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Developmental psychologist Melissa Sage Dumont joins us to discuss the origins and political development of the IQ test, Morning John on the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and Anthony…
It’s a special JAMJAM Mondays and Jesse Myerson is here to round up all the Republican apologist and revisionism of the last few weeks. Also, Morning John on the tax plan, and checking in on school…
It’s a special Friday Frontline episode where we speak with director Michael Kirk about his new two-part Frontline documentary “Putin’s Revenge.” Also, Morning John on Geogroup, George HW and…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Jeff Flake and Jane Doe. Also, listeners and Morning John weigh in on Flake and the supposed fissures in the Republican party. Melissa…
Molly Knefel connects the issues raised by recent allegations about Harvey Weinstein to other current news stories and explains why she thinks the story should not be allowed to slip out of the public…
Mike Ludwig is back to talk about what the federal government is and isn’t doing to support opioid users in prison. Also, catching up on the rest of the Me Too listener thoughts.    Mike…
Valerie Adams-Bass joins us to discuss the Youth Act conference coming up at the University of Virginia, Morning John on General Kelly’s military coup language, and listener mail. Sgt. La David…
Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the devastating fires in California, and John is in the studio to catch up on John Kelly’s comments defending Trump. Reuben Safire, via Twitter
It’s JAMJAM Friday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk Me Too, Morning John on Trump supporters distrust of the media, and listener mail. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Ivanka’s punk phase, ICE spinning who they target for deportation, and what men could do after Me Too. Also, Morning John on Muslim Ban…
Citing several recent political decisions, John Knefel challenges Donald Trump's self-proclaimed title of "dealmaker,’ describing him as a “hostage negotiator in reverse” due to his willingness…
We’re joined by Olivier Sarbil, director of tonight’s Frontline documentary, “Mosul.” Also, Morning John, and more listener mail on Me Too. Photo credit: Courtesy of Frontline.
Morning John on Trump’s executive order attacking healthcare subsidies, Mayim Bialik writes a victim-blaming New York Times op-ed, women, trans, and nonbinary people post “me too” on social media to convey the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment. Mayim Bialik Photo by N4chavez courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
We catch up on the Buzzfeed story detailing how Milo launders hate into the mainstream, and the Vanity Fair story on how Trump hates everyone in the White House.      Photo by Shal Farley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to answer questions about his money talk, and problematize the phrase “wasting taxpayer dollars.” Also, John is in the studio to talk more on Weinstein fallout, Ben Affleck, Bret Stephens, and the Vanity Fair article on how Trump hates everyone in the White House. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Ronan Farrow follows up the New York Times reporting on Harvey Weinstein with detailed accounts from 13 women. Also, New York DA Cy Vance knew about it. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel gives her take on the intended rollback of the Birth Control Mandate, introduced by President Obama, which provides birth control coverage at no cost to approximately 55 million women. While it is important that birth control helps to do more than only prevent unwanted pregnancies, women should not have to justify their sex lives or reasons for using birth control. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Frontline’s James Jacoby joins us to discuss his new documentary War on the EPA, the Trump administration rolls back the birth control mandate, and Trump’s feud with Bob Corker isn’t what you think it is.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on migrants smuggled over the border in a big rig truck, and how they were used to prosecute the driver then faced deportation themselves. Also, Morning John on Syria, and a listener update on the historic civil rights picture from Little Rock.
We’re joined by Kenny, host of The Movements podcast, who tells us what the Spanish Civil War can teach us about revolution, reform, and fighting fascism. Also, catching up on listener mail.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about a leftist vision of gun regulation. Also, Molly has a piece in Teen Vogue about racial disparities in youth incarceration, and Morning John on Rex Tillerson calling Trump a moron.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about the Propublica reporting on Manhattan DA Cy Vance dropping a criminal investigation into the Trumps after getting a donation from their lawyer. Also, Morning John on the House’s 20-week abortion ban and the phone line for snitching on undocumented people.     Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter.
John Knefel offers his take on the victory of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Republican Primary for Senate and what it might mean for the future of the GOP and their reliance on bigoted candidates. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
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
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ blatant corruption and the popular uprising against it. Also, Morning John on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, and looking at Finland’s response to school shootings. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter  

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