Wed, 22 April 2020
Sam and Michael break down this week's top headlines and then Sam rolls an interview he did with Diane Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) on her new book, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools.
On today's show: Trump deflects on VA hydroxychloroquine study and NIH assessment: "I don't know...we'll take a look." After VA hydroxychloroquine tests, Dr. Oz now says we have to wait for randomized trial Dr. Fauci asked for. Study: people who watched Hannity instead of Carlson less likely to follow social distancing rules. William Barr tells Hugh Hewitt DOJ would support legal action if governors' restrictions go "too far." GA governor Brian Kemp doesn't seem to understand his own plan, says he's re-opening close contact businesses because they're the only ones not allowed open, claims they're safer than grocery stores. Nashville 21-year-old battling Covid-19 warns youth to take the virus seriously. Hannity shares a bunch of headlines from March saying Covid-19 is Trump's biggest disaster, doesn't make a point defending Trump. Brian Kilmeade & Ainsley Earhardt thank President for allowing au pairs to remain in America, saying it helps the middle class. Daily Wire's Michael Knowles says lockdown is saving zero lives, more will die from unemployment. FLASHBACK MARCH 26: Matt Walsh makes the "drive your car" analogy for Covid-19 risks, says economy should be saved, deaths have to be "way over 35,000."
Diane Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) joins Sam to discuss her new book, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools. A decades-long trend of school privatization has done nothing to help the average American student; on the contrary, it's made things worse. In this book, Ravitch details how rich and powerful actors like the Kochs, the DeVos family, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, and others have attempted to systematically dismantle our public education system, and what parents, teachers, students and other across the country have been doing to resist.
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