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S3: Episode 14 — Keenaga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, the author of "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation" joins the hosts, Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola, to talk about her book. She talks about the Congressional Black Caucus, solidarity in the Black Lives Matter movement, poverty among Black Americans, and the Democratic Party and what kind of obstacle it presents to Black liberation, and more. 

Direct download: S3E14GuestInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, including the extraordinary part where Bernie Sanders went after Hillary Clinton for ignoring the plight of Palestinians in her defense of Israel. The hosts talk about Clinton's latest laughable answer for why she cannot release transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs. They also talk about the Daily News editorial board meeting Clinton did, where she defended her role in the military coup in Honduras and argued it was legal. 

Direct download: S3E13Discussion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the Panama Papers, a class action lawsuit by American Muslims against the No Fly List, a human rights hearing on water crises in the United States, and some more of the latest developments in the 2016 presidential election. 

Direct download: S3E12Discussion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Douglas Williams, a writer for the TheSouthLawn.org, returns to the show to talk about Bill Clinton's rant against Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia. We discuss the crime bill in the 1990s. We discuss how the Clinton campaign has used African Americans against each other and how the Democratic primary race has perverted the concept of diversity. Williams calls this the "cognitive dissonance election," and we explore this idea during the interview. 

Direct download: S3E12GuestInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

In Part II of Episode 9, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola address how a black student group at York University in Toronto attempted to have Khalek's speaking event canceled because they claimed she was "anti-black." Khalek provides an update on some Israel and Palestine news, and Gosztola provides a report from Chicago on the Chicago Teachers Union strike on April 1.

Direct download: S3E11Discussion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Drew Franklin, an independent candidate for an At-Large seat on the D.C. City Council, joins the show as our guest. Franklin is also an activist and a writer and journalist, whose work has appeared at Orchestrated Pulse and AlterNet.

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola talk to Franklin about his candidacy for the D.C. City Council, D.C. statehood and how the issue of statehood is intertwined with numerous issues, Deray McKesson's campaign for Baltimore mayor and Teach for America, which Franklin has written about, and why Franklin chose to run as an independent instead of a Democrat.

Direct download: S3E11GuestInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Adam Johnson, a contributing writer for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), joins the show to talk about media bias against Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. We highlight how the three cable news networks refused to air Sanders' speech after last week's primaries. We talk about the rapid response teams at Hillary Clinton's network of super PACs, which feed talking points and "off the record" tips to media organizations. Johnson also addresses the media's Donald Trump obsession and how Trump understands how to work the media so any and all coverage, negative or positive, benefits him. 

During the discussion, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola highlight the upcoming AIPAC conference and how all the presidential candidates will be attending except for Sanders. We recap the primaries of the past week and talk about shaming people for not voting. 

Direct download: S3E10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Part 2 of Episode 9

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola offer a critique of those on the left who refuse to engage or support the anti-austerity multi-racial movement Bernie Sanders and his campaign are building in their challenge to Hillary Clinton. We talk about Donald Trump (but this part was recorded before the Trump rally was shut down in Chicago). We also discuss some of the latest lies the Clinton campaign is relying upon to attack Sanders. 

Direct download: S3E9_Discussion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

Donna Murch, an associate professor at Rutgers University, joins the show to react to activists who shut down Donald Trump's rally in Chicago. She responds to Hillary Clinton's statement on what happened, and how it relied upon coded language. We highlight the Clintons' records with African Americans.

The discussion expands into a full assessment of the successes and struggles, which Bernie Sanders' campaign has had with black voters. Particular attention is paid to the patronage networks, which benefit the Clintons. Also, we talk about the issue of whether Sanders knows how to talk to black voters and what it means to be mounting an insurgent campaign from within the Democratic Party. 

Direct download: S3E9-GuestInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

Journalist and author Vijay Prashad joins the podcast this week to talk about Libya, where the the United States has resumed bombing. Prashad recounts what led to the intervention and the role Hillary Clinton played in influencing the U.S. decision to bomb Libya when she was secretary of state. Prashad also talks about Syria, the "suicidal death pact" the U.S. government has with the Saudi government, and the geopolitics between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which greatly influence developments in the Middle East.

 

Direct download: S3E8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT