September 7, 2016

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    Clinton and Trump's Different Approaches to Relations With Russia

    We begin with the town hall on national security now beginning on NBC with Hillary Clinton first addressing national security and veterans issues followed by Donald Trump speaking on the same issues. Following Trump’s recent remark that he’d like to work with Russia to destroy ISIS, we look into how much relations with Russia is Trump’s signature foreign policy issue, given his appalling ignorance about foreign relations. Nina Khrushcheva, a professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School and a Senior Fellow at The World Policy Institute, joins us to discuss how much Putin loves Trump and hates Hillary and what kind of relations with Russia could we expect from them.

  • Segment 2:

    The Moneyed Interest Behind the Contested Pipeline

    Then we look into the moneyed interests behind the contested pipeline being built from the shale oil fields of North Dakota to Illinois that the Standing Rock Sioux Indian tribe and others tribes of the first nations are protesting. Hugh MacMillan, a senior researcher in the water program at Food and Water Watch joins us to discuss his article “Who’s Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline” and how much the powerful interests behind the pipeline are influencing the state and local governments involved, given the brutal treatment that company goons have been able to get way with unleashing attack dogs and pepper spray on peaceful protesters, many of whom are women and children.

  • Segment 3:

    Old Wounds Are Being Opened in the Standing Rock Sioux Protests

    Then finally we examine the history of the government’s treatment of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe with Sarah Krakoff, a professor of American Indian Law and natural resources law at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She joins us to discuss how the treatment of the protesters is opening up old wounds that have never healed which remind us how, time and time again, powerful interests and white privilege have trampled on the historical and cultural rights of Native Americans.