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For Profit Middle Schools Promoted By Betsy Devos Said To Be ‘Like a Prison’

For Profit Middle Schools Promoted By Betsy Devos Said To Be ‘Like a Prison’

From ProPublica: This story was co-published with Slate. Teenagers at Paramount Academy sometimes came home with mysterious injuries. An alternative school for sixth- through 12th-graders with behavioral or academic problems, Paramount occupied a low-slung, brick and concrete building on a dead-end road in hard-luck Reading, Pennsylvania, a city whose streets are littered with signs advertising […]

HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation

The 2016 BBC documentary by Adam Curtis we talked about on this week’s podcast. You can listen to this week’s podcast below. Or click this sentence. Special thanks to Joshua Sibelman for bringing it to our attention. Enjoy! http://traffic.libsyn.com/davidfeldmanshow/DFS_1-17-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

“Neruda” Examines Chiles Communist Poet

“Neruda” Examines Chiles Communist Poet

Film Critic Michael Snyder talks about “Neruda” a new movie examining Chile’s communist poet Pablo Neruda. “Neruda” follows an inspector hunting down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. Director: Pablo Larraín Writer: Guillermo Calderón Stars: Gael García Bernal, […]

Trump’s Military Industrial Complex

Trump’s Military Industrial Complex

In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned that for security and liberty to prosper together, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” Forty-five years later, a new president is planning to have his Pentagon run by a top official at one of the world’s […]

Pickle, From The New York Times

Pickle, From The New York Times

A moving documentary about the fragility of life and the endurance of love. Then download today’s podcast below: http://traffic.libsyn.com/davidfeldmanshow/DFS_1-17-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Steven Mnuchin Ran a ‘A Foreclosure Machine’

Steven Mnuchin Ran a ‘A Foreclosure Machine’

Rose Guidel was in trouble. It was 2009 and the United States was in the grips of the Great Recession. Her brother, who had helped pay the mortgage on her modest home outside of Los Angeles, had been murdered, so she contacted her bank to say her payment would be late. The bank apparently told […]

Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

Far from ending with President-elect Trump’s announcement that he will separate himself from the management of his business empire, the constitutional debate about the meaning of the Emoluments Clause — and whether Trump will be violating it — is likely just beginning. That’s because the Emoluments Clause seems to bar Trump’s ownership of his business. […]

#Audit The Vote

#Audit The Vote

Frank Conniff, Dave Sirus and David discuss the merits of a recount. At one point in today’s episode, David threatens to storm off his own show. Sadly he didn’t. http://traffic.libsyn.com/davidfeldmanshow/Frank_Conniff__Dave_Sirus_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Greg Proops on President-Elect Trump

Greg Proops on President-Elect Trump

David laments with Greg Proops over the American people electing Trump and what we can do moving forward. Come see David, along with John Fugelsang, Frank Conniff, Jessica Kirson, and Jeffrey Joseph this Friday, November 18th, 7:30pm at QED in Astoria, Queens. Tickets are $10 and all profits go to the ACLU.  You can purchase […]

Cats! Cats! Cats! 

Cats! Cats! Cats! 

Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and worked as a full time Cat Behavior Specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for several years before co-founding Feline Minds. She has been interviewed for Cat Fancy, the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post and has done presentations on cat behavior […]

Yuk! Wash Your Towel

Yuk! Wash Your Towel

The Gross Truth About Bath Towels You may feel clean after just stepping out of the shower, but chances are if you used a bath towel to dry off, you’re anything but. Some scientists have gone so far as to call towels the most germ-infected object in your home, and it’s likely you aren’t washing […]

New Accusations of Trump’s Abuse of Women on NBC

Report Details Alleged Trump Sexism on ‘Apprentice’ A week after Donald Trump reignited his feud with Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe winner whom he dubbed “Miss Piggy” for gaining weight, the Associated Press has published a damning investigation into the Republican presidential nominee’s alleged conduct while taping The Apprentice, his former reality-TV show. The […]

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