On today’s show, Max Pringle, filing in for Mitch Jeserich, talks about the Kurdish separatist movement in Iraq. After Kurds voted overwhelmingly for an independent Kurdistan a few weeks ago, the situation is worsening as Iraqi forces took over the important Kurdish stronghold Kirkuk earlier this week. To address this issue, we are in conversation with Peshawa Ahmad, a Kurdish citizen currently in Iraqi Kurdistan, and Dr. Robert Olson, a professor of Middle East History and Politics at University of Kentucky.
Then, we talk to Scott Stephens, a Professor of Fire Science at UC Berkeley, about the ongoing recovery from last week’s wildfires.
After that, Max Pringles speaks with Rutger Bregman about the controversial project of Universal Basic Income.