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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Aug 8, 2022

Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, and the Chinese act like it's a declaration of war. Kansas strikes a big blow for reproductive freedom, Alex Jones gets his, and is embarrassed in court in the process. The Senate votes to offer NATO membership to Sweden and Finland. Guess who wants to end Social Security and Medicare? 


Aug 1, 2022

Quite a bit to unpack in this episode. Joe Manchin agrees to a deal on climate change. Leaked documents show US power companies have spent millions to protect their profits and fight clean energy. Remember this the next time you see some shill in a TV debate arguing against electric cars or renewable energy....


Jul 26, 2022

The walls are closing around Donald Trump as his former right-hand man, Steve Bannon, is found guilty of contempt of Congress. The January 6th 'before and after' of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is appalling. Then there’s the issue of missing Secret Service texts from the period around the Capitol insurrection.

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Jul 18, 2022

In this episode we talk about the tragic rape and pregnancy of a 10-year-old in Ohio, refused an abortion. Why did so many right-wing commentators and media refuse to believe her story? We also take an honest look at declining Democratic faith in Joe Biden, especially among the young. The young, btw, are also...


Jul 4, 2022

Americans are taking a close look at voting in the wake of Trump’s election denial in 2020. There are already a number of systems in place across the country, and almost an equal number that advocates believe could do a better job at truly expressing the will of the people. Aaron Hamlin is Executive Director...