March 7 - Could Sanctions That Bite North Korea Bite Back?; The Killer in Corporate Food; How the Filibuster Ensures a Right Wing Judiciary

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Part 1

We begin with North Korea’s bellicose response to a new round of UN sanctions imposed as a result of a recent North Korean nuclear test. Charles Armstrong, the Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book “Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World 1950 to 1990”, joins us to discuss North Korea’s threat of a nuclear strike against the United States. charles armstrong


Part 2

Then we speak with Dr Robert Lustig the country’s leading expert on childhood obesity and its connection to high fructose corn syrup and sugar that is prominent in processed food. We discuss Dr Lustig’s new book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease” and whether American consumers can free themselves from the corporate food products that are killing them.

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Part 3

Then finally we examine the latest filibuster against President Obama’s nominee to fill John Robert’s seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit that has been vacant since 2005 due to the routine and consistent use of the filibuster by Republican Senators. Erwin Chemerinsky, the founding dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law joins us to discuss how Mitch McConnell’s brazen obstruction of Obama’s judicial nominees has slanted the federal judiciary in a heavily conservative direction.