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Entertaining Daily Politics, Award Winning Long-Form Interviews and Irreverent, Independent Analysis. For more info see Majority.FM

    2534 - Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Only Can't Transform Education w/ Justin Reich

    2534 - Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Only Can't Transform Education w/ Justin Reich

    Sam and Emma host MIT professor Justin Reich (@bjfr) on his latest book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education on remote learning's failures during the Covid crisis and how we can improve schooling in the event of future pandemics.
    On today's show: Biden gives bid of support to Alabama workers and their right to unionize.
    Sam and Emma host MIT professor Justin Reich (@bjfr) on his latest book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education on remote learning's failures during the Covid crisis and how we can improve schooling in the event of future pandemics. While Silicon Valley has promised great advancements in education through trendy new technology, it hasn't exactly panned out that way. Examining things like proctoring software (which functions like spyware), auto-grading, and MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), Reich shows how tech alone cannot mitigate inequality or revolutionize education.
    On the fun half: Jen Psaki says Cuomo accusers deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, supports independent investigation. Asked about Biden administration decision to not sanction MBS personally and general accountability, Jen Psaki says US will hold Saudi Arabia accountable, suggests US doesn't sanction heads of state personally. Trump hints that he might run again, beating Democrats a "third time" (crowd goes wild). Fox and Friends pumped that Trump is back, Kilmeade says Trump looks thinner, he wants to unite the GOP. Right wing figure espouses Qanon beliefs during CPAC panel, talks about being canceled for addressing Q, child trafficking and finding out what's really going on. Reporter asks if WH is pushing harder for Neera Tanden than $15 minimum wage. Asked about horrible death rates in South Dakota, Kristi Noem says press should ask same question to other governors. Singer botches National Anthem at CPAC. Young girl sells lemonade to pay for her brain surgery in "heartwarming" local news story. Plus, your IMs.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    2533 - Biden Admin Tough on Iran Proxies But Not the Senate Parliamentarian w/ Alex Pareene & Matthew Film Guy

    2533 - Biden Admin Tough on Iran Proxies But Not the Senate Parliamentarian w/ Alex Pareene & Matthew Film Guy

    Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at the New Republic and host of "The Politics of Everything" podcast to breakdown the week's top stories including why Democrats should call Kyrtsen Sinema's bluff. Plus, Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) stops by to talk movies!
    On today's show: Rep. Elissa Slotkin (of  natsec lady gang "the badasses") defends Biden's attack against Iranian proxies in Syria.
    Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at the New Republic and host of "The Politics of Everything" podcast joins Sam and Emma to breakdown the week's top stories including why Democrats should call Kyrtsen Sinema's bluff. VP Harris' refusal to override the parliamentarian and keep $15 min wage in the relief bill as political malpractice. What happens to the Senate's legitimacy when good things can't happen for reasons that make no sense?
    Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) stops by to talk movies! Are movie theaters going away forever? Friday film pick: Toni Erdmann (2016) by Maren Ade, about a jokester dad's efforts to connect with his career woman daughter. And check out Black Bear (2020), a new movie starring Aubrey Plaza that Matthew edited!
    CPAC hosts have to remind audience that they support law and order and are on private property, thus they must wear masks. Mondaire Jones commemorates passing of the Equality Act with heartfelt personal testimony. Dave Rubin performs outrage about Potatohead, realizes Potatohead was probably always gender neutral, says we live in the stupidest times. Ainsley Earhardt worried about new Potatohead marketing, Steve Doocy seems to believe that backlash from anti-woke led Hasbro to backtrack (not the case). Rand Paul goes on anti-trans rant during first trans doctor confirmation hearing. MTG turns up the aggrievement machine, says she was a victim of Jan 6 attack, Equality Act is an attack on women, motions to adjourn. Amazon airs anti-union ads on Twitch. CPAC rolls video package of Japanese author calling Trump an American samurai. Plus, your IMs!
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    • 2 hrs 46 min
    2532 - Fighting For A $15 Minimum Wage & Restoring the Postal Service w/ MR Crew

    2532 - Fighting For A $15 Minimum Wage & Restoring the Postal Service w/ MR Crew

    Sam and Emma take a look at some of the most important stories of the week including the parliamentarian's ruling on a $15 minimum wage, fixing the USPS, and more.
    On today's show: Chris Hayes asks Bernie Sanders if Senate has votes for $15 minimum wage on up/down vote, Bernie laughs "no." John Thune recounts making a wage in the '70s, says it's too much to raise wages to $15/hr, even though his wages in '70s (adjusted for inflation) were higher than $15/hr. Ro Khanna explains why passing $15 minimum wage is not conditioned on parliamentarian ruling, "Be honest with folks." Roger Marshall (R-KS) says he had a low wage job in HS and college and it helped him graduate debt free. DeJoy says he’s sticking around at post office til his work is done. After Jim Jordan says Democrats are hypocrites and Post Office is besieged by partisanship, Gerry Connolly explains how USPS was hamstrung by GOP appointments and political efforts. Former aide speaks out about how Cuomo sexually harassed her.
    On the fun half: Asked if Trump should speak at CPAC, the GOP leadership is divided. Reopened Miami detention center for children is the same one where Kamala had her manufactured meme moment. One year ago today: Larry Kudlow claims "we have contained" the corona virus. Rep. Marie Newman (IL-03) gives floor speech on importance of passing the Equality Act. Marjorie Taylor Greene posts sign outside door saying there's only two genders. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    2531 - How to Fix a Rigged Economic System w/ Robert Reich

    2531 - How to Fix a Rigged Economic System w/ Robert Reich

    Sam and Emma host former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (@RBReich) to discuss his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, plus his take on the Biden administration's efforts so far and his assessment of how the 46th president has stacked his administration.
    On today's show: Ron Johnson suggests that rioters were not in fact Trump supporters.
    Sam and Emma host former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (@RBReich) to discuss his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, plus his take on the Biden administration's efforts so far and his assessment of how the 46th president has stacked his administration. Democracy vs oligarchy. The advent and subsequent rollback of antitrust. Are the oligarchic tendencies baked into the capitalist system?
    On the fun half: Tucker says he looked for Qanon online and couldn't find it. Recently canceled CPAC speaker, Young Pharoah, says Matt Schlaap should also be canceled for previous comments on Jews if the same standards applied (Pharoah agrees w/ Schlaap's previous comments.) Poll: GOP voters care most about illegal immigration, support for police. Asked about Cuomo's role in nursing home deaths, WH spox Psaki avoids questions and says administration works with all governors. Mitch McConnell suggests Democrats will go it alone on Covid relief, says the spending is unnecessary at this moment. Jimmy Dore goes on Tucker, blames Democrats for lack of Covid relief, defends people voting for Trump, criticizes second impeachment. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr
    2530 - Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality w/ Nancy Leong

    2530 - Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality w/ Nancy Leong

    Sam host Denver University Professor of Law Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) to discuss her new book, Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality, on how the powerful wield diversity to ensconce their priorities and agendas.
    And in the Fun Half: Who is coming to Neera Tanden's defense, Ted Cruz does crisis communications, MEghan McCain on the vaccine rollout, Newt Gingrich calls the vaccine anti-white, the Florida Agriculture Commissioner refuses to lower the flag for Rush Limbaugh, plus your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    2529 - Why Texas GOP Fears the Green New Deal w/ Naomi Klein

    2529 - Why Texas GOP Fears the Green New Deal w/ Naomi Klein

    Sam is back today with Emma to host author and professor Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) to discuss the climate disaster this past week in Texas and her latest NYT op-ed "Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal."
    On today's show: Ron Johnson says Texas snow storm is reason why Green New Deal is a terrible idea.
    Author and professor Naomi Klein joins the program to discuss climate disaster in Texas and her latest NYT op-ed "Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal." How those in power use "the shock doctrine" to take advantage of crises to execute policy goals. The invasion of Iraq, the fascist coup in Chile, and other past examples of the shock doctrine in action. What's different about the crisis in Texas? How renewable sources of energy lend themselves to decentralization.
    On the fun half: Former cop implicates NYPD in the murder of Malcolm X. Dallas resident explains $6700 electricity bill for February, puts in context with normal month. Asked if state leadership failed, GOP Rep. Michael McCaul (TX10) says federal government deserves some blame for what happened in Texas, alludes to 2011 report about winterizing Texas grid. JULY 2020: New Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate basically admits he's never been to Wisconsin before his dad went to buy the Milwaukee Bucks. Nina Turner explains why the people need to understand the difference between grassroots organizing and wielding power within government. Don Jr. from a gun bunker says that teachers unions are keeping children from going to school, says Biden is owned by teachers unions. Eric Weinstein says Jack Dorsey is throttling his Twitter account, asks him to fix it. Plus, your IMs.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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4.8 out of 5
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Hypocrisy and attacks on People with Disabilities

I had listened to this podcast a few times. However, today the main host, who states he is a Sanders supporter, showed himself to be a rank hypocrite.
Just after applauding Chris Matthews “dignified” resignation in reaction to multiple complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards many women, on and off air. He went on to say people should be aware and did not condone Matthews actions.
I don’t know if the host actually is aware that Joe Biden suffers from a life long disability, stuttering. If he hasn’t read the article in The Atlantic, I suggest he does now.
The host replayed an episode were Vice President Biden obviously had a stuttering episode. This is cruel and disgusting. He promises to continue re-playing these episodes. Obviously to hamper any chance of his success in the election.
The Vice President has more ability to communicate than this host and has demonstrated it for decades. His capacities are not limited by stuttering.
It is unbelievable that in this era, a person’s disability would be weaponized by anyone, except Trump. People of character know it is wrong.

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