Is It Legitimate To Ask If Donald Trump Suffers From Mental Health Problems?

FEATURING SOPHIA MCCLENNEN – GOP frontrunner Donald Trump continued his winning streak in this week’s primary races. The Republican Party establishment also continued to worry about how to tackle a character who so openly espouses the party’s extremist positions. But now, some are questioning the candidate’s mental health. Literally. In an article in Salon, my…

The Social and Political Significance of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’

FEATURING CHAÉDRIA LABOUVIER – The pop megastar Beyoncé surprised her fans last week by releasing an album called Lemonade. She spearheaded a massive collaboration of artists that includes the award winning Kenyan-Somali poet Warsan Shire, the unabashedly political hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, the tennis superstar and role model Serena Williams, Jack White from The…

Chaédria LaBouvier Analyses Beyoncé’s New Album ‘Lemonade’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING CHAÉDRIA LABOUVIER – The pop megastar Beyoncé surprised her fans last week by releasing an album called Lemonade. She spearheaded a massive collaboration of artists that includes the award winning Kenyan-Somali poet Warsan Shire, the unabashedly political hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, the tennis superstar and role model Serena Williams, Jack White from The…

Yanis Varoufakis, April 23, 2016

On April 23, 2016, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis made his only Southern California appearance during his book tour as part of the Rising Up Speaker Series. About 250 people gathered at the Neighborhood Unitarian Church in Pasadena to hear Varoufakis relate the inside story about his 5 months fighting austerity policies imposed by…

North Carolina Lawmakers Face Mass Protests Over Anti-Trans Law

FEATURING MARA KEISLING – Dozens of people were arrested earlier this week in Raleigh, North Carolina when they confronted state lawmakers returning from recess. The protesters were demanding that elected representatives repeal the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, an anti-transgender bill that was signed into law recently. Find out more at www.transequality.org. Mara Keisling,…

FCC, Justice Dept. Approve Charter’s Massive Media Merger

FEATURING MATT WOOD – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Department of Justice have both indicated approval of a mega corporate media merger: Charter Communication’s massive $71 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and a company called Bright House Productions. But the media reform organization Free Press has called it a “disastrous deal.” Sign…

New Report Finds Incarceration Deeply Impacts Whole Families

FEATURING SCOT SPENCER – A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how mass incarceration impacts the whole family of an inmate. According to researchers, there are 5 million children in the US who have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives. Given how the prison system of both states…