Discussions of Russian interference in US elections is missing one major component – historical context. On today’s show we’ll turn to International Relations expert Robert David English for a much-needed history lesson on US-Russia relations. And, Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders a sweeping review of Obama-era federal consent decrees with problematic police departments. Our correspondent … Continued
We cover protests in Oakland California, hear young people reflect on the meaning of a Trump presidency. And later political prisoner “Shakaboona” Marshall examine whether the Democratic Party is to blame for a losing the 2016 election .
This edition of Making Contact is Part I of our special series examining how immigrants are responding and participating in elections and politics today. From Dreamers in Arizona to Muslims in Michigan, we’ll meet immigrant communities upholding democracy. We’ll also have a conversation with author of the “Fight to Vote,” Michael Waldman about how immigrants … Continued