Hurricane Irma, dubbed “one of the most powerful storms in history,” is wreaking devastation across the Caribbean as it heads to Florida, barely as Texans have begun their recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. On today’s show we’ll speak with Thanu Yakupitiyage of 350.org about putting these storms into the climate context. Then, California is disproportionately … Continued


  Explosions rock a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas after flooding cuts off power to refrigeration needed to keep the volatile substances from catching fire. California Senator Kamala Harris announces she will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-All legislation when he introduces it this month. A group of State Senate Democrats proposes one billion dollars in cap … Continued


A Republican Senator introduces a single payer amendment to the Senate health legislation — hoping to embarrass Democrats by putting them on the record. Single-payer supporter Bernie Sanders call the move a sham and says he’ll introduce his own legislation later. A statewide tenants coalition takes action in several California cities to confront the California Apartment … Continued


Full Interview: Naomi Klein on “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics”; “No Is Not Enough”: Best-Selling Author Naomi Klein on Challenging Trump’s Shock Doctrine Politics; Naomi Klein: Trump is the First Fully Commercialized Global Brand to Serve as U.S. President; Naomi Klein on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders & Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies; Naomi … Continued


Full Interview: Naomi Klein on “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics”; “No Is Not Enough”: Best-Selling Author Naomi Klein on Challenging Trump’s Shock Doctrine Politics; Naomi Klein: Trump is the First Fully Commercialized Global Brand to Serve as U.S. President; Naomi Klein on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders & Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies; Naomi … Continued


Today Mitch Jeserich talks with Jonathan Allen who covers the White House and the 2016 presidential campaign for Bloomberg News. An award-winning reporter, he has also written extensively about Congress and national politics, and he appears frequently as a political analyst on national television news programs. Jonathan Allen is co-author of the book Shattered: Inside Hillary … Continued


Vermont Independent Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announces a new push for Medicare for All in the wake of the failure of the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democrats force a one week delay in the confirmation vote for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Ranking Democrat … Continued


Today on Flashpoints: Will the Trump administration deliberately and actively sabotage Obamacare for millions of Americans? Also. will Bernie Sanders Introduce Medicare for all, or just for some? We’ll ask Corporate Crime Report Editor Russell Mokhiber that question. And the city of Oakland considers public banking; we’ll talk to an expert advocate and a local … Continued