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In August, Adam Johnson (FAIR Media Watch, L.A.Times, Alternet) joined the show to discuss the lack of context surrounding American media coverage of North Korea and how major news organizations never portray the United States as a military aggressor.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the FCC's potential rollbacks of net neutrality, Roy Moore's chances in Alabama, North Korea's new designation as a state sponsor of terrorism and more.
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss Trump's comments on the Iran nuclear agreement, the administration's heavy rhetoric with North Korea and growing fear and dissension within the Republican Party.
Frontline’s Jane McMullen joins us to discuss her new documentary, “North Korea’s Deadly Dictator.” Also, Morning John on the historic mass shooting in Las Vegas, and a brief look at the Children’s Health Insurance Program that Congress just let expire.    Frontline courtesy of PBS
Reporter John Diedrich joins us to discuss the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s investigation of safety violations at plants in Wisconsin. Also, Morning John on Trump’s approach to Puerto Rico and North Korea, and the largest mass shooting in modern American history has just happened in Las Vegas. Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan. photo by Melvin Alfredo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
In Part II, Adam Johnson talks about the media's tendency to frame the United States in a benevolent light and the cultish ideology surrounding American war.
In part one, Adam Johnson discusses the media portrayals of North Korea and their lack of context, including selective memory about the destruction of the Korean War.
Joe rambles on about Trump's threats to North Korea, America's unstable moral position on nukes, and John Carney's Statue of Liberty meltdown.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here with Molly and John to talk North Korea, Google, and Congress. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Trump issues a bizarre new ban on trans people serving in the military, the current state of the Senate’s healthcare bill, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed have a hot mic moment, and North Korea could be as close as a year away from a nuclear missile that could reach the United States. Photo by Ronald Reagan and the American Medical Association courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
John is in the studio to catch us up on North Korea, listeners weigh in on IPAs, and listeners respond to Chepe’s interview on post-carceral solutions.  Goses Photo by Danibelami courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
John checks in on Trump, North Korea and Otto Warmbier, and Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia 06. Plus, catching up on listener mail.      Photo by Anupamtree courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the regional context around North Korea, John on the Congressional deal that averted a government shutdown, the New York Times op-ed staff shows contempt for its readers, and listener mail. Photo: Twitter (@RSafire)
Joe discusses the current unpredictability of American foreign relations, as well as Donald Trump's interview with Reuters, where the president admitted he thought the job "would be easier."
In the second part of our conversation, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the troublesome nature of President Trump's unpredictability with foreign affairs, his shift toward mainstream Republican foreign policy, and the media's curious reverence for military intervention.
Melissa Gira Grant is back for MGG Thursdays and we go deep on Ivanka and Lean In feminism. Also, John checks in on North Korea. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
Dan Edge on his new Frontline documentary Last Days of Solitary, John on the Trump administration’s escalation with North Korea, and Ross Douthat continues to be employed by the New York Times. Photo credit: Twitter (@frontlinepbs)
Escalating tensions with North Korea, Trump's lies about Guantanamo, Happy International Women's Day, and listener mail. Photo Credit: Public Domain