This week on Informed Action with Allen Kukovich and Tom Balya we talk about the similarities between the campaign to inform people on the dangers of smoking and climate change. It is clear that large businesses really benefit from climate change not being taken seriously which is the same thing that happened with smoking.
Kevin Hickerson from the Fairfax Education Association helps us discuss DACA and how it is an important program for our country as a whole. We talk about how it appears that we are really taking steps backwards instead of forwards in this country.
Katie Warczak from the Coalition of Graduate Employees joins us to talk about the Penn State graduate students’ hearing to determine if they are employees or not. They have been at odds with the administration for quite a while. Especially because of the administration’s claim that graduate students aren’t employees.
From POLITICO we have Jason Schwartz on the program to talk about Facebook’s effort to reduce fake news and how they are still allowing Russian hackers to purchase ad space. It is also unclear how effective this has been because Facebook refuses to share any tangible information with the public.
Craig Harrington from Media Matters joins us to talk about how both Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump have denied climate change but of also have made efforts to protect their own homes and investment against the affects of climate change.
Guy Molyneux from The American Prospect comes on the program for the fourth installment of our series “The Wages of Neglect” He studies primarily white working class people and their political views and actions. Today he tells us how Donald Trump was elected because of this population of people and what they were thinking.
Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.