The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Meg Jacobs joined us to discuss her book, "Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s." Meg is a research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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Joseph Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, joins us to discuss his new book, "No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis."

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Manisha Sinha (@ProfMSinha), professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, joins us to discuss her new book, "The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition."

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Thomas Frank joins us to discuss his new book "Listen, Liberal! Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?" How and why the Democrats moved to the neoliberal right over the past 30 years. The draconian crime bill. The Dems courtship of Wall Street. The current importance of inequality. The Clinton's role in the shift. 

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Hello Majority Report listeners! In lieu of Michael Monday this week, we're including a recent highlight episode of Majority.FM's new show, 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast. Hosted by Michael Brooks and Phil McKenzie, and produced by Matt Lech.

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New interviews for the rest of the week.

Episode 7 - De Niro’s Dubious Autism Doc, Negative Work Cultures, and Punishing Diversity Promoters

Crew Member this week: Biz Ghormley. Biz is a writer, investigator, and seasoned social change strategist. Never one for the status quo, Biz asks hard questions, curates space for community and creativity, and strives for loving truth in her work. She believes stories are essential for healing, truth and freedom. @OneWitness

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Brand Eff Up

“Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary,” Brent Lang, Variety. (http://variety.com/2016/film/markets-festivals/tribeca-film-anti-vaccination-1201739937/)

What’s Up?

“Why A Negative Work Culture Is Better Than No Culture At All,” Vivian Giang, Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/3058282/lessons-learned/why-a-negative-work-culture-is-better-than-no-culture-at-all)

What’s Good?

“Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity,” Stefanie K. Johnson and David R. Hekman, Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2016/03/women-and-minorities-are-penalized-for-promoting-diversity)

“Diverse workforces are more innovative,” Gina Grillo, The Guardian. (http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/mar/27/diversity-innovation-startups-fortune-500-companies)

“How Diversity Can Drive Innovation,” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Melinda Marshall, and Laura Sherbin, Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-diversity-can-drive-innovation)

Diggin’ in the Crates

Phil

Saga, an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_(comic_book))

“Agitprop!” at the Brooklyn Museum (https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/agitprop)

Michael

The Lives of Others (2006) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/)

Biz

“Zami: A New Spelling of My Name” by Audre Lorde (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zami:_A_New_Spelling_of_My_Name)

“Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans” by Dan Baum (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/books/review/Mallon-t.html)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089880/)

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Judge Oliver Diaz the former Presiding Justice on the Supreme Court of Mississippi the importance of state judicial elections and the real story behind the Hot Coffee case. Why and how Karl Rove and the Chamber of Commerce flooded state judicial races with corporate money. How Justice Diaz was targeted politically and criminally and how to protect state Judicial systems from corporate power.

Attorney Richard Newsome of Newsome & Melton explains the Takata airbag case and why so many airbags aren't safe. How airbags supposed to work. Honda's secret recall. Why the US government does not have a way to protect the public from dangerous airbags and why did did this happen?

Arthur Bryant of Public Justice explains the most disturbing document he read in discovery. Why Remington Arms has known for decades that a defect in some of its guns fire for no reason.

Attorney Lyn Toops of Cohen & Malad explains how Indiana's adoption system that disenfranchised disabled children. The austerity budgets that targeted disenfranchised children and how Governor Mike Pence's political ambitions and classist adoption policies helped settle the case.

On The Fun Half: Is Donald Trump going to win Pennsylvania? Vaccines, public health and the medical industry. Giving up on Bernie? And your calls and IM

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Attorney John Fitch explains that "Tort Reform" is all about corporate advantage. Why corporations push for the injustice of Tort Reform. Under Tort law in abused children have limited recourse while predators and the organizations that protect them are favored under the law and what needs to be done to protect the public from corporations.

Attorney David L. Scher tells us the story of Dr. Joseph Ting and a systemic case of Medicare fraud. Why Medicare is riddled with fraud. A bribery scandal that will shock you and why corporations are the main problem.

Thom Hartmann and Sam talk Craps strategy. Bernie Sander's accomplishments and why the revolution is happening, how Bernie got thrown off his game, why he should stay in until the convention and enforcing the Sherman Act to protect us from media monopolies.

On The Fun Half: Your calls and IMs.

 

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On today's show Anthony Pereira, the Director of King's Brazil Institute at King's College joins us to discuss the crisis in Brazil.

The development of Brazil’s “Workers’ Party” from the 70’s to Lula’s administration. The role of systemic corruption in Brazilian politics. Why this case looks like selective invocation of the law by anti-Worker’s Party forces. The role of the Brazilian oligarchy in deposing Lula. How Lula personalized the Workers’ Party in an unproductive way. (10:30)

And on the Fun Half - Trump on remembering 7-11, Kasich is disgruntled again in a New York deli, Giuliani wants to establish that he’s NOT part of the Trump campaign, Laura Ingraham has technical difficulties, and you calls and IMs! (43:15)

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Ari Rabin-Havt, the host of the Agenda on SiriusXM and author of Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politicsexplains the how and why of why we got to post truth politics. Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox explains the urgency of the climate crisis is a spiritual and moral and not just political.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump comes up with a new line. Hillary Clinton's record and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter plays out the politics of Bernie Sanders visit to the Vatican. Sanders moves Clinton on the minimum wage. Why activists need support from Democratic leaders. Bernie Sanders has a breakthrough in rhetoric on Israel/Palestine. Having on honest discussion on the Middle East. Bernie tries to make Hillary take a pledge on Social Security? And why Hillary Clinton isn't catching up with the upward left wing movement of the party. (13:30)

Andy Kindler hates more pundits and he thinks he could pass for non Jewish. Andy's exciting new gig and Dennis Miller is the worst and we all make fun of him. (59:15)

On The Fun Half: an update for Right Wing Mandela. Why universal programs are better than targeted ones. (1:39:30)

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