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Heidi Legg and Tom Ashbrook take on the state of the nation in crisis. From Covid-19 to Trump to the culture and economy, America is in a dizzying Swing State. Anything seems possible in 2020. Swing State brings the voices looking into a wildly uncertain American future at an extraordinary moment in time.
 
OBSCENE is a new podcast hosted by Maya Contreras (EMMY winning Brewed in NY, PBS, ) discussing systemic inequalities that have allowed discrimination to flourish in the United States. We’ll examine discriminatory policies while discussing the history, influences, and future of those policies that directly impact womxn and marginalized groups. Through stories and interviews with experts, you'll be given new insights into the challenges facing womxn and marginalized communities. Through an in ...
 
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Jackie & Dunlap on the final Trump/Biden debate, 545 children separated from their parents, Giuliani, Toobin, Russia, Iran, Ratcliffe, secret Chinese bank, Fauci, Whitmer, Obama. Sponsors: Gravylovers, Freefaces "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry: …
 
Voters are already out in record-setting millions, many in line for hours to have their say. We've tried to be a point of honest clarity in this election run-up, but we all know it's an information war zone out there. We have two leading lights from the news business for their take on the battlefront. Margaret Sullivan is media columnist for the Wa…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump and Biden's town halls, the Amy Coney Barrett confirmations, Trump ruins the CDC, Trump Admin warns financial elite ahead of Coronavirus. Sponsors: Gravylovers, Coley's Coronavision. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry: http…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump's Sick and Hopped-Up TV Tour as he sprays Covid and democracy-threatening nonsense at Bartiromo, Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh, the Vice Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, the foiled terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, plus Trump won't do a virtual debate with Biden, Trump is mad…
 
The 2020 election campaign season is fraught with unrelenting drama – who's infected now, hate-spewing, and the president's latest Tweetstorm – we lose track of the scale of what's really upon us. Beyond masks and death rates, the pandemic, the high court, the economy, democracy, fear of fascism, and all the rest there looms the Big One, our climat…
 
Is there a better way to do journalism than Americans are seeing, hearing, and reading right now? Heidi and Tom dive in with John Gable who set out almost a decade ago to help news consumers get out of their information bubbles and see the world afresh with his website . But is there a way to cover these times with a straight face when the Presiden…
 
Trump refuses to denounce white supremacy and attempts to delegitimize the election and basically acts like a sweaty-lipped asshole in his first debate with Biden. Plus: Trump's taxes, $750, The Rock endorses Biden, Trump mocks the religious, Chris Wallace, Giuliani, Florida. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ R…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Breonna Taylor, Trump refuses to concede when he loses, RBG and the Republican rush to fill her seat, Trump overrules the FDA and CDC, Fauci vs. Paul, Tyler Childers, Cracker Barrel, tuna fish. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry:…
 
Jackie and Dunlap yell about Trump's vaccine push, climate change denial, Redfield contradiction; Barr says masks are slavery, wants to charge protesters with sedition, slams Black Lives Matter, blasts his own Justice Dept; Trump Trumpifies History; Caputo; Vegas rally; Biden drive-through town hall. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://…
 
Republican super-strategist Stuart Stevens knows the home stretch to presidential elections like very few others. He’s been at the heart of Republican campaigns for decades – for big-name governors, senators, Republican presidents, and contenders: George W. Bush, John McCain, Bob Dole, and most recently as the top strategist for Mitt Romney in 2012…
 
It's been quite an August, for the country and host Tom Ashbrook who lost his beloved dad. They promised they'd be back and take us to November 3 and Election Day. The big issues have put our whole country in a "Swing State" – life and death with Covid-19, the life and death of democracy on the table. Our very first Swing State guest was the great …
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Jacob Blake’s murder, murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha protests, the GOP convention, Jerry Falwell Jr., the CDC,the NBA, Bannon’s Wall scam. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry: https://open.spotify.com/track/74j2AyMM9Qy2VhSQDaj…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump's dismantling of the USPS, Louis DeJoy, Democratic Convention, Michael Cohen's book. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry: https://open.spotify.com/track/74j2AyMM9Qy2VhSQDajhfn http://www.patreon.com/redstateupdate…
 
Biden picks Kamala Harris to be his VP, Trump goes after the post office. Plus Mt. Rushmore, bikers, Smashmouth, Russian vaccine, golf, executive orders, Marquita Bradshaw, Ben Shapiro, Cardi B, Thighland. “Why Haven’t We Had a Black Woman Country Star?” By Andrea Williams https://www.nashvillescene.com/music/features/article/21142291/why-havent-we…
 
Trump ruins the mail, and gets investigated for fraud. Kushner targets blue states, Barr testifies, Gohmert, Herman Cain, Birx, Fauci, hydroxychloroquine, TikTok, Trump won't leave office, Feds leave Portland after fascism commercial. Alabama COVID Revival https://www.al.com/coronavirus/2020/07/a-small-alabama-church-had-a-revival-and-now-40-people…
 
Ashlee Marie Preston is a Trans Rights Advocate, Cultural Creative & Founder of You “Are Essential”. Ashlee is the first trans woman to become editor-in-chief of a national publication, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and she has just launched a voter mobilization initiative with Human Rights Campaign President, Alphonso David called My Vote is My Voice.…
 
Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the nation’s largest grassroots gun violence prevention group, with chapters in all 50 states effecting change at the local, state and national level. Her book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, was rel…
 
Denise Oliver-Velez has been a political activist and community organizer, was in the Civil Rights movement, women's movement, and AIDS activism movement, and was a member of both the Young Lords Party and the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Denise is currently a Contributing Editor for the progressive political blog Daily Ko…
 
Dr. Merseth discusses language barrier obstacles are still in place for eligible voters even with the language provision in the Voting Rights Act. Dr. Julie Lee Merseth's interests are situated in the field of American political behavior with a dual and overlapping focus on race and immigration. Her research is especially animated by questions of h…
 
Dr. Carol Anderson is a Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying …
 
Rebecca Cokley is the director of the Disability Justice Initiative at American Progress, where her work focuses on disability policy. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent agency charged with advising Congress and the White House on issues of national disability public polic…
 
A discussion with the NARF Staff Attorney Jacqueline De León on Native American Rights Fund's (NARF) comprehensive study entitled, “Obstacles at Every Turn: Barriers to Political Participation Faced by Native American Voters.” Jacqueline De León is an enrolled member of the Isleta Pueblo. As a staff attorney at Native American Rights Fund better kn…
 
Perry Grossman, is Voting Rights Attorney. He focuses on litigation and advocacy efforts concerning voting rights and election law issues. Perry’s cases include New York Immigration Coalition v. U.S. Department of Commerce, the successful challenge to the Trump Administration’s efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census; League of Wom…
 
While Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement have a deep impact on elections, Dr. Bernard L. Fraga research found that there still a gap in voter participation amongst marginalized groups even if voting barriers were removed. We discuss this and his book "The Turnout Gap" in this interview. Dr. Bernard L. Fraga is a political scientist who studie…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump's test, federal troops in US cities, Reagan disses Trump, Chad Wolf, Ghislaine Maxwell, Barron, Trump bails on convention, first pitch, Mnuchin, $1200, John Roberts, Immigration Nation. "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry ht…
 
Jackie & Dunlap talk to old friend Guy Lancaster, co-author of Blood In Their Eyes: The Elaine Massacre of 1919, about the little-known Arkansas atrocity and the startling similarities between then and now. Plus: Trump at the bean desk, Walmart requires masks, Parscale out as campaign manager, Sessions loses Alabama, Chuck Woolery, Roger Stone, Tru…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump's Mt. Rushmore speech, his attack on Bubba Wallace and NASCAR, statues coming down, schools forced open, Texas, Florida, Rush Limbaugh, plus Charlie Daniels ain't going away. Order books by Dr. Guy Lancaster! Blood In Their Eyes: The Elaine Massacre of 1919 and Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840–1950…
 
GoFundMe for Elijah McClain's family & legal fees https://gf.me/u/x5g5vw Arrest the murderers of Breonna Taylor https://www.standwithbre.com/ What did Trump know about the Russian bounties, and when did he know to blame the press? Also, COVID-19 surges, Trump wastes shutdown, Bolton, Bernstein, Hannity, Booker, Barr, Zuckerberg, the Chicks, Chase R…
 
Bob Dylan was the protest icon of a generation. “The times they are a-changing,” sang Bob Dylan and “a hard rains’ gonna fall.” Now, those 1960s protests are deep in the rearview mirror. A new generation is in the streets, with demands for a racial, cultural, gender, economic and structural accounting that might make Dylan look tame. At 79, with a …
 
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