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A Chicago Alderman Introduced A Water Affordability Ordinance. Does Baltimore Need One Too?
Baltimore can get more revenue for new water infrastructure by charging what residents can afford to pay, says Mary Grant of Food and Water Watch

  December 10, 2017

To Fight Crime We Must Address Root Causes, Says Mayor of Compton, CA
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to Aja Brown, Compton, California's youngest ever mayor about why she got into politics, the importance of holistic approaches to crime reduction, and the importance of equity in addressing poverty

  December 10, 2017

Bernie Sanders and Ben Jealous Hold Healthcare Rally in Baltimore
Senator Bernie Sanders joined Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Ben Jealous to launch Jealous' plan to make Maryland the first state with Medicare-for-All

  December 9, 2017

DNC's Unity Commission Further Dividing the Party
"You look at the big picture and you see that there's a lot of money that keeps flowing to Clinton-aligned political consultants from the Democratic party, and the majority on this commission clearly does not want to shake up that game, much less end it," says Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org

  December 8, 2017

Reporter's Harassment Sparks a #MeToo Moment at WNYC
As Time names the women who publicly confronted sexual predators the magazine's "Person of the Year," we speak to journalist Suki Kim, who outed a longtime radio host at WNYC for targeting her and several of his female colleagues

  December 8, 2017

Trump Faces a Fight over Downsizing National Monuments
President Trump is flouting the law to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah to open up drilling, mining, and fracking, but indigenous and environmental groups are pushing back

  December 6, 2017

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Wants to Make Jackson the Most Radical City on the Planet
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jackson, Mississippi's radical mayor, discusses his vision for a new society.

  December 6, 2017

Preemptive Strike on North Korea: Is Trump Wagging the Dog?
"If I were going to divert the American people's attention away from my troubles with the FBI, with Russian oligarchs, and so forth, I'd pick a lesser target," says Col. Larry Wilkerson. "That's not to say that this administration is not stupid enough" to do it

  December 5, 2017

Trump's Friends Get Tax Cuts, His Base Gets Bigotry
As President Trump re-tweets an anti-Muslim British group, historian and professor Gerald Horne of the University of Houston says Trump is following through on the bigotry he campaigned on

  December 5, 2017

Flynn Plea Shows Collusion With... Israel?
Michael Flynn's guilty plea to lying to the FBI falls short on Russia "collusion" but points to the Trump administration acting on Israel's behalf, says author and journalist Max Blumenthal

  December 2, 2017

Feds Secretly Monitoring the Black Lives Matter Movement
The FBI and DHS justify the surveillance by claiming Black Lives Matter activists are "black supremacist extremists" prone to violence. But it's really just an attempt to criminalize black protestors and silence the movement, says Stephanie Llanes of the Center for Constitutional Rights

  December 2, 2017

GOP Tax Bill is Even Worse Than We Think
The secretive Senate Republican tax bill is one of the largest wealth transfers to elites in US history, and economist James Henry says its damage to lower-income earners will likely be even worse than thought once its full contents are known

  December 1, 2017

If Tillerson's Out, is Iran War In?
The Trump administration will reportedly oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and install CIA Director Mike Pompeo in his place, with Republican Sen. Tom Cotton replacing Pompeo. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council says that's a recipe for a US war on Iran

  December 1, 2017

Cities Offer Amazon Dangerous Incentives
Amazon has received 238 bids from North American cities vying to host its new headquarters, and some are offering the company extreme incentives that undermine democracy, says economist Dean Baker

  November 29, 2017

Man Convicted of Murder After Being Shot by Baltimore Police Demands New Trial
Keith Davis Jr. always claimed police planted the gun on him; new evidence and affidavits call key state's witness into question

  December 1, 2017

Trump's HHS Nominee 'Should be Under Criminal Investigation'
Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works

  November 29, 2017

2020 and the Fight Within the Democratic Party
Nina Turner talks with Paul Jay about the struggle within the Democratic Party in the lead-up to the 2020 elections

  November 28, 2017

Trump's Coup on Consumer Protection
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in limbo as two people claim to be its new acting director. The outgoing head tapped Leandra English as his successor, but Donald Trump then appointed Mick Mulvaney, who has called the CFPB a "sick, sad" joke

  November 27, 2017

How Neoliberal Law Enforcement Policies Broke Black Communities by Targeting Women
Andrea Ritchie, author of "Invisible No More," explains how police strategies like 'zero tolerance' implemented by purportedly liberal states have wreaked havoc on the lives of black women

  November 27, 2017

Overthrowing Assad and the Neoconservative Agenda in Syria
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, Part 2

  November 24, 2017

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