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Politics

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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This week, we kick off the show with veteran journo David Cay Johnston, who has been covering Donald Trump since the 1980s. David helps us sort out what last week's raft of convictions, guilty pleas and revelations about members of Trump's inner circle being immunized by prosecutors can tell us about what's likely to come of all this. 

 

Then we're joined by Stephan Lewandowsky, chair in cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol, to talk about new data suggesting that a belief in creationism is linked to a greater tendency to buy into kooky conspiracy theories. 

 

Finally, we catch up with Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, on a three-day bus tour he and his colleagues took through the Deep South to help register voters and support local community groups. You can find out more about the group or support their efforts here

 

Playlist:
George Ezra: "Shotgun"
Rancid: "Life Won't Wait"
Rolling Stones: "She Smiled Sweetly"
John Lurie National Orchestra: "Let's Get Ready to Rumba"

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This week, we kick off the show with a discussion of election security with Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill. 

 

Then we'll be joined by Lala Wu, co-founder of the Sister District Project, who will tell us what her group is doing to Make America Sane Again.

 

Last but not least, Crooks and Liars Managing Editor Karoli Kuns joins us to discuss that nutty QAnon conspiracy theory that's become all the rage with Trump's gullible supporters. 

 

Playlist:
King Crimson: "Matte Kudasai"
Gorillaz: "Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head"
The Beatles: "In My Life"

 

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