This week, we have a special double-segment with Devin Burghart, the executive director of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights. Devin and his colleagues have been tracking the rise of Ammon Bundy's sprawling anti-government movement called "People's Rights," which is spoiling for another standoff with the federal government over a water rights dispute in the Klamath Basin in Oregon. Burghart says the group is developing into a kind of "Uber of the militia movement" with its capacity to quickly mobilize potentially violent far-right extremists on short notice.
Twenty-five years ago, Carl Sagan worried that America was sliding into idiocracy. Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at whether he was prescient.
Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter"
The Civil Wars: "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson Cover)
Melanie Durrant: "Bang Bang"
Dan and Dan: "The Daily Mail Song"
Bill Bailey: "I'm Going To Kill You So I Can Ignore You In Heaven"