Sam Knight from The District Sentinel joins us to talk about how some centrist democrats have agreed to work towards rolling back Dodd Frank which will lead to deregulation of all but the largest banks. Additionally we cover how Bob Corker is asking when the president has the authority to fire a nuclear weapon.
Celeste Drake from the AFL-CIO joins us to talk about NAFTA renegotiations. An important point that is often overlooked in this debate is that wanting to renegotiate NAFTA is not a republican ideal and saying that it is just stops us from really working to help workers in Mexico, Canada, and the US.
From the Kentucky AFL-CIO we have Berry Craig on the program to follow up on the issue with Kentucky’s public pension program. The Governor wants to pass a bill that cuts benefits to workers to compensate but it is bad for everyone, so It is quite unpopular.
POLITICO reporter Michael Kruse joins us to talk about why people in Johnstown, PA still support Trump a year after the election, even though they admit to seeing no benefits so far.
Cristina Lopez of Media Matters comes on the program to talk about how advertisers are pulling their sponsorship from Sean Hannity’s program on Fox News because of his increasing instability and the conspiracy theories he is pushing. As a reaction Sean has attacked those businesses which is ultimately a poor decision for the company he works for, and not only for his own program.
From the DC Labor Council we have Chris Garlock on the program to talk about what is happening in organized labor as it pertains the news organizations. One of the stories he reports on is the closing of two business that had recently been bought by a billionaire because they had unionized. The second one is about how workers at The Washington Post have been offered scraps, instead of a real wage increase.
Doug Cunningham of Workers Independent News joins us to talk about congressmen Roy Moore, his allegations of pedophilia as well s sexual assault, and how many believe he is guilty. Additionally we cover the prospect of a constitutional convention which appears to be the workings of big money’s agenda by people like the Koch Brothers.
Buck Geno joins us to talk about how our politicians need to do better at taking care of our veterans. He talks about how it seems that things haven’t changed much since the 1970’s.
On Veterans Day, J David Cox joins us from AFGE to discuss HR4242, a bill called “More About Choice” that Cox says is actually anti-choice. Veterans deserve the highest quality, specialized healthcare, and he says this is not the way to do it.
Informed Action with Tom Balya focuses on the 2017 elections and how there are really some positives to look at, but we still need to be vigilant in fighting for better legislation.