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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

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June 28, 2015

June 27, 2015 Show

This week, Joshua Holland takes some time to process what just happened at the Supreme Court -- a big week (actually two weeks) for progressives.

Then we'll be joined by Grant Gallicho from Commonweal Magazine to discuss the New Pope's Encyclical on the Environment.

Finally, we'll speak with Jeet Heer, a senior editor at The New Republic, to talk about the last time the conservative movement came into conflict with a Pope -- and why it didn't work out terribly well for them.

And then we'll leave you with a few highlights from Barack Obama's moving eulogy for Reverend ( and state senator) Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down last week at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Playlist:
Al Kooper: "Brand New Day"
Cake: "I Will Survive"
 

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June 21, 2015

June 20, 2015 Show

This week, we'll speak with Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien, who went out in a kayak to take part in protests against Shell's Polar Pioneer drilling rig, which is headed North to plunder a pristine Arctic ecosystem.

Then we'll be joined by Dana Goldstein. Dana, a staff writer with The Marshall Project, wrote this week about the difficulties society faces balancing justice against rehabilitation for very young violent offenders.

Finally, Joshua Holland offers some thoughts about this week's horrific act of racial terror in Charleston, South Carolina.

Playlist:
Fiona Apple: "Not About Love"
Shirley and Company: "Shame Shame Shame"
Moby: "Natural Blues"
Burt Bacharach: "What the World Needs Now Is Love"

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