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Political Misfits brings you news, politics and culture ‒ without the red and blue treatment. We aim to facilitate constructive conversations that take new looks at the stories and topics that mean a lot to us, including corporate misconduct, anti-war efforts, climate change, political hypocrisy, poverty, pop culture, electoral politics and much, much more.

Political Misfits airs live daily Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. EST and is broadcast on 105.5 FM in Washington, DC, 102.9 FM in Kansas City, Missouri, and to 35 countries on signals such as FM, digital DAB/DAB+ (Digital Radio Broadcasting), and HD-Radio. The show is also made available globally live on SputnikNews.com and is distributed as a podcast shortly after broadcasting on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spreaker and more.

About us: Hosts Bob Schlehuber and Michelle Witte bring different backgrounds to Political Misfits, but arrive with a mutual curiosity and compassion. Bob is an artist, producer and organizer; someone who works to create conversations that bring together broad and diverse individuals, organizations and ideas. Bob produced the radio show By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik for the past three years; now, he's bringing his commitment to understanding and addressing housing, homelessness, public safety, education, health, workforce development, civility, mutual understanding, and international peace and conflict resolution to Political Misfits.

Michelle is a committed explorer, observer and documentor of our big, beautiful planet and the strange creatures that inhabit it. A long-time writer, teacher and journalist, she returned to the US after ten years overseas with a broader perspective on American politics and culture and our impact on the world. Michelle gets fired up about justice and injustice, responsible travel, good books and bad movies, animal rights, baking and long-distance hikes.

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Political Misfits brings you news, politics and culture ‒ without the red and blue treatment. We aim to facilitate constructive conversations that take new looks at the stories and topics that mean a lot to us, including corporate misconduct, anti-war efforts, climate change, political hypocrisy, poverty, pop culture, electoral politics and much, much more.

Political Misfits airs live daily Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. EST and is broadcast on 105.5 FM in Washington, DC, 102.9 FM in Kansas City, Missouri, and to 35 countries on signals such as FM, digital DAB/DAB+ (Digital Radio Broadcasting), and HD-Radio. The show is also made available globally live on SputnikNews.com and is distributed as a podcast shortly after broadcasting on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spreaker and more.

About us: Hosts Bob Schlehuber and Michelle Witte bring different backgrounds to Political Misfits, but arrive with a mutual curiosity and compassion. Bob is an artist, producer and organizer; someone who works to create conversations that bring together broad and diverse individuals, organizations and ideas. Bob produced the radio show By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik for the past three years; now, he's bringing his commitment to understanding and addressing housing, homelessness, public safety, education, health, workforce development, civility, mutual understanding, and international peace and conflict resolution to Political Misfits.

Michelle is a committed explorer, observer and documentor of our big, beautiful planet and the strange creatures that inhabit it. A long-time writer, teacher and journalist, she returned to the US after ten years overseas with a broader perspective on American politics and culture and our impact on the world. Michelle gets fired up about justice and injustice, responsible travel, good books and bad movies, animal rights, baking and long-distance hikes.

    COVID-19's Minority Impact; Trump UN Address; Florida Gov Targets Protesters; Voting and Fashion

    COVID-19's Minority Impact; Trump UN Address; Florida Gov Targets Protesters; Voting and Fashion

    Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist; and Daniel Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "The Velvet Coup," join us to discuss how the pandemic is disproportionately affecting minority communities and what the long-term impact of this virus will be on the health and well-being of these communities. We'll also delve into a Washington Post story that the Pentagon, which had been given a $1 billion in funding to “plan, prepare for and respond to coronavirus,” decided that money could be spent not on masks and sanitizer and other health care and prevention efforts, but could be diverted toward “defense production.” So hundreds of millions of dollars went to contractors to produce uniforms, to produce aircraft parts, to produce surveillance equipment. Some of this money apparently also went to contractors that were already getting Paycheck Protection Program funding from Congress.

    Mark Sleboda, international affairs and security analyst, discusses the General Debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly that opened Tuesday "under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, heightened great power competition, and growing contempt for international institutions like the United Nations itself," as Foreign Policy reported. The assembly heard speeches Tuesday morning by world leaders such as Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, Recep Erdoğan, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Cyril Ramaphosa.

    Brandon Sutton, host of The Discourse podcast, joins us to discuss Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis announcing new legislation Monday afternoon targeting protesters; former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team raising more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions; and the National Football League league issuing massive $100,000 dollar fines against three coaches for not wearing face masks and $250,000 against the teams for which the coaches work.

    Sinclair Skinner, an American engineer, human rights activist, political adviser and founder of ILoveBlackPeople.com, joins us to discuss a new voter registration campaign aimed at battleground states through wearable tech art; why we must think globally in the effort to build upward mobility in Black communities; and the best ways to empower this generation.

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    Bloomberg Helps Clear Way For Felons to Vote

    Bloomberg Helps Clear Way For Felons to Vote

    Brandon Sutton, host of The Discourse podcast, joins us to discuss former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team raising more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions. What will happen next?

    • 30 min
    Pentagon Uses Pandemic Funds for Jets

    Pentagon Uses Pandemic Funds for Jets

    Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist; and Daniel Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "The Velvet Coup," join us to discuss how the pandemic is disproportionately affecting minority communities and what the long-term impact of this virus will be on the health and well-being of these communities. We'll also delve into a Washington Post story which said that the Pentagon, which had been given a $1 billion in funding to “plan, prepare for and respond to coronavirus,” decided that money could be spent not on masks and sanitizer and other health care and prevention efforts, but could be diverted toward “defense production.” So hundreds of millions of dollars went to contractors to produce uniforms, to produce aircraft parts, to produce surveillance equipment. Some of this money apparently also went to contractors that were already getting Paycheck Protection Program funding from Congress.

    • 23 min
    Remembering Ginsburg; ICE Forced Hysterectomies

    Remembering Ginsburg; ICE Forced Hysterectomies

    Gregg Mosson, federal and Maryland state litigator, in private practice, and a University of Baltimore Adjunct Professor, talks to us a bit about Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s legacy on the Supreme Court and what propelled her to being, probably, the most famous justice in the land? And what's at stake in the next SCOTUS pick?

    Maru Mora-Villalpando, immigrant rights activist and organizer; and Carlos Castaneda, Board certified specialist in immigration law in San Antonio, Texas, discuss allegations of unnecessary hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women in ICE detention. The complaint noted that whistleblower Dawn Wooten said she witnessed a surprising number of women in the center getting hysterectomies - sometimes without understanding why or knowing what they’d supposedly consented to. AP was able to confirm 8 or 9 procedures done by Dr. Mahendra Amin, who is at the center of these allegations, and at least one hysterectomy, and their investigations shows that while some of the procedures seem to be medically justified, the facility doesn’t seem to have bothered to get informed consent from the women it sent for treatment.

    Brianna Griffith, producer and host of the People's Republic radio show in Austin, Texas to talk about the latest about violence in America,and the revelation that back on June 1st during protests in Washington D.C that military police allegedly asked the National Guard for a “heat ray” weapon which uses millimeter wave technology essentially to heat the skin of people targeted by its invisible ray. What's going on?

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    Violence In America

    Violence In America

    Brianna Griffith, producer and host of the People's Republic radio show in Austin, Texas to talk about the latest about violence in America,and the revelation that back on June 1st during protests in Washington D.C that military police allegedly asked the National Guard for a “heat ray” weapon which uses millimeter wave technology essentially to heat the skin of people targeted by its invisible ray. What's going on?

    • 36 min
    Assange Extradition Trials; Brexit Negotiations; Race Relations In America

    Assange Extradition Trials; Brexit Negotiations; Race Relations In America

    As the Assange trial ends its first week, what has led to past delays?

    Neil Clark, journalist, broadcaster and director of Public Ownership Joined us to discuss the latest in the Julien assigned extradition trials. Why have there been so many delays; new evidence in the case; and why justice may not be served.



    Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-Chief of The Duran, joins us to discuss Brexit negotiations which seem to say the least are not going well. From the NYTimes Britain and the European Union were on a collision course Thursday, after Brussels demanded the speedy withdrawal of proposed Brexit legislation that the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted would breach international law.


    Eugene Craig III, Republican strategist, former vice-chair of the Maryland Republican Party and grassroots activist, joins us to discuss race relations in America; NFL booing; controversy surrounding the movie Mulan; Microsoft Russian hacking and the Department of Education targeting internal book clubs.

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