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Stand Up with Pete Dominick is a classroom where we laugh and learn together. I will interview the smartest people I can find about how to save the planet, our democracy and ourselves. We will talk about the issues that matter to you,your health,the health of your family, community, country and the environment w experts who know the best. And we will laugh while we do it.

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    Author and Journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson and Comedian JL Cauvin Episode 664

    Author and Journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson and Comedian JL Cauvin Episode 664

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    Kirk Wallace Johnson is an author and screenwriter.  His books include The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast, The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, To Be a Friend is Fatal: the Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind.  He is also the creator of Drug Spies, a scripted series about pharmaceutical espionage.  He is the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies.
    His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy, among others.
    Prior to founding the List Project, Johnson served in Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Baghdad and then Fallujah as the Agency’s first coordinator for reconstruction in the war-torn city.
    He is a a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and the recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Wurlitzer Foundation.  Prior to his work in Iraq, he conducted research on political Islamism as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt.  He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2002.
    Born in West Chicago, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and daughter.





    In the late 1970s, the fishermen of the Texas Gulf Coast were struggling. The bays that had sustained generations of shrimpers and crabbers were being poisoned by nearby petrochemical plants, oil spills, pesticides, and concrete.  The White fishermen, though, could only see one culprit: the small but growing number of newly resettled Vietnamese refugees who had recently started fishing.





    Tensions climbed as White fishermen called for refugee bans and threatened violence in the name of protecting what they claimed was their turf. After a young Vietnamese man killed a White crabber in self-defense, a posse responded by torching Vietnamese boats and a home, leading the Grand Dragon of the Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to sense an opportunity. Over the next two years, amid a garish campaign of violence, death threats, and arson, with terrifying Klan rallies and boat patrols, many Vietnamese were ready to flee – until a charismatic South Vietnamese colonel convinced them to stand their ground and put their trust in the Constitution.  Throughout the dizzying clash, which culminated in a tense courtroom showdown, one woman could see clearly enough to recognize the true threat to the bays—and her determination to take on the real villains became the fishermen’s last hope.
    Kirk Wallace Johnson’s gripping book depicts a community set on fire by hatred, xenophobia, and ecological disaster. Drawing upon a trove of never-before-published material, case files, and interviews with Klansmen, shrimpers, law enforcement, environmental activists, lawyers, perpetrators, and victims, Johnson uncovers secrets and secures confessions to crimes that went unsolved for more than forty years. It’s a story that braids corporate malfeasance with a battle over shrinking natural resources, at a turning point in the modern white supremacist movement, and highlights one woman’s relentless battle for environmental justice.
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    JL Cauvin is the best Trump impersonator in the world. He is also a very talented Stand Up Comic with who I have known for a long time. JL has recorded 6 stand up albums! J-L’s act is incredibly diverse and has led to six stand up albums:

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    Journalist, Author and Debate Moderator John Donvan Episode 663

    Journalist, Author and Debate Moderator John Donvan Episode 663

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    John Donvan is a close friend, confidant and mentor of mine. He is also  the host of Intelligence Squared U.S., moderating our debates since 2008. An author, speaker and journalist, John has reported for ABC, CNN and PBS, including multi-year postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem, and Amman, and a term as chief White House correspondent for ABC News. His 2016 book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, was a New York Times bestseller, and a Wall Street Journal Top Ten Nonfiction Book of the Year. John is a four-time Emmy Award winner and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2010.
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    Elliot Ackerman and Dr Christina Greer Episode 662

    Elliot Ackerman and Dr Christina Greer Episode 662

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    Elliot Ackerman joins me to talk about his new book The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan. He is also the author of several novels, Red Dress In Black and White. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and non-fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize among others. His writing often appears in Esquire, The New Yorker, and The New York Times where he is a contributing opinion writer, and his stories have been included inThe Best American Short Stories and The Best American Travel Writing. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C. Website: www. ElliotAckerman.com; Twitter: @elliotackerman 
    Dr Christina Greer is hosting a new podcast called The Blackest Questions She is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University - Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. Prof. Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean. She finds that both ethnicity and a shared racial identity matter and also affect the policy choices and preferences for black groups. Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore. She is the host and producer of The Aftermath with Christina Greer on Ozy.com http://www.ozy.com/topic/the-aftermath. Prof. Greer received her BA from Tufts University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.
     
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    Michael Grunwald and Gareth Sever Episode 661

    Michael Grunwald and Gareth Sever Episode 661

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    Michael Grunwald was most recently a senior staff writer for POLITICO Magazine and editor-at-large of The Agenda. He recently left to work exclusively on his new book about food and climate. 
    Today we spoke about the great new podcast that Mike is co hosting with the great Tamar Haspel. Climavores is a show about eating on a changing planet. Each week, journalists Tamar Haspel and Mike Grunwald explore the complicated, confusing, and surprising relationship between food and the environment.
    Before joining POLITICO in November 2014, Mike was a staff writer for The Boston Globe, a national staff writer for The Washington Post and a senior national correspondent for Time magazine. He has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting and many other journalism honors. He is also the best-selling author of “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era” (Simon & Schuster, 2012) and “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise” (Simon & Schuster, 2006).
    Mike lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Cristina Dominguez, an attorney; their children, Max and Lina; and their Boston terriers, Candy and Cookie.
    Gareth Sever is a long time listener who is also a very talented performer. His show Buckets N Boards: Comedy Percussion Show, is a hilarious, high-energy and interactive show that has captivated audiences of all ages worldwide! Gareth Sever and Matt Levingston bring a joyous charm and lightning quick wit to this full stage production. The show was born from their shared passion for music and rhythm and the intricate beats and stunning synchronicity are awesome to behold! Their comedy is front and center and the improvisational interaction with the crowd is the driving force of the show! 
    Buckets N Boards has performed 13 critically acclaimed summer seasons in Branson, MO, toured Performing Arts Centers nationwide, headlined with the Kansas City Symphony, and are currently one of the top requested featured acts on Disney Cruise Lines. From their imaginative songs, beautiful harmonies, amazing tap dancing, body percussion, beatboxing and bucket drumming, they have created their own fresh and unique brand of clean comedy. Buckets N Boards has crafted an original theatrical experience the entire family will enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Michael Cohen and Loudoun County VA Prosecutor Buta Biberaj Episode 660

    Michael Cohen and Loudoun County VA Prosecutor Buta Biberaj Episode 660

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    Michael A. Cohen is a regular contributor for The Boston Globe on national politics and foreign affairs. He is also the author of “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.” Michael has written for dozens of news outlets, including as a columnist for the Guardian and Foreign Policy and he is the US Political Correspondent for the London Observer. He previously worked as a speechwriter at the US State Department and has been a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
    Please check out and hopefully subscribe to Michael's Substack newsletter Truth and Consequences!  Stand Up subscribers get a discount on Michael's new newsletter!  
    Buta Biberaj
    Elected to serve Loudoun County, Virginia as her Commonwealth’s Attorney. Excited to bring a different lens on the Criminal Justice System. Justice is Truth in Action.

    Admitted to practice law in the States of Virginia, New York and Maryland and the United States Supreme Court for over 27 years. Have successfully, aggressively and proficiently represented clients in over 3500 cases.

    Served as a General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Substitute Judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit from 2006 to 2017.

    Current Responsibilities: Chief prosecutor for Loudoun County.

    Previous Specialties: Personal Injury; Criminal Defense, DUI, Juvenile Delinquency, Drug Possession and Distribution Offenses, Misdemeanor and Felony offenses; Business Consulting; Estate Planning; and Civil Litigation.
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    Christian Finnegan and Ophira Eisenberg Episode 659

    Christian Finnegan and Ophira Eisenberg Episode 659

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     Christian Finnegan  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City.

    BUY HIS NEW ALBUM--- "Show Your Work: Live at QED"
    Check out Christian's new Substack Newsletter! What is New Music for Olds?
    This newsletter has a very simple premise: You don’t have time to discover new music. I do. Here’s what I’ve discovered.

    Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.
     
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    Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world. 


    Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show’s material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is.
    She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today.
    Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth’s best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible.
    Ophira’s first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate.
    She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors.
    Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and

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