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TRUMP SLEEPS, No jurors; Coachella Isn't Cool; Are the Arts over? Karel Cast 24-46The first former President on trial for a felony and he…sleeps. Meanwhile they can't find impartial jurors, and how could they? The media has kept him in every part of our lives for eight years…you'd have to get Martians to be on the jury, or people from other countri…
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Leslie is joined by the International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), David McCall.The two explore the topic of restoring the United States' lost shipbuilding capacity.President McCall first details how the USW, alongside four other labor organizations, filed a petition last month requesting the United States Trade Representative (USTR)…
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Record ocean heat is bleaching coral reefs around the world; Biden raises royalties to drill and mine on public lands, the first update in a century; Innovation in Indiana: wireless EV charging roads; PLUS: Bizarre fish behavior is a marine mystery in Florida... All that and more in today's Green News Report!…
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The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.Brad is first joi…
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It’s a strange world we inhabit. The most sane person I knew is now the one least tethered to reality. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was a stalwart of our initial progressive talk effort, Air America. Bobby was smart and savvy. As a law professor, he could explain the economically and morally unsustainable nature of slavery, or as a leader of the Natural R…
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Next time on The State of Belief: R. G. Cravens, author of the new book Yes Gawd!: How Faith Shapes LGBT Identity and Politics in the United States. We’ll talk about the ways religious affiliation – or no affiliation – informs the way members of this community see themselves, as well as the nation in which we all live. Dr. Cravens is Senior Researc…
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Why does our society produce more poverty than other wealthy countries? Why don’t we - or why can’t we - change our incentives? Questions like this drive MARK RANK, in his books, POORLY UNDERSTOOD: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty, and THE POVERTY PARADOX:Understanding Economic Hardship Amid American Prosperity, and in his latest, THE RANDOM F…
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Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. Without a hint of irony, Traitor Trump and collaborator Mike Johnson propose "election integrity" policy that already exists.Republicans usher us from one fake crisis to another.Comedian Poppy Champlin calls to discuss the madness.על ידי Progressive Voices
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This time on Code WACK! Will California’s new single payer bill, CalCare, be a tough sell for the state’s legislature, even if most of the state’s residents want Medicare for All? What political hurdles must be cleared before such a bill would pass? And what would it mean for single payer efforts if Donald Trump is re-elected president this year?To…
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ANSWER ME! I’ve Got Questions For You; Plus OJ Dies And Dr. Influencer? Karel Cast 24-44OJ Simpson, who was found civilly liable for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died of prostate cancer. How should the media treat it? Sports star? Famous football player? Acquitted murderer? Felon? How should we publicly treat the deat…
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March 2024 was the hottest March ever recorded, continuing a 10-month record hot streak; European court rules Switzerland's climate inaction violates human rights; Norfolk Southern settles East Palestine lawsuits for $600 million; PLUS: EPA cracks down on airborne pollution from chemical plants and toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water... All…
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The Student Debt Crisis Center takes over the airwaves of 'the Leslie Marshall Show,' where they detail the President's latest announcement on student debt cancellation, the important deadline at the end of the month, and the latest Senate hearing focused on Mohela.They'll cover updates and, as always, talk about what actions folks should take and …
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OK BOOMER! Is 21 too young for 65? Arizona Goes Medieval Karel Cast 24-43Arizona is going to enforce an abortion law from…1864…and that speaks volumes for who these people are; they are medieval leftovers, religious zealots, misogynist, subservients…Handmaid Tale much? OK BOOMER is the battle cry of GenX, Y, Z, Alpha and Millenials, but why do they…
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Leslie is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union.First, Scott explains how high interest rates and trade deficits are stifling U.S. factory jobs growth.Second, Leslie and Scott move across the globe to di…
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Buckle up! It's going to be a hyperactive hurricane season; New study finds half of the Colorado River's water is used to grow feed for cattle; Good news for CA snowpack, for now; PLUS: Disney's Tomorrowland says goodbye to Yesterdayville... All that and more in today's Green News Report!על ידי Progressive Voices
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It’s a strange world we live in. The latest weirdness comes, of course, from the internet, where we find “farmers” trying to get you to fertilize their crop of conspiracy theories. In this short commentary, you’ll hear about how important it is to broaden your news sources, lest you become an unwitting accomplice.…
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REPENT! The End is Neigh! NYC Shakes, Eclipse; 911 Triggers Karel Cast 24-42The eclipse today has brought out the wack jobs including MTG. Have we gone that far back in time that we now accept thinking from the Middle Ages? Well, in a word, yes. Plus, NYC shakes and you would think the Empire State Bldg was in rubble…why doesn’t anyone understand t…
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NEXT PANDEMIC? Malls Dying; $430k Is Your Worth; Karel Cast 24-41Bird Flu is raising its ugly head again…as a vegan I could care less, but is it the next pandemic waiting to happen? And why did we learn NOTHING from Covid? Are we ready for the next virus?Malls are dead, so what is to become of them? And why did they die?10 Longevity experts all agr…
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U.N. officials warn of looming hunger crisis across Southern Africa amid deepening drought; Biden Administration invests billions to innovate and decarbonize manufacturing; Melting polar ice is changing Earth's rotation; PLUS: America's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm is now operational... All that and more in today's Green News Report!…
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This time on Code WACK! Once again, a new single-payer bill, AB 2200 or CalCare, sponsored by the California Nurses Association, has been introduced in the California state legislature. How will it help save lives? Will it break the bank, or will it save us money? What’s different about this version of the bill and what kind of support does it have…
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YOU CAN'T AFFORD A HOUSE; Don't Worry, It's Pointless; GAZA Fail Karel Cast 24-40It now takes an income of $100k a year, $200k in some states, to afford a home. But the problem? The median income in the USA is $75k . Is there relief in sight? Does anybody care? Or is it a renter's world now? And what could make housing more affordable?GAZA attack l…
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President Biden vows to rebuild Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, Republicans say 'maybe'; New study confirms economic toll of man-made climate change; Heavy storms collapse a portion of California's iconic Highway 1 near Big Sur; PLUS: Biden Administration clamps down on Big Oil methane leaks, truck pollution, and more... All that and more in …
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On the radio show this week we cover the latest in the attack from far right extremists on access to abortion, birth control, IVF, and why access to mifepristone is being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court; then we cover health equity, healthcare coverage, and a new report, Lowering Costs for Black Americans: How the Inflation Reduction Act Makes Heal…
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Mónica talks to historian Ron C. White to find out how our nation’s most renowned bridge builder disagreed fully and freely with those around him while leading the nation through the Civil War. Taking a closer look at private notes Lincoln wrote to himself, the two explore everything from how to approach deep moral disagreements to what to do with …
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Today we talk about how transparency wins the day. Both the Prime Minister of Israel or the King of England had hard lessons to learn about recent crises in their countries. In another media age, they could issue no comment pressers, but not in this media age. I hope you’ll listen to this short commentary on Kings, PM’s and social media.…
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Next time on The State of Belief: Best-selling author, pastor and activist John Pavlovitz. John’s brand-new book is titled, Worth Fighting For: Finding Courage & Compassion When Cruelty is Trending. John sees a poverty of empathy in our culture – and many churches, and explores the dire consequences of this condition as well as ways we can build ba…
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With social media and AI, bad actors weaponize information and stress democracy. We have two options: stop the lies or stop people from believing them. The former is near impossible in a free society, but there’s solid evidence the latter is achievable. I talk w/ two founders of The Mental Immunity Project, ANDY NORMAN, author of MENTAL IMMUNITY, a…
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Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. Trump attacks a Judge's daughter - because he's so innocent, of course.Lara Trump's Newly Released Song Track Roasted by DNC with AI Diss TrackThe Illegitimate Roberts Supreme Court putting its thumb on the scale for RepubliconsWe discuss the madness.…
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STRESSED AMERICA; No Tourist Want SF; No Cease Fire? Karel Cast 24-38Another list of the most stressful states is out…why is America so stressed if we are the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Why can't we seem to find it any more? The USA wants a cease fire finally in Israel, but Bebe says no. So what do we do to stop the sufferi…
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This time on Code WACK! Besides the Alabama IVF decision, how else are reproductive rights being rolled back in America? Why are some states going after emergency contraception known as the morning-after pill? What policy solutions are needed to better protect reproductive rights?To find out, we spoke to Vina Smith-Ramakrishnan, a fellow at The Cen…
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conversations worth a re-listen. First, from 2007 with DREW WESTEN about the ideas and advice in his influential book, THE POLITICAL BRAIN: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation. Westen: Democrats almost always present the best arguments but lose elections to Republicans who have mastered the art of emotion and story-telling. Secon…
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Next time on The State of Belief:The authors of the new book Surviving God: A New Vision of God through the Eyes of Sexual Abuse Survivors. Dr. Susan M. Shaw and Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim are both ordained ministers, theologians, prolific writers – and survivors of sexual abuse themselves.We’ll address the sense of betrayal and isolation abuse experienc…
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Leslie is joined by Sean O'Brien, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.The two discuss the Teamsters' recently ratified contract with Anheuser-Busch, their striking brothers and sisters at Molson-Coors, organizing at UPS and DHL, as well as their Presidential roundtables.Sean is a 4th-generation Teamster from Boston, and …
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