March 14, 2017

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    "The Deep State 2.0"

    We begin with the latest White House absurdities in their tortured efforts to find a way out from under the outrageous charges Trump made against Obama that are left hanging until Trump either backs up his smear with some evidence or apologizes to his predecessor. A former veteran senior staffer, Mike Lofgren, the author of “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government”, joins us to discuss his article at Bill Moyers.com “The Deep State 2.0: How President Trump’s fake populism bails out the 1 percent” and the topsy-turvy political climate we are in with liberals who have always opposed the CIA are now counting on them to provide evidence to impeach Trump, while conservatives who have always hated the Russians are now making excuses for Putin.

  • Segment 2:

    Congressman King's Latest Racist Rant

    Then we look into the racist rants of Republican Congressman Steve King, who after tweeting his support for the racist candidate in the Dutch elections saying that Americans “can’t restore our civilization with someone else’s babies”, doubled down by arguing “Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before” they become a majority over whites.  A 25 year teacher in Iowa’s public schools, Patrick Kearney who currently serves as the Facilitator for Teachers Leadership the Johnston Community Schools, joins us to discuss his article at The Huffington Post “Steve King Is Exactly Who You Think He Is. His Constituents, Not So Much”.  We assess whether Nancy Pelosi’s call to the House leadership to strip Congressman King of his committee chairmanship will be heard.

  • Segment 3:

    Mounting Republican Opposition to Paul Ryan's American Healthcare Act

    Then finally we examine the mounting Republican opposition the Paul Ryan’s American Healthcare Act that has prompted the White House to send Vice President Pence and the head of HHS over to Capitol Hill to try and shore up some support for a bill already opposed by the AMA, the AAARP and the American Hospital Association. Dr. Susan Wood, Professor of Health Policy and of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, joins us to discuss how the CBO report predicting a massive increase in the number of uninsured is impacting key Republican senators.