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    2537 - What's Happening at the Alabama Amazon Union Drive & Why Dems are Negotiating Against Themselves w/ Joshua Brewer & Eric Levitz

    2537 - What's Happening at the Alabama Amazon Union Drive & Why Dems are Negotiating Against Themselves w/ Joshua Brewer & Eric Levitz

    Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Then Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) joins to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill.
    On today's show: Mondaire Jones explains why passing HR 1 is so crucial to American democracy.
    Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Why this organizing effort is happening in Bessemer right now. The connection to the George Floyd uprising. The underhanded tactics Amazon is using to discourage workers from organizing. How the law is designed to weaken unions. What's at stake in this fight?
    Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins the program to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill. Why did conservative Democrats want additional mean-tested "targeting"?
    On the fun half: Ro Khanna says he's not a socialist because capitalism spurs wonderful inventions, like Hamilton musical. Megyn Kelly tweets about Cardi B vs Dr Seuss. Don Jr. tweets about cancel culture, hides that his copy of "the Cat in the Hat" is bilingual. Cuomo defends behavior, says he hugs and kisses people all the time. Friend-of-the-show Andray Domise educates us on the movement to resist the latest US-backed dictator in Haiti (for more check out haitibetrayedfilm.com). The importance of covering domestic political prisoners. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2536 - Vaccine Rollout Proceeds Apace & SCOTUS Ready To Uphold Racist Voting Laws

    2536 - Vaccine Rollout Proceeds Apace & SCOTUS Ready To Uphold Racist Voting Laws

    Sam and Emma recap the top stories of the week including the voting rights cases before the Supreme Court and GOP efforts to further restrict voting rights across the country.
    On today's show: Biden says US will have enough supply to vaccinate every adult by end of May. What's in the Covid relief bill? The Strand moves Cuomo’s book from "notable" to “history” shelf. Supreme Court seems ready to uphold racist voting restrictions.
    On the fun half: Cuomo says he supports a woman’s right to come forward, he didn’t feel his actions were inappropriate. Debating HR 1, Kevin McCarthy says voting rights debate is like canceling Dr. Seuss. Glenn Beck declares the era of freedom in America over now that Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potatohead are canceled. Idaho Republican votes against using federal funds for early education, says it makes it 'easier for mothers to come out of the home.' Plus, your IMs.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2535 - The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage w/ Jonathan Cohn

    2535 - The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage w/ Jonathan Cohn

    Sam and Emma host HuffPost journalist Jonathan Cohn on his new book The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage on the last decade of healthcare debate in America and what lies ahead.
    Sam, Emma, and Jonathan begin their conversation discussing the failures of the Clinton healthcare bill from the first Clinton administration and what was learned from its failures. Cohn traces how healthcare expansion and legislation moved through the Democratic leadership and through the 2008 primary and subsequent legislative committees before becoming the PPACA at the beginning of Obama's first term. The interview concludes with Cohn giving his assessment on
    And in the Fun Half: a game of chicken within the Democratic leadership, Jon from San Antonio challenges Sam on independent voters, holding Joe Biden accountable for not holding MBS accountable, CPAC conservatives are done with Fox News, conservatism is pure spectacle, everything is downstream from cancel culture, plus your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    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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