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The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 35 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Mark, hosts Make It Plain, a political, human rights and non-mainstream news podcast. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with his years ...
 
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Why is the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court dangerous? Joan McCarter of DailyKos explains how her confirmation would give Trump two seasoned election judges on his side--both of which were involved in Bush v. Gore in 2000. BUT, will Republicans get cold feet in backing the nomination? Joan says maybe, and she gets into all that,…
 
Michelle Cirocco and Donna Hylton are working with Represent Justice towards two key goals: get more states to pass voter rights restoration laws, and correct any existing misconceptions on eligibility to vote for those who are previously incarcerated. They join the show today to discuss the Free Our Vote initiative, which not addresses those goals…
 
Kyle Rittenhouse is the most recent example of how dangerous and deadly radicalization can be, and with the help of coronavirus, Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss wants you to know that we are in the midst of a "perfect storm" of extremist recruitment. Dr. Miller-Idriss is the author of "Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far-Right," and in today's episo…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Today, David Waldman has been strongly self-reflecting on a huge, beautiful fast. Can you imagine what even one day of self-examination and atonement would do for Donald Trump? Donald Trump pays attention like he pays taxes. Whether it’s a shortage of dollars or sense, al…
 
THROWBACK EPISODE! Arkansas State Senator Joyce Elliott is running to represent the state's 2nd congressional district, and she's currently within one point of the Republican incumbent. If she wins, she will be the first Black person to be elected to congress from the state. But this isn't the first historic move Senator Elliott has made in her car…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) A well-informed electorate is a prerequisite for Democracy. David Waldman welcomes us advanced students to today’s KITM. The only thing keeping Rush Limbaugh going nowadays is his knowledge that The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on t…
 
THROWBACK EPISODE! Listen to Black women, win with Black women -- that's our strategy for the 2020 election. Each week we'll hear from powerful Black women on their strategies, concerns, and plans of action leading up to November, because we don't just want the presidency, we want the whole dang hill. We're kicking this series off with a killer lin…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman gives it all he’s got for today’s KITM. After that, we’re on our own. (Until Friday’s show.) Yesterday, Donald Trump announced... what he has announced since the beginning of his term, that he wasn’t interested in being president, that he was taking over. Th…
 
THROWBACK EPISODE! MJ Hegar is on the heels of Senator John Cornyn in Texas, so we're re-introducing you to this candidate -- share with all your friends in Texas! MJ Hegar is a combat veteran, a working mother, and a Texan who is fed up with Senator John Cornyn accepting big payouts from corporations that leave his constituents struggling to make …
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman and Greg Dworkin pack our lunch bag-arsenal and send us on our way: Food fight! Donald Trump killed a tremendous number of people at last night’s canned food drive. Make lunch not war, people! Although if it isn’t fried, Donald probably hasn’t tried it. Ted …
 
THROWBACK EPISODE! Mike Espy is just ONE POINT behind Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, so we're re-upping this episode with the candidate so you can get to know him and share with EVERYONE you know in Mississippi. Confederate Cindy is not just another clever Internet meme -- it's the nickname for Mike Espy's opponent; you might remember her for saying she…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Summer ends, and not a minute too soon. Here’s hoping our fall turns out to be less “2020” than the rest of the year. David Waldman and Joan McCarter are here to catch us: Donald Trump and William Barr want to gentrify anarchist Jurisdictions in Portland, NYC and Seattle …
 
THROWBACK EPISODE! Jaime Harrison is tied in the polls against Senator Lindsay Graham, so we're bumping up this episode with the candidate so you can get to know him and share with EVERYONE you know in South Carolina. Jaime Harrison knows South Carolinians concerns because he grew up with similar ones. In his bid for Lindsey Graham's senate seat, h…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone, and will receive honors Donald Trump never should. “May her memory be a blessing,” as we are reminded to say. No time to grieve or reflect, as jackals had already began to descend within hours. Republicans smell blood, and some are hungry for …
 
The 2016 presidential election saw the lowest turnout for Black voters in over 20 years and the Black Economic Alliance (BEA) is working to change that in 2020. David Clunie, who is the organization's Executive Director, joins the show to talk about the very first National Black Voter Day, improving voter engagement, and how the organization intend…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) It’s finally Friday! That’s the day when Ian Reifowitz joins David Waldman for the first half of KITM! Buy Ian’s latest book, “How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump”. Ian has never allowed his work to be censored or expu…
 
Marissa Nance was attending Howard University a few years behind a young lady named Kamala Harris -- the same one who became a United States Senator and now the first female Vice Presidential candidate. She's admired her since those college days, and says she's still a leader she wants to emulate. Aside from her connections to Sen. Harris, did I me…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman presents a brand-new, Thursday KITM. News, entertainment, with just a little added touch of sedition: Gregory Glauber Dworkin has the latest polls, which look like previous polls, but moreso. For Donald Trump, the same point gap becomes a bigger hurdle with …
 
Markos Moulitsas, Founder of DailyKos and Civiqs, is back -- and right off the bat, we learn about the key state where Trump is both losing and not bothering to advertise in. And as for ALL that polling data we're constantly bombarded with, Markos breaks down the most reliable information out there. Today's agenda also addresses Michigan, Pennsylva…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) If David Waldman and Greg Dworkin didn’t tell you it this morning, you didn’t need to hear it: First, Joe Biden is still leading. Always good to keep that in mind during these chaotic times. There’s Florida, Florida, Florida, but Joe’s still got this, probably. Have you h…
 
Arkansas State Senator Joyce Elliott is running to represent the state's 2nd congressional district, and she's currently within one point of the Republican incumbent. If she wins, she will be the first Black person to be elected to congress from the state. But this isn't the first historic move Senator Elliott has made in her career OR her personal…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman, in depth, in context, and in your ears with a tap of a button: Democratic insiders are assembling a “war room” to take out the 60 vote rule on the Senate filibuster. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, next in line to lead the Judiciary Committee, says “whaa… huh?” That…
 
In a startling ProPublica report, Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan reveal the horrific details of New Orleans hospitals sending coronavirus patients home to die or pressuring families to put them in hospice care, and in some cases discontinued treatment, even when their loved ones begged them to keep trying. Every patient who was sent home and died …
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) O say can you see? David Waldman doesn’t come to this with an agenda. Why, KITM barely has an itinerary! Hey, remember Lana Marks? We were just talking about the bronze medalist, handbag designing Bermuda refugee, Mar-a-Lago founding actress, slash American ambassador to …
 
How serious is it when a state threatens to secede from the United States? We've heard it casually dropped in places like Texas and California, and certainly you've heard people say they're leaving the country if Trump gets re-elected, which to Richard Kreitner, suggests there is something real fermenting under the surface. Richard is a contributin…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) It’s Friday, and David Waldman wasn’t available to “do it live”, but that didn’t keep him from still delivering the expected quality of KITM to our ears, while also exceeding expectations with his roster of guests. Ian Reifowitz, author of The Tribalization of Politics: H…
 
We know the only way to win this November is to #WinWithBlackWomen, so we're continuing the conversation with influential Black women who give us insight and strategy for success. This week, Mark speaks with Tameika Devine, the first Black woman elected to the Columbia, South Carolina City Council, and Glynda Carr, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of…
 
Representative Anna Eskamani (FL-47) flipped her seat in 2018, and now she needs your help to do it again in November. Though she had been working on progressive initiatives well before she ran for office, she was spurred into action when Donald Trump was elected in 2016. In today's episode, she discusses the family struggles that continue to motiv…
 
MJ Hegar is a combat veteran, a working mother, and a Texan who is fed up with Senator John Cornyn accepting big payouts from corporations that leave his constituents struggling to make ends meet -- that's why she's running against him in November. In today's episode, MJ lays out her plans to prioritize the working class and expand healthcare cover…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Irresponsible partiers ruined it for everyone. David Waldman drew the line, and “Gender Reveal Tuesdays” have been canceled at KITM World Headquarters until further notice. Happy now? You can bet safety never got in the way of fun at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and thei…
 
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