Charlie McCollester & Rosemary Trump discuss a controversial Pittsburgh statue of Steven Foster, including perspectives from August Wilson’s biographer and the Foster family.
The monument removed from Charlottesville last week was actually erected three decades after the civil war ended. Mark McDermott, labor educator and activist, joins us to discuss the brutal history of the specific monument.
Resident labor historians Rosemary Trump and Charlie McCollester continue our discussion about statues and monuments to Confederates, and then move into discussing the state of healthcare.
Dems are already prepping for 2020, including a potential Trump challenger from the GOP. Mike Pence, John Kasich, Nikki Haley and others are on their radar, Gabriel Debenedetti writes for Politico.
On the radio show this week we cover showing up for racial justice; how to talk with your children about the recent anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynistic white supremacist violence in Charlottesville; how people powered victories are happening right now and why; and we discuss how protecting net neutrality is critical to our democracy, activism, and lives.
*Special guests include: Judith Brown Dianis, Advancement Project, @adv_project; Sonia Smith-Kang, The Mixed Up Blog, @mixedupclothing; Rashad Robinson, Color of Change, @ColorOfChange; Steven Renderos, Center for Media Justice @mediajustice
Tech firms’ fight against hate could haunt them, Politico’s Steven Overly reports.
Cable news networks can’t find Republicans who will talk on-air about Trump, Alex Kaplan reports for Media Matters.