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Host Matthew Braunginn examines issues surrounding race and racism from a historical perspective.

Finding the Warmth of Our Sun Matthew Braunginn

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Host Matthew Braunginn examines issues surrounding race and racism from a historical perspective.

    The Coup, Police, and the Koup Klux Klan of it all

    The Coup, Police, and the Koup Klux Klan of it all

    A mob of terrorists attempted a coup one week ago. Today, Matthew talks about that insurrection, what went wrong with the capitol police (or was this to be expected?), and how this is what happens in the United States when white people are threatened with a multi-cultural democracy. Oh, and yes, these people are fascist traitors, and any government official that aided this attempt should lose their office and be tried for treason.  
     
    Correction: At 25:00, the correct date is 1898 for the North Carolina coup, called the "Wilmington Insurrection of 1898" 
     
    Sources (in order): https://twitter.com/ariehkovler/status/1341016471795843080
    https://twitter.com/willjennings80/status/1346946815422320641)
    NBC News: Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to the Capitol
    FiveThirtyEight: The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration
    https://twitter.com/cevansavenger/status/13469209243108679680
    Vice: Storm the capitol as a white man and you’ll get a selfie with a cop
    New york Magazine: What the MAGA Mob at the Capitol Had to Say for Itself)
    https://twitter.com/jordannovet/status/1346974454040158209
    New York Times: These Are the Rioters Who Stormed the Nation’s Capitol
    https://twitter.com/McCormackJohn/status/1347304394128322577
    WEBZ: Chicago Police Union President Defends Those Who Stormed The U.S. Capitol
    Buzzfeed News: These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist Ass Terrorists”
    https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1347213255509422081
    SIRIUS XM: https://www.siriusxm.com/clips/clip/0469a9b1-fd7d-4257-ab28-f76acc8fa2aa/58377517-3602-40f9-822a-81dd774d84fb
    Feds: Police found pickup truck full of bombs, guns near Capitol insurrection
    WashPost: All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory)
    Daily Beast: Trump Officials Rush to Keep Him From Sparking Another Conflict—at Home or Abroad
    LA Mag: ‘An Absolutely Incredible Occurrence’: Rep. Maxine Waters Speaks Amid Today’s Attack on the Capitol
    https://twitter.com/jimbourg/status/1347559078831284227
    The Atlantic: It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse
    washPost: The far-right Trump insurgency just scored a huge propaganda coup
    https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1347226818248585217

    • 29 min
    Rebroadcast - Citizen Dave, Madison, and Why You're Probably Thinking About Racism Wrong

    Rebroadcast - Citizen Dave, Madison, and Why You're Probably Thinking About Racism Wrong

    This week, Matthew revisits this episode about former mayor Dave Ciezslewicz, his problematic columns, Madison, and why you’re probably thinking about racism wrong.

    • 28 min
    Rebroadcast - Defund the Police

    Rebroadcast - Defund the Police

    This week we revisit Matthew's exploration of the role of police in society, their effectiveness, and why the idea of defunding them isn't actually scary.

    • 25 min
    On Climate Change, Capitalism, and Race with Nada Elmikashfi

    On Climate Change, Capitalism, and Race with Nada Elmikashfi

    On this episode, Matthew talks with Nada Elmikashfi talk about climate change, the failure of the US to lead, how the future world-leading nations will be the ones leading on climate, and what race and capitalism have to do with it all.

    • 42 min
    The Cruel Madness of the GOP & their coup

    The Cruel Madness of the GOP & their coup

    Two intersecting behaviors of the GOP are on full display: the idea that only a GOP win is legitimate and their cruelty.

    • 21 min
    Obama, and coming to terms with the failure of Democrats

    Obama, and coming to terms with the failure of Democrats

    In this episode, Matthew looks at President Obama as an example of how Democrats at every level fail to wield power effectively, and how a change in the perception of these failures is important to progress.

    • 30 min

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