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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Mayor Serge Dedina, Imperial Beach, CA
Topics
Suing Big Oil for climate damages; Build Back Better Act
90 million Americans are under threat of severe weather as historic storm slams into Northern California. UN warns carbon emissions hit record high in 2020, despite pandemic lockdowns. Imperial Beach, CA Mayor Serge Dedina explains his lawsuit against major oil companies, seeking damages for the impacts of rising sea levels on his small, working class town. The latest update on the 'sausage-making' as Pres. Biden and Democrats work to get just two senators to sign on to the transformative Build Back Better Act. Callers weigh in on all of the above.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, October 22, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:47
Topic
Professor and author Anita Hill
Guest host Nicole Sandler speaks with Anita Hill, author of the new book, "Believing" about gender based violence and her experience 30 years ago testifying at Clarence Thomas's SCOTUS confirmation hearing about his sexual harassment.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Saving democracy; Environment
Full US House votes to recommend criminal contempt charges for Trump crony Steve Bannon. TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick coughs up $25k bounty to progressive Democrat who caught Republicans committing voter fraud. 'Centrists' Sinema and Manchin could tank Democrats' razor-thin Senate majority in an instant. Republicans' assault on democracy continues apace. Texas GOP gerrymandering steals seats from state's surging non-white population. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Supreme Court expert
Topics
Capitol Insurrection; Voting Rights; Supreme Court reform
House Jan. 6 Select Committee votes unanimously to hold Trump crony Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress. Senate GOP filibusters voting rights legislation for third time this year. Slate's Supreme Court expert Mark Joseph Stern explains the troubling conclusions in a draft report issued by Pres. Biden's blue ribbon commission examining ways to reform the Republican's packed and stolen U.S. Supreme Court - including court expansion and judicial term limits - noting that the US is the only country in the world to give its high court so much power and lifetime appointments. Stern also explains the legal rollercoaster of the blatantly unconstitutional Texas abortion law.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Leah Stokes, climate policy expert, UC Santa Barbara
Topics
Climate policy; COVID; Environment
Climate policy expert Dr. Leah Stokes explains key climate policies in Biden's Build Back Better Act, the landmark clean electricity provision now blocked by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and other policy levers that will cut deadly air pollution and carbon emissions, including innovative new technologies to create millions of jobs electrifying buildings and cleaning up the electric grid. Dr. Stokes recommends voters go to Call4Climate.com to contact their representatives to enact meaningful climate policy. Also: Jair Bolsonaro may be charged for his mishandling of the COVID pandemic. Another rightwing anti-vaccine radio host contracts COVID. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering; Colin Powell; Climate change
Former Sec. of State Colin Powell has died from COVID-related complications amid a lengthy cancer battle; despite rightwing media's dishonest claims, the facts show that the unvaccinated helped kill Powell. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) may succeed in killing a crucial climate policy in Biden's Build Back Better bill. Callers weigh in on whether Democratically-controlled states should match Republicans' use of extreme, unfair partisan gerrymandering during redistricting of new legislative maps that will determine the balance of power in the U.S. House.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
David Daley, gerrymandering expert,FairVote.org
Topics
Should Dems use extreme gerrymandering?; Voting Rights
The fate of Democrats' Freedom To Vote Act, which would expand and defend voting rights and prevent extreme partisan gerrymandering, will be put up for a test vote in the US Senate next week, against a GOP filibuster. Gerrymandering expert David Daley details the GOP's assault on voting rights across the country with new extreme partisan gerrymandering of legislative maps in advance of the crucial 2022 midterm elections. Should Democrats respond with equally extreme partisan district maps where possible, as the U.S. teeters ever closer to unstoppable authoritarianism? Plus: VA GOP state candidate has wildly idiotic ideas about rising sea levels...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas; GA election lawsuit; Environment
US House Select Committee on Jan. 6 issues criminal referral for Trump operative Steve Bannon, but will DOJ follow through? Trump's threats to Republicans suggest he may not run in 2024. Judge's ruling dismissing last lawsuit challenging 2020 election unfortunately gives dishonest cretins an opening to continue falsely claiming it was stolen -- why that's a problem, and what can be done to solve it. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Matthew Boedy, American Assoc. of Univ. Professors
Topics
COVID mask mandates; William Shatner; Clean energy
'Star Trek' actor William Shatner became the oldest person to travel in space. Essential workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers, in search of better wages and working conditions. Dr. Matthew Boedy of the Univ. of North Georgia discusses the pressure campaign mounted by university professors and students to demand mask and vaccine mandates that have been blocked by the state's Republican leadership, and more. Plus: the Biden Administration announces major plan to develop large-scale wind farms off the US coast.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
GOP authoritarianism; Build Back Better Act; Environment
Polls show the public widely supports Biden's Build Back Better Act once corporate media informs them what is in it. Democrats must pass the BBB Act and the bipartisan infrastructure bill soon and deliver results if they are to counter the authoritarianism that has overtaken the Republican Party. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivers chilling warning about GOP leadership's fealty to Trump. Republican columnist Max Boot warns today's GOP poses 'an existential threat to our freedom.' TX GOP Gov. Greg Abbott issues government mandate banning government mandates. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, October 11, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Topics
Ending CA's oil drilling industry; GOP slide into authoritarianism
One beach has reopened after last week's devastating oil spill. Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-Long Beach) explains why he is calling for an end to all drilling in CA, the complex and thorny issues involved, and the current status of negotiations in Congress for Biden's Build Back Better Act. The corporate media is failing to adequately sound the alarm about the terrifying and dangerous rise of rightwing authoritarianism in the U.S. Bill Maher warns that Trump is laying the groundwork, along with Republicans, to install himself in power in 2024. Callers weigh in...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, October 8, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Eric Boehlert, media critic, Press Run
Topics
Biden restores Bears Ears NM; Media failure
Press Run's Eric Boehlert discusses the corporate media's fixation with false balance and false equivalence in its 'both sides' coverage of the Republican Party's dangerous slide in authoritarianism, and more. Biden restores federal land protections to three key national monuments, including Bears Ears in UT. Biden White House become the first to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples Day, coinciding with Columbus Day.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Senate's Election Subversion Report; Environment
Senate report shows how Donald Trump tried to pervert the Justice Dept. to steal the 2020 Presidential election, but corporate media still underplaying his actions. New revelations on CA oil spill on delayed reporting and delayed response. Texas judge blocks 'flagrantly unconstitutional' new abortion ban. Senate GOP blinks, allows debt ceiling vote to proceed, but corporate media misleads as 'both sides'. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer
Topics
Debt ceiling; Means testing; Rightwing madness
Senate GOP blinks, will stop filibustering legislation to raise debt ceiling until December, temporarily averting economic disaster. Philadelphia Inquirer's Will Bunch explains what's at stake and what's wrong with Sen. Manchin's demand for 'means testing' of family and health care provisions in Biden's Build Back Better agenda. Also today: Idaho GOP politicians behaving bizarrely...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Larry Moore, The Audit Guys
Topics
Election integrity; AZ 'audit'; Environment
Professional election auditor Larry Moore discusses what his team found in a new deep-dive analysis of the partisan wingnut 'audit' results coughed up by the Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County, AZ. Moore explains exactly how and why the Ninjas' final numbers are phony, why they ultimately were forced to confirm that Biden legitimately won the county, and the ongoing coverup of the scam by the AZ GOP. MyPillow CEO Lindell refuses to believe that two hand-count of Idaho's 2020 election prove the tally was accurate. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Laura Deehan, State Director, Environment California
Topics
CA Oil Spill; Debt Ceiling; Build Back Better Act
Officials have closed beaches and fishing along miles of Beach Cities coastline as emergency responders work feverishly to contain an massive oil spill from a ruptured offshore pipeline. LAURA DEEHAN of non-profit Environment California discusses the latest on the oil spill, its impacts on wildlife and local industries, and what can and should be done about it. Pres. Biden rips Republicans for 'playing Russian Roulette' with the US and global economy as the continue blocking Democratic efforts to raise the nation's debt ceiling. Callers weigh in.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, October 1, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:49
Guests:
FL Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried and Congressman Charlie Crist from FL-13, both running for Governor of FL
Topic
Defeating Ron DeSantis
Guest host Nicole Sandler lives in Florida, and wants to rid her state of the crazy man occupying the Governor's office, Ron DeSantis. Today, she speaks with the two candidates running as Democrats to unseat him next year, Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
Congress 'logjam'; Rightwing disinformation; Environment
Democrats overcame a GOP filibuster to temporarily prevent a government shutdown, but are still trying to break the logjam to pass raising/suspending the debt ceiling, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and Biden's Build Back Better Act. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema have reneged on an agreement to pass both major bills together, but Manchin today detailed some of his demands. A listener responds to our interview with climate scientist Dr. Peter Kalmus on the obscene unfairness of US/EU emissions pledges. Republicans and rightwing media spread bald-faced lies about Biden's agenda. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Carl Takei, ACLU
Topics
FBI crime statistics; Fake AZ 'audit' report; Sinema's obstruction
Rightwing media and grifters are predictably denying AZ 'audit' report showing Biden won the 2020 election, and are circulating a fraudulent version that Cyber Ninjas says is 'absolutely false'. AZ Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's intransigence set to kill crucial legislation and Biden's Build Back Better agenda. The corporate media blamed policing reform for the dramatic spike in FBI crime statistics -- ACLU's CARL TAKEI explains what the new data actually show, why the reporting was inaccurate, and community-based solutions that are proven to reduce violent crime rates. Plus: L.A. County expunges the records of another 60,000 marijuana-related convictions.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
GOP obstruction; Corporate Dems; Environment
Republicans blocked legislation to prevent a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, sowing chaos and economic upheaval. Progressive Democrats try to forge compromise with Corporatist Dems to pass Biden's very popular Build Back Better agenda and infrastructure package. Senators Manchin and Sinema's private actions belie their public statements. Ford to vastly expand EV manufacturing in US. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, September 27, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:55
Guests:
John Brakey, AUDIT-USA
Topics
Arizona 'audit'; GOP obstruction
Senate Republicans have hypocritically blocked legislation to raise the debt ceiling, threatening the credit of the U.S., and a bill to keep the government operating. Election transparency advocate John Brakey of AUDIT-USA delivers a postmortem on the phony AZ 'audit' of the 2020 election (which ultimately confirmed Joe Biden's win), and debunks the flood of misleading claims about the election from the Cyber Ninjas.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, September 24, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Peter Kalmus, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Topics
AZ 'audit' results; Climate change
National media has confirmed our first-in-the-nation scoop on the hilarious results of the partisan AZ 'audit' of the 2020 election, showing that Joe Biden did indeed win over Donald Trump. Climate scientist Dr. Peter Kalmus discusses his latest essay, which warns that pledges to reach 'net zero by 2050' are fatally flawed, heavily reliant on 'negative emissions technologies' not yet invented, as nations move too slowly to end use of fossil fuels. Kalmus explains actions that individuals can take, and policies that may ultimately be required to avoid catastrophic climate impacts, radical though they may seem today.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
AZ 'audit' confirms Biden won; Debt ceiling; Environment
Exclusive: The final report on the ridiculous, partisan, so-called 'audit' of the 2020 election in Maricopa Co., AZ -- set to be released on Friday -- confirms that Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump. The report also finds zero evidence of widespread fraud, as falsely claimed by Republicans. Congressional Republicans are once again holding the nation hostage, vowing to block an increase in the nation's debt ceiling (which pays for stuff already approved by Congress long ago) and threatening to force a full government shutdown, again - both actions that will wreak havoc on the U.S. economy. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Norm Ornstein, Congressional historian, AEI
Topics
Debt ceiling showdown; Democracy and filibuster reform
Nihilist Congressional Republicans are trying to tank the U.S. economy for political purposes by refusing to raise the ridiculous 'debt ceiling', which pays for debts Congress (including Republicans) already incurred. Congressional historian NORM ORNSTEIN explains the stakes for the nation at this critical juncture, and offers several avenues by which Democrats can prevent the GOP from killing the economy, implement crucial social safety net programs, and pass Pres. Biden's Build Back Better proposals and voting rights protections to counter the tsunami of voter suppression and election subversion bills in GOP-controlled states. Ornstein also talks about his starring role in former Sen. Al Franken's hilarious, shockingly prescient 1998 satirical novel.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Topics
Trump's Big Lie; Accountability; Environment
New court filings reveal Trump Campaign memo that provides proof that Trump's lawyers knew they were peddling lies in promoting the Big Lie that the 2020 election was 'stolen.' New reporting reveals GOP Senators Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee also determined Trump's Big Lie was a lie. 'More indictments coming,' says lawyer for indicted CFO of Trump Organization. Iraq War veteran confronts former Pres. George W. Bush over war crimes. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, September 20, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Christy Brigham, Chief Scientist, Sequoia National Park
Topics
CA wildfires; COVID; 'Justice for J6' dud rally
Dr. Christy Brigham, Chief Scientist of Sequoia National Park delivers an update on the massive wildfire threatening the parks' iconic trees. The US will require proof of COVID vaccination and more for foreign visitors. California now has the lowest COVID infection rate in the nation and the fastest job growth. Trump's 'Justice for J6' rally in D.C. was a dud, but cost taxpayers millions. Callers weigh in.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, September 17, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:58
Guests:
Kevin Drum, Data journalist, Jabberwocking.com
Topics
Climate change; What 'broke' America?
New UN report warns nations' current Paris Agreement pledges are not enough to stave off catastrophic global warming without major action to cut global emissions. Wildfire has reached ancient trees in Sequoia National Park. Data journalist Kevin Drum discusses his deep dive into what data and history reveal about our worsening political divisiveness and insanity, the madness of this political moment, and how and why we arrived at it, explaining that the answer has been lying in plain sight for the past 20 years..
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:08
Topics
CA Recall debunking; COVID; Environment
Debunking a new false conspiracy theory about the CA recall election tally. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) grills FBI Dir. Wray about agency's history of botched sexual assault investigations, including allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. COVID has killed 1 in 500 Americans. The voluntarily unvaccinated are overwhelming the health care system in several states, mostly run by Trumpy GOP governors, with hospitals increasingly forced to ration scarce resources or turn away non-COVID criticial care patients. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect
Topics
CA Recall Election; Voting rights
CA Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom resoundingly defeated a GOP-led recall election that cost taxpayers nearly $300 million. HAROLD MEYERSON of The American Prospect analyzes the results from Newsom's landslide win and what lessons may be learned for both Democrats and Republicans as the nation heads into the 2022 mid-term elections. Plus: new details on Senate Democrats' 'Freedom To Vote Act' bill, including hand-marked paper ballots for all.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
CA Recall Election; COVID; Environment
No major reports of voting day problems so far in the CA Recall election, but for days, GOP front-runner Larry Elder has been lying about 'fraud' and 'twisted results' with no evidence. Senate Democrats announce new voting and election reform package filled with important reforms - will Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) deliver GOP votes or vote for filibuster reform to pass it? More anti-vaccine rightwingers are dying from COVID, including another rightwing radio host. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, September 13, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Topics
CA Recall Election; 9/11 20th Anniversary
Election Day is Tuesday, 9/14 in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, which has national implications. But CA Sec. of State Weber has declined to mandate a statewide Risk Limiting Audit as recommended by the nation's top cybersecurity experts, after a severe security breach. Callers weigh in with their thoughts on the CA Recall, and the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the U.S. Brad shares his never-before-seen 'Address to the Nation If I Were President (which I am not)'...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, September 10, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
Emily Levy, Scrutineers; Jim Soper, Nat'l Voting Rights Task Force
Topics
CA Recall election; Election integrity; COVID
GOP loses its mind over Biden's new vaccine mandates for federal employees and contractors. San Francisco announces zero child COVID infections thanks to masks/vaccines, as child COVID deaths surge in GOP-controlled states. Rightwing radio host Larry Elder already claiming CA Recall election is 'rigged' if he doesn't win. Election security experts Emily Levy and Jim Soper explain legitimate security concerns for CA voting systems after theft & release of election management software, their recommendations for CA election officials (and officials' bizarre request that they 'cheerlead' for CA) and direct actions voters can take now to help secure the CA recall election and elections in the future. Plus: monster supertyphoon threatens Taiwan.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:53
Topics
COVID; Reproductive rights; Environment
EPA moves to block controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska. Weekly jobless claims at near pre-pandemic lows. Justice Dept. sues Texas over abortion ban. Idaho says it must ration healthcare because hospitals are overwhelmed with surge of unvaccinated COVID patients. With COVID death rates now 2x higher than Sept. 2020, Biden issues new vaccines/testing mandates for U.S. workers to combat spread. L.A. schools vote to mandate vaccinations for kids 12+. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Duncan Buell, Univ. of South Carolina
Topics
CA Recall election; Election integrity
Cybersecurity and voting system expert Dr. Duncan Buell explains a 'serious new threat' to the security of the CA Gubernatorial Recall election after the theft and public release of election management software by Dominion Voting Systems, used in 60% of CA, how the state's elections officials can mitigate the threat, and actions voters can take to protect the integrity of their vote. Fulton Co., GA expands investigation into Trump's 2020 election interference. MyPillow CEO and conspiracy buffoon Mike Lindell throws himself under the bus...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
Mark Joseph Stern, Slate legal reporter
Topics
CA Recall - election integrity; Supreme Court 'shadow docket'
Supreme Court expert Mark Joseph Stern explains three major, disturbing, unsigned rulings by the increasingly authoritarian rightwing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court using their 'shadow docket' to bypass established jurisprudence and overturn longstanding precedents without judicial review or public hearings - including effectively banning the constitutional right to abortion access in Texas. Stern also explains solutions that could rein in the out-of-control court and its use of the shadow docket. Also today: the nation's top cybersecurity and voting systems experts call on the CA Sec. of State to immediately mandate a statewide post-election Risk Limiting Audit for the California Gubernatorial Recall election, due to the threat of stolen voting system software undermining the integrity of the tally and voter confidence in the results.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, September 6, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Lizz Winstead, co-creator, The Daily Show
Topics
COVID; Economy; 25 years of The Daily Show
*Encore* Original air-date 8-6-2021
Strong jobs report and improving economic data tempered by uncertainty from the COVID Delta variant still wreaking havoc, especially in states with low vaccination rates. Democrats urge Pres. Biden to cancel all federal student loan debt as moratorium on debt payments is extended to Jan. 31. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, reflects on the show's origins, evolution and influence over the last 25 years, its legacy, and her new focus defending reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare against relentless attacks. Also today: hilarious listener mail...
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, September 3, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
David Roberts, Volts newsletter
Topics
Climate policy's 'last, best chance'; Election integrity
*Encore - original air-date 8/13/2021
Energy journalist DAVID ROBERTS explains two crucial policies in the Democrats' budget reconciliation bill, why they are the 'core strategy' to trigger decarbonization in all other sectors, and the 'last, best chance' for meaningful U.S. climate action for the next decade. Roberts discusses the complex political dynamics at work and actions voters can take now to get climate action. Also today: A serious breach of Dominion Voting Systems data could impact elections around the country, including the upcoming CA recall election.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Thursday, September 2, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Brynn Tannehil, author, 'American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy'
Topics
The rise of US authoritarianism; Trump's tax returns
*Encore* Original air-date 7-30-2021
New documents reveal Trump ordered the Justice Department to falsely claim the 2020 election was 'corrupt' to help his attempt to overthrow the election. Author and national security expert Brynn Tannehill explains her chilling, insightful new book that explains 'competitive autocracy', the Republican Party's embrace of authoritarianism and growing attempts to subvert democracy, and what each of us can do to defend democracy. Plus: Justice Dept. enforces federal law, orders IRS to hand over Trump's tax returns to congressional investigators.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 3:00 pm 0:59:06
Guests:
Director Yael Gates; Activist Lauren Windsor
Topics
The new film "The Big Scary S Word" about Socialism; viral video of Ron Johnson admitting Biden legitimately won in Wisconsin
Guest host Nicole Sandler speaks with Director Yael Gates about her new movie, "The Big Scary S Word" (Socialism). And Lauren Windsor went viral today with her undercover video of Sen Ron Johnson admitting that Biden beat Trump fair and square in Wisconsin. She joins us too.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 3:00 pm 0:59:12
Guests:
Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War
Topic
The end of our war in Afghanistan
Guest host Nicole Sandler commemorates the end of our war in Afghanistan with Stephen Miles, executive director of WinWithoutWar.org, and most of President Biden's speech about the end of our 20 year nightmare in Afghanistan.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Monday, August 30, 2021 3:00 pm 0:58:08
Guests:
Dr. Michael Mann, Penn State University
Topics
Climate change; Voting rights; COVID
*Encore* - The UN IPCC's alarming 6th Climate Assessment arrives amid a wave of extreme weather disasters around the world. The report warns of profound consequences in store for civilization if governments fail to act swiftly, but finds a narrow window to avoid the worst outcomes. Dr. Michael E. Mann explains key scientific findings in the new report, potential future scenarios, policy responses, 'doomism', climate provisions in the Democrats' budget reconciliation bill, and much more. Also today: Senate Dems pass $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation framework. TX GOP issues arrest warrants for Democratic lawmakers. CA mandates vaccines or testing for all school staff and teachers. CDC urges pregnant people to get vaccinated amid rise in COVID deaths.
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█ BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
Friday, August 27, 2021 3:00 pm 0:57:38
Guests:
Heather 'Digby' Parton, Salon and Digby's Hullabaloo
Topics
CA Recall; COVID; Afghanistan
Award-winning columnist Heather 'Digby' Parton explains the CA Gubernatorial Recall Election launched by Republicans to unseat popular Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as 'another example of Republicans using legal means to subvert democracy.' She also analyzes the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the corporate media's coverage of it, and potential accountability for Trump's attempt to steal the 2020 election. Also today: Texas GOP adopts sweeping voter suppression law. Judge blocks FL ban on school mask mandates.
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