To kick off this week's show, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza recap a wild ride in the Democratic primaries. Just a week ago, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seemed indomitable, and now a strong night for former Vice President Joe Biden has reversed that narrative. But there's still a long way to go.
Then we're joined by Terry O'Sullivan, director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at the University of Akron, to talk about the Coronavirus pandemic. While O'Sullivan cautions that there's no reason to panic, he says that the flow of reliable information from credible public health officials and a strong public health system, both of which are in short supply in this country, are vital to containing an infectious disease outbreak.
Then we're joined from Down Under by Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, to talk about how Australia's disastrous wildfires have led to a sharp decline in science denialism and why some climate models are suddenly running red-hot.
This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk about landmines, Alan Dershowitz's self-debasement and Mike Pompeo employing a strategy against an NPR reporter that's extremely common among bullies who commit domestic violence.
Then we're joined by Nathan Newman, an attorney and advocate who teaches at CUNY, about what Liz Warren's decades-long crusade to reform our bankruptcy laws says about how she would govern if elected.
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at the clownish non-defenses Donald Trump's defenders offered at his Senate impeachment trial, and offers a modest rant about the political press instigating pointless intra-Democratic squabbles for clicks and ratings.
Then we're joined by Jared Holt, a researcher and journalist with Right-Wing Watch, to talk about how QAnon is taking all of this and to report back from this week's big, wingnutty gun rally in Virginia.
This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland recap the last Democratic debate before Iowa, lament the left forming a circular firing squad and talk about what some folks are overlooking in Lev Parnas explosive revelations this week.
Then we're joined by John Stoehr, editor of The Editorial Board, who argues that Senate Republicans are going to feel increasing public pressure as the drip-drip-drip of new evidence of Trump's perfidy continues unabated.