Focusing on issues, not tweets, Joshua Holland talks politics and culture with newsmakers, journalists and academics.
Can Republicans' latest racial panic deliver them a midterm win?
Joshua Holland is joined by Jeet Heer to talk about the right's heavily astroturfed campaign to terrify their voters to the polls with the specter of "Critical Race Theory."
Ammon Bundy is poised to ignite America's next violent insurrection
This week, we have a special double-segment with Devin Burghart, the executive director of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights. Devin and his colleagues have been tracking the rise of Ammon Bundy's sprawling anti-government movement called "People's Rights."
Anthropologist explains today's far-right: 'Fascism is scary because it can transform itself'
Joshua Holland is joined by journalist Rachel Cohen to talk about the spike in homicides and gun violence that America has seen in recent years. Next, we speak with anthropologist and filmmaker Sarah Riccardi-Swarz on her study of the growing fascist threat in rural America.
Inside the right-wing smear machine targeting Black Lives Matter
Joshua Holland is joined by Heather "Digby" Parton to talk about how the Democrats don't seem to have the sense of urgency about safeguarding American democracy that this moment calls for. And then The Intercept's Robert Mackey talks about his investigation into "The Riot Squad."
Right-wing doctors are fighting to keep your kids unvaccinated
Joshua Holland is joined by Audrey Clare Farley to talk about her piece in The New Republic about right-wing priests weaponizing Catholic rites against the left. And then Stephanie Mencimer from Mother Jones tells us about a new group of crank physicians that's joined forces with a motley crew of tax resisters and MAGA insurrectionists to fight to keep your kids unvaccinated.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick: 'Nobody did more to defund the police than Donald Trump'
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at our post-truth Republican Party. Then we're joined by Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, New York, who is leading one of the most ambitious police reform efforts in the country. And then Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw brings us a bizarre but surprisingly common story from the shady world of international shipping.
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Be careful of aggressive US stance v Russia!
In your desire to link Trump tightly to Russian oligarchs, watch out for supporting uncritically US strategic plans for great power conflict with Russia and China! As a progressive, you need to look at more than Trump financial schemes/ crimes.Under him, US is getting out of nuclear weapons limitations treaties- this is extremely dangerous and is opposed by both Russia and China. Read the DOD web site. They don’t hide their aggressive stance. They talk about increasing lethality and using tactical nukes in combat. This will be a problem with Biden too. Think about the 20th century if you want to know where great power conflict leads, and add in that all now have the weapons to end civilization as we know it by bringing on nuclear winter after even a “limited “ nuclear war. Think bigger please!