May 24

David Graham of The Atlantic joins us to discuss his latest article Why Are the Republican Debates Limited to 10 Candidates? Fox and CNN have chosen a cutoff that neither accommodates all of the candidates nor facilitates a satisfying debate.

 

Washington DC’s Newseum this week opened “Reporting Vietnam,” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation. Set to a soundtrack of protest songs, the exhibit opens with an exploration of the culture clash that emerged in the 1960s as seen through mainstream and counterculture publications of the day. On this Memorial Day weekend, we explore the music behind “Reporting Vietnam.”

 

Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology & the Threat of a Jobless Future, explains whether we should be concerned about what jobs will be disappearing over the coming decades because of technology.

 

People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’: What they don’t understand. Mark and Jonathan explore the concept, and urge Americans to use the phrase carefully.

 

 

 

 

May 17

Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, former LAPD, who wrote Black & Blue, The True Story of an African-American Woman on the LAPD and the Powerful Secrets She Uncovered joins us to talk from a police officer’s perspective.

 

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America is a Baltimore native with a valuable perspective on how the city can help itself moving forward.

 

Ben Jacobs, political correspondent for The Guardian, was protected by rival gangs in Baltimore as riots broke out. He complimented both bloods & crips on Twitter for keeping him safe.

 

Dr. Jared Ball, Morgan State University Associate Professor of Communication Studies talks about today’s leaders in the protest against the system which continues to disenfranchise lower classes in our cities’ ghettos.

 

What is “red lining”? Richard Rothstein of UC Berkeley & Beryl Satter, author of Family Properties: How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America explain how government policy has been creating ghettos for decades.

 

May 3

John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, discusses Bernie Sanders announcing his candidacy & the latest GOP budget proposal which AGAIN seeks to repeal Obamacare.

 

Bob Kuttner, Co-founder and current co-editor of The American Prospect, discusses The American Prospect magazine’s 25th anniversary featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren as keynote speaker and his take on the latest political news.

 

Tom Matzen, FreedomFest Cash Vault producer, talks about raising funds for business ventures in what he’s calling a mix between American Idol and Shark Tank.

 

Co-host Mark Walsh is a Baltimore native who has an interesting perspective on the violence and tension in his home town. Memories of curfews, and similar riots back in 1968…. but also what makes this 2015 reality different.

Dave Zirin, Left Jab Radio sports correspondent, talks protests in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, and the role of the media in this whole tragedy. “There are a lot of poor white people in the United States. There are a lot of hungry white people in the United States. They don’t live in fear of police the way black people do.”