May 2 - Trump Moves to Make Our Kids Unhealthy Again; Is the Bipartisan Agreement to Avoid a Shutdown the Beginning of the End of Trump?; Is Trump's Impeachment All-But-Inevitable?

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Part 1

We begin with Trump’s latest act of petty vindictiveness in killing two signature programs of Michelle Obama’s to educate adolescent girls and the requirement for more nutritious school lunches nationwide to promote health and combat childhood obesity. Marion Nestle, a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and author of “Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health” and her latest “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)”, joins us to discuss the announcement by the new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue that the 32 million American kids who receive federally subsidized meals will now have more calories, fat and sodium and less whole grains, fruits and vegetables in what is served in their school cafeterias. In other words Donald Trump’s favorite food, Big Macs, KFC and chocolate milk will be back.


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Part 2

Then we speak with Paul Light, a Professor of Public Service and the founding principal investigator of the Global Center for Public Service at New York University. His latest book is “Government by Investigation: Presidents, Congress, and the Search for Answers,1945 – 2012”. He joins us to discuss whether the bi-partisan agreement to avoid a government shutdown could be the beginning of the marginalization of President Trump who is clearly unhappy with the deal and is now calling for “a good (government) shutdown” in September.

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Part 3

Then finally we look into the possibility that an impeachment of Donald Trump is all-but inevitable as his erratic and intemperate behavior with CBS’s John Dickerson is compounded by his spectacular ignorance of American history revealed in Trump’s claim that Andrew Jackson could have prevented the civil war that took place 16 years after his death. Robert Kuttner, the co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and author of “Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility” joins us to discuss the growing evidence that the Republican Congress are not afraid of Trump and don’t need him anymore.