SCOTUS hears state secrets case; Famine in afghanistan; Plus the people steamrolled by California’s high speed rail

Japanese “shinkansen” or high-speed train. | Image by Maeda Akihiko is licensed under CC 4.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – The Supreme Court heard arguments on FBI v. Fazaga earlier this week. Patrick Toomey (@PatrickCToomey), Senior Staff Attorney with the National Security Project at the ACLU joins us to discuss.

0:20 – Phyllis Bennis, Middle East analyst and Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies joins us again to discuss famine in Afghanistan.

0:33 – Ralph Vartabedian joins us to discuss the path of California’s aspirational High Speed Rail and the Central Valley residents devastated in its wake.

1:08 – We spend the second hour with Jaime Lowe (@kicklikeagirl1), author of Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires.

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