State Department Revives Keystone Pipeline

SARAH BURT – Within weeks of taking office, Donald Trump has revived the controversial tarsands pipeline project that President Obama canceled in response to massive public opposition. The Keystone XL pipeline was slated to transport dirty tarsands from Alberta, Canada, diagonally across the continental United States to refineries in Illinois and Texas. Mass actions in…

Efforts Underway to Revive Nation’s Largest Urban Farm

FEATURING ROSA ROMERA – Rosa Romera, co-president of the South Central Farmers Health & Education Fund. She is also the co-founder and current Director of the Farm to Preschool Program at the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College and the state co-lead for the National Farm to School Network. For more information go…

Allegations of Trump’s Russian Collaboration Continue to Build Up

FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN – Associated Press earlier this week released an explosive report, which found that, “Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to ‘greatly benefit the Putin Government.’” The story was released soon after FBI Director James Comey admitted during testimony…

Quetzal Releases New Album, The Eternal Getdown

FEATURING QUETZAL FLORES and MARTHA GONZALEZ – East Los Angeles based band Quetzal has just released their latest album called The Eternal Getdown. The Grammy-award winning group has been performing and recording their unique flavor of traditional and rock/folk music with both Spanish and English lyrics, for more than 20 years. The Eternal Getdown is…

Living A Feminist Life

FEATURING SARA AHMED – The word “feminist” is a heavy one, with history, implication, and judgment. It has been seen as positive and negative. Arguments abound over who is really a feminist and who is not, what it means to be a feminist and what it doesn’t. Follow Sara on Twitter @SaraNAhmed. Sara Ahmed, feminist…

What Do Confirmation Hearings Reveal About Neil Gorsuch?

GUEST COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER – The confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch to become Supreme Court Justice have been marked by discussions of serious issues from the influence of dark money to abortion and torture. Gorsuch was offered up as a nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat by Donald Trump within days of his inauguration. Republicans stymied…

Trump’s Second Muslim Ban Struck Down By Judge

FEATURING BAHER AZMY – Two judges have now struck down Donald Trump’s second attempt at banning Muslims from a handful of countries to enter the United States. A federal judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban, which would have gone into effect on Thursday. The ruling, by judge Derrick Watson was…