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Who will oversee the Russia investigation if Rod Rosenstein is fired? Plus: Rebecca Solnit on Kavanaugh, power and sexual assault

0:08 – Antonia and Brian on Trump’s speech before the UN and US aggression toward Iran

0:12 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news.

0:15 – Will Trump fire Rod Rosenstein from the Department of Justice? And who would replace him overseeing the Mueller investigation?

Jessica Mason Pieklo is Vice President of Law and the Courts at Rewire.News, and co-host with Imani Gandy of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. She explains the significance of firing Rosenstein and what might happen, including the appointment of Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who is well-positioned to take over supervision of Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resign or be fired. She and Imani Gandy have just released a podcast looking at his past and his relationship with the Alliance Defending Freedom, the conservative litigation firm behind the SCOTUS Masterpiece Cake Shop decision: Boom! Lawyered: Meet the Awful Person Who Could Take Over the Mueller Investigation.

0:34 – Judge Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct and justice for survivors everywhere: Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist, and joins us to discuss. She’s the author of over eighteen books on feminism, Western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster – including Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark. Her latest book is Call Them By Their True Names, yours for a pledge of $110 to KPFA

1:08 – Fund Drive Special: She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Joan Morgan (@milfinainteasyis an awarding-winning journalist and author. We sit down to discuss her latest book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She appeared last month at a KPFA hosted event in Oakland, in conversation with Davey D. Here are excerpts from an exclusive in-studio interview with Antonia Juhasz, as well as the public event.

KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts.

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