New Leader Takes Place of Slain Activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras

FEATURING TOMÁS GÓMEZ MEMBREÑO AND BEATRIZ CORTEZ – Months after the brutal murder of Honduran indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres, a new leader has been chosen to head her organization. The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. COPINH is a leading force in the Central American nation opposing major development projects like the…

Short Film ‘Becoming Johanna’ Shares Story of Transgender Teen

FEATURING JONATHAN SKURNIK AND JOHANNA CLEARWATER – Transgender youth are subject to some of the highest levels of violence and bullying and form a significantly large proportion of at-risk youth in schools. A large part of the problem is the invisibility of the community, which filmmakers like my guest are striving to remedy. In a…

Wells Fargo CEO Faces Continued Scrutiny for Bank’s Illegal Actions

FEATURING DAVID DAYEN – Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s largest banks, is facing continued scrutiny weeks after it was first fined $185 million by the Federal Government over illegal banking practices. CEO John Stumpf testified at a hearing on the matter for the second time on Thursday. His first congressional grilling found him in…

Republicans On Offensive To Influence Judicial Decisions

FEATURING NICK SURGEY – Lest you think the Republican Party has gone into hiding, embarrassed about their Presidential nominee, think again. As is the norm with the GOP, party leaders and supporters are hatching new plots to achieve their political goals behind the scenes. You may know about voter ID laws and gerrymandered districts. But…

Setting The Record Straight on Shimon Peres’ Legacy

FEATURING HUWAIDA ARRAF – Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, who served for decades in the Israeli government under various capacities, died on September 28 at the age of 93. Peres won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with Yasser Arafat and Yizhak Rabin for his role in the Oslo Accords….

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Continue Despite Waning Media Interest

FEATURING NICK TILSEN – While mainstream media attention to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests has already waned, activists are refusing to back down. Since April of this year indigenous leaders and tribal members have set up camp in Cannonball, North Dakota, near one portion of the controversial pipeline project. The protests grew enormously in September…

An Election Full of Contradictions

FEATURING ROBERT JENSEN – With less than 6 weeks left to go until this year’s Presidential election, so many questions remain. The two major party candidates are neck-in-neck in polls, or slightly ahead of the other depending on which poll you pick. A large number of Americans remain undecided, perhaps aghast that it has come…

‘Southwest of Salem’ Tells Story of Homophobia and Injustice

FEATURING DEBORAH ESQUENAZI – In just a few years we as a nation have witnessed a major cultural shift on the issue of gay rights. While there is still a ways to go to achieve full equality, even the nation’s highest court has affirmed that LGBT Americans have the same rights to marry as everyone…