November 3, 2016

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    Trump Incites His Mobs Against the Press They Already Hate

    We will begin with Donald Trump’s incitement against the press that is a feature of his rallies but intensified on Wednesday in Florida with Trump singling out Katy Tur of NBC News who the entire crowd turned on. Trump has previously singled her out as “little Katy, a third-rate journalist” riling up the crowd to the extent that the Secret Service had to escort the reporter to her car. Trevor Timm, the Executive Director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation who is a U.S. columnist for the U.K. Guardian, joins us to discuss Trump’s cynical and dangerous tactic of riling up his crowds who already hate the press while falsely accusing the press of not showing the size of the crowds which they do and Trump knows it. We will also speculate on what sort of relationship a President Donald Trump will have with the press who he often threatens to sue and whose physical welfare he is now endangering.

  • Segment 2:

    The UK Parliament Will Now Have to Vote on "Brexit"

    Then we will look into the sudden turn of events in the U.K. where the High Court ruled that the parliament will have to vote on whether or not Britain should go ahead and implement the “Brexit” vote which narrowly passed in a recent referendum. Harold Clarke, a Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Studies at the University of Texas who is the co-investigator of the British Election Study at the University of Manchester where he is also a visiting professor, joins us to discuss how this ruling is likely to split the Conservative Party that is holding on to a slim majority in parliament and, assuming the parliament votes to undo the “Brexit” vote, the gulf between the parliament and the people will widen even further.

  • Segment 3:

    An Activist Shot at Point Blank Range at Standing Rock

    Then we speak with a citizen activist, social entrepreneur and leading millennial voice on Sustainability and social impact who yesterday was shot a pointblank range with a rubber bullet by militarized police live on camera while interviewing peaceful protesters at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Erin Schrode, who just ran for the U.S. Congress in California’s 2nd District, joins us to discuss the escalation of police tactics against the largely Native American protestors with about 300 police officers deployed along with 100 National Guardsmen, and the double standard where the heavily-armed right wing Bundy brothers are treated with kid gloves and get charges dropped but peaceful indigenous people are attacked with dogs and charges with trespassing on their own ancestral lands.