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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, December 2, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
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Rail strike politics; 2022 election; Environment
Pres. Biden signed a controversial bill to avert a crippling national rail strike; now focus turns to an executive order to require paid sick leave for federally-contracted rail workers. Mutliple developments in the final days of the GA Senate runoff between Sen. Rafael Warnock (D) and GOP nominee Herschel Walker. Mandatory recounts begin in CO House race of far-right Rep. Lauren Bobert (R), and in Arizona's Attorney General race. Judge bluntly orders Cochise County, AZ's MAGA election board to certify results. Attorneys for failed AZ GOP candidate and election denier Kari Lake are sanctioned by court for filing frivolous election lawsuits. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, December 1, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Marcy Wheeler, national security journalist
Topics
Accountability; January 6 insurrection
National security journalist MARCY WHEELER explains the guilty verdicts returned by jurors against the founder of the far-right militia Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, and others on charges of seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official government proceeding, and more, and what it all means going forward for upcoming trials and as-yet unindicted plotters of the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Wheeler also delves into the newly-appointed Special Counsel's criminal probe into Trump's theft of classified government documents, and much more. 11th Circuit Appeals nixes Special Master in Trump documents case. Failed GOP Senate nominee Dr. Oz not welcome back on TV. Judge delivers poetic justice in the sentencing of GOP operatives who tried to hoax voters.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Jeanne Dufort, Coalition for Good Governance
Topics
Georgia Senate Runoff; Dem House leadership; Accountability
Georgia election expert JEANNE DUFORT reports on the GA U.S. Senate runoff, new voter suppression restrictions enacted by GOP state lawmakers, how and why the state's new laws and computerized election systems are causing hours-long lines, and what voters should understand about the insecure and unverifiable systems that the state forces all in-person voters to use. House Democrats unanimously elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) to be the first black American to lead a major political party in Congress. The US House passes two bills to help avert a railroad workers' strike. State supreme court orders former Trump staffer Mark Meadows to testify in GA criminal probe investigating 2020 election interference.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Accountability; 2022 Election; Environment
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes found guilty of seditious conspiracy for his role in the January 6 insurrection, along with several others. GOP operative Jesse Benton convicted on money laundering charges for helping a Russian national make illegal campaign donations to Trump/Republicans. Kremlin-linked Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin bragged on social media that Russia has interfered and will interfere with U.S. elections. Cochise County, AZ Republicans refuse to certify 2022 election, which could flip some major races from Republicans to Democrats. Georgia voters brave disgracefully long lines to shatter early voting records. Senate votes to protect marriage equality rights. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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Monday, November 28, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Accountability; 2022 Election problems
DOJ's newly-appointed independent Special Counsel, Jack Smith wasted no time in taking over two Trump-related major criminal probes. Democrat Mary Peltola won Alaska's sole U.S. House seat, and moderate GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski won re-election. In Arizona, defeated Trumper and GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is suing to overturn the results. Maricopa County, AZ certified election results amid wave of death threats. Callers weigh in on all of the above and more.
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Friday, November 25, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
David Daley, FairVote.org
Topics
2022 Election aftermath: gerrymandering; Environment
Encore: original air-date 11/10/2022. Redistricting expert and author DAVID DALEY, Senior Fellow at FairVote, explains how if Republicans gain the US House majority, it will be thanks to gaming the electorate through aggressive, unlawful and unconstitutional racial and partisan gerrymandering, hijacking of independent redistricting commissions, and the help of corrupt courts. New data indicates inflation may be easing, but that's bad news according to Fox 'News.' The latest reported results in several key races, some with razor-thin margins. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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Thursday, November 24, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
Tom Bonier, TargetSmart
Topics
2022 Election aftermath; Media reform
Encore: Original air-date 11/11/2022. The projected 'red wave' did not materialize for Republicans in the critical 2022 midterm elections, so why did rightwing and corporate media outlets get it so wrong? Data expert Tom Bonier, who got the 2022 election results right, explains the data they 'overlooked,' the flood of sketchy GOP polls over the last month that warped the corporate media's narrative and misled the public, the affect on voter turnout, and the structural bias issues at work. Also today: the latest reported results in AZ and NV, and a look into the ultimately false narratives hyped by Fox 'News' and corporate media. Donate to non-corporate KPFK!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
John Nichols, The Nation
Topics
2022 Election aftermath; Environmnet
Encore: original air-date 11/15/2022. In Arizona, Democratic Sec. of State Katie Hobbs reportedly won the governor's race over the very Trumpy GOP nominee Kari Lake (triggering a surprising response from Rep. Liz Cheney) and Democrats have swept all statewide offices so far. JOHN NICHOLS of The Nation offers deep analysis of the 'remarkable' midterm elections that defied historical patterns, how sketchy polls and corporate media groupthink appear to have altered both parties' strategies, the surge in young voter turnout, and how Americans saw a clear choice between Republican extremism and Democratic progressivism. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report
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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Heather Digby Parton, Salon and Hullabaloo
Topics
2022 Election aftermath; Debunking election myths
Encore: original air-date 11/16/2022. Disgraced former President Donald Trump announced his third run for President in a long, soporific speech on Tuesday. Congressional Republicans are embroiled in a circular firing squad over the GOP's dismal performance in the midterm elections. Opinion columnist HEATHER DIGBY PARTON of Salon and Hulaballoo analyzes the election, the splintered Republican Party, what to expect from the far-right GOP House majority, and Trump's bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Plus: debunking Trump's false statements about election security. MS voters, election officials delighted with voting on hand-marked paper ballots for the first time.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, November 21, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Randall Eliason, GW Univ. Law; John Bonifaz, Free Speech for People
Topics
Accountability and the Special Counsel; Climate change
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed an independent Special Counsel to oversee two Justice Department criminal probes of Donald Trump after Trump announced his run for the 2024 Presidential Election. Former federal prosecutor RANDALL ELIASON and Constitutional law expert JOHN BONIFAZ discuss their differing opinions on the efficacy of appointing a Special Counsel at this time. Bonifaz also explains his organization's new initiative seeking to bar Trump from the 2024 ballot under the 14th Amendment's Insurrection Disqualification Clause. Also today: UN climate summit reaches major agreement on 'loss and damage' fund for poor nations.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, November 18, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
2022 Election; Media reform
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Encore: original air-date 11/14/2022. The latest reported results in the critical 2022 midterm elections. Control of the US House and several key state and local races remain undecided. Democrats retained the US Senate majority, and will try to expand it in the GA Senate runoff election in December that will determine whether Congress will remain mired in gridlock. Voters rejected election deniers for top offices in key battleground states. Callers weigh in on all of the above and more...
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Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Allison Gill, 'Mueller, She Wrote' host
Topics
2022 Election; Accountability; Environment
Republicans projected to regain the US House majority next year. In a moving speech, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will not seek a leadership role in the next session, passing the torch to a new generation. Progressive Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) will be Los Angeles' first female mayor. Trump accountability tracker Dr. Allison Gill of the 'Mueller, She Wrote' media outlet delivers a status update on the many criminal/civil probes, indictments and lawsuits against Donald Trump, and explains the latest court developments and timelines for potential indictments of the disgraced former president. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Heather Digby Parton, Salon and Hullabaloo
Topics
2022 election fallout; Trump's bid for 2024
Disgraced former President Donald Trump announced his third run for President in a long, soporific speech on Tuesday. Congressional Republicans are embroiled in a circular firing squad over the GOP's dismal performance in the midterm elections. Opinion columnist HEATHER DIGBY PARTON of Salon and Hulaballoo analyzes the election, the splintered Republican Party, what to expect from the far-right GOP House majority, and Trump's bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Plus: debunking Trump's false statements about election security. MS voters, election officials delighted with voting on hand-marked paper ballots for the first time.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
John Nichols, The Nation
Topics
2022 Election; Environment
Please donate to KPFK! In Arizona, Democratic Sec. of State Katie Hobbs reportedly won the governor's race over the very Trumpy GOP nominee Kari Lake (triggering a surprising response from Rep. Liz Cheney) and Democrats have swept all statewide offices so far. JOHN NICHOLS of The Nation offers deep analysis of the 'remarkable' midterm elections that defied historical patterns, how sketchy polls and corporate media groupthink appear to have altered both parties' strategies, the surge in young voter turnout, and how Americans saw a clear choice between Republican extremism and Democratic progressivism. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, November 14, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
2022 Election; Media reform
The latest reported results in the critical 2022 midterm elections. Control of the US House and several key state and local races remain undecided. Democrats retained the US Senate majority, and will try to expand it in the GA Senate runoff election in December that will determine whether Congress will remain mired in gridlock. Voters rejected election deniers for top offices in key battleground states. Callers weigh in on all of the above and more...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, November 11, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
Tom Bonier, Data Expert, TargetSmart
Topics
2022 Election; Corporate Media Failure
The projected 'red wave' did not materialize for Republicans in the critical 2022 midterm elections, so why did rightwing and corporate media outlets get it so wrong? Data expert Tom Bonier, who got the 2022 election results right, explains the data they 'overlooked,' the flood of sketchy GOP polls over the last month that warped the corporate media's narrative and misled the public, the affect on voter turnout, and the structural bias issues at work. Also today: the latest reported results in AZ and NV, and a look into the ultimately false narratives hyped by Fox 'News' and corporate media. Donate now to non-corporate KPFK!
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, November 10, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
David Daley, FairVote
Topics
Gerrymandering; 2022 results; Environment
Redistricting expert and author DAVID DALEY, Senior Fellow at FairVote, explains how if Republicans gain the U.S. House majority, it will be thanks to gaming the electorate through aggressive, unlawful and unconstitutional racial and partisan gerrymandering, hijacking of independent redistricting commissions, and the help of corrupt courts. New data indicates inflation may be easing, but that's bad news according to Fox 'News.' The latest reported results in several key races, some with razor-thin margins. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Topics
2022 Midterm Election; Media failure
In the critical 2022 midterm elections, the hyped GOP 'red wave' did not materialize, and control of Congress remains undecided. We cover notable critical victories and losses at both the state and federal level. But the 'conventional wisdom' of pollsters and corporate media pundits was wildly off base in their foregone conclusion that Republicans would win big across the country. Many Trump-endorsed far-right election deniers failed. Young voters turned out in record numbers to hold the line and defend democracy and reproductive rights.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
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2022 Election problems; Media's 'red mirage; Environment
Corporate media's fixation on their 'doomsday for Democrats' narrative could provide a pretext for Republicans to falsely declare 'fraud' if Dems do well in the 2022 Election. New Jersey and Arizona saw similar voting system failures on Election Day when optical ballot scanners failed -- in NJ voters calmly continued voting, but in AZ, MAGA reactionaries went crazy, baselessly howling 'fraud'. Voters in Houston, TX were actually disenfranchised by voting system failures. Trump announced he will have a big announcement. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, November 7, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
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2022 Election Predictions; GOP sues to discard legal ballots
Last day to vote is Tuesday, Nov. 8th. A rare Blood Moon eclipse heralds the last day of voting in the critical 2022 midterm elections, which may be the last free and fair elections in the US -- we explain why. Republicans have filed 100+ lawsuits in hopes of disenfranchising voters in PA, MI, and WI and elsewhere by trying to discard perfectly legitimate ballots. Judge extends deadline for voters in GA who never received their absentee ballots. Callers weigh in on corporate media election coverage and what they think will happen on Election Day.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, November 4, 2022 3:00 pm 1:00:08
Guests:
Alan Minsky, Progressive Democrats of America
Topics
2022 Midterm Elections - Saving Democracy
New strong jobs report shows the economy is slowing slightly due to the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes. But corporate media's focus on inflation has failed to inform the public of the danger to democracy itself in the critical 2022 midterm elections next Tuesday, November 8, with hundreds of far-right Republican election deniers running for office and openly plotting to engineer the GOP into permanent minority rule. ALAN MINSKY -- Bernie Sanders supporter, former program director at KPFK, and current Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America -- warns that reactionary Republicans are now 'emboldened to take down American democracy in their efforts to create a permanent ruling party,' and makes the progressive case for voting for the decidedly imperfect Democratic Party to preserve democracy, free and fair elections, and the future of the progressive agenda.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, November 3, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Topics
2022 Election; Environment
New reporting reveals Republicans' coordinated national strategy to manufacture chaos in next Tuesday's critical 2022 midterm elections (potentially the last free and fair elections in the US), with the goal of creating pretext to launch legal challenges of election results they don't like. Run by the same grifters and Trump operatives who tried to overthrow the government after the 2020 election, the scheme includes voter intimidation, voter challenges, disrupting voting at polling places and tabulation, and more. Illinois Republicans sue to discard legal ballots of military and overseas voters. New developments in investigations of Donald Trump. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Eddie Perez, Open Source Technology Institute
Topics
2022 Election - Prepare for 'manufactured chaos'
With the critical November 8 midterm elections fast-approaching, voters should be prepared for election challenges and even 'manufactured chaos,' warns EDDIE PEREZ, election technology expert. Perez explains why MAGA Republicans are a threat to our democracy, the kinds of 'manufactured chaos' and disinformation that may unfold, and actions voters and election officials can take to prepare for and defend against them. Also today: a flood of election lawsuits, including a ruling in PA allowing the state to reject absentee ballots over minor technical errors.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Theeda Murphy, No Exceptions Prison Collective
Topics
2022 Election; Accountability; Environment
The Nov. 8 midterms are critical for the survival of American democracy. And slavery is on the ballot - THEEDA MURPHY explains statewide ballot propositions in 5 states to remove language allowing prisoners to be subject to forced labor and involuntary servitude, why it matters, and the national effort to remove a loophole in the Constitution's 13th Amendment allowing slavery as a form of punishment. Supreme Court puts temporary hold on appeals court ruling ordering the IRS to turn Trump's tax returns over to a Congressional oversight committee, but also ruled that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) must testify to a Georgia special grand jury about his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, October 31, 2022 3:00 pm 1:02:35
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2022 Election: Democracy itself is on the ballot
The Nov. 8, 2022 midterm elections are an inflection point for the future of American democracy and could be the last democratic election in this country, so every vote counts. Voters in Brazil rejected far-right autocrat Jair Bolsonaro in favor of former President Lula in a presidential run-off. Key U.S. Senate races remain extremely close, despite corporate media predictions of doom for Democrats. Republicans joke about attempted assassination of Speaker Pelosi in which her husband was seriously injured by an attacker steeped in the Trump/QAnon conspiracy cult. Callers weigh in...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, October 28, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:08
Guests:
Norm Ornstein, CEI; Angela Peoples, Election Defenders
Topics
GOP plan to hold debt ceiling hostage; Defending voting rights
'BradCast' Recounted: some recent interviews you may have missed. Congressional historian Norm Ornstein explains the stakes of the 2022 midterm elections, why Congressional Republicans' threats to hold the debt ceiling hostage next year to extract deep cuts to Social Security and Medicare could wreak extraordinary damage on the US and global economy, and potential tools to neutralize GOP debt ceiling brinkmanship. Angela Peoples of Election Defenders explains their initiative to recruit and volunteers to support voters at the polls who may be targeted by partisan pollwatchers or intimidated by rightwing groups, to ensure no voter is denied their right to cast a ballot, and that voting is a calm, joyful experience.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Energy; Junk fees; Environment
An unexpected twist: Putin's War on Ukraine is accelerating the transition to clean, renewable energy. U.S. natural gas production is booming, debunking false GOP claims that Biden's policies are 'crippling' the fossil fuel industry. International Energy Agency projects fossil fuel demand will peak in 2025 as countries speed up the shift away from volatile fossil fuels. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on illegal 'junk' fees to save consumers money -- but Republicans already vowed to repeal them if they win power in Nov. 8 midterms. Amazon resumes political donations to insurrection-supporting Republicans. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Brian Hansbury, Media and Democracy Project
Topics
Media reform; PA Senate race; Jon Stewart
With the midterm elections fast approaching, corporate media has failed to inform the electorate of real threats to democracy, amplifying the lies of hundreds of Republican candidates in races across the country who are openly promoting baseless lies about the 2020 Election. BRIAN HANSBURY explains a new initiative to help citizens engage with and pressure media outlets to protect the public against disinformation and report clearly that this is not an ordinary election but a contest between democracy vs. fascism. Comedian Jon Stewart demonstrates how to counter GOP election lies. Independent PA Senate candidate drops out and endorses Democratic nominee John Fetterman as the only choice to save democracy.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Energy news; Voter suppression; Environment
New data show the turbulence in global energy markets has not slowed the growth of renewable energy around the world. Even Italy's fascists are not climate science deniers like the US Republican Party. Armed MAGA vigilantes in AZ are intimidating voters at dropboxes while GOP leaders stoke conflict with baseless lies about election security. NV county plans to hand-count its Nov. 8 election, but experts warn it should be done in a pilot project with strict protocols, not for the first time in a live major election. Corporate media is missing a key point when they ask candidates whether they'll accept the election results. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, October 24, 2022 3:00 pm 1:01:17
Guests:
David Dayen, Exec. Editor, The American Prospect
Topics
CA's broken ballot initiative system
Financial journalist David Dayen reveals how giant corporations have figured out how to exploit California's statewide ballot initiative process to benefit themselves, and how the system can be reformed, using confusing Prop 30 on the Nov. 8 ballot as an example. Dayen also explains the stunning appeals court ruling striking at the heart of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will have disastrous economy-wide implications if it stands, and a proposed merger between two giant grocery chains. Also: new data show CA's ill-advised Prop 31 will harm adults trying to quit smoking.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, October 21, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Angela Peoples, Election Defenders Campaign Director
Topics
2022 Election; Voter Suppression; Accountability
With the Nov. 8 midterm elections fast approaching, new incidents of voter suppression and intimidation are raising concerns about the potential for intimidation and violence at polling places. ANGELA PEOPLES of Election Defenders explains how the national grassroots organization is recruiting and training volunteers in concrete ways to support voters at polling places who may be intimidated or challenged by partisans, and ensure that voting is a calm, joyful process. Also today: more accountability in the courts for Trump and his cronies, and how loose-lipped Trump may have screwed up his own defense in a defamation case.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Topics
Economy; 2022 Election; Environment
Conservative U.K. Prime Minister Truss resigned after triggering economic chaos. Despite Republicans' shoddy economic performance, corporate media perpetuates the myth that the GOP is somehow better on the economy. Thanks to the rise in renewable energy, global CO2 emissions were nearly flat in 2022. New campaign ads highlight the threat to democracy from authoritarian Republicans and a dystopian future in which women are jailed for abortions. Real dystopian video shows Florida police arresting ex-felons on voter fraud charges after the state approved them to vote. Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) exposes incumbent Sen. Rubio (R-FL) inaction and flip-flops on gun violence. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Norm Ornstein, Congressional historian
Topics
2022 election; Debt ceiling threat; Iraq War
Republicans have released detailed plans for the nation if they win majorities in one or both houses of Congress in November, including endless investigations, impeachments, and holding the nation hostage by refusing to raise the dumb debt ceiling in order to extract cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Congressional historian NORM ORNSTEIN explains the history of the debt ceiling and its recent weaponization by radical Republicans, why a US default will wreak global economic havoc, tools that could stave off GOP debt ceiling brinksmanship, and other nightmares Republicans have promised if they win Congress. Also: a fascinating spy story involving retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy and the Bush/Cheney Administration's lies about WMDs...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Securing Reproductive Rights; 2022 Election; Environment
High stakes 2022 midterm election will determine the course of the nation for decades to come, as the survival of democracy, rights and liberties, and climate action hang in the balance. Biden's streamlined student loan forgiveness portal opens at StudentAid.gov, while Republicans sue to kill the program. President Biden vowed to codify reproductive and privacy rights into federal law if voters elect 2 more Democratic Senators willing to reform the undemocratic Senate filibuster. Some surprising GOP Senate seats are up for grabs. Trump's Special Counsel John Durham fails again in court. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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Monday, October 17, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
Sue Wilson, Media Action Center
Topics
Accountability for fraudsters; Media reform; 2022 election
The beginnings of accountabilty for rightwing lies and hoaxes? Trump crony Steve Bannon to be sentenced this week for defying lawful subpoenas. Rightwing hoaxster Alex Jones ordered to pay $985 million in damages for defaming and relentlessly harassing parents of murdered Sandy Hook Elementary students. Sue Wilson of Media Action Center discusses the poisonous impact of Jones' lies and actions to push the FCC to enforce laws barring use of the public airwaves to promote hoaxes. AZ attorney general criminally investigating 'vote fraud' fraudsters behind fake documentary '2000 Mules.' New polls show surprisingly close race for US Senate in Iowa.
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Friday, October 14, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Topics
House J6 hearing reaction; 2022 Election; Environment
Rightwingers lash out in clownish fury over new documentary evidence released by the House January 6 Committee exposing the premeditated plot by Trump and his fellow coup-plotters to steal the 2020 election and overthrow the US government, showing that Trump knew he was lying to the public about a 'stolen' election. GOP-controlled county in MI hired a 2020 election denier and J6 participant to train its pollworkers. FL GOP Gov. DeSantis finally issued orders easing newly-enacted voting restrictions for victims of Hurricane Ian's widespread devastation - but there's a catch. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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Thursday, October 13, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Heather Digby Parton, Salon; 'Driftglass', Professional Left Podcast
Topics
Special Coverage: House January 6 hearing; Accountability
Special Coverage: HEATHER DIGBY PARTON of Salon and Hullabaloo and 'DRIFTGLASS' of the Professional Left Podcast offer insight and analysis into stunning new revelations from the likely final public hearing of the House January 6 Committee -- new documentary evidence proving Trump knew he lost the 2020 election, knew there was no evidence of widespread fraud and was the ringleader of the multi-pronged plot to steal the election; and that the Secret Service knew weeks in advance that rightwing extremists planned violence on Jan. 6. Also today: US Supreme Court rejected Trump's request to intervene in the case of classified documents he stole from the White House, and a Trump employee reportedly told investigators that Trump directed the document boxes be moved after receiving a Justice Department subpoena for the materials.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Daniel Wolf, election integrity expert, AmericaCounts.us
Topics
Republicans endorse Democrats; 2022 Election integrity
Some suprising longtime Republicans like Rep. Liz Cheney are putting country over party, calling out the threat that their increasingly authoritarian party now poses to American democracy itself, and even endorsing pro-democracy Democrats to stop the election-denying Republican Party from gaining power. But our opaque computerized voting systems and lack of public oversight are easily exploited by charlatans. Election integrity expert DANIEL WOLF explains a new, free smart phone app that makes it much easier for the public to oversee their elections locally, spot fraud and programming errors, and help reconcile final results, to 'ignite a war of mutual assured accountability.'
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Voting rights; 2022 Election; Environment
The corrupt rightwing supermajority on the US Supreme Court ignored the plain text of the Civil Rights Act to rule that otherwise legitimate absentee ballots must be discarded if they contain immaterial minor technical errors. FBI Director Wray downplayed the surge of rightwing extremist threats of political violence and election security breaches in several states by MAGA conspiracy theorists. Justice Department has begun prosecuting rightwing extremist death threats against election officials. Democratic Senate candidates Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Wisconsin's Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes excoriate their hypocritical, Republican insurrection-supporting opponents in debates. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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Monday, October 10, 2022 3:00 pm 0:57:08
Guests:
Ion Sancho, former Florida Elections Supervisor
Topics
2022 Election Amid Disaster; 2020 Election Denial; Russia
Critical midterm elections are just weeks away, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued no guidance for election officials after stripping them of emergency tools to conduct elections after Hurricane Ian's destruction. Legendary FL election official Ion Sancho explains the serious mess facing FL voters and officials, and what must be done to ensure a successful election. Nearly all GOP nominees are 2020 election deniers who have pledged to use their offices to undermine valid elections, and now they're lying to the public about their true positions. Russia escalates war on Ukraine.
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Friday, October 7, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:58
Guests:
Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin, authors of the new book, "Chokepoint Capitalism: : How big tech and big content capture creative labor markets and how we’ll win them back".
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: How big tech and big content capture creative labor markets and how we’ll win them back".
Guest host Nicole Sandler speaks with authors Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin about their new book, "Chokepoint Capitalism: How big tech and big content capture creative labor markets and how we’ll win them back". Both are activists in the field of copyright and anti-trust issues, trying to improve the situation for the little guy.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, October 6, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
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Accountability; Biden pardons pot crimes; Environment
Florida will require billions in federal aid to rebuild after Hurricane Ian. But its Republican leadership voted against disaster aid for other states, against legislation to harden infrastructure, against funding to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Will voters hold them accountable? Pres. Biden pardoned simple marijuana possession crimes and set in motion processes to decriminalize it. Voter registration surges among women after SCOTUS ruling overturning their reproductive rights. House January 6 Committee will hold next hearing on Donald Trump's insurrection next Thursday. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:00 pm 0:58:08
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Dan Vicuña, Common Cause
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Voting Rights; GOP Hypocrisy; Accountability
At the US Supreme Court, Alabama is seeking to subvert the landmark Voting Rights Act's prohibition on racial discrimination in redistricting to legally deny Black voters their choice of representatives. New Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson deployed an ingenious 'originalist' argument for 'race-conscious' voting laws as the framers explicitly intended. Redistricting expert DAN VICUÑA of Common Cause explains the AL challenge and how the Court's rightwing supermajority is systematically dismantling voting/civil rights. New reporting reveals top Republicans knew, but did not care, that Georgia GOP US Senate nominee Herschel Walker paid for his girlfriend to obtain an abortion, despite their professed anti-abortion stance, because they need him to win back the Senate majority. Justice Department gets a procedural win in its criminal investigation of Donald Trump's theft of thousands of White House documents…
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