Karie Fugett from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project; Vijay Das, senior fellow at Data Progress; Eva Putzova, Democratic candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District; The Irritable Immunologist and Henry Hakamaki answer your Covid-19 questions; Animal Behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin; Professor Ben Burgis, columnist for Jacobin and author of “Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson;” The Rev. Barry W. Lynn; Comic Laura House and David answer listener questions.
The Irritable Immunologist brings us up to speed on the latest COVID-19 developments; PBS & NPR Journalist Ray Suarez on the future of journalism; Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein talks Ramones, Lou Reed and Biden; Washington Post’s Helaine Olen answers your questions on how to survive an economic implosion; Professor Harvey J. Kaye takes your questions; Yuk Yuk’s Mark Breslin on Mr. Methane.
In the age of COVID-19, Capitalism is a comorbidity. The real disease is our system. And so: Rent Strike! This May Day the entire world will celebrate unions, workers and the right to strike– but not here in America. American labor is never celebrated, it’s only threatened. On today’s show we examine America, a nation created by slavery and now destroyed by a ruling class that misses it.
Dr. Harriet Fraad, Marxist mental health counselor and host of “Capitalism Hits Home;” David R. Wallis, managing editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a nonprofit funding stories about inequality and poverty in America; Tom Winter, current Montana legislator and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives; LGBTQ Activist Zack Ford; Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein; Professor Harvey J. Kaye, author of “FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt;” Peabody and Emmy Award Winning Jim Earl; Comedy Genius Joe DeVito; Founder and President of Yuk Yuk’s Mark Breslin.
Comics Bob Saget & Frank Conniff; Comedy Writers Colleen Werthmann & Laura House; Economic Hardship Reporting Project’s Alissa Quart; Congressional Candidate Shaniyat Chowdhury who’s running for New York’s 5th; Immigration Activist Stephen Robbins; Jacobin’s Professor Ben Burgis; The Rev. Barry W. Lynn.
Like all previous bailouts coming out of Washington, the latest one only helps those who don’t need it.
Guests: Julie Oliver, US House candidate, TX-25; Mark Gamba running in the Democratic Primary to represent Oregon’s 5th Congressional District and Current Mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon; Howie Klein founder and treasurer of the Blue America PAC; Professor Harvey J. Kaye whose latest book is “FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt;” Dan Weissmann, host and creator of “An Arm and A Leg” a podcast about the spiraling cost of medical care; Mark Breslin, the founder of and president of Yuk Yuk’s, the largest comedy chain in North America; Timothy Ulrich from China Global Television Network reports to us from Beijing; Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling.
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