RH Reality Check.

In a bizarre twist of justice, the makers of the covert videos that attempted to entrap Planned Parenthood officials for profiting from fetal tissues have found themselves in legal trouble. The Texas grand jury that was asked to examine evidence of wrong doing by Planned Parenthood, declined to charge the healthcare provider. But in the process of their …

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Jan 27 2016

Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Federal Prisons

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GUEST: Richard Ross, a photographer, researcher and Distinguished Professor of art at the UCSB. His most recent work is the In Justice series, which documents the lives of incarcerated juveniles. The series includes ‘Juvenile in Justice’, and ‘Girls in Justice’.

President Obama on Monday morning published an op-ed in the Washington Post about solitary confinement of juveniles. In it, he wrote, “Research suggests that solitary confinement …

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Jan 27 2016

Politics of Parenting: Love’s Promises – How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families

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GUEST: Martha M. Ertman, Law Professor at the University of Maryland’s Carey Law School and editor of Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture. Her new book is called Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families.

*This program was originally broadcast on October 6, 2015.

The Supreme Court’s decision last year to legalize gay marriage should have been the last …

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Jan 26 2016

Five Years After Egypt’s Revolution, Echoes of Mubarak’s Repression Returns

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GUEST: Mohamad Elmasry , assistant professor in the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama. His article about Egypt in Al Jazeera English, is entitled, Another Arab Spring is Coming to Egypt.

Monday January 25th marked the fifth anniversary of a revolution in Egypt that shook the world. Mass protests against long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak prompted the Egyptian national army to take over the …

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