Thursday, January 11, 2018
It's the most difficult conversation in America, and most of the country, regardless of skin color, still hasn't figured out how to have it. Until now. With impeccable grace, wisdom, and empathy, Ijeoma Oluo picks apart a topic that many have either dismissed as irrelevant or given up on entirely.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Richard Nephew is a scholar at Columbia Universityâ€™s School for International and Public Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also the author of "The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field," drawn from his experience as the the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating directly with Iran on the the current nuclear deal... The deal President Trump has denounced, though not yet officially scrapped.
Many conservatives agree that the Trump presidency can be considered a success, no matter what happens, if one goal is accomplished: a reshaping of the federal courts via the appointment of conservative judges.Â Zoe Tillman, Buzzfeed courts reporter, provides a reality check on the state of federal court appointments and the Trump administration's progress.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Dave Ross talks to Omar El Akkad, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist who wrote the novel, "American War." The book is inspired by the troubling divisions he sees in America today.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
For the first time, the United Nations has commissioned a report on extreme poverty and inequality in the United States, and our nation's grade is grim. And the policies of President Trump are sinking the economic prospects for millions. According to Professor Philip Alston, the UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, America is becoming the world champion of inequality, with tens of millions living in conditions most would only expect to see in the poorest developing nations, not the richest country in the world.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
There is perhaps no man in America pushing back harder against the GOP tax plan than Ady Barkan, and he's doing it from a wheelchair while simultaneously fighting a battle against ALS. The bill would slash $400 billion from Medicare and put Obamacare on life support, which Ady believes every American should stand in opposition to. His life, and perhaps yours, could depend on it.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Retired 4-star general and Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill "Tony" McPeak joins Dave Ross for a wide ranging discussion of his military career and the third installment of his memoirs, "The Aerial View Trilogy." A can't miss conversation on the US-North Korean conflict, the state of the military and further insights from one our nation's top military commanders.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Rex Tillerson's overture to North Korea, offering to open talks without any pre-conditions has raised the hopes of many for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the peninsula -- and questions as to whether the Secretary of State even speaks for the President on foreign policy. Abraham Denmark, Director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center andÂ Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia outlines the options for dealing with the Kim regime and what to make of US foreign policy under the Trump administration.Â
Thursday, December 07, 2017
The stellar reporting of CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud has informed the nation on the tardy and inadequate disaster relief efforts provided on the island. Dave Ross unwinds what went wrong, who is to blame, and what the situation is on the ground for the millions of American citizens living in Puerto Rico who are still dealing with an unprecedented failure of federal disaster response in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Andre Norman takes the lessons learned from a youth spent in gangs and behind bars, and applies them to today's kids and the corporate world
Thursday, November 30, 2017
North Korea has launched their most advanced missile yet and the response from the Trump administration is, yet again, more sanctions. Dave is joined by Richard Nephew to discuss where US sanctions policy is failing with North Korea, and how it should be adjusted. Richard is a former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State and the author of the forthcoming book, "The Art of Sanctions: A View From the Field."
The President says he's playing Santa Claus, promising to shower every American with a huge tax cut. Not even close, says this economist about the GOP tax plan. Dave Ross is joined by Stephanie Kelton to discuss the potential impacts of the bill on the economy and everyday Americans. Stephanie is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University and a former Chief Economic Advisor to the US Senate Budget Committee.Â
Monday, November 27, 2017
Remember Pizzagate, perhaps the most ludicrous example of a fake news story that was pushed during the 2016 election, even by members of President Trump's own campaign? How did that story even bubble up into mainstream consciousness? Amanda Robb reporting for Rolling Stone in partnership with The Investigative Fund takes a deep dive into the murky origins of fake news. She traveled as far as Macedonia to unearth the anatomy of potential election-swinging stories that were once simply tabloid fodder but today are delivered right to your Facebook feed.Â
Friday, November 10, 2017
Michael Waldman reveals the true history of the 2nd Amendment, its modern context, and how political will -- not a legal or constitutional challenge -- is the only barrier to enacting meaningful gun regulation in the United States.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
MSNBC Commentator Lawrence O'Donnell has studied what was undisputedly the most contentious election in U.S. history. He parallels the career and election of Richard Nixon with that of President Trump.
As Seattle prepares to scrutinize the next Mayor -- and her inevitable sweeping policy items on the horizon, Roger Valdez proposes market-based solutions to address the biggest issues the city faces: housing affordability and the epidemic of homelessness.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Internationally renowned photographer Lee Jeffries' photos of the homeless will be displayed on Seattle building to spotlights the faces of homelessness. Lee, Union Gospel Mission President Jeff Lilley, and Mike Cook, one of the homeless men featured in the installation, join Dave and Colleen for an enlightening and heartwarming conversation reminding us all the importance of caring for the least of us who live amongst us.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Washington's 45th District Senate race holds the key to the balance of partisan power in the state -- should the Democratic candidate win, the Democrats will gain majority in the Senate to go along with their existing majority in the House. Dave Ross and Hanna Scott introduce you to Jinyoung Lee Englund, the Republican Candidate for the 45th.
Washington's 45th District Senate race holds the key to the balance of partisan power in the state -- should the Democratic candidate win, the Democrats will gain majority in the Senate to go along with their existing majority in the House. Dave Ross and Hanna Scott introduce you to Manka Dhingra, the Democratic Candidate for the 45th.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Former talk show host Charlie Sykes says he's still a conservative, but he's not a part of what the conservative movement has become. His new book is titled "How the Right Lost its Mind"