Hundreds Gather in Pasadena To Demand Protection of Undocumented Communities

FEATURING SONALI KOLHATKAR – Activists in cities around the country are mobilizing to protect their undocumented neighbors and friends from raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Under Donald Trump the federal government has been more vocal and aggressive about targeting municipalities that call themselves “Sanctuary cities,” a loosely defined term that usually means…

Mother of a Transgender Child Speaks Out

FEATURING KAREN DOLAN – The Trump administration last week took steps to withdraw guidance that the Obama administration had given to schools for protections of transgender students. Under Title IX of a 1972 law protecting school children from sex discrimination, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch advised schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom…

Black Edge: Inside Information and Dirty Money

FEATURING SHEELAH KOLHATKAR – The Republican Party and Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back the Dodd-Frank financial regulations has Wall Street celebrating. Even though Trump had promised to look out for the little guy, the billionaire businessman has shown he intends to coddle corporate executives. In fact, most Americans don’t really know the extent to…

Sheelah Kolhatkar Discusses Her Book ‘Black Edge: Inside Information and Dirty Money’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING SHEELAH KOLHATKAR – The Republican Party and Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back the Dodd-Frank financial regulations has Wall Street celebrating. Even though Trump had promised to look out for the little guy, the billionaire businessman has shown he intends to coddle corporate executives. In fact, most Americans don’t really know the extent to…

In Choosing Perez Over Ellison, Did Democrats Seal Their Fate as Opposition Party?

FEATURING DOUG HENWOOD – The Democratic National Committee’s elections over this past weekend were hugely contentious with progressive activists pushing the party to move left by electing Representative Keith Ellison as chair. But members picked former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez instead with Ellison as deputy chair. Mr. Donald Trump congratulated Perez on Twitter before snarkily…

Is The Era of #OscarsSoWhite Over?

FEATURING DARNELL HUNT – This year’s Academy Awards was unlike any other in history for at least two reasons. The first and most important reason was that more African Americans won awards on Sunday than ever before. The second reason was that there was a major snafu over who won the most coveted award of…

Kansas Man Arrested in Killing of Indian Engineer

FEATURING ARUN KUNDNANI – On February 22nd, at a bar in Olathe, Kansas, an Indian man named Srinivas Kuchibhotla was fatally shot. His friend Alok Madasani, also Indian, and another white American man named Ian Grillot, were both injured. A 51-year old white man named Adam Purinton, a US Navy veteran, has been taken into…

With Standing Rock Camp Burned Down, What’s Next?

FEATURING JOYE BRAUN – There were fires on Wednesday at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock, North Dakota. They were lit not by law enforcement, but by the water protectors themselves by the time a deadline for the camp to be cleared arrived. Authorities cited safety reasons for the eviction of water protectors. Still,…

Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World

FEATURING RAMESH SRINIVASAN – Much of the organizing against Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda is taking place on social media and using Internet technology. It is tempting to be enamored of the tools we have at our disposal to communicate with one another given how unprecedented this instant communication is. But in reality, the networks we…