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The Mueller Testimonies
Robert Mueller's testimony, originally scheduled for July 17th was delayed until Wednesday July 24th, just two days before the House takes a recess that will last for several weeks. This arrangement was announced on Friday July 12, and it's also been reported that the arrangement would extend the time from two hours to three - giving Junior members of the Judiciary Committee time to ask more questions that they were originally worried that time would not permit.
Democratic Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York and Democratic Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California announced in June that “pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify before both Committees on July 17 in open session.
KPFK Will be broadcasting the hearings live along with commentary between sessions, starting at 6am (PST) Wednesday July 24th
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"Sharpening the Knives": iLe of Calle 13 on Recording the Anthem of the Puerto Rico Protests
Many of Puerto Rico's most famous performers have been out in the streets in full force this week to show support for the growing movement calling for the immediate resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. Singers Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny were in the streets of San Juan Monday, along with Grammy-winning artists Residente and iLe of the band Calle 13. They've also joined the protest through song. Last week, Residente, iLe and Bad Bunny released the song "Afilando Los Cuchillos," or "Sharpening the Knives." It quickly became the anthem of the movement. We speak with iLe, who says, "I've been waiting all my life for a moment like this."
How "Ricky Leaks" Exposed Puerto Rico's Governor and Sparked a Movement to Oust Him
Half a million people took to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday in a historic protest, more than a week after the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico published 889 pages that included violently misogynistic and homophobic online chats between Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and other government officials. The leaked documents revealed Rosselló had mocked victims of Hurricane Maria and joked about shooting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. It also exposed rampant corruption within the Puerto Rican government. Governor Rosselló and the 11 others implicated in the message scandal have been issued summonses by the island's Justice Department. Two top officials have resigned since the scandal broke, including former Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín, but Rosselló is resisting calls to step down, saying the messages were "done on people's personal time" and a result of working long, stressful days. We speak with Carla Minet, executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico.
"Ricky Renuncia": Half a Million Puerto Ricans Flood San Juan Demanding Resignation of Gov. Rosselló
An estimated half a million Puerto Ricans took to the streets of San Juan Monday to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. It was the largest demonstration yet since the massive leak of nearly 900 text messages—many of them graphic and offensive—between Rosselló and some of his closest advisers broke 11 days ago. Protesters blocked a major Puerto Rican highway for hours, chanting "Ricky renuncia!"—"Ricky resign!"—banging on drums and waving Puerto Rican flags. Several businesses and banks closed in solidarity with the national mobilization, with many taking the day off work to attend the protest. At around 11 p.m., police began firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who gathered outside the governor's mansion. The protest came a day after Governor Rosselló addressed the Puerto Rican people via Facebook Live, announcing he would not seek re-election next year and that he would step down from his leadership role as head of the ruling New Progressive Party. Democracy Now! correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila was in the streets of San Juan.
Headlines for July 23, 2019
Half a Million Puerto Ricans Take Over San Juan Streets to Call for Gov. Rosselló to Resign, Boris Johnson Becomes New British Prime Minister, Trump Admin Expands Deportation Powers, Putting 100,000s of Undocumented Immigrant at Risk, ICE Now Using DNA Testing on Asylum-Seeking Families, DOJ Tells Mueller His Testimony Must "Remain Within Boundaries" of Redacted Report, Trump Says He Can "Wipe Afghanistan Off the Face of the Earth" as He Meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte Calls for the Death Penalty for Drug Offenders, Syrian Airstrikes Kill At Least 50, Amid Ongoing Violence in Idlib, Press Freedom Group Calls for Accountability After Journalist Dies Behind Bars in Syria, WH and Congressional Leaders Raise Debt Ceiling, Increase Spending in Budget Deal, Trump Admin Wants to Restrict Access to Food Stamps for 3 Million People, Art Neville, New Orleans Funk Musician and Member of The Meters, Dies at 81, Paul Krassner, Writer, Activist & Counterculture Leader, Dies at 87
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
July 22, 2019 - Christine Fair | Julian Zelizer | Charles Venator-Santiago
Trump Sells Out the Afghan People to the Perfidious Pakistan Army's Puppet PM; How Trump's Manipulation of the Media Overwhelms Damaging Stories; One Third of Puerto Ricans Protest Their Corrupt Governor
July 21 -Sean Wilentz | Mohsen Sazegara | James Risen
To Impeach, or Not to Impeach?; The Strategy Behind Iran's Seizure of the British Tanker; The Deafening Silence from Trump and Assange Supporters Following Revelations of Assange's Ties to Russian Intelligence
July 18, 2019 - Justin Levitt | Roger Morris
July 18, 2019 - Justin Levitt | Roger Morris by Ian Masters
July 17 - Jonathan Weiler | Eric Levitz | Garrett Epps
July 17 - Jonathan Weiler | Eric Levitz | Garrett Epps by Ian Masters
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Isn’t Trump Guilty of Campaign Finance Violations?
FEATURING PAUL SEAMUS RYAN – Newly unsealed court documents made public last week showed that President Trump was closely involved in the 2016 hush-money payments made to Stormy Daniels, the woman he allegedly had an affair with. Daniels, an adult film actress, whose birth name is Stephanie Clifford had apparently threatened to go public with...
“For Sama” Chronicles A Syrian Mother’s Dilemma
FEATURING DR. HAMZA AL-KATEAB, WAAD AL-KATEAB, EDWARD WATTS – The war in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and continues to today with near daily headlines of dozens killed in attacks. Now a new documentary paints a horrifying and moving portrait of what it is like to live through the Syrian war. Told...
Headlines: July 22, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and other Democrats have been speaking out ahead of Wednesday’s public hearing featuring testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In an interview on Fox News with host Chris Wallace, Mr. Nadler accused the President of being guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” If Democrats do pursue impeachment after the Mueller...
House Passes Historic Raise The Wage Act for $15 an Hour
FEATURING NEGIN OWLIAEI – The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to raise the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour, marking a significant victory for progressives and labor rights. Only three House Republicans joined Democrats in voting for it. If the bill became law, it would mark the...
'Green News Report' - July 23, 2019
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump EPA refuses to ban dangerous pesticide linked to brain damage in children; Intense, extreme heat wave exposes fragile U.S. infrastructure; Trump campaign selling plastic straws to stick it to the libs; PLUS: Berkeley, CA becomes first city in U.S. to ban natural gas in new home construction... All that and [...]
What to Expect When Expecting Robert Mueller: 'BradCast' 7/22/2019
On today's BradCast, we open up the phone lines to listeners on a number of things, most notably to hear what listeners expect from this week's upcoming, long-awaited U.S. House testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding his 448-page report on Russia's involvement in the 2016 Presidential election and the ten or more instances [...]
Sunday 'Racist Bone' Toons
DOJ declines to prosecute NYPD officer who choked Eric Garner to death * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.
Philly Citizen Election Advocates Petition State for Review of Wildly Vulnerable New E-Vote Systems: 'BradCast' 7/19/2019
On today's BradCast, some potentially good news for Philadelphia voters (and, thus, voters across the entire country), after a citizen led effort has resulted in the state of Pennsylvania re-examining its certification of a shockingly vulnerable --- and wholly unverifiable --- new touchscreen voting system selected by the city earlier this year (under questionable circumstances) [...]
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