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The Katie Halper Show takes a humorous look at the news, politics, pop culture, and the arts through news segments and conversations with writers, journalists, activists, artists and political comedians.
Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr? with Eugene Puryear
Who actually killed Martin Luther King Jr? The answer may surprise you. Author, journalist and activist Eugene Puryear fills us in. Eugene Puryear is the author of "Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America," a journalist at Breakthrough News and the host of the Punch Out podcast.
Hear our patreon-only chat with Eugene about the latest in Ethiopia, what he learned when he went there, his father's role in the Civil Rights Movement, and the worst Happy MLK tweets here https://www.patreon.com/posts/patreon-with-khs-61390129
Richard Wolff & Matt Bruenig
Full chat with Richard Wolff is here (https://www.patreon.com/posts/audio-richard-61093872)
This episode of the Katie Halper show combines two interviews! One with Richard Wolff and one with Matt Bruenig.
Richard Wolff is the host of #EconomicUpdate, Professor of Economics Emeritus
at @UMassAmherst, visiting professor at The New School, founder of @democracyatwrk and the author of several books including Democracy at Work, Understanding Marxism, and Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He's been called "America's most prominent Marxist economist" by The New York Times.
Matt Bruenig is the founder of the crowdfunded think tank the People's Policy Project, and the co-host of the podcast The Bruenigs with Elizabeth Bruenig
Rania Khalek on The War On Ethiopia
Found our discussion with Rania about the two year anniversary of the killing of Qassam Suleimani here plus getting censored by Instagram here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/60843466)
Beirut-based journalist Rania Khalek reports back from being on the ground in Ethiopia and shares what she learned and what the media is getting wrong about it.
CDC Guidelines Are Based on Business, Not Science W/ Dr. Oni Blackstock & Justin Feldman
The CDC has just shortened its recommended isolation period. But what's behind the change? Science? Or corporate profit? Is it a mere coincidence that the new number of days matches the number of days asked for by the CEO of Delta Airlines? And Joe Biden says there's "no federal solution" to Covid? Is that true? Joining us to discuss this and more is Dr. Oni Blackstock, a primary care and HIV physician, founder and Executive Director of Health Justice, and former Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Health Department as well as Justin Feldman, an epidemiologist and research fellow at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
Build Back Worser With Briahna Joy Gray & David Dayen
Full chat with Briahna Joy Gray is here (https://www.patreon.com/posts/briahna-joy-gray-60142671) Bad Faith podcast host & Bernie Sanders' former press secretary Briahna Joy Gray responds to the Build Back Better debacle. what it means about Biden, and the really awkward moment when Charlamagne Tha God asked Kamala Harris if Joe Biden or Joe Manchin was the President. Then journalist and editor of The American Prospect David Dayen breaks down all things Build Back Better like only he can.
Lucy Lawless, Cornel West & Steven Donziger: Free Assange, Free Donziger
Cornel West talks about the persecution of Julian Assange. Then Lucy Lawless and Steven Donziger talks about Chevron's poisoning the Ecuadorian Amazon and the case against Donziger and Dr. West sits in and listens.