Obama Administration Quietly OKs California Fracking

FEATURING PATRICK SULLIVAN – The federal government has quietly lifted its moratorium on offshore hydraulic fracturing off of the California coast. The controversial fracking operations were being rubber stamped by the government until an environmental organization took legal action. The potential destruction wrought by offshore fracking operations in the wild-life rich Santa Barbara channel does…

Yellow Planet Aid Boxes Are Front for Dubious Danish Organization

FEATURING AMY WALTERS – If you’ve ever stuffed your used clothing into one of the many yellow donation boxes in your neighborhood thinking you were doing a good deed, think again. The boxes, labeled “Planet Aid” suggest donating clothing, shoes, and other items. But an on-going investigative reporting project by Reveal, has found that Planet…

New Coalition Forms to “Take On Wall Street”

FEATURING JOE DINKIN – A major coalition of progressive organizations has just formed under the clearly named banner of “Take On Wall Street.” A number of unions, consumer advocacy groups, and even the Nation Magazine. The Nation’s George Zornick, writing about Take On Wall Street, explains, “The campaign has five concrete policy goals: closing the…

Why The Clinton Email Scandal Is Not Just a Right Wing Creation

FEATURING RAY MCGOVERN – A new report by the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General, has found that Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had not obtained permission to use a private email server during her tenure as President Obama’s Secretary of State. The OIG report added that she would not have been given permission even…

Artist and Poet Draws Attention to the Arab Spring and Refugee Crisis

FEATURING HANAA FETHI AL-WARDI – The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya, have been stains on the international conscience, particularly as they have given way to a refugee crisis of staggering proportions – a crisis that is only newsworthy in as much as it impacts European nations. In the midst of the tragedy were…

Meat and Poultry Workers Suffer Disturbingly High Rates of Injury

FEATURING DEBORAH BERKOWITZ – In the past month, several new reports have been released on the horrific conditions facing workers in the meat and poultry industry. The government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration office reported that the industry had the 8th highest rate of all industries for reported severe injuries. A shocking 17 workers are…

Why Are Teachers Being Turned Into Marketers for McDonalds?

FEATURING KRISTEN STRADER – Corporations love to appear as good citizens, making high-profile donations to good causes that give them the veneer of being charitable and doing their bit. But notice how the donations are always high profile? Much effort and expense goes into the publicity of charitable donation. In other words, charity is just…

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

FEATURING MONIQUE MORRIS – When activists with Black Lives Matter use the phrase #Say Her Name, what they’re asking us to do is to acknowledge that black women and girls are brutalized by state violence but we fail to recognize their humanity. In a new and powerful book, author Monique Morris makes the case that…

Obama Becomes First Sitting President To Visit Hiroshima

FEATURING DUSTIN WRIGHT – President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan this Friday making him the first sitting US president to ever visit the site of the first atomic bombing in world history. More than 70 years ago, on August 6, 1945, under President Harry Truman the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and obliterated…