Flooding increases in Houston. We get a eye-witness report. THEN: the dems have proposed a “Better Deal”, hoping to improve their electoral chances. Will it work? PLUS: Dean Baker on why we should be thinking about Bangladesh. With host Kris Welch.
The proposed Trump budget threatens to cut almost everything, except military spending. And then there’s his plan for tax reform–we talk with economist Dean Baker about survival tactics. PLUS: an Earth Day rant from Scoop Nisker! PLUS: UCB Language Department upheaval. With host Kris Welch.
On New Year’s morning a round up of the year that was and predictions about the year to come with: Marion Nestle, author of “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda and Winning” Ishmael Reed, author of, “The Complete Muhammad Ali” Krissy Keefer, art director of the Dance Brigade, celebrating its 40 years of art activism … Continued
Whistleblowing news: more Wikileaks releases, and a new book about Edward Snowden. We talk with Norman Solomon and political cartoonist Ted Rall. Plus: Paul Ryan says he’ll run for Speaker of the House—Dean Baker opines. AND: an introduction to a man and his economics, once more popular than Mark Twain—Henry George. With host Kris Welch.
At 9:00 “Deadliest Sea in the World” The African/Middle Eastern Migration on the Mediterranean with Colin Rajah, Coordinator of the Global Coalition on Migration, and Nunu Kidane, a founder and director, Priority Africa Network. At 10:00 The China Syndrome with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.