Air Date: 9–5-2020
Today we take a look at the protests and counter-protests roiling the nation and recognize the conspiracy-laden fundamentalism of the far-right that is fueling the violence.
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While we wait to see if corporate media can decide which optic is an optic too far, we talk about the legal, constitutional elements of the fight for our right to protest, including against the forces that are sent to police the protesting. Marjorie Kohn.
John Oliver discusses a week that saw the Republican National Convention, a horrific series of shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a strike in professional sports -- three stories that are really one story, about race in America.
President Trump claims without evidence that anti-fascists are inciting riots at protests against police brutality but has downplayed groups like the “boogaloo” movement, which are using the protests as cover to carry out violence, even murder.
Trump is promoting violence in the United States. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
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Right-Wing vigilantism turns to roving bands of MAGA supporters driving into cities and doling out violence.
The way white moms in Portland are being treated has long been the norm for BIPOC people.
Ch. 8: Rewriting the American myth - Erin from Philadelphia
Ch. 9: Final comments asking for your thoughts on our national myths and origin stories or about the stories that other cultures tell themselves
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MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Astrisx - Bodytonic
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- Haena - Cloud Harbor
- Entrap - Darby
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- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
"March for Justice" Springfield, OR by David Geitgey Sierralupe, Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped, increased brightness & contrast
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