On today’s show: 0:08 – Keith Brown, President of the Oakland Education Association (@OaklandEA) discusses the one day strike organized by Schools and Labor Against Privatization, a coalition of Oakland teachers and Longshoremen. 0:33 – Alex Vitale (@avitale), professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College discusses the … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine discusses the latest developments on the January 6th capitol riot investigations. 0:33 – We discuss controversy surrounding the public transit mask mandate with Raia Small, a community organizer and educator with Senior and Disability Action (@sdaction1), Rebecca Saltzman (@RebeccaForBART), BART … Continued

0:08 – Elon Musk, the wealthiest person in the world, has inked a deal to acquire Twitter at $44 billion, and he says he would like to privatize it, and use it to promote free speech. We discuss Twitter’s power and the implications of the acquisition with Siva Vaidhyanathan (@sivavaid), media studies professor at the … Continued

0:09 – Yesterday’s French presidential elections brought a renewed victory for incumbent Emmanuel Macron, but the vote showed significant growth in the support of extreme right candidate Marine Le Pen. John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the election and also explores the latest in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst discusses his article on nationalizing the oil industry. 0:33 – Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC), a legal analyst who covers courts and the law for Slate discusses the court ruling that overturned the mask … Continued

0:08 – Israeli police stormed the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Friday while muslims were praying in the holy space during Ramadan, injuring 170 people, arresting more than 400. They said they were responding to rocks being thrown. Khury Petersen-Smith (@kpyes) researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration as the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow … Continued

0:08 – The Biden Administration has reversed an explicit pledge to end the issuance of new oil and gas leases on federal lands, which are mostly in the Western US. We speak with Nicole Ghio (@nicoleghio), the Fossil Free Program Manager for Friends of the Earth, to discuss the first onshore oil and gas lease … Continued

0:08 – Returning to the conflict in Ukraine, John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s latest statement about the limits of negotiations during the war as well as other updates including Russia’s position on the diplomatic talks. 0:22 – Shifting focus with John Feffer (@johnfeffer), we explore France’s upcoming runoff election. … Continued