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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.


Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show by administering a much-needed dose of reality to the discourse around Black Lives Matter protests. 

Then we're joined by journalist and author Audrey Clare Farley to talk about her piece in The New Republic about right-wing priests weaponizing Catholic rites against the left--and in support of the Blue Lives Matter crowd. 

And then Stephanie Mencimer from Mother Jones tells us about a new group of crank physicians that's joined forces with a motley crew of tax resisters and MAGA insurrectionists to fight to keep your kids unvaccinated. 


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  • Bahamas: "Trick To Happy"
  • Love: "Always See Your Face"


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There's spin, there's shading the truth and then there are brazen lies that aren't even remotely grounded in reality. Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at our post-truth Republican Party. 
Then we're joined by Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, New York,  who is leading one of the most ambitious efforts in the country--one that might prove to be a model for other communities. 
And then Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw brings us a bizarre but surprisingly common story from the shady world of international shipping. 
Sampa The Great: "Final Form"
Eartha Kitt: "I Want to be Evil"
Chillin Style: "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
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This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at some consequential falsehoods being peddled about the state of the economy. 

Then we're joined by Judd Legum, who writes Popular Information, to talk about how corporate America is trying to move past the January 6 insurrection under intense pressure from the GOP. 

And then Alex Kane, a contributor to 972 Mag and and Jewish Currents, talks to us about why the outburst of violence currently engulfing Israel and Palestine is unlike anything we've seen in over a generation.  

Lady Donli: "Classic ft. Kida Kudz"
Alabama Shakes: "Hang Loose"
David Byrne: "Sad Song"

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Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show by throwing some shade on the idea that there is a "civil war" raging within the GOP.  
Then we're joined by journalist and author Natasha Lennard to talk about the right's latest phony threat, critical race theory, and the very real danger of white backlash politics. 
And then Vanderbilt University political scientist Noam Lupu shatters some very widespread myths about Donald Trump's performance among white working-class voters. 
Southern Culture On The Skids: "Don't Spill The Java"
Shungudzo: "It's a good day (to fight the system)"
Molly Tuttle: "She's A Rainbow"
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