Alexis Goldstein on financial regulation, two animal rights activists are charged as terrorists under a terrible 2006 law, Bloomberg still exerts a disturbing amount of influence over NYC schools, and listener mail.
Indiana authorities shut down a holographic performance of Chief Keef, Cleveland police pepper spray activists outside a national Black Lives Matter conference, and a principal commits suicide after her schools test scores come under investigation.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the reasons why Bernie Sanders should run as a proper Socialist, a white man commits a mass shooting at a theater in Louisianna, and coverage of the death of Sandra Bland continues to veer into the absurd.
A website that facilitates affairs gets hacked, Gen Wesley Clark calls for a new round of internment camps, efforts to desegregate NYC public schools, and new state guidelines for protecting trans students.
Early thoughts on the shooting at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Angela Merkel makes a Palestinian girl cry, and David Brooks would like you to shut up and believe in the American Dream.
Katie Klabusich joins us to discuss the efforts to affirmatively protect abortion rights, a doctored video of Planned Parenthood causes a manufactured scandal, and Julia Carrie Wong tweets other on-demand economy information at us.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the historic Iran nuclear deal, the US military takes steps to allow trans people to serve openly, and a new report finds the American Psychological Association was complicit is facilitating torture during the Bush administration.
New York City will offer non-bail options for non-violent offenses rather than sending every arrestee to Rikers, released documents show Cosby admits to drugging women, additional thoughts on Greece, and listener tweets.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.